Specialty Doctor (with relocation allowance)

£45,124 to £77,519 a year
23 Sep 2021
19 Oct 2021
Career Level
Specialty doctor
Contract Type
Full Time

We are keen to appoint a Specialty Doctor to join our team at Hellesdon Hospital. You will be one of 5 Specialty Doctors supporting each of our 5 wards. The advertised post is for Waveney Ward, which is a all female acute ward.

We welcome applications from highly motivated, enthusiastic doctors who would welcome the opportunity to work in this beautiful part of the world. The Trust encourages leadership roles for senior clinicians as part of the core job and in additional roles, where available, in medical education, management, research and teaching.

The roles will provide clinical care to Waveney Ward based at Hellesdon Hospital covering central Norfolk. This role will provide you with the opportunity to play a key role in service design and redevelopment. Not only are we striving to continually improve our model of care but we have been successful in securing the funding to build a new inpatient unit on site. With the support of the architects we are challenging ourselves to think differently about how we deliver services and would very much welcome the input of the new post holder into this process.

The post holder must be registered with the GMC with a license to practice. Approval under Section of the Mental Health Act is desirable. Applications from those wishing to work flexibly or those wishing to develop academic or special interest sessions are welcomed.

Main duties of the job

Assessment and diagnosis of women within the service

Management of moderate to severe complex mental illnesses including personality disorder and dual diagnosis

Support and promote the physical health and well-being of the service user group

Use of Mental Health Act and other relevant legislation where clinically appropriate.

Psychiatric review of patients who are on the caseload of the supervising Consultant

Psychiatric involvement in CPA reviews and report preparation

Use rating tools and/or outcome measures that it has been agreed the team will use

Writing reports (e.g. For Hospital managers or Tribunals) on patients

Clinical audit

The opportunity to develop teaching skills if the candidate shows an aptitude and interest in teaching

Cross cover for colleagues

To provide consultancy, advice, support and intervention to the team and wider professionals

The area of specific responsibility to be determined in conjunction with the other medical team

Provide specialist assessment in complex cases and provide management strategies

Working within the team to manage risk for those patients with complex disorders and risky behaviours

Multi-disciplinary team working and liaising with secondary care services and external stakeholders

Work closely with the care coordinator or key worker within the team and other relevant teams

Involve service users and their carers in decision about their treatment


About us

Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust provides a range of mental health and learning disability services across Norfolk and Suffolk. It has inpatient facilities across both counties and smaller bases in rural locations. Many of the Trusts services are offered in the community, enabling service users to receive the support they need in an environment familiar to them. The Trust is actively engaged with the local system focused on implementing the vision of the NHS long term plan and the development of the Primary Care Networks, enhancing the current crisis pathways and looking at opportunities to work collaboratively.

Job description

For further information surrounding the job description and main responsibilities, please click Apply to view the advert on NHS Jobs, where you can refer to the attached JD.

Person Specification

  • Teaching and Presentation Skills


  • Effective team working
  • Leadership qualities
  • Flexibility
  • Research


  • Driving Licence/Able to travel independently

Clinical Governance

  • A clear understanding of Clinical Governance
  • Demonstrate a commitment to open review of practice


  • 3 years as a doctor post registration
  • 2 years in Psychiatry at SHO/ST level or more senior
  • 6 months in relevant specialism


  • Entry on the GMC Register
  • S12 Approval


  • MRCPsych

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