Specialty Doctor in Adolescent Psychiatry

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
£50,373 to £78,759 a year
Closing date
30 Mar 2023

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Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Specialty doctor
Contract Type
Full Time
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Southern Health NHS Foundation provides specialist mental health services, learning disability services, community physical health services including community hospitals and specialist inpatient units, and primary care across Hampshire, and is one of the largest providers of its kind in the country.

We provide care to around 240,000 people each year, and employ over 6000 people, including doctors, nurses, therapists and support staff. We are part of the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Sustainability & Transformation Plan. We have an active research department and are a teaching trust, delivering training and teaching to trainees from a range of clinical backgrounds.

We are looking to recruit an SAS doctor in adolescent psychiatry to join the medical team of 2 consultants and core trainees at Leigh House General adolescent unit based in Winchester, Hampshire. This is a 10 sessions/week post and is required due to a retirement. Leigh House admits up to 10 adolescents with a wide variety of mental disorders. They are usually detained under the Mental Health Act.

Applications are invited from doctors with some experience of psychiatry or with paediatric/GP experience who are interested in this speciality. You will be supported to develop your career and will join an existing team of professionals committed to improving the experience and outcomes of young people in secure care.

For an informal conversation contact Dr Simon Hill medical director specialised services simon.hill@southernhealth.nhs.uk

Main duties of the job

Inpatient specialised services consist of the following:

*Ravenswood House -- adult medium secure hospital, 79 beds, male only

*Southfield -- adult low secure hospital, 28 beds, male and female

*Ashford -- adult low secure hospital for people with learning disabilities, male only

*Bluebird House -- adolescent medium secure hospital, 20 beds, male and female

*Austen House-- adolescent low secure hospital, 14 beds, male and female

*Leigh House -- Tier 4 general adolescent unit, 10 beds, male and female

Leigh House is a General Adolescent Unit with Eating Disorder beds (GAU) that is in process of moving to 10 bed provision for male and female patients between ages of 13-18 both informal and detained under the Mental Health Act.

This is an exciting time to join the Leigh House team as the new provision will provide innovative and forward-thinking care to the changing needs of the population. We plan to develop a 10 bedded CAMHS Tier 4 inpatient unit and a 10-space day eating disorder programme, to support young people aged between 13-18 years. In patients treats young people presenting with acute and severe mental disorders/mental health difficulties. This may include severe emotional dysregulation with significant deliberate self-harm, major mood disorders, psychoses, complex neuropsychiatric disorders, eating disorders and severe obsessive-compulsive disorders.

About us

Are you committed to providing remarkable care and service?

Are you passionate about helping people and want to make a difference every day?

We want to meet you!

Southern Health is one of the largest Foundation Trusts in the UK, specialising in mental health, adult and child community health and learning disabilities. We are committed to promoting the welfare and safeguarding of children, young people and adults at risk of abuse and neglect through our 6,500 strong workforce.

Southern Health has over 300 sites across the county and we serve 1.5 million people throughout all stages of their lives. Our aim is to work alongside the people we support (and our health and care partners) to deliver the best possible care and constantly improve.

Here at SHFT we have so much to be proud of:
  • Working as a team and supporting each other, we put patients and our staff at the heart of everything we do.
  • We have a skilled and diverse workforce and are committed to our staff development, offering bespoke training packages, leadership pathways and career opportunities.
  • We offer a variety of benefits such as an amazing pension scheme, generous annual leave, Childcare Choices scheme, many discounts (Blue Light card, The Company Shop, NHS Staff Discounts, cycle to work scheme) and much more.

Come to work with us, together we will provide outstanding treatment and care to improve lives.

Job description Job responsibilities
for further details on this post, person specification and job plan please find attached our full job description

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Recognised basic Medical Degree
  • Full GMC Registration with license to practice
  • MRCPsych
  • Sec 12(2) Approval MHA 1983
Experience Essential
  • 3 years full time hospital service in Psychiatry (CT3 or higher grade) since registration
  • Experience of assessing and treating patients in acute & community psychiatric settings
  • Knowledge of UK Hospital Systems (or equivalent)
  • Experience in other Psychiatric sub-specialities
  • Experience in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Additional Criteria Essential
  • Ability to take a full psychiatric history, mental state and physical examination of patients
  • Ability to manage own time, workload and prioritise clinical workload
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Dictate clear, concise letters to other professionals
  • Competent to work without direct supervision
  • Good understanding of psychiatric diagnoses, psychotropic medication and psychological therapies
  • Ability to use IT, including e-mail and the internet
  • Knowledge of different models of care
  • Understand principles of teaching and learning
  • Ability to fulfil the travelling commitment of the post with transport within the parameters of the Disability Discrimination Act
  • Satisfactory CRB enhanced disclosure and Health check
  • Knowledge of risk management
  • Previous experience of working in adolescent services
  • adolescent services
  • Enthusiasm for teaching
  • Experience of carrying out an audit project
  • Interest in research
  • Experience of involvement in a research project and publication

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