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					                              NORTH SOMERSET CLDT
                      Consultant Psychiatrist Dr Shantha Jayewardene
                                  Specialty Registrar Post

Team Base and Administrative Support
   1. The post is based at Partnership House, Worle Parkway, Weston-super-Mare. It is an
      integrated team with a Joint Service Manager, and the Social Care Team work
      alongside the Healthcare professionals under the same roof.
   2. The base is approximately 30 miles from Bristol and is very easy to reach via the M5
   3. There is adequate car parking space.
   4. It is an open plan office and the Specialty Registrar has an individual workstation with a
      degree of separateness. The Specialty Registrar has an individual telephone and
      computer with internet access. Office space and separate interview rooms are available
      when necessary.
   5. Secretarial support is available on site.

Clinical Work
   1. North Somerset has North (North Woodspring) and South (Weston and
       surroundings) Area Managers. The plan is for the Specialty Registrar to cover the
       north area (Clevedon/Portishead/Pill/Nailsea).
   2. Within the area are a number of residential facilities (Nursing Homes, Staff Group
       Homes, Independent Living environments) where residents have been resettled
       following closure of the larger hospitals.
   3. A large number of the population is made up of people with learning disability
       requiring both physical and psychiatric assessments on a continuous basis. There is
       also a rather large population of people with Downs Syndrome, some individuals
       showing very challenging behaviour.
   4. Dr. Jayewardene has responsibility for five in-patients who are resident at Constable
       House; this is the continuing rehabilitation unit, where residents of varying
       intellectual abilities display serious challenging behaviour and are under the Mental
       Health Act. Some of them also have displayed offending behaviour.
   5. The Specialty Registrar will be expected to attend multi-disciplinary team meetings
       at Constable House on a Friday afternoon, along with the Consultant Psychiatrist.
   6. In-patients are usually admitted to the Assessment and Treatment Unit, Lansdowne
       House, and it is the responsibility of the Specialty Registrar to monitor the progress
       of these patients during their admission.
   7. The Specialty Registrar is responsible for his/her own caseload and management of
       his/her own diary, with secretarial support.
   8. There is an experienced full-time Psychologist working with the team.
   9. There is also a Community Assessment and Service Development Team who work
       with people displaying serious challenging behaviour.

Training Issues
   1. The clinical supervisor is Dr. Jayewardene, Consultant Psychiatrist in Learning
   2. He is able to offer 1:1 supervision for 1½ hours every fortnight on a Thursday morning,
      which alternates with the CTPLD Clinical and Allocation Meetings. These are attended
      by the multi-professional team.
   3. The post comprises of two special interest sessions and two research sessions every
      week. There may be some degree of flexibility with these sessions depending on the
      Specialty Registrar’s educational need. A research supervisor will be allocated to
      the trainee at the commencement of the post

Updated Feb 2008

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