General Adult Associate Specialist

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

Posted May 14, 2024

We have an excellent permanent job opportunity for a General Adult Associate Specialist working for a private secure service based in Devon. This is a full-time role covering 16 acute beds.

This hospital has two 16 bedded acute general adult psychiatry wards- one male ward and one female ward. Patients maybe informal or detained under the Mental health act. The medical team consists of two consultant psychiatrists and two associate specialist doctors. You will work alongside a Consultant Psychiatrist as part of a multidisciplinary team (Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Psychology and Social Work) to provide care and treatment across one ward. You will be able to join a dynamic peer group with several other associate specialists and Consultant colleagues within the region as well as a national SAS doctor peer group to support your individual and career development.

Salary: £85,000 per annum

Position: General Adult Associate Specialist

Hours: Full Time

Setting: 16 bed acute ward

Location: Devon, Exeter

For this role, you will be responsible for:

  • Assessments and admissions of new patients to the service.
  • Obtaining collateral histories from other professionals and family.
  • Formulating a diagnosis in conjunction with the MDT.
  • Completing physical health assessments and working closely with our GP’s and Physical Health Nurse to improve the physical wellbeing of patients
  • Completing discharge letters/reports/ SOAD forms.
  • Support the adequate working of the Care Programme Approach and Care and treatment plans for service users.
  • Work closely with our Pharmacist to ensure safe, effective, evidence-based prescribing.
  • Liaise with external professionals and work collaboratively with commissioners and external care teams to aid seamless transitions to the community.
  • Contributing to the service development by participating in Clinical Governance activities, quality initiatives, audits, research and teaching.
  • Under the supervision of the Consultant, provide leadership of the clinical team and preparing First-tier Tribunal and Hospital Managers’ hearing reports.

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:

  • Full GMC Registration and to be up to date with appraisal and revalidation requirements.
  • Experience in working in psychiatry within multi-disciplinary teams and inpatient settings.
  • To be in good standing with the Royal College of Psychiatrists
  • Section 12(2) approval in England is desirable but not essential.

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 fulfil 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 Frankie on 01277 286 033.

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