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Vision: ‘Working to Improve Lives’
JOB DESCRIPTION
Job Title: Specialty Doctor in Dementia Intensive Support Service
(DISS) in Mid Essex
Responsible to: Dr Maneesh Rajendraprasad
Accountable to: Clinical Director
Professionally Medical Director
Accountable to:
Hours: Full time (10 PAs per week)
Location: Nominal base is Crystal Centre, Chelmsford but required
to work at other Trust locations as requested in response
to the demands of the service.
The Trust
Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (EPUT) is an award winning
Trust that provides health and social care services for a population of 1.3million
people in Essex, Suffolk, Bedfordshire, and Luton. CQC says we’re still GOOD and
now we’re OUTSTANDING for caring!
The trust works with a wide range of partner organisations to deliver care and
support to people in their own homes and from a number of hospital and community
based premises. EPUT has many modern community based resource centres and
clinics to provide local services to local people where possible
Our services include:
Mental Health Services we provide a wide range of treatment and support to young
people, adults and older people experiencing mental illness both as inpatients
(including in secure and specialised settings) and within the community. A number of
our specialist services have achieved accreditation from the Royal College of
Psychiatrists.
Community Health Services our diverse range of community health services
provide support and treatment to both adults and children. We deliver this care in
community hospitals, health centres, GP surgeries and in our patients’ homes.
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Learning Disabilities Services we provide crisis support and inpatient services and
our community learning disability team’s work in partnership with local councils to
provide assessment and support for adults with learning disabilities. As part of our a
commitment to improving services for people with learning disabilities we are proud
to say that we have signed up to the Driving Up Quality Code. Our self-assessment
contains the full details of our commitment.
Social Care We provide personalised social care support to people with a range of
needs, including people with learning disabilities or mental illness, supporting people
to live independently.
EPUT is a Foundation Trust. This means that local people have greater involvement
in the way we develop and run our services. It also gives us more flexibility in the way
we can manage and invest our finances, allowing us to be more responsive to the
needs of local communities.
The Role of the Specialty Doctor in Psychiatry
The specialty doctor will be expected to work independently and provide clinical
leadership to the team, through good multi-professional working. The specialty doctor
will have shared responsibility for the clinical care of those patients referred to the
team and will be expected to work closely with the consultant and team manager to
ensure the provision of an effective service.
Duties and Responsibilities of all Specialty Doctors
1. Observe the Trust’s agreed policies and procedures.
2. Provide, with consultant colleagues, a service in the specialty for the Trust
with responsibility for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of illness, and
the proper functioning of the department.
3. Honour out-of-hours responsibilities, including rota commitments where
contracted.
4. Provide agreed cover for colleague’s periods of leave.
5. Participate in audit and continuing medical education.
6. Contribute to the training of junior medical staff and medical students.
7. Be involved in research and teaching where appropriate.
Duties and Responsibilities of Postholder
Working independently and accountably as part of a team of clinicians offering
Mental Health services. Working collaboratively with key partner organisations,
service users, carers, clinicians and other practitioners within the multi-disciplinary
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team in delivering services; providing a 7 day a week, 24 hours a day service for 365
days a year.
In delivering your duties you are expected to display behaviours that are aligned with
the Trust values and as required in accordance with the GMCs Good Medical
Practice at all times.
The DISS team was commissioned to provide rapid access and short term
interventions for patients with suspected or confirmed diagnosis of dementia. The
DISS team runs a dedicated helpline through which patients and carers can self-
refer in addition to more formal routes such as GP’s and other hospital teams. The
DISS team operates a 7 days service and working hours are from 9am to 7pm. On
referral the DISS team will conduct an initial triage to identify the appropriate service
that will best meet the patient’s needs. We work closely with a range of services in
the community such as PROVIDE, Alzheimer’s society, Social services etc to name a
few. When patients are considered appropriate for the DISS team they will receive a
comprehensive initial assessment culminating in an individualised care plan. DISS is
a multidisciplinary team and has input from a range of professional groups including
nurses, occupational therapists, psychologists and doctors. Hence a range of
interventions can be provided based on the patient’s needs. We aim to provide
compassionate, individualised and evidence based care for our patients in their usual
place of residence.
Clinical Responsibilities
- Conducting home visits, video consultations or telephone assessments with
patients as appropriate
- Supervising assessments conducted by the nursing team when appropriate
- Attending Mental Health Act assessments for patients under the DISS team
when appropriate
- Attending and actively participating in daily handover meetings
- Providing medical input into the weekly MDT meetings
- Liaising with other teams such as GP’s, Radiology, Liaison team etc as
appropriate
- Actively participating in ongoing teaching and training for the DISS team
- Actively participating in quality improvement and service development
initiatives for the DISS team.
