Speciality Doctor in Forensic Learning Disability Psychiatry
The post-holder will work at the level of a Specialty Doctor, working on Clerkenwell, Moorgate and Aldgate Wards, alongside two consultants, Dr Humphries and Dr Rahman. The wards are within the John Howard Centre.
This post offers the opportunity to gain invaluable experience for those considering a career in either forensic or learning disability psychiatry.
The postholder will be able to observe a wide range of clinical practice in a supported and well supervised environment, working with skilled and experienced clinicians, including on London's only medium secure specialist autism unit. There will be specialist training available to the successful applicant, for example in using the HCR-20, facilitating groups and in conducting specialist assessments, for example of pervasive developmental disorders.
Both wards have full MDTs and there is a network of junior medical staff at the John Howard Centre, with seven CT doctors, six ST doctors and two other speciality doctors, which gives the opportunity for informal peer support.