A rare opportunity has arisen for an experienced specialty doctor to join Kaleidoscope Project in North Wales. Dechrau Newydd Clinical Prescribing Service provides specialist interventions and treatment options to people who are dependent on opiates within the Criminal Justice System.
Kaleidoscope Project offer opiate substitute prescribing, harm minimisation information case management, psychosocial interventions and therapeutic support, relapse prevention, group work and recovery / aftercare to individuals involved in the criminal justice system across North Wales. The Dechrau Newydd service also support Blood Born Virus Testing, alcohol assessment and onward referral for community and inpatient treatment and works closely with the Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB) Substance Misuse Service and Harm Reduction Team and other charity providers in the area.
We are now seeking to recruit an enthusiastic, dynamic and passionate Independent doctor to join our multi-disciplinary team offering comprehensive specialist clinical prescribing services alongside our wide range of psychosocial interventions across hub and satellite locations.
The role will be supporting the Regional Clinical Lead and Team with the successful candidate providing 3 hours a week (1 clinic session on average) to service users accessing substitute prescribing within the Dechrau Newydd clinical team.
Hours: 3 hours per week remote consultation
The successful candidate will also be expected to have and/demonstrate the following:
- Experience in addiction medicine
- Current registration with GMC and on the GP register with a valid pin
- Previous experience of providing safe, effective and evidence based assessment, care and interventions for substance users is desirable as is a knowledge and understanding of mental health
- Excellent communication skills and a higher level of tolerance of unpredictable behaviours is required.
- The legal right to work in the UK.
- To provide specialist assessment of new clients and medical reviews where appropriate of existing client treatment plans.
- To initiate clients onto OST
- To provide the full-range of evidence-based prescribing interventions for addictions in a multi-disciplinary context and with associate specialist supervision.
- To undertake ongoing community treatment prescribing
- To participate in the tier 4 referral (residential rehabilitation) process.
- There are opportunities to become involved with service-development and clinical governance.
Clinical Work: The post holder will be responsible for the initial medical assessment and review of service users within the service. They will also be involved in the initiation and maintenance of prescribing interventions, and to assist with detoxification from opiates, alcohol and other drugs. The post holder will be expected to attend the doctor’s supervision sessions and clinical governance meetings (where appropriate). The majority of the work will done via remote video link due to the rurality and access of the clinics
On-call: There are no on call duties.
IT: The post holder will have access to desktop computers in the office and clinical space.
Teaching: There is no formal teaching role, however it is expected that the post holder will use doctors supervision groups and other forums for learning opportunities as required.
Clinical Audit and Research: The post holder will be encouraged to collaborate in policies and service improvement plans where appropriate.
Continuing Professional & Personal Development (CPD): The organisation has a commitment to and supports CPD activities. The organisation will support specialty doctors to participate in CPD and to develop a Personal Development Plan. The organisation requires participation in annual appraisal (from a nominated appraiser within the organisation), which will help inform CPD requirements; the organisation has a central budget to support CPD. The post holder will be invited to join a peer group consisting of 5 other specialty doctors working in Addiction services.