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Consultant Psychiatrist in Intellectual Disability

Central & North West London NHS Foundation Trust
£88,364 to £119,133 a year plus London weighting of £2162 per annum pro rata
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Mental health, Learning disability nurse
Contract Type
Part Time
If you are looking for a Consultant Psychiatrist role working with Intellectually disabled adults, we would love to hear from you.

This is a part-time community job ( 0.6 WTE) based in the Enfield Integrated LD team, and you will work with 2 full-time consultant colleagues and a well-resourced multi-disciplinary team.

Main duties of the job

You will provide psychiatric input to intellectually disabled adults registered with Enfield GPs. This includes advice, assessment, medical treatment as well as risk management working closely with team colleagues. There may, very occasionally, be the need to take on supervisor role for CTO/restricted patients. You are not responsible for any inpatient beds but there may be need to liaise with and provide advice to generic services for your admitted patients. You will work closely with the Local Authority and other partner agencies and contribute to the management of the team.

About us

Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest specialist Mental Health Trusts in England, providing a wide range of mental health and physical health services. You will work in an organisation that is in the top 100 employers in the UK and prides itself on the diversity of its staff and the care it delivers. It supports flexible and remote working (where appropriate) and actively supports the well-being of its staff.

The Trust spans eight boroughs and manages an element of Learning Disabilities services across these boroughs. The Brent, Harrow and Hillingdon LD community teams are employed and managed by the Trust whereas it employs psychiatrists for the RBKC, Westminster, K&C, Enfield and Milton Keynes services. The Trust (through the Learning Disability Service line) provides inpatient Assessment and Treatment services at The Kingswood Centre. The services are for people with a Learning Disability who have mental illness and/or behavior disorders so challenging that the local services are unable to meet their needs.

You will have a dedicated office and IT access as well as facilities for remote working. There is scope for academic work with both UCL and Imperial College.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To provide a Consultant Psychiatric service with colleagues into the Enfield Integrated Learning Disabilities Service.
  • To ensure, support and develop the provision of ongoing psychiatric input to people with Learning Disabilities living in the community.
  • To attend community team referrals, complex cases reviews, and contributing to community team clinical governance and management meetings. This would include taking on a specific lead in one area (to be negotiated depending on interest/experience).
  • The post holder can expect to receive approximately 2-3 referrals per month. The caseload of the post is about 100 patients with the LD and various mental health illness or challenging behavior, autism.
  • The community service operates a mixture of clinics run in the central base and work in the most appropriate setting e.g. within the residential provision or day care settings. This also includes domiciliary visits. The Consultant is expected to be patient-centered and work flexibly with the multidisciplinary team, families, carers and other professionals.
  • To be available within normal working hours, in conjunction with the other Consultants and junior doctors to take responsibility for urgent assessments including formal mental health act assessments and participate in the out of hours on call organized by BEH MH Trust.

Person Specification

Training and Qualifications


  • Fully registered with the GMC with a license to practice
  • Included on the GMC specialist register or within 3 months
  • Approved under section 12(2) MHA, 1983 or within 3 months
  • Approved Clinician status or within 3 months of appointment


  • MRCPsych or equivalent
  • Registered as a Specialist in Learning Disability Psychiatry (or CCT expected within 6 months of interview date)
  • Management training/qualifications
  • Recognized by Royal College of Psychiatrists as a specialist registrar trainer.
  • Post-graduate qualification in a field related to Psychiatry, or child care.



  • Up-to-date knowledge in management of adults with learning disability
  • Awareness of current issues in mental health service provision, policy and legislation.


  • Specialist interest as demonstrated by publications or presentations to learned societies.
  • Knowledge of current issues in national strategic direction



  • Wide clinical experience of Learning Disability and child psychiatry
  • Experience of multidisciplinary team working


  • Experience of multi-agency work, especially with user, carer and voluntary organizations
  • Experience in medico legal work
  • Experience in service management and development



  • High level of clinical skill
  • Ability to work constructively in multidisciplinary teams and multi-agency systems
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Commitment to working with users, carers and voluntary organizations.


  • Established record of clinical leadership.
  • Established ability as clinical teacher
  • Established ability to research and/or audit.
  • Specific treatment modality skills
  • Computer literate

Personality and Attitude


  • Disability centered values.
  • High standards of professionalism
  • Flexibility and capacity to work in changing environment.


  • Ability to lead and support colleagues
  • Enthusiasm to work with adults with complex chronic problems
  • Commitment to working as a member of the MDT

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