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Specialty Doctor in Psychiatry OPMH CMHT

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
£52,530 to £82,400 a year
Closing date
21 Mar 2024
We are delighted to offer an exciting new opportunity to work as a Specialty Doctor in the OPMH CMHT - MAS service for the North Hampshire area.

You would be working in a supportive, compassionate team that delivers high quality care to older people in the community. The team are highly skilled and offer a wide range of NICE-approved interventions. The team is based at Parklands House in Basingstoke.

This is a one year fixed-term contract of six sessions (programmed activities) to cover maternity leave.

If you are interested in this post we would welcome contact via email or phone.

Maja Meerten --

We think we have a lot to offer and look forward to talking with you about working within our service.

Main duties of the job

General duties

*To undertake timely administrative duties associated with the care of patients

*To record clinical activity accurately and comprehensively

*To participate in service and business planning activity for the service

*To participate in annual appraisal for consultants

*To attend and participate in the academic programme of the Trust, including lectures and seminars as part of the internal CPD programme

*To participate annually in a job plan review with the clinical manager, which will include consultation with a relevant manager in order to ensure that the post is developed to take into account changes in service configuration and delivery associated with modernisation

Clinical care

*Ensuring evidence-based practice and service user-centred recovery principles to assess, plan, implement, monitor and evaluate all interventions provided by the liaison team to promote recovery and independence.

*Management of risk, and weighing complex risk information to deliver care that is in the best interests of the recovery of the individual. Supporting the MDT in this by clear communication, containing anxiety, and maintaining hope for the patient.

*Ensuring the service works in line with care planning, risk management and safeguarding policies.

*Supporting learning from good practice, incidents, complaints or concerns across Hampshire Hospitals and the liaison team.

About us

Are you committed to providing remarkable care and service?

Are you passionate about helping people and want to make a difference every day?

We want to meet you!

Southern Health is one of the largest Foundation Trusts in the UK, specialising in mental health, adult and child community health and learning disabilities. We are committed to promoting the welfare and safeguarding of children, young people and adults at risk of abuse and neglect through our 6,500 strong workforce.

Southern Health has over 300 sites across the county and we serve 1.5 million people throughout all stages of their lives. Our aim is to work alongside the people we support (and our health and care partners) to deliver the best possible care and constantly improve.

Here at SHFT we have so much to be proud of:
  • Working as a team and supporting each other, we put patients and our staff at the heart of everything we do.
  • We have a skilled and diverse workforce and are committed to our staff development, offering bespoke training packages, leadership pathways and career opportunities.
  • We offer a variety of benefits such as an amazing pension scheme, generous annual leave, Childcare Choices scheme, many discounts (Blue Light card, The Company Shop, NHS Staff Discounts, cycle to work scheme) and much more.

Come to work with us, together we will provide outstanding treatment and care to improve lives.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Further information about the Trust and this role can be found on the Job Description and Person Specification document attached.

Person Specification



  • Full Registration with the General Medical Council
  • MRCPsych or recognised equivalent
  • Considerable experience in general adult psychiatry.



  • At least 6 months experience of working in inpatient setting at ST4+ level or equivalent.
  • At least 6 months clinical experience of working in an NHS setting.
  • Experience of audit and an understanding of the principles of clinical governance.

Additional Criteria


  • Ability to take a leadership role in a multidisciplinary team, ensuring high quality care and maintaining staff morale.
  • Ability to use IT systems confidently, including typing, dictation software, electronic patient record systems, e-mail, Microsoft teams/zoom/skype and the internet.
  • Ability to manage own time, workload and prioritise clinical work flexibly.
  • Ability to appraise and reflect on own performance
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills. Fluent in English
  • Able to communicate effectively with patients, carers and staff
  • Ability to demonstrate passion for the delivery of high quality patient care

Employer details

Employer name

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust


Parklands House

London Road



RG21 4AP

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