Locum Appointment for Service in Psychiatry Specialty Trainee, STr1-3 in Oxford

Locum Appointment for Service in Psychiatry Specialty Trainee, STr1-3

Job description

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust has been rated as Good by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

We are a responsive and innovative Foundation Trust that places our values of Caring, Safe and Excellent at the heart of everything we do. We take great pride in our staff and believe that investing in you is key to us achieving our vision of outstanding care delivered by outstanding people.

We work with a wide range of partner organisations to deliver care and support to people in their own homes and from a number of hospitals and community bases. We focus on delivering care as close to home as possible.

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust is a community focused organisation that provides physical and mental health and social care with the aim of improving the health and wellbeing of all our patients and their families. We provide a wide range of services for people of all ages across Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Swindon, Wiltshire, Bath and North East Somerset. These services are provided in a range of settings including inpatient hospitals, out-patient settings and people’s own homes. Our focus is on delivering all care as close to home as possible.

We are a leading Trust for teaching, training and research, with close links to both Oxford and Oxford Brookes Universities. We pride ourselves on being caring, safe and excellent, and we expect our staff to commit to and demonstrate these values.

Oxford Health is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to Criminal Records Bureau checks along with other relevant employment checks.

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust has a range of exciting opportunities available. They consist of a variety of general adult, medical psychotherapy, learning disabilities and CAMHS community posts based across Oxfordshire (4) and Buckinghamshire (2). The available options are as follows:

  • Cotswold House, Warneford Hospital, Oxford (eating disorders)
  • North Adult Mental Health Team, Elms Centre, Banbury (general adult)
  • Sapphire Ward, Whiteleaf Centre, Aylesbury (general adult)
  • Highfield Unit, Warneford Hospital, Oxford (CAMHS)
  • Community Learning Disability Service, Banbury or Abingdon
  • The higher trainee LAS will have the opportunity to assess and manage patients with complex conditions, participate actively ward rounds, chair CPA meetings, work closely with families, and support junior medical staff. The trainee will also have the opportunity to undertake Mental Health Act Assessments (if S12 approved) and participate in Managers’ Meetings and Mental Health Review Tribunals.

    The higher trainee will be encouraged to develop leadership and management skills by participating actively with consultant and senior management in providing effective leadership for their ward/team. The trainee will have the opportunity to explore ways of using psychological skills and training during their day to day clinical work and running psychotherapeutic groups under the supervision of the consultant supervisor. The Trainee will have the opportunity to work very closely with all members of the Multidisciplinary Team as well as liaising and actively participating in multi professional meetings with staff in a multi-agency involvement.

    Out-of-hours duties:

    The out of hours duties are non-resident and form part of an on call rota where you will receive additional hours payments, weekend and on call availability allowances (previously banded at 1B, 40% in Oxford and 1c, 20% in Bucks). On call duties are 5pm to 9am during the working week and 9am to 9am at weekends and on bank holidays with protected rest time. Clinical supervision is available throughout by the on-call Consultant Psychiatrists on duty.


    We do have single accommodation in Oxford on our Warneford and Littlemore sites. The successful candidate would have access to this depending on availability.

    Please note that as this is a locum appointment for service, it is not counted towards formal training. However, we are committed to developing the careers of our medical staff and the successful applicant will be encouraged to participate in the opportunities available to them such as various teaching, access to audit and CPD.

    This would particularly suit any trainees that have recently obtained MRCpsych and are S12 approved. We would be willing to consider more flexible and part-time working where possible.

    If you have any questions please contact Heather Daw, Medical HR Manager, in the first instance via heather.daw@oxfordhealth.nhs.uk

    **No agencies please**

    Please note that this post is subject to receiving references which are deemed satisfactory by the Trust and must cover 3-5 years of employment or studying history. It would be helpful if you could advise referees in advance that they will be approached promptly and a punctual response would be much appreciated.

    Please be aware that some posts may require prospective employees to undertake Management of Violence and Aggression Training, Breakaway Training and other training directly related to the job. When applying for a post please ensure that you are willing and able to complete this form of training.

    Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust operates a non-smoking policy. Smoking is not permitted on any Trust premises or whilst on duty.

    Oxford Health is committed to being an equal opportunities employer and in order to reflect the diversity of its population, positively encourages applications from all areas of the community, regardless of gender, race, faith, disability or sexual orientation. We are fully committed to equality and diversity and encourage applications from all sections of the community including users of mental health services.

    Oxford Health. Caring, safe and excellent

    Appointment to this post is subject to the trust receiving satisfactory references covering 3 years of employment or study. Please ask your referees to respond promptly to reference requests.

    Employees are expected to undertake mandatory and statutory training related to their role.

    We positively encourage applications from all areas of the community, regardless of gender, race, faith, disability, age or sexual orientation and we encourage applications from users of mental health services. This is part of our commitment to equality and reflecting the diversity of our population.

    Oxford Health is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

    Extra information

    Education Level
    Working hours per week
    4 - 40
    Type of Contract
    Casual / Part Time Jobs
    Published at
    Profession Sub-category
    Customer Service
    Full UK/EU driving license preferred
    Car Preferred
    Must be eligible to work in the EU
    Cover Letter Required

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