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Consultant Psychiatrist - Liaison Psych Kingston

South West London and St Georges Mental Health NHS Trust
£93,666 to £126,281 per annum plus London Zone Allowance
Closing date
11 Jul 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 are theleading provider of health and social care services for people of all ages with mental ill-health and learning disabilities in South West London. We deliver high quality care across 150 services from 96 locations in Kingston, Merton, Richmond, Sutton and Wandsworth.

Our organisation mission and statement are clear:

We aspire to be a cost-effective centre of excellence a place where patients choose to be treated where clinicians want to train and work and where our stakeholders want to work with us.

We provide a comprehensive range of services including in the community and hospital settings: talking therapies, mental health services for adults, children and adolescents, drug, and alcohol, learning disability, eating disorder, forensic and other mental health. The Trust is the national leading provider for BDD, OCD and Deaf Services.

The trust provides a comprehensive Postgraduate Training Scheme in Psychiatry.

Main duties of the job

This is a replacement post of a consultant who has moved geography to a different service within the organisation. The team base is in the same block of the A& E department, just above the new Medical Assessment Unit.

The Consultant Psychiatrist will work with the existing Consultant and middle grade doctor to provide senior cover to the hospital wards and the Accident and Emergency Department, whilst working within and jointly supervising the Liaison Team. During daytime hours, the team sees patients above 18 years in all wards and departments, including the Emergency Department and Medical Assessment Unit.

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
  • 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

We look forward to receiving your application.

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 their Associate Clinical Director within their 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 Team
  • Availability within normal working hours 5 days a week for urgent review and management including formal Mental Health Act assessments.
  • Providing cross-cover for the Consultant colleagues where necessary.
  • Management of complex cases
  • Allocation of resources, in collaboration with the team 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.

Person Specification



  • Primary Medical degree
  • Full GMC registration
  • MRCPsych, or equivalent.
  • Included on the GMC Specialist Register for General Adult Psychiatry or eligible for such inclusion on the Specialist Registrar within three months of completing their CCT.
  • Section 12 (2) approval of the Mental Health Act
  • Experience of working in liaison psychiatry at Consultant/Higher Specialist trainee for at least a year


  • CCT in General Adult Psychiatry, or sub-specialty CCT in Liaison Psychiatry and significant experience of General Adult psychiatry at a senior level.

KNOWLEDGE: & EXPERIENCE: Critical Expertise in Specialty


  • Completed minimum of three years full time training in approved higher psychiatric training scheme.
  • A detailed knowledge of main treatment approaches for severe mental illness including psychopharmacological interventions



  • Engage in continuing professional development, and join a Peer Group to gain approval for CPD done.
  • Commitment to developing practice through clinical audit, quality improvement, and working with colleagues in the liaison psychiatry team, the acute trust, and managers.
  • Commitment to working with allied agencies including carer's groups, and local charities.



  • Experience of teaching undergraduate and postgraduate psychiatry

Employer details

Employer name

South West London and St Georges Mental Health NHS Trust


Kingston Hospital

Galsworthy Road



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