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Consultant Psychiatrist in CAMHS - Middlesbrough

Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
£93,666 to £126,281 a year
Closing date
10 May 2024

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This is an exciting opportunity for a child and adolescent consultant psychiatrist to become involved in transformation and leadership within a forward looking CAMHS service. We are keen to shape the post to fit the needs of the right applicant and to support them in developing their interests within our broad portfolio of services.

Durham Tees Valley Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services work with children and young people up to the age of 18 across Getting Help, Getting More help and neurodevelopmental assessment teams. Generic teams are closely linked with LD CAMHS, Eating Disorders and Forensic CAMHS. The out of hours activity is supported by dedicated CAMHS crisis team, which operates on 24/7 basis and provides extended crisis input as well as home treatment options as an alternative to hospital admissions.

The Middlesbrough Children and Young Peoples Service is based at The Rosewood centre on the site of Acklam Road Hospital, which is also the base for many specialist child and adolescent mental health services, alongside a child and adolescent inpatient suite. This allows for good working links with colleagues across specialities.

The post holder will have responsibility for the assessment and management of mental and/or behavioural needs of children and young people presenting with mental disorder and requiring assessment for neurodevelopmental needs.

There are opportunities to become a GMC registered trainer e.g., clinical and / or educational supervisor.

Main duties of the job

The post holder is expected to offer mental health assessment, psychiatric opinions, diagnosis and holistic care plans for patients up to the age of 18, referred to them in hours and when on call. In Middlesbrough GMH team initial assessments are undertaken by the wider MDT. Consultants will only see new patients who specifically require psychiatric input.

Direct patient contact would include new patients to service, new psychiatric assessments and review appointments. Main conditions would be expected to include ADHD, ASD, Anxiety Disorders, Mood Disorders, Eating Disorders, Tic Disorders, Psychosis, Self-harm, Conduct Disorder and Sleep disorders.

The Children and Young Peoples Service uses the Care Programme Approach (CPA) and has a relevant all-age Trust policy. The majority of young patients are managed on Standard Care, there is a minority who require management using CPA. The post holder would be Care Coordinator for some patients and operate as Lead Professional or Co-worker for the remainder.

Clinical work would be expected to be carried out predominantly within the clinical base at the Rosewood Centre in Middlesbrough but may occur within other settings. There will also be infrequent occasions when young people need to be seen in other settings such as the acute hospital, police station or a residential placement.

About us

We are one of the largest specialist mental health and learning disabilities trusts in the country, with an annual income of £320m and a workforce of some 6,700 staff operating from around 100 sites in Durham, Teesside, North Yorkshire and York and Selby. We provide a range inpatient and community services to 2m people living in County Durham, the Tees Valley, Scarborough, Whitby, Ryedale, Harrogate, Hambleton and Richmondshire.

We are a multi-award winning trust and are included within the Health Service Journals Best 100 Places to Work. The trust take a positive and proactive approach to support staff in their personal development and has embedded the Talent Management approach within the Trust, with the vision of helping people to be as good as they can be, helping TEWV to do things better.

Psychiatrists are essential contributors to the majority of our mental health teams. Service users expect and are justified to expect collaborative relationships with dedicated psychiatrists who work consistently as part of effective services. Our medical staffing shortage puts strain on services and puts strain on workforce wellbeing and costs extend beyond the financial. The Medical Directorate and Medical Development Team are striving to improve medical workforce recruitment and retention in a variety of ways and the cornerstone of these efforts is The TEWV Charter for the Medical Workforce. (Please see attached Supporting Document).

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached job description for further information on this post. Please note the job description is currently waiting approval from the Royal College.

Person Specification



  • Reflects on own performance and behaviour, seeking and acting on feedback. Able to influence and persuade to improve services Able to take on leadership role in multidisciplinary team. Knowledge of structure and management of the NHS and the Trust. Shows commitment to quality through knowledge of quality improvement and lean thinking methodology OR able to achieve within one year of appointment Able to adapt to and lead service change.


  • Able to take on a leadership role outside the multidisciplinary team. Understanding of NHS & wider health economy and its implications for the work of the Trust. Trained to standard equivalent to level 2 in TEWV Trust Quality improvement system

Academic Skills & Lifelong Learning


  • Able to deliver undergraduate or postgraduate teaching and training Participated in continuous professional development Participated in research or service evaluation. Able to use and appraise clinical evidence. Has actively participated in clinical audit.


  • Able to plan and deliver undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and training relevant to this post Reflected on purpose of CPD undertaken Experienced in clinical research and / or service evaluation. Evidence of achievement in education, research, audit and service improvement: awards, prizes, presentations and publications. Has led clinical audits leading to service change



  • MB BS or equivalent medical qualification.
  • Fully registered with the GMC with a licence to practise at the time of appointment.


  • Qualification or higher degree in medical education, clinical research or management.
  • MRCPsych or equivalent postgraduate qualification.
  • Approved Clinician Status and Section 12 Status OR be able to achieve within 3 months.

Clinical Knowledge & Skills


  • Excellent knowledge in specialty Excellent clinical skills using bio-psycho-social perspective and wide medical knowledge Excellent oral and written communication skills in English Able to manage clinical complexity and uncertainty Makes decisions based on evidence and experience including the contribution of others Able to meet duties under MHA and MCA


  • Wide range of specialist and sub-specialist experience relevant to post within NHS or comparable service



  • Describe your clinical experience relevant to this job role


  • Any other experience that may be applicable





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