Team
Consultant Psychiatrist x 1 WTE
Team Manager x 1 WTE
Psychologist (Part time)
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Occupational Therapist (Part time)
Band 6 nurses x 6 WTE
Band 5 nurses x 2 WTE
Band 4’s x 3 WTE
Outline Weekly Timetable
This will be agreed with the Clinical Director and the Supervising Consultant on
appointment
DAY
AM
PM
Monday
Clinical reviews
Handover meeting
Clinical reviews
Tuesday
Academic program
Handover meeting
Clinical reviews
Wednesday
Clinical reviews
MDT meeting
Supervision
Admin
Thursday
SPA
Admin
Handover meeting
Clinical reviews
Friday
Clinical reviews
Handover meeting
Urgent reviews
Admin
Resources
You will have the use of a Laptop and have access to the doctor’s rooms and the
appropriate secretarial/administration support provided by a team.
Training, Research and Continuing Professional Development
The post holder is expected to participate in continuing professional development.
Study leave and facilities to enable the post holder to do this, up to the standard
required by the Royal College of Psychiatrists, will be provided.
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Educational Activities of the Trust
The Trust has a policy of encouraging continuing professional development and will
meet the Royal College’s requirements for continuing professional development by
allowing the post holder appropriate paid study leave and reimbursing reasonable
expenses.
There is a rotational psychiatric training scheme for trainees, which have the full
approval of the Royal College of Psychiatrists. There is a comprehensive teaching
programme consisting of case presentations, journal clubs, seminars, training in
interviewing skills and lectures.
The Trust has an active Clinical Audit programme with presentations of audits
arranged on a three monthly basis.
The Trust is committed to a policy of further education and training for all disciplines.
This includes links with Essex University - MA Courses in Psychotherapy, Research
& Management, Health & Sociology and Community Mental Health are run jointly
with the Trust.
There are strong links with the Colchester Institute, the University of Essex and
Anglia Ruskin University, which run a number of degree programmes to which Trust
staff contribute.
Appraisal & Revalidation
The Trust is committed to medical revalidation and appraisal and the post holder is
required to undergo annual appraisals to support the revalidation process and
continuous improvement of services. The appraisal process is in accordance with
the Trust’s Medical Appraisal Policy.
The Responsible Officer for the Trust is the Medical Director.
Clinical Audit
Medical and clinical audit committees meet regularly and there would be
opportunities to attend appropriate audit groups. There will be a requirement in the
locality to ensure NICE guidance is appropriately addressed and followed.
General Terms and Conditions of Service
This post is covered by the National Terms and Conditions for SAS Doctors
(England) 2008.
Salary Scale
As per current medical and dental pay circular
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Job Plan
A job plan will be agreed with the successful candidate in conjunction with their
supervising consultant and the Clinical Director.
Annual Leave
The post holder’s annual leave is 27 or 32 days per year. Absence during annual
leave will be covered by the colleagues.
Study Leave
Specialty Doctors are entitled to 30 days study leave in a 3 year period.
Visiting
Applicants for the post are welcome to visit (at their own expense) and arrangements can
be made with Dr Maneesh Rajendraprasad.
Travelling and Subsistence
Interview expenses are reimbursable. In the case of candidates travelling from overseas,
travelling expenses are payable only from the point of entry into the United Kingdom.
Further Information
For further information regarding this post please contact Dr Maneesh Rajendraprasad
on 01245 515358 or via e-mail maneeshrajendraprasad@nhs.net
ASSURANCE STATEMENT
The purpose of this job description is to outline levels of responsibility and accountability of
this post, to ensure that all work undertaken by our staff is identified and lines of
accountability are clear.
OUR TRUST VALUES
You are responsible for ensuring that the below Trust values are adhered to daily in your
work and whilst providing services to patients and their families.
Open We expect our colleagues:
To be honest, accessible and responsive.
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To work collaboratively with colleagues and all stakeholders and be open to new
perspectives and ways of working.
To actively listen and have confidence to speak up to improve services.
To professionally challenge and take ownership to improve safety and change
things for the better.
Compassionate - We expect our colleagues:
To understand different perspectives and take responsibility to respond to patients,
carers and colleagues.
To be friendly and courteous and show a caring and empathetic approach in
transactions with others.
To value inclusiveness and respect individual and team differences.
To strive to provide the highest possible standards of care and support.
