Psychiatry Specialty Doctor

Royston, Hertfordshire, England
£ 75,000 - 85,000 Per year
Full time
Job level
Qualified (non-manager)
16 Oct 2019
19 Dec 2019

Job Description

Speciality Doctor - Hertfordshire,

Permanent - Full Time Salary £75,000 - £85,000 Hours 37.5 hrs p/wk.+ benefits

The hospital with good commuting access to / from London. The hospital has a full pathway of care including medium, low secure, locked rehabilitation and open recovery wards situated across the site.

The role offers a range of experience which includes - acute general adult ward, rehabilitation wards for male and female service users as well as the well-established secure male wards for Mental Illness, Personality Disorder, Learning Disability and female secure services for Mental Illness and Personality Disorder.

This is a full-time role and includes Speciality doctor responsibility working with a Responsible Clinician. The hospital is looking for an experienced speciality Psychiatrist who can provide care, assessment and treatment of patients with mental disorders.

The ideal candidate will work with the Hospital Director and Senior Management team to ensure effective clinical leadership of the inpatient service.

Duties include:

? Ensuring effective liaison with the referrals team to enable you to review referrals and determine appropriateness for admissions

? Conducting admissions assessments, risk assessments, reviews and ensuring effective management plans for all service users within the unit.

? Allocating specialist psychological treatments, in line with individual needs and assessing physical health, taking special responsibility for medical issues

? Supervising and directing the work of other staff who support treatment of service users

? Facilitating regular CPA review meetings

? Acting as Specialty doctor for service users detained under the Mental Health Act

? Providing an on-call service and ensuring the provision of medical cover to the unit

? Opportunity to be involved in clinical governance standards and monitoring for the delivery of the service

? Developing protocols as required meeting standard in both psychological and pharmacological interventions.

Successful applicants must be/have:

? General Medical Council (GMC) registration

? Approved under section 12(2) of the MHA 1983

? Have Approved Clinician status under the MHA 1983 is desirable

? Up-to-date knowledge in the field of Forensic and Rehabilitation Psychiatry, including physical health, mental health and systemic factors.

? Experience of working in an inpatient forensic or rehabilitation setting and with patients detained under the MHA.

? Awareness of current issues in mental health service provision, policy and legislation.

? A commitment to patient-centred care and to values-based and evidence-based practice

? A flexible, positive, team-orientated approach.


? Annual leave plus bank holidays (at commencement of employment)

? A Group Personal Pension Plan (GPPP)

? Private Medical Insurance Scheme

? Life Assurance

? Free meals while on duty

? Carefirst – Employee Assistance Services

? Continuous learning and development

? Career development

? Personal health insurance

? Voluntary Benefits

interested; send CV to Apply

Ref: Herts-PSY1

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