North East London Foundation Trust

Consultant Psychiatrist 10PAs – Waltham Forest Home Treatment Team

North East London NHS Foundation Trust (NELFT) provides NHS mental health services for almost 1million people living in Waltham Forest, Redbridge, Barking & Dagenham and Havering.

A vacancy has arisen in the Waltham Forest Home Treatment Team. NELFT operates a nationally recognised model of minimising bed usage through close collaboration between the Home treatment Team and acute wards.

The post is based in Goodmayes Hospital and collocated with three HTTs providing care to other NELFT boroughs. The post will attract 10 Programmed Activities per week – 7.5 Pas for direct clinical care and up to 2.5 PAs for supporting professional activity. The appointed candidate will lead a multidisciplinary team; including two middle grade Trust Doctors and two Junior Trainee doctors. The post holder would be expected to contribute to the senior on-call rota which is remunerated at 3% and 3-4 monthly Sec.136 assessment rota duties during work hours (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

The post offers excellent CPD and study leave arrangements as well as good research and service development opportunities.

Staff in NELFT work within a supportive environment that strives to strike an excellent work – life balance and job satisfaction, which creates an atmosphere to provide high quality care. In addition, staff also enjoys other benefits including a car lease scheme, flexible working arrangements, Childcare voucher scheme, the NHS Pension Scheme and ongoing opportunities for career development. NELFT has excellent relationships with all stakeholders, robust governance structures and excellent systems of data collection and performance monitoring. As a Foundation Trust, NELFT retains any surplus generated for investment in services.

NELFT is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and to protecting them from the risk of harm. NELFT recognizes its responsibility to ensure that safe working systems are in place for staff working with children and families and staff working with children and adults in their care. We are looking for enthusiastic and flexible candidates who demonstrate leadership abilities and are committed to working in a multidisciplinary setting.

Applicants should be on the Specialist Register or be within six months of obtaining their CCT. The candidate should be suitably qualified, including eligibility for Section 12 approval and Approved Clinician status.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Dr Emmanuel Okoro, Associate Medical Director

0300 555 1201