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Consultant Psychiatrist in General Psychiatry (Kilburn CMHT & EIS)

Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust
£99,532 to £131,964 plus London weighting of £2162 per annum pro rata
Closing date
11 Jul 2024
CNWL is seeking an enthusiastic and motivated Consultant Psychiatrist to join the Early Intervention Service (EIS) and the Kilburn Locality Community Mental Health Team The Kilburn post is a replacement post due to retirement of the part time consultant while the EIS post is a long term part time vacancy.

The post holder will have consultant and RC responsibility for a defined caseload of service users under the care of the Kilburn Locality Community Mental Health Team and a reduced caseload in EIS. The post holder will also provide mentoring and supervision as an experienced Consultant

Main duties of the job

1. To manage, appraise and provide professional supervision to medical staff as agreed between consultant colleagues and the medical director and in accordance with the Trust's policies and procedures.2. To ensure that medical staff working with the post holder, operate within the parameters of the New Deal and are Working Time Directive compliant.3. To undertake administrative duties associated with the care of patients.4. To record clinical activity accurately and comprehensively, and submit this promptly through the trusts clinical information systems.5. To participate in service/business planning for the locality and, as appropriate, for the whole mental health service.6. To participate in annual appraisal for consultants.7. To attend and participate in the academic program of the Trust as part of the internal CPD program.8. To participate annually, as a minimum, in a job plan review with the clinical manager, which will include consultation with a relevant manager in order to ensure that the post is developed to take into account changes in service configuration and delivery associated with modernization.9. To work with local managers and professional colleagues in ensuring the efficient running of services.10. To comply with the Trust's agreed policies, procedures and standing orders, and to take an active role in the financial management of the service and support the medical director and other managers in planning for services.

About us

Brent Adult Mental Health Service provides a range of services for adults within community and hospital settings. Our community services have recently transformed to improve the quality of care received by people with mental health needs in their local community in line with the NHS Long Term Plan, towards provision of more integrated, personalised and place-based care.

Brent adult mental health services:o Acute in-patients (3 ward - 47 beds) and PICU (11 beds) - Park Royal Centre for Mental Healtho Community Mental Health Hubs - organised in three hubs serving the three GP networks in the borough. Harness and Kilburn hubs are based at Park Royal Centre for Mental Health, Park Royal Kingsbury and Willesden Hub is based at Fairfields House, Kingsbury.o Early Intervention Service is based at Fairlight Avenueo Home Treatment Team (HTT) is based at Park Royal.o Mental Health Act Team (AMHP Team) is based at Park Royalo Park Royal Brent Integrated Psychology and Psychotherapy Services embedded within the community teamso Community Forensic Service is povided in collaboration with West London NHS Trust.o Brent Talking Therapieso Brent Community Collaboration and health inequalities teamo Mental health social team which deliver AMHP, hospital discharge, placements and complex case managemento Rethink mental health team

Job description

Job responsibilities

Principle Clinical duties of the Kilburn post holder:
  • Assessment of new patients and clinical supervision of assessments carried out by other team members.
  • Full participation in the multidisciplinary team providing care in the
  • Senior medical responsibility for the care carried out by the Community Mental Health Team.
  • Review and monitoring of the caseload to ensure appropriate care packages are put in place and discharges facilitated to maintain patient flow.
  • Contribution to the continuous development of the Community Mental Health Team, and to other parts of the Service as required.
  • Domiciliary visits to provide assessment and treatment services as a member of the CMHT
  • Domiciliary assessments in response to emergencies
  • Research, in terms of personal projects and clinical audits as part of clinical
  • Involvement in joint planning of future service
  • Occasional psychiatric assessments of residents who may be in crisis in another
  • Close liaison with the wards to facilitate admission and discharge
  • Liaison with HTT, Psychiatric Liaison Services, AMHP services and Forensic Services in the borough.

  • Principal Clinical duties of the EIS post holder
  • To be responsible for carrying out detailed psychiatric assessments and risk assessments and to contribute to planning and implementing service users care plans.
  • To carry out the above in a variety of settings, including home visits, and other non-stigmatising settings.
  • To work flexibly to ensure that clients and their carers are able to access the service effectively
  • To review clients within the community as well as those who require a hospital admission for medical assessments and evaluation including physical and mental state examinations.
  • To be an active member of the multi-disciplinary team. To take turns in chairing the daily MDT with the Team Leaders and maintain adherence to the Zoning protocol.
  • To involve the user and carers in the treatment, management and care planning of a users mental health and physical care.
  • To liaise effectively with appropriate agencies, statutory and non-statutory, other mental healthcare providers, GPs and families and carers, as appropriate, regarding clients.
  • To ensure that clinical records are kept up to date, accurate, signed and legible.
  • To ensure that all aspects relating to discharging clients are appropriately dealt with, and all clients are diagnosed with ICD11 code.
  • To input data into the patient information system and MiData audit tool and any other tool used in the service. Training and support will be provided for these activities.
  • To take an active role in contributing to management meetings and the ongoing development of the service and participate in relevant Audit and QI activity.
  • To participate in Continuing Professional Development.
  • To participate in annual appraisal in line with Trust policy.

  • Person Specification



    • Holds and will use valid UK driving licence OR provides evidence of proposed alternative



    • MB BS or equivalent medical qualification


    • Qualification or higher degree in medical education, clinical research or management
    • MRCPsych OR MRCPsych equivalent approved by the Royal College of Psychiatrists
    • Additional clinical qualifications



    • 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
    • Approved clinician status OR able to achieve within 3 months of appointment
    • Approved under S12 OR able to achieve with 3 months of appointment


    • In good standing with GMC with respect to warning and conditions on practice

    Clinical Skills, Knowledge and Experience


    • Excellent knowledge in specialty
    • Excellent clinical skills using bio-psycho-social perspective and wide medical knowledge
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English
    • Able to manage clinical complexity and uncertainty
    • Makes decisions based on evidence and experience including the contribution of others
    • Able to meet duties under MHA and MCA


    • Wide range of specialist and sub-specialist experience relevant to post within NHS or comparable service

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust


    Park Royal Centre for Mental Health

    Central Way


    NW10 7NS

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