Return to search

NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 25/02/2019.

  • Add to favourites

Locum Consultant

Job Reference: 222-MED-148

West London NHS Trust
Medical and Dental
£77,913 - £105,042 pa

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 for a 6-month fixed term locum consultant liaison psychiatrist to join the Hounslow Liaison Psychiatry team based at West Middlesex Hospital. This post would suit an enthusiastic or new consultant who is interested to work in liaison psychiatry. This liaison leadership role would be ideally for someone with a balance of excellent clinical and communication skills. The post is to cover a vacancy before the completion of substantive consultant recruitment. The vacancy was created due to the change of role of a consultant into leadership position and another consultant working part time.


This team has been operating since 2012 and is accredited as ‘excellent’ through the Royal College of Psychiatrists PLAN accreditation scheme, along with our other two Liaison services at West London Mental Health Trust (WLMHT). The team offers assessment and brief intervention to patients in all areas of the hospital, with a focus on the busy Emergency and Urgent Care Departments, where there are excellent relations with staff.


Our Acute Trust and Clinical Commissioning Group encourage innovation and collaboration allowing scope for service development, particularly in the care of patients with long term conditions.


The consultants work in partnership with the Liaison Team manager and are supported by the Clinical Lead and Service Manager for Liaison Psychiatry Services. There is ample peer support available through the liaison and perinatal consultant body and Hounslow mental health teams.


The Trust recognises how important it is to achieve a balanced working life and offers an extensive benefits package to staff including a childcare vouchers, cycle2work and car benefit schemes. The Service Line is in the process of rolling out a staff wellbeing package utilising a compassion focused approach and Hounslow LPS staff will be active participants in this programme.


Interested applicants should contact Dr Vincent Law, Clinical Lead for Liaison Psychiatry for an informal discussion. Interested applicants are also encouraged to speak to existing post holder: Dr Sian McIver, Consultant Liaison Psychiatrist and Mr Phillip Dick, team manager. (02084831496) Applicants are encouraged to visit the service following shortlisting.

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.

SAFERJobs To stay safe in your job search we recommend that you visit SAFERjobs (, a non-profit, joint industry and law enforcement organisation working to combat job scams. Visit the SAFERjobs website for information on common scams and to get free, expert advice for a safer job search.

  • Investors in People Gold Logo
  • Positive about Disabed People Logo
  • Improving Working Lives Logo
  • Mindful Employer Logo
  • Smoke Free Logo
  • Age Positive Logo
  • Stonewall Logo
  • Apprenticeships Logo