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Locum Consultant in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry - CAMHS Inpatient

Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust
£84559 - £114003 per annum pro rata
Closing date
6 Jul 2022

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Hospital, Psychiatry, Child and adolescent psychiatry
Career Level
Contract Type
Part Time
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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a locum consultant child and adolescent psychiatrist to join the AWP CAMHS Riverside Inpatient Unit and Day Programme for 12 months, from the 1st April 2022.

You will join a 0.8 WTE experienced consultant colleague, a full time specialty doctor, specialist and core trainees, a consultant psychologist, clinical psychologists, family therapists, occupational therapists and an enthusiastic nursing team.

Main duties of the job

To be named consultant/Responsible Clinician for a proportion of the young people on the unit.

To manage referrals and offer initial assessments  and respond to requests from community CAMHS for a Tier 4 opinion.

To work as part of the multi-disciplinary team and contribute to assessment and formulation and risk management.

To initiate and review medication, chair CPA meetings, attend weekly ward rounds and liaise with families/carers

To link with the community CAMHS teams (3 Bristol CAMHS teams, South Glos CAMHS and North Somerset CAMHS). The Riverside works closely with the CAMHS intensive outreach team and the acute hospitals.

We are AWP (Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust) a diverse organisation with over 5,000 dedicated staff providing inpatient and community-based mental health care.  We provide services from a range of locations to approximately 1.8 million people living in Bath and North East Somerset (B&NES), Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Swindon, across the county of Wiltshire and in parts of Dorset. Our outstanding people promote mental health and wellbeing. The expertise and resources within AWP are dedicated to a person-centred approach for those who use our services and for all employees. We recognise that happy and fulfilled employees give better care. 

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Please refer to the accompanying job description for full details on the roles and responsibilities of this post.

For further information or to arrange a visit please contact:

Dr Helen Stephens, Clinical Lead for AWP CAMHS

Dr Melanie Merricks, consultant psychiatrist:

Jonathan Jones, Modern Matron:

Riverside unit: 0117 3546350

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