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Specialty Doctor

South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
London (South), London (Greater)
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6 Jun 2024

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Specialty Doctor - Lucas Ward - South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust - 10PAs - Permanent

South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SLAM) are looking for a dynamic, enthusiastic Specialty doctor in General Adult Psychiatry to join our newly-opening acute female 11 bed inpatient ward at the Maudsley Hospital – Lucas ward in the London Borough of Southwark. This is currently being advertised as a 10 PA substantive role, pending Royal College of Psychiatrists approval. 

If you are looking for an exciting front line clinical role with opportunities to be involved in service development and incorporating quality improvement methodology to evaluate changes, then this is the ideal post for you.

We welcome applications from Core trainees who may be looking to take a break from training in the near future


from psychiatrists who want to pursue CESR , whereby the role can be tailored to meet the competencies required in your CESR portfolio.

For further details, please refer to attached advertisement and job description

Main duties of the job

  • Management of the day-to-day case load of the ward
  • Assessing new patients and management of all patients admitted to the ward.
  • Attending daily team hand over and other clinical meetings and twice weekly ward rounds
  • Carrying out risk assessments and formulating appropriate risk management plans
  • Formulating care plans and carrying out treatment interventions as appropriate
  • Safe prescribing and recording of drug information.
  • Physical health monitoring of patients –including carrying out physical examination and investigations as appropriate.
  • Liaising with GP’s and various other professionals/ teams within and outside SLAM including with social services, DVLA and the Voluntary sector.
  • Attending external patient meetings as appropriate

For further details please refer to attached JD.

Working for your organisation

We are committed to ensuring our staff get the most out of their benefits package and understand the importance of a healthy work life balance. There is an extensive range of excellent benefits for you and your family. We want you to feel like you are part of a close-knit team at SLaM. It’s important to us that you feel valued and appreciated and that is why we have a comprehensive benefits package on offer.

Some of our benefits are highlighted here:

  • Generous pay, pensions, and leave, we offer a comprehensive pay, pensions and leave package, which is dependent on the role and length of service.
  • Work life balance, flexible working and supporting a range of flexible options, such as: part-time working and job sharing.
  • Career development, there are plenty of opportunities to progress your career and we support your development through a number of programmes such as leadership, mentoring, coaching, positive people management, collective leadership, and other talent programmes.
  • Car lease, our staff benefit from competitive deals to lease cars.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

  • Making safeguarding referrals
  • Record keeping – including preparing reports/letters, discharge notifications/summaries and ensuring that all the relevant information gathered by you following patient contact is recorded clearly in the trust’s electronic notes (epjs) and elsewhere as appropriate.
  • Section 12 duties – which include carrying out Mental health act and Mental capacity assessments for our patients and attending MH review tribunals.

Overall you will be expected to support the team consultant and deputise for the consultant in their absence (nominal consultant cover is arranged to allow discussion of clinical issues when the consultant is on leave)

General/ Managerial and other responsibilities:

  • Participation in service evaluation, audit, research, and quality improvement
  • Participation in service development/clinical governance activities
  • Participation in the team’s business meeting and any other relevant team/trust meetings
  • Participation in academic activities including team-based teaching, case presentation, and teaching medical/other students attached to the service.
  • Participation in reflective practice sessions

For detailed information, please refer to attached JD.

For further details / informal visits contact: Dr John Bainton - Job title: Associate Medical Director - Southwark - Email address:


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