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Specialty Doctor (Psychiatry) - Forensic Services

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Horsham, West Sussex
£50,373 to £78,759 a year per annum
Closing date
26 Sep 2022

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Prison and Forensic
Specialty doctor
Contract Type
Full Time
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If you are an enthusiastic and a compassionate doctor who is looking for a job with a right balance of challenge and flexibility, look no further than our service at 78 Crawley Rd, Horsham.

You will be working alongside a group of experienced and highly motivated clinicians who will support you wherever you are in your career journey, while we focus on the rehabilitation pathway for our patients.

The post holder will participate in the Leadership Team and will be working collaboratively with the Consultant, and managers to achieve the most efficient and effective use of resources.

This post will help to develop better provision and capacity for Rehabilitation Services within SPFT while allowing access to the Forensic Healthcare Service (FHS). There is a strong focus on working in partnership with families at this service. We include patients in planning their care, and we value and embrace their unique qualities.

Main duties of the job

The unit has a max of 24 patients , 8 inpatient beds in a purpose-built area, with 16 individual flats. This environment allows patients to move along the rehabilitation pathway.

You will:
  • Have autonomy to make decisions to improve patient outcomes.
  • Work alongside colleagues in other rehab services. There may also be necessity to work with our colleagues in Probation, Police, Court, Social Services, voluntary organisations/agencies to assist in the management of mentally disordered offenders who have rehabilitation needs.
  • Work with colleagues in adult MH services. To assess the patients who are referred to 78 with regard to their suitability for this community placement risk management.
  • Participate in the referrals meeting and rehab hub calls. Offer training to professional audiences.
  • Develop a clinical leadership role within the MDT team and across the service and work with colleagues and management to ensure optimal service delivery.
  • Participate in business planning for the locality and, as appropriate, contribute to the broader strategic and planning work of the Trust.
  • Work alongside the Consultant and team helping to lead the improvement of the quality of care within the team. Contribute to improving quality across the system.
  • You will be encouraged to contribute to other management activities within the Directorate and the Trust. This might include participation in clinical governance activities, relevant working groups, or a future medical management post.

About us

At Sussex Partnership we are committed to providing opportunities for flexible working. If you would like to work differently or different hours to as advertised, please get in touch to discuss this in more detail.

If you haven't thought about living in Sussex before then you should consider the following:
  • Journey from the coast to the countryside in minutes
  • Enjoy a lifestyle where there are renowned cycle routes and picturesque walks, including the famous South Downs Way in the South Downs National Park!
  • Embrace taking time to discover all the miles of scenic coastline, including Hastings, Bexhill on Sea and Eastbourne
  • Easy access to airports - Gatwick and Heathrow are both within 90 minutes of the county, providing links to Europe and beyond
  • Brighton and Hove or London are within easy reach via local and national bus routes and national mainline stations

Job description Job responsibilities

Please see the separate job description document for a full list of duties and responsibilities associated with this role

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • MB BS or equivalent medical qualification.
  • 4 years at full-time postgraduate training or higher or equivalent experience with at least 2 years in a specialty training programme in a relevant specialty
  • Fully registered with the GMC with a licence to practise at the time of appointment.
  • In good standing with GMC with respect to warning and conditions on practice
  • Approved clinician status OR able to achieve within 3 months of appointment
  • Approved under S12 OR able to achieve with 3 months of appointment
  • Excellent knowledge in specialty
  • 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
  • Makes decisions based on evidence and experience including the contribution of others
  • Able to meet duties under MHA and MCA

Certificate of Sponsorship
Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).
UK Registration
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details Employer name
Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Crawley Road

78 Crawley Road

Horsham, West Sussex

RH12 4HN

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