South West London and St Georges Mental Health Trust is a single specialty provider of the full range of mental health services. It was established in 1994 initially providing services in the London Boroughs of Merton and Wandsworth. The Trust has grown substantially over the last few years, and now serves a local population of over 1 million people across the Boroughs of Kingston, Merton, Richmond, Sutton and Wandsworth.
The Trust provides comprehensive mental health and social care services for the local population including those with learning disabilities, children and adolescents, adults of working age and older people. In addition, we provide regional and national services, such as Eating Disorders, Personality Disorders, Forensics and Deaf services.
Main duties of the job
The post holder will work on Ward 2, Springfield Hospital, a mixed 18 bedded adult acute admission ward, and will work with a ward doctor colleague who is a GP trainee.
Duties will include psychiatric clerking and routine medical care for inpatients, attendance and documentation at ward rounds, and administrative duties such as preparation of discharge summaries. The Trust uses the RiO system for electronic notes, and electronic prescribing. Training will be given on both.
About us Benefits
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, comprehensive pay, pensions and leave package which is dependent on the role and length of service.
- Work life balance, 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 - £20/month.
- NHS discounts
Job description Job responsibilities
The post holder will be able to take part in post graduate educational activities within the Trust including the academic programme. Clinical audit and quality improvement initiatives will be encouraged.
Person Specification Educational Essential
- Other basic degree, e.g. BSc, Honours or undergraduate distinction
- 2 years of post-qualification experience
- Management of mental health conditions under supervision
- Presented evidence of experience to date supported by references
- Attainment of the UK Foundation Programme or an equivalent level of experience.
- Experience of working in the speciality e.g. during foundation or core training
Personal qualities Essential
- Good communication skills. Enquiring, critical approach to work.
- Good organisation skills. Honesty and reliability
- Able to work collaboratively within a multi-disciplinary team
- Able to travel to meet the requirements of the post.
- Willingness to undertake additional professional responsibilities
Audit and Research Essential
- A good understanding of the principles
- Evidence of participation In audit and clinical governance activity
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