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Consultant Psychiatrist - Wimbledon Recovery & Support Team - 10PAs

NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant

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Wimbledon Recovery & Support Team
NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant
Full time - 10 sessions per week (40 hours per week)
Job ref
Wilson Hospital
£84,559 - £114,003 plus London Zone Allowance
Salary period
03/02/2022 23:59

South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust has a rich history, well-established community links and an international reputation. We provide a full range of local mental health services to the Kingston, Merton, Richmond, Sutton and Wandsworth London boroughs, as well as specialist forensic mental health services, including specialised services such as national deaf adults and CAMHS inpatients and OCD.

We are 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. The Care Quality Commission already rates our services as ‘good’ however we aim to be ‘outstanding’.

Our Values

We take pride in providing specialist care to our service users where our Trust values; being consistent, compassionate, collaborative, respectful and open is at the heart of everything we do. Our mission is "making life better together".

When you join us, you’ll be part of something special – an innovative and rapidly growing organisation that is helping to redefine the Mental Health, education and social care landscape in the UK.

As a Trust, we are happy to talk flexible working.

We are passionate about caring for our service users, their family and friends and the wellbeing of our colleagues.  From 1st April 2022, it will be a requirement for everyone joining South West London and St Georges in a CQC regulated patient facing role to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or to hold a qualifying exemption.  Applicants are further advised that it is a condition of employment that evidence of their vaccination status is provided, as part of the pre-employment checks.

Job overview

Are you ready to join our dynamic community mental health services which are undergoing an exciting and innovative transformation! We are looking for consultants with the interest and skills in providing strong medical leadership to take our services forward.  

 We are seeking to recruit an enthusiastic and motivated General Adult Consultant Psychiatrist to work in our Wimbledon Recovery and Support Team based at the well-located Wilson Hospital.

COVID-19 has brought with it many challenges but it has also shown us other ways of effective working that look set to be adopted moving forward.  This includes agile working and the smart use of technology for both appointments with service users and staying connected to colleagues. Talk to us about how that could make a difference in your life.

Closing Date: 03/02/2022, Midnight

Shortlisting: 04/02/2022

Assessment Centre Date: 14/02/2022 (remotely via MS Teams) 

Interview Date: 15/02/2022 (remotely via MS Teams)

Job Ref: 294-MEDI-0158

Main duties of the job

The team provides care for working age adults who live in Merton and experience severe or enduring mental illness. Wimbledon RST works alongside the Morden and Mitcham RSTs, with care provided according to GP/PCN alignment. The post sits within a well-established MDT that works alongside a separate Consultant-led Assessment team and interfaces with a Consultant-led Home Treatment Team and in-patient wards. There are also specialist teams for Early Intervention in Psychosis and Personality Disorder.

The post-holder will work closely with a Team manager, an advanced clinical practitioner and a dedicated Clinical Service Manager for the Borough (8b). Supervisory support is available from the Associate Clinical Director.

Merton is a diverse borough of London, home to the world famous All England Lawn Tennis Club where the Wimbledon Championships take place every year. It has a population of 200,000 residents living in 80,000 households, served by 7,500 businesses in an area of approximately 14.7 square miles. A fantastic place to work

If you are a dynamic consultant psychiatrist, fully registered with the GMC as well as holding Approved Clinician and S12 approval under the Mental Health Act. or a specialist trainee within six months of inclusion on the Specialist Register and would be keen to be involved in developing and expanding the service, we would like to hear from you.

Working for our organisation


We offer a number of excellent staff benefits and understand the importance of a healthy work life balance. Some of our benefits are highlighted here:

  • Re-location package available - Up to £5,000 relocation package available *terms and conditions apply*
  • Mentoring Scheme - for substantive and NHS fixed term consultants
  • 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, we support a range of flexible options, such as: part-time working, job sharing, term-time working, compressed hours and working from home.
  • Career development, There are plenty of opportunities to progress your career and we support your development through a number of programmes such as mentoring, coaching, positive people management, collective leadership and other talent programmes
  • Subsidised car parking - You can park at any of our sites at a reduced rate of £20/month.
  • NHS discounts, with discounts up to 10% from a variety of well-known retail brands though Health Service Discounts website.

Other benefits include:

  • Eye examinations
  • Looking after your health
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Car lease scheme
  • Season ticket loan
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Staff restaurants
  • Free gym membership

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

  • Medical leadership, working in the multi-disciplinary team and working closely with, and providing cross-cover to other Consultant Psychiatrists and occasionally their Associate Clinical Director within their borough or service line.
  • Overall responsibility for the day-to-day clinical care, risk assessment, risk management, initiation of medication, and the recovery focused care delivered by the Team
  • Availability within normal working hours 5 days a week for urgent review and management including formal Mental Health Act assessments.
  • Domiciliary visits as required.
  • Providing cross-cover for the Consultant colleagues where necessary.
  • Management of complex cases
  • Allocation of resources, in collaboration with the team manager, to service users and carers.
  • Ensuring the delivery of effective, efficient and safe, recovery focused mental health care.
  • Multi-disciplinary and multi-agency working with social care, statutory and voluntary and third sector partners.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Primary Medical degree.
  • • Full GMC registration
  • - MRCPsych or equivalent.
  • - Included on the GMC’s Specialist Register for General adult Psychiatry or Higher trainees eligible for such inclusion within 6 months of completing their CST
  • Section 12 (2) approval under the Mental Health Act

Knowledge: Critical Expertise in Specialty

Essential criteria
  • - Completed minimum of three years full time training in approved higher psychiatric training scheme or equivalent
  • - A detailed knowledge of main treatment approaches for severe mental illness including psychopharmacological interventions

Research and Publications

Essential criteria
  • - Evidence of participation in Research and outcomes of studies.


Essential criteria
  • - Experience of teaching undergraduate and postgraduate psychiatry
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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the United Kingdom (UK) are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. Please note that from January 2021, to work in the UK all candidates who are not UK or Republic of Ireland (RoI) nationals require sponsorship unless you have permission to work via another route. Non UK / RoI candidates wishing to apply can self-assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship here. It is vital that you provide full and accurate details of your current immigration status on the application form. Overseas applicants applying for entry clearance into the UK must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided in continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Guidance can be found here. Not everyone needs a ‘Skilled Worker’ visa. If you are applying for a vacancy in health or adult social care, check if you’re eligible to apply for the Health and Care Worker visa instead. It’s cheaper to apply for and you do not need to pay the annual immigration health surcharge

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Dr Razvan Gutu
Job title
Associate Clinical Director
Email address

If you have problems applying, contact

South West London and St Georges Mental Health Trust
61 Glenburnie Road
Tooting Bec
SW17 7DJ
0203 513 6696