CAMHS Consultant Psychiatrist Enhanced Treatment Service (ETS)

South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
Depending on experience £93,666- £126,281 per annum
Closing date
3 Dec 2023

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The Trust has an exciting opportunity for a full time Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist to join the National and Specialist CAMHS Enhanced Treatment Service (ETS). The post holder will develop, co-lead and deliver an alternative to inpatient care for adolescents in collaboration with other members of the multidisciplinary team and the incumbent consultant psychiatrist.

This service operates alongside existing inpatient teams that are part of the South London Partnership, including the Snowsfields Adolescent Unit (SAU), Bethlem Adolescent Unit (BAU), Bethlem Adolescent Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit (BAPICU) and Aquarius Unit, at Springfield Hospital, for eligible young people.

The service incorporates elements of home treatment, day care and intensive case management and acts as an alternative care pathway for young people with severe mental disorder who would otherwise require treatment in hospital. Referrals are received via two route either from wards to offer a supported discharge intervention aimed at facilitating early discharge and re-integration to life in the community or from community CAMHS teams as an alternative to admission.

The post involves outreach work in the community. The team base is in the CAMHS Crisis Hub at the Maudsley hospital. Equal weight is also given to supporting young people on the CAMHS wards and hospital school at the Bethlem Royal Hospital site too.

The post involves outreach work in the community and although the team base in the CAMHS Crisis Hub at the Maudsley hospital equal weight if given to supporting young people on the CAMHS wards and hospital school at the Bethlem Royal Hospital site.

Main duties of the job

This 10 PA post is split into DCC and SPA sessions: 6 PAs with the NDT, of which 1PA is allocated to the ADHD treatment team, and 4PAs with the Crisis Team. It is expected that 0.5 PA or less will be with the Intake team to support assessment clinics (within the time already allocated).

The post benefits from 2.5 SPA time (in total, pro rata) - structured professional activities, during which the post holder will contribute to service development, research clinical governance and quality improvement, in addition to completing continuous professional development and pursuing other professional activities. Please see notional timetable below for how this could be split.

About us

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 8am to 6pm, giving you the very best of good work life balance. The post will involve some home working, with equipment provided as required.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Key Responsibilities:

1) Assessment and management of children and young people, and to provide psychiatric input for both routine and emergency clinical care. 2) Supervision of junior medical staff. It is expected the post holder will be an accredited clinical supervisor or will become so if not already.3) Attending and chairing clinical meetings as timetabled.4) Liaising and communicating with the MDT, other professionals, teams and agencies.5) Strong clinical leadership

6) Provision of advice to other CAMHS teams.

7) Participation in peer and group supervision meetings.

8) Participation in training of medical students, psychiatric trainees and multidisciplinary staff.

9) Adherence to agreed job plan and appraisal procedures set by the Trust.

11) Maintain GMC registration, maintain a License to Practice and participate in CPD to remain in good standing with the Royal College of Psychiatrists. If required, the post holder will be supported to join or develop a local peer group for CPD purposes.

11) Maintain Section 12 and Approved Clinician approval. If the appointee is not Section 12 or AC approved, they will be expected to become so as soon as possible.12) Cover for colleagues is prospective.

Please refer to the job description for a full description of the role.

Person Specification



  • MRCPsych membership or equivalent
  • Full GMC Registration with a License to Practice
  • (Eligibility for) Section 12 approval and Approved Clinician status. If not yet S12/AC approved this would not preclude appointment if otherwise suitable, but gaining such approval must be a priority


  • Higher degree/Research qualifications
  • Higher management qualifications

Training and Experience


  • Experience in inpatient/assertive community based Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Experience of assessing and managing complex co-morbidities


  • Trained in ADI and ADOS
  • Training in investigation of complaints and SIs (

Clinical Skills


  • Excellent leadership skills
  • Excellent adolescent psychiatric assessment skills
  • Good ability to relate to children, adolescents and parents
  • Good ability to work in a team setting
  • Understanding of safeguarding
  • Ability to assess capacity and consent
  • Understanding of how complaints and serious incidents are managed
  • Up-to-date knowledge and fitness to practice
  • Expertise in the use and application of The Mental Health Act in children and young people


  • Experience of leading audit or QI projects
  • Evidence of involvement with business planning of clinical services

Management / Audit


  • Participation in audit or QI in clinical posts


  • Experience of leading audit or QI projects
  • Evidence of involvement with business planning of clinical services



  • Experience of teaching a range of disciplines



  • Involvement in research projects


  • Peer reviewed publication
  • Book publication

Personal Skills


  • Excellent demonstrable communication skills in English (both oral and written)
  • Ability to work within a multi-disciplinary team and resolve conflict
  • The ability to work flexibly across hospital and community sites
  • Probity
  • Eligible to work in the UK

Employer details

Employer name

South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust


CAMHS Crisis Hub

Maudsley Hospital, Denmark Hill



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