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Clinical Fellow in Psychiatry

Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust
£43,923 to £55,329 a year per anum
Closing date
17 Oct 2023

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Hospital, Psychiatry
Career Level
Contract Type
Fixed Contract
Part Time
This appointment is for a part time (3 days per week) Clinical Fellow to work in our Gender Identity Clinic, for a fixed term of 24-36 months.

The role of a Clinical Fellow in Gender Dysphoria is not a recognised training post, but the NHS England Service Specification outline that after 2 years of supervised experience in Gender Medicine one can be registered as a Gender Specialist with the Ministry of Justice, subject to references.
Main duties of the job

It is expected that the post holder should keep up to date with current knowledge & practice, to attend clinical meetings within the department & to participate in audit & in-service training of other healthcare professionals.

The post holder will be required to deputise for absent colleagues from time to time and to perform additional duties in occasional emergencies and unforeseen circumstances. This includes being available exceptionally for such irregular commitments outside normal rostered duties as are essential for continuity of patient care.

This vacancy is based at our Porterbrook Gender Identity Clinic at the Michael Carlisle Centre. The successful applicant will have access to office accommodation, with IT support for e-mail, internet access and secretarial support. Remote working is supported but there is an expectation that most of the time is spent on site, a laptop and remote access to all required IT systems will also be included.

Medical workload for the service will be overseen by the unit consultant Dr A V Pawar. The post holder will have office accommodation, with IT support for e-mail, intranet and internet and secretarial support there.
About us
  • Annual leave - offering up to 33 days annual leave plus 8 bank holidays on a pro rata basis dependent upon NHS continuous service time.
  • Access to NHS Pension Scheme - we are members of the NHS Pension Scheme which offers generous employer contributions.
  • Flexible relocation package - we offer up to 8,000 to support your relocation to Sheffield.
  • Study leave - we offer 30 days over three years with a study leave budget of 1,500 per year.
  • Parental leave - we offer a generous maternity, paternity and adoption leave package.
  • Learning and development - we have a strong focus on learning and development for medical staff which offers access to a range of learning.
  • Annual Clinical Excellence Awards - we reward the doctors who contribute most to the delivery of safe and high-quality care and the improvement of services.
  • Research - you have the opportunity to work alongside our dedicated Research Development Unit which has around 40 research studies open at any one time.
  • Staff network groups - we have a network of groups established by staff to talk about important issues, including:
    • Ethnically Diverse Staff Network
    • Women's Staff Network
    • Staff Carers Network
    • Rainbow (LGBT) Staff Network
  • Disability Staff Network
  • Lived Experience Staff Network
  • Mentoring and coaching
  • Salary sacrifice scheme
  • Flexible working
  • Workplace Wellbeing
  • PhysioMed

Job description
Job responsibilities
  • Attendance to multidisciplinary team meetings and offer medical input
  • Participate in medical assessments for gender dysphoria, suitability and readiness gender affirmative surgeries, as well as plan hormonal treatment
  • Contribute to administrative tasks necessary for clinical responsibilities
  • Daily clinical supervision and personal supervision which will be decided by mutual agreement
  • Attend weekly educational training events
  • Conduct Quality Improvement Projects (QIP) or Audits.
  • Attendance at ward team meetings
  • Medical leadership, as required, to the multidisciplinary ward team.
  • Medical/psychiatric assessments for care planning and risk assessment
  • Formulation and delivery of appropriate pharmacological and psychological interventions to aid recovery.
  • Assessment for people detained under Mental Health Act.
  • Attendance at Tribunal hearings for people detained under Mental Health Act.
  • Completion of administrative tasks necessary for clinical responsibilities.
  • Writing of Mental Health Review Tribunal Reports or reports to other agencies.
  • Liaison with members of other teams to transfer patients into and out of inpatient service.
  • Attendance at CPA reviews and pre-discharge planning meetings.
  • Clinical supervision of junior medical staff
  • Teaching of undergraduate medical students

Person Specification
Knowledge & Skills
  • Competence in basic clinical procedures
  • Able to prioritise clinical need, time and workload
  • Aware of own limitations
  • Understands the principles of patient confidentiality and data protection
  • Understand the importance of working effectively in teams
  • Ability to assess, recognise and initiate management of the acutely ill patient and play an effective part in advanced life support
  • Understanding of the basic principles of audit and clinical governance
  • Ability to undertake a full psychiatric assessment including mental state examination
  • Understands the criteria for diagnostic categories for common mental disorders
  • Knowledge of UK health systems, practices and values awareness of current issues in the NHS
  • Computer literate
  • Understands the importance & impact of information systems in health care
  • Ability to practice evidence-based medicine
  • Evidence of continuous professional development
  • Contributes to teaching and learning of others
  • Active participation in clinical audit
Training & Qualifications
  • Has achieved MBChB or equivalent medical qualification.
  • Satisfactory completion of F1 & F2 or equivalent or completion of core training in psychiatry.
  • Eligible for full registration with the GMC at time of starting the post
  • Distinctions, scholarships, prizes
  • Experience of research
  • Experience of Foundation training
  • 24 months of continuous service with the NHS (F1 & F2 years)
  • Additional degrees e.g. MSc, PhD
  • Recognises stressful situations and responds appropriately.
  • Demonstrates initiative, enthusiasm, and common sense.
  • Respects and promotes the individual's rights, interests, preferences, beliefs, and culture.
  • Potential to benefit from the training available.
  • Evidence of leadership qualities
  • Other work experience/outside interests
  • Able to communicate effectively in written and spoken English.
  • Able to communicate effectively in medical context
  • Able to discuss treatment options with patients and carers in a way they can understand.
  • Able to establish good working relations with patients, carers and multidisciplinary colleagues.
  • Experience of working in teams.
  • Sensitivity to needs of different ethnic and minority groups.
  • Awareness of gender issues in the service provision.
  • Participation in Continuous Professional Development
  • Understand the responsibilities of being an employee of the NHS.
  • Evidence of communication skills.

Employer details
Employer name

Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust

Gender Identity Clinic, Michael Carlisle Centre

75 Osborne Road


S11 9BF

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