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Specialty Doctor - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Service

Specialty Doctor - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Service

Posted 18 September by NHS Business Services Authority

Specialty DoctorAutistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD)


Full Time 37.5 hours a week

Packages up to £80K depending on experience

You can achieve more at St Andrew’s Healthcare

A top 20 UK charity, St Andrew’s is a unique provider of specialist care in mental health and learning disability. We aspire to deliver truly world class, holistic services within our outstanding, modern facilities. Our independence means we can always put patients’ interests at the heart of decision making, while re-investing surpluses in frontline services. We are currently transforming the Charity to deliver ‘Value Based Healthcare' which will ensure our patients consistently get the best possible outcomes and local teams gain more control and responsibility.

We arerecruiting for our well established world class Forensic Autism Psychiatric Service to meet the clinical needs of adults with autism who enact serious violent crime. The heart of our service is our multidisciplinary team of dedicated specialist clinicians that integrates knowledge and skills for autism, psychiatry and forensics to provide outstanding care and treatment for our patients. Our research interests mirror this and we actively encourage our team members to pursue research interests at the intersection of autism and forensic psychiatry to improve our clinical outcomes. Your research interests may build upon on our current national and international collaborations.

The Role

We are currently looking to appoint a Specialty Doctor, who can work in our ASD Service to support the current medical and RC team. We are looking for someone who can share their innovative ideas of delivering mental health care to the best outcomes.

We welcome applications from high calibre candidates who can bring relevant skills to any areas of the complex and personalised casework that we undertake. With solid links to the Regional Approval Panel, we have successfully supported a number of our speciality doctors progress to Approved Clinician status and provide a large range of CPD activities, and opportunities for assessments, research, audits etc.

This is an exciting time within St Andrews for someone to help and drive the delivery of value based outcomes. We are looking for a speciality doctor who can be a part of this unique opportunity to shape our future services.

Due to the amount of liaison involved with the general hospital and external parties, you will be a strong & effective communicator. MRC Psych is preferable (although not essential) & membership with the GMC will be required. Further career progression in terms of Section 12(2) approval, Approved Clinician status, will be encouraged and supported.


We are extremely proud to empower the careers of our medical professionals, and our Executive Medical Director and the majority of our Clinical Directors have grown and developed into their current roles within the Charity

We also support a number of our Psychiatrists through an Executive MBA programme at some of the most prestigious business schools in the country. There are also opportunities to attend our regular internal CPD events and for you to develop a medico-legal out-patient practice as part of the St Andrews Consultancy Service.

Please see below some of the comments from current doctors within St Andrews healthcare:

“The working environment is conducive for anyone wanting to learn and progress in medicine. In particular, you will have plenty of senior support and guidance. (I don’t know of any previous post I’ve worked in, in which I have had as much access to my Supervising Consultant).

At St Andrew’s you will definitely feel you are a genuine and appreciated contributor to the Multidisciplinary Team. And, you will certainly feel you are making a positive difference in patient’s lives.”


If this sounds like you then we’d love you to apply here. For an informal discussion about the role please contact James Farrelly on or email

Reference: 40914426

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