Specialty Doctor in Forensic Learning Disability Psychiatry

Posted 16 September by NHS Business Services Authority

This is a full time Speciality Doctor post to provide medical input to Learning Disability Secure Psychiatric Services. This is a replacement post. This unit serves a wide catchment area stretching from Milton Keynes to Hampshire and Dorset, including Oxfordshire, Berkshire and Buckinghamshire. The Forensic Learning Disability service is located within the grounds of Littlemore Mental Health Unit in Oxford. The service currently has one medium secure ward for men with 10 beds. The post-holder will work with the ward staff complement and be supported and supervised by one consultant psychiatrist.

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.

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.

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Reference: 40884330

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