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Inpatient Consultant Psychiatrist

West London NHS Trust
£99,532 to £131,964 per annum plus London Weighting Plus £20k Golden Hello
Closing date
12 Aug 2024
West London NHS Trust are currently advertising for an Inpatient Consultant Psychiatrist in our Acute Mental Health Services.

Additionally, we are offering a �20K Golden Hello (pro rata for part-time) for those in post for 2 years.

The post is for a 16 bedded inpatient unit which is on the site of Charing Cross Hospital, close to all amenities of Hammersmith Broadway. If appointed, you will be joining an experienced and welcoming team of consultants, who scored above benchmarks in our recent Staff Survey. We have a clear sense of purpose and strong sense of team. We will robustly support your professional and clinical development, as well as any areas of professional interest you are keen to pursue.

The ward manager and matron that you would work with are highly skilled and have recruited an excellent team of professionals to work with them. The ward is engaged in the new strategy of Positive and Caring Environments (P.A.C.E) This strategy supports the reduction of restriction by increasing the offer of positive and proactive care. The aim is to engage people cared for in mental health units in therapeutic interventions that will reduce the likelihood of crisis periods occurring that may otherwise need to be managed through the use of force

We are firmly committed to reducing harm and lost quality of life from mental disorders in the populations we serve.

Main duties of the job

We want a Consultant Psychiatrist who can

-Deliver the highest quality of clinical care to the patients and carers we see today.

-Lead, facilitate, actively develop, and support your overall team.

We want a Consultant Psychiatrist who can

-Deliver the highest quality of clinical care to the patients and carers we see today.

-Lead, facilitate, actively develop, and support your overall team.

-Take steps every day to ensure the quality of care we provide to our patients and carers, actively engaging with opportunities for learning, growth, and service developments. Providing expert advice to our matrons, managers and directors on what is needed to deliver excellent care, areas we should improve or pursue for funding opportunities, and strategic directions we should take in the future. No changes are made without including our consultant team.

About us

West London NHS Trust is one of the most diverse healthcare providers in the UK, delivering a range of mental health and physical healthcare and community services. The Trust runs Broadmoor Hospital, one of three high secure hospitals in the country, with an international reputation.

Our high secure services care for patients from South of England and we provide low and medium secure services across eight London boroughs. The Trust also provides mental and physical healthcare in three London boroughs (Ealing, Hounslow and Hammersmith & Fulham). We employ 4,500 staff, of whom 56% are BME. Our turnover for 2023-24 is �426m.

The Trust is rated as 'Good' overallby the Care Quality Commission. Forensic services are rated as 'Outstanding'.

The Trust is an established partner and contributor in the development of the evolving North West London Integrated Care System and the Integrated Care Board. The Trust leads the NW London Children and Adolescent Mental Health provider collaborative.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The Candidate Pack provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role, and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience and knowledge required. Please view as attached.

The person specification below is not the full person specification, but outlines the criteria against which your application form will be assessed.

Person Specification



  • MBBS or equivalent medical qualification


  • Qualification or higher degree in medical education, clinical research or management
  • MRCPsych
  • Additional clinical qualifications



  • Fully registered with the GMC with a licence to practice at the time of appointment
  • GMC Specialist Register or within six months
  • Approved clinician status OR able to achieve within 3 months of appointment
  • Good standing with GMC with respect to warning and conditions on practice
  • Approved under S12 OR able to achieve with 3 months of appointment

Clinical knowledge


  • Excellent clinical skills in Acute General Adult Psychiatry
  • Able to meet duties under MHA and MCA
  • Excellent knowledge in speciality


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

Academic skills and lifelong learning


  • Able to deliver undergraduate or postgraduate teaching and training
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work in and lead team
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Able to manage clinical complexity and uncertainty
  • Makes decisions based on evidence and experience including the contribution of others
  • Demonstrate commitment to shared leadership & collaborative working to deliver improvement


  • Evidence of improving patient outcomes through service change or audit
  • Evidence of achievement in education, research, audit or service improvement e.g. prizes or awards
  • Experienced in clinical research and / or service evaluation

Employer details

Employer name

West London NHS Trust


Hammersmith & Fulham Mental Health Unit

Claybrook Road


W6 8NF

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