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Specialty Doctor

Job Description

C&I has worked closely with current service users and Trust staff to create a set of shared values that make sure people who use the Trust’s services get the best possible chance of a rapid recovery. We expect every member of staff to embed these values in everything they do to drive up the standards of care across the Trust. For people who use C&I‘s services, these values mean that they can be assured that through their journey to recovery they will be guaranteed:

• To receive a warm welcome
• That their dignity will always be respected
• That their care will be founded on compassion and kindness
• To receive a positive approach to care as they journey towards recovery
• High Quality Care from a highly trained team of professionals
• That each individual will be part of the wider team in the journey to recovery –
i.e. ‘no decision about you, without you’.

C&I staff are required to reflect these values throughout their service at the Trust both:
• for people who use the services of the Trust, AND
• within their immediate teams and across the wider business of C&I.

As an applicant for this role, you are urged to demonstrate within your supporting statement a combination of evidence that reflects your competence to meet the job specification and provide examples of how C&I values are an integral part of the way you have and will continue to deliver service.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a substantive Specialty Doctor in General Adult Psychiatry within the acute care crisis pathway for 10 PA's although flexible hours are considered.

Camden & Islington Foundation Trust are seeking to appoint a bright and enthusiastic clinician to this Substantive Specialty Doctor position, based within the Islington crisis and home treatment service in Islington, North London.

The post may also be flexibly offered as a 6-12 month fixed term contract for applicants who prefer this. There may also be the possibility of negotiating protected time within the job-plan for a quality improvement or research project (This might suit applicants who have temporarily stepped out of Deanery approved training and are trying to extend their experience and build their CV before returning to higher training).

The post offered is that of Specialty Doctor Psychiatrist in General Adult Psychiatry based at Highgate Mental Health Centre, Dartmouth Park Hill London N19 5NX.

The full time post (10 PA's) will be broken down as follows: 85 Direct Clinical Care and 15 Supporting Professional Activities. All clinical sessions are within the crisis care pathway.

The position is available from 31 October 2016 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The role of the Specialty Doctor is to be a senior medical member of the multi-disciplinary team. Supported by the team's consultant, the Specialty Doctor ensures that high quality, patient-centred, effective, safe and efficient care is delivered by the team.

The post is subject to the annual job-planning process as agreed under the new Specialty Doctors contract. Inner London weighting supplement applies. The post holder will be supported in pursuing appropriate continuing professional development.

The trust became a Foundation Trust in February 2008 and continues as a mental health organisation. It has well established links with the Royal Free and University College London medical schools and the North London Junior and Higher Psychiatric Training schemes. The Trust works closely with researchers at UCL and these two organisations have recently formed the so-called Institute of Mental Health. There are opportunities to take part in research projects for interested applicants.

Camden and Islington are exciting multicultural inner-city boroughs just on the edge of the west end of London. There is a contiguous mix of relatively affluent and deprived areas.

Applicants are expected to have a full GMC registration and relevant experience in Psychiatry. It is desirable that the successful applicants are members of the RCPsych or equivalent, hold a current licence to practice and are approved under Sec12 of the Mental Health Act.

Closing Date: Monday 31st Oct 2016
Interview Date: To be confirmed

For further details / informal visits contact:
Informal discussions and/or visits are welcomed and can be arranged by contacting Dr Fredrik Johansson, Consultant Psychiatrist on  ( Phone number removed ) 

Only those applicants who demonstrate clearly how they meet our person specification will be shortlisted for interview. If you have not been contacted within 4-6 weeks of the closing date please assume you have not been shortlisted for the next stage.

We reserve the right to close any vacancies from further submissions, when we have received sufficient applications from which to make a shortlist. Please ensure you apply without delay if you wish to be considered for this role. We are an employer committed to Equal Opportunities and Diversity, with a range of family friendly policies.

We aim to develop a workforce that reflects diversity of our population and our service users. We are actively encouraging applications from people with experience of using mental health services and we would welcome applications from all sections of the community, particularly from underrepresented groups such as our black and minority ethnic (BME) communities, and LGBT communities. We also hold the Disability two tick symbol and have made the pledge to commit to employing more people with learning disabilities. If you require this application form in another format i.e. Large print, Braille or audio tape etc., please contact the Recruitment Department on  ( Phone number removed )  or email ( Email address removed )and we will arrange for this to be sent to you.

For more information please go to Camden & Islington NHS FT website.

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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