Osa Healthcare Recruitment are supporting our client to recruit a speciality Ward Doctor for their service in Potters Bar. Join the team to deliver high-quality clinical service to patients across two adult acute admissions wards (Ward 1 up to 12 male patients, and Ward 2 with up to 11 female patients).
You will work closely with the units multi-disciplinary team, including the Consultant, to ensure that patients receive a holistic and person-centric treatment programme based on the recovery model.
The centre of our philosophy is that this journey is all about the individual. By ensuring individualised care is delivered which is evidenced based, people can move through pathways of care as their condition improves. Families and friends are an active part in each person's recovery process and helping all reach the end goal of more independent living where this is possible.
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/reports/s62 forms as required in a timely manner.
Preparing First-tier Tribunal and Hospital Managers' hearing reports under supervision of Consultant.
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 and CPD 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.
Taking part in the unit first on-call rota
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 a PICU/secure services (desirable)
Section 12 (2) approval (desirable)
AC status (desirable)
25 days annual leave plus bank holidays and your birthday off.
£75,000 per year
A Group Personal Pension Plan (GPPP) and pension contribution
Enhanced Maternity Package
Free meals while on duty
Employee Assistance Services
Continuous learning and development
Wellbeing support and activities
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.
Our client follows safer recruitment of staff for all appointments. It is a requirement that all staff understand it is each person's individual responsibility and are committed to promoting and safeguarding the welfare of service users. Candidates will be subject to an Enhanced DBS disclosure.
About your next employer
You will be working for an established, stable and agile company with a unique approach to the delivery of care. With a network of over 70 services across England and Wales, providing four services including: Mental Health, Neurological, Learning Disabilities & Autism, Children & Education, there is opportunity for you to grow and move.