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CAMHS Locum Consultant Paediatrician (N&S MCCAED ARFID)

South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
Depending on experience £93,666 - £126,281 per annum pro rata
Closing date
27 Sep 2023
We are inviting applications from an enthusiastic general paediatrician to work with our ARFID Team. Are you someone who enjoys working with young people and families, is a team player, can bring experience of working with young people with a range of health conditions , and is willing to be flexible according to patient need? Do you love to learn and want to make a contribution to developing excellent standards of care? If so, we are keen to meet you!

We are a friendly, fast developing, innovative, national and specialist ARFID Team working with 2 - 17 year olds and their families. We offer an inclusive and supportive team environment and are keen to support your professional development and wellbeing. Our multi-disciplinary team includes Clinical Psychology, Nursing, Dietetic, Psychiatry, CAMHS Practitioner and Paediatric posts, supported by a friendly Admin Team.

Career Progression pathways and development opportunities

We are committed to get the very best out of our staff and support staff in their career aspirations. We have career pathways available, where you will be able to develop your skills and build on your experience to progress into other roles across different specialties. For this role, we offer career pathways including management and research. In addition, we offer ongoing training and development in evidence-based approaches to the assessment and treatment of children and young people with feeding and eating disorders.

Main duties of the job

As a consultant paediatrician you will be making an active contribution to our multi-disciplinary approach to assessment and treatment for young people with ARFID and related eating difficulties. Our interventions are formulation-based and in line with the latest evidence as well as national and international guidance. Our approach involves a combination of mental health, dietetic and medical input, with multi-disciplinary, multi-modal care packages tailored according to individual need. You will be part of a cutting-edge service at the forefront of developments for people with ARFID and committed to improving care for this patient group. You will have the opportunity to be involved in our research and training activities alongside delivering evidence-based interventions. We work hard to involve our service users in efforts to shape and improve what we offer.

Flexible working:

As one of the few Trusts in London we are proud to offer flexible working as part of our new ways of working, and we are happy to talk flexible working at the interview stage. In this role you will be able to work Monday to Friday in the time frames from 09:00 to 17:00. You may also be required to work up until 18:00, or start earlier in the day.

About us

The multi-disciplinary ARFID team is one of the three MCCAED services. We serve our seven local South London boroughs (Lewisham, Southwark, Lambeth, Greenwich, Bexley, Bromley and Croydon) as well as seeing some nationally referred young people. The other two MCCAED services are the outpatient team, primarily seeing young people with anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa, and the Intensive Treatment Programme for young people with restrictive eating disorders.

MCCAED has a strong commitment to developing innovative treatment through systematic research, its work being well known both nationally and internationally. The team provides specialist training opportunities for a range of professionals of all disciplines and offers training to colleagues nationally and internationally.

About our location: Maudsley Hospital

We are based at the Maudsley Hospital, our Trust headquarters, located at Denmark Hill. This is less than 5 minutes from the train station (zone 2) and is within walking distance from the beautiful green spaces of Ruskin park and the vibrant high-street that offers great shopping opportunities and with a wide range restaurants.

