Specialty Doctor in Forensic Psychiatry

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Retford, Notts
£78,759 a year per annum plus High Secure Allowance £3,000 and 30% RRP
Closing date
12 Oct 2022

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Prison and Forensic
Specialty doctor
Contract Type
Full Time
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Applications are invited for a full-time Specialty Doctor in Forensic Psychiatry.

Full registration with the General Medical Council is a requirement for appointment to the Specialty Doctor grade. Post-holders must have held a hospital appointment in the Senior House Officer / Core Trainee / Specialty Doctor (or equivalent) grade, including at least two years' experience in psychiatry.

Any Specialty Doctor who is unable for personal reasons to work full-time will be eligible to be considered for the post. If such a person is appointed, modification to the job content will be discussed on a personal basis with the Trust in consultation with colleagues.

There is a resident on call rotation between the Specialty Doctor posts in the Hospital. There are 14 Specialty Doctors posts in total.

Main duties of the job

A number of our Specialty Doctors have moved on to ST posts in psychiatry/forensic psychiatry.

Previous experience in Forensic Services is an advantage, but not essential as you will receive support, training and supervision from Forensic Consultants. There is a weekly Postgraduate Programme with Journal Club, Case Conference and internal or visiting speakers and Specialty Doctors are encouraged to participate. The Forensic Division of the Trust sponsors a Trent Forensic Study Day twice yearly. In addition one session per week is available for study leave. Specialty Doctors are encouraged to be involved in research and audit and are supported in appraisal and revalidation.

Further information is available from Dr M di Lustro, Interim Associate Medical Director on 07711 655210 or Carol Dook, Medical Services Co-ordinator on 07545 061481.

About us

We have a huge variety of opportunities in our expansive Trust covering geographically from South Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire to Leicester, providing mental health inpatient and community services, community health services, forensic mental health services and secure prison healthcare across the East Midlands.

We have more than 100 sites and a huge scope of unique opportunities to develop your career and gain some amazing experiences. We strive to be a great place to work and offer many staff benefits and tailored staff support and wellbeing programmes.

Do you want to make a difference?
Do you believe in Trust, Honesty, Respect, Compassion and Teamwork?

Then Nottinghamshire Healthcare is the perfect place for you to start, maintain or further your career. Join our team of nearly 9000 who are making a difference every day. We are all about our people - our staff, volunteers, carers, service users and patients. We are NottsHC.

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Job description
Job responsibilities

- Provides psychiatric and medical care to inpatients under Consultant supervision within a multi-disciplinary team.

- Review psychiatric care regularly, updating records and liaise with MDT. Attending ward rounds and CPAs.

- Provide day to day medical care for patients under their care, confined to urgent matters as the Health Centre deal with chronic and minor conditions.

- Accompany Consultant on assessments of patients referred from prison / other hospitals.

- Resident on-call duties (currently 1:13).

- Deputise from time to time for absent colleagues.

The salary and terms and conditions of appointment are in accordance with Terms and Conditions of Service for Specialty Doctors (2008). Relocation expenses may be payable to the successful candidate.The post carries an on-call commitment and a RRP is payable of 30%.

Person Specification
  • Full registration with GMC
  • 3 Years SHO/CT3/Specialty Doctor or equivalent (not necessarily in psychiatry)

  • 2 Years Experience in Psychiatry

  • Experience in Forensic Psychiatry
  • Membership of Royal College of Psychiatrists
  • Section 12(2) Approval

  • Ability to manage own time, workload and prioritise clinical work
  • Multi-disciplinary Team player

  • Experience in writing reports for legal purposes

  • Experience in use of Care Programme Approach

  • Knowledge of recent developments and treatment advances in the care of offenders

Aptitude and Personal Qualities
  • Interest in welfare of mentally disordered offenders
  • Flexible approach to working practice

  • Evidence of leadership attributes

  • Fulfil travel requirements
  • Fulfil duties of post, including on-call

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