Consultant Psychiatrist in General Adult Psychiatry - Tulip Ward

Barnet, Enfield & Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust
£93,666 to £126,281 a year p.a
Closing date
5 Oct 2023
There is an exciting opportunity within the North London Mental Health Partnership (NLMHP) for a General Adult Consultant Psychiatrist to join the Haringey acute adult inpatient services based at Blossom Court, St Ann's Hospital, Haringey. The role is based on Tulip Ward in the Chase Building, which provides 18 beds for men requiring acute mental health care.

Haringey is a vibrant borough in the middle of North Central London, home to around 265 000 people from hugely diverse backgrounds. Blossom Court serves all 5 boroughs in the area and has links to our community services which are undergoing transformation in line with national standards. We have robust links with the local authority and Haringey's lively voluntary and charitable sector and other community organizations. NLMHP - comprised of Barnet, Enfield and Haringey and Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trusts - is implementing a bold and exciting strategy to provide excellent mental health care to the changing population over the coming years.

Please see the updated Job Description for this full time (10PA) post and the Person Specification, as well as more information about NLMHP.

This post has been submitted for approval by the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

Main duties of the job

The post-holder will act as clinical lead for the multi-disciplinary team, working in close collaboration with the ward manager and other senior clinicians in the team.

The ward is a male-only psychiatric ward for patients aged 18 years and above. It serves all of North Central London - so whilst patients will be primarily from Haringey, some will be from Barnet and Enfield and on occasion from Camden or Islington. The ward provides assessment and treatment for patients that present in the acute phase of a mental illness. Acute presentations cover the whole spectrum of diagnoses, including schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, bipolar affective disorder, depressive and anxiety disorder and severe personality disorders.

Patients are admitted to the ward via the Home Treatment Team (HTT) that serves as gatekeepers to inpatient care in close collaboration with the Access & Flow Team. Patients are referred to the HTT from the local GPs, local A& E departments, Community Mental Health Teams, and the police via the HBPoS.

In terms of ward activity, the following information is available - activity is comparable to the same time last year although we are committed to reducing length of stay and improving patient flow on an ongoing basis.

About us

Formed in 2001 through the merger of its predecessor organizations, Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust (BEH-MHT) continues to innovate and develop at a fast pace. We are a large mental health trust in London with an annual budget of �337 million and employing more than 3,300 staff. We serve a population of 1.2 million and operate from over 20 main sites in the community. In 2020-21 the trust cared for more than 126,176 people approximately 2,800 patients on our wards and over 128,388 service users in the community.

We provide a wide range of local and more specialist mental health services, including helping people with serious mental illness (SMI), personality disorders, drug and alcohol recovery, children's mental health issues, dementia, eating disorders, learning disabilities, ADHD and suicide prevention. The Trust has an overall Care Quality Commission (CQC) rating as 'Good' from 2019 and retained the 'good' rating in 2022. It also runs the North London Forensic Service (NLFS), which the CQC has rated as Outstanding.

Our CEO, Jinjer Kandola MBE has been appointed to be joint CEO for both BEH and Camden and Islington Trust, bringing the two organisations ever closer together and they are now working in a partnership across North Central London. This is allowing for the joint expertise, increased innovation and reduction in barriers with joint initiatives.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder will be expected to provide clinical leadership for the ward. The post holder will be expected:

To manage 18 adult inpatients with a variety of psychiatric diagnoses, many of whom will be detained under a section of the Mental Health Act (MHA) To conduct assessments, request investigations and contribute to formulation of acutely unwell psychiatric inpatients To formulate treatment plans and oversee implementation and evaluation of these treatment plans To contribute to management of patient flow with a view to manage bed capacity effectively and avoid or flag up potential delayed transfers of care To comply with all legal obligations covering clinical practice e.g. Mental Health Act and Code of Practice, safeguarding procedures To complete relevant paperwork, including maintaining the electronic record and participating in routine outcome monitoring of clinical work To teach and supervise medical staff and other professionals in all aspects of psychiatric care To participate in the trust-wide day-time consultant psychiatrist second on-call Rota for Health Based Place of Safety situated at Chase Farm Hospital (1:32) and the trust wide on call rota (see section 20, below). To participate in the daily MDT Meeting and other regular ward or team meetings including staff supervision. To undertake other duties, as negotiated, that contribute to the good functioning of the clinical team. To take part in weekly Haringey discharge planning meetings and other regular meetings around patient flow involving locality and system colleagues. To provide clinical and professional leadership within the post and take part in management activities and governance processes related to the post or the wider service within which it is embedded. As a senior clinician, to have an integral role in the performance of the team, further development of the service, and the development of the clinical pathways and priorities of the service.

Person Specification



  • MB BS or equivalent qualification
  • Approved clinician status OR able to achieve within 3 months of appointment
  • Included on the GMC Specialist Register OR within six months
  • Section 12 Approved or able to achieve within three months of appointment
  • Full Registration with the General Medical Council (GMC) with a current licence to practise from the GMC at intended start date
  • Holds and will use valid UK driving licence OR provides evidence of proposed alternative


  • Qualifications or higher degree in medical education, clinical research or management
  • In good standing with GMC with respect to warning and conditions on practice
  • Open Dialogue Training
  • Additional clinical qualification

Clinical skills, knowledge and experience


  • Excellent knowledge in specialty
  • Excellent clinical skills using bio-psycho-social perspective and wide medical knowledge
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English
  • Able to manage clinical complexity and uncertainty
  • Makes decisions based on evidence and experience including the contribution of others
  • Able to meet duties under MHA and MCA


  • Wide range of specialist and sub-specialist experience relevant to post within NHS or comparable service

Academic Skills & Lifelong Learning


  • Able to deliver undergraduate or postgraduate teaching and training
  • Ability to work in and lead team
  • Demonstrate commitment to shared leadership and collaborative working to deliver improvement
  • Participated in research or service evaluation
  • Able to use and appraise clinical evidence
  • Has actively participated in clinical audit/quality improvement programmes


  • Able to plan and deliver undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and training relevant to this pos
  • Reflect on purpose of CPD undertaken
  • Experienced in clinical research and/or service evaluation
  • Evidence of achievement in education, research, audit and service improvement: awards, prizes, presentations and publications
  • Has led clinical audits leading to service change or improved outcomes to patients

Employer details

Employer name

Barnet, Enfield & Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust


St Ann's Hospital

St Ann's Road


N15 3TH

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