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Consultant in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Employer
Government of Jersey
Location
Jersey
Salary
Depending on experience £102,090 - £152,196 per annum
Closing date
19 Dec 2023

Job Details

Following a significant redesign, and a new model of care which will support all children and young people to thrive, Jersey CAMHS we are looking to recruit two consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists to join our multi-disciplinary team. The successful applicants will join the two existing consultants. This is an exciting time to join CAMHS with the launch of the service redesign and significant investment into the service.Situated just 40 minutes flying time from London with excellent transport links to Europe the small beautiful Island of Jersey enjoys great weather, sandy beaches surrounded by soaring cliffs and offers a healthy work-life balance. There are excellent opportunities for a wide range of outdoor activities including sailing, diving, kayaking and paddle boarding. Jersey has the ideal lifestyle and work environment. An exciting opportunity has arisen for the successful applicant to relocate to the Island.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 encourage to develop a special interest and take a clinical lead in one of the following areas

Eating Disorders

Crisis Intervention

Neurodevelopmental Disorders

Transition

Main duties of the job

The service has expanded and continues to develop its service delivery to meet the needs of the community. As a senior clinician you will have opportunity to shape the service and influence child mental health more widely on the island.Full travelling expenses are paid from a UK port of entry, with a generous relocation package available and the appointee may take advantage of Jersey taxation policies. The post attracts residential qualifications and Jersey has excellent affordable private education for children. Under Jersey Law, applicants must possess FULL registration with the General Medical Council and hold a licence to practise.The States of Jersey is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable people (to include children) and requires all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. As this position will work with vulnerable people, the selection process will involve safeguarding measures and include an enhanced DBS check.If you would like to discuss the post informally or arrange a visit please contact: Dr Catherine Keep Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist & Clinical Lead Phone: 01534 445 030 Email: c.keep@health.gov.jeorDr Darren Bowring Associate Director for Childrens Mental Health and Wellbeing Government of Jersey Children, Young People, Education and SkillsPhone: 01534 445 030 Email: d.bowring@health.gov.je

About us

Situated just 40 minutes flying time from London with excellent transport links to Europe the small beautiful Island of Jersey enjoys great weather, sandy beaches surrounded by soaring cliffs and offers a healthy work-life balance. There are excellent opportunities for a wide range of outdoor activities including sailing, diving, kayaking and paddle boarding. Jersey has the ideal lifestyle and work environment. An exciting opportunity has arisen for the successful applicant to relocate to the Island.

The service has expanded and continues to develop its service delivery to meet the needs of the community. As a senior clinician you will have opportunity to shape the service and influence child mental health more widely on the island.

Full travelling expenses are paid from a UK port of entry, with a generous relocation package available and the appointee may take advantage of Jersey taxation policies. The post attracts residential qualifications and Jersey has excellent affordable private education for children. Under Jersey Law, applicants must possess FULL registration with the General Medical Council and hold a licence to practise.

Job description
Job responsibilities

This job description is intended as a guide to the general scope of duties and is not intended to be definitive or restrictive. It is anticipated that some of the duties will change over time with the expansion and restructuring of the team and this description will be subject to review in consultation with the post holder.

The post holders will be part of the CAMHS team and with the other CAMHS consultants. They will be expected to take on the full range of duties including the routine and emergency diagnosis and management of child and adolescent with significant mental health problems, the support of other team members and providing consultation and advice to other agencies. However with the expansion of the consultant team we would encourage the post holder to have a special interest and provide clinical leadership to one of developing pathways including (but not exclusively).

Crisis Intervention (including Duty & Assessment)

Eating Disorders

Neurodevelopmental Pathway

Transition

The service continues to develop its service delivery to meet the increasing demands and complexity of presentation within the community and there is current a major expansion and redesign of CAMHS services following a significant investment in CAMHS through the Government Plan. As a senior clinician you will have opportunity to not only help shape the service but also to influence child mental health more widely on the island.

The multi-disciplinary team is operationally managed through the Children, Young People and Educations Services Directorate. Medical staff are line managed through the Medical Director structure of Health and Community Services (this includes Appraisal and Revalidation, annual leave and study leave policies and approval).

Place of Work

The CAMHS clinics are based at Liberte House, St Helier which is in the main town. It is co-located with Childrens Social Care and the Children and Families Hub. The post-holder may also be required to see Children and Young People who have been admitted to Jersey General Hospital or Orchard House (adult mental health in-patient facility).

In-Patient Provision

There is no designated inpatient provision but the team provide flexible intensive packages of care for children and young people with severe or complex mental health difficulties. The packages of care can be provided both for assessment and treatment. The programmes are set up jointly with other services including Paediatrics, Adult Mental Health and Childrens Services (Social Care).

The Paediatric and Adult Mental Health teams are supportive in providing in-patient facilities and both the paediatric ward (Robin Ward) and acute adult mental health ward (Orchard House) are used for young people who require admission.Robin Ward will admit young people up to their 17th birthday. The postholder will be clinically responsible for young people admitted to Robin Ward and Orchard House under their care and will be expected to undertake reviews of these patients.

All those under 16, and most under 18 admitted to Orchard House are cared for separately to the other in-patients if possible or are under continuous observation for safeguarding reasons. There is a new provision currently being built which will provide facilities for young people to be admitted to an area separate from the main ward. It is anticipated that this may become available from December 2023.

When necessary young people can be transferred to the UK for inpatient treatment.

Person Specification
Qualifications
Essential
  • Recognised Primary Medical Degree
  • Full GMC Registration & License to Practice
  • Registered on the GMC Specialist Register or CCT in Child and Adolescent
  • Psychiatry (or within 6 months of this at the time of interview) or equivalent (which must be confirmed by GMC)
  • Higher speciality training or equivalent experience
  • Eligibility for Section 12 approval (Mental Health Law Approval)
Desirable
  • MRCPsych or equivalent
  • Relevant higher degree, e.g. MD. PhD, MSc or other additional clinical qualifications
  • Section 12 approval or equivalent
  • Dual accreditation e.g. Forensic, Learning Disability
Experience
Essential
  • Experience of assessing and treating children and young people in acute and community psychiatric settings
  • Specialty experience CAMHS
  • Experience in crisis work
Desirable
  • Wide range of specialist experience relevant to the post
  • Experience of working with young people at risk of offending or who have offended
  • Experience of working young people who misuse alcohol or substances
  • Experience of working with young people with Eating Disorders
  • Experience of working with Neurodevelopmental Disorders


Employer details
Employer name

Health and Community Services

Address

Government Of Jersey

19-21 Broad Street

St. Helier

Jersey

Channel Islands

JE2 3RR


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