Consultant Psychiatrist x2 posts

Lewisham, London (Greater)
£77,913 - £105,042 pa
12 Feb 2019
24 Feb 2019
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

10 PA’s

South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SLaM) has a rare and exciting opportunity and is looking to recruit two substantive Consultant Psychiatrists to the well-established Lewisham Liaison Team, for the London Borough of Lewisham. The two posts have become available as one consultant has moved to another Borough to take on a senior management role and the other, is moving on to a Lewisham Community team to further his experience.

One post holder will be appointed as the Lead consultant for the service and will be expected to take a dominant role in service development and quality improvement in addition to clinical work. The second post holder will be expected to take the clinical lead for the service but also be involved in service development and quality improvement work overall.

This is an excellent time to join us, as our trust has recently undergone reconfiguration around the operational management of adult mental health services to a borough based, localised structure. Whilst services are financially managed within local boroughs, the Clinical Academic Groups (CAGs) remain in place in this new reconfiguration as part of a new central Quality Centre, leading to design care pathways in line with the evidence base. Each Operations Directorate has a new management team structure with standardised roles across all the teams. Each structure will be led by a service director and a clinical director supported by a senior management team.

The posts are available in the Lewisham Liaison service based at University Hospital Lewisham. The team are working towards an ageless model of Liaison Psychiatry

The multi-professional leadership team consists of 3 Consultant Psychiatrists (2 WTE Adult Liaison Consultants and a 0.7 WTE Old Age Liaison Consultant), 1 Clinical service lead, 1 Team manager for the Adult side and 1 for the Old age side. You will be supported by a range of junior medical colleagues including a Higher trainee, a Clinical Research fellow, a core trainee and a GP VTS trainee plus a range of other MDT staff including a Psychologist.

For further details about the team and its function please refer to the detailed Job description.

The trust is a part of King’s Health Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre (AHSC). KHP is responsible for seeing 2 million patients each year, has 25,000 employees and 19,500 students, and a £2 billion annual turnover. It brings together the best of basic and translational research, clinical excellence and world-class teaching to deliver ground-breaking advances in physical and mental healthcare. There are excellent opportunities for teaching, training, supervising and mentoring medical students and trainee doctors, participating in audit and quality improvement projects and getting involved in research. You will work very closely with your fellow consultants and be encouraged to participate in and be a part of the famous Maudsley Grand rounds and be an active member of the Lewisham MAC (Medical Advisory committee) where you will have the opportunity to regularly network with and seek support from your consultant colleagues.

It is a condition of your employment that you are, and remain a fully registered medical practitioner and are included on the Specialist Register for General Adult Psychiatry held by the General Medical Council (GMC), or are eligible for inclusion into the register within six months of your appointment and continue to hold a licence to practice. You will be approved under Section 12 (2) of the Mental Health Act 1983 and be an Approved Clinician or able to achieve this within 3 months of your appointment.

The salary range for this post is in accordance with the NHS consultant salary scale (whole time), plus London Weighting (whole time).

This job description and person specification has been approved by Royal College of Psychiatrists’ regional advisor in January 2019

 For further information/informal visits please contact:

  • Lewisham Clinical director, Dr Ranga Rao

To find out more, and to apply please click the apply button.

Start date: Post 1 – Ideally asap, Post 2 – Ideally by end of April 2019

Closing date: 24 February 2019
Interview date – TBC

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