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Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist - Mid Bed EB Team

East London NHS Foundation Trust
Bedford, Bedfordshire
£99,532 to £131,964 per annum
Closing date
18 Jun 2024

Consultant Psychiatrist -Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Mid Bedfordshire- Emotional & Behavioural Team

The post-holder is expected to provide senior clinical leadership to Mid Bedfordshire EBT and cover other clinical duties within the wider service together with other Consultant colleagues. Clinical Leadership to the team will be provided by a consultant jointly with a non-medical Clinical Team Lead. The EBTs provide assessment and treatment to a wide range of emotional and behavioural disorders. Each EBT comprises a full range of CAMHS disciplines including child psychotherapy, clinical psychology, family therapy and nursing, as well as child and adolescent psychiatry.

All clinical pathways are made up of a variety of core disciplines

The consultant will be expected to work with local managers and professional colleagues to support the efficient running of the service. Subject to the provisions of terms and conditions of service, the post holder will be expected to observe the agreed policies of the East London Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service and the procedures drawn up in consultation with the profession on clinical matters. The post holder will be expected to adhere to Trust policies.

Main duties of the job

Management duties include:

  • Providing Senior Leadership.
  • Contributing to the planning and on-going development of community services.
  • In partnership with colleagues, developing common clinical policies and guidelines for the teams.
  • Working alongside the Service coordinator to identify areas of unmet need.
  • Collaborating with the Associate Clinical Director and Service Manager in the development of community based services in line with commissioning requirements and service development plan.
  • Active involvement in the Healthcare Governance programme for East London Foundation NHS Trust.
  • With the other child and adolescent psychiatric consultants, participating in the planning, distribution and allocation of clinical, administrative, professional and managerial tasks.
  • Attending and participating in regular meetings as described in the job plan.
  • Recording of clinical activity and prompt submission of returns in line with service requirements.
  • Maintaining accurate, contemporaneous medical notes in line with the Trust's record keeping policy.

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

Please kindly refer to the job description and person specification attached to this vacancy for more details.

Other options other than full-time are available for this post.
Trainees approaching the end of their ST training will also be considered.

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
  • 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




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