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Peripatetic Specialty Doctor

Specialty Doctor

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Acute Inpatient Psychiatry
Specialty Doctor
10 PAs per week
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Callington Road Hospital
£39,060 - £72,840 pa
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Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust (AWP) provides inpatient and community-based mental health care for people living in Bath and North East Somerset (B&NES), Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Swindon and Wiltshire. We also provide specialist services extending throughout the south west.

We employ over 4,000 dedicated members of staff who deliver services from more than 90 locations, working in approximately 150 teams across a geographical region of 2,200 miles, for a population of approximately 1.8million people.

We are passionate about promoting good mental health and wellbeing. We strive to use the expertise and resources within our organisation, and through our partnerships, to deliver high quality services that are safe and focused on people's recovery. Our staff are pivotal in everything we do and we are committed to involving them fully in the development of the Trust and our services.


Are you a flexible, autonomous clinician who can adapt quickly to new situations and provide high level clinical care?

We are looking to appoint a Peripatetic Specialty Doctor in Psychiatry.

This post offers the perfect opportunity to gain experience, broaden your knowledge and learn new skills in different psychiatry settings within the security of a substantive post. 

On appointment your first post will be Bristol based, managing inpatients under the care of the full time Consultants across the Inpatient/PICU wards at Callington Road Hospital. 

This is a career grade post and includes one hour per week protected supervision time with the Consultant.  Attendance at the weekly postgraduate programme at Callington Road Hospital is encouraged.  A Peer group for Specialty Doctors is available and the doctor will be expected to attend this regularly. There are opportunities to continue professional development and study leave to this end is supported.

There are also opportunities to develop a special interest in clinical work, current examples being dual diagnosis, psychotherapy, liaison and eating disorders.

You will demonstrate excellent communication skills, be flexible in your approach, and show you can work collaboratively in a multi-disciplinary team. 

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Dr Jochen Binder-Dietrich

Inpatient Medical Lead

0117 919 5287 


If you have problems applying, contact

01225 731762