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CAMHS consultant - crisis team

Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Depending on experience
Closing date
19 Mar 2024

Consultant Psychiatrist, Full time, Permanent, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Walsall.

You are invited to join a friendly and motivated Medical team within the Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust. Your post will be based between 2 localities - (Sandwell, Walsall, Dudley and Wolverhampton). The choice of locality can be negotiated following offer of post.

The post will cover community assessment, treatment and psychiatric care for Children and Young people presenting in mental health crisis. There are on call commitments to this post. You will be clinically responsible for patients within Crisis team across 2 locality. You will be part of an established MDT that includes nurses, Allied Health Professionals and support staff. The post has support of a specialty doctor in each locality.

Main duties of the job

Provide and support the development of specialist psychiatric services to Children and Young people presenting with acute mental illness and mental health crisis, to help safeguard the wellbeing of vulnerable Children and Young people, to comply with confidentiality policies and to record activity accurately and comprehensively.

Assess and treat children and young people in out-patients setting with acute mental illness and behaviour disorders in line with NICE guidance, best practice and Trust policies, thereby preventing inpatient psychiatric admission where possible.

Work closely with Multidisciplinary team to deliver holistic care and provide clinical leadership within the team.

Support the care of Children and Young people with acute mental illness and crisis by developing strong partnership with other agencies and services, including education, social care, primary care and voluntary agencies.

Contribute to clinical leadership within the Trust wide Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service, including participating in the governance structures.

About us

Employees, workers, and / or contractors will be expected to uphold the values of the Trust and exhibit the expected Trust behaviours aligned to the Trust's values. Individuals have a responsibility to ensure that they display the Trust values and behaviours in carrying out their job and that individuals feel able to challenge (or raise a challenge) when other colleagues' behaviours breach the spirit of Trust values.

Job description
Job responsibilities

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

For a more detailed breakdown of the job description and person specification please see the attached documents for the post

Person Specification

  • MSCPsych


  • MSCPsych




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