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Specialty Doctor in Psychiatry (Ealing RISE)

Central & North West London NHS Foundation Trust
West Ealing
£52,530 to £82,400 a year London Zone Allowance
Closing date
22 Sep 2023

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Mental health
Specialty doctor
Contract Type
Full Time
Specialty Doctor in Psychiatry

Ealing RISE (Recovery Intervention Services Ealing)

Do you want to work in an enthusiastic team with a robust MDT delivering addiction treatment?

CNWL is looking for an enthusiastic and committed Speciality Grade doctor to join our Ealing service. Ealing RISE (Recovery Intervention Services Ealing) is a multi-agency, multi-disciplinary service, providing treatment to Ealing residents presenting with drug and alcohol-related disorders.

The applicant will be an enthusiastic doctor who is keen to work with this marginalised patient group and is able to work collaboratively within a dynamic, innovative service and with our partner agencies. There are significant opportunities for personal development.

This is a 6 session/week post.

The post holder will work in the RISE community team based in Ealing Sector of the Directorate. It consists of a partnership between CNWL NHS Foundation Trust and agencies from the third sector. These partners include a Voluntary Sector organisation (Cgl), and service user led organisations (Build on Belief) providing recovery support /rehabilitating patients in the community. The Lead Contractor is Cgl with CNWL subcontracted to provide clinical services.

The post holder is an integral part of a large team that includes a Consultant Psychiatrist, psychiatry trainee, another Speciality Doctor, NMPs, nurses, psychologists, recovery practitioners and outreach workers.

Main duties of the job

The post comprises a 06-session (PA) working week. Clinical duties will be delegated and supervised by the Consultant Psychiatrist who works part time. Appropriate time is allocated to Supporting Professional Activities, which includes Continuing Professional Development (CPD) activities such as quality improvement, research and training. The post is primarily based at the main hub of the service in West Ealing currently and the post holder will also be working some sessions in the service hub in Southall. The post is designed to be flexible and the post holder will be expected to respond to strategic developments and the needs of

About us

CNWL's Addiction Directorate is a large, well-established, multidisciplinary NHS provider offering a wide range of high-quality addictions services to the diverse and multicultural population of London and Milton Keyes. In addition to borough-based addiction treatment services, we also provide a club drug clinic, as well as gambling and gaming addiction services.

We provide services to the residents of 4 London boroughs: Brent, Ealing, Hillingdon and Hounslow, as well as Milton Keynes. Our addictions treatment services offer recovery-focussed interventions within vibrant community-based multi-disciplinary teams and in partnership with non-statutory providers. In addition, we provide a National Problem Gambling & Gaming Clinic and a Club Drug Clinic. We provide an addiction treatment service at HMP Woodhill. We host a Professor of Addiction Biology at Imperial College, Prof. Anne Lingford-Hughes.

Our services are committed to delivering high quality, evidence-based treatments. We have close links with Imperial College, London and are committed to research, service evaluation, quality improvement and developing innovative approaches. Our services are recovery focused and have developed expertise in delivering integrated services with third sector providers and embrace partnership working.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To work as a member of the multi-disciplinary team and participate in patient assessment and the delivery and evaluation of treatment. Responsibilities include assessment of new patients, review of existing patients and planning treatment with keyworkers

To be responsible for day-to-day medical assessment and decision-making.

To liaise closely with patients keyworkers, who will be primarily responsible for coordinating their care

To provide clinical advice to team members on a 1:1 basis and within MDT meetings

To manage patients undergoing detoxification (either community or inpatient) for drug and/or alcohol dependence

To initiate, stabilise and maintain patients on opiate substitute treatment (OST)

To undertake mental health reviews on patients

To provide health care appropriate to the patients physical health needs by examination and make appropriate referrals to medical colleagues/GPs

To provide support to designated and prospective Non-Medical Prescribers and work with the Addictions Lead Nurse to develop these roles and relevant governance arrangements

To participate in providing training to staff as well as students (medical, nursing and social work) attending the service

For further details regarding the role and responsibilities, please refer to the attached Job Description and Person Specification.

Person Specification



  • Full GMC registration and current licence to practice


  • Has obtained MRCPsych (or equivalent) qualification



  • Able to treat service users with respect and dignity at all times, adopting a culturally sensitive approach that considers the needs of the whole person
  • Able to build constructive relationships with warmth and empathy, using good communication skills
  • Able to complete medical and mental health assessments
  • Able to plan treatment
  • shall have completed at least four years' full-time postgraduate training (or its equivalent gained on a part-time or flexible basis) at least two of which will be in a specialty training programme in a relevant specialty or as a fixed term specialty trainee in a relevant specialty or o shall have equivalent experience and competencies


  • Competence in assessing and managing substance use disorders



  • Completed at least 1-year regular hospital or community based service at Foundation Year, core trainee (CT) grade or as a specialty doctor (or equivalent)
  • Psychiatry training / experience


  • Experience of working within a mental health inpatient or community setting
  • Experience of working in addiction treatment settings
  • Experience of prescribing opiate substitute treatments
  • Experience of quality improvement



  • Commitment to multidisciplinary working
  • Commitment to working with this patient group and to consulting and involving service users in all aspects of their treatment
  • Commitment to research, quality improvement and continuing professional development (CPD)
  • Commitment to service development for vulnerable populations
  • Ability to be flexible and work as part of a changing, dynamic organisation

Employer details

Employer name

Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust


Ealing Recovery Intervention Service (RISE)

99-103 The Broadway, Uxbridge Road

West Ealing

W13 9BP

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