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Acute Inpatient Psychiatry
Specialty Doctor
10 PAs per week
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Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust
Employer type
Callington Road Hospital
£37,923 - £70,718
28/11/2017 23:59
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Specialty Doctor

Specialty Doctor

Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust (AWP) is a significant provider of high quality mental health services across a core catchment area covering Bath and North East Somerset (B&NES), Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Swindon and Wiltshire. The Trust also provides specialist services for a wider catchment extending throughout the south west.

Our aim is to enable and empower people to reach their potential and to live fulfilling lives through providing recovery and reablement focused services that yield positive outcomes for our service users and their carers.

Specifically, The Trust provides services for people with mental health needs, with needs relating to drug or alcohol dependency and mental health services for people with learning disabilities. We also provide secure mental health services and work with the criminal justice system.

Increasingly AWP provides treatment and care in people's own homes and other community settings, reflecting the preferences of our service users. Our community services are supported by high quality inpatient services that provide short term assessment, treatment and care.


Applications are invited for the post of full time Peripatetic Specialty Doctor in Psychiatry based within inpatient services in Bristol.

This is a career grade post and includes one hour per week protected supervision time with the Consultant. Attendance at the weekly postgraduate programme at Callington Road Hospital is encouraged. A Peer group for Specialty Doctors is available and the doctor will be expected to attend this regularly. There are opportunities to continue professional development and study leave to this end is supported.

The post offers the chance to broaden knowledge and learn new clinical skills. There are also opportunities to develop a special interest in clinical work, current examples being dual diagnosis, psychotherapy, liaison and eating disorders.

You will demonstrate excellent communication skills, be flexible in your approach, and show you can work collaboratively in a multi-disciplinary team.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Dr Ivan Nikolov
Inpatient Medical Lead
Tel: 0117 9195942

If you have problems applying, contact

01249 468063