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Consultant Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist Swindon

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
£88,364 to £119,133 Per annum pro-rata
Closing date
12 Oct 2023

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Are you a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist 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 consultant opportunity in our Swindon CAMHS team. As a Consultant you will be responsible for supporting your manager in ensuring that our service users' needs are met through the delivery of high-quality care. 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 Consultant in the team you will join a multidisciplinary team providing high-quality care to young people and families in the Swindon area as part of the CAMHS Getting More Help Team. You will also provide medical input to the Neurodevelopmental Clinic.

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

This post is substantive Child and Adolescent Consultant Psychiatry post with the multidisciplinary team in Swindon, covering CAMHS in south Wiltshire in the Getting More Help service and Neurodevelopmental assessment clinic (NDC) or CAMHS Learning Disability team. There are also consultants in the team who provides psychiatric input to the Eating Disorders Service (TEDS). The team also offer CAMHS Getting Help Services to young people in the area, a Crisis and Home Treatment Service and outreach work for hard to engage young people. There are Mental Health Support Teams in local school and an In-Reach to Bath and North East Somerset Local Authority. We offer a mixed model of treatment with digital and face to face working.

At OHFT we are committed to providing opportunities for flexible working. If you would like to work differently or different hours to those advertised then please get in touch to discussthis 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

  • Eligibility for Section 12 (Mental Health Act 1983) Approval and Approved Clinician status.
  • Eligible for Inclusion on the GMC Specialist Registrar in a psychiatric speciality OR within six months of achieving registration at the time of interview.


  • Higher degree/diploma or equivalent in relevant field of medical or psychological studies
  • Higher specialist training in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in approved training post for a minimum of three years and/or previous consultant experience.
  • Sub-specialty or other specialist clinical training relevant to post.
  • Membership or Fellowship of The Royal College of Psychiatrists


  • Excellent knowledge in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
  • Experience of effective multidisciplinary team working.
  • Experience of effective multiagency partnership at work.
  • Experience in management of children and young people with complex needs spanning multiple agencies, with emerging personality disorders, conduct and behavioural problems.
  • Experience and familiarity with UK health systems and CAMHS services
  • Ability to undertake full range of Consultant responsibilities.


  • Application of evidence-based practice and interest in clinical and policy developments for this care group.
  • Development of multidisciplinary teamwork, close collaboration with Primary Care services, and working with a multiagency approach, including education, health and social care.
  • High training placement in Adolescent Psychiatry

Skills and Knowledge

  • Ability to work within a collaborative multidisciplinary framework, and to share leadership responsibilities with senior colleagues of other professions. The ability to assume a medical leadership role within the team and to work closely with senior managers to implement trust objectives
  • Ability to understand how organisations work most effectively.
  • Commitment to multiagency partnership
  • Ability to promote effective team working
  • The ability to prioritise workload and respond in a timely, flexible manner to requests for consultation from colleagues
  • The ability to use electronic records and diaries
  • Clinical audit
  • Must have excellent skills in communication with patients, relatives/carers, colleagues and staff of other organisations.
  • Experience of Undergraduate and postgraduate medical teaching.
  • Must be skilled in professional collaboration.
  • Experience in supervising basic level psychiatric trainees
  • Must have an interest in and commitment to Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
  • Honesty and integrity
  • High energy levels
  • Flexibility to cope with service change and demanding clinical challenges


  • Relevant experience of administrative and management role or senior medical staff.
  • Teaching qualification

Other requirements

  • Full registration
  • Meet specifications set out in the GMC
  • Independently mobile to travel between base and clinic sites





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