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Junior Medic/Doctor

Entry-level at NHS

Junior Medic/Doctor

Entry-level at NHS

  • LocationBlandford Forum, UK
  • Position levelEntry-level
  • Job period iconFull-time employment
  • Application deadline iconPosted on 21 Oct, 2018
  • Start date iconStart date:
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  • CompetitiveCompetitive

Located in Blandford Forum, Dorset, Priory Hospital Blandford opened in April as a specialist 12 bed Tier 4 CAMHS LD service. The accommodation at Priory Hospital Blandford provides single en-suite rooms for young people between the ages of 12 -18 who have a Learning Disability and Mental Health diagnosis. This is an exciting opportunity to join our team and lead and develop this new specialist service.

Job Advert Role Description

Main Duties:

  • To deliver a high quality clinical service to patients. To work closely with the unit’s multi-disciplinary team, Resident Medical Officer (RMO) and General Practitioner to ensure that patients receive a holistic and person-centric treatment programme based on the recovery model.
  • Undertake psychiatric and external assessments for clients referred to the unit to determine the appropriate level of care to be provided, under the direction and supervision of the Consultant Psychiatrist, and work with the unit multi-disciplinary team to ensure delivery of the Care Programme.
  • Prepare discharge summaries, reports and other associated documentation as necessary e.g. for CPA meetings, as directed and supervised by the Consultant Psychiatrist.
  • Participation in learning activities and supervision.
  • Participation in Clinical Governance activities, and account for contracted hours utilised in research, Continuing Professional Development and other non-clinical duties as necessary and in a timely manner.
  • Working effectively with colleagues to ensure that clients have access to appropriate medical cover at all times, which will require participation in an on-call rota for the site.
  • The post holder will be expected to support the GP in delivering physical health care and emergency treatment to patients in complex care.
  • To support the RMO and GP in delivering a consistently high standard of medical care to all patients on site. Be responsible for inducting new RMO’s and providing cover for them when they are on compensatory rest periods.
  • Share responsibility for taking bloods with the site phlebotomist and RMO as necessary.
  • Arrange appropriate clinical tests and investigations and take responsibility for chasing up results and acting on them in a timely manner.
  • Ensure physical observations by ward staff are carried out in accordance with medical instructions. Review physical observation findings and act upon them in a clinically appropriate manner.
  • Any other duties considered to be commensurate with the level of the post

Skills/Experience/Knowledge

  • Have current GMC registration
  • Have completed your 3 years core psychiatry training
  • Have worked in a CAMHS and / or LD Service
  • Have Section 12 approval, preferable but not essential

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