Specialty Doctor in General Adult Community

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

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Specialty doctor
Contract Type
Part Time
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Would you like to be part of something Outstanding?

We are seeking a Specialty Doctor in General Adult Community based in Ware.

*We are offering a generous relocation package for this role*

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

Main duties of the job

As a Specialty Doctor you will provide diagnostic assessments and treatment to patients with severe, complex, and high-risk psychiatric conditions. Also, includes assessment and treatment of ADHD cases.

The Specialty Doctor post is regarded as a core part of the Clinical Team, providing continuity of care and medical back up on site. The post holder will have responsibility for providing a comprehensive range of services in conjunction with the multi-disciplinary team to all patients being managed in the Team.

You must ensure the relevant professional registration is maintained.

About us

Here's what we have to offer you
  • CESR application support
  • Access to SAS funding for personal development
  • Access to Leadership, Teaching, Education and Research opportunities
  • Access to a large peer group of enthusiastic and high-calibre medical professionals
  • 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 up to £7.5K (subject to terms & conditions)

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.

Job description Job responsibilities

The post holder will agree a job plan with the Medical Lead and Supervising consultant.Specialty doctors and associate specialists, like all other psychiatrists, contribute to the assessment and management of the comorbid physical healthcare needs of their patients. Specialty doctors and associate specialists can play a key role in setting standards within teams, monitoring and delivering these standards ensuring that the clinical care delivered is based on the best available evidence, supporting colleagues,raising concerns within the team to ensure the delivery of high-quality care.

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.
  • Clinical experience in a range of services within General Adult Psychiatry.
  • Interest in working towards AC status.
Clinical Skills, Knowledge and Experience Essential
  • A minimum of 3 years' experience in General Adult Psychiatry with at least two years in an approved training scheme.
  • Experience of working in community settings in General Adult Psychiatry.
  • 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 General Adult 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.
Other 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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