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Specialty Doctor

Salary Details:
£70,000 - £90,000 per annum
27 Apr 2020
About The Role
We are looking for a Specialty Doctor to join our Adult Mental Health service at The Huntercombe Hospital, Eldertree Lodge, located approximately 6 miles from Market Drayton and just 11 miles from Stoke-on-Trent and within one mile from the A53.

Eldertree Lodge is a High Dependency Inpatient Rehabilitation Services for people with Learning Disabilities, that provides specialist assessments, treatments and rehabilitation for adults with intellectual disabilities, mental health needs, autistic spectrum disorders, including those with varying degrees of challenging behaviours and forensic histories. The Hospital has 46 beds spread across six wards.

We are looking for a Specialty Doctor to join our Multidisciplinary team and provide specialist support to our Adult Mental Health Service.

You will have:

At least 3 year experience in psychiatry – essential
Section 12 approved- desirable
Experience in LD/ASD -desirable
MRCPsych –desirable

As a Specialty Doctor your main duties will be:

Clinical Duties

• To be directly involved in the treatment of those referred to the service, particularly in respect to the use of medication
• Being involved in the assessment and management of urgent referrals and/or ward referrals
• Participating in devising plans of action using a variety of therapeutic approaches
• Having an awareness of the special expertise of different disciplines within the Service in order that the most appropriate help is provided for through consultation and/or active involvement of a worker from a different discipline
• Taking part in a first on-call rota shared with Consultants where appropriate

Quality and Clinical Leadership

• Participating in the process of referral and admission both routine and emergency including preadmission assessment
• Contributing to specialist meetings for the services provided at the hospital and contributing to the development of service strategy
• Participating in case based discussion (CBD’s) for the purposes of their appraisal and re-validation as well as present academic papers and other areas of special interest at a weekly academic seminar currently arranged by the Medical Director

Clinical Governance

• Contributing to the development and evaluation of services in collaboration with the Lead Consultant, Director of Clinical Services and Head of Nursing and Quality
• Taking part in medically related audits child and adolescent Psychiatrists

About You

 In return we offer you a range of industry leading benefits, including:

•Indemnity insurance reimbursed on a monthly basis
•30 days Annual Leave
•10 days Professional Study Leave
•Sick Pay 3 months full and 3 months half sick pay from start date
•The opportunity to participate in a company contributory pension scheme with up to 3% matching contributions
•Maternity leave at 3 month’s full pay and 3 month’s half pay, (up to a maximum salary of £50k)
•A range of staff discounts
•Opportunities for training and development


We welcome applications from everyone irrespective of ethnic origin, gender, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, marital status, disability or social background. This is a great opportunity for someone to make a difference.

For a more detailed job spec please take a look at our Website where you can also read some inspiring stories and find out why working at Huntercombe really sets us apart from the rest on the link here https://huntercombe.com/work-with-us/

About The Company

Huntercombe Group are one the leading specialist healthcare providers, with hospital and centres throughout England and Scotland, delivering wide ranging services in adult mental health and learning disabilities, specialist brain injury, child and adult mental health services (CAMHS) including eating disorders and social care for children with special needs.
Our aspiration is to nurture the world, one person at a time and that’s why everything we do is designed to provide the best care and recovery for our patients and residents
We’re proud to have recruited some of the most experienced doctors, nurses and therapists in their fields and alongside our supportive stable Management structure we hope that it’s you that can help make a difference to our excellent teams and workforce.