Applications are invited for 2 Full time (10 sessions) Clinical Fellow posts in Inpatient Adult Psychiatry at South West London and St George's Mental Health Trust, based at Tolworth Hospital near Kingston, Surrey, to start on 3 August 2022.
These posts are being offered at core trainee equivalent level, and the appointment would be at a grade based on the qualifications and experience of the applicant.
They are suitable for doctors at several stages of their career including Post Foundation, doctors seeking attainment of specific expertise, a clinical post while they obtain MRCPsych qualifications, or doctors seeking to enhance their portfolio to gain entry to the training grades. Training, educational opportunities and appraisal will be available to successful candidates.
On-call is not compulsory, but there will be an opportunity to take part in the on-call rota if desired.
Posts are for an initial period of 6 months, but this could be extended with mutual agreement.
Applicants will need to be GMC registered, with a right work in the UK, with 2 years of post-qualification experience and ideally with experience of management of mental health conditions under supervision.
Main duties of the job
- The post holder will work on Ellis or Lilacs Ward, Tolworth Hospital (both of which are newly refurbished, mixed 18 bedded adult acute admission wards) and will work with a colleague who is either a core trainee on rotation, or also a clinical fellow.
- Duties will include psychiatric clerking and routine medical care for inpatients, attendance at, and documentation of, ward rounds, and associated administrative duties such as the preparation of discharge summaries. The Trust uses the RiO system for electronic notes, and electronic prescribing. Training will be given on both.
- The post holder will be able to take part in post graduate educational activities within the Trust including the academic programme. Clinical audit and quality improvement initiatives will be encouraged.
- There is no on-call requirement, but this may be available to interested candidates (in the past many of our Clinical Fellows have taken on a 50% on-call rota to gain valuable additional experience)
- The posts are based on Ellis and Lilacs Wards at Tolworth Hospital, in the Borough of Kingston in Surrey.
- Both are newly refurbished mixed adult psychiatric inpatient wards.
- Tolworth Hospital is a small, friendly site, with an on-site cafeteria, and library. It is part of the South West London and St Georges Mental Health Trust and also has an Older Adults Inpatient Ward, and Community Mental Health Teams based there.
- The hospital is close to a number of shops and with good transport links and parking. It is close to the A3 and a bus ride away from Surbiton station, which has fast connections to Clapham Junction and London Waterloo.
We offer a number of excellent staff benefits and understand the importance of a healthy work life balance. Some of our benefits are highlighted here:
- Generous pay, pensions and leave, comprehensive pay, pensions and leave package which is dependent on the role and length of service.
- Work life balance, flexible options, such as: part-time working, job sharing, term-time working, compressed hours and working from home.
- Career development,There are plenty of opportunities to progress your career and we support your development through a number of programmes such as mentoring, coaching, positive people management, collective leadership and other talent programmes
- Subsidised car parking - £20/month.
- NHS discounts
Midnight (23:59) 30/06/2022 Shortlisting:
1/07/2022 Interview date: 01/07/2022 Job Ref:
Job description Job responsibilities
The post holder will work in the mental health Trust in inpatient or community mental health teams. The post holder will be expected to take part in post graduate educational activities within the Trust including the academic programme. Clinical audit and quality improvement initiatives will be encouraged and if appropriate may take the place of clinical work subject to negotiation.
Good communication skills; an enquiring, critical approach to work; good organisational skills; honesty and reliability; and the ability to work collaboratively within a multi-disciplinary team are essential. The candidate should also be able to travel to meet the requirements of the post.
Person Specification Qualifications Essential
- Other basic degree, e.g. BSc, Honours or undergraduate distinction
- 2 years of post-qualification experience
- Management of mental health conditions under supervision
- Presented evidence of experience to date supported by references
- Attainment of the UK Foundation Programme or an equivalent level of experience.
- Experience of working in the speciality e.g. during foundation or core training
Audit and Research Essential
- A good understanding of the principles
- Evidence of participation In audit and clinical governance activity
Personal Qualities Essential
- Good communication skills.
- Enquiring, critical approach to work.
- Good organisation skills.
- Honesty and reliability
- Able to work collaboratively within a multi-disciplinary team
- Able to travel to meet the requirements of the post.
- Willingness to undertake additional professional responsibilities
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