Specialty Doctor in Forensic Adult Psychiatry

Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust

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Job summary

This is a new post working within mental health services in the custodial setting and adding to the workforce of the Surrey prisons which are detailed below.

This post is to provide 10 sessions (with an allowance of two sessions for Continuous Professional Development) of direct clinical psychiatrist input to the Mental Health In-reach Teams based in HMPs High Down, Send and Coldingley (and Downview when it re-opens). The Team assesses and treats men/women on ordinary location, in the healthcare wing and where applicable in the Segregation Unit, who have mental and behavioural conditions, and neuro-developmental conditions including ADHD, Autism and learning disability. The post is part of a multidisciplinary team providing care to this vulnerable group of prisoners. The post-holder will be responsible for the clinical assessment and treatment of patients across all locations in the prisons. A key focus to the work will be working with patients held within the 'healthcare' and 'segregation' units

Main duties of the job

To share in the organisation and provision of a comprehensive mental health offender care service to men and women detained in custody, and work with criminal justice services and local health, education and social care services. To provide high quality care to those with mental health difficulties, learning disabilities and co-morbid substance misuse problems to promote positive health, education and social care outcomes, sustainable resettlement, multi-agency involvement in after-care and reduction in re-offending.

About us

Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust (CNWL) specialises in caring for people with a wide range of physical and mental health needs.

Over the last few years our catchment area has grown significantly, making the Trust's population more diverse than ever. The area spans the communities of London, Milton Keynes and wider geographical areas of Buckinghamshire, Surrey, Kent and Hampshire. There are areas of great affluence as well as deprivation, and there are over 100 first-languages spoken in these communities.

Date posted

28 November 2023

Pay scheme

Hospital medical and dental staff

Grade

Specialty Doctor

Salary

£52,530 to £82,400 a year per annum this will be pro rata if part time

Contract

Fixed term

Duration

3 months

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

333-D-OF-SR-0002

Job locations

HMP Bronzefield and Refocus Team Kensington, Chelsea and Westminster

London

SW1V 2RH


Job description

Job responsibilities

The speciality doctor will provide clinical leadership to ensure the delivery of high quality patient care to the men/women resident in the Surrey Prisons (HMPs High Down, Downview when it re-opens, Send and Coldingley)To develop their own specialist interests and if appropriate to bring these in line with Trust and local service development plans.Teaching and training of medical students, specialist nurses, other nurses and prison staff where appropriate.

To contribute to the maintenance and development of offender care services within the Trust to the highest standard through clinical audit and other activities related to Care Quality

Job description

Job responsibilities

The speciality doctor will provide clinical leadership to ensure the delivery of high quality patient care to the men/women resident in the Surrey Prisons (HMPs High Down, Downview when it re-opens, Send and Coldingley)To develop their own specialist interests and if appropriate to bring these in line with Trust and local service development plans.Teaching and training of medical students, specialist nurses, other nurses and prison staff where appropriate.

To contribute to the maintenance and development of offender care services within the Trust to the highest standard through clinical audit and other activities related to Care Quality

Person Specification

Education and Qualifications

Essential

  • Primary Medical Degree
  • Full GMC Registration
  • GMC Licence to Practise

Desirable

  • MRCPsych (or equivalent)
  • An additional post graduate qualification of relevance to (own specialty)
  • Section 12 MHA Approved

Experience, Skills and Abilities

Essential

  • Completed at least 4 years full time post graduate training (or its equivalent on a part time or flexible basis) at least two of which will be in a specialty training programme in a relevant specialty or as a fixed term trainee or have equivalent experience and competencies

Desirable

  • Published audit or research
  • Interest in teaching and training medical and non-medical colleagues
  • Experience in service development
  • Evidence of evidence based medicine training, teaching and implementation

Personal Skills & Qualities

Essential

  • Excellent communication and empathic skills
  • Demonstrable leadership skills Experience of team working
  • Sound organisational skills
  • Ability to work on own initiative
Person Specification

Education and Qualifications

Essential

  • Primary Medical Degree
  • Full GMC Registration
  • GMC Licence to Practise

Desirable

  • MRCPsych (or equivalent)
  • An additional post graduate qualification of relevance to (own specialty)
  • Section 12 MHA Approved

Experience, Skills and Abilities

Essential

  • Completed at least 4 years full time post graduate training (or its equivalent on a part time or flexible basis) at least two of which will be in a specialty training programme in a relevant specialty or as a fixed term trainee or have equivalent experience and competencies

Desirable

  • Published audit or research
  • Interest in teaching and training medical and non-medical colleagues
  • Experience in service development
  • Evidence of evidence based medicine training, teaching and implementation

Personal Skills & Qualities

Essential

  • Excellent communication and empathic skills
  • Demonstrable leadership skills Experience of team working
  • Sound organisational skills
  • Ability to work on own initiative

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.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Additional information

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust

Address

HMP Bronzefield and Refocus Team Kensington, Chelsea and Westminster

London

SW1V 2RH


Employer's website

https://www.cnwl.nhs.uk/work (Opens in a new tab)

Employer details

Employer name

Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust

Address

HMP Bronzefield and Refocus Team Kensington, Chelsea and Westminster

London

SW1V 2RH


Employer's website

https://www.cnwl.nhs.uk/work (Opens in a new tab)

For questions about the job, contact:

Clinical Director Health and Justice Services

Dr Satinder Sahota

satindersahota@nhs.net

Date posted

28 November 2023

Pay scheme

Hospital medical and dental staff

Grade

Specialty Doctor

Salary

£52,530 to £82,400 a year per annum this will be pro rata if part time

Contract

Fixed term

Duration

3 months

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

333-D-OF-SR-0002

Job locations

HMP Bronzefield and Refocus Team Kensington, Chelsea and Westminster

London

SW1V 2RH


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