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Consultant Psychiatrist, Inpatient, General Adult (attracts 25K RRP)

Surrey & Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Guildford, Surrey
£99,532 to £131,964 a year Plus £149 Fringe Allowance
Closing date
13 Jun 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 job attracts a Recruitment and Retention payment of �25,000 in addition to �8000 relocation allowance. The Recruitment and Retention payment is pro rata for part time employees. To request the full terms of the Recruitment and retention payment or relocation allowance please email Medical Recruitment Team

We are seeking an experienced Consultant Psychiatrist to work at our Magnolia Ward at Farnham Road Hospital. We are offering a �15,000 recruitment premia for this post plus other benefits! This post is for either a full-time or part-time Consultant Psychiatrist as part of the Acute Care Pathway.

The successful candidate will be responsible for providing clinical input and leadership to a proportion of the inpatients in Magnolia Ward, an 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 appointed candidate 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 successful candidate 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 appointed candidate 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 successful applicant 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 - �131,964 + �149 fringe
  • GMC Sponsorship
  • Relocation allowance: up to �8000 *subject to policy requirements
  • Sponsorship for international candidates: up to �3199
  • Recruitment premia �25,000 *subject to policy requirement
  • 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.

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



  • 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.


  • A recognised basic Medical Degree and MRCPsych or equivalent
  • MRCPsych or equivalent.
  • Management 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

Clincical Skills, Knowledge & Experience


  • 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)
  • Excellent clinical skills using bio-psycho-social perspective and wide medical knowledge


  • Wide range of specialist and sub-specialist experience relevant to post within NHS or comparable service
  • Specific training qualification/certificate or attendance on a recognised teaching course.

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 Specialty Doctor and reflect on development needs


  • Ability to plan and deliver undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and training relevant to this post
  • Reflected on the purpose of CPD undertaken

Employer details

Employer name

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Magnolia Ward, Farnham Road Hospital

Farnham Road

Guildford, Surrey


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