Specialty Doctor

Posted on Dec 18, 2018 by Northumberland Tyne & Wear NHS Foundation Trust

Not Specified United Kingdom
Health Care
Immediate Start
£39.1k - £72.8k Annual
Full-Time

Specialty Doctor

Job description and Person specification (see attached)

Introduction

Northumberland, Tyne & Wear NHS Foundation Trust (NTW) is one of the largest mental health and learning disability Trusts in England employing more than 7,500 staff, serving a population of approximately 1.4 million, providing services across an area totalling 2,200 square miles.

We work from over 60 sites across Northumberland, Newcastle, North Tyneside, Gateshead, South Tyneside and Sunderland. We also have a number of regional and national specialist services.

We have a budget of over £300 million and have a number of regional and national specialist services. In September 2016 the CQC rated our Trust as 'Outstanding' and we became one of only two non-acute trusts in England to be awarded an overall rating of Outstanding.

The Trust provides a wide spectrum of mental health, learning disability, neuro-rehabilitation, forensic and substance misuse services as well as other specialist services. The Trust has several nationally renowned services, including specialist services for adults with refractory mental illness, mental health services for young people with a learning disability; forensic services and learning disability services; psychotherapy services, neuropsychiatry; a mother and baby inpatient service and drug and alcohol services for both adults and young people.

Our services are organised into operational areas:

  • North locality- Northumberland & North Tyneside
  • Central locality - Newcastle and Gateshead
  • South locality - South Tyneside and Sunderland

The Post

The post will enable the Specialty Doctor to get a range of experiences across various Psychiatric Specialties. The post holder will be expected to rotate in services which will be agreed in consultation with management. The range of experiences which will be available include Children and Young Peoples Services, Addictions Services, Inpatient General Adult and Community Services, Inpatient and Community Services for Older People and Services within Specialist Care such as Eating Disorders and Autism.

The precise nature of the rotational posts will be discussed, jointly and mutually agreed with the candidate at the time of the appointment giving consideration to the service need, the candidate's interest and developmental needs. Inpatient and Community Services across the Trust are provided through the range of hospital sites and community centres. Rotational placements for the post holder will be agreed after giving consideration to the geography of the post involved and in consultation with the post holder.

Support will be given to successful applicants to develop their portfolio with an aim of applying for Consultant positions.

Main Duties of the Postholder

The clinical responsibilities of the job will include assessment (Medical and Psychiatric), treatment and management of patients referred to the service. Multi-disciplinary team working will be essential. Administration responsibilities include appropriate documentation as required within the Trust systems. The Doctors work will be supervised by the Consultant Psychiatrist involved within that service. The Job will involve 8.5 Clinical PAs and 1.5 PAs dedicating to supporting you in professional activities including continuous professional development. Post holder will also be supported in developing any academic interest and to partake in audit and research.

Visiting Arrangements / Available Posts

To discuss the posts available and/or make arrangements for visiting please contact the Medical Recruitment Team and we will put you in contact with one of our Group Medical Directors:

Tel:

Reference: 599154280

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