Specialty Doctor in General Adult Inpatient Psychiatry - Yeovil

Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust
13 Feb 2018
16 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Main area
General Adult PsychiatryGrade
NHS Medical & Dental: Specialty DoctorContract
10 PAs/Full TimeJob ref

Rowan Ward, YeovilTown
£37,923 - £70,718 per annumClosing
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Salary: £37,923 - £70,718
Relocation: Up to £8000
Somerset Partnership and Foundation trust are recruiting for a Speciality Doctor in General Adult Inpatient Psychiatry to join the trust in a new WTE position based in Yeovil. The successful applicant will be based on an 18 bed acute admission ward alongside three trainee doctors and a full time consultant.
The ward works closely with the Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Teams and the post holder will carry out joint home visits with the CRHT.
This post will be based in Yeovil, an area well served by good schooling both state and independent, with easy access to areas of outstanding natural beauty. Somerset also has some of the most affordable housing in the region contributing to an exceptional quality of life.


Assessment of inpatients (Rowan ward).
Liaising with other teams and services both within and outside the Trust on clinical issues relating to inpatients.
The post holder will be expected to be section 12 MHA approved and will carry out MHA assessments on patients on the ward and in the neighbouring Place of Safety
Liaising with patients carers and families as appropriate
Chair CPA and other relevant ward meetings
Contribute to the supervision trainee doctors on the ward
Participate in Audit

The Inpatient team consists of:

1 whole time equivalent (WTE) consultant psychiatrist
1 WTE Specialty Doctor
0.5 WTE medical secretary,
1 WTE Ward manager Band 8a
1 WTE senior occupational therapist, Band 6
3 WTE Trainee doctors

At Somerset Partnership, we offer some excellent benefits over and above the standard NHS benefits. Here are just some of them:

At Somerset Partnership we have an excellent ‘Refer a Friend ‘ scheme. We recognise that our staff are our most valuable resource and we are proud of the excellent levels of service our Trust provides to our service users and of the dedication and conscientious of our staff. With this in mind, we feel that our staff are best placed to refer likeminded professionals to join our Trust. We offer substantive employees a referral bonus of £1000 for every successful staff referral they make. For more information please contact the Recruitment Team.
We also have a relocation assistance programme and we pay for your registration if you are newly qualified member of staff.
Other benefits at Somerset Partnership include:

Excellent annual leave entitlement
NHS Pension Scheme
On site, free car parking in a number of our hospitals/units
Childcare voucher scheme
National NHS discounts
Annual Staff Recognition Awards
Long service awards
Training and development
Flexible working practices and career breaks
Family friendly benefits
Salary sacrifice schemes

On 1 January 2018 Somerset Partnership NHS Trust joins many other parts of the NHS by going Smokefree. This means there will be no smoking anywhere on our hospital and community sites including the grounds and gardens. For further information, please visit the public website.

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