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Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist - FMHT

Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust
London (Central), London (Greater)
Depending on experience
Closing date
27 Nov 2023

Job Details

Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist for the Family Mental Health Team

24 Hours / 6 PAs Per Week

Are you a child and adolescent psychiatrist with a passion for therapeutic work with children and young people, who’s interested in being part of a dynamic and innovative CAMHS team? This is an exciting opportunity to join a well-established, diverse, and supportive CAMHS team, which is truly multidisciplinary.

FMHT has upwards of thirty trainees and students on placement, from our MA training programs in systemic family therapy, social work, clinical psychology, and child psychotherapy, as well as recruit to train CBT and SFP practitioners, CWPs, an eating disorder/Arfid service, and specialist Refugee workers. Being closely linked with our Department of Education and Training means that staff as well as students can ac-cess a wide variety of inhouse CPD opportunities.

Candidates are requested to use the section "Supporting Information" on the application form to set out their reasons for applying and their suitability, referring to the per-son specification, for this post.

Main duties of the job

  1. To provide the child and adolescent psychiatry contribution to the multidisciplinary team including consultation and support to the team.
  2. Attend weekly team meetings and contribute to the Assessment Clinics.
  3. Provide psychiatric assessments including assessment of risk to self and others as part of the integrated MDT team, in a range of settings as required.
  4. Take part in Mental Health Act assessments if required on cases on case-load during working hours.
  5. Provide consultation to other members of the team regarding cases held by the team, and psychiatric input to these cases.
  6. To hold a caseload of cases generally of high complexity, usually jointly with other team members, and provide psychopharmacology if appropriate.
  7. To provide high quality psychiatric reports, which are accessible to a multi-agency audience, to assist other agencies to plan their service considering a child or young person’s mental health difficulties.
  8. To contribute to data collection, audit, QI and outcome monitoring.
  9. Provide medical and non-medical interventions alongside team colleagues, join multidisciplinary reviews, and develop clear co-created care plans.
  10. To be an active member of the senior staff group within the team and undertake leadership and service development duties as required.

Working for your organisation

The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust (T&P) are the main provider of CAMHS Services to Camden and provide a range of regional and national mental health services.

The Education and Training Directorate provide training for clinicians, social workers, nurses, teachers and many other professionals. The clinician-tutor model and multidisciplinary approach ensures courses are relevant, transformative, and empowering. There are 3 service Lines within the Trust: Community and Integrated, Complex Mental Health and Gender. The Autism and LD service comes under the Complex Mental Health Service Lin.

Overall, there are 30 multidisciplinary teams in the Trust providing services from pre-birth up to the age of 25. There are 30 Medical Consultants in the Trust. The services cover generic whole area child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) through to highly specialist local and national services.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities
Please see the attached Job Description and Person specification for more information on the role requirements and duties.

For further details / informal visits contact:
Milos Djordjevic, Team Manager/Senior Clinical Social Worker
Telephone: 0208 938 2536

For further information about the post please contact:
Dr Sarah Wynick, Head of Child Psychiatry 020 8938 2465

For further information and to apply please click the Apply button.

Interviews will be held on 12th or 14th December 2023.


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