Speciality Doctor in Perinatal Psychiatry

£45,124 to £77,519 a year Per annum
05 Oct 2021
04 Nov 2021
Career Level
Specialty doctor
Contract Type
Full Time

The trust is seeking a Full Time (10 PA) Specialty Doctor to work within the Nottinghamshire Community Perinatal Psychiatry team. The post could be filled by one candidate or a job share arrangement could be considered. This vacancy has arisen as the result of investment into the service from NHS England to meet the ambitions of the Long Term Plan. It is a new post.

Main duties of the job

Duties and responsibilities of the post include:

  • Management of moderate to severe mental illnesses in pregnancy and up to one year postpartum/extending to two as above and women at risk of relapse of moderate to severe mental illness in perinatal period
  • Use of the Mental Health Act and other relevant legislation where clinically appropriate
  • Psychiatric review in clinic of patients who are on the caseload of a CPN
  • Psychiatric involvement in CPA reviews
  • Use rating tools and/or outcome measures that it has been agreed the team will use
  • Child Protection Proceedings where appropriate including writing reports on patients the post holder has seen and attendance at Child Protection Conferences where appropriate
  • Clinical audit
  • The opportunity to develop teaching skills if the candidate shows an aptitude and interest in teaching
  • Telephone advice to other healthcare professionals including GPs, Obstetricians, Health Visitors, Midwives, Social Workers and Mental Health Professionals from other teams.
  • Cross cover for the CT3 within the team may be required

About us

Nottinghamshire Healthcare is one of the largest mental health trusts in the country, serving a population of over one million people across Nottinghamshire, including the provision of healthcare services from Rampton Hospital, one of the country's three high-secure hospitals. This provides interested trainees with unique training opportunities in forensic psychiatry.

The Trust also has strong academic links with the University of Nottingham and the Institute of Mental Health, home of the Mental Health Research Network hub for East Midlands and South Yorkshire.

The Trust is supporting the Royal College of Psychiatry's campaign to encourage medical students to specialise in psychiatry. You can find out more by visiting the College's website.

Job description


  • To participate in annual appraisal
  • To undertake the administrative duties associated with the care of
  • To attend and participate in the academic programme of the Trust, including lectures and seminars as part of the internal CPD
  • To maintain professional registration with the General Medical Council, if applicable Mental Health Act Section 12(2) approval, and to abide by professional codes of
  • To participate annually in a job plan review with the clinical manager, which will include consultation with a relevant manager to ensure that the post is developed to consider changes in service configuration and delivery associated with
  • To work with local managers and professional colleagues in ensuring the efficient running of services and share with consultant colleagues in the medical contribution to
  • To comply with the Trusts agreed policies, procedures, standing orders and financial
  • To comply with Trust Mandatory training requirements.


Person Specification

  • Must be fully registered with the GMC


  • Must have a minimum of 2 years' experience post qualification (equivalent of FY1 and FY2 years completed)


  • Experience in Psychiatry, not specifically perinatal

Personal Attributes

  • An ability to work flexibly and be responsive to emergency/urgent presentations
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • A desire to learn and develop the post holder's clinical skills
  • UK driving licence or ability to obtain this within 3 months of starting the position


  • Reliable, trustworthy, accessible, respectful, listens well
  • Works well under pressure and to deadlines

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