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Specialty Doctor Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
£51,000 to £80,000 a year pro rata
Closing date
13 Jun 2023

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Specialty Doctor Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services, Buckinghamshire CAMHS Outreach Service for Children and Adolescents (OSCA)

We are seeking a 0.6 WTE Speciality Doctor to join our Buckinghamshire CAMHS Service. This new substantive speciality doctor post provides an exciting opportunity to be part of Outreach Service for Children and Adolescents (OSCA) within Buckinghamshire CAMHS. The post has been created to support the further development of the service. The post is based at the Sue Nicholls Centre, Aylesbury but the role is countywide and may require clinical activity at other bases such as Saffron House. The post also involves Outreach work to see young people in the community.
Main duties of the job

The OSCA team evolved from the recognition that some young people needed improved access to mental health services, where a more flexible approach to engaging the young person and family can be taken. Such families often require a more intensive package of treatment & care than can be routinely offered by other teams within CAMHS. It also specialises in managing high levels of risk that are challenging to manage and contain within other CAMHS services.

We are looking for candidates who can demonstrate their ability to adapt to the changing circumstances of modern mental healthcare provision. We welcome applications from highly motivated colleagues to work collaboratively with our team managers, and to provide leadership and clinical expertise to our highly skilled and committed multidisciplinary teams. The teams are dynamic and forward-looking with a wide range of disciplines working together in a highly collaborative, multi-skilled and effective way.
About us

Benefits of working for Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust include:

  • Excellent opportunities for career progression
  • Study leave allowances
  • NHS Discount across a wide range of shops, restaurants and retailers
  • Competitive pension scheme
  • Lease car scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme and dedicated Health and Wellbeing Team.

Job description
Job responsibilities

Under the supervision and direction of the consultants, the post holder will be responsible for:


  1. The diagnosis, management and treatment of children, adolescents and families with complex mental health conditions This will involve taking part in assessments, medical review and CPA reviews, as well as liaison with GPs, Schools and Social Care. This will be under the clinical supervision of team Consultant, Dr Joe Clacey (or other consultants as required)
  2. Providing timely written correspondence to relevant professionals documenting assessments, ongoing management and progress using Trust IT and clinical records system training will be provided where needed
  3. Work collaboratively with other teams and agencies to ensure smooth and timely transfer into and out of the This will include developing close working relationships with staff from other pathways within Buckinghamshire CAMHS, as well as linking with GPs, schools and Social Care
  4. Active commitment to delivering the Trusts clinical governance agenda. The Buckinghamshire CAMHS service leads its own governance agenda including audit, quality, patient experience, learning from incidents, patient safety initiatives and interrogation of data. The senior leadership team within the OSCA Team will link with CAMHS management both in identifying areas of concern and feeding back actions, as well as area of excellence
  5. Contribution to developing and delivering improved clinical services as outlined in the National Service Framework for Mental Health
  6. The post holder will be expected to contribute to the collection of data as required by the Trust and other relevant agencies. This includes the timely recording of clinical activity data, and participation in clinical audit -with appropriate administrative support
  7. The post holder will participate in the Buckinghamshire CAMHS medical day duty rota on a regular basis
  8. The post holder will normally cross-cover with other medical staff for annual leave, study leave and brief periods of sickness absence.


Person Specification



  • General medical qualification




  • Some or all parts of MRCPsych or equivalent




  • Shall have completed at least four years' full-time Postgraduate training (or its equivalent gained on a part-time or flexible basis) at least two of which will be in a specialty training programme in a relevant specialty or as a fixed term specialty trainee in a relevant specialty or shall have equivalent experience and competencies.




  • Attendance at MRCPsych course or equivalent
  • Section 12 (2) approval: Mental Health Act, 1983

Clinical Experience



  • Held hospital appointments in psychiatry at CT or equivalent




  • Experience at ST or SD level or equivalent

Skills and Knowledge



  • To exercise an intermediate level of clinical responsibility as delegated by the consultant in charge.
  • To exercise an intermediate level of clinical responsibility as delegated by the consultant in charge.
  • Ability to work through a collaborative multi-disciplinary framework.
  • Ability to contribute to effective team working. Capacity to prioritise workload.
  • Must have good skills in communication with patients, relatives, colleagues and staff of other organisations. Good spoken and written English.
  • Work collaboratively and effectively with a range of professionals.
  • Must have interest in and commitment to people with mental health problems, and their carers.
  • Interest in teaching




  • Teaching medical undergraduates.


Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.
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).
UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details
Employer name

Oxford Health NHS Trust

The Sue Nicholls Centre



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