Specialty Doctor - Community Old Age Psychiatry - Salford

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
£50,373 to £78,759 a year per annum
Closing date
14 Feb 2023

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Specialty doctor
Contract Type
Full Time
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  • Undertake the administrative duties associated with the care of patients.
  • Record clinical activity accurately and comprehensively, and submit this promptly to the Information Department.
  • Participate in service and business planning activity for the locality and, as appropriate, for the whole mental health service.
  • Participate in annual appraisal.
  • Attend and participate in the academic programme of the Trust, including lectures and seminars as part of the internal CPD programme.
  • Maintain professional registration with the General Medical Council, Mental Health Act Section 12(2) approval process (if relevant), and to abide by professional codes of conduct.
  • Participate annually in a job plan review with the clinical manager, which will include consultation with a relevant manager in order to ensure that the post is developed to take into account changes in service configuration and delivery associated with modernisation.

Main duties of the job

  • The post holder will review patients presenting to MATs clinics and complete home visits for MATS and CMHT patients.
  • The post holder will be expected to Diagnose and formulate management plans with supervision as required.
  • Assessment and management of risk including of vulnerability, suicide risk, risks to health and safety and risk of harm to others.
  • Become involved in Mental Health Act work if the post holder has S12 approval or would like to gain experience.
  • Work in a collaborative way with multidisciplinary teams including external partners.
  • Work in partnership with local GPs

About us

Greater Manchester Mental Health (GMMH) Foundation Trust employs over6,400members of staff, who deliver services from more than160locations.

We provide inpatient and community-based mental health care for people living in Bolton, the city of Manchester, Salford,Trafford and the borough of Wigan, and a wide range of specialist mental health and substance misuse services across Greater Manchester, the north west of England and beyond.

Greater Manchester is one of the world's most innovative, original and exciting places to live and work. From the beauty of the surrounding countryside to the heart of the vibrant inner city with great shopping, entertainment and dining options.

Wherever you go you will experience a great northern welcome with people famed for their warmth, humour and generosity.

Our people enjoy their work, have opportunities to learn and develop their skills and are encouraged to generate new ideas that improve care for our service users.

Job description Job responsibilities

  • Comply with the Trusts agreed policies, procedures, standing orders and financial instructions, and to take an active role in the financial management of the service and support the medical director and other managers in preparing plans for services.
  • The Trust is committed to providing safe and effective care for patients and all staff have a responsibility to contribute to the high standards of care. They must work in partnership to achieve service objectives and promote a culture of working together through good communication, openness and honesty in accordance with NHS Duty of Candour. They need to:-
  • Take a proactive role in identifying risk and acting on the results to resolve problems at source wherever possible bearing in mind resources and priorities and liaising with line management.
  • Take part in risk management practices both clinical and non-clinical in line with the Trusts Risk Management Strategy.
  • Be open and honest and report actual and potential incidents and participate in developing systems to identify and record and respond to near misses.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • MB BS or equivalent medical qualification
  • Fully registered with the GMC with a license to practice at the time of appointment
Skills Essential
  • Excellent clinical skills using bio-psycho-social perspective and wide medical knowledge
  • Makes decisions based on evidence and experience including the contribution of others

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