Consultant Psychiatrist - Lewisham Neighbourhood N2

South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
Lee and Deptford
Depending on experience £88,364 - £119,133 per annum
Closing date
2 Feb 2023

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Contract Type
Full Time
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South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SLAM) are looking for a dynamic, enthusiastic, full time, substantive Consultant Psychiatrist to lead one of our Community Mental health teams in the London Borough of Lewisham.

If you are looking for an exciting frontline role, within an established community mental health team, with opportunities to work closely with Primary care partners and lead on further service development and incorporating quality improvement methodology to evaluate changes, then this is the ideal post for you.

We welcome applications from Higher trainees who will be obtaining their CCT in August 2023. We also applications from those who wish to work fewer sessions or work flexibly, as long as this is in line with the Trust's flexible working policy).

You will be providing input for the Primary Care Mental Health Team and the Community Mental Health Team in Lewisham's Neighbourhood 2 N2).

You will be supported by a range of MDT staff including two other substantive consultants (both are already in post) and 3 GP trainees. In total there will be three WTE Consultants working in this team including the post that is currently being advertised.

For further details please see attached advertisement.

Main duties of the job

To provide enthusiastic, and flexible, joint clinical leadership and consultant input into the team, alongside the Clinical Service Lead
  • To take consultant responsibility for your sector of the Neighbourhood Community Mental Health team, 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 provide consultant input into the Primary Care Mental Health Team, using your expertise to provide advice, liaising closely with GPs and other stakeholders, and providing assessment of complex presentations and creating appropriate management plans
  • To offer expert risk assessment and management skills in complex care of people with severe mental illness

For further details, please see attached JD.

About us

Benefits offered by SLAM:

We are committed to ensuring our staff get the most out of their benefits package and understand the importance of a healthy work life balance. There is an extensive range of excellent benefits for you and your family. We want you to feel like you are part of a close-knit team at SLaM. It's important to us that you feel valued and appreciated and that is why we have a comprehensive benefits package on offer.

Some of our benefits are highlighted here:
  • Generous pay, pensions and leave, we offer a comprehensive pay, pensions and leave package, which is dependent on the role and length of service.
  • Work life balance, flexible working and supporting a range of flexible options, such as: part-time working and job sharing.
  • Career development, There are plenty of opportunities to progress your career and we support your development through a number of programmes such as leadership, mentoring, coaching, positive people management, collective leadership and other talent programmes
  • Car lease, our staff benefit from competitive deals to lease cars
  • Accommodation, eligible staff benefit from keyworker housing which is available on selected sites

NHS discounts, with discounts up to 10% from

Detailed information in the attached advertisement. and JD.

Job description Job responsibilities

  • 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
  • In conjunction with the Team Leader, will help to represent the unit at CAG and care pathway meetings and other internal and external meetings where needed.To provide reciprocal Approved Clinician cover including under Section 12 of the Mental Health Act for the leave, study leave and sickness of senior medical staff in Lewisham during working hours
  • To keep up to date with all developments in research and treatment around acute care pathways and inpatient mental health care
  • To develop strong working relationships with outside stakeholders, notably GPs, local authority social services, housing providers and local voluntary organisations.
  • To undertake responsibilities as an approved clinician under Section 12 of the Mental Health Act 1983 as needed

Detailed information in the attached JD.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • MB BS or equivalent medical qualification
  • Qualification or higher degree in medical education, clinical research or management
  • Membership or Fellowship of the Royal College of Psychiatrists or equivalent qualification (in accordance with Royal College of Psychiatrists guidelines)
  • Experience in other relevant specialties such as in patient, liaison psychiatry, home treatment or addictions
Eligibility Essential
  • Fully registered with the GMC with a licence to practise at the time of appointment
  • Included on the GMC Specialist Register for General Adult Psychiatry OR within six months
  • Approved clinician status and under S12 OR able to achieve within 3 months of appointment
  • In good standing with GMC with respect to warning and conditions on practice
  • Excellent knowledge in specialty
  • Excellent clinical skills using bio-psycho-social perspective and wide medical knowledge Excellent oral and written communication skills in English
  • Able to manage clinical complexity and uncertainty Makes decisions based on evidence and experience including the contribution of others.
  • Able to meet duties under MHA and MCA
  • Wide range of specialist and sub-specialist experience relevant to post within NHS or comparable service
  • Able to deliver undergraduate or postgraduate teaching and training. Ability to work in and lead team
  • Demonstrate commitment to shared leadership & collaborative working to deliver improvement.
  • Participated in continuous professional development Participated in research or service evaluation. Able to use and appraise clinical evidence.
  • Has actively participated in clinical audit and quality improvement programmes
  • Able to plan and deliver undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and training relevant to this post
  • Reflected on purpose of CPD undertaken Experienced in clinical research and / or service evaluation.
  • Evidence of achievement in education, research, audit and service improvement: awards, prizes, presentations and publications.
  • Has led quality improvement projects leading to service change or improved outcomes to patients

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