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LAS CT1-2 in Adult Psychiatry- Bedfordshire Inpatient MH Service

East London NHS Foundation Trust
£43,923 per annum
Closing date
22 May 2024
We are looking for an enthusiastic, and motivated CT LAS doctor to join our outstanding inpatient Service.

This post would be ideally suited for a doctor, who has a minimum of 2 years experience in clinical practice, and is interested working in a Trust grade position in psychiatry outside of a Training position.

A successful candidate would have the option of continuing ongoing work in a Trust grade position, or considering the option of applying for Speciality Training in Psychiatry in the future. An alternative career path would be progression as a Trust Grade doctor and with the possibility of gaining a Certificate of Eligibility for Specialist Registration (CESR) via Article 14 route once required experience can be evidenced in the future

There are a number of potential CT LAS potential posts are available, meaning that a successful candidate will have the opportunity to work in a variety of different settings and locations, with flexibility to work in a post aligned to your area of interest.

Main duties of the job

The post-holder will work under the supervision of a consultant psychiatrist and will be integral to a multidisciplinary team, accessing local CPD activities as appropriate. The post holder may have the option rotate through different posts on a yearly basis according to service needs, offering opportunities for developing clinical expertise across a range of specialties. The post-holder will be supported to progress to a specialty doctor grade once they have sufficient experience.

The post-holder will be responsible for the assessment and management of mental health problems on a routine and emergency basis.

Direct Clinical Care duties
  • The post holder will:Work within a multidisciplinary setting offering psychiatric medical input in the assessment, treatment and care management of patients, carrying out all general duties including mental state examinations.
  • Provide up to date, effective, safe medical care for patients in order to promote their recovery, and promote their insight with a view to relapse prevention.
  • Provide physical care in liaison with primary care services and the in house GP services.
  • Offer advice and support to other members of the team in issues related to his/her competence and expertise.
  • Work as a leading member of the multidisciplinary team, linking closely with statutory and non-statutory services as required

About us

Our mission is to make a positive difference to people's lives by improving the quality of life for all we serve. Our values are: We Care, We Respect, We are Inclusive - so we are looking for people who live and breathe these qualities when supporting service users and carers, and in their relationships with colleagues in the Trust and our partner organisations

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see JD (Job Description) and PS (Personal Specification) for full details of role requirements.

Person Specification



  • Fully registered with the General Medical Council


  • A higher degree such as MD or PhD
  • Membership or Fellowship of the Royal College of Psychiatrists or equivalent qualification
  • Approval under Section 12(2) of Mental Health Act 1983, or plan to gain approval within 6 months of appointment.

Knowledge and Experience


  • At least 2 years experience of clinical practice post medical qualification
  • Appreciation and social and cultural factors of relevant to psychiatric practice
  • Experience of and commitment to clinical care of individuals with severe and enduring mental health conditions


  • Experience of clinical work in Acute Adult Psychiatry
  • Experience of Quality Improvement projects & Clinical Audit

Organisational skills/Abilities


  • Ability to work as a part of multidisciplinary, multi-model team
  • Ability to manage complex workloads and support others to do that

Employer details

Employer name

East London NHS Foundation Trust


Luton and Bedfordshire Inpatient Wards

Calnwood Road



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