has a rich history, well-established community links and an international reputation. We deliver specialist services in the London boroughs of Croydon, Lambeth, Lewisham and Southwark, Bexley, Bromley and Greenwich.
We are committed to provide a high quality and specialist care to our service users and we are recognised for our care and treatment we provide. The Care Quality Commission already rates our services as ‘good’.
We take pride in providing specialist care to our service users where our Trust values and our promise to be caring, kind, polite, prompt, honest, listen and do what I say I’m going to do is at the heart of everything we do. When you join us, you’ll be part of something special.
As an Trust we are happy to talk flexible working
This is an exciting consultant post in general adult psychiatry with a dynamic liaison team at Croydon University Hospital (CUH). The role is full-time with 7 DCC and 3 SPA sessions and has arisen due to an expansion in the service, including the planned pilot of a new 4-bed Clinical Assessment Unit for mental health patients. The service comprises around 30 clinical staff and operates 24hrs/day seeing 40-50 patients per week, around 80% of whom are referred from the ED with the rest referred from the inpatient medical and surgical services.
This post will be the third consultant in the team, which is also supported by five junior medical trainees. It includes a rare opportunity to allocate two SPAs towards an academic affiliate programme at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN) at King’s College London (KCL). The affiliate programme is optional and is for consultants who are keen to gain experience in academic research. Successful candidates who choose to take up the programme will have an honorary contract with KCL in addition to their substantive SLAM contract.
Croydon hospital is in the midst of a phased refurbishment, with the new ED completed in 2019 and a new Child Health Wing under construction. The liaison team is based in a modern purpose-built centrally air-conditioned office suite with a mix of private and open plan spaces on the first floor, which also benefits from being an exhibition space for Olivier Richon’s photography. There is a new staff shuttle bus service running between central Croydon and CUH which runs on weekday mornings and evenings and can be booked online. There is also subsidized staff parking at the NCP car park on Wellesley Road for staff who may wish to park and ride.
The Trust is committed to providing services which embrace diversity and that promote equality of opportunity. We are a Disability Confident Employer, we welcome applicants from all sections of the community and people of all protected characteristics. We provide reasonable adjustments for candidates with a disability and are committed to treating people fairly with compassion, respect and dignity and in promoting equality and human rights. We aim to put this commitment into practice by:
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