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Junior Clinical Fellow in Psychiatry

South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
Croydon, London
Depending on experience £43,923 per annum
Closing date
28 Jul 2024

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Mental health
Doctor - other
Full Time
We are pleased to announce the opportunity to apply for a Junior Clinical Fellowships in General Adult Psychiatry at the historic Bethlem Royal Hospital and at Jeanette Wallace House, both based in the London Borough of Croydon. We are part of the world-renowned South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust.

This is a substantive post for a four Junior Clinical Fellow in Psychiatry. The successful candidates will be providing six months each on rotation (a total of one year) of medical input to:


Fitz Mary 1 Ward, a female acute ward at the Bethlem Royal Hospital

The Croydon South Assessment and Liaison Team, a general adult community-based team operating in Croydon.


Tyson West 1 Ward, a male acute ward at the Bethlem Royal Hospital

The Croydon North Assessment and Liaison Team a general adult community-based team operating in Croydon.

This post benefits from 1 day per week (2 SPA sessions) to undertake non-clinical psychiatry-related work and allow successful applicants to develop and grow as junior doctors in psychiatry.

We are looking for enthusiastic and engaged candidates who have completed their foundation training in the UK or have other equivalent experience and qualifications.

We will help you choose from various placements/projects/opportunities within SLaM or via our affiliation with the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience.

Main duties of the job

This is a substantive post for a Junior Clinical Fellow in Psychiatry in the Croydon Borough of South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust. The post seeks four successful candidates who will be assigned to one of two rotations that consist of an inpatient post and a community post. Candidates will rotate between the two posts, working six months in each over a year. These are new posts to the trust and were developed to provide a varied experience for junior doctors who may want a year out of training to work and pursue related projects or to work within psychiatry for a year to help make decisions regarding further training. The post is about more than service provision it seeks to help successful candidates grow and develop as doctors.

The post is full-time (9am-5pm, Monday to Friday). The successful candidate will be able to join the on-call rota should they wish to.

The post offers two sessions supporting professional activities, which allows the post holder to undertake projects related to their role and develop areas of interest. SLaM has an affiliation with the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience which the successful candidate can explore. SLaM further has many specialist units that candidates may wish to spend time in to expand their knowledge. Other opportunities, such as medical education or QIP work, are available. We will help successful candidates access the myriad of opportunities on offer.

About us

The South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust provides the widest range of NHS mental health services in the UK across four South London Boroughs: Croydon, Lambeth, Lewisham, and Southwark.

The Trust is part of King's Health Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre (AHSC). KHP is responsible for seeing 2 million patients each year, has 25,000 employees and 19,500 students, and a �2 billion annual turnover. It brings together the best of basic and translational research, clinical excellence, and world-class teaching to deliver ground-breaking advances in physical and mental healthcare. See

The South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust is committed to innovation, effective interventions, and improved service user outcomes.

It offers treatment to people with severe and enduring mental illness, it promotes good mental health, early intervention to prevent more serious problems and provide support to primary care in dealing with people with less severe problems. The Trust has a strong community focus, and our services are provided in a wide range of settings including people's own homes, GP practices, day centres, residential and nursing homes, prisons, and hospitals. The Trust's core value states that everything we do is to improve the experience of people using our services and to promote mental health and wellbeing for all.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Clinical responsibilities

Review and Management of inpatients/team caseload and day-to-day workload of the service

Attending ward rounds/team meetings/CPA Meetings

Carrying out risk assessments and formulating appropriate risk management plans

Formulating care plans

Physical health monitoring of patients including carrying out physical examination and investigations as appropriate

Liaising with GPs and various other professionals/ teams within and outside SLAM including with Social services, DVLA and the Voluntary sector.

Attending external patient meetings as appropriate

Making safeguarding referrals

Record keeping including preparing reports/letters, discharge notifications/summaries and ensuring that all the relevant information gathered by you following patient contact is recorded clearly in the trusts electronic notes (EPJS) and elsewhere as appropriate.

8 Programmed Activities per week will be devoted to Direct Clinical Care and 2 SPAs to Supporting Professional Activity.

The four successful candidates will rotate between two posts at six months with a years total duration.

Person Specification

Essential and Desirable


  • Medical degree, MBBS or equivalent. Fully registered with the General Medical Council with licence to practice. In the GMC Specialist Register (or if Specialist Registrar within 6 months of gaining CCT)
  • Experience of working in the NHS for at least two years or any non NHS medical work with a separate post graduate degree in a relevant subject
  • Excellent communication skills


  • Experience in psychiatric settings
  • Experience of being involved in management and Quality Improvement activities
  • Experience of teaching undergraduate medical students and staff of other disciplines
  • Research experience within medicine or related subjects

Employer details

Employer name

South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust


Bethlem Royal Hospital and Jeanette Wallace House

BR3 3BX and CR0 1ER

Croydon, London


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