The ARFID team is based alongside other SLAM NHS Foundation Trust National and Specialist CAMHS Services, making this a shared centre for excellence in child and adolescent mental health care. In 2023 the new Pears Maudsley Centre will be opening in which leading clinicians and researchers in the field will be based together.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To provide a general paediatric service for patients of the ARFID service with a range of conditions. This includes all aspects of assessment and treatment and relevant management duties for the proper functioning of the
  • To support and advise colleagues in the clinical assessment and care of children/young adults with ARFID
  • To be responsible for out-patient clinic commitments as agreed by the MCCAED and N& S CAMHS management team
  • To support the other senior members of the service in the execution of statutory roles and responsibilities to ensure the organisation meets its responsibilities to safeguard children and young people and meet their health and well-being needs.
  • Help in developing and implementing policies, procedures and audit in partnership with other team and service members and relevant others in the wider organisation.
  • Contribute to the dissemination and implementation of organisational policies and procedures
  • Assess and evaluate information and results of investigations, write reports and present information to others as appropriate
  • Encourage case discussion, reflective practice and monitoring of significant events locally
  • Continue development through a process of supervision, peer review, reflective practice, attendance of training and development opportunities
  • Responsible for covering colleagues periods of annual leave and short-term
  • Clinical and educational supervision of junior medical staff as a shared responsibility with other consultant colleagues as appropriate.
  • Responsible for carrying out teaching, examination and accreditation duties as required and contributing to Continuing Medical Education and clinical governance initiatives.
  • To contribute to departmental research interests in accordance with the Trusts R& D
  • To contribute to service and departmental Audit
  • To take an active role in the formulation, implementation and monitoring of the local Business Plan. This may include assisting with discussions regarding service plans and developments with both internal and external
  • To conduct all activities within the contracted level of service and operating plan for National and Specialist Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services.
  • To exercise professional leadership for all staff working in the specialty. This will include fostering and developing projects focused towards these ends and ensuring that the momentum of post qualification professional education and other appropriate training
  • To work in conjunction with clinical and professional colleagues to ensure that the productivity of staff within the specialty is maintained and their job satisfaction is enhanced. This may include involvement in the appraisal process for junior
  • To undertake appropriate management duties as agreed with the Clinical
  • To be aware of, and comply with, all Trust infection prevention and control policies, to include hand hygiene, personal hygiene, environmental and food hygiene. To undertake annual training/updates in infection prevention and
  • To be accountable for implementation of the Code of Practice within own department/area of
  • To prepare for and undertake the protective interventions that you are responsible for in a manner that is consistent with evidence-based practice and maintaining patient safety.
  • You have a general duty of care for the health, safety and well-being of yourself, work colleagues, visitors and patients within the clinical work setting in addition to any specific risk management or clinical governance accountabilities associated with this post.
  • You are required to observe the rules, policies, procedures and standards of South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust together with all relevant statutory and professional
  • You are required to observe and maintain strict confidentiality of personal information relating to patients and staff.
  • You are required to be responsible, with management support, for your own personal development and to actively contribute to the development of
  • The post holder has an important responsibility for and contribution to make to infection control and must be familiar with the infection control and hygiene requirements of this role. These requirements are set out in the National Code of Practice on Infection Control and in local policies and procedures which will be made clear during your induction and subsequent refresher These standards must be strictly complied with at all times.
  • This post is based on the Denmark Hill site of SLaM, however there may be occasion where the postholder is expected to work on other SLaM sites as and when the service requires

  • Person Specification



    • Registerable medical qualification

    Higher Qualifications


    • MRCPCH or equivalent


    • Other higher degree or diploma (e.g., MD)



    • Full Registration with GMC and Name on Specialist Register or within 6 months of CCT date, and is expected to achieve a CCT

    Training and Experience


    • Wide experience in all aspects of general paediatrics, culminating in award of CCT or equivalent
    • Specialist training in general paediatrics
    • Evidenced Level 3 safeguarding training


    • Evidence of mental health training, or paediatric nutrition or paediatric endocrinology



    • Experience in day to day organisation of general paediatric services in a busy Teaching Hospital


    • Familiar with current structure of Health Service and conversant with recent initiatives and changes

    Management and Leadership


    • Able to demonstrate leadership capability within multi-disciplinary teams


    • Previous experience of service development and managing change in the workplace Management course and/or qualification



    • Thorough understanding of principles of medical audit. Must have undertaken and completed audit projects

    Research and Publications


    • Understanding of clinical research


    • Relevant research experience in one or more aspects of child health
    • Publication of relevant review articles or case reports

    Employer details

    Employer name

    South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust


    Michael Rutter Centre, Maudsley Hospital

    De Crespigny Park,

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