Consultant Psychiatrist - Central Wandsworth & West Battersea CMHT

Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£88,364 to £119,133 a year plus London Zone Allowance
Closing date
18 Jun 2023
Job summary

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 looking for a consultant with the interest and skills in providing strong medical leadership to take our services forward.The role is being offered on a permanent basis, alongside a tailored management leadership programme for those individuals who would be interested in pursuing this.

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.

Additionally, we offer a number of enhanced benefits, including a relocation package available- Up to �8,000 relocation package available *terms and conditions apply*

Main duties of the job

The post-holder will be a Consultant Psychiatrist providing medical leadership to the Central Wandsworth West Battersea Community Mental Health Team (CWWB CMHT), and medical consultant psychiatric advice to patients referred to the Wandsworth Single Point of Access Team (WSPA). WSPA and CWWB.

The Consultant will carry overall responsibility for the day-to-day clinical care, risk assessment, risk management, initiation of medication, and the recovery focused care delivered by the Team. Where problems arise, the Consultant will be afforded robust support by his clinical Team Manager, Associate Clinical Director, the Clinical Director and where necessary the Medical Director and Chief Executive.

The Consultant will run follow-up and CPA clinics, conduct home visits, attend CMHT-GP liaison meetings, and be available to review patients who have care coordinators when appropriate. A thorough knowledge of, and ability to deliver high quality clinical community psychiatry is essential, but immediate knowledge of local resources whilst desirable, is not essential as many decisions can be made within MDT meetings or in collaboration with allied professionals within the team, where a broader knowledge of local services can be shared.

Closing date: 18th June (midnight)

Assessment date: 3rd July 2023 (via MS Teams)

Interview and AAC panel date: 4th 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

  • Medical leadership, working in the multi-disciplinary team and working closely with, and providing cross-cover to other Consultant Psychiatrists and occasionally their Associate Clinical Director within their borough or service line.
  • Overall responsibility for the day-to-day clinical care, risk assessment, risk management, initiation of medication, and the recovery focused care delivered by the Team
  • Availability within normal working hours 5 days a week for urgent review and management including formal Mental Health Act assessments.
  • Domiciliary visits as required.
  • Providing cross-cover for the Consultant colleagues where necessary.
  • Management of complex cases
  • Allocation of resources, in collaboration with the team manager, to service users and carers.
  • Ensuring the delivery of effective, efficient and safe, recovery focused mental health care.
  • Multi-disciplinary and multi-agency working with social care, statutory and voluntary and third sector partners.

Person Specification



  • Primary Medical degree.
  • Full GMC registration.
  • MRCPsych, or equivalent.
  • Included on the GMC Specialist Register for General Adult Psychiatry or eligible for such inclusion on the Specialist Registrar within three months of completing their CST.
  • Section 12 (2) approval of the Mental Health Act


  • Qualifications in Old Age Psychiatry, or other specialism.
  • Qualification in a talking therapy such as CBT, DIT or MBT
  • Qualifications in change management and service development skills



  • Completed minimum of three years full time training in approved higher psychiatric training scheme.
  • 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

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