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Consultant in Community Mental Health (CMHT West)

Central & North West London NHS Foundation Trust
£93,666 to £126,281 + London weighting of £2162 per annum pro rata & 3% on call
Closing date
29 Feb 2024
Consultant in Community Mental Health (CMHT West)

Permanent, Full Time 10PAs

We are seeking applications for a full time Consultant Psychiatrist in our Adult CMHT in Hayes.

This is an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated consultant or newly qualified trainee to provide clinical and strategic leadership to a well functioning CMHT. Community Mental Health Services are in the midst of a transformation and thus presents a wonderful opportunity for a motivated individual to lead and drive these changes.

The candidate should be on GMC Specialist Register or be within 6 months of obtaining CCT at the time of interview.

This post attracts a generous annual leave entitlement, study leave, the NHS pension for a scheme and other financial benefits, such as Golden Hellofor up to 30K, 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.

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.

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.

Further Information & Arrangements to visit:

Alastair Penman, Borough Director - Tel: 01895484795

Dr Andrea Tocca, Clinical Director/AMD - Tel: 018955484795

Main duties of the job

We are looking for an individual with excellent leadership skills who is innovative, enthusiastic and most essentially, able to work integrally with the ward team and collaborate with numerous stakeholders. A commitment to personal, team and service development is essential. In Hillingdon we pride ourselves on our collaborative approach with other providers within the borough and we are proud of our recent staff survey results which showed an improvement in motivation and satisfaction levels of our staff.

This post presents a wonderful opportunity for exposure to a wide range of clinical presentations resulting in genuinely interesting and rewarding clinical practice for senior staff and excellent experience for a newly qualified consultant.

We pride ourselves on our collaborative approach with other providers within the borough and we are proud of our recent staff survey results which showed an improvement in motivation and satisfaction levels of our staff.

About us

Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest specialist Mental Health Trusts in England, providing a wide range of mental health and physical health services. You will work in an organisation that is in the top 100 employers in the UK and prides itself on the diversity of its staff and the care it delivers. It supports flexible and remote working (where appropriate) and actively supports the well-being of its staff.

Our catchment area spans diverse communities, with over 100 first languages spoken. It contains areas of great affluence as well as areas of much deprivation. We are committed to providing services that meet the needs of the people who use them, and we actively encourage involvement from local people who can help make a difference.

Our organisation that is passionate about equality, diversity and inclusion one that prides itself in developing the leadership capabilities of its employees, looking after their health and wellbeing, creating safe spaces for staff to speak up and providing opportunities to mentor and be mentored.

If you are interested in becoming a member of our Foundation Trust please visit our website.

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: the team includes one CT1-3 trainee and one Specialty doctor. Supervisory roles and responsibilities are agreed in conjunction with Consultant colleagues in Hillingdon
  • Providing supervision as required for the clinical work of the trainees within the team
  • Providing support and advice to colleagues of different professional backgrounds as required
  • Attending the local consultants meeting
  • Attending the borough fortnightly Community Care Pathway meetings
  • Attending the borough monthly Care Quality meetings
  • Attending weekly bed management meetings

Person Specification

Education, Qualifications abd Training


  • Fully registered with the GMC with a license to practice
  • Primary Medical Degree
  • Approved under section 12(2) MHA and Approved Clinician status
  • MRCPsych or equivalent
  • 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) Management and leadership training.
  • Management qualification and/or extensive knowledge and expertise acquired through training and experience up to doctoral level.
  • Endorsement or experience of rehabilitation psychiatry



  • 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.

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



  • Enquiring, critical approach to work.
  • 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.


  • Formal training in medical education e.g. by Deanery
  • Formal Equality and Diversity training
  • European Computer Driving Licence.
  • Experience of electronic care records systems e.g. RiO, Jade, PACS, System One

Employer details

Employer name

Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust


Mill House

Hayes End Road



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