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Locum Resident Medical Officer (RMO) - Child & Adolescent Mental Health

Job Field:
Doctor Jobs
Paediatrics & Child Health Jobs, Psychiatry Jobs
Doctor & Nurse Grade Type:
Doctor & Nurse Grade:
London - Central
Contract Type:
Corrigans Door
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Our London based NHS hospital client requires a Locum Resident Medical officer (RMO) for a lucrative long term locum contract opportunity. Locum doctors applying will need experience within a Mental Health Child & Adolescent Unit.

Grade:CT 2-3 Hours: 10 Sessions and resident out of hours by arrangement Responsible for General medical and psychiatric care of inpatients under consultant supervision.

Our client provides a full range of mental health services to the people of Kent as well as national specialist services. The Trust has a major role in postgraduate training of doctors, psychologists, nurses and other therapists. It has a leading role in devising and evaluating new treatments. In addition it has a broad research agenda in mental health, which informs of new NHS mental health policies.

Key Responsibilities:

1) To carry out a full range of psychiatric and risk assessment and prescribing duties under the supervising Consultant.

2) Respond timely and professionally to requests to assess patients, either planned or in an emergency.

3) Document assessments and clear treatment plans and discharge documentation.

4) Provide pharmacological and psychological interventions as appropriate in keeping with your ability and the protocols of the unit.

5) Carry out any other duties as requested by the supervising consultant. Qualifications Required: -MBBS or equivalent medical qualification - 6 months experience of Psychiatry post FT.

Clinical Skills: Demonstrates appropriate knowledge base and capacity to apply sound clinical judgement - Capacity to prioritise clinical need Academic / Research Skills: - Demonstrates understanding of the principles of audit & research, with some awareness of specific principles of research in psychiatry Personal Skills: - Capacity to communicate effectively & sensitively with others - Capacity to listen & engage others in open/equal dialogue - Good spoken and written English

Empathy & Sensitivity: - Capacity & motivation to treat others with understanding & sensitivity - Sees patients as people, demonstrates awareness of their needs & wishes

Conceptual Thinking & Problem Solving: - Capacity to think beyond the obvious, with analytical and flexible mind - Capacity to bring a range of approaches to solving problems & making decisions

Managing Others & Team Involvement: - Capacity to work cooperatively 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 & resilience to cope with setbacks & adapt to rapidly changing circumstances - Capacity to deal with ambiguity & uncertainty in clinical life and seek help when appropriate

Organisation & Planning: - Capacity to organise oneself & prioritise own work - Demonstrates punctuality, preparation & self-discipline - Able to keep effective notes/records - Competent typist & familiar with EHR software

Vigilance & Situational Awareness: - Capacity to be alert to dangers and developing situations, particularly in relation to clinical governance Professional Integrity: - Capacity to take responsibility for own actions and demonstrate a non-judgemental approach towards others - Displays honesty, integrity, awareness of confidentiality & ethical issues Desirable Clinical Experience: - Clinical exposure to a CAMHS specialty Academic / Research Skills: - Evidence of relevant academic & research achievements, e.g. degrees, prizes, awards, distinctions, publications, presentations, other achievements - Evidence of active participation in audit - Understanding of service-user contribution to and perspective of, audit and research

If you wish to be considered for this fantastic opportunity, please do not hesitate to contact me via email or call 020 8994 6862

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