South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
National and Specialist CAMHS
Enhanced Treatment Service (ETS), Maudsley Hospital,
Locum Consultant Psychiatrist - 10 PAs - Fixed Term 3 Months/Extendable
South London and the Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust has the largest Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services in the country. The CAMHS Enhanced Treatment Service (ETS) is part of National and Specialist CAMHS and are seeking to recruit a Consultant Psychiatrist for this unique and exciting post based at the Maudsley Hospital.
This service operates alongside a number of new crisis initiatives as well as the existing inpatient teams that are part of the South London Partnership, including the Snowsfields Adolescent Unit (SAU), Bethlem Adolescent Unit (BAU), Bethlem Adolescent Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit (BAPICU) and Aquarius Unit, at Springfield Hospital. The service incorporates elements of home treatment, day care and intensive case management and acts as an alternative care pathway for young people with severe mental disorder who would otherwise require treatment in hospital. Referrals are received via two routes, either from wards to offer a supported discharge intervention aimed at facilitating early discharge and re-integration to life in the community or from community CAMHS teams as an alternative to admission.
There is an expectation that the post holder will perform regular assessments and lead on the management and treatment of cases under their care. The nature of the treatment work is flexible and historically has a strong focus on psychological interventions with both young people and families as well as the expected focus on diagnosis, risk management and prescribing.
The post involves outreach work in the community as well as having a primary base in the CAMHS Crisis Hub at the Maudsley hospital. In addition there is a key focus on working with the CAMHS wards and hospital school at the Bethlem hospital site.
For an informal discussion, please contact Dr Toby Zundel, Consultant Psychiatrist. 07891425540
The Trust is committed to equal opportunities and operates a job share policy. The successful candidate will be asked to apply for an Enhanced Disclosure.
For further details / informal visits contact: Dr Toby Zundel - Consultant Psychiatrist - Email address: Toby.Zundel@slam.nhs.uk - Telephone number: 07891425540