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Specialty Grade Doctor in General Adult Psychiatry - Christchurch CMHT

Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust
£50,373 to £78,759 a year pa
Closing date
23 Mar 2023

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We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic Specialty Grade doctor. This is an opportunity for a full time (10PA) doctor working in General Adult Psychiatry based at Christchurch & Southbourne CMHT at Fairmile House.

We would love to hear from you to discuss how together we might design this role around you and your specialist interests.Work-life balance is important to all of us, when we support staff to achieve this there are benefits for you, our patients, and the Trust. We are committed to enabling flexible working and would welcome discussions around this. This may include but is not limited to; compressed hours over four days, job sharing, part time working and home working.

Alongside this, we offer fantastic career development and enhancements:
  • This post attracts aRecruitment and Retention payment of£10,000 to be paid in monthly instalments for the first year of employment.
  • We can provide a generousrelocation package of up to £10,000if you are interested in moving to our beautiful county

Main duties of the job

The Team at Christchurch and Southbourne CMHT provide comprehensive community-based services to patients registered with general practitioners within the Christchurch & Southbourne area.

The successful applicant will be responsible as part of the clinical team for providing assessment, treatment and care for patients referred to the Team and will work under the supervision of the Consultant psychiatrist and will be expected to obtain and maintain Section 12 (2) and participate on the middle grade on-call rota in West.

About us

At Dorset HealthCare we're on a mission to empower people to make the most of their lives through our outstanding, joined-up healthcare services. We're a dynamic, forward-looking Trust, running 12 community hospitals, specialist inpatient facilities and a wide range of integrated community and mental health services for a population of almost 800,000 people.

We do things differently here - it's one of the reasons the CQC rated us 'outstanding' in 2019. It's also why 95% of patients across our services say they have a good or very good experience of our services and 89% of staff feel they can really make a difference. Whether you're looking to work with us in one of our bustling market towns, vibrant urban locations, thriving seaside spots, or among the rolling hills of Dorset, there are lots of ways you can make a difference in our communities.

Our 7,000-strong workforce is at the heart of what we do and our success is a testament to our brilliant people. We're all about building a workplace for the future, we believe in equal opportunities and we celebrate diversity. We're an inclusive workplace, where everyone is welcome, everyone can be authentic, and we are all encouraged to be the best version of ourselves.

Job description Job responsibilities

For the main duties and responsibilities for this role please read the attached job description and person specification. When completing your application please ensure your supporting statement reflects the criteria set out in these documents by showing how your experience and skills apply to this post.

Person Specification Qualifications/Training Essential
  • General medical Qualification e.g. MBBS, or equivalent and hold a Licence to Practise.
  • Section 12 approval or ability to obtain approval before starting post
Previous Experience Essential
  • Least four years' full-time postgraduate training (or its equivalent gained on a part-time or flexible basis) at least two of which will be in a specialty training programme in a relevant specialty or as a fixed term specialty trainee in a relevant specialty
Skills and Knowledge Essential
  • Clinical Skills - High levels of competence in diagnosis, risk assessment, care planning and prescribing
  • Leadership Skills - Able to provide clinical leadership to a multidisciplinary team
  • Organisational Skills - Able to prioritise work to meet competing clinical demands
  • Organisational Skills - Have good organisational skills and able to organise own work
  • Team Work - Understand principles of multi-disciplinary team working
  • Team Work - Demonstrate ability to work as a member of a team and to liaise effectively with colleagues within the hospital
  • Clinical Governance - Understand and actively support the principles of Clinical Governance including audit and outcome measures
  • Clinical Governance - Demonstrate a good understanding of continuing professional development needs and revalidation
  • Management Skills - Understand the importance of working with managers in the interest of good patient care.
  • Self-Awareness - Have an understanding of own strengths and weaknesses and how these attributes affect professional functioning.
  • Self-Awareness - Have an understanding of the stresses involved in being a specialty doctor and how to manage these appropriately.
  • Working with patients and carers - Demonstrate a good understanding of how to work in partnership with patients and carers
Commitment to NHS Values and DHUFT Vision Essential
  • Respect and Dignity, Making recovery a reality, Commitment to quality of care, compassion and kindness, Improving lives, Working together for patients, everyone counts, being a learning organisation

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