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Fixed Term Specialty Doctor in General Adult Psychiatry (Inpatient)

South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£50,373 - £78,759
Closing date
15 Aug 2022

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Specialty doctor
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South West Yorkshire Partnership Foundation Trust are recruiting for a Specialty Doctor to join the General Adult (In-patient) Psychiatry Team based on Ashdale Ward, Calderdale Royal Hospital, Halifax HX3 OPWThis role plays a vital part in ensuring our patients live well, in the community and will be an integral role within the Calderdale team.

This is a great opportunity for anyone looking to join a friendly, supportive and experienced team. The postholder will work in an experienced team of professionals, to ensure that all patients receive high quality care. The team comprises of multitude of experienced professionals, who are looking forward to welcoming a new Psychiatrist.

The Trust is on a journey to become rated Outstanding by the CQC and also to ensure it’s a great place to work, therefore there has never been a better to time to join, as evidenced by the 23 new doctors that have chosen the Trust in the last 12 months.

What you will get:
  • Medical Mentoring
  • Support to achieve Approved Clinician status
  • Support to obtain CESR in General Adult Psychiatry
  • Weekly academic teaching
  • Leadership and Development opportunities, including opportunity to become an appraiser.
  • Generous study leave allowance
  • Generous relocation allowance (if applicable)
  • Advanced health and wellbeing offering, including access to physical health checks.

As a member of the team, you will have an excellent opportunity to help shape our services and drive change within the organisation and you will be well supported by the senior leadership team.

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 also happy to look at supporting those with interests in research, whether new or an ongoing research project.

Continuing professional development is a high priority for the Trust and you will be strongly encouraged to continue with further education in accordance with the recommendations of the Royal College of Psychiatrists. Your timetable will include a dedicated session for continuing professional development to ensure your training and development needs are prioritised.

Our staff wellbeing offer and 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.

As an added bonus the Trust lies in the heart of Yorkshire which is right in the centre of Britain and has an exceptional communication network, whether you’re travelling by rail or road and is in close proximity of airports, including Manchester International Airport.

With the stunning Peak District National Park, the Pennines and the North Yorkshire Moors on its doorstep, and the Yorkshire coast nearby, the Trust offers easy access to numerous quaint villages, traditional market towns and Yorkshire’s 7 cities including the vibrant Leeds, Sheffield and Wakefield and historic York. The university town of Huddersfield is in the area the Trust provides services to and other top universities are located in the wider Yorkshire region. High quality state and private schools, both primary and secondary are also available across the area the Trust covers and in the neighbouring areas.

Other attractions across Yorkshire include stately homes and gardens, castles and other historic site, theatres, museums and art galleries, great sporting facilities, and not forgetting our tasty Yorkshire food and drink and Michelin star restaurants.

The Trust has much to offer as a place to work and Yorkshire has much to offer as a place to live, and throughout you will experience our renowned warm Yorkshire welcome!

We encourage diversity and understand that everyone’s 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 this exciting post, please do not hesitate to contact Dr Mathen or Dr Thiyagesh for a further discussion:

Dr C Bachu, Medical Clinical Lead - Tel: 01422 222809 /

Dr S Thiyagesh, Medical Director - Tel: 01924 316305 /

Dr Vijay Mugali, SAS Tutor / Specialty Doctor – 01226 644190 /

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