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Specialty Doctor in General Adult Psych HTT & Criminal Justice Liaison

East London NHS Foundation Trust
£52,530 to £82,400 per annum
Closing date
12 Mar 2024

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We are seeking to recruit an ambitious and motivated speciality doctor in psychiatry.

This is a rare opportunity to work with two well-established multidisciplinary mental health teams, in Tower Hamlets. The Home Treatment Team (HTT) provides assessment, treatment and care for residents in Tower Hamlets experiencing a mental health crisis as an alternative to admission, and the East London Criminal Justice Liaison and Diversion Team (CJLD) provides assessment and advice about treatment options for people experiencing mental disorder and being held at local Police cells and Magistrates Courts. The post-holder will work at the level of a Specialty Doctor in Psychiatry across the two teams. The post holder will have regular supervision from one of the HTT consultant psychiatrists and benefit from joining a collegiate and active group of specialty doctors in the borough.

Main duties of the job

The idea of the option for rotation is that the post holder will have an opportunity to develop a range of clinical experience in middle grade jobs, which may be helpful for the CESR application process and we would be supportive of any post-holder who either wishes to aim towards CESR or to get onto a specialist training programme.

ELFT is a teaching Trust,rated Outstanding by the CQC which provide Mental health and Community Service across East London and Bedfordshire.

About us

Our mission is to make a positive difference to people's lives by improving the quality of life for all we serve. Our values are: We Care, We Respect, We are Inclusive - so we are looking for people who live and breathe these qualities when supporting service users and carers, and in their relationships with colleagues in the Trust and our partner organisations.

Job description
Job responsibilities

For further information relating to this vacancy please see attached job description and person specification.

Person Specification

  • Medical degree, MBBS or equivalent (A) License to practice with the GMC (In good standing and if relevant up to date with regards to revalidation)


  • MRCPsych (A) Eligible for Section 12 Approval
  • Mental Health Act Higher degree (A)

Previous experience

  • Previous experience 1-2 yrs training at CT1-3 grade or higher in psychiatry (A) Or Min 2 yrs clinical experience as a Speciality Doctor or equivalent in Psychiatry (A)
  • Min 2 yrs clinical experience as a Speciality Doctor or equivalent in Psychiatry (A)


  • Previous experience of working in the community mental health setting (A, I)
  • Interest in the principles of recovery oriented practice. (A, I)

Skills and abilities

  • Psychiatric assessment and consultation skills (I)
  • Ability to work sensitively in partnership with patients (I)
  • Ability to work with team to manage crises safely (I)
  • Good time management (A I)
  • Willingness to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team (A I)
  • Ability to appropriately seek advice (A I)
  • Excellent communication and documentation skills (A I)
  • Report writing (A)


  • Knowledge of psychiatric theory and practice (A I)
  • Knowledge of the MHA 1983 (I A)
  • Knowledge of the principles and practice of psychopharmacology (A I)


  • An understanding of mental health work in an inner city multicultural environment (A I)


  • Understanding of Confidentiality (I)
  • Understanding of Equal Opportunities (I)
  • Commitment to ongoing professional development Probity (A I)


  • Interest in audit and quality improvement (A, I)
  • Interest in teaching (A,I)

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