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Consultant Psychiatrist

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust
£99,532 to £131,964 per annum, £2,162 London weighting plus 3% on call supplement
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

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Mental health
Contract Type
Full Time
Consultant Psychiatrist, Hazelwood Ward, 10 PAs

Hazelwood ward is a 15 bedded low secure unit for males aged 18 to 65. Patients are referred to the service from General Adult Services, custodial settings, medium security, as well as via Court Diversion. The unit also accepts patients who need to be recalled to hospital within the low secure setting and admits men with complex presentations relating to mental illness, personality disorder, substance misuse, and offending behaviour. Hazelwood Ward sits within the A2 (Acute admissions and treatment) pathway of the SLP (South London Partnership) and includes an area for Intensive Care or de-escalation.

The Consultant will be responsible for undertaking admissions assessments for Hazelwood Clinic and providing necessary Psychiatric reports to courts and mental health review tribunals.

The Bracton and Memorial Consultants are included in the local Consultancy Rota and are expected to provide reports for local risk assessments and consultancy.

The service follows the recovery model of care. The units aim to provide a safe place, support and care so people can recover and move back to the community as soon as possible.

Main duties of the job

The job plan will be 7.5 PAs DCC and 2.5 SPAs, with job planning details agreed following discussions with Clinical Director and Medical Lead, Dr Harneet Hundal.

The Consultant will provide highly specialised clinical care, function independently and within a clinical team, providing expert advice to ensure the needs of the patient are met by leading, challenging and changing practice within the clinical setting.

Maintain approval to act in the role of Responsible Clinician, as defined in the Mental Health Act 1983 revision 2007, and hold accountability for the delivery of care and clinical decisions made.

Provide safe and effective RC cover as defined by the role and service needs.

Undertake independent comprehensive assessment and management of patients to incorporate psychiatric, physiological, psychological and pharmacological considerations, making multifaceted complex clinical decisions regarding patient management and clinical outcomes, including, discharging patients from the service when treatment is complete/optimum outcome is achieved.

About us

At Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust, we offer a wide range of NHS healthcare services to people living in South-East London and to people in prison across England. Our wide array of services includes community health care, such as district nursing and speech and language therapy, care for people with learning disabilities and mental health such as psychiatry, nursing and therapies.

Oxleas is a great place to work. It has been recognised as one of the Top 10 Best Places to Work 2023 by the Sunday Times amongst very big employers. Our staff survey results show that we are in the Top 5 in England and the highest in London for staff experience amongst similar trusts.

We are always delighted to welcome new colleagues to the Oxleas family. We care about making Oxleas a great place to work - it's a big priority in our strategy. Come and join us - it's a place where our values, teamwork, equity, and wellbeing matter and where you can really help to improve people's lives.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Clinical Work Forensic Inpatient Service
  • Providing psychiatric leadership within a multi-disciplinary team to provide a highly developed specialist assessment, including risk assessments, formulation and formulating evidence based and trauma informed therapeutic patient tailored interventions and risk managements.
  • Exercise the role of Responsible Clinician, adhering to the MHA and MHA code of practice including preparing for and attending mental health act review tribunals.
  • Taking a lead in clinical governance in the team, contributing to directorate wide issues and engaging in various medical advisory committees and other committees as may be necessary. To initiate and implement service developments and projects within designated areas of Trust services.
  • Ensure treatment of patients in accordance with acceptable and established standards, protocols and guidelines (including NICE, Royal College of Psychiatrists and the General Medical Council
  • Ensuring the involvement of families and carers, wherever possible, with the patients consent in treatment planning and care.

Person Specification



  • GMC Registered



  • AC Status



  • Relevant experience

Employer details

Employer name

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust


Memorial Hospital

Shooters Hill


SE18 3RG

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