Specialty Doctor in Psychiatry

Sheffield Health & Social Care NHS Foundation Trust
£50,373 to £78,759 a year per anum
Closing date
2 Apr 2023

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Specialty doctor
Contract Type
Full Time
We are seeking a motivated Specialty Doctor to join our Forensics team in Sheffield.

Forest Lodge is a 22 bedded low secure unit. It is split in to two wards - Assessment ward (10 beds) and Rehab (12 beds). There are roughly 10 admissions and similar number of discharges per year. The length of stay varies from one to several years, thus, there are no unplanned admissions and plenty of time to get to know the patients.

Patients admitted to Forest Lodge Hospital are generally suffering from one of the major illnesses. Referrals require a gatekeeping assessment, and the conclusions are peer reviewed at the regional referral meetings before being accepted for admission.

Main duties of the job

  • Attendance at ward team meetings
  • Medical leadership, as required, to the multidisciplinary ward team.
  • Medical/psychiatric assessments for care planning and risk assessment
  • Formulation and delivery of appropriate pharmacological and psychological interventions to aid recovery.
  • Assessment for people detained under Mental Health Act.
  • Attendance at Tribunal hearings for people detained under Mental Health Act.
  • Completion of administrative tasks necessary for clinical responsibilities.
  • Writing of Mental Health Review Tribunal Reports or reports to other agencies.
  • Liaison with members of other teams to transfer patients into and out of inpatient service.
  • Attendance at CPA reviews and pre-discharge planning meetings.
  • Clinical supervision of junior medical staff
  • Teaching of undergraduate medical students

About us

As a part of Team SHSC you will have access to a range of staff benefits, including:
  • Annual leave - offering up to 34 days annual leave plus 8 bank holidays on a pro rata basis dependent upon NHS continuous service time.
  • Access to NHS Pension Scheme - we are members of the NHS Pension Scheme which offers generous employer contributions.
  • Flexible relocation package - we offer up to £8,000 to support your relocation to Sheffield.
  • Study leave - we offer 30 days over three years with a study leave budget of £1,500 per year.
  • Parental leave - we offer a generous maternity, paternity and adoption leave package.
  • Annual Clinical Excellence Awards - we reward the doctors who contribute most to the delivery of safe and high-quality care and the improvement of services.
  • Salary sacrifice scheme - you will have access to a range of huge savings on everything from cars and bicylces, to home electronics and gym memberships.
  • Established Peer Groups - we have a wide range of established peer groups across the Trust including time for engagement with regional specialist specific peer groups.

Job description Job responsibilities

The successful applicant will be based at Forest Lodge. The post holder will have office accommodation, with IT support for e-mail, internet access and secretarial support. The post holder will be issued with all required IT equipment including a laptop and mobile phone as may be required.

The post offers opportunities for experience in the development of Acute Inpatient Services in Sheffield. It reflects Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust's commitment to developing high quality services for patients with severe mental health disorders, and the commitment to excellence in the provision of acute care.

Person Specification Knowledge & Skills Essential
  • Effective leadership skills
  • Ability to deliver care in collaboration with service users and their families/carers.
  • Ability to supervise junior staff
  • Awareness of the funding arrangements in the NHS and recent NHS developments
  • Ability to interpret published research and to apply research findings to clinical practice.
  • Experience of involvement in service development and/or reconfiguration
  • Practical experience of research
  • Sympathetic to the Trust's mission
Training & Qualifications Essential
  • MBBS or equivalent medical qualification
  • Fully registered with the GMC with a licence to practice.
  • Section 12 (2) MHA 1983 approved
  • MRCPsych or equivalent
Experience Essential
  • Experience in General Adult Psychiatry having completed at least four years full time post-graduate training (or equivalent)
  • Wide range of experience relevant to the post within NHS or comparable service
  • Evidence of experience in medical audit and understanding of principles of clinical governance
  • Practical experience of Clinical Audit
  • Able to use and appraise clinical evidence
  • Teaching/presentation experience (e.g. conference presentation, EBM, research experience).
Other Essential
  • Ability to exercise effective leadership in a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Understanding of importance of multi-disciplinary service provision and the care programme approach.
  • Understanding of and ability to deliver care in collaboration with service users to promote recovery.
  • Sensitivity to needs of different ethnic and minority groups.
  • Awareness of gender issues in the service provision.
  • Highly effective communication skills.
  • Participate in Continuous Professional Development

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