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Consultant Psychiatrist, Inpatient Services, General Adult

Surrey & Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Guildford, Surrey
£93,666 to £126,281 a year Plus £149 Fringe Allowance
Closing date
21 May 2024
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?

This is a post for either a full-time or part-time Consultant Psychiatrist who will be responsible for providing clinical input and leadership to a proportion of the inpatients in Juniper Ward Farnham Road Hospital as part of the Acute Care Pathway. There are other opportunities to take on additional responsibilities with remuneration. The consultant Psychiatrist is responsible for providing clinical input and leadership and working alongside a multidisciplinary team in line with New Ways of Working.

Main duties of the job

  • It is expected that the post holder will work closely with the home treatment and community teams to ensure effective and efficient pathways and care for patients. This provides a service consistent with models initially recommended in the National Service Framework. The home treatment team 'gate keeps' admissions to the inpatient units.
  • The post holder will also provide Consultant Psychiatrist input and Responsible clinicians cover the 10 beds of the 18 bedded Juniper Ward, mainly serving the population aligned to the wards. In addition, another 0.6 whole-time equivalent substantive consultant psychiatrist on the ward is responsible for 8 beds.
  • It is expected that the post holder will work in partnership with the other consultant. In addition, the post holder will work closely with the multi-disciplinary staff on the ward, including trainee doctors.
  • The post-holder will deliver consultant psychiatric input to inpatients admitted to the ward per the agreed Acute Service Operational Policy.

Our offer:
  • Salary: NHS Consultant Grade �99,532.00 - �131,964.00 + �149 fringe
  • 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

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.

Working from home contracts do not attract high cost area payments.

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
  • oManagement qualification or evidence of an interest in developing leadership skills.



  • 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



  • Holds and will use valid UK driving license OR provides evidence of proposed alternative
  • Access to a vehicle for work purposes
  • Transport to travel between locations and ability to fulfil all duties of the post, including on-call, both within the parameters of the Equality Act 2010

Clincical Skills, Knowledge & Experience


  • 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 the Next Stage Review (High-Quality Care for All)
  • Ability to use IT, including email and the internet
  • Excellent clinical skills using bio-psycho-social perspective and wide medical knowledge
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English
  • 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
  • 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 active participation in Continuous Professional Development
  • Evidence of effective multidisciplinary team involvement and experience
  • Knowledge of psychiatric provision
  • Commitment to and experience in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching
  • Ability to critically appraise published research
  • Experience in carrying out a range of audit projects


  • Wide range of specialist and sub-specialist experience relevant to post within NHS or comparable service
  • Experience in management
  • Ability to develop and use complex multimedia materials for presentation in public, professional and academic settings
  • Specific training qualification/certificate or attendance on a recognised teaching course.
  • Peer review or research publications
  • Published audit or research projects

Academic Skills & Lifelong Learning


  • Ability to take a clinical leadership role in a multidisciplinary team, ensuring high-quality care.
  • Skills in managing time and prioritising clinical work
  • Ability to appraise own performance as a Specialty Doctor and reflect on development needs
  • Skills and sensitivity in negotiating with patients, relatives, and other professionals where opinions differ
  • Skills in providing consultation to other professional groups under New Ways of Working
  • A high-level ability to communicate effectively at both a written and oral level complex and clinically sensitive information to patients, their families, carers and a wide range of lay and professional people within and outside the NHS
  • Participated in continuous professional development
  • Participated in research or service evaluation
  • Has actively participated in clinical audit and quality improvement programmes


  • Ability to plan and deliver undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and training relevant to this post
  • Reflected on the purpose of CPD undertaken
  • Evidence of achievement in education, research, audit, and service improvement: awards, prizes, presentations, and publications

Employer details

Employer name

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Juniper Ward, Farnham Road Hospital

Farnham Road

Guildford, Surrey


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