Specialty Doctor in Psychiatry

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

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

The Longley Centre in Sheffield in an inpatient unit, with 30 beds (mixed gender wards) and a full multidisciplinary team (medical, nursing, occupational therapy, physician associate, pharmacy, psychology, housekeeping, administrative and physiotherapy staff) providing acute inpatient care.

The Endcliffe Ward, based at the Longley Centre, is a purpose built psychiatric intensive care unit, which has 10 beds, all of which are individual rooms with en-suites and includes 2 seclusion suites.

Main duties of the job

  • Attendance at ward team meetings and chair these meetings when required.
  • Medical leadership 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.
  • Undertake Seclusion reviews as necessary.
  • 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.
  • Attendance at weekly CPD sessions.
  • Attendance at Monthly Governance meetings and Leadership meeting.
  • Will be supported through monthly clinical supervision.

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

This appointment is for a full time Specialty Doctor on our Endcliffe Ward (10 sessions). The post holder will be responsible for providing medical cover at the Longley Centre in Sheffield.

This post is permanent.

The post holder shall have completed at 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; or shall have equivalent experience and competencies.

The post holder will be provided with the opportunity to achieve a Certificate of Eligibility for Specialist Registration (CESR)

Person Specification Knowledge and 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
  • 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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