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CAMHS Specialty Doctor in Psychiatry for Child and Adolescent

South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
Depending on experience £52,530 - £82,400 per annum
Closing date
2 Oct 2023
We are delighted to invite applications for an exciting full-time (10PA), Speciality Doctor post in the Maudsley Centre for Child and Adolescent Eating Disorders (MCCAED). This will be a Fixed Term post for 18 months.

MCCAED is situated within the CAMHS Clinical Academic Group of South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, the most comprehensive mental health service for children and young people in the country. This is one of three full-time Speciality Doctor posts within MCCAED.

MCCAED is a nationally recognized example of best practice in specialist outpatient eating disorders care for children and adolescents. Our multidisciplinary team is large, well-established, and cohesive. The service has three main components: a specialist Eating Disorders Clinic (EDC) for children and adolescents from 7 local boroughs a national intensive day service treatment programme for adolescents with Anorexia (ITP) and a new service for children and adolescents with ARFID. This post will be primarily to provide psychiatric and medical support to young people in the Eating Disorders Clinic component of the service.

Dr Mima Simic, Consultant Child and Psychiatrist, and Prof Ivan Eisler, are the Joint Heads of Service. Dr Mima Simic leads the ITP service Dr Darren Cutinha, Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, leads the EDC and Dr Rachel Bryant-Waugh, Consultant Psychologist, leads the ARFID service.

Main duties of the job

This post would be suitable for a wide range of psychiatrists, especially those with a background in eating disorders and / or community CAMHS. In addition to extensive opportunities to develop clinical knowledge, experience and skills in child and adolescent eating disorders, there are also excellent opportunities for quality improvement activities, research, teaching and training.

About us

The post will be located on the Maudsley site, location of our Trust headquarters, which is less than 5 minutes from Denmark Hill train station (zone 2). In the next few months our clinic will be moving from the Michael Rutter Centre to a larger brand new purpose-built clinic with state of the art facilities on the same site called the Pears Maudsley Centre.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The postholder will have the following key areas of responsibility:
  • Assessments and therapeutic work with children, adolescents, and parents
  • Undertake physical examinations and order investigations as required
  • Prescribe and monitor psychotropic medication
  • Co-work with and consult to other colleagues within the team

Person Specification



  • Full Registration with the General Medical Council (GMC) (A/I)
  • MBBS or equivalent (A/I)
  • Membership of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, or equivalent, or in process of completion (A/)
  • Eligible to work in the UK


  • Approved Clinician Status, Section 12(2) Approval under Mental Health Act (A/I)
  • Higher degree in a relevant subject (A/I)
  • Membership of a professional indemnity organisation (A/I)



  • Clinical experience of working with children and adolescents OR in eating disorders (A/I)
  • Competence in physical assessments (A/I)
  • Competence in psychotropic prescribing and monitoring (A/I)
  • Experience of Safeguarding Children framework (A/I)


  • Experience of inpatient or liaison psychiatry, or paediatrics (A/I)
  • Experience of working in a culturally diverse area (A/I)
  • Engagement with Annual Appraisal or equivalent (A/I)

Teaching and Training


  • Experience of multi-disciplinary teaching (A/I)


  • Qualification in Teaching (A/I)



  • Experience of co-operating in Clinical Research (A/I)


  • Presentation at a national or international conference (A/I)
  • Publication in a peer-reviewed journal (A/I)

Quality Improvement


  • Experience of QI activity (A/I)


  • Experience of developing a service component (A/I

Leadership and Management


  • Engagement with Service Improvement / Management (A/I)
  • Experience of Clinical Leadership (A/I)
  • Management / Leadership Training (A/I)

Information Technology Experience and Skills


  • Basic computer skills, including ability to use e-mail and Internet (A/I)

Personal Qualities


  • Excellent communication skills in English (written and verbal)
  • Ability to work within a multi-disciplinary team (A/I)
  • Highest level of integrity and probity (A/I)
  • Enthusiasm and commitment to the NHS (A/I)
  • Capacity to respond positively to the changing NHS environment (A/I)

Employer details

Employer name

South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust


Michael Rutter Centre

DeCrespigny Park



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