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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 16/09/2021.

Associate Specialty Doctor

Job Reference: J265-2875

Elysium Healthcare

Join the team at Thornford Park Hospital to deliver high-quality clinical service to people with complex mental health conditions across the medium and low secure service.

You will work closely with the unit's multidisciplinary team, including the Consultant, to ensure that patients receive a holistic and person-centric treatment programme based on the recovery model.

The centre of our philosophy is that this journey is all about the individual. By ensuring individualised care is delivered which is evidenced based, people can move through pathways of care as their condition improves. Families and friends are an active part in each person's recovery process and helping all reach the end goal of more independent living where this is possible.

Salary: Competitive

Hours per week: 37.5 (Full time)

Our Specialty Doctor role also involves:

  • Ensuring an adequate handover to colleagues including out of hours
  • Reviewing the mental state of patients as per the hospital procedure
  • Ensuring that each patient has a full physical health screen upon admission including physical examination, ECG and bloods
  • Lead and manage any physical health concerns that emerge during an inpatient stay
  • Seeking collateral history from other professionals and family
  • Completing discharge letters/reports/s62 forms
  • Preparing First-tier Tribunal and Hospital Managers’ hearing reports under the supervision of the Consultant
  • Depending on your experience, providing oral evidence at First-tier Tribunal and Hospital Managers’ hearings under the supervision of the 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 patients have access to appropriate medical cover at all times, which will require participation on an on-call rota for the Thornford Park Hospital site

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

  • 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 (desirable)
  • Experience working as a doctor within a PICU/secure services (desirable)
  • MRCPsych (desirable)
  • Section 12 (2) approval (desirable)
  • AC status (desirable)

What you will get

  • Competitive annual salary
  • Indemnity Insurance
  • 30 days annual leave plus bank holidays (at the commencement of employment)
  • Free meals on duty and parking
  • Wellbeing support and activities
  • Career development and training
  • A Group Personal Pension Plan (GPPP)
  • Life Assurance
  • Enhanced Maternity Package
  • Flexible working opportunities

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. With a network of over 70 services across England and Wales, providing four services including: Mental Health, Neurological, Learning Disabilities & Autism, Children & Education, there is an 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.

UK Registration

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

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