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Specialty Doctor, Mental Health/Brain Injury, St Mary's Hospital

Elysium Healthcare

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Join the team at the St Mary’s Hospital to deliver high-quality clinical service to patients across four wards, comprising of 67 patients in total. Wards include medium secure (including 4 deaf patients), low secure, locked rehabilitation, and autism. We are moving to an all-male patient caseload, and almost all patients have a brain injury.

There will be two specialty doctors working acrosstwo wards each. There arethree full-time consultants (experienced in neuro-psychiatry, learning disability, forensic, and Deafness), and will be allocated a dedicated supervisor. Some consultants have active links with the University and local medical school for teaching, and the Royal College of Psychiatrists. You will have access to a half day of CPD on a Friday afternoon. You will be supported for CESR, AC approval, Section 12 (2) status if required, and study leave throughout the year for your appraisal.

You will have opportunities for research and audit. You will have opportunities to feed into a regular monthly medics’ meeting and to grow your CV.

There will be on call duties with opportunities for voluntary paid extra locum shifts. You will also have time off in lieu for on calls worked, which can be taken any time of your choosing (as long as cover is in place). Lunches are provided free of charge daily.

There will be great learning opportunities as you work with the multi-disciplinary team, which is comprised of the consultantpsychiatrist, clinical psychologist, nursing, occupational therapists, speech and language therapists, social workers, forensic psychotherapist, positive behaviour support practitioner, physical health team, visiting GP every week, and practice nurse.

St Mary's Hospital offers a neurorehabilitation pathway supporting patients to transferfrom Medium Secure, Low Secure andlocked neurorehabilitation unit with four rehabilitation flats.The clinical team at St Mary's Hospital have establishedgood links with specialist ABI step-down placements in the North West and nationally to best support the transition to thecommunity.

There is an active service user network at St Mary's Hospital involved in service development.

Hours per week: 37.5 (Full time)

Our Specialty Doctor role also involves:

  • Ensuring an adequate handover to colleagues including out of hours.
  • Reviewing the mental state of patients as per the hospital procedure.
  • Ensuring that each patient has a full physical health screen upon admission including physical examination, ECG and bloods (the hospital has some phlebotomists).
  • Taking a lead with managing any physical health concerns that emerge during inpatient stay.
  • Seeking collateral history from other professionals and family.
  • Completing discharge letters and reports as required in a timely manner.
  • Depending on your experience, providing oral evidence at First-tier Tribunal and Hospital Managers’ hearings under the supervision of Consultant.
  • Contributing to the service development by participating in Clinical Governance activities by conducting audits, research and teaching.
  • Work effectively with colleagues to ensure that patients have access to appropriate medical cover at all times.
  • Providing prospective cover to other specialty doctors when they are on leave.

To be successful as a Specialty Doctor, you’ll need:

  • Full GMC registration
  • Experience working in psychiatry within multi-disciplinary teams
  • To be in good standing with the Royal College of Psychiatrists
  • To have had an appraisal/RITA within the last year
  • At least 3 years’ experience in Psychiatry
  • Experience working as a doctor within brain injury/ learning disability/ deafness services (desirable)
  • MRCPsych (desirable)
  • Section 12 (2) approval (desirable)
  • AC status (desirable)

What you will get

  • Annual salary of £75,000
  • The equivalent of 33 days annual leave – plus your birthday off!
  • Free meals and parking
  • Wellbeing support and activities
  • Career development and training
  • Pension contribution
  • Life Assurance
  • Enhanced Maternity Package

There is also a range of other benefits including retail discounts and special offers, car leasing without a credit check, holiday financing and much more.

About your next employer

You will be working for an established, stable and agile company with a unique approach to the delivery of care.

Each and every employee is valued and supported, as everyone has an important role to play in the success of Elysium. It is only with the dedication, passion and hard work from staff that excellent care programs that truly benefit the service users can be delivered.

With a network of over 70 services across England and Wales, providing for services including: Mental Health, Neurological, Learning Disabilities & Autism, Children & Education, there is opportunity for you to grow and move with Elysium.

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