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Locum Consultant Psychiatrist

West London NHS Trust
£84,559 to £114,003 a year pa plus London weighting
Closing date
27 Jun 2022

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This post is an exciting opportunity for a Psychiatrist with a CCT in Forensic Psychiatry or General Adult Psychiatry or within three months of being awarded their CCT. Experience of working within secure services is desirable. The Post Holder will provide Consultant responsibility for Barron Low Secure Male Ward (10 PAs). Barron Ward is one of the low secure wards based at Tony Hillis Wing, part of The St Bernard Hospital in Ealing.

The Post Holder is expected to have Consultant responsibility for service users on Barron ward. West London Forensic Service is increasing investment in its services, including community service provision.

West London Forensic Service is commissioned to provide 251 inpatient secure beds and community forensic services to North West London Region. The service is divided into three directorates: Men's Medium Secure; Men's Low Secure & Community; and Women's (including Women's Enhanced Medium Secure).

Main duties of the job

The post holder will have consultant responsibility for 18 low secure patient (10 PAs).

The post holder will be responsible for the quality of clinical care on Barron Ward.

The post holder will be responsible for providing a high standard of care in accordance with national policy (CPA, NICE guidelines) and local policy (Clinical Model, Admissions & Transfers Policy).

The post holder will be responsible for providing clinical Leadership to Barron Ward, which includes working in partnership with the Ward Manager, leading the MDT and chairing key clinical and management meetings on the ward.

The post holder will be responsible for legal and statutory requirements under the Mental Health Act as the Responsible Clinician; which may include Renewal of detention, annual statutory reports for the Ministry of Justice on restricted patients, preparation of reports for and attendance at Mental Health Review Tribunals.

The post holder will be responsible for compliance with the Code of Practice.

The posts holder will work closely with local psychiatric services and other agencies, including the Ministry of Justice in the case of restricted patients, to facilitate the transfer or discharge of suitable patients.

About us

West London NHS Trust is one of the most diverse providers of mental health, community and social care in the UK.

Our 3,982 staff care for people in hospital and in the community, helping them to recover and go on to lead full and productive lives. We aim to be the best organisation of our kind in the country.

We provide care and treatment for more than 800,000 people living in the London boroughs of Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham and Hounslow, delivering services in the community (at home, in GP surgeries and care homes), hospital, specialist clinics and forensic (secure) units.

We'rerated good overall by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

Together, we're committed to promoting hope and wellbeing, working with patients, service users, carers, families and partners across the communities we serve.

We are keen to ensure that our workforce reflects the community it serves, particularly in terms of ethnicity, gender, disability, LGBTQ+ and experience of mental illness.

Job description Job responsibilities

  • Full GMC registration
  • Experience of working in psychiatry and leading multi-disciplinary teams
  • To be in good standing with the Royal College of Psychiatrists
  • To have had an appraisal/RITA within the last year
  • Experience working as a doctor within a PICU/forensic services (desirable)
  • MRCPsych (desirable)
  • Section 12 (2) approval

CCT in Forensic Psychiatry (Desirable)

Main Duties of the Job:

Responsible Clinician for 18 inpatients on Barron ward

The candidate can have a discussion about participation in the consultant on-call rota for West London Forensic Service. Currently 1:20. Consultant on calls are non-residential. The consultant will be expected to be on call 24 hours for a 7 days period, approximately 2-3 times per year.

Clinical duties as outlined above.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • MBBS or equivalent medical qualification
  • Qualification or higher degree in medical education, clinical research or management
  • MRCPsych
  • CCT in Forensic Psychiatry
  • Use of relevant tools, e.g. HCR20, HONOS
Eligbility Essential
  • Fully registered with the GMC with a licence to practice at the time of appointment
  • Good standing with GMC with respect to warning and conditions on practice
  • Approved under S12 OR able to achieve with 3 months of appointment
  • GMC Specialist Register or within six months
  • Approved clinician status OR able to achieve within 3 months of appointment
Clinical Knowledge Essential
  • Able to meet duties under MHA and MCA
Academic skills and lifelong learning Essential
  • Participated in continuous professional development
  • Participated in continuous professional development
  • Able to use and appraise clinical evidence
  • Has actively participated in clinical audit and quality improvement programmes
  • Mobile and able to travel to Trust sites and hostels
  • Participated in research or service evaluation
  • Evidence of achievement in education, research, audit or service improvement e.g. prizes or awards

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