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Consultant Perinatal Psychiatrist

Job Reference: 222-LS-141

West London NHS Trust
Medical and Dental
Tri Borough Perinatal LP Service, Southall
£77,913 to £105,042 pa pl

West London NHS Trust is one of the most diverse providers of NHS mental and physical care in the UK. We are rated ‘good’ by the Care Quality Commission and ‘outstanding’ for caring and our forensic services.

We are here to care for people with mental and physical illness, helping them to recover and go on to lead full and productive lives. We aim to be the best organisation of our kind in the country.

We provide care and treatment for children, adults and older people living in the London boroughs of Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham and Hounslow, delivering services in the community (at home, in GP surgeries, care homes), hospital, specialist clinics and forensic (secure) units.

Our physical healthcare services include intermediate care services in Hammersmith & Fulham as part of the Community Independence Service partnership.

Our national, specialist and forensic services include:

  • Medium secure services on the St Bernard’s Hospital site in Ealing
  • Services for people with complex and severe personality disorder at the Cassel Hospital in Richmond
  • High secure services at Broadmoor Hospital in Berkshire

We are a teaching Trust with a growing research portfolio, working with academic and industry partners.

Our 3400 staff are dedicated to improving lives, working with patients, service users, carers, families and partners across the communities we serve.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to recruit a Consultant Perinatal Psychiatrist, to join the Ealing, Hounslow, Hammersmith & Fulham Perinatal Mental Health Service at West London Mental Health NHS Trust. The position will be based at the St Bernard’s Hospital site, in Southall where our Ealing Perinatal Mental Health Team is based, but will work across a number of sites. This is an 8-10 PA post TBC.




We are keen to receive applications from highly skilled, motivated, enthusiastic consultants or trainees who have recently completed (or are about to complete) CCT and would like to develop a career in Perinatal Psychiatry. Experience of training and/or working in a perinatal mental health service is preferable, but applicants who have attended the RCPsych Consultant Perinatal Psychiatrist training course or who have other relevant experience will be considered. You must be committed to promoting patient focused care and treatment, to working in partnership with professionals, women and families and to developing a high quality perinatal mental health service with excellent outcomes for women and families.




You will provide clinical expertise and leadership to the Perinatal Mental Health Team and will have the opportunity to work collaboratively with a range of professionals within and outside the service and with our experts by experience to continue to develop the service. You will provide specialist assessment and ongoing care for women in a variety of settings, including antenatal clinics, Children’s Centres and in women’s homes, working in partnership with women, their families and a range of professionals. Teaching and training are an important aspect of the role and you will design and deliver teaching for a range of mental health and non-mental health professionals.




You will be supported in all aspects of your role by the Perinatal Clinical Lead and Service Manager. There is ample peer support available through the liaison and perinatal consultant body.




We are an energetic, creative and welcoming service, which aims to offer and inspire excellence in community perinatal mental health care. The service started in February 2016 and a comprehensive evaluation and the RCPsych Perinatal Quality Network peer review, demonstrated a high quality service with strong partnership working and excellent feedback from women, families and partner agencies. Currently the service sees women from preconception up to 1 year postpartum.




Improving Perinatal Mental Health Services is identified as a key service development area by NW London STP with a clear objective setting out a commitment to improve access to, and availability of, community perinatal mental health services across all eight boroughs by 2020 in line with the Five Year Forward View and NHS Long-Term Plan. The North West London Perinatal Mental Health Clinical Network, which is part of the Pan London Perinatal Mental Health Network, has an established Perinatal Care Pathway and work is ongoing to ensure consistent high quality perinatal mental health care regardless of which of NW London’s six maternity units women choose for their maternity care.




Our Acute Trust and Clinical Commissioning Group encourage innovation and collaboration allowing scope for service development.




The Trust recognises how important it is to achieve a balanced working life and offers an extensive benefits package to staff including childcare vouchers, cycle2work and car benefit schemes.




The Trust and the Service Line are also committed to and have a proven track record for delivering high quality training and coaching to support staff in their development.




The role reports directly to the Perinatal Clinical Lead.




The Ealing post will be either 8 or 10PAs and this will be confirmed prior to the interview date. If the post is 8PAs there will potentially be other opportunities for additional sessions, in Liaison Psychiatry or elsewhere depending on the post holder’s skills and preferences.




Applicants who wish to work less than full time will be considered for either post.




Interested applicants are encouraged to contact the Clinical Lead and to visit the service.




The salary range for this post is £76,761 to £103,490 per annum plus London Weighting


Interested applicants are encouraged to visit the service following shortlisting.


· Closing Date: 19th February 2019


· Stakeholder Interview Date: 28th February 2019


· AAC Interview Date: 1st March 2019

For further details / informal visits contact:
For an informal discussion and further information please contact Dr Sarah Taha, Perinatal Clinical Lead on 0203 313 3033 or

We reserve the right to close adverts prior to the closing date stated should we receive a high volume of applications. If you do not hear back from us within three weeks of the closing date, please assume that you have not been short-listed on this occasion.

All staff identified as at-risk and who meet the requirements of the post will be prioritised accordingly.

We offer Relocation packages for some positions (including Band 5 and Band 6 Nurses) - a relocation allowance of up to £8000 is offered for those who meet a required criteria.

Registered Nurses are required to produce their current NMC Revalidation documents/Portfolio at the assessment centre for verification, unless you are a newly qualified nurse from University.

By applying for this post you are agreeing to West London NHS Trust transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are offered a job, you will be required to undergo a pre-employment check which can take between 4-8 weeks. After which your information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system

Please ensure you include professional email addresses and contact numbers for your referees which MUST be at supervisory or managerial capacity covering the last 3 years of employment to date to avoid delay in the recruitment process. If your current/most recent organisation is an NHS trust, we will be requesting one reference from your current line manager/HR department.

West London NHS Trust is committed to safeguarding of all children and vulnerable adults, eliminating discrimination for all groups and achieving equality of opportunity regardless of age, disability, gender, race, religion or belief and sexuality. We aim to create a workforce that is representative of the communities we serve at all levels of seniority within the Trust. We are therefore particularly interested in receiving applications from people from ethnic minority backgrounds’.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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