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Speciality Doctor

Reference

PRI36005

Location

Lakeside View - Lakeside View,1 Ivydene Way,Off Noose Lane,Willenhall, West Midlands WV13 3AG

Priory Group Division

Healthcare

Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time

Salary

Up to £80k Dependent on experience

Hours

37.5

Job Advert Role Description

Speciality Doctor – General Adult Psychiatry

Lakeside View - Lakeside View,1 Ivydene Way, Off Noose Lane, Willenhall, West Midlands WV13 3AG

Permanent - Full Time

Up to £80k Dependent on experience

 

Ready for the recognition and rewards you deserve?


We don’t just talk about putting employees first. We know that Priory wouldn’t exist without their combined energy, expertise and effort.  So we invest heavily in training, provide first-class support, promote collaborative teamwork and give everyone on our team the opportunities and resources to achieve their full potential.

Lakeside View is a 28 bedded hospital in Willenhall that cares for patients who are 18 years and over in an acute setting:

  • Finch Ward - 12 bedded male acute ward
  • Robin Ward - 8 bedded male acute ward
  • Swan Ward - 8 bedded female acute ward

There are two permanent Consultant Psychiatrists, each with a case load of 14.

The aim at Lakeside View is to provide a person centred approach and therapeutic environment, which promotes collaborative care planning to optimise treatment goals. Right from the point of admission to our acute services, our aim is to support patients to be discharged safely back into the community where they can continue to progress towards recovery in a less restrictive environment.

This will be achieved by:

  • Thorough assessment of individuals needs throughout admission
  • Person centred collaborative treatment plans
  • A range of interventions available from a diverse MDT
  • Being cared for in the least restrictive environment

The acute wards on site provides patients with excellent space and facilities, including en-suite bedrooms and large living spaces furnished with activity equipment such as games consoles.

Outside of the wards, a purpose built therapy suite contains a rehabilitation kitchen for patient cooking sessions, and a sessional therapy room. The hospital is set in the centre of an extensive nature reserve, which contains an abundance of flora & fauna. The site also has areas for outside sports activity.

The clinical team at Lakeside View encourage full involvement of the service user, their family and external professionals throughout their stay. They are invited to attend Ward Reviews and CPA meetings to ensure clear communication throughout the care pathway in order to promote individuals' recovery and facilitate discharge.

In order to maximise recovery, interventions offered include a wide range of therapeutic approaches, combining psychiatric and cognitive behavioural perspectives with occupational therapy, psychology, leisure and recreational activity.

 

The Job Opportunity

A unique opportunity to work in a unit where extensive medical support is offered to the patients. You will work alongside one Consultant Psychiatrist and an RMO/SHO covering 14 patients.  As a Specialty Doctor you will work closely with the Consultant Psychiatrist to provide continuous medical cover on a daily basis to the patients on the ward.

Alongside the Consultant, you will care for 14 patients, referred to the unit usually from local NHS trusts.  During working hours, you will be responsible for clerking in new patients and reviewing their mental/physical state throughout the working week.      

Assessment, appropriate investigation, diagnosis and treatment under Consultant supervision of inpatients. Each patient must be interviewed and reassessed at a frequency appropriate to their individual clinical needs and sufficient to monitor changes and make timely modifications to the treatment plan.

Good communication with ward staff, including morning handovers daily.

To participate in treatment plans and programmes as appropriate to ensure good medical practice within the MDT settings.

General working hours are Monday to Friday 9:00 – 17:00, with no on-call responsibilities.

The two assisting RMO/SHO cover 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. They will assist with physical health care, clerk in new admissions as well as manage patient’s physical health needs outside of working hours.

 

Requirements

  •  Full GMC registration
  •  12 months’ adult psychiatry experience
  •  Relevant experience within a similar setting (preferred)
  •  Approval under Section 12 of the Mental Health Act (preferred)
  • Excellent knowledge of the Mental Health Act 1983 (2007) and Code of Practice along with Mental Capacity Act 2005 and Code of Capacity
  • The ability to interview, assess and treat patients and write clear comprehensive medical notes
  •  Proven record of CPD
  • Desirable: Membership of Royal College of Psychiatrists, Physicians, General Practitioners or equivalent

 

In return:

  • Salary: up to £80,000 (Depending on Experience)
  • Generous annual leave entitlement and study leave to attend CPD opportunities, conferences etc.
  • Monthly education programme ran by the Medical Director
  • Twice monthly regional teaching
  • Professional development – rotate within the wards/services to gain experience across various specialisms
  • Company pension scheme
  • Opportunity to undertake further learning and development opportunities
  • Relocation package can also be offered
  • An extra days holiday to have your birthday off.
  • Free meals on duty.
  • Access to a pooled wellbeing fund which is used to improve health and wellbeing of all priory staff
  • Access to kitchen with free hot and cold drinks (and/or biscuits)
  • Supportive staff
  • Office shared with 1 other Speciality Doctor
  • Manageable caseload / inpatient caseload – the role covers 14 beds working alongside  one Consultant
  • Opportunity to progress to a consultant through the CESR programme    

 About us

As one of the UK’s leading providers of behavioral care and specialist support services to adults and young people, Priory Group promise a challenging and fulfilling career with the support of a world class organisation willing to invest in your development. 

Across our network of hospitals, residential care homes, education facilities and supported living services, we are making a real and lasting difference to the lives of the people we support.

 

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About us

As one of the UK’s leading providers of behavioural care and specialist support services to adults and young people, Priory Group promise a challenging and fulfilling career with the support of a world class organisation willing to invest in your development. 

Across our network of hospitals, residential care homes, education facilities and supported living services, we are making a real and lasting difference to the lives of the people we support.

Disclosure

All roles will be subject to a successful disclosure at an appropriate level from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), Access NI or Disclosure Scotland. We are an equal opportunities employer. Priory Group will cover the cost of a DBS check.

Closing Date

03/06/2020