Specialty Doctor in Forensic Psychiatry
Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
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An exciting opportunity has arisen for the post of specialty doctor in Forensic Psychiatry in Southfield. This is a replacement post.
Specialised services, part of the Mental Health & Learning Disability division, consist of a range of specialist inpatient and community services for adolescents and adults.
Forensic services are a part of specialised services and include both in-patient and out-patient service provision.
Inpatient forensic services consist of the following:
*Ravenswood House -- adult medium secure hospital, 63 beds, male only
*Southfield -- adult low secure hospital, 28 beds, male and female
*Ashford -- adult low secure hospital for people with learning disabilities, male only
*Bluebird House -- adolescent medium secure hospital, 20 beds, male and female
*Austen House -- adolescent low secure hospital.
Community forensic services include:
*Outpatient Personality Disorders & Pathfinder service
*Specialist Community Forensic Team
*Community Forensic Learning Disability Team
A new adolescent low secure service is being developed, and there are plans for a comprehensive re-provision of adult secure services.
Main duties of the job
The Trust is seeking to appoint a specialty doctor in Forensic Psychiatry to join the existing consultant and junior doctor team at Southfield. This is a full-time replacement post.
Southfield has an established multi-disciplinary team, with non-consultant medical staff, psychology, occupational therapy, social work and nursing and health-care support work provision. Service users access primary care services at a local GP practice and there are links with secondary care physical health services provided at Southampton General Hospital.
In addition to having an inpatient caseload, the consultant teams provide community forensic liaison to local general adult services, for example opinions on risk management, future possible referrals, post-discharge advice and care pathway transition. Consultant teams also hold a caseload providing in-put to patients placed in out-of-area beds (low to high security), including reviews for potential repatriation in-area.
Are you committed to providing remarkable care and service?Are you passionate about helping people and want to make a difference every day?We want to meet you!
Southern Health is one of the largest Foundation Trusts in the UK, specialising in mental health, adult and child community health and learning disabilities. We are committed to promoting the welfare and safeguarding of children, young people and adults at risk of abuse and neglect through our 6,500 strong workforce.
Southern Health has over 300 sites across the county and we serve 1.5 million people throughout all stages of their lives. Our aim is to work alongside the people we support (and our health and care partners) to deliver the best possible care and constantly improve.
Here at SHFT we have so much to be proud of:
- Working as a team and supporting each other, we put patients and our staff at the heart of everything we do.
- We have a skilled and diverse workforce and are committed to our staff development, offering bespoke training packages, leadership pathways and career opportunities.
- We offer a variety of benefits such as an amazing pension scheme, generous annual leave, Childcare Choices scheme, many discounts (Blue Light card, The Company Shop, NHS Staff Discounts, cycle to work scheme) and much more.
Come to work with us, together we will provide outstanding treatment and care to improve lives.
Further information about the Trust and this role can be found on the Job Description and Person Specification document attached.
We are happy to talk Flexible Working - all requests for flexible working options can be discussed as part of the interview process.
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).