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Consultant Psychiatrist

South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
London (South), London (Greater)
Closing date
4 Mar 2024

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Locum Consultant Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist with Special Interest in Neurodevelopmental Conditions - 6PAs - Fixed Term/12 Months

6 Programmed Activities per week.

Southwark Child & Adolescent Mental Health Neurodevelopmental Service

CAMHS Clinical Academic Group (CAG)

We are seeking a Locum Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist (covering maternity leave)  to join the Southwark Child & Adolescent Mental Health Neurodevelopmental Service

The post holder will join an established Multidisciplinary Team and  support in the leadership and delivery of an effective borough Neurodevelopmental Mental Health Service in accordance with national guidance and guidelines, and in collaboration with other members of the multi-disciplinary team, and other relevant services in the statutory, private, and voluntary sectors.

This Locum Consultant post offers an opportunity to join Southwark CAMHS and the CAMHS Clinical Academic Group of South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, the most comprehensive mental health service for children and young people in the country.

Main duties of the job

This post includes direct clinical activity and SPAs of structured professional activities, during which the post holder will contribute to service development, clinical governance and quality improvement, in addition to completing continuous professional development and pursuing other professional activities.

The main responsibilities of the post include:

  • Assessment and management of children and young people, and to provide psychiatric input for both routine and emergency clinical care.
  • To carry out mental health & risk assessments on children & young people, including with regards to the use of the MHA, as appropriate, and to support the multi-disciplinary team in managing these situations effectively.
  • To assume responsibility for own case list and case management of children and families, in partnership with the MDT
  • To use pharmacological interventions, as appropriate, in partnership with children and their families and networks of care.
  • Supervision of junior medical staff as required.

Working for your organisation

The Trust is a leading mental health service provider working in partnership with the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience as part of the King’s Health Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre.

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

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

The further duties of this post holder includes

  • Participation in training of medical students, psychiatric trainees and multidisciplinary staff.
  • Attending and chairing clinical meetings as timetabled
  • To consider safeguarding issues for each case, as relevant, consulting with other professionals and referring concerns to the appropriate safeguarding teams as required
  • To communicate skilfully, tactfully and sensitively with children, families and other professionals, taking account any potential barrier to communication
  • To maintain the highest standards of clinical record keeping and report writing, according to professional and Trust guidelines, including electronic data entry and recording
  • To work as an autonomous professional, within professional guidelines and the policies and procedures of the Trust and service and provide advice and guidance as appropriate to members of the MDT
  • To link with statutory and voluntary agencies and professionals as well as other CAMHS Teams, as appropriate, in support of referral pathways and joint work.
  • To maintain good relationships and clear lines of communication with other professional agencies and departments, providing specialist advice and support where appropriate.
  • To maintain a high standard of verbal and written communication and to provide continuity of care.
  • Participation in peer and group supervision meetings.
  • Adherence to agreed job plan and appraisal procedures set by the Trust.
  • Maintain GMC registration, maintain a License to Practice and participate in CPD to remain in good standing with the Royal College of Psychiatrists.
  • Maintain Section 12 and Approved Clinician approval. If the appointee is not Section 12 or AC approved, they will be expected to become so as soon as possible
  • Provision of prospective cross cover for colleagues during periods of leave and provision of advice to other CAMHS teams covered.

Please see attached job description and person specification for details

For further details / informal visits contact: Dr Anto Ingrassia - Job title: Lead Clinician and Consultant psychiatrist - Email address: Additional contact information:

Saurabh Dhingra (Sam) (Service Manager) on

Nathan Appasamy (Southwark CAMHS NDS team lead) on


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