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Specialty Doctor in Psychiatry (Personality Disorders)

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Specialty Doctor in Psychiatry (Personality Disorders)

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    Declan West

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    Permanent - full time

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    20 days ago

The Specialty Doctor will work as an integral member of a multidisciplinary team (MDT), under the supervision of named Consultant Psychiatrist, in providing high quality of care to patients admitted.

The role of the Specialty Doctor is primarily clinical (i.e. service delivery). The Specialty Doctor, as part of the MDT will be responsible for helping meeting the patients mental and physical health needs. The Speciality Doctor will be expected to participate in the Integrated Governance of the Hospital. The Specialty Doctor will be expected to contribute to service developments as appropriate to his or her competencies.

Role responsibilities:

Provide high quality treatment under the direction of a Consultant Psychiatrist
Assess referrals & undertake mental state examinations of service users
Participate in weekly ward rounds & attend multidisciplinary meetings
Attend Care Programme Approach & Section 117 meetings & mental health review tribunals
Provide up-to-date clinical information at all meetings
Ensure that medical decisions are implemented as planned
Audit medical services & ensure compliance with GMC & other professional guidelines
Uphold policies & procedures and contribute to service governance & development

We Are Looking For People Who Have:

Fully GMC registered & MBBS (or equivalent) qualified
Experienced within a mental health setting
Able to work as part of a multidisciplinary team
Knowledgeable of mental health legislation & codes of practice
An excellent clinical decision maker, with sound judgement & ability to manage risk
A first-rate communicator who can interview, assess & treat patients & write clear, comprehensive medical notes.
Committed to continued professional development
Preferably approved under Section 12 of the Mental Health Act & a member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, or equivalent

On offer:

Generous exam & study leave to attend CPD opportunities, conferences etc
Monthly CPD grand rounds where you'll attend educational meetings & have the opportunity to meet psychiatrists from across the region
Financial support for further training & personal development
Appraisal & peer supervision
Company paid life assurance scheme
Contributory pension scheme
Access to the NHS Discount Scheme
Free meals on duty & cycle to work scheme
Smart Health Toolkit, providing fitness programmes, nutrition consultation & health checks
Tier 2 Sponsorship
CESR programme

The CESR programme will help you develop the skills you need to progress to Consultant level - and you'll rotate within wards/services to gain valuable experience across various subspecialties.

You'll also have an educational supervisor to review your progress and oversee your development - and you'll receive support with MRCPsych exams.

Please note: successful candidates will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.