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Specialist Grade Psychiatrist - Central Wandsworth & Battersea CMHT

South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust
£81,500 to £92,500 a year Plus London Zone Allowance
Closing date
20 Jun 2023

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Hospital, Psychiatry
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

This is an exciting and unique opportunity to join the Central Wandsworth & West Battersea CMHT in the heart of South West London as a Consultant Psychiatrist.

We are seeking to recruit an enthusiastic and motivated General Adult Specialist Grade Psychiatrist to work in the Central Wandsworth & West Battersea CMHT in the heart of South West London

The teams provide care for working age adults who live in the Wandsworth and experience severe or enduring mental illness. The CMHT is one of four within the borough, with care provided according to GP/PCN alignment. The post sits within a well-established MDT that works alongside a separate Consultant-led Assessment team and interfaces with a consultant-led Home Treatment Team and in-patient wards. There are also specialist teams for Early Intervention in Psychosis, and Personality Disorder.

As a Trust we are proud to offer agile and flexible working opportunities as part of our new ways of working, and we are happy to talk flexible working at the interview stage.

Successful candidates who are looking to progress their career towards consultant will be supported to progress via the CESR route.

Additionally, we offer a number of enhanced benefits, including a relocation package available- Up to 8,000 relocation package available *terms and
Main duties of the job

The post-holder will work alongside a full-time consultant and will be responsible for providing high quality psychiatric care to patients under the care of the teams, contribute to the training of core and higher psychiatry trainees along side the Consultants as lead, and will also contribute to the teaching of St George's University of London Medical Students. They will work closely with a Team managers, an advanced clinical practitioner and a dedicated Clinical Service Manager for the Borough. Supervisory support is available from the Team Consultant and Associate Clinical Director for Wandsworth.

If you are a dynamic and established specialist psychiatrist fully registered with the GMC as well as holding S12 approval under the Mental Health Act or are a specialty doctor within six - nine months of being eligible for this grade, we would be delighted to hear from you.

Closing date: 7th July 2023 (midnight)

Interview and AAC panel date: 17th July 2023
About us

We are Proud to Belong at South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust.

We have expert services, a rich history and a clear commitment to providing the best quality care for those with mental ill-health. The Care Quality Commission already rates our services as 'good' - we aspire to be 'outstanding'.

This is a great time to join us. We are transforming the way we care for our communities to support our mission of Making Life Better Together. We have built two brand new mental health facilities at Springfield University Hospital, which are amongst the best in the world. More developments are planned across our sites and services.

We are inclusive and diverse and strive to be actively anti racist. We want to attract people from all backgrounds and experiences to enrich the work we do together. We are proud to co-produce and involve our local communities in all that we do.

We offer flexible working, career development and a variety ofbenefits to enable a positive, welcoming environment in which our people and their careers can thrive.

About our location:

Springfield University Hospital, Tooting

Our largest, 19-ward site is in Springfield Village, created following our 150m investment into two new world class mental health facilities. A 32-acre public park, shops and cafes are coming soon. Close to shops, cafes and Tooting Bec on the Northern Line plus Earlsfield and Tooting rail stations and bus routes.

Job description
Job responsibilities

  • Ensuring the delivery of effective, efficient and safe, recovery focused mental health care.
  • Medical leadership, working in the multi-disciplinary team and working closely with the Consultant Psychiatrists and other teams (around referral and liaison) and occasionally their Associate Clinical Director within their borough or service line.
  • Delivery of the day-to-day clinical care, risk assessment, risk management, initiation of medication, and the recovery focused care delivered by the Teams
  • Attending weekly clinical team meetings and performing medical duties that are decisions of that meeting
  • Availability within normal working hours 5 days a week for urgent review and management including formal Mental Health Act assessments.
  • Multi-disciplinary and multi-agency working with social care, statutory and voluntary and third sector partners.
  • Compiling a patients history from a number of sources, and preparing case summaries and discharge summaries
  • Compile reports for MHRT and attend on behalf of RC when this deemed appropriate (CTO patients).
  • To take part in the discharge planning, CPAs and advising primary care colleagues.
  • Liaising with other clinical teams within and outside the trust
  • Liaising with general practitioners and medical specialists with regards the physical health of the patients
  • Undertake urgent psychiatric assessments when necessary.
  • Domiciliary visits as required.
  • Ensure effective and timely documentation and communication of clinical decision making and management plans

Person Specification
  • Primary Medical degree.
  • Full GMC registration.
  • Section 12 (2) approval of the Mental Health Act
  • Approved Clinician status
  • Qualification in a talking therapy such as CBT, DIT or MBT
  • Qualifications in change management and service development skills
  • Membership of the Royal College of Psychiatrists.
  • Completed a minimum of 12 years' medical work (either continuous period or in aggregate) since obtaining a primary medical qualification of which a minimum of six years should have been in a relevant specialty in the Specialty Doctor and/or closed SAS grades. Equivalent years' experience in a relevant specialty from other medical grades including from overseas will also be accepted.
  • A detailed knowledge of main treatment approaches for severe mental illness including psychopharmacological interventions
  • Knowledge and experience of the CPA process, risk assessment and risk management
  • Experience of teaching medical and non-medical staff, including those who may not have a formal qualification
Knowledge & Skills
  • Broad knowledge of the biological, psychological and social determinants of mental disorders in old age and evidence-based management interventions
  • A detailed knowledge of main treatment approaches for severe mental illness including psychopharmacological interventions
  • Ability to provide medical and mental health assessments, formulate diagnoses and initiate treatment plans
  • Ability to treat service users with respect and dignity at all times, adopting a culturally sensitive approach
  • Ability to plan treatment programmes in conjunction with multi-disciplinary team
  • Able to work effectively in a team
  • Advanced IT literacy
  • Practical experience in a short-term psychological therapy
  • Experience in trauma informed approach

