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Consultant Psychiatrist- Adult Mental Health Service

South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
Depending on experience £93,666 - £126,281 per annum pro rata
Closing date
28 Nov 2023
The post provides consultant medical leadership and support to the Community Mental Health Team (CMHT). The post holder would provide senior medical input into Dulwich Neighbourhood. This is to enable continuity of care across the neighbourhood with a focus on good workingrelationships with GPs.

Main duties of the job

- to provide clinical care and medical leadership to community team and work collaboratively with MDT to provide person centred care

- to manage, appraise and give professional supervision to junior medical staff as agreed between consultant colleagues and the medical director and in accordance with the Trust's personnel policies and procedures.

- To record clinical activity accurately and comprehensively using SLaM's ePJS (electronic patient journey system)

- To undertake the administrative duties and record keeping associated with the care of patients

- To work flexibly and creatively as part of a multidisciplinary team promoting informed risk taking and anti-discriminatory practice

- To communicate clearly and effectively with staff of all major disciplines concerned with the provision of mental health care

- To participate in service and business planning activity for the locality and, as appropriate, for the whole mental health service

- To work with local managers and professional colleagues in ensuring the efficient running of services, and share with consultant colleagues in the medical contribution to management

- To comply with the Trust's agreed policies, procedures, standing orders and financial instructions, and to take an active role in the financial management of the service and support the medical director and other managers in preparing plans for services.

About us

The South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust is part of King's Health Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre (AHSC). KHP is responsible for seeing 2 million patients each year, has 25,000employees and 19,500 students, and a �2 billion annual turnover. It brings together the best of basic and translational research, clinical excellence and world-class teaching to deliver groundbreaking advances in physical and mental healthcare. See

The South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust is committed to innovation, effective interventions and improved service user outcomes. It has 230 community, inpatient and outpatientbased services. The Trust has a broad range of staff in all disciplines with the widest range of skillsand interests that provides many opportunities for new consultants to thrive and develop. It provides mental health services to the people of Lambeth, Southwark, Lewisham and Croydon, as well as substance misuse services for people in Lambeth, Bexley, Greenwich and Wandsworth, and specialist CAMHS services for Kent. We also provide tertiary specialist services to people from across the UK and have a number of partnerships with clinical services and educational programme inEurope, the Middle East and China,

The Trust's core value states that 'everything we do is to improve the experience of people using our services and to promote mental health and wellbeing for all'.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post provides consultant medical leadership and support to the Community Mental Health Team (CMHT). The postholder would provide senior medical input into Dulwich Neighbourhood. This is to enable continuity of care across the neighbourhood with a focus on good working relationships with GPs.

Please see attached job description for full details.

Person Specification

Qualifications and training


  • Full registration with the General Medical Council with a licence to practice
  • Included on the GMC Specialist Register (adult) or within 6 months of eligibility (A)
  • Approved Clinician status AND Approved under S12 of the UK Mental Health Act (1983), or able to achieve these within 3 months of appointment


  • Qualification or higher degree in medical education, clinical research or management
  • Membership or Fellowship of the Royal College of Psychiatrists
  • Experience in other relevant specialties such as liaison psychiatry, home treatment or addictions

Experience and clinical skills


  • Excellent working knowledge and experience of the application of the Mental Health Act and Mental Capacity Act
  • Appreciation and understanding of ethnic minority issues and a commitment to developing culturally sensitive practices
  • Understanding of social factors relevant to psychiatry


  • Experience of service development and introducing new services in mental health
  • Wide range of specialist and sub-specialist experience relevant to post within NHS or comparable service

Personal Skills


  • Ability to work in multidisciplinary team and provide leadership for the team
  • Self-motivating
  • Confidence in therapeutic risk taking
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Willingness to innovate and problem-solve service is

Organisational and management skills


  • Ability to manage complex workloads and support others to do that
  • Commitment to working with service users on service development
  • Commitment to Clinical Governance
  • Demonstrate commitment to shared leadership & collaborative working to deliver improvement


  • Formal leadership and management training
  • Experience of team /service leadership

Research and Audit


  • Participation in Medical Audit and Quality Improvement initiatives
  • Commitment to research informed care and service development to research informed care and service development


  • Publications in peer-reviewed journals in relevant academic fields

Teaching and supervision


  • Experience of teaching at either undergraduate or postgraduate level


  • Medical education qualification
  • Approval to supervise psychiatric trainees

Other qualities


  • Commitment to developing user-focused services
  • Ability to get on with colleagues across disciplines and specialties
  • Ability to appraise own performance


  • Experience of active involvement in service user initiatives

Employer details

Employer name

South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust


St Giles House

1 St Giles Road



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