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Specialist Grade Doctor in Psychiatry (North Team)

Central & North West London NHS Foundation Trust
Uxbridge, Middlesex
£83,945 to £95,275 per annum pro-rata
Closing date
24 Nov 2023

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Mental health
Contract Type
Full Time
Goodall Division

Specialist Grade Doctor in Psychiatry (North Team)

We are seeking a Specialist Grade Doctor in Psychiatry to jointhe CMHT North Hillingdon Team located at Mill House, Riverside Centre, Pield Heath Road in Uxbridge. You will be part of a Multi-disciplinary Team responsible for carrying out detailed psychiatric assessments and risk assessments and to contribute to planning and implementing service users' care plans, under CPA procedures and guidelines.

This role provides a great opportunity to build your experience in the NHS . You will have a comprehensive induction, and if you choose you can access our CESR programme to work towards consultant status.

The successful candidate should have been in a relevant specialty in the Specialty Doctor and/or closed SAS grades for a minimum of six years. They should have an inclusive, compassionate and service user focused approach.

Applicants should have Full GMC registration with a license to practice.

This post attracts a generous relocation expenses, study budget and a range of lifestyle benefits, such as staff discounts, cycle to work scheme and discount on the purchase and leasing of new cars.

If you would like to discuss the post informally or arrange a visit, please contact:

Dr Petar Kolarov, Consultant Psychiatrist, CMHT North Hillingdon Team

E:, Tel: 07368244897

Suzanne Smith, Team Service Manager

Tel: 07738261539

Main duties of the job

The post-holder will manage the care of service users on the caseload of the CMHT North Hillingdon Team. One outcome of the team is to work to reduce admissions to hospital, and close links have been developed with the Rapid Response Team, Home Treatment Team and Acute Services. However, where patients do need admission, this will initially be to catchment area beds at Riverside Centre.

The post holder will be expected to work in partnership, young people and adults and their carers so that they are fully involved in and empowered to make decisions about their treatment and care. It remains a priority to establish and maintain good communication and effective working relationships with referrers and to work closely with other agencies. It will be important for the post holder to build a knowledge of and links with voluntary and independent service providers locally.

All Consultant Psychiatrists, SAS Doctors, senior clinicians of other professions, and clinical managers will be expected to embrace the multi-disciplinary working culture of the Service.

About us

CNWL is a nationally leading NHS Foundation Trust providing Mental Health, Community Health and Child Health Services across London and the South East of England.

Over the last few years our catchment area has grown significantly, making the Trust's population more diverse than ever. The area spans the communities of London, Milton Keynes and wider geographical areas of Buckinghamshire, Surrey, Kent and Hampshire. There are areas of great affluence as well as deprivation, and there are over 100 first-languages spoken in these communities.

We were authorised as a Foundation Trust on 1 May 2007.

The Trust is organised in to three Divisions: Jameson, Goodall and Diggory. Goodall Division is responsible for the delivery of Mental Health and community Learning Disability services in Hillingdon, as well as all CNWL's specialist rehabilitation provision and CAMHS provision in NW London. We also deliver community physical health services in a number of boroughs in NW London, including Hillingdon Harrow, Ealing andneighbouring System of North Central London.

Our staff play a fundamental role in our delivery of excellent outcomes and excellent patient experience, so it is our aim to create a happy and healthy working environment where you can thrive and succeed.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To be responsible for carrying out detailed psychiatric assessments. The post holder will assess about 5 new assessment and 15 follow up patients weekly, split in clinics between Monday to Friday of about 5 patients a day. Those assessments can be either face to face (including Domiciliary visits), telephone or video consultations. Wednesday afternoon from 13:00 to 17:00 is protected time for personal development and attendance to local academic program.

To do risk assessments and to contribute to planning and implementing service users care plans, under CPA procedures and guidelines.

To carry out the above in a variety of settings, including home visits, and other non-stigmatising settings.

To work flexibly to ensure that clients and their carers are able to access the service effectively

To provide the day-to-day medical cover to CMHT North, with supervision from CMHT North Consultant. In the absence of the CMHT North Consultant, the Adult Consultant responsible for the geographical area of the service user will provide support and supervision.

To review clients within the community as well as those who require a hospital admission for medical assessments and evaluation including physical and mental state examinations.

To participate in the Middle Grade on-call rota for Hillingdon. Currently the frequency of on call is 1:10 but this may vary in the future according to service needs.

To be an active member of the multi disciplinary team and participate in team MDT and Zoning meetings

To involve the user and carers in the treatment, management and care planning of a users mental health and physical care.

To liaise effectively with appropriate agencies, statutory and non-statutory, other mental healthcare providers, GPs and families and carers, as appropriate, regarding clients.

To ensure that clinical records are kept up to date, accurate, signed and legible.

To ensure that all aspects relating to discharging clients are appropriately dealt with, and all clients are diagnosed with ICD10 code.

To take an active part in devising and reviewing clinical protocols.

To be available to receive supervision from the Consultant attached to the CMHT North team.

To participate in Continuing Professional Development.

To participate in annual appraisal in line with Trust policy, from the Consultant or Lead clinician.

To provide direct assessment and intervention but will also supervise other non-medical colleagues in taking on extended roles within the pathway including non- medical prescribing and novel ways of working with the aim of creating a sustainable post in a highly skilled team.

To participate in audits and QI projects for at least 1 hour a week on Thursdays

To carry a caseload of complex and unstable cases, but will also be available at short notice to provide consultation and advice to other team members, although they are not required to act as care co-ordinator.

Person Specification

Education and Qualifications Training


  • MB BS or equivalent medical qualification
  • Full GMC Registration with a license to practice
  • To be section 12(2) MHA 1983 approved (or achieve within 6 months of apt), if not have Approved Clinician (AC) status/approval and be on the AC Register
  • A minimum of six years should have been in a relevant specialty in the Specialty Doctor and/or closed SAS grades
  • Equivalent years' experience in a relevant specialty from other medical grades including from overseas


  • MRCPsych (or equivalent)
  • An additional post graduate qualification of relevance to (own specialty)



  • Proficient in risk assessment and management
  • Experience of working in multidisciplinary teams
  • Experience of use of the Mental Health Act and Mental Capacity Act in an inpatient psychiatric setting
  • Demonstrable leadership skills
  • Adequate training in child and adult safeguarding
  • Demonstrates ability to challenge others, escalating concerns when necessary


  • Experience of service development/business planning
  • High level knowledge of planned developments at a national level to improve efficiency and deliver quality services

Skills Knowledge & Qualities


  • Good interpersonal and communications skills in line with the Trust's Core Behaviors
  • Communicates effectively using the English Language and is able to share decision-making with patients, relatives and carers treats patients as individuals, promoting a person-centered approach to their care
  • Sound organisational skills
  • Awareness of their leadership responsibilities as a clinician and demonstrates appropriate leadership behaviour
  • Demonstrates understanding of a range of leadership principles, approaches and techniques so can adapt leadership behaviours to improve engagement and outcomes
  • Awareness of legal responsibilities relevant to the role, such as around mental capacity and deprivation of liberty data protection equality and diversity
  • Ability to work on own initiative

Employer details

Employer name

Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust


Mill House, Riverside Centre

Pield Heath Road

Uxbridge, Middlesex


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