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Consultant in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Government of Jersey
Jersey (GB) (JE)
£102,090 - £152,196 per annum- Depending on experience
Closing date
9 Jul 2023

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Hospital, Psychiatry
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

Come and work in Jersey the sunniest place in the British Isles! Only fourteen miles from France, we are a popular holiday destination famous for our unique culture, beautiful beaches, good schools (public and private) and low crime rates.

CAMHS we are looking to recruit two Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists to join the multi-disciplinary team. The successful applicants will join the existing medical team of 2 Consultants and 2 Associate Specialists.

The post holders will be expected to take on the full range of duties including the routine and emergency diagnosis and management of children and young people with significant mental health problems (up to the age of 18), the support of other team members and providing consultation and advice to other agencies. Successful applicants will be encouraged to develop a special interest and take a clinical lead in one of the following areas

•    Eating Disorders
•    Crisis Intervention
•    Transition

Main duties of the job
The post holder will be an experienced clinician, who can demonstrate a commitment to multidisciplinary clinical work and provide clinical leadership, support and advice to the team. You will also:

  • Work with children and young people with acute mental health presentations including self-harm, suicidal ideation, low mood and psychotic symptoms and providing support to other members of the team in managing this group during periods of crisis.
  • Diagnose and manage common psychiatric disorders using both psychological and pharmacological therapies.
  • •Work with young people with mental health problems who have a history of alcohol and substance misuse.
  • Work with children and young people who have an Intellectual Disability.
  • Provide consultation and liaison to other medical specialities, Education, Social Services and other agencies.
  • Develop and deliver training programmes for a variety of disciplines aimed at improving the level of expertise and the standard of care within the mental health services.
  • Participate and contribute to the psychiatry teaching programme.
  • Provide supervision for Mental Health and other professionals, and receive clinical supervision
  • Liaise and work effectively with others who provide services to children and young people as appropriate.
  • Comply with Health and Community Services agreed policies and procedures.
  • Work with managers and professional colleagues to ensure the efficient running of the services and to share with consultant colleagues the medical contribution to the management of the service.
  • Participate in clinical governance activities and Quality Improvement including audit
  • The postholder will be required to attend training to become an Approved Practitioner under the Mental Health (Jersey) Law 2016.

The commitments of the post require a level of flexibility. The 3 Consultant Psychiatrists will provide cross cover with 2 Associate Specialists in CAMHS so that there will always be at least one psychiatrist available over the working week.

We would be particularly interested in applicants who could demonstrate skills in working with older adolescents, crisis management, eating disorders and the development of transition services. The postholders will be supported in developing a special interest one or more of these areas.

Contact: Dr Catherine Keep, Clinical Lead 01534 445 030 or Dr Darren Bowring, Associate Director 01534 445 030

To apply please click the apply button, we look forward to hearing from you.


Thank you for your interest in our vacancy based at The General Hospital, Jersey, Channel Isles. Jersey is a wonderful place to live and work, offering low crime rates, excellent education, good sports and leisure facilities, unique wildlife and breath-taking scenery.

Please be minded that Jersey operates a healthcare separate to the NHS. 

We believe that working in Jersey can be both professionally and personally rewarding. We provide ourselves in delivering high quality care that is person centred, safe and effective. Our aim is to deliver excellent clinical services and to make sure that our patient’s experience is of the highest quality. This is your opportunity to make a difference to the patients you are treating on the Island of Jersey.

We are currently developing the plans for our new state of the art hospital of the future, so the next few years will be an exciting time for Health & Social Services, Jersey.

 We welcome all applications irrespective of disability, gender, sexual orientation, race or religion and encourage all prospective applicants to research Jersey to see what it can offer you and your family as well as what our hospital can offer you and your career.

 If you believe you fulfil our criteria and will be an asset to our organisation, we look forward to receiving your application.

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