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Specialty Doctor - General Adult Psychiatry

Job Description

NELFT NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest NHS trusts of its kind in the country. Providing mental health and community services across north east London and Essex, we are committed to making the most of opportunities to work across traditional healthcare boundaries to bring real benefits to our patients and service users.

Our core aim is to improve the overall health and wellbeing of local people. We work closely with other organisations and are continuously looking to develop innovative, integrated and comprehensive healthcare services that support people out of hospital where possible.

With an annual budget of more than £300million, we provide care and treatment for a population of almost 15 million people in their own homes, in health centres and in hospital. We employ around 6000 staff.

The extensive range of specialist services we provide means that it is possible to get a variety of different working experiences within the same organisation.

NELFT recognises its responsibility to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and to protecting them from the risk of harm. We expect all staff to undertake this commitment and applicants will be subject to recruitment processes that support this.

Permanent Specialty Doctor - General Adult Psychiatry in the Waltham Forest Access, Assessment & Brief Intervention Team, Wood House & Forest House, Thorpe Coombe Hospital, 712, Forest Road, Walthamstow, London E17 3HP

11 Programmed Activities

We are seeking a suitably qualified and experienced Specialty Doctor to work within the Waltham Forest Access, Assessment & Brief Intervention Team (WF AABIT) under the supervision of Drs Justin Basquille, Dr Maria Papanastassiou & Dr Teresa Borrell Consultant Psychiatrists.

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of the further development of NELFT’s Waltham Forest Access, Assessment & Brief Intervention Service. The service has seen new investment by the Waltham Forest CCG in the last 2 years, reflecting the increased demand on the service and the development of an extended hours service.

The post holder will play a vital role in assisting the WF AABIT to achieve the highest standards of care and support for Waltham Forest service users referred to mental health services and to assist in meeting the targets for providing prompt, high quality assessments as well as on-going treatment and care for those who require it.

The post holder will work in a large, vibrant multidisciplinary team.

The working hours are varied and include some weekday evenings and Saturday mornings. The post attracts 11 PAs in recognition of this.

The team works closely with all other NELFT services, primary care, the local authority, all relevant agencies, Bart’s Health and the voluntary sector to ensure excellent standards of care are delivered.

You will have undergone training at core psychiatry level or equivalent and will bring significant experience of psychiatric practice to the post.

Please contact Dr Bill Travers, Associate Medical Director for any information regarding the post as below:

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In the event of a high number of responses to any advert, NELFT reserves the right to close the vacancy early. If you do not hear from us within three weeks of the closing date then please assume you have not been successful on this occasion.

NELFT has signed the skills pledge and is an accredited Improving Working Lives organisation. We are committed to staff development and offer a range of opportunities which include monthly supervision, annual appraisal and a wide range of training options.

We offer a range of NHS benefits including flexible working, NHS Pension Scheme, Childcare Voucher and car scheme. To improve the working lives of our staff we are committed in helping them achieve a healthy balance between work and home life and offer a range of initiatives to help staff achieve this.

We are committed to equal opportunities and diversity, and therefore welcome applications from all sections of the community.

NELFT operates a no smoking policy.

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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.

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