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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 14/07/2020.

Trust Clinical Fellow Equivalent in Developmental Neuropsychiatry

Job Reference: 367-HPFT-MEDICAL-95-C

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
Little Plumstead Hospital, Norfolk, Norfolk
£38,693 - £49,036

Values Based Screener

At Hertfordshire Partnership Foundation Trust we are looking for people to join us who share our values and those of the NHS. Before your application can be considered please take part on our online values questionnaire which you can find in the 'Further Links' section of this advert. When you have finished you will be sent a 'completion code' by email, which will be valid for 6 months and required to submit your application form (If you are experiencing problems please call 01707 253878).

The Role

Trust Clinical Fellow Equivalent in Developmental Neuropsychiatry

An exciting opportunity for a Clinical Fellow in Developmental Neuropsychiatry (ST4+ equivalent) has become available at the CQC rated ‘good’ trust, Hertfordshire Partnership NHS University Foundation Trust. It offers SpRs or ST4-6s in any psychiatric specialty, a 12-month ‘out of programme experience’ (OOPE) post. It may also be suitable for someone seeking a locum appointment service (LAS) post at ST4+ level.

The Clinical Fellow will gain experience working with patients who have mental health problems and developmental neuropsychiatric conditions, in particular intellectual disability, autistic spectrum disorders, attention deficit hyperactivity disorders, epilepsy and brain injury. Clinical work encompasses the whole range of service provision- from community to in-patient and forensic in-patient settings.

Although this is not a training post, the post holder will work alongside and share on-call duties with our Foundation Doctors and Psychiatry Core Trainees. Access to supervision and training opportunities are excellent and the post holder will be supported in maintaining their training portfolio.

The fellow will work in a service which has a pedigree of research and service evaluations. Several clinicians within the service hold research grants and there is a strong record of peer reviewed publications that have contributed to improvements in patient care and the shaping of national policy. The fellow’s clinical supervisor will be Dr Regi Alexander, Consultant Psychiatrist, co-editor of The Oxford Textbook of Psychiatry of Intellectual Disability and winner of the Royal College of Psychiatrists President’s medal 2018.

The post will be based at Little Plumstead Hospital in the outskirts of Norwich. Norwich is a refined, cosmopolitan city with a rich cultural life and offers a combination of relaxed living, affordable housing and good schools. Its reputation as one of the best places to bring up a child in the UK is thoroughly well deserved.

Hertfordshire Partnership NHS University Foundation Trust welcomes applications from individuals who are welcoming, kind, professional, respectful and professional. The right candidate will need to be able to communicate well, prioritise their workload and work effectively within a multidisciplinary team. They should be fully registered with the GMC, have a license to practice and past experience in Psychiatry. Fixed term appointment for 12 months- part time or job sharing applicants will also be considered.

**Please note should sufficient applications be received HPFT reserve the right to close this vacancy at any time, we always encourage all interested applicants to apply at their earliest convenience to avoid disappointment**

For further details / informal visits contact:

Professor Regi Alexander, Consultant Psychiatrist (01603711173)


Dr Kiran Kasu, Medical Lead (Tel: 01603711182)

About us

Work for an NHS trust that’s been rated as 'OUTSTANDING' by the CQC. Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (HPFT) is a successful provider of mental health and learning disability services with ambitions to be the leading provider in the country. We are already delivering services as far afield as Norfolk and North Essex as well as for the population of Hertfordshire. We are a Values Based organisation and our aim is to ensure that we deliver an experience that is consistently welcoming, kind, positive, respectful and professional, because these are the Values that our service users, carers and staff told us meant the most to them. We are currently embarking on a major transformation programme that will change the way that we deliver our services. We are also delighted to be named in the top 100 list of the best places to work in the health service in 2014, which is due to the national staff survey results as well as our range of engagement activities, the diversity of our staff, support for employees with a disability or those who have suffered mental ill health themselves, and our training and development programmes.

Additional Information

HPFT is committed to being an equal opportunities employer and in order to reflect the diversity of its population, positively encourages applications from all areas of the community. We aim to be a representative organisation with regards to age, disability, ethnicity, gender, beliefs and sexual orientation and are fully committed to equality, diversity and human rights and encourage applications from all sections of the community including users of mental health services.

The Trust is committed to helping staff balance work and home life and welcomes applications from candidates wishing to work part-time or under flexible working arrangements.

Disclosure and Barring Service 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.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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