Specialty Doctor in Secure Inpatient Services x2

Tees Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
£45,124 to £77,519 a year
Closing date
10 Feb 2023

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Prison and Forensic
Specialty doctor
Contract Type
Full Time
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This is an exciting opportunity for 2 specialty doctors to work in secure inpatient services.Forensic Mental Health Services relocated to Ridgeway, with its purpose built medium and low secure facilities in May 2010. This facility offers increased capacity, with over 120 medium and low secure male and female in-patient beds. In addition Ridgeway contains the majority of the Forensic Learning Disability low secure beds (67) and the Medium Secure autism beds (12).

Ridgeway offers spacious accommodation along with a comprehensive range of facilities including its own gymnasium, football pitch, café, GP surgery, dental surgery and resource centre.

The principal objectives of the service are to cater for mentally disordered patients who require a greater degree of security than can be provided in conventional psychiatric settings in the region, but who do not need the degree of security provided by the High Secure Hospitals.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will cover 1.5 wards -Lark is a 16 bed male low secure slow stream rehabilitation ward.Mandarin is an 16 bed male medium secure slow stream rehabilitation ward for patient enduring and symptomatic mental illness.

The specialty doctor will be expected to be part of committed, proactive and responsive clinical leadership working with the in-patient MDT team. The specialty doctor will attend brief daily multidisciplinary meetings and/or ward rounds as appropriate, when decisions are made about patient care and the management plans, risk and leave arrangements are reviewed. Supervision will be provided by consultant supervisors on a minimum of a monthly basis.

The speciality doctor will attend and contribute fully to formulation and risk management meetings. The specialty doctor will attend the discharge planning meetings and be involved in the development of the integrated pathway of care for each individual patient based on a Recovery Approach.

Workload includes but not limited to

Weekly MDT meetings on each ward

Preparation of medical report for CPA meeting

Day to day ward work e.g. Kardex reviews, ordering medications reviewing blood results

Mental state examinations and reviewing patients in between MDTs

Liaising with pharmacy/gp/medical colleagues in acute trust

Annual physical health checks

Completion of admission/transfer clerkings and discharge summaries

About us

We are one of the largest specialist mental health and learning disabilities trusts in the country, with an annual income of £320m and a workforce of some 6,700 staff operating from around 100 sites in Durham, Teesside, North Yorkshire and York and Selby. We provide a range inpatient and community services to 2m people living in County Durham, the Tees Valley, Scarborough, Whitby, Ryedale, Harrogate, Hambleton and Richmondshire. We also provide additional specialist services to other parts of Northern England.

We deliver our services by working in partnership with eight local authorities and clinical commissioning groups, a wide range of voluntary organisations, as well as service users, their carers and the public. The services are spread over a wide geographical area of around 3,600 square miles, which includes coastal, rural and industrial areas.

We are a multi-award winning trust and are included within the Health Service Journals Best 100 Places to Work. The trust take a positive and proactive approach to support staff in their personal development and has embedded the Talent Management approach within the Trust, with the vision of helping people to be as good as they can be, helping TEWV to do things better.

Job description Job responsibilities

For more information on the job description, including CPD, teaching, appraisal, research information as well as items around the trust and the post specifically, please see the attached job description.

Person Specification Teaching & Training Essential
  • Able to deliver undergraduate or postgraduate teaching and training.
  • Evidence of achievement in education, research, audit and service improvement: awards, prizes, presentations and publications.
CPD & Appraisal Essential
  • Participated in continuous professional development.
  • Evidence of annual appraisal and commitment to appraisal and revalidation.
Qualifications Essential
  • MB BS or equivalent medical qualification.
  • Fully registered with the GMC with a licence to practise at the time of appointment.
  • At least 4 years postgraduate experience, including at least 2 years in a core psychiatry training programme in UK or abroad
  • Approved under S12 of MHA OR able to achieve within 6 months of appointment.
  • MRCPsych or equivalent postgraduate qualification.
Clinical Knowledge & Skills Essential
  • Good knowledge of psychiatry.
  • Excellent clinical skills using bio-psycho-social perspective and wide medical knowledge.
  • Able to manage clinical complexity and uncertainty.
Research, Audit & Quality Improvement Essential
  • Has actively participated in clinical audit.
  • Shows commitment to quality through knowledge of quality improvement and lean thinking methodology.
  • Participated in research and/or service improvement.

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