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C&I has worked closely with current service users and Trust staff to create a set of shared values that make sure people who use the Trust's services get the best possible chance of a rapid recovery. These values are embedded in the campaign: Changing Lives - will help drive up the standards of care across the Trust. For people who use the C&I's services, these values meant that they can be assured that through their journey to recovery they will be guaranteed:

• To receive a warm welcome through their journey to recovery
• That their dignity will always be respected
• That their care will be founded on compassion and kindness
• To receive a positive approach to care as they journey towards recovery
• High Quality Care from a highly trained team of professionals
• That each individual will be part of the wider team in the journey to recovery - 
i.e. 'no decision about you, without you'.

C&I staff are required to reflect these values throughout their service at the Trust both:
• for people who use the services of the Trust, AND
• within their immediate teams and across the wider business of C&I.

As an applicant for this role, you are urged to demonstrate within your supporting statement a combination of evidence that reflects your competence to meet the job specification and provide examples of how C&I values are an integral part of the way you have and will continue to deliver service.

Camden & Islington NHS Foundation Trust are seeking to appoint a bright and enthusiastic clinician to this new Specialty Doctor position. An exciting opportunity has arisen for a substantive Specialty Doctor in General Adult Psychiatry within a community rehabilitation team and acute inpatient unit for 10 PA's although flexible working arrangements might be considered.

One part to the role is based within the North Islington Recovery Team (NIRRT) which runs as a multidisciplinary team that provides community psychiatric treatment to service users with a range of psychotic illnesses, mainly schizophrenia and bipolar affective disorder. The focus is on helping patients in community settings.  The second aspect of the post involves working on Opal ward, which is one of the 16 bed treatment wards at HMHC. Both parts of the role are fully supported by multidisciplinary teams.

The post is anticipated to be available as from August 2020 but earlier start date may be accommodated.

The post is suitable for someone aspiring for a career specialty grade role but may also suit applicants who have temporarily stepped out of Deanery approved training and are trying to extend their experience and build their CV before returning to higher training). There may be the possibility of negotiating protected time within the job-plan for a quality improvement or research project.

The full time post (10 PA's) will be broken down as follows: 8.5 Direct Clinical Care and 1.5 Supporting Professional Activities.

The role of the Specialty Doctor is to be a senior medical member of the multi-disciplinary team. Supported by the team's Consultant, the Specialty Doctor ensures that high quality, patient-centred, effective, safe and efficient care is delivered by the team.

The post is subject to the annual job-planning process as agreed under the new Specialty Doctors contract. Inner London weighting supplement applies. The post holder will be supported in pursuing appropriate continuing professional development.

The trust became a Foundation Trust in February 2008 and continue as a mental health organisation. It has well established links with the Royal Free and University College London medical schools and the North London Junior and Higher Psychiatric Training schemes. The Trust works closely with researchers at UCL and these two organisations have recently formed the so-called Institute of Mental Health. There are opportunities to take part in research projects for interested applicants.

Camden and Islington are exciting multicultural inner-city boroughs just on the edge of the west end of London. There is a contiguous mix of relatively affluent and deprived areas.

Applicants are expected to have a full GMC registration and relevant experience in Psychiatry. It is essential that the successful applicants are approved under section 12(2) of the Mental Health Act as this status is essential to the role, and that they hold a current GMC licence to practise. It is also desirable that they are members of the RCPsych or equivalent. 

Closing Date:
Interview Date: To be confirmed.

Only those applicants who demonstrate clearly how they meet our person specification will be shortlisted for interview. If you have not been contacted within 4-6 weeks of the closing date please assume you have not been shortlisted for the next stage.

We reserve the right to close any vacancies from further submissions, when we have received sufficient applications from which to make a shortlist. Please ensure you apply without delay if you wish to be considered for this role. We are an employer committed to Equal Opportunities and Diversity, with a range of family friendly policies.

For more information please go to Camden & Islington NHS FT website.

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