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Consultant Psychiatrist - Putney & Roehampton CMHT

South West London & St Georges Mental Health NHS Trust
£93,666 to £126,281 per annum plus London Zone Allowance
Closing date
4 May 2024
We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated General Adult Consultant Psychiatrist to join the Putney and Roehampton (P& R) CMHT based at Queen Mary's Hospital, London SW15. The role is being offered as 10PAs on a substantive basis, plus an optional extra 1PA for a renewable 2 year fixed term period (worth an extra �18-25k over two years) to develop and deliver additional expertise and special interests in line with our community services or Trust needs.

The P& R CMHT provides care for working age adults who live in the Wandsworth and experience severe or enduring mental illness. The CMHT is one of four within the borough, with care provided according to GP/PCN alignment. The post sits within a well-established MDT including a Senior Clinical Fellow/specialty doctor as well as this post. It works closely with a separate Consultant-led Assessment team and interfaces with a consultant-led Home Treatment Team and in-patient wards. There are also specialist teams for Early Intervention in Psychosis, and Personality Disorder.

Our Trust services are transforming and integrating as part of the country wide community mental health NHS transformation programme. In Wandsworth the Trust is also involved in the Ethnicity and Mental Health Improvement Project (EMHIP).

Additionally, we offer a number of enhanced benefits, including a relocation package available - Up to �8,000 relocation package available *terms and conditions apply*

Main duties of the job

The post-holder will work alongside a full-time specialty doctor and will be clinically responsible for providing high quality clinical leadership and psychiatric care to patients under the care of the team, lead on the training of core and higher psychiatry trainees in the team, and contribute to the teaching of St George's University of London Medical Students. The postholder will work closely with a Team manager, an advanced clinical practitioner and a dedicated Clinical Service Manager for the Borough. Supervisory support is available from the Associate Clinical Director for Wandsworth as needed.

If you are a dynamic and established consultant psychiatrist fully registered with the GMC as well as holding S12 approval under the Mental Health Act or are a high trainee within nine months of being eligible for this grade, we would be delighted to hear from you.

Closing date: 19th May 2024 (midnight)

Assessment date: TBC (via MS Teams)

Interview and AAC panel date: 4th June 2024

About us

We have expert services, a rich history and a clear commitment to providing the best quality care for those with mental ill-health. The Care Quality Commission already rates our services as 'good' - we aspire to be 'outstanding'.

We are transforming the way we care for our communities to support our mission of Making Life Better Together. We have built two brand new mental health facilities at Springfield University Hospital, which are amongst the best in the world. More developments are planned across our sites and services.

We are inclusive and diverse and strive to be actively anti racist. We want to attract people from all backgrounds and experiences to enrich the work we do together.

We offer flexible working, career development and a variety ofbenefits to enable a positive, welcoming environment in which our people and their careers can thrive.

About our location:

Barnes Hospital, Barnes

Our community hub is centrally located near shops, restaurants and stations at Barnes Bridge, Mortlake and Barnes stations with trains to Richmond, Kingston or Clapham Junction. From January 2023 work on a new hospital building will begin, creating a mixed-use development on site. Services are currently temporarily relocated until mid to late 2024 at Livingston House Teddington. This latter site is near Teddington local shops and station, with connections to Clapham Junction and Waterloo via either Kingston or Richmond.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Ensuring the delivery of effective, efficient and safe, recovery focused mental health care.
  • Medical leadership, working in the multi-disciplinary team and working closely with the Consultant Psychiatrists and other teams (around referral and liaison) and occasionally their Associate Clinical Director within their borough or service line.
  • Delivery of the day-to-day clinical care, risk assessment, risk management, initiation of medication, and the recovery focused care delivered by the Teams
  • Attending weekly clinical team meetings and performing medical duties that are decisions of that meeting
  • Availability within normal working hours 5 days a week for urgent review and management including formal Mental Health Act assessments.
  • Multi-disciplinary and multi-agency working with social care, statutory and voluntary and third sector partners.
  • Compiling a patients history from a number of sources, and preparing case summaries and discharge summaries
  • Compile reports for MHRT and attend on behalf of RC when this deemed appropriate (CTO patients).
  • To take part in the discharge planning, CPAs and advising primary care colleagues.
  • Liaising with other clinical teams within and outside the trust
  • Liaising with general practitioners and medical specialists with regards the physical health of the patients
  • Undertake urgent psychiatric assessments when necessary.
  • Domiciliary visits as required.
  • Ensure effective and timely documentation and communication of clinical decision making and management plan

Person Specification



  • Primary Medical degree.
  • Full GMC registration with licence to practice.
  • MRCPsych, or equivalent.
  • Included on the GMC Specialist Register for General Adult Psychiatry or eligible for such inclusion on the Specialist Registrar within three months of completing their CCT.
  • Section 12 (2) approval of the Mental Health Act


  • Qualifications in another other specialism.
  • Qualification in a talking therapy such as CBT, DIT or MBT
  • Qualifications in change management and service development skills

Knowledge & Experience: Critical Expertise in Specialty


  • Completed minimum of three years full time training in approved higher psychiatric training scheme.
  • A detailed knowledge of main treatment approaches for severe mental illness including psychopharmacological interventions.


  • Knowledge and experience of the CPA process, risk assessment and risk management
  • Experience of teaching medical and non-medical staff, including those who may not have a formal qualification

Ability to enhance specialty of mental health care provided through Management/Audit


  • Commitment to developing practice through clinical audit and/or research.
  • Commitment to working with allied agencies including carer's groups, and local charities.

Employer details

Employer name

South West London and St Georges Mental Health NHS Trust


Queen Mary's University Hospital

Roehampton Lane


SW15 5PN

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