Consultant Psychiatrist – Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Newham CAMHS are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated Consultant in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. 8 PAs
The post (6PA) is based in the Neurodevelopmental Team, which provides assessment and treatment to young people (0-17 years) presenting with mental health conditions and severely challenging behaviour related to learning disabilities and/or Autistic Spectrum Disorder. You will also join one of the Emotional & Behavioural Team, which provides assessment and treatment to young people (0-17 years) presenting with a wide range of emotional and behavioural disorders. You will offer clinical leadership to the multi-disciplinary team, psychiatric assessment and treatment where clinically appropriate and case management of complex and high risk presentations. 2 PA are based in the Core CAMHS in the Emotional & Behavioural pathway. The role would include attendance at weekly E&B team meetings and reviews, as well as providing appropriate clinical support and supervision to non-medical staff within the team.
Newham CAMHS are part of 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 the other multidisciplinary teams in the service, and you will have close, supportive relationships with other consultant colleagues. Newham CAMHS, in line with other ELFT CAMHS, comprises several multidisciplinary teams based upon care pathways including:
Front Door Team - Triage and Brief Treatments
Neurodevelopmental Team ADHD, Learning Disability & Autism Team
2 Emotional & Behavioural Teams
Adolescent Mental Health Team
Paediatric Liaison Team
Each team or pathway is supported by one or more Clinical Team Leaders, who provide senior clinical leadership and direction to the work of the whole team. The Clinical Team Leaders also provide representation for the team or pathway within the local Senior Management Group.
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 three 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.
For further information please contact:
Dr Priti Patel, Associate Clinical Director for Newham CAMHS 0208 430 9000
Dr Cathy Lavelle, Clinical Director Childrens Services 07540 105531