Consultant Psychiatrist (Ellis Ward)

South West London & St Georges Mental Health NHS Trust
Surbiton, Surrey
£88,364 to £119,133 a year plus London Zone Allowance
Closing date
5 Feb 2023

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Full Time
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This is an exciting and unique opportunity to join our team in Ellis Ward, an 18 (plus 2) bedded mixed adult inpatient ward, in a newly refurbished setting on the Tolworth Hospital site in South West London as a Consultant Psychiatrist.

We are looking for a consultant to join our inpatient mental health services, which are undergoing an exciting period of redevelopment into state of the art facilities.

The Tolworth Hospital site, is itself about to go through redevelopment as part of the Trust Estates Modernisation Programme. Tolworth is a small friendly site, with inpatient and community services, good parking facilities and an on-site canteen.

We are looking for enthusiastic and motivated General Adult Consultant Psychiatrist with the interest and skills in providing strong medical leadership to take our services forward.The role is being offered on a permanent basis, alongside a tailored management leadership programme for those individuals who would be interested in pursuing this.

As a Trust we are proud to offer agile and flexible working opportunities as part of our new ways of working, and we are happy to talk flexible working at the interview stage. In this role you will be able to work Monday to Friday in the time frames from 9 to 5, giving you the very best of good work life balance.

Additionally, we offer a number of enhanced benefits, including a relocation package available- Up to £8,000 relocation package available *terms and conditions apply*

Main duties of the job

The Consultant role is based on Ellis ward an 18 (plus 2) bedded ward at Tolworth Hospital. The Consultant will have responsibility including Responsible Clinician responsibility for Mental Health Act issues for patients admitted and will provide clinical leadership to the ward team.

There are 10 Programmed Activities (PAs): 7.5PAs for Direct Clinical Care (DCC) and 2.5PAs for Supporting Professional Activities (SPA).

The consultant will be involved in teaching and training medical students, and junior doctors. There is an active local Academic programme.

Should you be interested in an informal conversation about the role or a site visit, please contact Dr Charlotte Harrison, Clinical Director on

Closing date: 5th February 2023 (midnight)

Assessment date: 13th February 2023 (via MS Teams)

Interview and AAC panel date: 14th February 2023

About us

We are Proud to Belong at South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust.

We have expert services, a rich history and a clear commitment to providing the best quality care for those with mental ill-health. The Care Quality Commission already rates our services as 'good' - we aspire to be 'outstanding'.

This is a great time to join us. We are transforming the way we care for our communities to support our mission of Making Life Better Together. We have built two brand new mental health facilities at Springfield University Hospital, which are amongst the best in the world. More developments are planned across our sites and services.

We are inclusive and diverse and strive to be actively anti racist. We want to attract people from all backgrounds and experiences to enrich the work we do together. We are proud to co-produce and involve our local communities in all that we do.

We offer flexible working, career development and a variety ofbenefits to enable a positive, welcoming environment in which our people and their careers can thrive.

About our location:

Tolworth Hospital, Surbiton

To create the very best environment to care for our patients, this site's layout will be transformed in 2025 to add a number of wards to the existing three. Tolworth has a canteen and is near shops, the A3, Tolworth station, and is a bus ride from Surbiton station, with fast connections to Clapham Junction and London Waterloo.

Job description Job responsibilities

The role is based on Ellis Ward at Tolworth Hospital. The ward team consists of a Consultant Psychiatrist (this post), two junior doctors, a Ward Manager, RMNs, HCAs, a band 6 occupational therapist, a psychologist, a discharge coordinator, and a team administrator.

The post holder will take responsibility for all the patients who are being treated on the ward. Patients will be admitted from all the 5 boroughs that the Trust serves, and there will be close working between the ward, the Home Treatment Teams, the Community Mental Health Teams and Early Intervention Teams in managing patient care and discharge.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • -Primary Medical degree.
  • oFull GMC registration
  • -MRCPsych or equivalent.
  • -Included on the GMC Specialist Register for General Adult Psychiatry or eligible for such inclusion on the Specialist Registrar within three months of completing their CST.
  • -Section 12 (2)/AC approval under the Mental Health Act or be willing to apply for such approval once in post.
  • Qualification in a talking therapy such as CBT, DIT or MBT
  • Qualifications in change management and service development skills
Knowledge Essential
  • -Completed minimum of three years full time training in approved higher psychiatric training scheme.
  • -A detailed knowledge of the Mental Health Act, the functions of the Mental Health Review Tribunals and Hospital Managers' Hearings
  • -Knowledge and experience of risk assessment and risk management
  • -Experience of teaching medical and non-medical staff, including those who may not have a formal qualification
Teaching Essential
  • Experience of teaching undergraduate and postgraduate psychiatry
  • Teaching Qualification

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