Forensic Associate Specialist

  • South East of England
  • Up to £85000 per annum
  • Permanent
  • Associate Specialist

Posted September 1, 2023

We have an excellent permanent job opportunity for a Forensic Associate Specialist to work for a private secure service based in the South East. This is a full-time role, where you will work closely with the unit’s multidisciplinary team, including the Consultant, to ensure that patients receive a holistic and person-centric treatment programme based on the recovery model.

Salary: Up to £85,000 per annum

Position: Forensic Associate Specialist

Hours: Full time 37.5 hours per week

Setting: Medium and low secure service

Location: South East

For this role, you will be responsible for:

  • Ensuring an adequate handover to colleagues including out of hours
  • Reviewing the mental state of patients as per the hospital procedure
  • Ensuring that each patient has a full physical health screen upon admission including physical examination, ECG and bloods
  • Lead and manage any physical health concerns that emerge during an inpatient stay
  • Seeking collateral history from other professionals and family
  • Completing discharge letters/reports/s62 forms
  • Preparing First-tier Tribunal and Hospital Managers’ hearing reports under the supervision of the Consultant
  • Depending on your experience, providing oral evidence at First-tier Tribunal and Hospital Managers’ hearings under the supervision of the Consultant
  • 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, which will require participation on an on-call rota at the site

What benefits are on offer?

  • 30 days annual leave plus bank holidays and your birthday off!
  • A Group Personal Pension Plan (GPPP) and pension contribution
  • Life Assurance
  • Enhanced Maternity Package
  • Free meals while on duty
  • Employee Assistance Services
  • Career development and training
  • Wellbeing support and activities
  • Voluntary benefits
  • Medical indemnity cover
  • Flexibility to work in clinically led environments

For this role, we’re looking for someone who is:

  • 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 (desirable)
  • Experience working as a doctor within a PICU/secure services (desirable)
  • MRCPsych (desirable)
  • Section 12 (2) approval (desirable)
  • AC status (desirable)

What can Athona offer you?

  • Experts in the psychiatry sector offering a professional and supportive service
  • Nationwide vacancies available in the NHS and private sector, many exclusive to Athona
  • Provide support from start to finish, including negotiations on terms and onboarding
  • Overseas support for candidates not familiar with the UK
  • A supportive team who truly care about your career, taking the time to understand your needs and help you achieve your aspirations
  • Support beyond placement, making sure you’re happy with your new job and it continues to fulfils your career goals.

Interested? Simply apply above today to enjoy these excellent career prospects and reap the rewards of making a real difference to others, every day.

If you are interested in learning more about this job role or any other opportunities through Athona, get in touch with James on 01277 246 889.

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