Empowering - We expect our colleagues:
To go the extra mile and help others achieve their goals,
To encourage and embrace change and be proud to share their ideas,
To embrace continuous learning and self-development,
To celebrate successes and have the courage to learn from mistakes.
NHS CONSTITUTION
You are responsible for ensuring that the values outlined in the NHS Constitution are
adhered to daily and any matters of concern are raised with the relevant Line Manager or
through the necessary processes within the Trust.
You are responsible for delivering a compassionate, dignified and respectful service to
patients at all times.
DUTY OF CANDOUR
You must adhere to the principles of openness, transparency and the statutory duty of
candour in your day to day work and conduct and encourage the same behaviours within
the wider organisation.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES STATEMENT
The Trust operates an Equal Opportunities Policy and expects staff to have a commitment
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to equal opportunity in relation to employment, development, training and service delivery.
NO SMOKING POLICY
The Trust is committed to a policy which discourages smoking and prohibits smoking on
Trust property and on Trust business outside it.
INFECTION CONTROL
The post holder is accountable and responsible for the prevention of healthcare associated
infections by complying with all Infection Prevention & Control policies and procedures in
line with legislation (Health Act 2006; Code of Practice for the Prevention and Control of
Healthcare Associated Infections.)
HEALTH AND SAFETY
All employees must be aware of the responsibilities placed upon them under the Health
and Safety at Work Act (1974) to ensure that the agreed safety procedures are carried out
to provide a safe environment for employees and visitors.
GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATION 2016
The General Data Protection Regulation (2016) is to ensure compliance with all Trust
policies, and those procedures relevant to the area of work.
The Trust will always seek to process your personal data in accordance with its obligations
and your rights.
The GDPR requires that personal data shall be;
Processed Lawfully, fairly and in a transparent manner in relation to individuals;
Collected for specified, explicit and legitimate purposes and not further processed in
a manner that is incompatible with those purposes; further processing for archiving
purposes in the public interest, scientific or historical research purposes or
statistical purposes shall not be considered to be incompatible with the initial
purpose;
Adequate, relevant and limited to what is necessary in relation to the purposes for
which they are processed;
Kept in a form which permits identification of data subjects fir no longer than is
necessary for the purposes for which the personal data are processed; personal
data may be stored for longer periods insofar as the personal data will be
processed solely for archiving purposes in the public interest, scientific or historical
research purposes or statistical purposes subject to implementation of the
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appropriate technical and organisational measures required by the GDPR in order
to safeguard the rights and freedoms of individuals; and
Processed in a manner that ensures appropriate security o the personal data,
including protection against unauthorised or unlawful processing and against
accidental loss, destruction or damage, using appropriate, technical or
organisational measures.
All employees must adhere to the Trust’s Policy on the Protection and Use of Personal
Information which provides guidance on the use and disclosure of information. The Trust
also has a range of policies for the use of computer equipment and computer generated
information. These policies detail the employee’s legal obligations and include references
to current legislation. Copies of the Policy on the Protection and Use of Personal
Information and other Information Technology policies are included in the Trust’s Policies
and Procedures Manual/Intranet.
CONFIDENTIALITY
Your attention is drawn to the confidential nature of information collected and used
throughout the NHS. The unauthorised use of disclosure of patient, staff or other personal
information is a dismissible offence. The unauthorised disclosure of information could also
result in a prosecution for an offence, or action for civil damages, under the General Data
Protection Regulation.
You are required to observe the strictest confidence regarding any Confidential Information
relating to work of the Trust, its patients/clients and its employees.
“Confidential Information” includes but is not limited to information relating to the Trust
received by you in the course of your employment with the Trust or its predecessors,
information relating to patients, personnel information, budgeting and financial information
and information in respect of which the Trust owes a duty of confidentiality to a third party.
You are required not to disclose any Confidential Information either during or after your
employment with the Trust, unless expressly authorised to do so by the Trust or required
in the proper performance of your duties or as required by law.
This obligation will cease only when such information comes into the public domain other
than through unauthorised disclosure by you.
Failure to comply with these requirements could result in action being taken under the
Trust’s Conduct/Disciplinary Policy and Procedure.
This obligation is without prejudice to the law concerning protected disclosures in the
Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998 (the so-called “Whistleblowers Act”).
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RISK MANAGEMENT
All staff working in, or for the Trust have a responsibility for participating in the risk
management programme. All post-holders have a responsibility to assess all risks to
systems, processes and environment and contribute to the clinical and corporate
governance agendas as appropriate.
