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Forget Me Not Speciality Doctor

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£50,373 to £78,759 a year per annum
Closing date
31 Jan 2023

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Specialty doctor
Contract Type
Full Time
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Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is a large NHS organisation that offers clinical and social care services to children, young people, adults and older adults, with emotional and mental health problems, dementia or learning disabilities. Services are provided to the people of Brighton and Hove, East Sussex and West Sussex with Children & Young People's Services provided across Sussex and Hampshire. The Trust operates as part of a wider network of health and social care and works in partnership with both statutory and non-statutory agencies. The Trust benefits from a thriving Sussex-wide psychiatry training scheme where Health Education Kent, Surrey and Sussex provide foundation, GP, core and higher trainees. We work closely with Brighton and Sussex Medical School; a partnership between the Universities of Brighton and Sussex. In 2015 we became a member of the Association of UK University Hospitals, the representative body for university hospitals with major teaching and research interests across the UK and internationally

Main duties of the job

The Trust is seeking a specialty doctor to join a dementia inpatient unit based at Forget Me Not Unit, Worthing. The Trust has redesigned Dementia inpatient services modernising and developing the functioning of the teams.

This post is an example of the commitment of the Trust to develop better medical provision and capacity for the 3 wards and the families and carers using the service. The filling of this post adds to the medical establishment of the ward providing both consultant and middle grade input to each of the dementia wards.

The post holder will be part of a Trust wide middle grade doctor network. The post holder will see consultant and middle grade peers weekly at the local academic programme (held at Worthing), at regular division meetings in the locality and at clinical governance meetings.

About us

West Sussex is situated in the south east England between the sea and the South Downs with a populationof around 800,000. The county offers good access to London and is in close proximity toGatwick Airport. West Sussex is one of the 20% least deprived counties/unitary authorities in England, however about 11% (15,500) of children live in low income families. Life expectancy for both men and women is higher than the England average. The health of people in West Sussex is generally better than the England average.

This post is within the Coastal of the West Sussex CDS .

There are three wards on the unit Sage, Rosemary and Thyme and all the wards have 10 beds. Sage and Thyme are male only wards and Rosemary has female beds only.

Job description Job responsibilities

  • The post holder will work across the 3 Wards.

There is additional medical support on the wards. Sage ward has one FY1 doctor and other two wards will have 1 Physician associate each to provide support with medical and psychiatric care.

The post holder would be working with patients on the 3 wards as part of the multi-disciplinary team.

The post holder would have interactions with other dementia services across West Sussex and would be expected to form a working relationship with colleagues in these services, both statutory and non statutory.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • MB BS or equivalent medical qualification.
  • Qualification or higher degree in medical education, clinical research or management.
  • MRCPsych
  • Additional clinical qualifications.
  • Fully registered with the GMC with a licence to practise at the time of appointment.
  • Approved clinician status OR able to achieve within 3 months of appointment
  • Approved under S12 OR able to achieve with 3 months of appointment
  • In good standing with GMC with respect to warning and conditions on practice
  • Excellent clinical skills using bio-psycho-social perspective and wide medical knowledge
  • Excellent knowledge in specialty
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English
  • Wide range of specialist and sub-specialist experience relevant to post within NHS or comparable service

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