Consultant Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist
Consultant Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist (2 posts - 1 x 1.0wte, 1 x 0.6wte)
2 Consultant Psychiatry vacancies have arisen in City & Hackney (C&H) Specialist Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service in the Neurodevelopmental Pathway. This is an excellent opportunity for innovative and motivated psychiatrists to join C&H Specialist CAMHS, part of the C&H CAMHS Alliance, and a long established service for the assessment and treatment of young people presenting with mental health conditions, their families and carers up to the age of 18 years.
The 6PA post is for a Consultant Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist in the ADHD arm of the Neurodevelopmental Pathway. This post is based at Homerton Row with some sessions at John Scott Health Centre (JSHC) in the north of the borough. The Consultant Psychiatrist will provide clinical input to psychiatric and crisis assessments, medication reviews and ADHD assessment and treatment and will provide leadership into the continued transformation of the pathway including projects such as the current Enhanced Shared Care GP Pilot for young people aged 14 and over.
The 10PA post in the ASD pathway replaces a long established 7 PA post benefitting from increased investment to provide additional leadership and clinical capacity in this growing service. This post is based at Homerton Row, with sessions at JSHC and The Hackney Ark where the multiagency Social Communication Assessment Clinic is sited. The Consultant will provide psychiatric input to assessment and management of Children and Young People with ASD and significant mental health comorbidities and contribute to ASD assessments. They will also have a key role in coordination and strategic development of the ASD pathway in C&H CAMHS and across the CAMHS Alliance.
City and Hackney Specialist CAMHS has good working relationships with Community CAMHS, Social Care, Education and Third Sector agencies through the C&H CAMHS Alliance. C&H CAMHS is part the ELFT Specialist Services Directorate, providing assessment and treatment of young people with mental health disorders up to the age of 18 years. All teams in CAMHS have a close interface with other multidisciplinary teams in the service, and you will be joining 4 (3.6wte) consultant colleagues. C&H CAMHS, in line with other ELFT CAMHS, comprises several multidisciplinary teams based upon care pathways, including:
Neurodevelopmental Team ADHD, Learning Disability & ASD
Emotional & Behavioural Team (& Paediatric Liaison)
Adolescent Mental Health Team
Conduct Disorder and Outreach Team
Wellbeing & Mental Health in Schools Virtual Team (WAMHS)
Trailblazer Pilot (Mental Health Support Teams in Schools)
CEDS-CYP C&H spoke (Community Eating Disorder Service)
Our Trust is a financially stable progressive mental health and community services organisation with very strong clinical leadership at all levels. We have a focus on improving the experience of patients, carers and our staff. For the past five years, we have been developing a special quality improvement programme that provides our clinical staff, patients and carers with skills to transform our services. We believe that our staff are our greatest asset - and our best agents for change. We encourage and will support applicants to undertake formal training in Quality Improvement (QI) methodology and take a lead on QI development within their respective services.
We were inspected by CQC in June 2016 and received an outstanding rating for the Trust as a whole and for community and in-patient CAMHS specifically. We have been rated as the best place to work in mental health in the UK by the Health Service Journal and have received very high ratings in the national staff survey for staff being able to make a change at work.
Applications will be welcomed from candidates included in or eligible for the Specialist Register or within six months of obtaining their CCT.
**Interview Dates to be confirmed**
For further details / informal visits contact:
For further information please contact:
Dr Sharon Davies, Associate Clinical Director C&H CAMHS 07985 420 299
Dr Cathy Lavelle, Clinical Director Children's Services 07540 105531