SAFEGUARDING DUTY
“It is the responsibility of the post holder to be aware of and follow the legislation and
guidance regarding Safeguarding Children and Adults as stated in the Trust Safeguarding
Policy and the Southend, Essex and Thurrock (SET) Child Protection Guidance. This
applies to all staff regardless of which member of the family is the primary client. The post
holder is responsible for ensuring they receive the appropriate level of Safeguarding
Children training according to their role’’.
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
It is the responsibility of the post holder to have a level of IT competence relevant to
their job role and will be expected to continue to keep their skills up to date as part of
their Continuing Professional Development.
CHANGES TO THIS JOB DESCRIPTION
Post holders have a responsibility to discuss any significant job changes with their
line manager at the time the change occurs and agree any permanent substantial
change.
On appointment within the Trust staff may be allocated to a specific area of care. It is
however Trust policy to allocate staff to other areas of work within the Trust from time
to time where this is in the interest of the individual and / or the service.
The Job Description does not purport to be an exhaustive list of duties and
responsibilities. The post holder will be expected to undertake additional duties as
the requirements of the post change.
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PERSON SPECIFICATION
POST TITLE: SPECIALTY DOCTOR IN DEMENTIA INTENSIVE SUPPORT
SERVICE (DISS)
Essential
Qualifications MBBS or equivalent medical qualification
Eligibility Eligible for full registration with the GMC at time of appointment.
and Section 12 (2) approval under the Mental Health Act 1983.
Eligibility to work in the UK.
Evidence of achievement of Foundation competencies by time of appointment in line
with GMC standards in Good Medical Practice including:
good clinical care
maintaining good medical practice
good relationships and communication with patients
good working relationships with colleagues
good teaching and training
professional behaviour and probity
delivery of good acute clinical care
Evidence of achievement of ST1/CT1 competences in psychiatry at time of
application and likelihood of achieving CT2 competences in psychiatry by the start
date of the post
Fitness To Practise
Applicant’s knowledge is up to date and fit to practise safely.
Language Skills
All applicants to have demonstrable skills in written and spoken English that are
adequate to enable effective communication about medical topics with patients and
colleagues, which could be demonstrated by one of the following:
applicants have undertaken undergraduate medical training in English
applicants have scores in the academic International English Language
Testing System (IELTS) or equivalent equal to those required for recruitment
to MMC specialty training programmes.
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If applicants believe that they have adequate communication skills but do not fit into
one of the examples they need to provide evidence.
Health Meets professional health requirements (in line with GMC standards in Good
Medical Practice)
Clinical skills
Experience of working with older adults and dementia services is desirable but not
essential.
Relevant specialty clinical knowledge: capacity to apply sound clinical knowledge
relevant to the job and specialty
Clinical judgement: experience in making clinical decisions and managing risk.
Knows when to seek help, able to prioritise clinical need.
Practical skills: shows aptitude for practical skills, required in the job.
Proven ability to work effectively in different clinical settings required in the job.
Knowledge and experience of conducting cognitive assessments is desirable.
Commitment to clinical governance / improving quality of patient care
Clinical governance: Capacity to be alert to dangers or problems. Demonstrates
awareness of good decision making. Aware of own limitations. Track record of
engaging in clinical governance: reporting errors, learning from errors.
Audit: evidence of active participation in audit.
Teaching: evidence of interest and experience in teaching where required in the job
Communication skills
Effective communication skills: demonstrates clarity in written/spoken communication
and capacity to adapt language as appropriate to the situation.
Empathy and sensitivity: capacity to listen and take in others’ perspectives.
Works in partnership with patients: always considers patients preferences when
discussing treatment options.
Always considers the full impact of clinical decisions on the patients, Practice shared
decision making.
Directs and supports patients to access the information they need to support decision
making.
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Personal skills
Team working: demonstrated experience working in a team, values the input of other
professionals in the team.
Managing others & team involvement: capacity to work co-operatively with others
and demonstrate leadership when appropriate. Capacity to work effectively in multi-
professional teams.
Coping with pressure: capacity to operate under pressure. Demonstrates initiative
and resilience to cope with setbacks & adapt to rapidly changing circumstances.
Problem solving & decision making: capacity to use logical/lateral thinking to solve
problems & make decisions.
Organisation & planning: capacity to organise oneself and prioritise own work.
Demonstrates punctuality, preparation and self-discipline. Understands importance of
information technology.
Flexible approach to work: able to adapt and work with employers to deliver improved
patient care.
Equality and diversity: promotes equality and values diversity.
Probity.
