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Consultant Psychiatrist (CMHT East)

Central & North West London NHS Foundation Trust
£93,666 to £126,281 a year pa pro-rata plus £2162 London zone pa pro-rata
Closing date
28 Feb 2024
Consultant Psychiatrist - CMHT East Team

Part-Time 6PAs

We are seeking a part-time Consultant Psychiatrist to join our CMHT East Team to share the clinical leadership with another Consultant Psychiatrist (6 PAs). The post holders will work proactively to strengthen links and foster effective communication with Primary Care.

CNWL has built on excellent links with Brunel University, successful candidate will have the option to take up an extra 1PA as an educational post.

Applicants must be on the GMC Specialist Register or within 6 months of obtaining CCT at the time of interview.

This post attracts a generous annual leave entitlement, study leave, the NHS pension scheme and other financial benefits, such as Golden Hellofor up to 30K(taxable and non-pensionable), Relocation package for up to 8K (subject to eligibility)and a range of lifestyle benefits, such as staff discounts, discount on the purchase and the lease of new cars.

We are committed to providing opportunities for flexible working. If you would like to work differently or different hours to as advertised, please get in touch to discuss this in more detail.

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

Alastair Penman, Borough Director - Tel: 01895484795

Dr Andrea Tocca, Clinical Director - Tel: 018955484795

Main duties of the job

The main responsibilities is to provide consultant leadership and expertise to the Hillingdon Community Mental Health Team (CMHT) East team.You would be required to provide clinical leadership within the multi-disciplinary team.

There are a number of transformative changes occurring within community services and the NHS at large. You would be expected to lead on, in partnership with the service manager, quality improvement initiatives and service evaluation projects.

Consultant responsibility is assumed by the Acute Inpatient Consultant during periods of inpatient admission liaison between Inpatient and Community services to best meet the needs of the service user is a priority.

The current caseload for the post holder is 175. The team receives on average 80 referrals per month, with an acceptance rate of 80%. The team caseload is 730.

The post holder is currently holding 7 patients on CTO. The team are currently working on identifying which cohort of patients can be safely discharged back to primary care in order to significantly reduce the caseload.

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

Providing clinical leadership to the team

Acting as Responsible Clinician for patients on community orders, including preparing reports for and attending Hospital Managers and Mental Health Review Tribunal hearings

Participating in clinical and business meetings of the multidisciplinary team

Participating in team learning / development events

Assessing new referrals with other MDT members

Providing phone advice for clinical staff

Being available for emergency and home visits at short notice, and participating as necessary in Mental Health Act assessments. This will include participating in the Section 12 rota

Teaching and training staff, especially junior doctors and medical students, but also other clinical staff and trainees of all discipline

Providing supervision to Junior Doctors: GPVTS trainee and SASG doctor. Supervisory roles and responsibilities are agreed in conjunction with Consultant colleagues in Hillingdon

Providing supervision as required for the clinical work of the junior doctors within the team

Providing support and advice to colleagues of different professional backgrounds as required

Attending the local consultants meeting

Attending the borough monthly Care Quality meetings

Attending daily zoning meetings and monthly business meetings

Person Specification

Education and Qualifications Training


  • Fully registered with the GMC with a license to practice.
  • Primary Medical Degree
  • Approved under section 12(2) MHA, 1983 or within 3 months
  • Inclusion on the Specialist Register (or CCT expected within 6 months of interview date)


  • An additional post graduate qualification of relevance to post e.g. Higher degree (MSc, LLM, MD or PhD) MRCPsych (or equivalent)
  • Management and leadership training
  • Management qualification and/or extensive knowledge and expertise acquired through training and experience up to doctoral level.

Experience, Skills and Abilities


  • Possesses range of clinical knowledge, skills relevant to post
  • Exercises sound clinical risk management.
  • Experience of leading a multi-disciplinary team
  • Interest in and experience of teaching and training medical and non medical colleagues
  • Comprehensive and clear psychiatric report writing skills.
  • Awareness of current issues and controversies in service provision, mental health policy and legislation
  • Experience of clinical work in a community setting
  • Leadership and management skills. Capacity to form therapeutic relationships with service users
  • Experience of conflict resolution


  • Published audit or research. Experience in service development.
  • Evidence of evidence based medicine training, teaching and implementation.
  • Training in specific and relevant psychotherapy skills e.g. Mentalisation or DBT.
  • Training in other subspecialists
  • Experience of job planning
  • Experience of resolving conflict and complex performance management issue
  • Digitally proficient in the use of apps and technology
  • Experience leading QI projects
  • Experience of having worked directly with service users as part of service delivery and improvement

Personal Skills & Qualities


  • Excellent communication and empathic skills
  • Demonstrable leadership skills
  • Experience of team working
  • Sound organisational skills
  • Ability to work on own initiative


  • Leadership training



  • Caring attitude towards patients
  • Ability to communicate effectively with patients, relatives, GPs, nurses and other agencies.
  • Commitment to Continuing Medical Education and the requirements of Care Quality.
  • Knowledge and understanding of issues relating to equality & diversity.
  • Willingness to be flexible and adaptable in working pattern
  • Demonstrates energy, enthusiasm & initiative in pursuing innovation and the highest standards for patients, juniors, other colleagues & the Trust.
  • IT literate
  • Demonstrable ability to cope under pressure.
  • Corporate team player


  • Formal training in medical education e.g. by Deanery
  • Formal Equality and Diversity training

Employer details

Employer name

Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust


Mill House

38 Riverside Way



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