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Speciality Doctor

Job Description

Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust provides child and adult mental health services, alcohol treatment, learning disability, wellbeing and eating disorder services across Norfolk and Suffolk.

We are committed to delivering quality driven mental health services. Every individual makes a valuable contribution. We are proud of our staff who have been commended for the care they provide. Do you value working positively, respectfully and together? If so, we’d love you to join us!

Please follow this link to find out more in our Employee Handbook

Employee Handbook

Please read the job description/person specification carefully and ensure your application reflects the knowledge, skills and experience needed.

It is important that you complete a formal application form as CV’s alone will not be accepted.

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Are you committed to improving the lives of those with mental health problems and believe in recovery for all?

Do you embrace new challenges and thrive on variety? Do you like working in a fast-paced environment?

If so the Home Treatment Team in Ipswich would like to hear from you...

At Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust we provide mental health, secure, substance misuse and learning disability services across Norfolk and Suffolk. We believe in recovery and wellbeing, and we promote physical health, strong relationships and a balance between treatment and continuing an active life.

With around 4,000 staff, we are one of the largest mental health Trusts in the country. Through the provision and co-ordination of cost-effective, high-quality services, with a commitment to research and innovation, we are striving to become a national leader in mental health, wellbeing and whole life care.

NSFT is committed to Service User and Carer involvement in the design and review of Service provision. Successful candidate would be expected to hold this principle in the centre of their work ethic.

In Norfolk and Suffolk you will find vibrant cities, historic market towns and some of the most beautiful villages in the country. Our cities offer an impressive mix of stylish restaurants, cafes, theatres, cinemas, clubs and bars. The nightlife is excellent and the shopping experience first class, with a superb range of independent shops and boutiques.

The Home Treatment Team (East) (HTTE) based in Ipswich are keen to recruit an enthusiastic and motivated Speciality Doctor in order to continue to provide high quality, effective care and treatment and actively contribute to the running of the team.

The HTTE has been in existence since July 2013 and was the product of the merging of two crisis teams, one adult and one later life. The team provides input for individuals aged 18 and above, and focusses on brief, intensive input to prevent admission to psychiatric inpatient care (or providing timely discharge support if admission was not preventable). The team are available every day, and work creatively to engage with individuals and their loved ones in order to maintain safety and begin the process of recovery.

The team work with individuals with acute and severe psychiatric disorders and are familiar with high risk presentations. It is essential, therefore, that the team work cohesively and to shared goals, and all members of the team are encouraged to contribute to the care planning process and management of associated risks.

The successful candidate will possess not only the clinical attributes to assess, plan and implement treatment and bring about positive changes to peoples lives; but also the interpersonal and communication skills required to be a key part of the team.

Please note that the interview date is provisional and may be subject to change.

Please see the attached Job Description for a more detailed explanation of the role, the Trust and the area covered.

Apart from its legal duties in relation to equality and diversity, the Trust recognises and actively promotes the benefits of a diverse workforce and is committed to treating all employees with dignity and respect regardless of race, gender, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion or belief.

Additionally, people with disabilities that fall under the Two Ticks - Guaranteed Interview Scheme will be offered an interview providing they meet the minimum criteria for the post (outlined in the Person Specification).

FOR POSTS WITH DIRECT SERVICE USER CONTACT - Please be advised that due to recent changes in the DBS Service, organisations no longer receive copies of DBS Disclosures – these are sent directly to candidates only. Therefore, it will be your responsibility, if successful, to ensure that this is taken to the appointing officer as soon as you receive it.

Alternatively, if you have subscribed to the update service, we will be able to check your status once we have your authority to do so.

The Trust has now introduced a DBS Update Service which is a contractual requirement. You need to subscribe when you have applied for your DBS clearance and there is a time limit to subscribe of 19 days after receipt of your DBS disclosure. Please ensure that this is completed within the set time scale.

This update service is an annual subscription at a cost of £13 to you. This will enable the Trust to have instant online access to your DBS record, with your consent, and so will remove the need for you to have to apply for this repeat check again.

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.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship (formerly a Work Permit)

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

UK Registration

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

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