Professional integrity and respect for others: capacity to take responsibility for own
actions and demonstrate a non-judgmental approach towards others. Displays
honesty, integrity, awareness of confidentiality and ethical issues.
Commitment to ongoing professional development .
Learning and personal development: demonstrates interest in the specialty required
for the job. Demonstrates a commitment to maintaining professional skills and
knowledge relevant to the job (see notes).
Demonstrates a willingness to fully engage in appraisal. Self-awareness and ability
to accept and learn from feedback.

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Vision: ‘Working to Improve Lives’ JOB DESCRIPTION Job Title: Specialty Doctor in Dementia Intensive Support Service (DISS) in Mid Essex Responsible to: Dr Maneesh Rajendraprasad Accountable to: Clinical Director Professionally Accountable to: Medical Director Hours: Full time (10 PAs per week) Location: Nominal base is Crystal Centre, Chelmsford but required to work at other Trust locations as requested in response to the demands of the service. The Trust Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (EPUT) is an award winning Trust that provides health and social care services for a population of 1.3million people in Essex, Suffolk, Bedfordshire, and Luton. CQC says we’re still GOOD and now we’re OUTSTANDING for caring! The trust works with a wide range of partner organisations to deliver care and support to people in their own homes and from a number of hospital and community based premises. EPUT has many modern community based resource centres and clinics to provide local services to local people where possible Our services include: Mental Health Services – we provide a wide range of treatment and support to young people, adults and older people experiencing mental illness both as inpatients (including in secure and specialised settings) and within the community. A number of our specialist services have achieved accreditation from the Royal College of Psychiatrists. Community Health Services – our diverse range of community health services provide support and treatment to both adults and children. We deliver this care in community hospitals, health centres, GP surgeries and in our patients’ homes. Learning Disabilities Services – we provide crisis support and inpatient services and our community learning disability team’s work in partnership with local councils to provide assessment and support for adults with learning disabilities. As part of our a commitment to improving services for people with learning disabilities we are proud to say that we have signed up to the Driving Up Quality Code. Our self-assessment contains the full details of our commitment. Social Care – We provide personalised social care support to people with a range of needs, including people with learning disabilities or mental illness, supporting people to live independently. EPUT is a Foundation Trust. This means that local people have greater involvement in the way we develop and run our services. It also gives us more flexibility in the way we can manage and invest our finances, allowing us to be more responsive to the needs of local communities. The Role of the Specialty Doctor in Psychiatry The specialty doctor will be expected to work independently and provide clinical leadership to the team, through good multi-professional working. The specialty doctor will have shared responsibility for the clinical care of those patients referred to the team and will be expected to work closely with the consultant and team manager to ensure the provision of an effective service. Duties and Responsibilities of all Specialty Doctors 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Observe the Trust’s agreed policies and procedures. Provide, with consultant colleagues, a service in the specialty for the Trust with responsibility for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of illness, and the proper functioning of the department. Honour out-of-hours responsibilities, including rota commitments where contracted. Provide agreed cover for colleague’s periods of leave. Participate in audit and continuing medical education. Contribute to the training of junior medical staff and medical students. Be involved in research and teaching where appropriate. Duties and Responsibilities of Postholder Working independently and accountably as part of a team of clinicians offering Mental Health services. Working collaboratively with key partner organisations, service users, carers, clinicians and other practitioners within the multi-disciplinary team in delivering services; providing a 7 day a week, 24 hours a day service for 365 days a year. In delivering your duties you are expected to display behaviours that are aligned with the Trust values and as required in accordance with the GMCs Good Medical Practice at all times. The DISS team was commissioned to provide rapid access and short term interventions for patients with suspected or confirmed diagnosis of dementia. The DISS team runs a dedicated helpline through which patients and carers can selfrefer in addition to more formal routes such as GP’s and other hospital teams. The DISS team operates a 7 days service and working hours are from 9am to 7pm. On referral the DISS team will conduct an initial triage to identify the appropriate service that will best meet the patient’s needs. We work closely with a range of services in the community such as PROVIDE, Alzheimer’s society, Social services etc to name a few. When patients are considered appropriate for the DISS team they will receive a comprehensive initial assessment culminating in an individualised care plan. DISS is a multidisciplinary team and has input from a range of professional groups including nurses, occupational therapists, psychologists and doctors. Hence a range of interventions can be provided based on the patient’s needs. We aim to provide compassionate, individualised and evidence based care for our patients