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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 02/03/2021.

Associate Specialist - Adult Inpatient

Job Reference: 449-ME117

Solent NHS Trust
Inpatient Services, The Orchards
Dependant on experience

Make a difference with us

If you are looking for somewhere you can make a real difference and are passionate about keeping people safe, well and out of hospital, a career with us may be just what you’re looking for. At Solent NHS Trust, we strive to make a difference to the health and wellbeing of our communities.

We are proud to be an organisation which is focused on our people and we welcome people who share our values to come and work with us.

  • To deliver great care that is safe, simple and easy to access
  • To be a caring, flexible and supportive place to work
  • To deliver the best value for money

If you have a passion to be great doctor delivering high quality health care, then we have a desire to invite you to join our us at Solent NHS Trust.

This post is for a Associate Specialist in an Acute inpatient and PICU setting. You will join an energetic and diverse team who will support you not only on a day to day basis, but as a clinician with your own longer-term personal targets and aspirations.

If your career plans include seeking entry onto the specialist register, then both our Director of Medical Education and Clinical Director work on a national level in these areas and will be delighted to support strong candidates. If you feel that some non-clinical work would suit you, then additional opportunities in a range of fields such as medical education, management, research and service development are also available.

At Solent NHS Trust we engage in our values (H.E.A.R.T; Honesty, Everyone counts, Accountability, Respect and Teamwork) and this makes us a special place to work. Our work is also based on “kindness”, which whilst unmeasurable, is why people enjoy working with us. Solent is a Trust where exceptional work is visible, recognised and rewarded. We are also small enough so that, if required, we can offer support and solutions early if ever its required.

Clearly the advantages of the living on the south coast with its beaches, national parks, vibrant cities and historic market towns are also tempting for many of our applicants!

To find out more (even for informal discussions), you would be welcome to contact Dr Tade Thompson, Consultant Psychiatrist on

This post is advertised as an Associate specialist role. If you are interested in applying, but currently feel that you would be better suited to a staff grade role based on your experience, your application would still be considered for a Staff grade/ SAS role.

Note about shortlisting/interviews:

Due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, and the associated restrictions in place, we are currently unable to schedule interviews as we normally would. Therefore interviews will be held virtually until further notice. Please be assured that we will be in touch with details of the arrangements. We will endeavour to keep delays to a minimum but shortlisting may take longer than usual, dependant on staff availability.Thank you for your patience and understanding at this time.

The Rewards

Solent NHS Trust offers a competitive starting salary and access to a wide range of employee benefits:

  • 27 - 33 days annual leave plus bank holidays (for permanent staff) - pro rata for part time
  • Pay enhancements to reward out of hours working
  • Ability to join the generous NHS pension scheme
  • Purchase of additional annual leave
  • Training and development opportunities
  • An extensive health and wellbeing service
  • Flexible working options
  • Free yoga, pilates and mindfulness classes
  • NHS discounts from leading retailers
  • Opportunity to purchase a public transport annual season ticket - 11 month repayment period

Our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion starts with our people; shapes the way we deliver our services and the way we build our teams. We welcome candidates from diverse backgrounds to help us deliver great care to all of our communities.

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.

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From 6 April 2017, Tier 2/skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement.

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