Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist

Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£93,666 to £126,281 pro rata, per annum
Closing date
8 Oct 2023

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Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist on the Mildred Creak Unit (10PAs)

Substantive post

An exciting opportunity has opened up within the Psychological and Mental Health Services (PAMHS) at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children in this well established post. This offers candidates the chance to work as the consultant psychiatrist and service lead in this inpatient unit for children aged 7-14 at an international centre of excellence.

The successful applicant will lead on the assessment and treatment of the 10 patients on the MCU. Particular patient groups include eating disorders, severe functional/psychosomatic presentations and a range of other severe/complex clinical presentations including Mood and Anxiety disorders, ASD, Severe OCD and Early onset psychosis. The postholder will also lead on managing referrals to the unit and will attend a weekly NHS England referral meeting as well as chairing a fortnightly MCU referral meeting.

The MCU Consultant oversees the care of all the patients and Chairs the weekly Ward Round as well as weekly Review/CPA/Network Meetings.

The successful applicant will supervise the Core Trainee and the Higher Trainee on MCU and work alongside a highly experienced MDT.

The applicant will also be expected to provide psychiatric liaison input to the wider hospital with the Mental Health Liaison Team.

Main duties of the job

This is a 10 PA (programmed activities) post for a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist and clinical lead on the Mildred Creak Unit (MCU). The post is based in Psychological and Mental Health Services (PAMHS) at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children. This is a longstanding, well-established full-time post at GOSH. The trust is developing a Mental Health Liaison Team and the successful applicant will be asked to dedicate clinical time to this service (anticipated a minimum of 1PA).

The MCU is a Children's Inpatient Unit for young people aged 7-14. There are currently 7 inpatient beds and 3 day places but the unit is due to move in 2023 to a newly built unit in the Southwood building, where there will be 8 inpatient places and 2 day places

About us

GOSH is committed to recruiting the best person for the job, based solely on their ability and individual merit as measured against the criteria for the role through a process that is fair, open, consistent and free from bias and discrimination.

We are committed to being a diverse and inclusive employer and foster a culture where all staff are valued, respected and acknowledged. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, disability status or length of time spent unemployed.

We particularly welcome applications from BAME communities, people with disabilities and/or long-term health conditions and LGBT+ community members.

We have policies and procedures in place to ensure that all applicants and employees are treated fairly and consistently. We are proud to be accredited as a Disability Confident Employer, a member of Business Disability Forum and a Stonewall Diversity Champion.

We have active and Executive supported BAME, LGBT+ and Allies, Disability and Long-Term Health Conditions and Women's staff networks. Staff networks are employee-led groups formed around interests, issues and a common bond or background. Staff network members create a positive and inclusive work environment at Great Ormond Street Hospital by actively contributing to the Trust's mission, values and efforts specific to inclusion. All of our staff networks are open to any employee.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The full job description provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role.

The Person Specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience and knowledge required.

Person Specification

GOSH Culture and Values


  • Always welcoming
  • Always helpful
  • Always expert
  • Always one team
  • Knowledge and understanding of diverse backgrounds and perspectives
  • Understanding of Diversity and Inclusion challenges in the workplace
  • Demonstrable contribution to advancing Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace

Academic/Professional qualification/Training


  • GMC specialist registration with a Licence to Practice (obtained by designated start date)
  • MRCPsych or equivalent
  • CCT/CCST (or within 6 months at time of interview) or equivalent training and experience (eligible for CESR)
  • Section 12 approval


  • Higher degree - PhD, MD or equivalent
  • Formal teaching qualification
  • Leadership qualification



  • Relevant experience in inpatient, liaison and eating disorder psychiatry
  • Experience of teaching students and multi-disciplinary team
  • Experience of leading in Clinical Audit processes
  • Awareness of the importance of Clinical Governance through experience of participating in quality or safety improvement projects


  • Published research in peer reviewed journals in relevant area
  • Experience of recruiting patients to clinical research trials
  • Experience of working in shared care clinics and clinical networks
  • Experience of clinical leadership or management



  • High level written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to organise and prioritise own workload
  • Ability to work under pressure in a multi-disciplinary environment
  • Presentation skills
  • Understanding and proven ability to apply research findings in a clinical/organisational context
  • Excellent interpersonal and negotiating skills
  • Ability to work on own initiative within an ever changing environment.


  • Leadership skills

Employer details

Employer name

Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust


Mildred Creak Unit, Great Ormond Street Hospital

Great Ormond Street



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