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Consultant Psychiatrist - Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

East London NHS Foundation Trust
£93,666 to £126,281 per annum
Closing date
9 Jan 2024
Newham CAMHS are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated Consultant in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

This 10PA post is based in the Neurodevelopmental Team, which provides assessment and treatment to young people (0-17 years) with ADHD and presenting with mental health conditions and severely challenging behaviour related to learning disabilities and/or Autistic Spectrum Disorder. You will be the co team lead alongside a consultant psychologist and will be joining a friendly and supportive team of consultant psychiatrists.

As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us and for our patients, and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement whether that's job share, part time or another flexible pattern.

As part of the relocation scheme we presently have, the Trust could support you with offering up to £10,000 for removal and associated expenses. This is subject to change and terms and conditions apply.

Main duties of the job

We were inspected by CQC in June 2016 and January 2022 and received an outstanding rating for the Trust. We have been rated as the best place to work in mental health in the UK by the Health Service Journal and have received very high ratings in the national staff survey for staff being able to make a change at work.
  • To undertake the administrative duties associated with the care of patients using the Trust's clinical record keeping system.
  • To record clinical activity accurately and comprehensively and submit this promptly to the Information Department.
  • To participate in service and business planning activity for the locality and, as appropriate, for the whole mental health service.
  • To attend and participate in the academic programme of the Trust, including lectures and seminars as part of the internal CPD programme.
  • To attend the monthly CAMHS Consultant meetings and other relevant professional meetings.
  • To maintain professional registration with the General Medical Council, Mental Health Act Section 12(2) approval, and to abide by professional codes of conduct.
  • To participate annually in a job plan review with the clinical manager, which will include consultation with a relevant manager in order to ensure that the post is developed to take into account changes in service configuration and delivery associated with modernisation.

About us

Our mission is to make a positive difference to people's lives by improving the quality of life for all we serve. Our values are: We Care, We Respect, We are Inclusive - so we are looking for people who live and breathe these qualities when supporting service users and carers, and in their relationships with colleagues in the Trust and our partner organisations.

Job description
Job responsibilities

For further information relating to this vacancy please see attached job description and person specification.

Person Specification
  • Full GMC registration
  • MRCPsych parts 1& 2 or equivalent
  • Eligibility for inclusion on the Specialist Register or CCT in appropriate specialty (or within 6 months) and experience of both CAMHS and LD.
  • Section 12 approved and Approved Clinician status or willing to apply for approval
  • Higher academic degree
  • Possesses an extensive range of clinical knowledge and excellent clinical skills
  • Concerned to maintain and develop this knowledge
  • Displays sound professional judgement
  • Exercises sound clinical risk management
  • Sees patients within an holistic context
  • Creative in the design and implementation of treatment programmes
  • Appreciation and understanding of transcultural and gender issues in psychiatry
  • Shows an approach based on critical enquiry and evidence based practice
  • Able to balance competing demands and prioritise
  • Experience of assessment and management of CYP with Intellectual Disability, ASD and comorbid mental health disorder in community setting.
  • Higher training in a specific psychotherapeutic treatment or modality eg. Family Therapy, CBT, individual or group psychotherapy.
Communication and Interpersonal Skills
  • Strong leadership and co-ordination skills with ability to direct and organise teams
  • Excellent communication skills with a range of different people
  • Ability to build effective relationships with patients, families, colleagues and other professionals
  • Ability to cope with considerable pressure and adapt to constant change and new demands
  • Shows enthusiasm and initiative in pursuing innovation and the highest standards for patients, juniors, colleagues and the organisation
  • Experience of teaching in small groups and lecturing
  • Commitment to both undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, academic and clinical
  • Familiarity with problem based learning approaches
  • Enthusiastic and organised approach to audit and quality assurance
  • Ability to operate effectively in a committee
  • Training in management skills
  • Experience of management of a clinical area
  • Experience in a research project
  • Publication accepted by peer review journals in a relevant academic field
Travel requirements
  • Ability to travel to other venues in the community including patients' homes
  • Driving Licence
  • Meets professional health requirements
  • Adherence to the highest ethical and professional standards

Employer details
Employer name

East London NHS Foundation Trust


Newham CAMHS

York House, 411 Barking Road


E13 8AL

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