in their usual place of residence. Clinical Responsibilities - Conducting home visits, video consultations or telephone assessments with patients as appropriate Supervising assessments conducted by the nursing team when appropriate Attending Mental Health Act assessments for patients under the DISS team when appropriate Attending and actively participating in daily handover meetings Providing medical input into the weekly MDT meetings Liaising with other teams such as GP’s, Radiology, Liaison team etc as appropriate Actively participating in ongoing teaching and training for the DISS team Actively participating in quality improvement and service development initiatives for the DISS team. Team Consultant Psychiatrist x 1 WTE Team Manager x 1 WTE Psychologist (Part time) Occupational Therapist (Part time) Band 6 nurses x 6 WTE Band 5 nurses x 2 WTE Band 4’s x 3 WTE Outline Weekly Timetable This will be agreed with the Clinical Director and the Supervising Consultant on appointment DAY AM PM Clinical reviews Handover meeting Academic program Clinical reviews Handover meeting Monday Tuesday Clinical reviews Wednesday SPA Clinical reviews MDT meeting Supervision Admin Handover meeting Thursday Admin Clinical reviews Friday Clinical reviews Handover meeting Urgent reviews Admin Resources You will have the use of a Laptop and have access to the doctor’s rooms and the appropriate secretarial/administration support provided by a team. Training, Research and Continuing Professional Development The post holder is expected to participate in continuing professional development. Study leave and facilities to enable the post holder to do this, up to the standard required by the Royal College of Psychiatrists, will be provided. Educational Activities of the Trust The Trust has a policy of encouraging continuing professional development and will meet the Royal College’s requirements for continuing professional development by allowing the post holder appropriate paid study leave and reimbursing reasonable expenses. There is a rotational psychiatric training scheme for trainees, which have the full approval of the Royal College of Psychiatrists. There is a comprehensive teaching programme consisting of case presentations, journal clubs, seminars, training in interviewing skills and lectures. The Trust has an active Clinical Audit programme with presentations of audits arranged on a three monthly basis. The Trust is committed to a policy of further education and training for all disciplines. This includes links with Essex University - MA Courses in Psychotherapy, Research & Management, Health & Sociology and Community Mental Health are run jointly with the Trust. There are strong links with the Colchester Institute, the University of Essex and Anglia Ruskin University, which run a number of degree programmes to which Trust staff contribute. Appraisal & Revalidation The Trust is committed to medical revalidation and appraisal and the post holder is required to undergo annual appraisals to support the revalidation process and continuous improvement of services. The appraisal process is in accordance with the Trust’s Medical Appraisal Policy. The Responsible Officer for the Trust is the Medical Director. Clinical Audit Medical and clinical audit committees meet regularly and there would be opportunities to attend appropriate audit groups. There will be a requirement in the locality to ensure NICE guidance is appropriately addressed and followed. General Terms and Conditions of Service This post is covered by the National Terms and Conditions for SAS Doctors (England) 2008. Salary Scale As per current medical and dental pay circular Job Plan A job plan will be agreed with the successful candidate in conjunction with their supervising consultant and the Clinical Director. Annual Leave The post holder’s annual leave is 27 or 32 days per year. Absence during annual leave will be covered by the colleagues. Study Leave Specialty Doctors are entitled to 30 days study leave in a 3 year period. Visiting Applicants for the post are welcome to visit (at their own expense) and arrangements can be made with Dr Maneesh Rajendraprasad. Travelling and Subsistence Interview expenses are reimbursable. In the case of candidates travelling from overseas, travelling expenses are payable only from the point of entry into the United Kingdom. Further Information For further information regarding this post please contact Dr Maneesh Rajendraprasad on 01245 515358 or via e-mail maneeshrajendraprasad@nhs.net ASSURANCE STATEMENT The purpose of this job description is to outline levels of responsibility and accountability of this post, to ensure that all work undertaken by our staff is identified and lines of accountability are clear. OUR TRUST VALUES You are responsible for ensuring that the below Trust values are adhered to daily in your work and whilst providing services to patients and their families. Open – We expect our colleagues: • To be honest, accessible and responsive. • To work collaboratively with colleagues and all stakeholders and be open to new perspectives and ways of working. • To actively listen and have confidence to speak up to improve services. • To professionally challenge and take ownership to improve safety and change things for the better. Compassionate - We expect our colleagues: • To understand different perspectives and take responsibility to respond to patients, carers and colleagues. • To be friendly and courteous and show a caring and empathetic approach in transactions with others. • To value inclusiveness and respect individual and team differences. • To strive to provide the highest possible standards of care and support. Empowering - We expect our colleagues: • To go the extra mile and help others achieve their goals, • To encourage and embrace change and be proud to share their ideas, • To embrace continuous learning and self-development, • To celebrate successes and have the courage to learn from mistakes. NHS CONSTITUTION You are responsible for ensuring