Specialty Doctor in Forensic Adult Psychiatry
Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust
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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.
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.
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
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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).
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).