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Specialty Doctor in community psychiatry

East London NHS Foundation Trust
£52,530 to £82,400 per annum
Closing date
19 Mar 2024
We are seeking to recruit an ambitious and motivated speciality doctor in psychiatry to join our Community Teams in City & Hackney.

Successful applicants will have at least 3 years of experience working in psychiatry, and will be Section 12 approved.

ELFT is a teaching Trust,rated Outstanding by the CQC which provide Mental health and Community Service across East London and Bedfordshire.

We are proud of our field-leading Quality Improvement and Leadership Development programmes, which you would be encouraged to pursue. We work closely with the Institute of Healthcare Improvement, and partners across the North East London ICS to drive innovation in healthcare. Our staff are actively encouraged to engage in and lead transformation work.

Main duties of the job

10 PAs/ Flexible

The Specialty Doctor doctor will work closely with the consultant psychiatrist of the team and will be responsible for the assessment and management of mental health problems on a routine and emergency basis.

Direct Clinical Care duties

The post holder will:
  • Work within a multidisciplinary setting offering psychiatric medical input in the assessment, treatment and care management of patients, carrying out all general duties including mental state examinations.
  • Provide up to date, effective, safe medical care for patients in order to promote their recovery, and promote their insight with a view to relapse prevention.
  • Offer advice and support to other members of the team in issues related to his/her competence and expertise

**Full duties can be found in the Job Description

About us

Our mission is to make a positive difference to people's lives by improving the quality of life for all we serve. Our values are: We Care, We Respect, We are Inclusive - so we are looking for people who live and breathe these qualities when supporting service users and carers, and in their relationships with colleagues in the Trust and our partner organisations

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further information relating to this vacancy please see attached job description and person specification.

Person Specification



  • Fully registered with the General Medical Council
  • Approval under Section 12(2) of Mental Health Act 1983, or plan to gain approval within 6 months of appointment.
  • Eligible for s12 approval


  • A higher degree such as MD or PhD
  • Membership or Fellowship of the Royal College of Psychiatrists or equivalent qualification (in accordance with Royal College of Psychiatrists guidelines)



  • Experience of clinical work in Adult Psychiatry at CT or SASG level within the last 3 years
  • Appreciation and understanding of ethnic minority issues and a commitment to developing culturally sensitive practices
  • Understanding of social factors relevant to psychiatry
  • Robust experience of working with severe and enduring mental illness and risk assessment, management


  • Experience of working in community
  • Experience of Quality Improvement projects



  • Ability to work as a part of multidisciplinary, multi-model team
  • Ability to manage complex workloads and support others to do that
  • Consultation skills to services, teams and individuals
  • Commitment to working with service users on service development



  • Expertise in risk assessment
  • Flexibility and ability to work under pressure.
  • Ability and commitment to work with carers and families
  • Ability to adjust therapeutic approaches according to service users' cultural needs



  • Good teaching and communication skills
  • Experience of teaching

Employer details

Employer name

East London NHS Foundation Trust


Vivienne Cohen House

Homerton High Street


E9 6AT

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