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Specialty Doctor in General Adult Community(The Marlowes Health)

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
Hemel Hempstead
£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 a Specialty Doctor in General Adult Community.

This is a hugely exciting time for the Trust having recently achieved an OUTSTANDING CQC RATING and 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 2020 at the Health Service Journal Awards.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for medical professionals who want to work in collaboration with our service users, carers and colleagues to provide the very best treatment and care. Professionals who want to develop and consolidate their clinical skills and competencies whilst working in a Trust with a patient-centred ethos and a strong commitment to the delivery of high quality education and training.

About your role

The post holder will be responsible for the assessment and treatment of people of working age from the catchment area of his/her consultant who are referred or otherwise present to secondary care mental health services.

You will be expected to work with local managers and professional colleagues in ensuring the efficient running of services, and share with colleagues in the medical contribution to management.

The successful candidate will be based at The Marlowes, Hemel Hempstead, which is one of the bases of the community teams covering the NW quadrant of Hertfordshire. Clinical work such as outpatient clinics will take place at The Marlowes but may also take place in another Trust location or other community destinations such as at a service user's home, in prison or in police stations.

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

a) To actively engage in supervision.b) To undertake the administrative duties associated with the care of patients. Torecord clinical activity accurately and comprehensively.c) To participate in service and business planning activity for the locality and, asappropriate, for the whole mental health service.d) To participate in annual appraisal.e) To attend and participate in the academic programme of the Trust, includinglectures and seminars as part of the internal CPD programme.

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
  • Section 12 approval (or eligibility for Section 12 approval).
  • MRCPsych OR MRCPsych equivalent approved by the Royal College of Psychiatrists.
  • 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 biopsycho-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.
  • Participated in continuous professional development
  • Able to use and appraise clinical evidence
  • Has actively participated in clinical audit
  • Participated in research or service evaluation
  • Holds a full valid driving license (unless you have a disability as defined by the Equality Act 2010 which prevents you from driving)

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