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Consultant Psychiatrist - General Adult Mental Health

South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
Depending on experience £99,532 - £131,964 per annum
Closing date
4 Jun 2024
These are two substantive posts for Consultant Psychiatrist in General Adult Psychiatry that have become available following the community transformation that the Directorate has undertaken. The post is full-time (9am-5pm, Monday to Friday). The successful candidate will be part of an active Consultant body and will join the Borough Consultants on call rota.

Croydon South Locality Team is one of three generic Community Mental Health Teams (CMHTs) in the Borough. Community Mental Health Teams are geographically aligned services one covering the north of the Borough, one covering the central area of the Borough and one covering the south of the Borough.

Main duties of the job

The post-holders will provide Consultant clinical leadership to the service and will assume consultant psychiatrist responsibility for their proportion of patients being looked after by the team. This includes assuming Responsible Clinician status for patients under their care, including patients subject to Community Treatment Orders, taking a lead on compliance with the Mental Health Act and CQC requirements. They will participate, directly and indirectly, in the assessment of patients referred to the service and in drawing up care plans which will address the patients' psychiatric, physical, and social needs. They will carry out detailed psychiatric assessments of patients as clinically indicated to allow accurate diagnoses and contribute to their treatment plans, including pharmacological management of psychotropic medication. The post-holder will forge good working relationships with other psychiatrists across the Directorate in order to encourage appropriate referrals and assure a cooperative approach to the care of patients. They will be linked in with other Consultants and supported to join peer groups. They will also provide consultation and advice to members of the MDT and primary care colleagues.

About us

The South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust provides the widest range of NHS mental health services in the UK across four South London Boroughs: Croydon, Lambeth, Lewisham, and Southwark. The Trust is part of King's Health Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre (AHSC). KHP is responsible for seeing 2 million patients each year, has 25,000 employees and 19,500 students, and a �2 billion annual turnover. It brings together the best of basic and translational research, clinical excellence, and world-class teaching to deliver ground-breaking advances in physical and mental healthcare.

The Trust has 230 community, inpatient, and outpatient-based services. The Trust has a broad range of staff in all disciplines with the widest range of skills and interests that provides many opportunities for new consultants to thrive and develop. It provides mental health services to the people of Lambeth, Southwark, Lewisham, and Croydon, as well as substance misuse services for people in Lambeth, Bexley, Greenwich and Wandsworth, and specialist CAMHS services for Kent. We also provide tertiary specialist services to people from across the UK and have a number of partnerships with clinical services and educational programme in Europe, the Middle East and China.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached detailed Job description and Person specification for any further information.

Do not hesitate to contact Dr Serena Lai should you wish to discuss the post further.

Person Specification



  • In the GMC Specialist Register (or if Specialist Registrar within 6 months of gaining CCT)
  • Membership of the Royal College Of Psychiatrists or equivalent qualification (in accordance with RCPsych Guidelines)
  • Section 12 approved
  • With or eligible for Approved Clinician status (MHA, 2007).
  • Experience of clinical work in General Adult Psychiatrist.
  • Excellent working knowledge and experience of the application of the Mental Health Act.
  • Ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team and provide leadership to the team.
  • Expertise in risk assessment and the use of evidence-based interventions for the treatment of psychiatric conditions
  • Ability to train and supervise junior medical staff and medical students / staff from other disciplines.
  • Comply with trust Occupational Health Guidelines


  • Higher Degree in relevant areas
  • Previous experience as Community Consultant.
  • Experience of being involved in management and Quality Improvement activities
  • Publications on relevant topics
  • Commitment to alternatives to acute inpatient admission

Employer details

Employer name

South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust


Jeanette Wallace House

Edridge Rd



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