Skip to main content

This job has expired

Specialty Doctor in AOT East-Complex Care Mental Health

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

View more

Mental health
Specialty doctor
Contract Type
Part Time
This is a post for a 6 session Specialty Doctor in Assertive Outreach working within 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

Nationally it has been recognised that rehabilitation is an area that has often been overlooked for investment and modernisation. We are proud to say the Trust in conjunction with our local Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group have recently completed a review of our Rehabilitation Services in Dorset and secured significant additional funding to redevelop and expand the services that we provide.

The Complex Care Service is pan Dorset and consists of community-based Rehabilitation Teams (CRT), Assertive Outreach Teams and inpatient rehab units, one of each on each side of the county, providing six individual teams in total that work together as one service.

The Service supports people who have chronic and disabling mental health problems that may be treatment-resistant and who have previously spent long periods in hospital. This post is for a speciality doctor that covers services in the East of Dorset locality (Bournemouth, Christchurch & Poole).

The pan-Dorset MH Complex Care Service will be a flagship service enabling Dorset HealthCare to become one of the best rehabilitation services across the country.

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


Hahnemann House

Hahnemann Rd



Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.


Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalised job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert