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General Practitioner – Eating Disorders Service

Employer
Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Colchester
Salary
Depending on experience Salary is to be agreed/negotiated
Closing date
30 Jan 2023

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Profession
Psychiatrist
Service
Eating Disorders
Grade
Doctor - other
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time
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EPUT is looking for an enthusiastic General Practitioner with special interest in Eating Disorders to join our Eating Disorders Service based at Northgate Centre, Colchester. This is an exciting supported training role which would enable you to be part of developing the service and would support someone to gain a GPweR status or at level of a practitioner if GPweR status is not something that the post holder wants to pursue.

The post covers the North East Essex area of the trust and it will be necessary to work in a number of different locations according to need.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will provide a medical assessment, treatment and consultation service for patients referred to the Eating Disorders Service (EDS) and to provide professional support to primary care networks in North East Essex regarding patients with eating disorders. Additionally, the post holder will be required to provide an assessment of physical risk as part of the EDS multi-disciplinary assessment team. This will include arranging and interpreting appropriate investigations (e.g. blood tests).

The post holder will receive clinical supervision addressing both clinical and personal development issues in accordance with the Trust Supervision Policy.

The post holder must have full GMC registration and be on the GP performers list.

About us

Our Vision

To be the leading health and wellbeing service in the provision of mental health and community care.

Our Purpose

We care for people every day. What we do together, matters.

Our Values

We Care

We Learn

We Empower

Our strategic objectives

We will deliver safe, high quality integrated care services.

We will enable each other to be the best that we can.

We will work together with our partners to make our services better.

We will help our communities to thrive.

If you share that vision and want to make a difference to the people that use our services, then please contact us to find out more.

EPUT are looking for motivated staff who shares our Trust values of Open, Compassionate and Empowering. In return, EPUT can offer you a range of benefits and development including;
  • Season Ticket Loan
  • NHS discounts for staff
  • Excellent Training facilities and opportunities
  • Buying and Selling annual leave scheme
  • The opportunity to work bank shifts and expand knowledge and experience in other areas
  • Salary Sacrifice schemes including lease cars and Cycle to Work


Job description Job responsibilities

Medical Assessment and Monitoring
  • To provide a medical assessment, treatment and consultation service for patients referred to the Eating Disorders Service (EDS) and to provide professional support to primary care networks in North East Essex regarding patients with eating disorders.
  • To provide an assessment of physical risk as part of the EDS multi-disciplinary assessment team. This will include arranging and interpreting appropriate investigations (e.g. blood tests).
  • To contribute to multidisciplinary assessments, care planning, clinical reports and referral to other appropriate agencies/services.
  • To provide assessment feedback to patients and appropriate professionals.
  • To provide health education advice for clients following the medical assessment / review.
  • To provide on-going monitoring of physical health disorder symptoms during the patients time in treatment
  • To provide end of treatment assessment reports to patient and relevant professionals

Medical Treatment
  • To provide medical treatment recommendations for patients who meet the Eating Disorder Service treatment criteria. The patients own GP will be responsible for prescribing.
  • To refer to appropriate agencies for further medical assessment/treatments as necessary.
  • To contribute to the development of innovative medical services, therapies and treatment protocols for patients with an eating disorder in conjunction with other professionals (including Psychiatry, GPs, and IPUs).


Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • oFully qualified GP with GMC registration and on the GP Register
  • oEvidence of annual appraisal and revalidation (when appropriate)
  • oGeneral practice (Vocational Training Scheme) trained
  • oOn the Medical Performers List
Knowledge & Skills Essential
  • oExcellent communication skills
  • oMedical assessment and medical management of people with an eating disorder
  • oTeam working and interdisciplinary collaboration
  • oAbility to maintain trust and confidence of patients
  • oWillingness to share knowledge and collaborate with other professionals
  • oAbility to develop and maintain effective working relationships with multi- disciplinary teams
  • oWillingness to learn new skills
  • oAn understanding, acceptance and adherence to the need for strict confidentiality within an NHS MDT
Experience Essential
  • oSuccessfully Completed General Practice Specialist Training
  • oClinical and Information Governance
  • oMedical assessment and management of patients with an eating disorder
  • oOrganised and efficient in record keeping and completion of paperwork
  • oComputer literacy
Personal Attributes Essential
  • oAbility to work as an effective, sensitive and self-aware team member
  • oAbility to work effectively under pressure
  • oDemonstrable enthusiasm and commitment to the client group and service model
  • oHigh level of interpersonal skills
  • oAbility to work and develop as a reflective practitioner


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