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Specialty Doctor in Complex Care Mental Health

Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust
£52,530 to £82,400 a year p.a
Closing date
18 May 2024

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Mental health
Specialty doctor
Contract Type
Part Time
This is a post for a part-time 7 session Specialty Doctor in Rehabilitation Psychiatrist working the Pan-Dorset Mental Health Complex Care Service which provides comprehensive community and inpatient based services to patients registered with general practitioners within Dorset.

The Pan Dorset Mental Health Complex Care Service serves the whole of the county of Dorset and comprises of two inpatient rehab units one in the east of the county, Nightingale House, in Bournemouth and Glendinning in Dorchester in the west of the county and a Community Rehabilitation Team (CRT), which is split into two hubs East and West, along with two Assertive Outreach Teams, again one East, one West. The service provides specialist assessment, treatment interventions and support to enable the recovery of people whose complex needs cannot be met by general adult mental health services.

We currently have two part-time vacancies within these service, these could be combined to make a full-time post for the right candidate.

Main duties of the job

Providing medical treatment within a model of multi-disciplinary care

Attending weekly clinical team meetings and performing medical duties that are decisions of that meeting

Compiling a patient's history from a number of sources, and preparing case summaries and discharge summaries

Preparing reports for Mental Health Review Tribunals and Managers' Hearings and giving evidence

Liaising with other clinical teams within and outside the trust

Liaising with general practitioners and medical specialists with regards the physical health of the patients

Specialist assessments relevant to the service e.g., Forensic, Learning Disabilities, CAMHS etc.

Assessment of patients out of area

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 ofways 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

For the main duties and responsibilities for this role please read the attached job description and person specification. When completing your application please ensure your supporting statement reflects the criteria set out in these documents by showing how your experience and skills apply to this post.

Person Specification



  • General medical qualification e.g. MBBS, or equivalent and hold a Licence to Practise.



  • A minimum of four years' full-time postgraduate training (or its equivalent gained on a part-time or flexible basis)

Clinical Skills


  • High levels of competence in diagnosis, risk assessment, care planning and prescribing.

Leadership Skills


  • Able to provide clinical leadership to a multi-disciplinary team.
  • 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.

Clinical Governance


  • 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

Management Skills


  • 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.

Employer details

Employer name

Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust


Park Lodge,

Kings Park Hospital



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