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FY3 Doctor (Psychiatry)

Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£40,257 to £51,017 a year pa
Closing date
13 Jun 2023

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Hospital, Psychiatry
Career Level
Foundation year 3 (F3)
Contract Type
Fixed Contract
Full Time
  • Have you decided to take time out of training to consider your future career options?
  • Would you like the freedom to try a different specialty that you were not exposed to as a foundation trainee?
  • Are you looking develop your clinical competence?Are you looking to go travelling but feeling the constraints of annual leave in a full-time post?

Then the role of FY3 Doctor at Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (LYPFT) would be perfect for you.

At LYPFT we absolutely understand that extending your knowledge and learning is important to you. The role of FY3 Doctor is not a training post but is committed to supporting your development in a Teaching Hospital environment. We can give you the freedom to gain supervised experience and exposure in a variety of areas, extending your knowledge and learning prior to entering specialty training.

LYPFT rates highly in the GMC survey for overall trainee satisfaction. We currently proudly host the Yorkshire & Humber Higher Trainee of the year and the Director of Medical Education has a track record for innovation in training as an outstanding contributor to Health Education England Better Training Better Care project.

Main duties of the job

This is an opportunity to gain experience in Psychiatry at Core Trainee level as part of the Leeds and Wakefield Core Training Scheme. The Trust is keen to support the on-going development and career progression of a Post Foundation Fellow who will work with a Royal College approved Educational Supervisor who will provide both educational and clinical supervision.

Duties will include junior psychiatry and medical input into the inpatient units and community psychiatry experience (depending upon the actual post).

You will be expected to carry out on-call commitments in the daytime and out of hours.

Protected time is built into FY3 Doctor timetables to attend the monthly continued professional development academic training programme of the Core Training Scheme.

About us

We are a high quality, high performing NHS foundation trust. We are the main provider of specialist mental health and learning disability services in Leeds. We also provide specialist inpatient services in York as well as some highly specialised services across the country.

We employ around 3,000 staff and every year we have contact with over 25,000 service users. Our vision is to provide outstanding mental health and learning disability services as an employer of choice. Our ambition is to support our service users and carers, our staff and the communities we serve to live healthy and fulfilling lives. We need people like you to help us achieve our goals; to live our lives free from stigma and discrimination; and to improve the lives of people with a learning disability and mental ill health. We perform well against local and national targets and in our most recent CQC inspection, 85% of our services were rated good or outstanding.As a teaching trust with strong links to local universities, we are a centre of excellence for teaching,research and development.

Job description
Job responsibilities

  1. Carry out psychiatric assessments in a variety of settings working flexibly with other members of the Team
  2. Maintain the medical/psychiatric management of service users referred and accepted by the Team
  3. Be responsible for the day to day psychiatric and medical care of patients under the care of the consultant
  4. To liaise with other agencies and participate in Care Programme Approach meetings for individual clients, participating in care management reviews for clients and carers
  5. To maintain accurate, up to date records and notes
  6. Participate in local audit and educational and training activities
  7. The on-call commitments are as previously stated with cross cover
  8. To undertake other duties as may reasonably be required from time to time, that are consistent with the grade and responsibility of the post 

You will benefit from the guidance of a Clinical Supervisor and Educational Supervisor who will support in your development and have an entitlement to study leave. We will work with you to agree a rotation that is tailored to your learning needs. In addition, you will take part in out of hours cover, providing further learning opportunity where you will be supported by senior colleagues to continue enhancing your knowledge and skills.

We understand that you need the freedom to explore exciting personal experiences, as an FY3 Doctor we can offer you the opportunity to achieve a positive work life balance and enable you the opportunity to take an unpaid leave. Further benefits include paid annual leave provision, paid sickness absence provision and NHS pension contributions.

The successful applicant will need to be eligible for full registration with the GMC at time of starting the post, achieved MBChB or equivalent medical qualification, provide evidence of satisfactory completion of F1 & F2 (or equivalent) and ALS training (or equivalent). Please see the Person Specification and Job Description attached for full details of the post.

If you are interested in becoming an FY3 Doctor wed love to hear from you.

Person Specification

  • Eligible for full registration with the GMC at the time of appointment and hold a current licence to practice.
  • Eligible to work in the UK
  • Previous NHS experience
  • Evidence of year 1 Foundation competences from a UKFPO affiliated Foundation Programme or equivalent by time of appointment in line with GMC standards/Good Medical Practice 

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