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Specialty Doctor- Inpatient and Neuromodulation

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
£50,373 to £78,759 a year Per annum
Closing date
15 Feb 2023

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Specialty doctor
Contract Type
Full Time
Oxford Health is looking for an excellent full-time specialty doctor post to work on Ruby ward- a 20 bedded acute female inpatient ward based at the Whiteleaf Centre, Aylesbury. The post-holder will work alongside 1 full time Consultant on Ruby ward and the multidisciplinary inpatient team. The role also includes opportunities to develop their skills in ECT by contributing to the in hours ECT rota with full supervision. This is a fantastic and rare opportunity to learn more about this service and to receive training in rTMS.

Ruby ward along with Sapphire ward (20 bed acute male in-patient ward) are the acute admission wards for the psychiatric service of adults of working age in Buckinghamshire. In addition, from time to time, they take admissions for older patients, either because they remain open to the adults of working age service, or because they present challenging behaviour more appropriately managed on these wards. Ruby ward has a fully staffed multidisciplinary team. There is place of safety attached to the ward.

All inpatient wards are currently AIMS accredited.

Trust has recently set up a Centre for Patient Safety and Quality. There will be opportunities for medical input into this Centre.

Main duties of the job

The Specialty Doctor will have weekly clinical supervision from the Consultant Psychiatrist on Ruby ward.

The Trust expects all Specialty Doctors to engage in Continuing Professional Development (CPD), and be in good standing with the Royal College of Psychiatrists for CPD. Time for CPD and other supporting professional activities to be negotiated annually at job plan interview. Specialty Doctors have their own Tutor. There is additional funding made available from the Deanery for Specialty Doctors.

Oxford Health has created a CESR Fellowship scheme and specialty doctors with suitable experience are actively encouraged to apply for CESR Fellowship to gain CCT equivalence. Dr Sophie Johnson is the Bucks CESR Educational Supervisor who mentors CESR fellows to submit their portfolio to RCPsych. CESR fellows will have two dedicated SPA sessions to work towards their curricular requirements.

Clinical audit: doctors are expected to participate actively in clinical audit, selecting relevant subjects for audit and supporting members of the multidisciplinary team in undertaking and presenting relevant audit projects.

The Trust hosts or collaborates with a wide range of research infrastructure - see Appendix 1 of the JD for a detailed description.

The Trust welcomes applications from appropriately qualified clinicians who would like to work with the BRC, CLAHRC or CRN as part of their agreed job plan.

About us

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust which has been rated as good by the CQC is a responsive and innovative Foundation Trust that places our values of Caring, Safe and Excellent at the heart of everything we do.

The trust has an internal CESR Fellowship scheme to support Specialty Doctors to achieve entry onto the specialist register. This is a growing scheme with plans to expand the number of Fellowships on offer.

Oxford Health is an ambitious Trust dedicated to innovating, evaluating and implementing new treatments, procedures and services.

We take great pride in our staff and believe that investing in you is key to us achieving our vision of outstanding care delivered by outstanding people.

The trust offers a generous relocation package and works hard to accommodate flexible working patterns for staff.

We have good supervision and operational structures and an excellent track record of CPD. There are good links with Oxford University, with opportunities for teaching, research and offering placements to trainees.

Benefits of working for Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust include:
  • Excellent opportunities for career progression
  • 28 days annual leave, plus bank holidays, with an increase to 35 days with continuous service
  • Study leave allowances
  • NHS Discount across a wide range of shops, restaurants and retailers
  • Staff accommodation
  • Competitive pension scheme
  • Lease car scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme and dedicated Health and Wellbeing Team

Job description Job responsibilities

Under the supervision and direction of the consultant, the post holder will be responsible for:
  • Day-to-day management of the inpatients on Ruby Ward at the Whiteleaf Centre Aylesbury.
  • Contribution to ward rounds (including typing contemporaneous clinical notes into the electronic patient records)
  • CPA review and discharge planning meetings, and Mental Health Act Tribunals.
  • Liaison with the CRHT and CMHT to ensure co-ordinated clinical care of patients.
  • Providing timely written correspondence to relevant professionals, documenting assessments, ongoing management, progress, and eventual discharge using Trust IT and clinical records system training will be provided where needed.
  • The post holder will administer ECT on a rota with the other specialty doctors and doctors in training.
  • The post holder will also have the opportunity to receive basic training in rTMS and will then be expected to provide occasional medical cover for the rTMS service in the consultants absence.

  • For a detailed list of the roles and responsibilities for this post please see the attached job description.

    Person Specification Qualifications Essential
    • General medical qualification
    • Some or all parts of MRCPsych or equivalent
    Training Essential
    • Shall have completed at least four years' full-time postgraduate training (or its equivalent gained on a part-time or flexible basis) at least two of which will be in a specialty training programme in a relevant specialty or as a fixed term specialty trainee in a relevant specialty or shall have equivalent experience and competencies.
    • Attendance at MRCPsych course or equivalent Section 12 (2) approval: Mental Health Act, 1983
    Clinical Experience Essential
    • Held hospital appointments in psychiatry at SHO/CT or equivalent
    • Experience at ST or SD level or equivalent
    Ability Essential
    • To exercise an intermediate level of clinical responsibility as delegated by the consultant in charge
    Skills and Knowledge Essential
    • a) Clinical Responsibility -To exercise an intermediate level of clinical responsibility as delegated by the consultant in charge.
    Skills and Knowledge Essential
    • b) Leadership skills -Ability to work through a collaborative multi-disciplinary framework
    Skills and Knowledge Essential
    • c) Organisation skills -Ability to contribute to effective team working. Capacity to prioritise workload
    Skills and Knowledge Essential
    • d) Communication skills -Must have good skills in communication with patients, relatives, colleagues and staff of other organisations. Good spoken and written English.
    Skills and Knowledge Essential
    • e) Professional approach -Work collaboratively and effectively with a range of professionals.
    Skills and Knowledge Essential
    • f) Personal skills -Must have interest in and commitment to people with mental health problems, and their carers.

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