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Consultant in General Adult Inpatient Psychiatry

Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust
London (West), London (Greater)
£88,364 to £119,133 a year plus London weighting of £2162 per annum pro rata
Closing date
28 Feb 2023

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Hospital, Psychiatry, General adult psychiatry
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Consultant in General Adult inpatient Psychiatry

Job overview

Applications are invited for a full time Inpatient Consultant in General Adult Psychiatry on Thames Ward, a mixed gender 17-bedded acute psychiatric ward at St. Charles Hospital.

The inpatient teams at St Charles Hospital work closely together in a supportive and collaborative manner and have close links with our community teams to ensure we provide high quality, safe and effective care to the people of Kensington & Chelsea and Westminster with mental health needs.

Main duties of the job

The post-holder will be expected to provide senior clinical leadership to the multi-disciplinary team, working as a part of the team and taking an active role in quality improvement initiatives and service evaluation projects. The postholder will promote good clinical care for all patients for both their mental health and physical health. They will be encouraged to undertake any quality improvement project which may be relevant to either short or long-term service improvement. We are looking for individuals who are enthusiastic and flexible with a commitment to delivering person-centred care. There is on-call responsibility with this post.

Applicants must be on the Specialist Register or within 6 months of obtaining the CCT and Approved Clinician Status.

The successful applicants will be eligible to apply for relocation support in line with the Trust’s Removal Expenses Policy.

Working for your organisation

Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust (CNWL) specialises in caring for people with a wide range of physical and mental health needs.

Over recent years our catchment area has grown significantly, making the Trust’s population more diverse than ever. We are constantly developing and working in innovative ways to provide modern, dependable services in

  • physical and mental health sectors
  • primary, secondary and community services
  • in health and social care settings for all ages

Kensington and Chelsea (K&C) is an inner London area with a mixed, diverse population with some of the most wealthy and most deprived areas of London. There is a high mental health morbidity and the local CCG is committed to a high spend on mental health services.

K&C adult mental health service provides a range of mental health services for adults across the age range within the community and in hospital settings. These are integrated health and social care services.

As a new consultant in the team you will be offered a place on the Management and Leadership Course run by the Trust, in conjunction with Imperial College. The Trust also has a partnership with the Institute of Healthcare Improvement (IHI), giving you the opportunity to gain knowledge in improvement science and enhance your skills and confidence to understand healthcare systems and successfully implement change.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

  • The post holder will have principal duties to provide clinical care to Kensington and Chelsea and Westminster residents admitted to Thames Ward. They will be supported by the MDT team that includes a Specialty Doctor (middle grade), 2 Core trainees (C1-CT2) and a Foundation trainee, as well as Occupational therapist, pharmacist and psychologist.
  • The post holder will provide joint leadership with the ward manager, for the performance culture of the ward, ensuring best practice is employed across the ward, and that the Trust’s quality and productivity targets are met. They will promote good clinical care for all patients for both their mental health and physical health.
  • A key feature of the Acute Service vision is that in-patient care is delivered by an integrated multi-disciplinary team with a shared sense of ownership for the ward environment as well as the clinical services provided.
  • The post holder will adopt a pragmatic leadership style as a way of promoting this type of ward environment, thus ensuring collaborative working both at a clinical and an operational level.
  • The post holder will be expected to participate in Quality Improvement and service evaluation projects and will be encouraged to undertake any research which may be relevant to either short or long-term service improvement.
  • Together with the Matron and ward manager the post holder will provide overall clinical leadership for the Ward Multidisciplinary team as well as direct clinical assessments and consultations for the Team

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