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Specialty Doctor in General Adult Community (The Marlowes)

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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Specialty doctor
Contract Type
Full Time
Would you like to be part of something Outstanding?

We are seeking aSpecialty Doctor in General Adult Community.

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

HPFT is looking to recruit an enthusiastic Specialty Doctor to join a high performing and welcoming community team in the North West quadrant of Hertfordshire. The post will be based in Hemel Hempstead, covering the Dacorum district.

The successful candidate will provide medical psychiatric input for adults who have been referred to HPFT for community based psychiatric care. The post is supported by a multi-disciplinary team. Further details are available in the job descriptions.

HPFT supports and encourages doctors in their career development. HPFT is a recovery orientated organisation and welcomes applications from individuals who are welcoming, kind, professional, respectful and professional.

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

Job description Job responsibilities

Duties include but not exclusive to:
  • Caseload Management: Actively manage the outpatient clinical caseload in accordance with pathway guidance. Operate efficient and safe patient review services such as drop in clinics.
  • Work Collaboratively: Make decisions in consultation with team members, service users and carers.
  • Provide Clinical Leadership to the team: Regular or ad hoc supervision on clinical matters with members of the team. Maintain high clinical standards and develop the skills of the team. Lead a culture of high quality clinical care. Explore new innovations in delivering care.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • MBBS 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 diploma in Psychiatry or MRCPsych or equivalent.
  • Interest in working towards AC status.
Clincal Skills, Knowledge and Experience 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 and 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 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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