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LED in Eating Disorders Psychiatry, Cotswold House

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
£43,923 to £55,329 per annum
Closing date
27 Feb 2024

Job Details

This post offers an excellent opportunity to develop skills in the medical, psychotherapeutic and psychiatric aspects of managing patients with eating disorders with the support of a skilled multidisciplinary team. The post provides a balance of hospital and community experience.

Main duties of the job

The Specialist Eating Disorders Service in Oxfordshire covers Oxford City, market towns and rural areas providing outpatient, day patient and inpatient and services. The service also takes referrals of students who are registered with local GPs. The community service serves a total population of around 660,000, receiving about 400 referrals per year. Cotswold House Oxford has 14 inpatient beds and 6 places for day patients. Some patients are local, identified as requiring admission by their respective community ED service. Other inpatients are referred nationally from specialist community ED services or CMHTs. Day patients are local.

We follow evidence-based treatment principles, using primarily cognitive behaviour therapy but also systemic family therapy particularly for younger patients. The post holder will work closely with a highly skilled multidisciplinary team. The patient group are mainly young women, many students. There is the opportunity for supervised experience of group and individual CBT for eating disorders. There is cross-cover on the unit with a specialty doctor. There is an SpR training slot. At times the doctors will need to undertake venapuncture, but a phlebotomist is employed by the Trust for routine blood tests and nursing staff are also trained

About us

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust provides physical, mental health and social care for people of all ages across Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Swindon, Wiltshire, Bath and North East Somerset.

Our services are delivered at community bases, hospitals, clinics and people's homes, delivering care as close to home as possible

Our vision is that no matter who you are or where you are, you will tell us that you receive:Outstanding care delivered by an outstanding team

Our values are:Caring, safe and excellent

At Oxford Health we offer a wide range of benefits designed to support your career and wellbeing. These include:

  • Excellent opportunities for career progression
  • Access to tailored individual and Trust wide learning and development
  • 27 days annual leave, plus bank holidays, rising to 33 days with continuous service
  • NHS Discount across a wide range of shops, restaurants and retailers
  • Competitive pension scheme
  • Lease car scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Mental Health First Aiders
  • Staff accommodation (please note waiting lists may apply)
  • Staff networking and support groups hosted by our Equality, Diversity & Inclusion team

Job description
Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description for more information on the post or please do reach out to the details below if you have any questions

Person Specification

  • General medical qualification


  • Some or all parts of MRCPsych or equivalent


  • Shall have completed at least 3 years' full-time Postgraduate training (or its equivalent gained on a part-time or flexible basis) at least two of which will be in a specialty training programme in a relevant specialty or as a fixed term specialty trainee in a relevant specialty or shall have equivalent experience and competencies.


  • To exercise an intermediate level of clinical responsibility as delegated by the consultant in charge

Skills and Knowledge

  • To exercise an intermediate level of clinical responsibility as delegated by the consultant in charge.
  • Ability to work through a collaborative multi-disciplinary framework
  • Ability to contribute to effective team working. Capacity to prioritise workload.
  • Must have good skills in communication with patients, relatives, colleagues and staff of other organisations. Good spoken and written English.
  • Work collaboratively and effectively with a range of professionals.
  • Must have interest in research and commitment to people with mental health problems, and their carers.
  • Must have experience of teaching medical undergraduates and have an interest in teaching Interest in participating in research
  • Experience of delivering individual psychological treatments





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