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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 13/09/2021.

Specialty Doctor, Mental Health/Forensic/Brain injury

Job Reference: J265-3090

Elysium Healthcare

Join the team at the St Mary’s Hospital, Warrington (easily accessible from anywhere in the NW; just off the motorway) to deliver high-quality clinical service to service users across four wards, comprising of 67 beds in total..

St Mary's Hospital offers a range of learning opportunities for supporting service users within the secure,locked rehabilitation, autism spectrum, and a 4-bedded acute ward. Many service users have a brain injury resulting in a mental disorder.

There will be two specialty doctors working across two wards each, with three full time Consultants (with a range of experience in neuro-psychiatry, learning disability, forensic, and Deafness), where you will be allocated a dedicated supervisor. The lead Consultant was awarded the NW Consultant of the Year award in 2020 by the Royal College of Psychiatrists. Some Consultants have active links with local University and local medical school for teaching, and also with the GMC and Royal College of Psychiatrists.

You will have access to a half day of CPD on a Friday afternoon, and will be supported for CESR, AC approval, Section 12 (2) status (if required), and study leave throughout the year for your appraisal.

You will have opportunities for research and audit,as well as opportunities to feed into a regular monthly medics’ meeting and to grow your CV.

There will be on-call duties with opportunities for voluntary paid extra locum shifts, have time off in lieu for on-calls worked, and lunches are provided free of charge daily.

There will be great learning opportunities as you work with the multi-disciplinary team, which is comprised of the ConsultantPsychiatrist, Clinical Psychologist, Nursing team, Occupational Therapists, Speech and Language Therapists, Social Workers, Forensic Psychotherapist, Positive Behaviour Support Practitioner, Physical Health team and Visiting GP.

There are active service user and staff forums at St Mary's Hospital, and you’ll have the support of your peers across the NW regional Elysium Hospitals that regularly meet up.

Hours per week: 37.5 (Full time)

Our Specialty Doctor role also involves:

  • Admitting new service users so they have full physical and mental health health screen upon admission.
  • Managing physical and mental health concerns that emerge during inpatient stay.
  • Depending on your experience, providing oral evidence at First-tier Tribunal and Hospital Managers’ hearings under the supervision of Consultant.
  • Contributing to the service development by participating in Clinical Governance activities by conducting audits, research and teaching.
  • Work effectively with colleagues to ensure that service users have access to appropriate medical cover at all times.
  • Providing prospective cover to other Specialty Doctors when they are on leave
  • Undertaking psychiatric and external assessments for service users referred to the unit to determine the appropriate level of care to be provided, under the direction and supervision of the Consultant Psychiatrist, and work with the unit multi-disciplinary team to ensure delivery of the Care Programme.
  • Preparing discharge summaries, reports and other associated documentation as necessary e.g. for CPA meetings, as directed and supervised by the Consultant Psychiatrist.

To be successful as a Specialty Doctor, you’ll need:

  • Full GMC registration
  • Experience working in psychiatry within multi-disciplinary teams
  • To be in good standing with the Royal College of Psychiatrists
  • To have had an appraisal/RITA within the last year
  • At least 3 years’ experience in Psychiatry
  • Experience working as a doctor within brain injury/ learning disability/ deafness services (desirable)
  • MRCPsych (desirable)
  • Section 12 (2) approval (desirable)
  • AC status (desirable)

What you will get

  • The equivalent of 33 days annual leave – plus your birthday off!
  • Free meals and parking
  • Wellbeing support and activities
  • Career development and training
  • Pension contribution
  • Life Assurance
  • Enhanced Maternity Package

There is also a range of other benefits including retail discounts and special offers, car leasing without a credit check and much more.

About your next employer

You will be working for an established, stable and agile company with a unique approach to the delivery of care. Each and every employee is valued and supported, as everyone has an important role to play in the success of Elysium. It is only with the dedication, passion and hard work from staff that excellent care programs that truly benefit the service users can be delivered.

With a network of over 80 services across England and Wales, providing for services including: Mental Health, Neurological, Learning Disabilities & Autism, Children & Education, there is opportunity for you to grow and move with Elysium.

Elysium Healthcare follows safer recruitment of staff for all appointments. It is a requirement that all staff understand it is each person’s individual responsibility and are committed to promoting and safeguarding the welfare of service users. Candidates will be subject to an Enhanced DBS disclosure.


Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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