Specialty Doctor - Rose Ward (10PAs)

South West London & St Georges Mental Health NHS Trust
£50,373 to £78,759 a year plus London Zone Allowance
Closing date
14 Aug 2022

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Specialty doctor
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Specialty Doctor, Laurel and Rose Wards - Full time 10 PAs

South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust has a rich history, well-established community links and an international reputation. We provide a full range of local mental health services to the Kingston, Merton, Richmond, Sutton and Wandsworth London boroughs, as well as specialist forensic mental health services, including high secure services, at Springfield Hospital.

We are a dynamic, financially stable mental health trust which has consistently been rated 'good' by the CQC both overall and specifically for our acute & urgent care services. We have invested in further improvements to our acute and urgent care services, including one of the UK's first mental health A&Es (now evolving into a mobile service), as well as Recovery Cafes and a Psychiatric Decision Unit.

We take pride in providing specialist care to our service users with our Trust values- being consistent, compassionate, collaborative, respectful and open - at the heart of everything we do. When you join us, you'll be part of something special - an innovative and rapidly growing organisation that is helping to redefine the Mental Health, education and social care landscape in the UK.

Closing date: Midnight, Sunday 15th May 2022

Shortlisting date: Monday 16th May 2022

Interview date: Wednesday 25th May 2022

Job Ref: 294-MEDI-0178

Main duties of the job

This post has been filled by a locum in the past and we now wish to recruit substantively.

We are looking for a Specialty doctor with S12 approval to join the teams on Laurel and Rose Wards, 2 of our acute psychiatric wards at Queen Mary's Hospital, Roehampton. Laurel Ward is for men only, and has 18 beds plus two 'surge' beds for periods of high demand; Rose is a female ward with the same configuration. The wards have a full multidisciplinary team including consultant, two trainee doctors, specialty doctor (0.5 wte per ward, this post), psychologist (0.5 wte), OT, specialist nurses, activity workers, healthcare assistants, ward clerk and ward manager. Along with the other acute wards in the Trust, it is in preparation for seeking AIMS accreditation in the next 1-2 years.

About us

We offer a number of excellent staff benefits and understand the importance of a healthy work life balance. Some of our benefits are highlighted here:
  • Generous pay, pensions and leave, we offer a comprehensive pay, pensions and leave package which is dependent on the role and length of service.
  • Work life balance, we support a range of flexible options, such as: part-time working, job sharing, term-time working, compressed hours and working from home.
  • Career development, There are plenty of opportunities to progress your career and we support your development through a number of programmes such as mentoring, coaching, positive people management, collective leadership and other talent programmes
  • Subsidised car parking - You can park at any of our sites at a reduced rate of £20/month.
  • NHS discounts, with discounts up to 10% from a variety of well-known retail brands though Health Service Discounts website.

Other benefits include:
  • Eye examinations
  • Looking after your health
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Car lease scheme
  • Season ticket loan
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Staff restaurants
  • Free gym membership

We look forward to receiving your application.

Job description Job responsibilities

Usual Place of Work: Rose and Laurel Wards.
  • Attending the 9am daily handover meetings on Rose or Laurel (days by arrangement with the teams) and running MDT meetings in the absence of the consultant.
  • Supporting the junior doctors and consultant psychiatrist on Rose Ward by providing senior medical input into assessment and management of patients, preparation of Tribunal reports and giving evidence at hearings, and writing discharge summaries as required.
  • Ongoing monitoring of the mental health of inpatients.
  • Coordinating Mental Health Act Assessments of inpatients as necessary.
  • Liaising with CMHTs and other agencies and working with the Ward discharge coordinator to ensure timely discharges.

  • Person Specification Training/Qualifications Essential
    • -Primary Medical degree
    • -Full GMC registration.
    • -MRCPsych or equivalent.
    • -Right to work in the UK
    • -Approval under Section 12 of the Mental Health Act
    • -AC status or eligible and willing to apply
    Experience Essential
    • -Experience of adult acute psychiatric inpatient care.
    • -A detailed knowledge of the Mental Health Act, the functions of the Mental Health Review Tribunals and Hospital Managers' Hearings
    • -Experience of writing reports of and attending Managers' Hearings and MHA Tribunals.
    • -Prior experience of working with service users with complex needs including challenging or offending behaviours in general adult, PICU or forensic settings
    Knowledge/Skills Essential
    • -Management of complex mental illness
    • -Teamwork
    • -Ongoing commitment to CPD

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