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Speciality Doctor Forensic Psychiatry

West London NHS Trust
£50,373 to £78,759 a year Per annum plus London Weighting
Closing date
6 Jul 2022

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Hospital, Psychiatry, Forensic psychiatry
Career Level
Specialty doctor
Contract Type
Fixed Contract
Full Time
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We are looking for an experienced and motivated full time Specialty Doctor, to join the Women's directorate of the West London Forensic services, based at The Orchard, St Bernard's Hospital Ealing.

The salary range for this post is £50,373- £78,759 per annum plus London Zone Weighting.

Candidates are invited to discuss this appointment informally and in confidence with Dr Mansi Sood, Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist and Clinical Lead.

The salary range for these posts is £50,373- £78,759 per annum plus London Zone Weighting.

Email: Tel: 02084832195

Main duties of the job

You will be joining a well- established multi- disciplinary clinical teams providing care to men detained within the Low secure service. The successful candidate will work with a multidisciplinary team under the supervision of a consultant psychiatrist to provide effective, responsive, caring and safe treatment for the patients.

Your role would be, together with the Responsible clinician providing front-line mental health assessment and care including attending ward rounds, CPA meetings, community meetings and reflective practice.

About us

West London NHS Trust is one of the most diverse providers of mental health, community and social care in the UK.

Our 3,982 staff care for people in hospital and in the community, helping them to recover and go on to lead full and productive lives. We aim to be the best organisation of our kind in the country.

We provide care and treatment for more than 800,000 people living in the London boroughs of Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham and Hounslow, delivering services in the community (at home, in GP surgeries and care homes), hospital, specialist clinics and forensic (secure) units.

We're rated good overall by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

Together, we're committed to promoting hope and wellbeing, working with patients, service users, carers, families and partners across the communities we serve.

We are keen to ensure that our workforce reflects the community it serves, particularly in terms of ethnicity, gender, disability, LGBTQ+ and experience of mental illness.

Job description
Job responsibilities

The post holder will work closely with the responsible clinicians for the patients. Other members of the multidisciplinary team include a clinical psychologist, a social worker, occupational therapists and full nursing teams. There is also input from an arts therapy team providing music, drama and art therapy, a family therapy team, a forensic psychotherapy team and the Drug and Alcohol Support Service. There is a comprehensive primary care and dental service.

Clinical duties

The following is a guide to the posts responsibilities, and is subject to review:

Clinical role

  • The assessment and initial treatment of newly admitted patients, including physical examinations
  • Working as part of the psychiatric team monitoring and promoting mental health
  • The organization and follow up of physical investigations as needed
  • Working with the primary care team and hospital colleagues to ensure high quality physical healthcare for the patients
  • The on-going assessment and management of inpatients, including contributing to multidisciplinary reviews by presenting updated clinical information on patients and documenting the multidisciplinary discussion
  • Participation in CPA meetings and relevant documentation
  • Attendance at weekly clinical team meetings, reflective practice and community meetings where possible
  • Adhering to trust policies and maintaining clinical records
  • Occasionally you may be asked to support a different part of the service 1 day a week to cover any service needs. This will be discussed and job planned as needed.

The post holder will have 10 PA. The overall split of the programmed activities is 8 PA direct clinical care 2 PA of Supporting Professional Activities.

The post does not include participation on the on call rota but this opportunity may be available if the postholder wished to undertake these.

There is a regular forensic Academic Programme based on site and via MS teams. The local programme includes case presentations and reflective practice. In addition, both the Trust and Scheme organise periodic CPD events to which trainees are invited. Trainees are encouraged to review with their supervisor those opportunities to participate in internal or external courses and CPD events relevant to their training that may arise. The post holder will be encouraged to attend a weekly Balint group.

Please see attached Specific Job descriptions for further details

Person Specification

  • MBCHB or equivalent medical qualification
  • Shall have completed at least 4 years' full-time postgraduate training (or its equivalent gained on a part-time or flexible basis) at least two of which will be in a specialty training programme in a relevant specialty or as a fixed term specialty trainee in a relevant specialty; or shall have equivalent experience and competencies


  • MRCPsych


  • Fully registered with the GMC with a licence to practice at the time of appointment
  • Evidence of achievement of Foundation competencies by time of appointment in line with GMC standards in Good Medical Practice including:
  • good clinical care
  • maintaining good medical practice
  • good relationships and communication with patients
  • good working relationships with colleagues
  • good teaching and training
  • professional behaviour and probity delivery of good acute clinical care


  • Approved under S12 OR able to achieve with 3 months of appointment


  • Meets professional health requirements (in line with GMC standards in Good Medical Practice)

Clinical Skills

  • Relevant specialty clinical knowledge: capacity to apply sound clinical knowledge relevant to the job. Knowledge of the Mental Health Act 1983 (Amended 2007) and other relevant legislation. Contemporary knowledge of the treatment of mental illness and personality disorders.

Specialty specific skills related to the post

  • An understanding of risk in the management of psychiatric patients An understanding of the dynamics of working with mentally disordered offenders

Communication skills

  • 360 degree feedback

Personal Skills

  • Driver with a valid license


  • Personal Skills

BMJRef: BMJ-83468/222-MED-336


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