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Specialty Doctor - Neuropsychiatry Services

South West London and St Georges Mental Health NHS Trust
£52,530 to £82,400 per annum plus London Zone Allowance
Closing date
15 Jul 2024

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Mental health
Specialty doctor
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for a Specialty doctor [substantive] who will work with the national neuropsychiatry service at St George's Hospital. You will work alongside consultant colleagues and an MDT. This is an exciting opportunity to work with a dynamic team and a growing service.

You will join neuropsychiatry service based at St George's hospital which is closely allied to the Atkinson Morley Regional Neurosciences Centre. It is an outpatient service which covers over 3-million population and receives referrals from neurologists, psychiatrists or from GPs. A wide range of neuropsychiatric conditions are assessed and managed within the service including neuropsychiatric co-morbidities associated with various neurological conditions, functional neurological disorders and other organic psychiatric conditions. In addition, the service provides assessment and advice to patients in various neurosciences wards at Atkinson Morley Wing, St George's Hospital.

Main duties of the job

The post is based at St George's Hospital. The post holder will have expertise in diagnosing and treating mental health problems associated with various neurological conditions, functional neurological disorder and other organic psychiatric conditions. The post holder will be responsible for providing general neuropsychiatry outpatient clinics and doing assessments on various neurosciences wards.

The post holder will work closely with the existing neuropsychiatry consultants and the lead Consultant will provide clinical supervision and share responsibility for general neuropsychiatry outpatients. The post holder will liaise with a multidisciplinary team within neuropsychiatry and at the neurosciences centre.

The post holder, in conjunction with other members of the multidisciplinary team, will be responsible for assessing and developing treatment plans for neuropsychiatric problems in the outpatient setting. The post holder will also provide consultation and commit to supervision of other team members as required and cross cover as appropriate within Neuropsychiatry Service.

About us

The Trust is committed to providing high quality care for local people with mental health problems in South West London and more specialist mental health services for people throughout the UK.

We take pride in providing specialist care to our service users where our Trust values: being consistent, compassionate, collaborative, respectful and open are at the heart of everything we do. Our mission is making life better together.

As one of the few Trusts in London, we are proud to offer flexible and agile working as part of our new ways of working, and we are happy to talk flexible working at the interview stage.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • The post will be managerially and professionally responsible to the Associate Clinical Director for the Neuropsychiatry part of the Specialist Service Line.

Please refer attached JDPS for detailed Job Description an main responsibilities

Person Specification



  • Primary Medical degree.
  • Full GMC registration
  • MRCPsych or equivalent.
  • Section 12 (2) approval of the Mental Health Act or be willing to apply for such approval once in post.


  • One year training in neuropsychiatry or over 1 year experience of working in neuropsychiatry
  • Included on the GMCs Specialist Register or eligible for such inclusion.
  • Experience of working in Liaison Psychiatry

Teaching and Supervision


  • Willing to be involved in teaching and training or trainees and student


  • Experience of teaching and supervising trainees in Psychiatry. Experience of teaching Medical Students



  • Specialist training in the treatment of patients with psychiatric conditions


  • Experience of working in neuropsychiatry, neurosciences or general hospital settings.



  • Experience of working in a multi-disciplinary team
  • Some knowledge of the Mental Health Act, Mental capacity Act, the functions of the Mental Health Review Tribunals and Hospital Managers' Hearings


  • Experience of managing functional neurological disorders
  • Experience of delivering psychological / behavioural treatments in neuropsychiatric conditions
  • Experience of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy



  • Ability to manage and adapt to change
  • Contribute to developing practice through clinical audit


  • Evidence of leadership ability.
  • Evidence of managerial training or experience.

Management Research


  • Willing to participate in research.


  • Experience of carrying out research, audit or service development projects.



  • Commitment to personal and service development.


  • Experience of implementing service improvement initiatives.

Employer details

Employer name

South West London and St Georges Mental Health NHS Trust


127 Grosvenor Wing, St George's Hospital

Blackshaw Rd


SW17 0QT

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