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Specialty Doctor in CAMHS Community Eating Disorders

Central & North West London NHS Foundation Trust
£50,373 to £78,759 a year + £2162 London weighting - Pro Rota - Per Annum
Closing date
1 Jun 2023
Job summary

This is a fixed term 12 months post for a CAMHS Specialty Doctor in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry within the CYP Eating Disorders Community Team. The post holder will work alongside a Consultant Psychiatrist in Eating Disorders and a specialist and experienced MDT. The post provides an excellent opportunity to develop knowledge, skills and experience in the assessment and management of eating disorders across the full spectrum of diagnoses and severity, and the in delivery of specialist psychological therapies for eating disorders in children and young people.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will provide psychiatric and medical assessment and management of children and young people with eating disorders receiving care in the CYP outpatient Eating Disorder Service. They will contribute to clinical assessment for new referrals and undertake physical examinations and order investigations as required. The post-holder will provide liaison input to paediatric/medical wards according to MEED guidelines.

About us

Vincent Square Eating Disorder Service is an all age Eating Disorder Service with a vibrant and skilled multidisciplinary team working across a variety of evidence based treatment pathways targeted to the specific needs of different groups of patients. You will have the opportunity to work with committed, innovative and compassionate colleagues, delivering high quality care and treatment at an exciting time of significant investment and expansion of services.

Job description

Job responsibilities


Clinical Work

1. To provide psychiatric and medical assessments of children and adolescents, including prescribing and monitoring medication, working therapeutically with young people and family and supporting delivery of services according to NICE guidelines policies.2. To undertake physical examinations and order investigations as required.3. The post-holder will join other members of the team to provide psychiatric input including assessment and treatment of comorbid mental health disorders.4. To provide clinical assessments for new referrals (typically one or two new assessments weekly).5. To contribute to collection of Clinical Outcome data across the service.6. To liaise with statutory and non-statutory agencies concerning the treatment and management of patients.7. Consultation to other members of the multidisciplinary team, including with respect to the management of risk.8. Actively participate in weekly MDT9. Participate in duty rota (working hours only).10. Good understanding of Clinical Governance requirements and ensuring the service meets standards.11. Preparing assessment reports and other clinical documentation and correspondence as necessary, in accordance with trust policy.12. Liaison input to paediatric/medical wards as needed and sustain good working relationships and effective MEED pathways with Paediatrics.

Person Specification

Education and Qualifications


  • Primary Medical Degree
  • Full GMC Registration
  • GMC Licence to Practise


  • MRCPsych (or equivalent)
  • Section 12 MHA Approved.



  • Minimum 2-years psychiatry, paediatrics or medical practice at SHO level
  • Previous clinical Experience of working with children and adolescents


  • An additional post graduate qualification of relevance to (own specialty)

Experience, Skills and Abilities


  • Excellent communication and empathic skills
  • Demonstrable leadership skills
  • Experience of team working
  • Sound organisational skills
  • Ability to work on own initiative


  • Experience and skills in Eating Disorders

Personal Skills & Qualities


  • Excellent communication and empathic skills
  • Experience of team working
  • Sound organisational skills
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Ability to learn new skills needed for the post



  • Commitment to Continuing Personal Development
  • Commitment to multi-disciplinary team working
  • Ability to understand and implement the Equal Opportunities Policy at a level appropriate to the job.


  • Contribution to the development of a service
  • Effective teaching skills

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