Substantive Consultant Psychiatrist

NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant

Main area
General Adult Mental Health
NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant
40 hours per week
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St Pancras Hospital, 4 St Pancras Way, London NW1 0PE
£76,761-£103,490 PA
01/03/2018 23:59

At Camden and Islington NHS foundation trust our staff and service users have worked closely to create a set of values that make sure people who use our services get the best possible chance of a rapid recovery.

We have 3 key priorities which are:

  • Early and Effective Intervention
  • Helping People to Live Well
  • Research and Innovation

The cultural pillars that help us achieve our key priorities are:

  • We value each other
  • We are empowered
  • We keep things simple
  • We are connected

By coming to work at Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust you will be joining a Trust with a national reputation for research, where services recognise that research underpins its commitment to providing high quality and innovative clinical care.

As an applicant for this role, you are urged to demonstrate within your supporting statement a combination of evidence that reflects your competence to meet the job specification and provide examples of how C&I values are an integral part of the way you have and will continue to deliver service.

Consultant in General Adult Psychiatry: Inpatient service & Crisis pathway

Amber Acute treatment ward (8pas) , Highgate mental Health Centre & South Camden crisis team (2Pas)


Substantive full time position 10 pas


Available from spring 2018


Camden & Islington Mental Health and Social Care Trust are seeking to appoint a bright and enthusiastic clinician to this newly created Consultant position based in Islington, North London. This post has arisen following internal service reorganisation and offers an interesting clinical role with oversight of and liaison between two important services in the acute pathway—the assessment ward and the crisis home treatment team.


The position is available as from spring/early summer 2018. This is a 10PA Full-time position.


The post-holder will provide clinical leadership to an Inpatient Acute treatment ward service, providing acute Psychiatric hospital care for all patients admitted to Amber ward based at Highgate Mental Health Centre. They will also provide 2 sessions of circumscribed back-up clinical cover on one day per week for the South Camden crisis home treatment team and Rivers Crisis house, both based at St Pancras hospital.


The Hospital/Ward, crisis house and crisis teams consist of well established, integrated and enthusiastic multidisciplinary teams. The successful applicant will have overall Consultant responsibility for Amber ward and will work with Professor David Osborn in the crisis team. They will also have oversight of patients admitted to the autonomously run Rivers crisis house.


The post is subject to the annual job-planning process as agreed under the new consultant contract. Inner London weighting supplement applies. They will be fully supported by junior medical input (CT1-3 and HT 4-6) and secretarial cover with the usual dedicated office/administration facilities. They will be supported in pursuing appropriate continuing professional development and will also be encouraged to apply for temporary honorary senior lecturer status with the medical school.


The trust became a Foundation Trust in February 2008 and continues as a mental health/social care organisation. It has well established links with the United Royal Free and University college London medical schools and the North London Junior and higher Psychiatric training schemes.


Islington is an exciting multicultural inner-city borough just on the edge of the City of London. There is a contiguous mix of relatively affluent and deprived areas.

Advertisement will close on 1st March 2018.  Interview date likely to be scheduled for late March 2018.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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

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Further details / informal visits contact

Informal discussions and/or visits (for shortlisted candidates) are welcomed and can be arranged by contacting Ian Griffiths, clinical director for the acute division on 07970754538 or Dr Koye Odutoye (Lead Consultant for Highgate centre/Islington Acute services) on 02075614162. Applicants may also contact Professor David Osborn on 07956283889.

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