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Specialty Psychiatry Doctor - Christchurch CMHT

Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust
£45,124 to £77,519 a year pa
Closing date
2 Jul 2022

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This is an exciting opportunity for a 10PA Specialty Grade doctor, working in General Adult Psychiatry based at Christchurch & Southbourne CMHT at Fairmile House.

The Christchurch & Southbourne Community Mental Health Team as a whole provides comprehensive community mental health services to patients aged 18-65 for 12 GP practices in Christchurch & Southbourne and the team case load is approximately 800 - 900 patients.

We offer a range of enhancements including a relocation package and recruitment & retention payment, alongside a supportive working environment and development opportunities.

Main duties of the job

This is an opportunity for a full time (10PA) doctor working in General Adult Psychiatry based at Christchurch & Southbourne CMHT at Fairmile House. This team provides comprehensive community-based services to patients registered with general practitioners within the Christchurch & Southbourne area.

The successful applicant will be responsible as part of the clinical team for providing assessment, treatment and care for patients referred to the Team and will work under the supervision of the Consultant psychiatrist and will be expected to obtain and maintain Section 12 (2) and participate on the middle grade on-call rota in West.

Alongside a fulfilling role, we offer fantastic career development and enhancements:
  • This post attracts a Recruitment and Retention payment of £10,000 to be paid in monthly instalments for the first year of employment.
  • We can provide a generousrelocation package of up to £10,000 if you are interested in moving to our beautiful county

We would love to hear from you to discuss how together we might design this role around you and your specialist interests.Work-life balance is important to all of us, when we support staff to achieve this there are benefits for you, our patients, and the Trust. We are committed to enabling flexible working and would welcome discussions around this.

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.

Job description Job responsibilities

- The Christchurch & Southbourne Community Mental Health Team as a whole provides comprehensive community mental health services to patients aged 18-65 for 12 GP practices in Christchurch & Southbourne and the team case load is approximately 800 900 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 Fairmile House where the outpatient facilities 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 postholder 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 forroutine referrals since April 2011.

-The CMHT has a duty system which involves the non-medical staff. It is a requirement that the post holder will be a Section 12 Approved, or 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 of assessments, 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 written documentation supporting their work, both in the ongoing clinical record (RiO) and letters of correspondence in keeping with Trust Policy.

- The post holder will have dedicated office space at Fairmile House. The postholder will have access to secretarial support, and the lead administrator will oversee all work and ensure that it is completed in a timely manner. The lead administrator will also oversee any clinic and diaryarrangements, alongside support to ensure 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. On call payments are 2% plus 1 PA.

-The speciality doctor in Christchurch & Southbourne CMHT will have clinical supervision from the Consultant Psychiatrist based at Fairmile House.

Person Specification Qualifications/Training Essential
  • General medical Qualification e.g. MBBS, or equivalent and hold a Licence to Practise.
  • Section 12 approval or ability to obtain approval before starting post
Previous Experience Essential
  • 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
Skills and Knowledge Essential
  • Clinical Skills - High levels of competence in diagnosis, risk assessment, care planning and prescribing
  • Leadership Skills - Able to provide clinical leadership to a multidisciplinary team
  • Organisational Skills - Able to prioritise work to meet competing clinical demands
  • Organisational Skills - Have good organisational skills and able to organise own work
  • Team Work - Understand principles of multi-disciplinary team working
  • Team Work - Demonstrate ability to work as a member of a team and to liaise effectively with colleagues within the hospital
  • Clinical Governance - Understand and actively support the principles of Clinical Governance including audit and outcome measures
  • Clinical Governance - Demonstrate a good understanding of continuing professional development needs and revalidation
  • Management Skills - Understand the importance of working with managers in the interest of good patient care.
  • Self-Awareness - Have an understanding of own strengths and weaknesses and how these attributes affect professional functioning.
  • Self-Awareness - Have an understanding of the stresses involved in being a specialty doctor and how to manage these appropriately.
  • Working with patients and carers - Demonstrate a good understanding of how to work in partnership with patients and carers
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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