Consultant Psychiatrists in Urgent and Access Care

Hammersmith and Fulham, London (Greater)
£76,761 - £103,490 per annum plus London Zone Weighing
10 Jul 2017
25 Jul 2017
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

A number of exciting opportunities have arisen for seven highly skilled and motivated consultants to join a trust leading the way in transforming its services to better meet the needs of patients.

West London Mental Health NHS Trust provides one of the most diverse ranges of mental health and community services in the UK. We provide care and treatment for around 62,570 people each year. We employ around 3,560 staff and serve a local population of over 750,000 people.

We offer care, treatment and support for a range of psychiatric disorders, with a range of specialist services including dementia care, children’s services, liaison services, forensic services from community through to maximum security, and general adult services from acute to rehabilitation. We also provide services to improve physical health and to prevent unnecessary stays in hospital.

We are at the forefront of work to transform the delivery of acute mental health services.

We opened a Single Point of Access telephone number for patients, carers and professional referrers that has already processed more than 12,000 referrals since it launched in April 2016.

In response to patient feedback requesting more community based treatment options, we launched Crisis Assessment and Treatment Teams in each borough, and have been successful in safely reducing the number of acute admissions across our three boroughs. We have also increased the number of Consultant Psychiatrists and middle Grade Psychiatrists per bed, to ensure any admissions are short, safe, and very focussed on a swift return to the care of our community services.

We are passionate about treating the mental and physical healthcare needs of our patients and are one of only a handful of UK trusts to have employed a Nurse Consultant in Physical Healthcare, a role which is additionally supported by Physical Healthcare Nurses, and three Matrons.

We have introduced a number of measures to reduce aggression in our acute inpatient settings, resulting in sustained reductions in aggressive incidents since early 2016 and a reduction in our use of restrictive practices, including reductions in episodes of restraint, prone restraint, and rapid tranquilisation, by at least 50% from April 2016 to March 2017. We are progressing further work in this area, including Quality Improvement initiatives and funded research, our Lead in Reducing Restrictive Practices having recently been awarded grant funding for a larger scale study.

We care passionately about investing in our staff and developing your skills during your time with us. We have a comprehensive range of development opportunities including a ground-breaking NHS Improvement sponsored initiative, opportunities to work with our successful research division, and the opportunity to work with a high quality intake of trainees.

We are committed to providing the safest, most clinically effective, acute mental health service that we can for our patients. Recruiting and supporting capable, enthusiastic, clinicians is central to that.

We are currently recruiting seven substantive Consultant Psychiatrists. All job descriptions will have recent Royal College of Psychiatrists approval, and be fully compliant with College guidance on workload, support, appraisal and mentoring. The posts are as follows;

• Ravenscourt (Male) Ward, Charing Cross Hospital, Hammersmith and Fulham.

• Avonmore (Male) Ward, Charing Cross Hospital, Hammersmith and Fulham.

• Lillie (Female) Ward, Charing Cross Hospital, Hammersmith and Fulham

• Crisis Assessment and Treatment Team, Charing Cross Hospital, Hammersmith and Fulham.

• Finch (Female) Ward, Lakeside Hospital, Hounslow.

• Crisis Assessment and Treatment Team, Lakeside Hospital, Hounslow.

• Hope (Female) Ward, Ealing Hospital.

Applications are welcomed on both a full time or part-time basis.

For further information please contact; Dr Nicky Goater, Clinical Lead Hammersmith and Fulham; and 020 7386 1146 or Dr Fintan Larkin, Clinical Director, Access and Urgent Care Services; and 0208 354 8004.

For more information and to apply for these positions, please click the Apply button

Closing Date: 25th July 2017.

Stakeholders Interview: week commencing 7th August 2017.

AAC date: 9th August 2017.

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