The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust is a specialist trust with a focus on training and education alongside a full range of mental health and Gender services. Within the Trust, the Tavistock and Portman ‘Charing Cross’ Gender Identity Clinic (GIC) is the largest and oldest of the 7 English GICs, dating back to 1966. It serves to formulate, diagnose, and assist adults with gender dysphoria or diversity through a biopsychosocial care pathway, involving a multi-disciplinary team of psychologists, psychiatrists, endocrinologists, specialist nurses, speech and language therapists, and medical practitioners.
The post holder will provide medical input to the Gender Identity Clinic, provide care for patients within the service, hold outpatient clinics and work collaboratively with other members of the multidisciplinary team. They will also be expected to offer advice to other healthcare professionals in primary and secondary care.
Main duties of the job
The post holder will provide senior medical input to the Gender Identity Clinic, provide consultant care for patients within the service, hold weekly outpatient clinics and work collaboratively with other members of the multidisciplinary team. They will also be expected to offer advice to other healthcare professionals in primary and secondary care.
Applicants must be eligible for registration on the General Medical Council (GMC) specialist register in general psychiatry, intellectual disability psychiatry, child and adolescent psychiatry or forensic psychiatry. Possession of a Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT), or to be within 6 months of attaining it, is a requirement. Equivalent qualifications and experience would be considered.
Any Consultant who is unable for personal reasons to work full time will be eligible to be considered for the post. If such a person is appointed, modification to the job content will be discussed on a personal basis with the Trust in consultation with consultant colleagues.
Newly appointed consultants can be offered mentoring which will be arranged by the Executive Medical Director.
The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust is a specialist mental health trust with a focus on training and education alongside a full range of mental health services and psychological therapies for children and their families, young people and adults. With 500 staff across a number of sites, we are committed to improving mental health and emotional wellbeing, believing that high quality mental health services should be available for all who need them. We bring a distinctive contribution based on the importance we attach to social experience at all stages of people’s lives, and our focus on psychological and developmental approaches to the promotion of health and the prevention and treatment of mental ill health.
For more information, please access the following link: https://tavistockandportman.nhs.uk/
09 February 2023
Hospital medical and dental staff
£88,364 to £119,133 a year per annum
Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation
Please see the attached job description and person specification for full details on duties and requirements.
There is recognition that a successful candidate may not have the full breadth of knowledge and expertise required to fulfil the clinical role initially, especially if they have not worked in a gender identity clinic in the past. If this was the case, a period of induction and additional support from colleagues including allocation of a supervisor would be required. On-going support is available from the consultants in the team. Any additional training needs would be identified through job planning, appraisal and continuing professional development.
All applicants need to be flexible in their work as the clinic is exploring the idea of extending its hours of operation through to Monday to Friday. There will be a requirement for all new employees to be able to commit to these extended hours.
- MRCPsych or equivalent
- Inclusion on The GMC’s specialist Register or eligible for inclusion on Specialist Register for Psychiatry (CCT or equivalent) or within 6 months of award of CCT by date of interview
- Significant experience of clinical work with adults in a generic community, liaison or forensic service.
- Wide experience of therapeutic work with adults including psychopharmacology.
- Experience of working with patients from a range of socio-economic and ethnic backgrounds.
- Experience of working with people presenting with gender dysphoria.
- Highly developed capacity to work effectively within a multidisciplinary team
- Capacity to be in a leadership role
- Training and experience in safeguarding.
- Experience of audit and outcome monitoring
- Experience of teaching and supervision
- Training in therapeutic modalities applicable to gender dysphoria
- Experience of Autistic spectrum conditions, diagnosis and treatment.
- Experience of liaison psychiatry.
Certificate of Sponsorship
Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .
From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).