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Specialty Doctor (SAS) Forensic

Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£50,373 to £78,759 a year per annum, pro-rata
Closing date
6 Feb 2023

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Specialty doctor
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Full Time
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We are looking for an enthusiastic full time Speciality Doctor for the Forensic CMHT who is interested in the interface between mental health and the law.

The Post Holder will be part of a multidisciplinary team and provide medical input to the patients under the care of the Forensic CMHT in the community.

The Forensic CMHT is an expanding service in Derbyshire and provides assessment and advice for high risk patients within inpatient and community settings as well as people in prison or under probation, Care coordination of the highest risk under CPA arrangements often with legal requirements for reporting to the MOJ and training and supervision within our own trust but also to external agencies.

The team covers the whole of Derbyshire but the primary base in with Derby Probation Service in Derby. You will be supported by regular Consultant supervision and appraisal.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will provide the day to day psychiatric care for patients under the care of the Forensic CMHT across Derbyshire.

This includes outpatient clinics but primarily home visits as clinical need dictates. There is an expectation the post holder will participate in the Multidisciplinary Team Meetings (MDMs).

They will liaise with other agencies including the crisis team, inpatient services, Kedleston Unit (Male Low secure ward), prisons, probation, MAPPA, Social Care and the Acute Trust in order to ensure patients receive high quality seamless care.

The Post Holder would be expected to prepare the various medical reports such as tribunal, CPA and Hospital Manager's reports, liaise with the various external agencies involved in the care of restricted patients and undertake assessments referred to the Forensic Service in collaboration with the Consultant.

About us

Why not grow your career in a Trust that cares and puts people first; we are able to offer an excellent well supported training package, supervision and an appraisal to support career progression opportunities.

This will include exceptional peer support and allocation of a responsible officer for revalidation purposes.

We can offer study leave support of £850 personal allowanceper annum towards any continuous professional development.

We are committed to equal opportunities and improving the working lives of our staff and will consider applications to work flexibly.

We would welcome you to contact the Trust to find out more about this post, our services and discuss what is important to you. To find out more about our Trust and Derbyshire as a place to work and live please visit our recruitment site which you will find under further links.

Job description Job responsibilities

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The Trust is committed to good clinical engagement in management and the post holder will be asked to undertake and participate in management activities which will include:
  • To participate in the locality business meetings.
  • To participate in Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust Medical Advisory mechanisms
  • To collaborate with managers in NHS Derbyshire County and Derbyshire Community Health Services in developing and managing good quality clinical services by taking part in clinical governance committees such as for example, Drugs and Therapeutics, Physical Healthcare Committee
  • Participating in Clinical Audit.

The post holder will be expected to take an active role in strategic planning and service development within the locality team and to participate actively in the Trust Medical Advisory Committee which offers medical advice to the senior management team regarding the strategic development of the Trust.

The Trust does actively involve senior clinicians in strategic development and planning and wider participation will be welcomed if the post holder wishes in line with job planning and professional development

Specific additional management responsibilities relevant to their position within the Adult Business Unit will be agreed on an individual basis in the context of job planning.

Person Specification qualification/knowledge Essential
  • MBBS or equivalent medical qualification
  • Evidence of achievement of foundation competencies in line with GMC standards
  • Evidence of achievement of STI/CTI competencies in mental health speciality
  • Eligible for full registration with the GMC at time of appointment
  • Approved under S12 OR able to achieve with 3 months of appointment
  • Participated in continuous professional development
skills Essential
  • Demonstrable skills in written and spoken English
  • Relevent mental health clinical knowledge
  • Experience in making clinical decisions and managing risk
  • Excellent communication skills

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