Speciality Doctor in Forensic Psychiatry

02 Jan 2019
30 Jan 2019
Amore .
Nursing Field
Mental Health
Job Type
Ready for the recognition and rewards you deserve? We don't just talk about putting employees first. We know that Priory wouldn't exist without their combined energy, expertise and effort.  So we invest heavily in training, provide first-class support, promote collaborative teamwork and give everyone on our team the opportunities and resources to achieve their full potential.  

The Priory Hospital Calverton Hill is a 64 bedded inpatient hospital. Services include medium secure wards for women, women with intellectual disability and men with intellecutal disability. There is also an acute adult admissions ward (non secure) on site. The Hospital Director is the registered manager and there is a controlled drugs Accountable Officer.


Priory Calverton Hill Hospital underwent its most recent announced CQC inspection in 2017 and was rated good in all areas.

Safety and quality is at the heart of everything we do for our patients at Priory Hospitals. We strive at all times to provide care in the least restrictive manner, to maximise our patients' independence, to empower and involve our patients and their carers in their care, and to maintain the highest standards of dignity and respect for our patients and their carers. 

Priory North operates a consultant-led medical model, with manageable patient caseloads and plentiful support from either Specialty Doctors or Advanced Practitioners/Nurse Prescribers.  The focus is on high quality expert psychiatric care delivered to the wards by consultants who are specifically trained and skilled in the models of care, and who are clinical leaders for values, ethics, and innovation.  The medical team across the North Region is cohesive and diverse and is evolving to work as a functional problem-solving department, despite the geographical distance between sites.  There is a strong medical presence in governance and at Regional SMT level, which supports medical staff at site.  The successful applicant will be joining an expanding and exciting team of skilled medical staff who are committed to quality improvement, personal and professional development, and enjoyable working lives.


The Specialty Doctor is part of, and provides support to, two  multidisciplinary teams that aspires to provide excellent bespoke care to enable our patients to fulfil their recovery goals and work towards discharge to the life they want.  The Specialty Doctor is responsible for the day to day care of patients in their allocated caseload, reporting to the Consultant Forensic psychiatrists supervising their work.  The Specialty Doctor has a key role in supporting the teams to provide evidence-based treatment with the patient at the centre of the team's approach.   The medical model of care is a consultant-led service.  This post is a Forensic Psychiatry Specialty Doctor post for the two medium scure wards.  A full time Consultant Forensic Psychiatrists works on each of the wards and the speciality doctor will work with the two consultants.


The successful applicant will join established MDTs on the two wards, which includes  psychologists, OTs, and Consultant Forensic Psychiatrists. The maximum caseload is 32, and this is consistent with consultant-led specialist service with Specialty Doctor support. 


The successful candidate will be joining a stable and well-run site, which has strong governance.  The successful applicant will be expected to take an active role in service and quality development and to participate in the weekly doctors' meeting. The successful candidate will have an interest in working in a forensic environment as well as a demonstrable commitment to innovation, evidence-based interventions, multi-professional working and service-user involvement. 


The on call is a first on-call 1 in 5 covering the acute services across three sites in Nottingham.  The sites are close to each other.  This requires the post-holder to be within 30 minutes of Calverton Hill Hospital or priory Hospital east Midlands when on call.  There is on call accommodation at Calverton Hill Hospital if required. 



What we'd like to give you:

•           Disclosure check cost coverage

•           Comprehensive induction and commitment to ongoing training

•           25 days annual leave plus bank holidays

•           Birthday Holiday  - Your Birthday as an extra

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