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Medical Psychiatry Core Trainee - Bank

South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Trust
£35 an hour enhanced rate of £45 per hour for residential on-call shifts
Closing date
22 Jul 2024

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Mental health
Part Time
South West Yorkshire Partnership Foundation Trust are seeking to recruit all grades and specialities of psychiatry trust-wide to the trust medical bank. Opportunities will include 1st or 2nd on-call rota and day time shifts as well as longer term posts

The Trust is on a journey to become rated outstanding by the CQC and to ensure its a great place to work, therefore there has never been a better to time to join, as evidenced by 27 new doctors who joined the Trust in 2023

We are a friendly supportive trust, and you will work with an experienced team of professionals to ensure that all patients receive high quality care. As a member of the team, youll have an excellent opportunity to help shape our services and drive change within the organisation

We offer local CPD events such as the JAPS (Joint Academic Psychiatric Seminar) a monthly meeting for trust-wide psychiatrists with a wide range of clinical topics covered. Additionally, we offer an in-house mentoring programme and leadership and management development activities. We are happy to look at supporting those with interests in research, whether new or an ongoing research project

The personal wellbeing of our staff is very important, so we put a lot of focus on making sure all our employees are in a good place, feeling positive and happy. We provide access to occupational health, physiotherapy, counselling, pastoral and spiritual care, as well as creative and sporting activities for all to get involved in

Main duties of the job

Successful candidates will have full registration with the GMC, as well as having achieved the appropriate level of competencies to carry out the role you have been employed to do. Duties, dependant on the nature of the post, include

Carry out psychiatric assessments in a variety of settings working flexibly with other members of the team

Be responsible for the day to day psychiatric and medical care of patients under the care of the Consultant

To maintain adequate written documentation of all medical and psychiatric examination of the patients to maintain a professional and ethical stance towards the patients, their relatives, other team members and other agencies

Deliver evidence-based treatments

The post holder should work flexibly, be accessible and provide appropriate response to patients

Further duties are detailed in the job description

As this is bank work, it is on an as and when basis with no guaranteed hours and the local working arrangements will be dependent on the service any one shift is being worked in. You will receive an hourly rate appropriate to post / your salary scale within the NHS

We encourage diversity and understand that everyones circumstances are unique, we therefore actively encourage any prospective candidates to get in touch, if they have any questions or would like to discuss any aspect of bank work opportunities, please do not hesitate to contact Ischelle Elliker. Email:

About us

We are a specialist NHS Foundation Trust that provides community, mental health and learning disability services for the people of Barnsley, Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield. We also provide low and medium secure services and are the lead for the west Yorkshire secure provider collaborative.

Our mission is to help people reach their potential and live well in their communities, we do this by providing high-quality care in the right place at the right time. We employ staff in both clinical and non-clinical services who work hard to make a difference to the lives of service users, families and carers.

We encourage and welcome applications from all protected characteristic groups, we value diversity and want our workforce to be reflective of our communities.

Being a foundation Trust means were accountable to our members, who can have a say in how were run. Around 14,300 local people (including staff) are members of our Trust.

Join us and you will be one of over 4,500 staff committed to supporting and improving the mental, physical and social needs of the thousands of people we meet and help each year.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all colleagues and volunteers to share this commitment.

We do reserve to right to close vacancy before the advertised closing date if necessary, so please apply as soon as possible.

Job description

Job responsibilities

We are a specialist NHS Foundation Trust that provides Community, Mental Health, and Learning Disability Services to the people of Barnsley, Calderdale, Kirklees, and Wakefield. The Trust also provides some medium secure (forensic) services to the whole of Yorkshire and the Humber.

We work with other local NHS organisations to provide comprehensive health care to people in our area. We also work closely with local authorities (social care) and with other government departments and voluntary organisations. Working in partnership is very important to us and is vital if we are to continue delivering high quality services for local people.

Working in partnership also means working with the members of our Foundation Trust, who can have a say in how we run the Trust and how they wish our services to be developed. Around 14,300 local people (including our staff) are members of our Trust.

Person Specification

Clinical Skills Knowledge and Experience


  • A minimum of 4 months experience as a doctor working in psychiatry at Foundation Year 1 or equivalent.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.
  • Able to manage clinical complexity and uncertainty.
  • Makes decisions based on evidence and experience including the contribution of others.
  • Able to meet duties under MHA and MCA.


  • Experience of working in the NHS



  • MB BS or equivalent medical qualification


  • Additional clinical qualifications.



  • ELIGIBILITYFully registered with the GMC with a licence to practise at the time of application.SL
  • In good standing with GMC with respect to warning and conditions on practice
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  • In good standing with GMC with respect to warning and conditions on practice

Employer details

Employer name

South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Trust


Fieldhead Hospital

Ouchthorpe Lane


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