GP, Psychiatrist or Addiction Speciality Doctor - Herefordshire

Recruiter
Turning Point
Location
Hereford
Salary
Competitive
Posted
22 Feb 2021
Closes
22 Mar 2021
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Salary Negotiable (Dependent on Experience)
Frequency Annual
Job Reference turningp/TP/134/1470
Contract Type Permanent
Closing Date 28 February, 2021
Job Category Clinical
Business Unit Substance Misuse
Location Hereford, United Kingdom
Date posted 22 January, 2021
Contract Details Full or Part Time
Working Hours Negotiable
Job Introduction

At Turning Point, we are recognised leaders in helping people recover from addiction and gain control of their lives. By providing the right support at the right time, and making sure that people can find all the help they need, we have grown into one of the largest providers of substance misuse services in England and Wales.

Our Herefordshire service is a new fully integrated adult service delivered by Turning Point from April 2021. There is a focus on partnership working throughout the service to support those in the local community who need assistance to achieve their goals. We will deliver treatment and support across the whole of Herefordshire ensuring a holistic and inclusive approach to recovery in this exciting new service.

We are currently recruiting for a GP, Psychiatrist or Addiction Speciality Doctor to work in our Integrated Substance Misuse Service in our brand new whole Herefordshire integrated substance misuse recovery service. You'll have the chance to make a real difference to the lives of the people we support who are experiencing difficulties from drugs and alcohol usage.

Passionate about people, you'll enjoy the opportunity and support to enhance your own life and career too, as you gain the experience and training you need to progress in your career within a social enterprise. So if you're ambitious and ready for a fresh challenge with a sector leader then this could be the opportunity for you.

Role Responsibility

You will be responsible for Delivery of our local prescribing clinics delivered across our community service in line with Turning Point's contractual obligations and in response to patient needs. Leading the provision of a patient-centred, evidence-based, accessible and culturally sensitive specialist General Practice to our service uses.

Additionally, you will provide clinical expertise and ensure that Turning Point meets its contractual obligations with commissioners and ensures that services are developed to maximise the benefits to patients.

They will treat the most complex patients in the service, and will:

Provide expert advice to other clinicians on diagnosis, assessment and care planning, for example on complex drug interactions, comorbid drug-related physical and mental health issues, and integration of psychosocial and medical treatment.
Accept referrals of people with the most severe or complex needs
Provide expert oversight of provision of psychosocial support, based on comprehensive knowledge of research evidence.
Lead introduction of innovative interventions to improve outcomes and quality of provision.
Undertake complex prescribing, for example injectable opioid substitution treatments if necessary.
Provide liaison drug and alcohol services in acute medical and psychiatric settings and expert advice to courts.
Provide expert advice to accountable officers and responsible officers.
The Ideal Candidate

Turning Point is committed to the on-going professional development of all our staff and we offer regular structured supervision, a well-developed monthly CPD program and full support with appraisals and revalidations. Through joining Turning Point, you will receive a warm welcome, peer support, extensive training, regular supervision and the chance to thrive in a lively and aspirational service.

The successful candidate will need to be accredited as 'specialist' in substance use treatment, and should either:

1. Be listed on the GMC's Specialist Register as a psychiatrist with an endorsement in substance misuse psychiatry, with the supervision and CPD requirements this entails;

Or

2. Have training, experience and supervision equivalent to this, as certified by the GMC through an appropriate Certificate of Eligibility for Specialist Registration (CESR)

Or

3. Be listed on the GMC's GP Register and have appropriate training, qualifications and experience

About us

Why Turning Point?

As a leading health and social care provider with more than 300 locations across England, we take real pride in the services we offer.

Across the varied regions, sectors and settings we operate within, our organisation is held together by a shared vision - and our people are connected by the same values. These include belief in potential, confidence in communication, embracing positive change and always treating each other as individuals.

We run all of our services on a not-for-profit basis; instead, we invest every penny back into our services and people. We never stop believing in change for the better, and we work constantly to improve the lives of the people we support.

Our people bring our vision to life. So, if you are enthusiastic, motivated and committed to support others to fulfilling their potential, here at Turning Point, we don't just offer you a job - we offer you a career.

What Benefits Will I Receive?

Of course, we know it's not about the money. But that doesn't mean we don't reward our people for their invaluable work with a benefits package that includes:

Comprehensive opportunities to learn and develop, with silver accreditation from Investors in People
33 days' paid holiday a year, increasing with each year of service up to 35 days. Plus the option to purchase additional holidays
Flexible benefit options including cycle to work schemes and season ticket loans
Competitive pension and life assurance schemes
Employee assistance programme and access to online health and wellbeing support
Flexible working patterns to support work-life balance
Access to a wide range of discounts, including cinema tickets, grocery and high-street shopping and gym memberships

We reserve the right to close this advert early if we are able to appoint to the vacancy before the advertised closed date.

Turning Point