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Associate Specialist in Psychiatry

Job Type:
Substance Misuse
East of England
£85,000 to £95,000 per annum
Salary Description:
£85000 - £95000 per annum
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Associate Specialist in Psychiatry - Drug & Alcohol Service - Norfolk - £85,000 - £95,000 per annum

Working Hours: 37.5 hours per week

We are currently looking for an Associate Specialist in Psychiatry to join a drug and alcohol service in Norfolk.

The successful Associate Specialist in Psychiatry will contribute to ensure that substance users consistently receive high quality services that adhere to the best practice guidelines and achieve high professional standards. They will be responsible for contributing to the overall performance of the service to ensure that contractual output targets are achieved. They will be required to record and input client data and information in order that the service operates within contractual, administrative and financial requirements.

The post-holder will be required to work flexibly across a number of operational sites as required and work flexibly within an agreed number of hours to maintain the most appropriate level of service provision. This will include some evening and weekend working as determined by service user need. They will be required to offer clinical supervision to non-medical prescribers in the service.

Working as an Associate Specialist in Psychiatry, you will be expected to take responsibility for personal development, identifying personal training needs and participate in regular supervision, appraisal. They are required to engage fully in the process for revalidation.

Knowledge, skills and attributes for this Associate Specialist in Psychiatry role include:

* Good understanding and knowledge of addiction psychiatry including management of opioid substitution treatment, opioid and alcohol detoxification and post detoxification pharmacology.
* Knowledge of legislation relating to Mental Health
* Demonstrable evidence of effective communication skills
* An understanding of the work of other agencies including non statutory services
* Experience of working with substance misuse and mental health issues and a clear understanding of the need for and ability to deliver quality services.
* Sound and demonstrable knowledge of clinical prescribing issues.
* Knowledge of the issues facing substance misusers including appropriate medical interventions, social care and health issues.
* Ability to assess and care plan service users and formulate written reports as necessary. Community based support practices.
* Maintain professional boundaries and work effectively with partnership agencies.
* Essential 7 Demonstrate skills to undertake administrative duties and PC literacy.
* Experience of contributing to project development.
* Commitment to anti-discriminatory practice
* Commitment to the principles of equality and diversity in relation to all people

Requirements of this Associate Specialist in Psychiatry role include:

* Medical Degree and completion of Basic Medical Training
* Full GMC- UK Registration with License to Practice
* Completed Basic Specialist Training / Core Training in Psychiatry
* Extensive experience working in Substance Misuse as specialty doctor.
* Demonstrable experience of ability to work independently with minimal consultant supervision.
* Experience of working in a multi-disciplinary team setting and with other Agencies
* Evidence of participation in Clinical Audit MRC
* Psych or equivalent specialist post-graduate qualification in Psychiatry

For more information please email

Contact Details:
Tel: 0207 046 6220
Contact: Anchin Gurung

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