Employer details
Employer name

South West London and St Georges Mental Health NHS Trust

Springfield University Hospital

15 Springfield Drive


SW17 0YF

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South West London and St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust (SWLSTG) serves more than 1.2 million people across the London boroughs of Kingston, Merton, Richmond, Sutton and Wandsworth.

The Trust employs more than 2,000 staff who provide care and treatment to more than 20,000 people from South West London and beyond at any given moment. We received a ‘Good’ rating from the Care Quality Commission (CQC) following their inspection of our services in 2019. They confirmed that we have maintained and strengthened our ‘Good’ rating across all areas.
The Trust has a long history of innovation that has helped to redefine the mental health landscape in the UK.

We are a multi-award-winning organisation, including:

  • Our innovative Lotus Assessment Suite, which was named Regional Champion for the ‘Excellence in Healthcare’ Award in the NHS Parliamentary Awards 2019. 

The NHS Parliamentary Awards are an annual celebration of talent and innovation within the NHS and Members of Parliament are asked to nominate individuals or teams within their area. Stephen Hammond, Member of Parliament for Wimbledon, nominated Lotus for its innovation toward patient care. 

  • Merton Citizens were finalists in the Guardian Public Sector Awards 2019 Public Health and Wellbeing category after working closely with the Trust and the citizens of Merton to raise awareness of Mental Health and improve access to support for Mental Health conditions.
  • The Trust’s Quality Improvement and Innovation (QII) Steering Group won the Team of the Year award from the Arrhythmia Alliance as they were lauded for their work creating a programme to quickly and easily screen for Atrial Fibrillation, a serious heart condition, amongst service users, carers and staff.

Our Trust is on a journey from good to excellent and our staff survey results improve each year. Our Mental Health services have been provided from the main Trust Headquarters in the impressive grounds of Springfield University Hospital in Tooting – for more than 160 years. but we also provide services in many other community locations throughout London and the South East - major inpatient services from Tolworth Hospital in Kingston, and Queen Mary’s Hospital in Roehampton.

As well as providing local services we are recognised as a beacon of excellence for national Mental Health Services including Eating Disorders, Deaf Services, OCD and Body Dysmorphic Disorder.

We’re proud of our history but we are much more interested in our future. We are transforming our services and modernising our estate with a £150million programme which will provide two state-of-the art mental health facilities.
We are a modern and forward-thinking mental health organisation that really cares for our staff, patients and community, delivering services across five clinically led service lines:

  • Acute and Urgent Care Services
  • Community Services (for adults largely of working age)
  • Cognition and Mental Health in Ageing Services
  • Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)
  • Forensic, National and Specialist Services.

With more than 100 clinical teams across the Trust, you will have the opportunity to work with highly motivated and dedicated professionals, including doctors, nurses, psychiatrists, occupational therapists, psychotherapists and psychologists; so your work will have a real impact.

We believe that good staff and good patient experience go hand in hand and the people who work with us are at the very heart of delivering an excellent service to our patients.

We are at the heart of a ground-breaking partnership with South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust and Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust which is radically improving services across the South London system. The South London Mental Health and Community Partnership (SLP) allows for excellent partnership opportunities across the mental health system and is now seen as blueprint for Mental Health Trusts across the country. Through this collaboration, we continue to see smarter, more joined up ways of working which are driving up quality while driving down costs and ensuring consistency for the people of South London.

Our very wide range of job roles and opportunities combined with our reputation for excellence in Mental Health services make us an attractive place to work. We are always searching for staff who embody our values and are innovative, adaptable and committed to providing our patients with superior, evidence-based care.

As a teaching Trust, we also provide education, training and research in partnership with a number of universities including St George’s University of London, Kingston University London, London South Bank University, King’s College London, University of Surrey, The Tavistock Institute of Medical Psychology and Brunel University London.

We work closely with our educational partners to drive research, education and training. Our affiliated university is St George’s University London which nominates a Non-Executive Director onto our Board.

We recognise that our staff are the cornerstone of the organisation, responsible for delivering the very quality and excellence we promise. Making make sure that our staff are supported with clear roles and responsibilities; fair workloads; fair pay and conditions; and strong education and training is right at the heart of our mission.

All our staff embody our values: they are compassionate, open, respectful, consistent and team-oriented.

That’s why we invest in our people.

By coming to work with us you will be at the heart of an organisation with a rich history, well-established community links and an international reputation in healthcare.

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