Specialty Doctor in Gender Identity

Tavistock & Portman NHS Foundation Trust
£50,373 to £78,759 a year pro rata Inclu HCAS
Closing date
12 Feb 2023

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Specialty doctor
Contract Type
Full Time
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The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust is a specialist trust with a focus on training and education alongside a full range of mental health and Gender services. Within the Trust, the Tavistock and Portman 'Charing Cross' Gender Identity Clinic (GIC) is the largest and oldest of the 7 English GICs, dating back to 1966. It serves to formulate, diagnose, and assist adults with gender dysphoria or diversity through a biopsychosocial care pathway, involving a multi-disciplinary team of psychologists, psychiatrists, endocrinologists, specialist nurses, speech and language therapists, and medical practitioners.

The post holder will provide medical input to the Gender Identity Clinic, provide care for patients within the service, hold outpatient clinics and work collaboratively with other members of the multidisciplinary team. They will also be expected to offer advice to other healthcare professionals in primary and secondary care.

Main duties of the job

No specific specialty training is required to fulfil the clinical role. Individuals from a variety of medical or psychiatric backgrounds may have knowledge and skills relevant to the role, such as psychiatric or psychosexual assessment, hormonal management of endocrine disorders and menopause or experience in sexual and reproductive health and genitourinary medicine.

There is recognition that a successful candidate may not have the full breadth of knowledge and expertise required to fulfil the clinical role initially, especially if they have not worked in a gender identity clinic in the past. If this was the case, a period of induction and additional support from colleagues would be available. On-going peer support is available from the consultants in the team.

About us

The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust is a specialist mental health trust with a focus on training and education alongside a full range of mental health services and psychological therapies for children and their families, young people and adults. With 500 staff across a number of sites, we are committed to improving mental health and emotional wellbeing, believing that high quality mental health services should be available for all who need them. We bring a distinctive contribution based on the importance we attach to social experience at all stages of people's lives, and our focus on psychological and developmental approaches to the promotion of health and the prevention and treatment of mental ill health. For more information, please access the following link: https://tavistockandportman.nhs.uk/

Job description Job responsibilities

Please see attached job description and person specification for more details about the roles and requirements of the vacancy .

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • o MBBS or equivalent medical qualification
  • o MRCP (UK) Part 1 or EEA eligibility at time of application
  • o Intercalated BSc or equivalent
  • o Higher degrees including MSc, PhD or MD (where the research thesis is not part of first medical degree)
Language skills Essential
  • Applicants must have demonstrable skills in written and spoken English, adequate to enable effective communication about medical topics with patients and colleagues, as assessed by the General Medical Council
Fitness to practise: Essential
  • Is up to date and fit to practise safely
Health Essential
  • Applicants must meet professional health requirements (in line with GMC standards / Good Medical Practice)

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