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Specialty Doctor in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
Melksham, Wiltshire
£51,000 to £80,000 per annum
Closing date
1 Jul 2023

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Are you a doctor interested in delivering and developing ground-breaking and growing Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) in historic & picturesque Wiltshire?

We are a responsive and innovative Foundation Trust that places our values of Caring, Safe and Excellent at the heart of everything we do. We take great pride in our staff and believe that investing in you is key to us achieving our vision of outstanding care delivered by outstanding people. We support flexible working practices.

We have a Specialty Doctor opportunity in our Bath and North East Somerset CAMHS team.. As a centre of excellence, you will offer a person-centred approach to their independence and well-being. You will have clinical leadership opportunities to develop services across the patch and medical education/ supervision.



Main duties of the job


As a Specialty Doctor in the team you will join a multidisciplinary team providing high-quality care to young people and families in the Melksham area as part of the CAMHS Getting More Help Team


About us


This is an exciting time to join Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust and become part of the BSW service. We deliver the i-Thrive model across BSW, including Mental Health Support Teams in schools and In-Reach services to Social Care. Oxford Health hosts the Thames Valley Provider Collaborative and Forensic CAMHS. Our CAMHS Eating Disorders Service is accredited by the Royal College of Psychiatrists and was the regional pilot site for the national ARFID project. We work closely with our BSW ICB, Local Authorities, NHS providers and Third Sector Partners to transform services for young people up to 25.

If you relish a challenge, are enthusiastic about improving children and young people's mental health and want to join a friendly and ambitious service which is modernising and expanding at pace, then OHFT have all the right ingredients.


Job description

Job responsibilities


The Specialty Doctor Psychiatrist will be based in Melksham Community CAMHS, undertaking assessments and providing treatment for young people and working with patients and their families. The specialty doctor is expected to work closely with other members of the team and to provide a range of assessment and treatment services

At OHFT we are committed to providing opportunities for flexible workingIf you would like to work differently or different hours to those advertised then please get in touch to discuss this in more detail.

We have described the job in detail in the attached Job Description and Person Specification, but we would be delighted to answer any questions you might have and to find out more about you.

You can start getting to know by having a look at our recruitment video made by members of the team and children, young people and young adults who have accessed our services:


Find out more about living and working in BSW here:

Living and Working | Oxford Health


Person Specification

Qualifications & Academic Achievements


  • Qualified medical practitioner
  • oFull GMC registration by time of appointment


  • oSection 12 approval MHS
  • oMRCPsych or equivalent qualification (in accordance with Royal College of Psychiatrists' Guidelines)



  • oShall 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
  • oShall have equivalent experiences and competencies


  • oEvidence of participation in or enthusiasm for audit
  • oExperience of child and adolescent psychiatry

Personal Attributes


  • oCaring attitude
  • Honesty
  • oTrustworthy and reliable
  • oHigh energy levels


  • Outside interestes

Personal/Professional Skills


  • oAbility to communicate with children, adolescents and their families
  • oBehaviour which establishes professional relationships with patients and their families, and welfare agencies
  • oAbility to work in a team


  • Initiative
  • oA critical enquiring approach to the acquisition of knowledge

Practical Requirements


  • oPhysically and mentally capable of undertaking the duties of the job
  • oMobility to meet the needs of the post


  • oFull driving licence and own vehicle

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