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Specialty Doctor

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
£42,393 to £79,054 pa
Closing date
27 Jun 2022

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Specialty doctor
Part Time
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We are looking for a versatile, enthusiastic individual to work within the existing Acute Pathway team, to help provide outstanding care to our service users and patients as they are at the centre of everything we do.

Please note that GMC registration (with a licence to practice) and right to work in the UK are essential for this role. Successful applicants will already have GMC registration or will be able to demonstrate they are eligible. Applicants requiring Tier 2 sponsorship should ensure they meet the Home Office application criteria prior to submitting an application.


The Acute Care Pathway team is an established team of two Consultant Psychiatrists, one part time Specialty Doctor, one Core Trainee Doctor and a FY2 doctor who are committed in providing outstanding care to the service users. You will also get the opportunity to work within the AMHT team which is a multidisciplinary team which consists of Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Medical and Psychology professional groups who are supported by health care support workers and a number of clerical and ancillary staff.


You will attend ward rounds, in addition to CPA and professionals meetings. You will be involved in patients’ review, providing the initial management plan. This will involve assessment, organizing investigations and treatment planning for patients with a range of illnesses, and planning toward discharge. You will be expected to familiarise yourself with the local arrangements for, requesting investigations as well as the plans for recording of medical notes and communicating with GP’s and other community staff.

Mental Health Act work is an important part of this role and you will be involved in writing tribunal reports and presenting evidence to the tribunal panel. There will be active opportunities to be involved in Mental Health Act Assessments if you don’t hold Section 12 approval, we will be able to support you in gaining this. This work will be done under the supervision of the ward consultant.

The Acute Mental Health Team part of the role will include working flexibly with the team to screen referrals for medical reviews, attending initial psychiatric assessments and follow up reviews of patients as well as supporting discharges from the inpatient unit. You will be supported in this role by the West Acute Mental Health Team consultants


As one of the largest Trust’s in England that cover community health, specialist mental health and learning disability services, we can offer a wide range of job and learning opportunities. As a Trust, we support flexible working and will consider all working requests taking into account the needs of the service. You’ll have an opportunity to discuss this at interview.

SHFT employees are able to access a huge range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 27 days paid holiday (pro rata) on appointment and we offer a generous pension scheme.


If you’re interested in applying for this role, we’d encourage you to get in touch using the contact information at the bottom of this advert with any questions or if you would like to arrange an informal visit.

For further information about the post please email

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive a suitable application for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible

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