General Adult Psychiatry in Crisis & Home Treatment
10 sessions per week
St. Anns Hospital
£76,761 to £103,490 p.a.
This is a post for a full-time General Adult Psychiatrist in the Crisis and Home Treatment for the east of Dorset, based at St. Anns Hospital in Poole. The successful applicant will be supported by a part-time Consultant Psychiatrist, Senior Trainee (ST4-6) and a Core Trainee (CT1-3) in Psychiatry.
Crisis and Home Treatment Team (CHTT) provides assessment, intensive community based treatment and referral on to other services for people aged 18 years and over with functional mental illness requiring acute psychiatric intervention. The purpose of the team is to provide an alternative to hospital admission, decide when admission is needed and to facilitate early discharge from hospital. The team has the capacity to work with 36 patients.
Referrals to the team are typically made by community mental health teams, psychiatric liaison teams in the local general hospitals, out of hours primary care services and psychiatric inpatient teams. Outside routine working hours, the team takes phone calls from patients and those involved in their care.
The post holder will provide medical leadership to the East Dorset Crisis and Home Treatment Team, with personal assessment and management of many patients and discussion of all patients on the team caseload at regular handover and review meetings.
Employment in this post requires a Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. The DBS levies a charge of £44 and the Trust will recover this cost in instalments from your first 3 salary payments. This will only apply to candidates who are new to the Trust and not internal staff. Applicants who subscribe to the DBS update service and are able to present a valid DBS certificate will not incur a charge.
Dorset HealthCare is a dynamic, forward-thinking Trust, running 14 local hospitals and providing a wide range of integrated community and mental health services to a population of almost 700,000 people.
Whether working in busy urban locations such as Bournemouth, Poole, Dorchester and Weymouth or serving residents in rural areas, our 5,000-strong workforce is at the heart of what we do.
Staff thrive in a supportive, ‘family’ atmosphere in which we recognise that the importance of how we do things is just as important as what we do, and what we achieve. We strongly encourage behaviours that promote compassion and care between colleagues, supporting staff to be proactive, positive, respectful, supportive, reliable and trustworthy. We are also an organisation which leads the way in challenging stigma and discrimination experienced by those with lived experience of mental health problems or emotional distress.
We relish the chance to provide quality care – a recent survey showed that 90% of staff feel their work makes a difference to patients and service users. Some of our services are rated outstanding by the CQC, and we constantly strive to improve in all aspects of our work.
As well as job satisfaction, staff enjoy benefits ranging from a car lease scheme to free use of beach huts, flexible working options and a host of advanced training and career development opportunities. We offer a 24/ 7 employee assistance service, alongside many health and wellbeing initiatives.
Staff are also regularly consulted to help shape improvements or changes to the way the Trust is run, and their outstanding work is recognised through our Heroes awards scheme.
Dorset itself offers the opportunity for a truly outstanding work/life balance, whatever your age or outlook. Millions of people each year come to holiday in the place where most of our staff live and work every day - enjoying access to award-winning beaches along the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site, picture-postcard villages, great weather and stunning countryside. We have excellent schools, top-rated family attractions and endless sporting/leisure opportunities, plus plenty of country pubs and lively nightclubs.
is to lead and inspire through excellence, compassion and expertise in all we do.
is to inspire patients, partners, local people and professionals alike by achieving excellent clinical outcomes and experiences, by supporting people with compassion and kindness, and by being experts in our roles.
How we do things around here is just as important as what we do and what we achieve. Our behaviours provide a guide to bringing our vision to life, and help everyone think about how they approach their work and other people. The behaviours below, have been identified by those within and external to Dorset HealthCare as being the most important, and are behaviours we hope everyone will experience at Dorset HealthCare.
Reliable and Trustworthy
Be part of an organisation leading the way to challenge the stigma and discrimination experienced by those with lived experience of mental health problems or emotional distress.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION - PLEASE READ CAREFULLY
Before applying for this post, please refer to the ‘Information for applicants’ for further guidance on the recruitment process.
It is sometimes necessary to close vacancies before the closing date due to an exceptional response. Therefore, we recommend that you apply for this vacancy as soon as possible.
Please note that all communication will be electronic so please check your email account regularly.
You must have appropriate UK professional registration.
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.
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