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 Maple ward in Sheffield.

Maple Ward is a mixed gender acute mental health inpatient ward, which has 19 beds, all of which are individual rooms with ensuite facilities, and hosts the Trust's Place of Safety (for Section 136 assessments). It provides acute psychiatric inpatient care to working age population (18 years and above). Patients are admitted under the framework of Mental Health Act, and on voluntary basis. It has a full multidisciplinary team (medical, nursing, occupational therapy, physician associate, pharmacy, psychology, housekeeping, administrative and physiotherapy staff) providing acute impatient care.

The Maple Ward is located at The Longley Centre at the Northern General Hospital. It is accessible on foot, by several public transport routes, there are railings to park a bicycle as well as a car park on-site.

Main duties of the job

  • Attendance at ward team meetings
  • 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.
  • 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 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)

The successful applicant will be based at the Longley Centre. 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 the 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 leadership in a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Understanding of importance of multi-disciplinary service provision and 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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