Speciality Doctor in Psychiatry - Adult PICU
Wandsworth, London, Greater London, England
Speciality Doctor in Psychiatry
Full Time Substantive
Applications are invited for a new Specialty Doctor Psychiatrist role with one of UK’s leading independent mental health providers, in London. The hospital is a purpose built psychiatric hospital providing a PICU facility - there are three PICU wards - two female only with 14 and 11 beds, and a male only 14 bedded ward, altogether it is a 39 bedded service. The hospital is specialised in its clinical programs. The focus is on serious mental illness within adult age range. Patients mostly present with acute psychopathology, challenging behaviour, or high dependency, requiring locked and safe environment for their management. Almost all patients are referred by NHS.
Clinical Programs include: a) assessment and treatment of acute [and chronic] mental health problems b) aiming to reduce disturbed behaviour in a safe and secure environment while employing appropriate risk management strategies c) planning necessary pharmacological and psycho-social treatment programs d) active rehabilitation if appropriate.
The service has Consultant Psychiatrists and three ward-based Specialty Grade Doctors – this vacancy is for one of these ward based posts. The hospital runs with a higher than average nursing-patient ratio - the three nursing teams are complimented by Therapy (OT, art, sports and others), Psychology and Social Work Departments, all within the same building thus offering resources to work effectively in an MDT setting. The multidisciplinary teams are led by the Consultant Psychiatrists as Clinical Leads.
All candidates must have a minimum of two years’ post qualification experience in psychiatry, ideally inclusive of working within an acute or PICU environment. Sec 12 Approval is desirable, but not mandatory. In the past it has been possible for ward doctors to get accreditation for their time spent at this hospital towards requirements for MRCPsych exams and to successfully seek employment for higher training.
An attractive package of remuneration will be offered to the appointed candidate in accordance with experience. Salary range is up to £75k including on-calls, depending on experience. Option is being considered to offer a job description without on-calls, it is still in the planning phase, and this can be part of the negotiations.
Annual leave is 25 working days per year in addition to the standard 8 bank holidays. If a bank holiday is worked e.g. being on-call, the doctor will get a day off in lieu. There is also entitlement for study leave.
Office space is available for every doctor. Speciality Doctors’ offices are based on the ward. Internet access is available in the office.
Work related insurance/ indemnity with a relevant body is essential. Expenses for this purpose are reimbursed by the hospital.
For further information, arrangements for informal visits and to apply for this role, please forward your cv and supporting information to Dr Juliet Whitaker, Medical Director
- Full time
- Job Level
- Qualified (non-manager)
Posted 18 May 2017
Closes 18 Nov 2017
This job was posted to: Psychiatry