that the values outlined in the NHS Constitution are adhered to daily and any matters of concern are raised with the relevant Line Manager or through the necessary processes within the Trust. You are responsible for delivering a compassionate, dignified and respectful service to patients at all times. DUTY OF CANDOUR You must adhere to the principles of openness, transparency and the statutory duty of candour in your day to day work and conduct and encourage the same behaviours within the wider organisation. EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES STATEMENT The Trust operates an Equal Opportunities Policy and expects staff to have a commitment to equal opportunity in relation to employment, development, training and service delivery. NO SMOKING POLICY The Trust is committed to a policy which discourages smoking and prohibits smoking on Trust property and on Trust business outside it. INFECTION CONTROL The post holder is accountable and responsible for the prevention of healthcare associated infections by complying with all Infection Prevention & Control policies and procedures in line with legislation (Health Act 2006; Code of Practice for the Prevention and Control of Healthcare Associated Infections.) HEALTH AND SAFETY All employees must be aware of the responsibilities placed upon them under the Health and Safety at Work Act (1974) to ensure that the agreed safety procedures are carried out to provide a safe environment for employees and visitors. GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATION 2016 The General Data Protection Regulation (2016) is to ensure compliance with all Trust policies, and those procedures relevant to the area of work. The Trust will always seek to process your personal data in accordance with its obligations and your rights. The GDPR requires that personal data shall be; • Processed Lawfully, fairly and in a transparent manner in relation to individuals; • Collected for specified, explicit and legitimate purposes and not further processed in a manner that is incompatible with those purposes; further processing for archiving purposes in the public interest, scientific or historical research purposes or statistical purposes shall not be considered to be incompatible with the initial purpose; • Adequate, relevant and limited to what is necessary in relation to the purposes for which they are processed; • Kept in a form which permits identification of data subjects fir no longer than is necessary for the purposes for which the personal data are processed; personal data may be stored for longer periods insofar as the personal data will be processed solely for archiving purposes in the public interest, scientific or historical research purposes or statistical purposes subject to implementation of the appropriate technical and organisational measures required by the GDPR in order to safeguard the rights and freedoms of individuals; and • Processed in a manner that ensures appropriate security o the personal data, including protection against unauthorised or unlawful processing and against accidental loss, destruction or damage, using appropriate, technical or organisational measures. All employees must adhere to the Trust’s Policy on the Protection and Use of Personal Information which provides guidance on the use and disclosure of information. The Trust also has a range of policies for the use of computer equipment and computer generated information. These policies detail the employee’s legal obligations and include references to current legislation. Copies of the Policy on the Protection and Use of Personal Information and other Information Technology policies are included in the Trust’s Policies and Procedures Manual/Intranet. CONFIDENTIALITY Your attention is drawn to the confidential nature of information collected and used throughout the NHS. The unauthorised use of disclosure of patient, staff or other personal information is a dismissible offence. The unauthorised disclosure of information could also result in a prosecution for an offence, or action for civil damages, under the General Data Protection Regulation. You are required to observe the strictest confidence regarding any Confidential Information relating to work of the Trust, its patients/clients and its employees. “Confidential Information” includes but is not limited to information relating to the Trust received by you in the course of your employment with the Trust or its predecessors, information relating to patients, personnel information, budgeting and financial information and information in respect of which the Trust owes a duty of confidentiality to a third party. You are required not to disclose any Confidential Information either during or after your employment with the Trust, unless expressly authorised to do so by the Trust or required in the proper performance of your duties or as required by law. This obligation will cease only when such information comes into the public domain other than through unauthorised disclosure by you. Failure to comply with these requirements could result in action being taken under the Trust’s Conduct/Disciplinary Policy and Procedure. This obligation is without prejudice to the law concerning protected disclosures in the Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998 (the so-called “Whistleblowers Act”). RISK MANAGEMENT All staff working in, or for the Trust have a responsibility for participating in the risk management programme. All post-holders have a responsibility to assess all risks to systems, processes and environment and contribute to the clinical and corporate governance agendas as appropriate. SAFEGUARDING DUTY “It is the responsibility of the post holder to be aware of and follow the legislation and guidance regarding Safeguarding Children and Adults as stated in the Trust Safeguarding Policy and the Southend, Essex and Thurrock (SET) Child Protection Guidance. This applies to all staff regardless of which member of the family is the primary client. The post