Specialty Grade Doctor in General Adult Psychiatry

Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust
£45,124 to £77,519 a year p.a
Closing date
4 Jul 2022

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Specialty doctor
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Full Time
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This new opportunity for a Specialty Grade doctor is based at Bournemouth West CMHT at Hahnemann House. This friendly and supportive team provides comprehensive community based services to patients registered with general practitioners within the local area.

The successful applicant will be responsible as part of the clinical team forproviding assessment, treatment and care for patients referred to the Team and will work under the supervision of the Consultant psychiatrist.

Main duties of the job

This is a full-time Speciality Doctor post in General Adult Psychiatry working closely with a full time Consultant psychiatrist to provide specialist psychiatric care to a defined group of GP practices.

The main responsibility of the successful applicant will be providing assessment and ongoing care for patients within the Sector. Close working relationships with primary care are essential for the provision of high quality psychiatric services. The post holder and team will work closely with primary care colleagues so that patients have easy access to specialist mental healthcare when needed.

If you are interested in moving to our beautiful county, we can provide a generous relocation package of up to £10,000.

As well as working with a well-established and experienced team Bournemouth also offers extremely attractive living and we would welcome the opportunity to meet with any interested candidates prior to the interviews or submission of an application.

If you have any role specific questions please contact Dr Rodi Karadimova, Lead Consultant for Community General Adult Psychiatry (rodi.karadimova@nhs.net / 01202 858300), Dr Geoff Searle Consultant Psychiatrist (email: g.searle@nhs.net /tel : 01202 584440) or Nathan Hanney, Service Manager for Bournemouth West CMHT (email nhanney@nhs.net /tel: 01202 584440)

About us

At Dorset HealthCare we're on a mission to empower people to make the most of their lives through our outstanding, joined-up healthcare services. We're a dynamic, forward-looking Trust, running 12 community hospitals, specialist inpatient facilities and a wide range of integrated community and mental health services for a population of almost 800,000 people.

We do things differently here - it's one of the reasons the CQC rated us 'outstanding' in 2019. It's also why 95% of patients across our services say they have a good or very good experience of our services and 89% of staff feel they can really make a difference. Whether you're looking to work with us in one of our bustling market towns, vibrant urban locations, thriving seaside spots, or among the rolling hills of Dorset, there are lots of ways you can make a difference in our communities.

Our 7,000-strong workforce is at the heart of what we do and our success is a testament to our brilliant people. We're all about building a workplace for the future, we believe in equal opportunities and we celebrate diversity. We're an inclusive workplace, where everyone is welcome, everyone can be authentic, and we are all encouraged to be the best version of ourselves.

Working with us you'll be part of a strong team, challenge yourself, build a career, and teach us what we don't know. And you'll be working towards our vision to be better every day through excellence, compassion and expertise in all we do.

Job description Job responsibilities

The Hahnemann House sector of Bournemouth West Mental Health Team as a whole provides comprehensive community mental health services topatients aged 18-65 for GP practices in part of the Bournemouth area and the team case load is approximately 500 patients.

The CMHT and the Trust as a whole is seeking to move to practice that is far more driven by agreed pathways of care for the majority of patients.

The team base for the CMHT is at Hahnemann House where the outpatientfacilities are based. In line with the Trusts desire to improve patient access to services, it is expected that patients will also be seen in community settings when appropriate e.g. primary care clinics or home visits.

- Close working relationships with primary care are essential for the provision of high quality psychiatric services. The post-holder and team will work closely with primary care colleagues so that patients have easy access to specialist mental healthcare when needed.

-The post-holder will be expected to work with the community team to cover emergency work and to keep waiting lists within the Trust agreed limits. This has been within four weeks for routine referrals since April 2011.

- The CMHT has a duty system which involves the non-medical staff. It is arequirement that the post holder will either have section 12 approval, or be willing to work towards S12 approval in the first months in post. The section 12 work for the CMHT will be shared between the consultant and the post holder.

-The ability to work closely and co-operatively with members of a multi-disciplinary team is an essential and integral part of the post. Attendance at a weekly team meeting is required. The presentation ofassessments, management plans and case reviews at the weekly team meeting is an important part of the duties of this post.

-The post holder will be expected to produce high quality writtendocumentation supporting their work, both in the ongoing clinical recordand letters of correspondence in keeping with Trust Policy.

-The post holder will have dedicated office space at Hahnemann House. and access to secretarial support. The lead administrator will oversee any clinic and diary arrangements, alongside ensuring support is allocated to for the smooth running of clinical services to include out-patient clinics.

-The post holder will participate in a senior non-resident on-call rota with Specialty Registrars and Associate Specialists.

-The speciality doctor in Bournemouth West CMHT will have clinicalsupervision from the Consultant Psychiatrist based at Hahnemann House.

Person Specification Qualifications/Training Essential
  • General medical Qualification e.g. MBBS, or equivalent and hold a Licence to Practise.
  • Section 12 approval or willingness to work towards s12 approval inthe first months in post
Previous Experience Essential
  • At least four years' full-time postgraduate training (or its equivalent gained on a part-time or flexible basis) at least two of which will be in a specialty training programme in a relevant specialty or as a fixed term specialty trainee in a relevant specialty
  • Relevant experience at a level where independent decision making was integral to the job.
Skills & Knowledge Essential
  • High levels of competence in diagnosis, risk assessment, care planning and prescribing
  • Able to provide clinical leadership to a multi-disciplinary team
  • Able to prioritise work to meet competing clinical demands Have good organisational skills and able to organise own work.
  • Understand principles of multi-disciplinary team working
  • Demonstrate ability to work as a member of a team and to liaise effectively with colleagues within the hospital
  • Understand and actively support the principles of Clinical Governance including audit and outcome measures
  • Demonstrate a good understanding of continuing professional development needs and revalidation
  • Understand the importance of working with managers in the interest of good patient care.
  • Have an understanding of own strengths and weaknesses and how these attributes affect professional functioning.
  • Have an understanding of the stresses involved in being a specialty doctor and how to manage these appropriately.
  • Demonstrate a good understanding of how to work in partnership with patients and carers.
Demonstrate an understanding of, and commitment to, NHS Values and DHUFT vision Essential
  • Respect and Dignity, Making recovery a reality, Commitment to quality of care, Compassion and kindness, improving lives, Working together for patients, Everyone counts, Being a learning organisation

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