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Consultant Psychiatrist in Older Adult Psychiatry

Surrey & Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
28 Upper High Street, Epsom, Surrey
£93,666 to £126,281 a year Plus £149 Fringe Allowance
Closing date
21 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 Consultants.

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

We are looking to recruit a full-time fixed term substantive Consultant Psychiatrist who will be responsible for providing input to the Midsurrey Community Mental Health Team for Older People (CMHTOP). The post holder will work alongside a part time substantive trust grade doctor and other members of the multi-disciplinary team. The post holder will be responsible for delivering consultant psychiatric input to patients referred to and accepted for treatment by the CMHTOP in line with the agreed criteria and commissioned care pathways. The work will therefore involve the assessment and psychiatric treatment of patients either directly or through the supervision of other team members.

The post holder will be required to cover the gap created by a full-time consultant's sabbatical covering the Elmbridge, Leatherhead and Tadworth areas.

Our offer:
  • Salary: NHS Consultant Grade �99,532 - �131,964 + �149 fringe, + on-call payments
  • 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

Mid Surrey CMHTOP receives referrals from local general practitioners per the current service specifications. The service provides assessment and treatment for functional illnesses and an assessment service for all patients aged over and under 65 with memory problems. In addition, an independent Young Onset Dementia service works closely with CMHTOP to manage complex cases.

The post holder will be expected to assess referrals including urgent ones, both working independently and with other team members. They will personally deliver outpatient clinics each week and will supervise the clinical caseload of the specialty doctor and the trainee doctor. The post holder is expected to develop, alongside other colleagues in the team, effective liaison with partner organisations and other local agencies.

The team prioritises continuity of care and accepts referrals for patients with functional and organic presentations. Patients can be seen in several settings, including their home, a modern, accessible clinic, or GP surgery. The service offers a comprehensive program of group and individual therapeutic interventions to cater for different levels of need.

The team also offers specialist care home input to assess and manage challenging behaviour. It accepts YOD referrals for multidisciplinary support.

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 30 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 check the job description and personal specification document for more information on the requirement for this job.

Person Specification



  • MBBS or equivalent recognised medical qualification
  • Full medical registration with a license to practice
  • Approved Clinician Status and approval under Section 12 of the Mental Health Act
  • Eligibility for inclusion on the Specialist register or CCT in appropriate specialty (or within 6 months at time of interview / assessment) or equivalent
  • Management qualification or evidence of an interest in developing leadership skills


  • Relevant higher degree e.g. MD, PhD, MSc or other additional clinical qualifications
  • MRCPsych or equivalent



  • Fully registered with the GMC with a licence to practice at the time of appointment.
  • Included on the GMC Specialist Register OR within six months
  • Approved clinician status OR able to achieve within 3 months of appointment



  • Holds and will use valid UK driving license OR provides evidence of proposed alternative
  • Access to a vehicle for work purposes

Clinical Skills, Knowledge & Experience


  • Experience of working with a variety of patient groups presenting with the full range of clinical severity across a range of care settings including community, inpatient, and specialist teams
  • Knowledge of psychiatric provision
  • Ability to take a clinical leadership role in a multidisciplinary team, ensuring high quality care
  • Knowledge of Risk Management
  • Knowledge of legislation, department of Health Guidance and literature and its implications for clinical practice.
  • Knowledge of NHS strategic vision in Next Stage Review (High Quality Care for All)
  • Excellent clinical skills using bio-psycho-social perspective and wide medical knowledge
  • Ability to manage clinical complexity and uncertainty
  • Make decisions based on evidence and experience including the contribution of others
  • Ability to meet duties under MHA and MCA


  • Wide range of specialist and sub-specialist experience relevant to post within NHS or comparable service.
  • Ability to develop and use complex multimedia materials for presentation in public, professional and academic settings

Academic Skills & Lifelong Learning


  • Ability to take a clinical leadership role in a multidisciplinary team, ensuring high quality care
  • Ability to appraise own performance as a consultant and reflect on development needs
  • Skills in providing consultation to other professional groups under New Ways of Working
  • Participated in research or service evaluation


  • Ability to plan and deliver undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and training relevant to this post

Employer details

Employer name

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Community Mental Health Team for Older People

Horizon House

28 Upper High Street, Epsom, Surrey

KT17 4QJ

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