Consultant in Forensic Psychiatry

West London NHS Trust
£84,559 to £114,003 a year Plus London Weighting £2162
Closing date
4 Sep 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Prison and Forensic
Contract Type
Full Time
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We are looking for an experienced and motivated full time Consultant Psychiatrist, to join the Women's directorate of the West London Forensic services, based at The Orchard, St Bernard's Hospital Ealing, with sessional input into the Specialist Forensic community team.

The salary range for this post is £84,559 - £114,003 per annum plus London Zone Weighting

Main duties of the job

This is a fantastic opportunity to work in a Trust that provides all aspects of forensic care and treatment, providing a large peer group and a range of opportunities to develop your clinical, management and leadership skills in a variety of settings. There are also opportunities to apply for funded sessions or use SPA time for leadership, medical education, research, QI and other linked activities. We seek to support you in your individual professional career, co-create the job of your dreams.

You will be joining a well- established multi- disciplinary clinical team providing care across two wards. The wards are commissioned to provide care for 15 women with mental disorders who require treatment in conditions of medium security.

The SCFT service covers 8 boroughs of North West London in 3 hubs. The post holder will carry no direct responsibility for inpatients referred to the SCFT but will support the inpatient team in planning discharge from early in the admission journey.

The post has 9 sessions in the Women's Secure Service and 1 session with the SCFT

About us

West London NHS Trust is one of the most diverse providers of mental health, community and social care in the UK.

Our 3,982 staff care for people in hospital and in the community, helping them to recover and go on to lead full and productive lives. We aim to be the best organisation of our kind in the country.

We provide care and treatment for more than 800,000 people living in the London boroughs of Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham and Hounslow, delivering services in the community (at home, in GP surgeries and care homes), hospital, specialist clinics and forensic (secure) units.

We'rerated good overall by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

Together, we're committed to promoting hope and wellbeing, working with patients, service users, carers, families and partners across the communities we serve.

We are keen to ensure that our workforce reflects the community it serves, particularly in terms of ethnicity, gender, disability, LGBTQ+ and experience of mental illness.

Job description Job responsibilities

The post holder will be expected to provide of clinical leadership to the multi-disciplinary team, promoting harmonious team working to ensure a high quality service, with a focus on safety, the experience of the women, and effectiveness.

The role will include
  • Liaison with a wide range of external agencies as required e.g. other mental health teams, criminal justice services, the Ministry of Justice
  • Assessments of referrals to the service from prisons and inpatient settings.
  • Assessment, admission planning, inpatient treatment and discharge planning as part of the CPA process, renewal of detention, reports for the MOJ on restricted patients, preparation of reports for and attendance at tribunals and court as needed.
  • Leadership in safeguarding practice
  • Attendance at weekly clinical team meetings, reflective practice, community meetings and monthly clinical improvement group meetings.
  • The post holder will be actively involved in the assessment and transition of patients leaving secure care either from WLFS or from out of area private low and medium secure beds.
  • Supervision and line management of a trainee doctor attached to the post.
  • Adhering to trust policies and maintaining clinical records

Please see attached Job description and Person specification for further details.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • MBBS or equivalent medical qualification
  • Qualification or higher degree in medical education, clinical research or management
  • MRCPsych
  • CCT in Forensic Psychiatry
  • Experience in forensic Community mental health care and / or rehabilitation of forensic patients
  • Use of relevant tools, eg HCR20, HONOS
Eligibility Essential
  • 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 Essential
  • Able to meet duties under MHA and MCA
Academic skills and lifelong learning Essential
  • Ability to work in and lead team
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Participated in continuous professional development
  • Able to use and appraise clinical evidence
  • Has actively participated in clinical audit and quality improvement programmes
  • Commitment to and compliance with Trust values
  • Mobile and able to travel to Trust sites and hostels
  • Participated in research or service evaluation
  • Evidence of achievement in education, research, audit or service improvement e.g. prizes or awards

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