Consultant Psychiatrist

Sutton, London (Greater)
£77,913 - £105,042 p.a. plus allowances
19 Jul 2019
11 Aug 2019
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

The Trust is committed to providing high quality integrated health and social care for local people with mental health problems in South West London and more specialist mental health services for people throughout the UK.

Consultant Psychiatrist –
Home Treatment Team Sutton

We are a dynamic, financially stable mental health trust which has been rated ‘good’ by the CQC both overall and specifically for our acute & urgent care services. We are in the third year of a Trustwide quality improvement programme involving all clinicians, which is delivering results. We have invested in further improvements to our acute and urgent care services, including innovative ‘Recovery Cafés’ for service users, a Psychiatric Decision Unit, and integrated Out of Hours services.

We are looking for another Consultant Psychiatrist to join the Acute & Urgent Care consultant body. This is an existing post, arising because of the relocation of the existing consultant abroad.

The post holder will, together with another consultant, provide clinical leadership to the Sutton Home Treatment Team (SHTT). The Team’s staff of nurses, recovery workers, doctors and social workers provide safe effective care to people in crisis at home – helping preserve family roles, independence, promoting recovery and reducing stigma. Only 1 in 4 people referred to the team are admitted to a ward, meaning SHTT help 75% of people recover at home. This provides excellent value for money and preserves resource for those in greatest need who cannot remain safely at home. The team excel in our Trust at achieving this with a range of services including clozapine initiation, community-based alcohol detoxification, psychological support and signposting.

If you are a capable dynamic practitioner who would like to be part of this expanding service, we would like to hear from you.

For further information please contact Dr Sangamesh Sasalu, Consultant Psychiatrist on 07720 592612 / 020 3513 3884 /, or Dr Seán Whyte, Clinical Director on 07976 287232 /

Closing date: Midnight, Sunday 11th August 2019.
Shortlisting: Monday 12th August 2019.

Assessment Centre: TBC – late August/early September at Jubilee Health Centre.

Interview date: TBC – late August/early September at Springfield Hospital.

For full vacancy details and how to apply, please click the apply button.

The Trust is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from people who have experienced mental health problems. South West London and St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust is a smoke-free Trust.

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