holder is responsible for ensuring they receive the appropriate level of Safeguarding Children training according to their role’’. INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY It is the responsibility of the post holder to have a level of IT competence relevant to their job role and will be expected to continue to keep their skills up to date as part of their Continuing Professional Development. CHANGES TO THIS JOB DESCRIPTION Post holders have a responsibility to discuss any significant job changes with their line manager at the time the change occurs and agree any permanent substantial change. On appointment within the Trust staff may be allocated to a specific area of care. It is however Trust policy to allocate staff to other areas of work within the Trust from time to time where this is in the interest of the individual and / or the service. The Job Description does not purport to be an exhaustive list of duties and responsibilities. The post holder will be expected to undertake additional duties as the requirements of the post change. Vision: ‘Working to Improve Lives’ PERSON SPECIFICATION POST TITLE: SPECIALTY DOCTOR IN DEMENTIA INTENSIVE SUPPORT SERVICE (DISS) Essential Qualifications MBBS or equivalent medical qualification Eligibility Eligible for full registration with the GMC at time of appointment. and Section 12 (2) approval under the Mental Health Act 1983. Eligibility to work in the UK. Evidence of achievement of Foundation competencies by time of appointment in line with GMC standards in Good Medical Practice including: • • • • • • • good clinical care maintaining good medical practice good relationships and communication with patients good working relationships with colleagues good teaching and training professional behaviour and probity delivery of good acute clinical care Evidence of achievement of ST1/CT1 competences in psychiatry at time of application and likelihood of achieving CT2 competences in psychiatry by the start date of the post Fitness To Practise Applicant’s knowledge is up to date and fit to practise safely. Language Skills All applicants to have demonstrable skills in written and spoken English that are adequate to enable effective communication about medical topics with patients and colleagues, which could be demonstrated by one of the following: • • applicants have undertaken undergraduate medical training in English applicants have scores in the academic International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or equivalent equal to those required for recruitment to MMC specialty training programmes. If applicants believe that they have adequate communication skills but do not fit into one of the examples they need to provide evidence. Health Meets professional health requirements (in line with GMC standards in Good Medical Practice) Clinical skills Experience of working with older adults and dementia services is desirable but not essential. Relevant specialty clinical knowledge: capacity to apply sound clinical knowledge relevant to the job and specialty Clinical judgement: experience in making clinical decisions and managing risk. Knows when to seek help, able to prioritise clinical need. Practical skills: shows aptitude for practical skills, required in the job. Proven ability to work effectively in different clinical settings required in the job. Knowledge and experience of conducting cognitive assessments is desirable. Commitment to clinical governance / improving quality of patient care Clinical governance: Capacity to be alert to dangers or problems. Demonstrates awareness of good decision making. Aware of own limitations. Track record of engaging in clinical governance: reporting errors, learning from errors. Audit: evidence of active participation in audit. Teaching: evidence of interest and experience in teaching where required in the job Communication skills Effective communication skills: demonstrates clarity in written/spoken communication and capacity to adapt language as appropriate to the situation. Empathy and sensitivity: capacity to listen and take in others’ perspectives. Works in partnership with patients: always considers patients preferences when discussing treatment options. Always considers the full impact of clinical decisions on the patients, Practice shared decision making. Directs and supports patients to access the information they need to support decision making. Personal skills Team working: demonstrated experience working in a team, values the input of other professionals in the team. Managing others & team involvement: capacity to work co-operatively with others and demonstrate leadership when appropriate. Capacity to work effectively in multiprofessional teams. Coping with pressure: capacity to operate under pressure. Demonstrates initiative and resilience to cope with setbacks & adapt to rapidly changing circumstances. Problem solving & decision making: capacity to use logical/lateral thinking to solve problems & make decisions. Organisation & planning: capacity to organise oneself and prioritise own work. Demonstrates punctuality, preparation and self-discipline. Understands importance of information technology. Flexible approach to work: able to adapt and work with employers to deliver improved patient care. Equality and diversity: promotes equality and values diversity. Probity. Professional integrity and respect for others: capacity to take responsibility for own actions and demonstrate a non-judgmental approach towards others. Displays honesty, integrity, awareness of confidentiality and ethical issues. Commitment to ongoing professional development . Learning and personal development: demonstrates interest in the specialty required for the job. Demonstrates a commitment to maintaining professional skills and knowledge relevant to the job (see notes). Demonstrates a willingness to fully engage in appraisal. Self-awareness and ability to accept and learn from feedback. Name: Description: ...
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