Consultant Perinatal Psychiatrist[10 PA s]

London (South), London (Greater)
£76,761 - £103,490
15 May 2017
11 Jun 2017
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

SLaM Perinatal Psychiatry Service – Psychological Medicine & Integrated Care Clinical Academic Group 
Kings College Hospital & University Hospital Lewisham 
Consultant Perinatal Psychiatrist[10 PA s]

Applications are invited for 4 posts of Consultant Perinatal Psychiatrist within South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SLaM) Specialist Community Perinatal Mental Health Teams. This exciting opportunity has arisen, with expanded new posts through recent NHSE Funding to expand the service. 

This post is ideally suited to an experienced doctor at Consultant level who are pursuing a career in perinatal psychiatry. 

This is a clinical posts are within SLaM, serving the boroughs of Lambeth /Southwark/Lewisham & Croydon. The posts will specifically work with referrals of women with severe mental health difficulties(from pre-conception to a year post partum) from the maternity services in each maternity hospital and borough, primary and secondary mental health care. 

There is perinatal liaison at each acute hospital site. The post holder will join a multidisciplinary team, with an expanded multidisciplinary team of medical, nursing, psychology, nursery nurse, social work, occupational therapists and social role. 

The post-holder will be asked to participate in the perinatal consultant rota across South London & Maudsley Perinatal Services for telephone advice1 day per week and also take part in cross cover for the inpatient Mother and Baby Unit at the Bethlem Royal Hospital. The detailed job plan will be developed and agreed with Dr Ranga Rao, Clinical Director and Dr Trudi Seneviratne, Associate Clinical Director and Psychological Medicine & Integrated Care Clinical Academic Group. 

The post holder will be expected to take an active part in service development, research activities and teaching, including multiagency teaching and should have good experience of these. 

For further details/informal visits contact please contact Dr Trudi Seneviratne, Associate Clinical Director, Channi Kumar Mother & Baby Unit, Bethlem Royal Hospital, Monks Orchard Road, Beckenham BR3 3BX 0203 228 4265/

Closing date: 11th June 2017

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The successful candidates will be asked to apply for an Enhanced Disclosure. Further information about the Disclosure scheme can be found 

Creating a world-leading Academic Health Sciences Centre. 

The Trust is committed to employing a workforce which reflects the diversity and meets the needs of the local population. 

South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust provides the widest range of NHS mental health services in the UK. We also provide substance misuse services for people who are addicted to drugs and alcohol. We work closely with the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London. 

We are part of King’s Health Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre together with King’s College London, Guy’s and St Thomas’ and King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trusts. Our aim is to be a leader in improving health and wellbeing - locally, nationally and globally.

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