Consultant Psychiatrist

London (South), London (Greater)
20 Jan 2021
03 Feb 2021
Career Level
Contract Type
Part Time

Consultant Psychiatrist in Old Age Psychiatry, Home Treatment Team (Part Time, Permanent)

This is a truly exciting and unique opportunity to join the Older Adult Service in SLaM (South London and Maudsley) NHS Foundation Trust.

This is a new 5 PA substantive Consultant Old Age Psychiatry post to provide medical leadership to the Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham older adult home treatment team (LSL HTT). This is well established and has been in operation for 7 years. The post already has input form a 5 PA substantive consultant, but due to increasing caseloads we are looking to increase the consultant input to the equivalent of a full-time post.

 The team base is usually in office space on AL1 ward at the Maudsley hospital, but due to the Covid-19 pandemic the base has moved to Greenvale nursing home in Streatham where additional office space is available. It is anticipated that this is a temporary measure. Even with the additional space, to allow social distancing, the post holder will be issued with a laptop and VPN, and where possible will be able to work from home.

The LSL HTT is one of 2 HTTs in PMOA. The other team covers the borough of Croydon and receives 5PAs of medical input from the current substantive consultant. With the new post in place, the current consultant would continue to provide 5PAs to the LSL HTT and 5 PAs to Croydon HTT, and the new post would provide an additional 5 PAs to the LSL HTT only.

In addition, there is functional and organic inpatient facilities, access to specialist care, specialist care home teams, memory services and older adult liaison teams at King’s College Hospital, University Hospital, Lewisham and at Guys and St Thomas’. There are also excellent links with the voluntary sector and primary care.

South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust provides a range of mental health, learning disability and substance misuse services for people living in four local Boroughs in South London, Lambeth, Southwark, Lewisham and Croydon, as well as providing a range of national specialist services.

The South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust is academically vibrant and has close links with the IOPPN [Institute of psychiatry, psychology and neuroscience].

It is part of King’s Health Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre (AHSC).  KHP is responsible for seeing 2 million patients each year, has 25,000 employees and 19,500 students, and a £2 billion annual turnover.  It brings together the best of basic and translational research, clinical excellence and world-class teaching to deliver ground-breaking advances in physical and mental healthcare. 

It is a condition of your employment that you are and remain a fully registered medical practitioner and are included on the Specialist Register for Old Age Psychiatry held by the General Medical Council (GMC), or are eligible for inclusion into the register within six months of your appointment and continue to hold a licence to practice. You will be approved under Section 12 (2) of the Mental Health Act 1983 and be an Approved Clinician or able to achieve this within 3 months of your appointment.

The salary range for this post is in accordance with the NHS consultant salary scale plus London Weighting pro rata.          

For further details / informal visits contact:     

Dr Nicola Funnell, Clinical Director, on 02032288300 or 07779036429       

Jennifer Meehan,, HTT Service Manager or Lorna Mitchell, Team manager, 07974577369,

Dr Peter Ocansey, Associate Medical Director, on 02032282240 or 07789115742.                                                          

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