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Specialty Doctor in Intellectual Disabilities

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
£50,373 to £78,759 a year per annum
Closing date
15 Aug 2022

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Learning Disability
Specialty doctor
Contract Type
Full Time
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We are seeking a Specialty Doctor in Intellectual Disabilities based in Stevenage, Hertfordshire.

Who we're looking for

We are looking for medical professionals who want to work in collaboration with our service users, carers and colleagues to provide the very best treatment and care. Professionals who want to develop and consolidate their clinical skills and competencies whilst working in a Trust with a patient-centred ethos and a strong commitment to the delivery of high quality education and training.

Main duties of the job

About your role

The Trust is seeking to employ a Specialty Doctor to join the Community Learning Disability Team based at Saffron Ground Stevenage under the clinical supervision of Dr Mukherji, Consultant Psychiatrist and Clinical Director. Other areas of work will involve home visits /clinics in the East and North Herts locality and joint working with the CATT team.The post holder will work within the community team providing psychiatric assessments and follow up for adults with learning disabilities and co morbid mental health or behaviour disorders

You must ensure the relevant professional registration is maintained, including Section 12.

About us

This is a hugely exciting time for the Trust having recently achieved anOUTSTANDING CQC RATINGand being one of just five mental health and learning disabilities NHS trusts in England to hold an outstanding rating.

Over the years the quality of our services and the achievements of our staff have been recognised nationally including the MENTAL HEALTH TRUST OF THE YEAR AWARD 2020at the Health Service Journal Awards.

In a recent NHS Staff Survey we achieved the best score for safety culture amongst mental health and learning disabilities trusts throughout the country. Our staff have also said that they would recommend HPFT as a place to work and as a place for their friends and family to receive care.

We are driven by our values. If you believe in Respect, Kindness and a Positive outlook then you'll be right at home.

The combination of our clinical practice and first-class academic connections means that our medical professionals have a wide range of opportunities to develop their careers and achieve their aspirations, while supporting their health and wellbeing.

Job description Job responsibilities

Heres what we have to offer you
  • Mentoring support for new Consultants
  • Access to Leadership, Teaching, Education and Research opportunities
  • Access to a large peer group of enthusiastic and high-calibre Consultants
  • Study leave of 30 days over 3 years
  • Study leave budget of £800 per person per annum
  • A strong ethos on Learning and Development
  • Innovative patient electronic record system (PARIS)/ Admin and IT equipment/ software to improve work experience (4G enabled laptop provided upon starting)
  • Flexible working
  • Excellent staff benefits
  • Health and wellbeing support
  • Generous relocation package of up to £7.5k* (*ts and cs apply)

Our Health Hub helps improve staff health and wellbeing across the Trust encouraging staff to step away from their work and think about their own health. This includes:
  • Workshops, challenges and social events throughout the year
  • Confidential and safe forums where staff can talk about the emotional impact of work
  • An equality and diversity staff network providing support to all staff
  • Mindfulness bite size taster session
  • Mini health check
  • Free, confidential counselling services 24/7

In addition to the generous pension and annual leave that comes with NHS employment, the trust offers additional benefits to our staff including a salary sacrifice scheme enabling staff to drive a brand new car or purchase a new bike as well as an HMRC scheme enabling savings on registered childcare costs.

Want to learn more?

Please contact Medical Staffing on 07971639527 or email

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • MB BS or equivalent medical qualification.
  • Fully registered medical practitioner with the General Medical Council (GMC)
  • Section 12 approval (or eligibility for Section 12 approval).
  • MRCPsych OR MRCPsych equivalent approved by the Royal College of Psychiatrists.
  • A diploma in Psychiatry or MRCPsych or equivalent.
  • Interest in working towards AC status.
  • A minimum of 3 years' experience in Learning Disabilities with at least two years in an approved training scheme.
  • Experience of working in community settings in Learning Disabilities.
  • Ability to work well in Multidisciplinary teams.
  • Excellent clinical skills using bio-psycho-social perspective and wide medical knowledge.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.
  • Able to manage clinical complexity and uncertainty
  • Able to meet duties under MHA and MCA.
  • Clinical experience in a range of services within Psychiatry.
Management Essential
  • Ability to demonstrate clinical problem solving in interdisciplinary areas
  • Possession of good organisational skills
Personal Skills Essential
  • Be able to actively listen and have excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Transport Essential
  • Holds a full valid driving license and access to a car (Unless you have a disability as defined by the Disability Discrimination Act 1995).

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