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Trust Grade Junior Doctor (FY3 in Psychiatry Opportunity)

Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£40,257 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
20 Mar 2023

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Doctor - other
Full Time
Exciting opportunity to work within a progressive dynamic Older peoples service in Derby City.

Are you a dynamic, motivated doctor seeking a broad experience in Psychiatry at junior doctor level (CT1). If so we are able to offer you a 6 month fixed term contract working within an established and experienced multi-professional team.

This full-time post in Psychiatry is held within a flagship Dementia Assessment Unit based at Kingsway Hospital, Derby. The ward is a 36 bedded specialist unit supporting admission, assessment and discharge for the population of Derbyshire.

The post offers opportunities to experience the whole pathway of Old Age Psychiatry, weekly supervision and the teaching of medical students. The Trust offers you access to its journal club and on site learning including all mandatory training .

Main duties of the job

You will be working in a well-established and supportive, multi-disciplinary, team under the supervision of an experienced Clinical Supervisor.

You will also have opportunities to pursue Quality Improvement/Research projects within a well-resourced service. Study opportunities include a weekly Psychiatric Journal Club/Case Conference.

All candidates will need to have excellent communication skills, hold full GMC registration without conditions and a license to practice at the time of appointment.

About us

Join 'Team Derbyshire Healthcare' and become part of a talented, compassionate and enthusiastic workforce committed to a vision of 'making a positive difference in people's lives'.

CQC rated us as 'GOOD' overall, commenting on how our colleagues treated patients with compassion and kindness and felt positive and proud about working for the trust.

Benefits include:
  • Commitment to flexible working where this is possible
  • Yearly appraisal and commitment to ongoing training
  • Generous NHS pension scheme
  • Good maternity, paternity and adoption benefits
  • Health service discounts and online benefits

Job description Job responsibilities

This is a 0900-1700 full-time job working within an established and experienced multi-professional team looking after a diverse case mix of patients who experience behaviours that challenge in the context of dementia and delirium. Comorbidity is common including frailty-related disorders, the consequences of alcohol misuse, social care breakdown and complex relationship dynamics. Models of care are consequently deployed flexibly from palliative approaches to neurorehabilitation within the biopsychosocial paradigm. The ward is a Trust pilot for the Teepa Snow, Positive Approach to Care scheme.

Please see attached Job Description and Person Specification. To apply, please click APPLY FOR THIS JOB - this link will take you to the TRAC Recruitment Site. You will need to register if you do not already have an account

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • GMC without conditions
Further Experience Essential
  • Evidence of completion of foundation Training.
Experience Essential
  • Previous UK / EU experience
Psychiatry Experience Essential
  • Previous Psychiatry experience

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