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Associate Specialist (New Ward)

Zoek Pin Milton Keynes Village, Milton Keynes, England


Permanent (Full time)

Posted 30 days ago


If you’re an Associate Specialist looking for a new substantive opportunity to join a friendly multidisciplinary team in an acute setting, then come and work in the new 10-bedded ward for males at Chadwick Lodge in Milton Keynes.

This established service looks to continually innovate, improve and deliver excellent care for its service users, and has an active programme of education and research and provides significant developmental opportunities for its staff.

As an Associate Specialist at Chadwick Lodge you will ensure an adequate handover to colleagues including out of hours, seek collateral history from other professionals and family, and complete discharge letters/reports/s62 forms as required.

You will be responsible for clerking all new admissions to the ward and creating a management plan for all the new patients in consultation with the consultant.

If this role you will be based on one ward only. This management plan includes both mental and physical healthcare, where you will have responsibility for liaising with community teams to discharge patients back to their care.

There are currently four other Associate Specialists working in the service. There is no formal on-call commitment attached to the role, but there are opportunities to join the on-call rota through a locum agency which provides on-call services for the hospital.

When it comes to personal development, Chadwick Lodge has an active CPD programme and doctors have their own PDP peer group. Attendance at external CPD events like conferences is actively supported, and there are also external academic links with universities like King’s College, London, and Brunel University, where you will have the opportunity to be part of such links.

Any desire to work towards Section 12, AC approval or CESR application will be actively supported. The Consultants working in the service have close links with the RCPsych and are very familiar with the CESR process. There are also opportunities to network with other Associate Specialists working within Elysium who are at a similar stage of career development.

Other Responsibilities include:

Preparing First-tier Tribunal and Hospital Managers' hearing reports under the supervision of Consultant.
Providing oral evidence at First-tier Tribunal and Hospital Managers' hearings under the supervision of the Consultant (Depending on your experience).
Contributing to the service development by participating in Clinical Governance activities by conducting audits, research and teaching.
Work effectively with colleagues to ensure that patients have access to appropriate medical cover at all times.
Providing prospective cover to other specialty doctors when they are on leave.

To be successful in this role, you'll need

Full GMC registration
Experience working in psychiatry within multi-disciplinary teams
To be in good standing with the Royal College of Psychiatrists
To have had an appraisal/RITA within the last year
At least 3 years' experience in Psychiatry
Experience working as a doctor within similar environment
Section 12 (2) approval (desirable)
AC status (desirable)

What you will get

Competitive salary
Private medical cover
Car allowance or lease vehicle
The equivalent of 30 days annual leave (or pro-rata) – plus your birthday off!
Free meals whilst on duty
Wellbeing support and activities
Career development and training
Pension contribution
Life Assurance
Enhanced Maternity Package

There are also a range of other benefits including retail discounts and special offers, holiday financing and much more.

About your next employer

You will be working for an established, stable and agile company with a unique approach to the delivery of care. With a network of over 70 services across England and Wales, providing four services including: Mental Health, Neurological, Learning Disabilities & Autism, Children & Education, there is an opportunity for you to grow and move with Elysium.

Elysium Healthcare follows safer recruitment of staff for all appointments. It is a requirement that all staff understand it is each person’s individual responsibility and are committed to promoting and safeguarding the welfare of service users. Candidates will be subject to an Enhanced DBS disclosure.

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