Specialty Doctor - General Adult Psychiatry

West London NHS Trust
£51,000 to £80,000 a year per annum plus London Weighting
Closing date
11 Jun 2023
Job summary

The successful applicants will be based in one of the integrated community mental health teams in Hounslow as part of the community and Recovery Mental Health Services service line. The service will comprise a fully integrated mental health team with a visible presence in the local Primary Care Network. There will be a tiered or stepped care model within the MINT team where a more primary care ethos and model of delivery will be used for the majority of patients but those who have more complex needs will have more enhanced support from an allocated clinician as well as the multidisciplinary team. The post will therefore involve consultation/liaison with the MDT as well as GPs, primary care services and other mental health teams. Alongside this there will be some direct consultation with patients particularly around complex cases and crisis prevention. Key working relationships will be with the GPs, Crisis Team and Early Intervention in Psychosis Service.

Main duties of the job

This is a really exciting role as part of a fully integrated service working to fulfil all the expectations of the new community framework. You will learn about:

Being an integral part of an enthusiastic multi-disciplinary community team. Learning to work with team members in appropriate decision making, risk management and care planning in line with new ways of working in the NHS

Developing close liaison with all sector teams and Consultants and becoming skilled at maintaining good working relationships.

Developing skills in working with the wider social system of patients, using techniques from various therapies and family therapy

Ability to work flexibly and to adapt practice to changing service models, rather than traditional work patterns.

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'rerated 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.

The regulations mandating vaccination for in-scope roles in the NHS have now been removed. The Trust does however continue to encourage and support staff to be vaccinated as this remains the best line of defence against COVID19. Vaccination data will be collected by our recruitment team during your on-boarding if you are happy to provide a copy of your COVID pass.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Full participation in the Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT).

Full participation in clinics, MDT meetings and the completion of relevant documentation.

Domiciliary visits and Mental Health Act assessments as appropriate.

Advice, support and clinical supervision for the CT1-3/GP trainee.

Advice and support to mental health professionals of the team.

A willingness to be flexible in altering the timetable according to service developments.

Availability, during clinical sessions, for crisis assessments and management with MDT.

Development and implementation of on-going treatment plans of the patients being treated by the team.

Close liaison with other clinical teams to develop shared treatment plans and to develop good working relationships.

Availability to see patients in appropriate settings, whether at home or within the various sites of the Trust.

Willingness to work flexibly, adapting ones approach to the clinical situation.

Person Specification

Education and Qualifications


  • Primary Medical Degree
  • Full registration with the GMC
  • Eligibility for Approved Clinician status with Section 12 approval


  • MRCPsych.
  • Eligible for inclusion in the Specialist Register or within 6 months of gaining CCT

Knowledge, Clinical expertise in speciality


  • At least 4 years full time post graduate training (or equivalent gained on part time flexible basis)
  • At least 2 years in a speciality training programme in psychiatry or as a fixed term speciality trainee inPsychiatry
  • Relevant audit and governance skills


  • Experience of the Recovery Team Model of community care
  • Higher degree such as a Masters or PhD
  • Training in medical/clinical education and supervision
  • Experience of Quality Improvement work using Model for Improvement or other recognised methodology

Personal Skills


  • Willingness and ability to work within a Multidisciplinary team.
  • Willingness to work flexibly, adapting approach to the clinical situation and changing service provision.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills with professionals, patients and carers


  • Experience of clinical supervision of junior doctors



  • Evidence of continuing professional development


  • Registered with Royal College of Psychiatrists for CPD

Clinical Audit and Research


  • Previous participation in audit and research
  • Willing to participate in clinical audit activities.


  • Relevant Publications

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