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Consultant Psychiatrist - Rose Ward

South West London & St Georges Mental Health NHS Trust
£99,532 to £131,964 per annum plus London Zone Allowance
Closing date
28 May 2024
South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust has a rich history, well-established community links and an international reputation. We provide a full range of local mental health services to the Kingston, Merton, Richmond, Sutton and Wandsworth London boroughs, from multiple sites, as well as specialist forensic mental health services, including high secure services, at Springfield Hospital. Our general adult inpatient services are based at Tolworth Hospital and Springfield Hospital.

We are a dynamic, financially stable mental health trust which has consistently been rated 'good' by the CQC both overall and specifically for our acute & urgent care services. We are several years into a Trust Wide quality improvement programme involving all clinicians, which is already delivering results. We have invested in further improvements to our acute and urgent care services, including one of the UK's first mental health A& Es (now evolving into a mobile service), as well as Recovery Cafes and a Psychiatric Decision Unit.

Closing date: 27th May 2024 (midnight)

Assessment date: TBC

Interview date (via MS Teams): TBC

Job Ref: 294-MEDI-0362-CS

Main duties of the job

This post has become available due to the substantive post holder moving to another post within the Trust.

We are looking for a Consultant Psychiatrist to join the Service Line, on Rose Ward, an acute psychiatric ward at Springfield Hospital in Tooting. Rose Ward is a female ward with 18 beds plus 2 surge beds that are used at times of high demand. The ward has recently moved from Queen Mary's Hospital in Roehampton to Springfield, as the Trust no longer provides inpatient services on that site.

The ward has a full multidisciplinary team including consultant, two trainee doctors, a specialty doctor (0.5 wte), psychologist (0.5 wte), OT, specialist nurses, activity workers, healthcare assistants, ward clerk and ward manager.

We take pride in providing specialist care to our service users with our Trust values- being consistent, compassionate, collaborative, respectful and open - at the heart of everything we do. When you join us, you'll be part of something special - an innovative and rapidly growing organisation that is helping to redefine the Mental Health, education and social care landscape in the UK.

About us

We offer a number of excellent staff benefits and understand the importance of a healthy work life balance. Some of our benefits are highlighted here:
  • Generous pay, pensions and leave, we offer a comprehensive pay, pensions and leave package which is dependent on the role and length of service.
  • Work life balance, we support a range of flexible options, such as: part-time working, job sharing, term-time working, compressed hours and working from home.
  • Career development, there are plenty of opportunities to progress your career and we support your development through a number of programmes such as mentoring, coaching, positive people management, collective leadership and other talent programmes
  • Subsidised car parking - You can park at any of our sites at a reduced rate of �20/month.
  • NHS discounts, with discounts up to 10% from a variety of well-known retail brands though Health Service Discounts website.

Other benefits include:
  • Eye examinations
  • Looking after your health
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Car lease scheme
  • Season ticket loan
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Staff restaurants
  • Free gym membership

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Medical leadership, working in the multi-disciplinary team and working closely with, and providing cross-cover to other Consultant Psychiatrists and occasionally the Associate Clinical Director within the Acute and Urgent Care Service Line.
  • Overall responsibility for the day-to-day clinical care, risk assessment, risk management, initiation of medication, and the recovery focused care delivered by the ward team
  • To fulfil the responsibilities as Responsible Clinician (RC) under the Mental Health Act for patients under their care
  • Availability within normal working hours 5 days a week for urgent review and management of ward patients
  • Management of complex cases
  • Allocation of resources, in collaboration with the ward manager, to service users and carers.
  • Ensuring the delivery of effective, efficient and safe, recovery focused mental health care
  • Multi-disciplinary and multi-agency working with social care, statutory and voluntary and third sector partners as appropriate

Person Specification



  • Primary Medical degree.
  • Full GMC registration.
  • MRCPsych, or equivalent.
  • Included on the GMC's Specialist Register or eligible for such inclusion.
  • Higher Psychiatric Trainees are eligible to apply within six months of completing their CCT.
  • Section 12 (2)/AC approval under the Mental Health Act or be willing to apply for such approval once in post.



  • Completed minimum of three years full time training in approved higher psychiatric training scheme.
  • A detailed knowledge of the Mental Health Act, the functions of the Mental Health Review Tribunals and Hospital Managers' Hearings


  • Prior experience of working with service users with complex needs including challenging or offending behaviours in general or forensic settings

Ability to enhance specialty of mental health care provided through Management/Audit


  • Commitment to developing practice through clinical audit and/or research.

Research and Publications


  • Evidence of participation in research, and outcomes of studies



  • Experience of teaching undergraduate and postgraduate psychiatry

Employer details

Employer name

South West London and St Georges Mental Health NHS Trust


Morrison Building, Springfield University Hospital

Jupiter Way


SW15 0LL

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