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Specialty Doctor in Mental Health - Rotational Scheme

Isle of Wight NHS Trust
£52,530 to £82,400 per annum
Closing date
27 Mar 2024

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Specialist doctor, Psychiatry
Specialty doctor
Contract Type
Full Time

We are recruiting for a Specialty Doctor who wishes to join #TeamIOWNHS. You should share our passion and drive to ensure that our patients receive quality and compassionate care and work with us to ensure the Trust continues its journey towards great people, great place.

We are looking for an innovative, motivated and enthusiastic individual who has the passion, commitment and therapeutic skills to assist in delivering compassionate and high quality care to individuals who are experiencing a crisis in their mental and emotional health and wellbeing.

Main duties of the job

General Clinical Responsibilities

  • To undertake psychiatric assessments and reviews of patients referred to the respective services, under indirect senior supervision.
  • To provide appropriate clinical cover in cases of emergency or urgent clinical need.
  • To support a seamless service and continuity of care, especially with the acute mental health services.
  • To support a patient-centred service, encouraging social inclusion and respecting diversity.
  • To work with other clinical staff in achieving high standards of assessment and care for all patients presenting to the service.
  • To adopt the Care Programme Approach and support integrated care pathways.
  • To carry out HoNOS scoring and PbR clustering in conjunction with the multi-disciplinary teams.
  • To observe the Trust's agreed policies and procedures.
  • To engage in regular consultant supervision of clinical practice as well as professional and educational development as appropriate.

About us

We have also been working with other local NHS Trusts across our region to create a new organisation, bringing together all community, mental health and learning disability services from across Hampshire and Isle of Wight. Subject to approvals, the aim is for the new Trust - Hampshire and Isle of Wight Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust - to be formed by April 2024.

People employed in our community, mental health and learning disability services by the Isle of Wight NHS Trust on 31 March 2024, will transfer to the new organisation under Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) on 1 April 2024 .

The Isle of Wight is a unique and stunning gem located off the South Coast of England, a short ferry journey from Portsmouth and Southampton, with journey times taking from as little as 10 minutes. The island offers an amazing coastline with beautiful countryside, year-round events, festivals and award-winning attractions.

Job description
Job responsibilities

Key responsibilities: Assessing any patients admitted since Friday who have not yet seen anyone more senior than a F2/SHO doctor and making a management plan as appropriate. Assessing any patients suitable for discharge over the weekend as per established discharge plans or the 72 hour assessment policy Providing advice and support to junior doctor on call Attending for S12 assessments (if suitably qualified) Attending any medical/psychiatric emergencies if requested to do so

Middle Grade Doctor on call general roles and responsibilities

They are fit for work and available, via the telephone numbers provided to the MH& LD MGoC administrator, throughout the duration of their on call shift. The MGoC must be on the Isle of Wight throughout the duration of their on call shift. They advise the MH& LD MGoC administrator of any unavailability (booked leave, outside commitments, ill health) at their earliest convenience. Should they become unwell OOH, they must also contact the Consultant on call to advise them of this. That they have access to all the necessary Information Systems (I.S.) used by the Trust for clinical work e.g. PARIS, e-Care logic and JAC. If this is not the case, to take this up with I.S. team, management and senior colleagues as soon as this is known, to remedy the situation. To collect the allocated on-call Bleep, Alarm and keys from the junior doctors/middle grade office at the start of each shift and return them at the end of each shift. They make contact with the SHO on duty at the start of each on call period, and confirm how they can contact each other. Review any outstanding tasks from the junior doctor handover (including looking at the junior doctor handover log book in the junior doctor office) and any known work to be done, with the junior doctor to prioritise these, according to clinical need and urgency. Also to identify tasks that should be performed by the MGoC rather than the junior doctor. Page | 22 Make contact with the Consultant on call at the start of each on call period, and confirm how they can contact each other. Review any patients recently admitted, that have not yet been seen by a senior doctor(Middle Grade of above). This will require liaison with ward and junior doctor staff. To review patients as request by ward nursing staff and junior doctors, that require senior review. To review patients who are potentially suitable for discharge during the on call period, in keeping with an established discharge plan made by the patients usual medical team. To act as Second Doctor for Mental Health Act Assessments (MHAA), if appropriately trained, and if this does not constitute a conflict of interests, as per the code of conduct for MHAA. If a MHAA request is made and the MGoC is not able to perform this duty, to liaise with the consultant on call / duty Approved Mental Health Practitioner (AMHP) so that another doctor can be found promptly. The MGoC must be contacted in the event of any Serious or Major Incidents, including but not limited to medical emergencies, assaults on staff/patients, unexpected patient deaths, and terrorism incidents. To relay this information to the Consultant on call and seek advice/support as required. To provide support and advice to junior medical staff and nursing staff as required. In the event that the junior doctor on call is taken ill or unable to complete their shift, or does not attend for their on call shift the MGoC will liaise with the Consultant on call to determine to what extent it may be necessary for the MGoC to act down in accordance with Trust Policy to meet clinical needs during the on call period. This should not be a regular occurrence, and the MGoC should not be required to routinely do this when there are difficulties filling gaps in the junior doctor rota. Comply with reasonable requests by the Trust to complete Diary Card or similar such exercises to properly assess the workload and nature of requests for MGoC involvement during on call periods.

Person Specification

  • Has achieved MBBS or equivalent medical qualification
  • Foundation competencies or equivalent
  • Eligible for section 12 approval (requires 4 years' experience in Psychiatry - can include F2 or equivalent experience)
  • 5 years full-time postgraduate training (or its equivalent gained on a part-time or flexible basis)- 3 years of which as a CT1-3 in Psychiatry or equivalent experience/ competencies.


  • Fully registered with GMC




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