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Specialty Doctor, Community Mental Health Team Older Adults

Surrey & Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£52,530 to £82,400 a year Including £149 London weighting
Closing date
24 May 2024

Job Details

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is a General Medical Council (GMC) Sponsor employer.

This opportunity is open to UK based and International candidates.

Would you like to work in an organisation that sits in the top 10 best Mental Health organisations in the country to work in?

This appointment is for a full time Specialty Doctor in Older Adult Services. The post holder will be responsible for working with the Community Mental Health Team for Older People (CMHTOP) Mid, based at Horizon.

We strive to offer a great work life balance and we are committed to the health and well-being of our employees to create a positive work-life balance, along with a broad range of benefits.

We provide a comprehensive range of services including in the community and hospital settings: talking therapies, mental health services for adults, children and adolescents, drug, and alcohol, learning disability, eating disorder, Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder clinic, forensic and other mental health.

Our offer:
  • Salary: NHS Specialty Grade �52,530 - �82,400 + �149 fringe + on- call requirement
  • GMC Sponsorship
  • Relocation allowance: up to �8000 *subject to policy requirements
  • Sponsorship for international candidates: up to �3199
  • Recruitment premia �15,000 over 3 years *subject to policy requirements
  • NHS Pension: employers contribution 23.7% from day one
  • Subsidised nursery places
  • Car Scheme: tax saving up to �6,000
  • Discounted Nuffield Gym Membership
  • Generous annual leave

Main duties of the job

You will be working in an organisation that fosters an inclusive culture, where we will treat each other with compassion and kindness. You will be able to grow your career here and we have dedicated pathways to enable you to do this. We will support your personal and professional growth through our extensive training opportunities.The post holder will be supported to further their interest in community mental health and medical education, and towards furthering their career.

It is expected that the Specialty Doctor would support any trainees attached to the team. All the work of the Specialty Doctor will be under the supervision of the consultant psychiatrist.

There is dedicated half-a-day for special interest and additional half-a-day for academic meeting and CPD.

It would be desirable for the postholder to have at least three years' experience in general psychiatry at SHO level. The post holder will be assisted with S12 application.

The main duties of the post holder will be:

To carry out assessments and reviews of patients referred/open to the CMHTOP including care homes.

Participate in weekly MDT meetings.

Contribute and/or lead on CPA/Family meetings.

Support the wider CMHTOP with joint reviews as needed.

Involvement in service development projects/reviews under the guidance of the consultant.

About us

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is the leading provider of health and social care services for people of all ages with mental ill-health and learning disabilities in Surrey and North East Hampshire. We also provide social care services for people with a learning disability in Croydon and ASD and ADHD assessment services in Hampshire.

We actively seek to engage people who use our services and our communities in improving the mental wellbeing of the local population. We work closely with other NHS and voluntary sector organisations who provide services and support people who use services and carers.

Surrey is a beautiful county lying just 40 minutes away from Central London and from the South Coast.

Our historic market towns and bustling districts are enveloped in wonderful countryside, and our excellent road and rail networks bring the rest of the country within easy reach.

For international travel, both Gatwick and Heathrow airports are nearby.

Please note that we reserve the right to close posts as soon as sufficient applications are received.

We look forward to receiving your application!

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached Job description that clearly states all the requirements needed to carry out this role.

Person Specification



  • MB BS or equivalent recognised medical qualification
  • Full medical registration with a license to practice.
  • Approval under Section 12 of the Mental Health Act (or within 6 to 12 months of the time of interview/assessment) or equivalent


  • Relevant higher degree, e.g. MD, PhD, MSc or other additional clinical qualifications
  • MRCPsych or equivalent
  • Management qualification or evidence of an interest in developing leadership skills

Clinical Skills, Knowledge & Experience


  • Knowledge of Knowledge of legislation, Department of Health Guidance and literature and its implications for clinical practice.Psychiatric provision
  • Knowledge of NHS strategic vision in the Next Stage Review (High-Quality Care for All)
  • Ability to meet duties under MHA and MCA
  • Experience working with various patient groups presenting with the full range of clinical severity across different care settings, including community, inpatient, and specialist teams.
  • Evidence of effective multidisciplinary team involvement and experience
  • Knowledge of psychiatric provision


  • Wide range of specialist and sub-specialist experience relevant to post within NHS or comparable service
  • Experience in management



  • Fully registered with the GMC with a licence to practise at the time of appointment.
  • Included on the GMC Specialist Register OR within six months.


  • In good standing with GMC concerning warnings and conditions on practice
  • Approved clinician status OR able to achieve within three months of appointment

Employer details

Employer name

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Community Mental Health Team Older Adults Mid Surrey

Horizon, 28 Upper High Street


KT17 1QJ

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