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Consultant Child and Adolescent Pyschiatrist - CAISS

Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust
London (Central), London (Greater)
£93,666 to £126,281 a year Per Annum
Closing date
27 Nov 2023

Job Details

This is an established 6PA post working in The Camden Adolescent Intensive Support Team (CAISS). 

This is an exciting opportunity to join an innovative team set up 5 years ago by the Tavistock and Portman to improve care and reduce the need for inpatient treatment for our Camden young people. The team was shortlisted for the team of the year in the London division by the Royal College of Psychiatrist 2023. A current NCEL Service Evaluation shows Camden having the lowest number of inpatient admissions across the collaborative. Our data shows that since CAISS commenced, admissions to inpa-tient units and length of stay have been significantly reduced. 

We pride ourselves on being able to offer eclectic, creative, needs driven and flexible interventions for families and the system they are in. Join us in our aim to continue to drive forward service improvements and initiate more formal research projects. 

Main duties of the job 

CAISS is a nurse led team with the main aim of avoiding unnecessary admissions, re-peat attendances and prevent delayed discharged for 11-18year olds in Camden. The team does this by offering an intensive support packaged tailored by the needs of each young person and their family. The team is responsive and flexible in approach, drawing on various psychological models. proactive in facilitating engagement by meeting with young people and families in the community. The team liaises closely with professional networks to ensure everyone is working together at times of crisis. A bolt on package can be provided to community CAMHS if young person already has a team but risk is escalating. 

The postholder will support clinical decision making both in and out of team meetings, offer consultations to clinicians/networks, help to decide what interventions are of-fered. they will see cases for urgent assessments and consultation. They are part of the senior leadership team, making decisions about team direction and deputises for the team manager when needed. The postholder would offer family work alongside an-other clinician to support care of complex cases. There is the occasional need to take part in Mental Health Act Assessment for team cases during working hours, but there is not an expectation to provide S12 assessments across the wider service or out of hours. 

Please see the attached Job Description and Person specification for more information on the role requirements and duties.

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. 

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. 

Most of the teams are multidisciplinary, with expertise in a range of treatment modali-ties including psychoanalytic psychotherapy, cognitive behaviour therapy, systemic psychotherapy, as well as a wide range of specialist interventions. 

For further details / informal visits contact: 

Amy O'Gorman, Clinical Team Manager
Telephone: 07808896256
Email: AO'

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