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Consultant Psychiatrist in Borough, Bermondsey and Rotherhithe CMHT

South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
Depending on experience £84,559 - £114,003 per annum pro-rata
Closing date
15 Aug 2022

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South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SLaM) has an exciting opportunity and is looking to recruit a Consultant Psychiatrist for the Borough, Bermondsey and Rotherhithe CMHT. This post is a fixed term post for 12 months.

In this role, the Consultant Psychiatrist's expertise will be the driving force for life-changing treatment - supported by trainees and a first-class multidisciplinary team. The Consultant will have a unique opportunity to work with the executive leadership team to develop effective interface between services. This role is for the individual interested in service improvement and development of their leadership skills.

Main duties of the job

It is a condition of your employment that you are, and remain, a fully registered medical practitioner and are included on the Specialist Register for General Adult Psychiatry held by the General Medical Council (GMC), or are eligible for inclusion into the register within six months of your appointment and continue to hold a licence to practice. You will be approved under Section 12 (2) of the Mental Health Act 1983 and be an Approved Clinician or able to achieve this within 3 months of your appointment.

The salary range for this post is in accordance with the NHS consultant salary scale (whole time), plus London Weighting (whole time).

The main duties of this 4 PA consultant post are to provide psychiatry consultant leadership and to act as Approved Clinician to the Community Mental Health Team. The post holder will provide clinical cover for the other Southwark borough consultants and vice versa. The post holder will be employed by the South London and Maudsley NHS Trust.

About us

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. There are excellent opportunities for teaching, training, supervising and mentoring medical students and trainee doctors, participating in audit and quality improvement projects and getting involved in research. You will work very closely with your fellow consultants and be encouraged to participate in and be part of the famous Maudsley Grand rounds as well as be an active member of the Southwark MAC (Medical Advisory committee) where you will have the opportunity to regularly network with and seek support from your consultant colleagues.

Job description Job responsibilities

  • To provide enthusiastic, and flexible, joint clinical leadership and consultant input into the BBR Community Mental Health Team, alongside the team leader.
  • To take consultant responsibility for patients under the care of the CMHT, acting as Approved Clinician and assessing or supervising assessment and management of patients and devising or helping to devise appropriate treatment plans and medication regimes, providing prompt medical response, and advising and work closely with other members of the multidisciplinary team.
  • To offer expert risk assessment and management skills in complex care of people with severe acute mental illness.
  • To ensure excellence in the delivery of evidence-based treatments.
  • To act as a source of support, advice and information to current or prospective patients and their carers, referrers, team members and other professionals.

Person Specification Qualifications and Training Essential
  • Full registration with the General Medical Council with a licence to practice
  • Included on the GMC Specialist Register or within 6 months of eligibility
  • Approved Clinician status AND Approved under S12 of the UK Mental Health Act (1983), or able to achieve these within 3 months of appointment (A)
  • Experience in other relevant specialties such as liaison psychiatry, home treatment or addictions
  • Membership or Fellowship of the Royal College of Psychiatrists
  • Qualification or higher degree in medical education, clinical research or management
Organisational and management skills Desirable
  • Formal leadership and management training
Research and Audit Desirable
  • Publications in peer-reviewed journals in relevant academic fields
Teaching and Supervision Desirable
  • Medical education qualification
Qualifications and Training Desirable
  • In good standing with GMC with respect to warning and conditions on practice
Personal Skills Essential
  • Ability to work in multidisciplinary team and provide leadership for the team
  • Self-motivating
  • Confidence in therapeutic risk taking
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Willingness to innovate and problem-solve service issues
Organisational and management skills Essential
  • Ability to manage complex workloads and support others to do that
  • Commitment to working with service users on service development
  • Commitment to Clinical Governance
  • Demonstrate commitment to shared leadership & collaborative working to deliver improvement
  • Experience of team /service leadership
Research and Audit Essential
  • Participation in Medical Audit and Quality Improvement initiatives
  • Commitment to research informed care and service development
Teaching and Supervision Essential
  • Experience of teaching at either undergraduate or postgraduate level
  • Approval to supervise psychiatric trainees
Experience and clinical skills Essential
  • Excellent working knowledge and experience of the application of the Mental Health Act and Mental Capacity Act
  • Appreciation and understanding of ethnic minority issues and a commitment to developing culturally sensitive practices
  • Understanding of social factors relevant to psychiatry
  • Experience of service development and introducing new services in mental health
  • Wide range of specialist and sub-specialist experience relevant to post within NHS or comparable service
Other Qualities Essential
  • Commitment to developing user-focused services
  • Ability to get on with colleagues across disciplines and specialties
  • Ability to appraise own performance
  • Experience of active involvement in service user initiatives

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