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Specialty Doctor in General Adult Community (Colne House)

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
£50,373 to £78,759 a year per annum
Closing date
20 Mar 2023

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Would you like to be part of something Outstanding?

We are seeking aSpecialty Doctor in General Adult Community, working in the South West quadrant.

This is a hugely exciting time for the Trust having recently achieved anOUTSTANDING CQC RATINGand being one of just five mental health and learning disabilities NHS trusts in England to hold an outstanding rating.

Over the years the quality of our services and the achievements of our staff have been recognised nationally including the MENTAL HEALTH TRUST OF THE YEAR AWARD 2020at the Health Service Journal Awards.

Main duties of the job

Adult Community Mental Health Teams in South West Hertfordshire operate from 2 clinical bases out of Colne House in Watford (covering Watford and Three Rivers) and the Civic Offices in Borehamwood (covering Hertsmere). Both provide a range of community based services, including outpatient clinics based on recovery care pathways.

The post holder will be attached to Watford Adult Community Mental Health Service (ACMHS). The medical team is formed by 2 full-time consultant psychiatrists, 2 part-time consultants and other 2 other specialty doctors.

You must ensure the relevant professional registration is maintained, including Section 12.

About us

Here's what we have to offer you
  • CESR application support
  • Access to SAS funding for personal development
  • Access to Leadership, Teaching, Education and Research opportunities
  • Access to a large peer group of enthusiastic and high-calibre medical professionals
  • Study leave of 30 days over 3 years
  • Study leave budget of £800 per person per annum
  • A strong ethos on Learning and Development
  • Innovative patient electronic record system (PARIS)/ Admin and IT equipment/ software to improve work experience (4G enabled laptops provided upon starting)
  • Flexible working
  • Excellent staff benefits
  • Health and wellbeing support
  • Generous relocation package up to £7.5K (subject to terms & conditions)

Our Health Hub helps improve staff health and wellbeing across the Trust - encouraging staff to step away from their work and think about their own health. This includes:
  • Workshops, challenges and social events throughout the year
  • Confidential and safe forums where staff can talk about the emotional impact of work
  • An equality and diversity staff network providing support to all staff
  • Mindfulness bite size taster session
  • Mini health check
  • Free, confidential counselling services 24/7

In addition to the generous pension and annual leave that comes with NHS employment, the trust offers additional benefits to our staff including a salary sacrifice scheme enabling staff to drive a brand new car or purchase a new bike as well as an HMRC scheme enabling savings on registered childcare costs.

Job description Job responsibilities

Duties include but not exclusive to;
  • The post holder will be expected to work closely with colleagues in the multi-disciplinary team. He will be supervised by one of the consultants in Watford ACMHS. He/she is expected to liaise with related teams such as the Crisis Assessment and Treatment Team and acute inpatient services to provide optimal care for patients referred to the service.
  • The duties include direct assessment and treatment of adult patients (16-65 years old + graduates). This will take place in a variety of settings including clinics (new patient and follow-up) in Colne House and in the community.
  • To undertake initial assessments & joint assessments with other members of the team in line with our local principles of New Ways of Working.
  • The post holder will be expected to contribute to teaching and training within the team, and to be available for consultation and advice to less experienced colleagues within primary and secondary care and in other agencies.

  • Person Specification Qualifications Essential
    • MB BS or equivalent medical qualification.
    • Fully registered medical practitioner with the General Medical Council (GMC). Possession of a current License to Practice.
    • MRCPsych OR MRCPsych equivalent approved by the Royal College of Psychiatrists.
    • A diploma in Psychiatry or MRCPsych or equivalent
    • Interest in working towards section 12 approval and AC status.
    Experience, Clinical Skills & Knowledge Essential
    • A minimum of 3 years' experience in General Adult Psychiatry with at least two years in an approved training scheme.
    • Experience of working in community settings in General Adult Psychiatry.
    • Ability to work well in Multidisciplinary teams
    • Excellent clinical skills using bio-psycho-social perspective and wide medical knowledge.
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.
    • Able to manage clinical complexity and uncertainty.
    • Able to meet duties under MHA and MCA.
    • Clinical experience in a range of services within General Adult Psychiatry.
    Academic Skills & Lifelong Learning Essential
    • Participated in continuous professional development
    • Able to use and appraise clinical evidence.
    • Has actively participated in clinical audit
    • Participated in research or service evaluation.
    Transport Essential
    • Holds and will use valid UK driving licence OR provides evidence of proposed alternative.

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