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Consultant in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry - Poole CAMHS

Dorset Healthcare University NHS Foundation Trust
£93,666 to £126,281 a year pa
Closing date
4 Jul 2024

Job Details

This is an exciting opportunity to recruit a full time Consultant in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry to work in Poole.

The post is based in the coastal town and seaport in the south of Dorset.

The post holder will work 10 PA within the Poole core CAMHS team alongside 0.8 WTE Specialist doctor (SASG) and provide comprehensive community-based services to young people up to the age of 18 registered with general practitioners within the area. We will consider applications for less than full time and flexible working.

The postholder will be expected to maintain Section 12 (2) and be an Approved Clinician.

Alongside our great career development and commitment to flexible working, we can offer:

-Relocation:we can provide a generous relocation package of up to £10,000 if you are interested in moving to our beautiful county

- Recruitment and Retention:apayment of £10,000 to be paid in monthly instalments for the first year of employment

- A commitment to flexible working: we would love to hear from you to discuss how together we might design this role around you and your specialist interests. We are committed to enabling flexible working and would welcome a discussion on how this could be achieved for you.

Main duties of the job

This full time opportunity is based in Poole and the service is located on Shaftesbury Road opposite Poole General Hospital.

Everyday you'll have the opportunity to make a long-lasting difference and the privilege of working with young people in the local community. You'll encounter stimulating challenges and endless rewards opportunities to create change and transform lives teams fuelled by collaboration and a culture that fosters innovation and values a diverse and inclusive workplace.

The postholder will be expected to maintain Section 12 (2) and be an Approved Clinician.

Candidates for Consultant posts must also be on the GMC Specialist Register (including via CESR/European Community Rights) or will have a CCT/CESR(CP) date within 6 months of interview.

Please visit our Microsite for more information regarding our Trust.

About us

At Dorset HealthCare we're on a mission to empower people to make the most of their lives through our outstanding, joined-up healthcare services. We're a dynamic, forward-looking Trust, running 12 community hospitals, specialist inpatient facilities and a wide range of integrated community and mental health services for a population of almost 800,000 people.

We do things differently here - it's one of the reasons the CQC rated us 'outstanding' in 2019. It's also why 95% of patients across our services say they have a good or very good experience of our services and 89% of staff feel they can really make a difference. Whether you're looking to work with us in one of our bustling market towns, vibrant urban locations, thriving seaside spots, or among the rolling hills of Dorset, there are lots of ways you can make a difference in our communities.

Our 7,000-strong workforce is at the heart of what we do and our success is a testament to our brilliant people. We're all about building a workplace for the future, we believe in equal opportunities and we celebrate diversity. We're an inclusive workplace, where everyone is welcome, everyone can be authentic, and we are all encouraged to be the best version of ourselves.

Working with us you'll be part of a strong team, challenge yourself, build a career, and teach us what we don't know. And you'll be working towards our vision to be better every day through excellence, compassion and expertise in all we do.

Job description
Job responsibilities

For the main duties and responsibilities for this role please read the attached job description and person specification. When completing your application please ensure your supporting statement reflects the criteria set out in these documents by showing how your experience and skills apply to this post.

Person Specification

  • General medical Qualification e.g. MBBS, or equivalent and hold a Licence to Practise.
  • MRCPsych or recognised equivalent, e.g. membership of a psychiatry college in another country.



  • Qualification or higher degree in medical education, clinical research or management.
  • Additional clinical qualification.




  • Must be in possession or within 6 months of possession of a CCT in Psychiatry or on Specialist Register in Psychiatry.
  • On Specialist Register in enter specialism Psychiatry.
  • Section 12(2) approval and Approved Clinician approval or ability to obtain approval before starting post




  • Experience of medicine outside psychiatry e.g. general practice, medicine.

Clinical Skills, Knowledge & Experience



  • Excellent knowledge in specialty
  • Evidence of effective multidisciplinary team involvement.
  • Excellent clinical skills using bio-psycho-social perspective and wider medical knowledge.
  • Able to meet duties under MHA and MCA.
  • Make decisions based on evidence and experience including contribution of others.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.




  • Teaching Experience.
  • Wide range of specialist and sub-specialist experience relevant to post within the NHS or comparable service.

Dorset HealthCare Values



  • Understand the importance of working with managers in the interest of goo patient care
  • Able to manage priorities.
  • Evidence of management/Leadership skills training.




  • Previous management experience including that of other junior medical staff.

Leadership Skills



  • Understand principles of leadership and give examples of leadership in own practice.
  • Able to provide clinical leadership to a multi-disciplinary team.

Clinical Governance



  • An understanding of the importance of Clinical Governance in the NHS organisations and importance in patient care.
  • Awareness of current issues in mental health service provision, policy and legislation

Self Awareness



  • To have an understanding of own strengths and weaknesses and how these attributes affect professional functioning
  • To have an understanding of the stresses involved in being a consultant psychiatrist and how to manage these appropriately.

Supervision of Junior medical Staff



  • Knowledge of requirements for supervision and appraisal of junior medical staff.
  • Approved educational supervisor training.

Research and Audit



  • Experience of carrying out an audit project.
  • Approved educational supervisor training.

Research and Audit



  • Experience of carrying out an audit project.
  • Experience or involvement in a research project and publication.
  • Ability to supervisor junior medical staff undertaking research projects.




  • Published audit project
  • Ability to critically appraise published research.


Employer details
Employer name

Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust


Poole Community Health Clinic

Shaftesbury Road


BH15 2NT

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