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Clinical Fellow in Psychiatry

Sheffield Health & Social Care NHS Foundation Trust
Depending on experience Dependent on experience
Closing date
30 Jan 2023

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Doctor - other
Full Time
This appointment is for one (1) full time Clinical Fellow to work in our Burbage Ward, for a fixed term of 12 months. This post is being offered to cover gaps in the regional psychiatry training scheme.

This role of a Clinical Fellow in Psychiatry is not a recognised training post, but the Trust is committed to supporting development in a vibrant teaching environment. This post is attractive for doctors who have completed their foundation training and are looking for experience in psychiatry before committing to a career path, and for doctors who have completed their Core training in psychiatry and are looking for additional experience to pass their exams or to commit to higher training in psychiatry. The post holder will have access to the Trust appraisal scheme and e-portfolio for GMC revalidation.

Main duties of the job

The post offers opportunities for experience in Acute Inpatient Services in Sheffield. It reflects Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust's commitment to developing high quality services for patients with severe mental health disorders, and its commitment to excellence in the provision of acute care.

The successful applicant will have office accommodation, with IT support for e-mail, intranet and internet and secretarial support there. Medical tasks for the service are overseen by two senior clinicians (Dr N Lekka and Dr M Burke).

About us

As a part of Team SHSC you will have access to a range of staff benefits, including:
  • Annual leave - offering up to 33 days annual leave plus 8 bank holidays on a pro rata basis dependent upon NHS continuous service time.
  • Access to NHS Pension Scheme - we are members of the NHS Pension Scheme which offers generous employer contributions.
  • Flexible relocation package - we offer up to £8,000 to support your relocation to Sheffield.
  • Study leave - we offer 30 days over three years with a study leave budget of £1,500 per year.
  • Parental leave - we offer a generous maternity, paternity and adoption leave package.
  • Learning and development - we have a strong focus on learning and development for medical staff which offers access to a range of learning.

Job description Job responsibilities

The post holder will have the opportunity to attend ward team meetings & offer medical input to the MDT, to participate in medical/psychiatric assessments for care planning and risk assessment, and to contribute to administrative tasks necessary for clinical responsibilities. Types of assessments include history taking, mental state examination and physical examination of inpatients. Treatments may be physical, pharmacological, psychological, and social as appropriate.

Additional to daily clinical supervision, one hour per week will be provided for personal supervision. The content will be decided by mutual agreement. There is an educational programme of weekly training events on Wednesdays am. The post holder will be encouraged to conduct a Quality Improvement Project (QIP) or Audit.

Person Specification Knowledge & Skills Essential
  • Competence in basic clinical procedures
  • Able to prioritise clinical need, time and workload
  • Aware of own limitations
  • Understands the principles of patient confidentiality and data protection
  • Understand the importance of working effectively in teams
  • Ability to assess, recognise and initiate management of the acutely ill patient and play an effective part in advanced life support
  • Understanding of the basic principles of audit and clinical governance
  • Ability to undertake a full psychiatric assessment including mental state examination
  • Understands the criteria for diagnostic categories for common mental disorders
  • Knowledge of UK health systems, practices and values; awareness of current issues in the NHS
  • Computer literate
  • Understands the importance & impact of information systems in health care
  • Ability to practice evidence-based medicine
  • Evidence of continuous professional development
  • Contributes to teaching and learning of others
  • Active participation in clinical audit
Experience Essential
  • Recognises stressful situations and responds appropriately
  • Demonstrates initiative, enthusiasm and common sense
  • Respects and promotes the individual's rights, interests, preferences, beliefs and culture
  • Potential to benefit from the training available
  • Evidence of leadership qualities
  • Other work experience/outside interests
Training and Qualifications Essential
  • Has achieved MBChB or equivalent medical qualification
  • Satisfactory completion of F1 & F2 or equivalent or completion of core training in psychiatry
  • Eligible for full registration with the GMC at time of starting the post
  • Distinctions, scholarships, prizes
  • Experience of research
  • Experience of Foundation training
  • 24 Months continuous experience within the NHS (F1 & F2 years)
  • Additional degrees e.g. MSc, PhD

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