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Specialty Doctor

Employer
South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
Location
London (South), London (Greater)
Closing date
21 Dec 2023

Job Details

CAMHS Specialty Doctor in Paediatric Neurodisability - 10PAs - Fixed Term/12 Months

We are delighted to invite applications for one fixed term one year Specialty Doctor post in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry in Child and Adolescent Mental Health / Paediatric Neurodisability / General Practice with experience in mental health (10PAs) to join the established Centre for Interventional Paediatric Psychopharmacology and Rare Diseases (CIPPRD) & CIPP Rett Centre.  We are a national and specialist outpatient Tier 4 Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service. Part time applications will be considered.

We are looking for a highly motivated and dedicated specialty doctor for this fixed term one year post who is committed to providing and maintaining high quality and standard of psychopharmacological service and patient care for children and young people with multiple neuropsychiatric and neurodevelopmental conditions, major mental illness, and rare disease conditions which can be degenerative and life-limiting.

The service provide expert consultation with services nationally on whole-person medicine and integrated mental and physical healthcare.  We are a national specialist psychopharmacology centre which provides whole-person medicine and have excellent links with other national paediatric specialties, brain injury and third sector organisations. We are well-regarded by services and service-users across the UK. 

Main duties of the job

The post holder will provide specialist psychiatric assessments and physical examinations of children with severe and complex neurodevelopmental and / or neuropsychiatric difficulties. They will also follow-up and care co-ordinate these children in the Medication Stabilization and Monitoring Clinic and in the CIPPRD Follow-up Clinic under the supervision of the consultants. The post holder will need to complete online clinical outcomes using the Health Tracker TM, a digital health monitoring platform, along with assisting in collecting psychophysiological measures using non-invasive sensor-based wearables (watches) and review patient reported outcomes routinely, to provide optimal clinical care.

Working for your organisation

Maudsley Hospital (headquarters)

Our Trust headquarters is located at Denmark Hill less than 5 minutes from the train station (zone 2) and is within walking distance from the beautiful green spaces of Ruskin Park and the vibrant high-street that offers great shopping opportunities and with a wide range of restaurants.  The post is based at the Michael Rutter Centre for Children and Young People, Maudsley Hospital. CIPPRD provide services nationally across the UK as well as to our local SLaM boroughs of Croydon, Lambeth, Lewisham, and Southwark.

Flexible working:

As one of the few Trusts in London we are proud to offer flexible working as part of our new ways of working, and we are happy to talk flexible working at the interview stage, giving you the very best of good work life balance.  Typical working hours are 9am – 5pm five days a week full time. (This may include working early mornings, later evenings, or Saturdays as part of the core working hours/working pattern for this post)

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

The appointee will be professionally responsible to The Head and Lead Consultant for the Centre for Interventional Paediatric Psychopharmacology and Rare Diseases.  Effective working relationships between the medical team, the multi-disciplinary team and local service management are essential to the overall effective working of the service.

The post holder will carry out specialist psychiatric assessments and physical examinations of children with severe and complex neurodevelopmental and / or neuropsychiatric difficulties. They will also follow-up and provide care coordination.   The post holder will need to complete online clinical outcomes using the HealthTrackerTM, a digital health monitoring platform, along with assisting in collecting psychophysiological measures using non-invasive sensor-based wearables (watches) and review patient reported outcomes routinely, to provide optimal clinical care.

There are excellent opportunities for professional development including management, training, research, and audit experience. There is also opportunity for teaching locally within the service to multi-disciplinary and medical colleagues, to post-graduates at King’s College London, and to psychiatry trainees on the Maudsley/SLaM training scheme.

Translational research including innovative clinical trials on Rett Syndrome is currently underway in CIPPRD. Opportunities to participate in research are available and encouraged

For further details / informal visits contact: Dr Kitty Kwan - Job title: Kitty.Kwan@slam.nhs.uk - Email address: Kitty.Kwan@slam.nhs.uk - Telephone number: 020 3228 3900

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