Urgent Care Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist

Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£88,364 to £119,133 a year pa, pro-rata
Closing date
11 Dec 2023

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Applications are invited for a Full-Time (10PA) Consultant Psychiatrist to join our CAMHS Urgent Care team (Crisis/Liaison Service).

We would welcome LTFT applicants interested in job-share.

The post holder will be based at Temple House in Derby, a very pleasant base near the town centre with good parking.

The post holder will primarily be responsible for delivering a high-quality clinical service through direct work with patients, consultation, and liaison with other professionals in the CAMHS Urgent Care MDT, Paediatrics team on acute children's wards (Royal Derby Hospital), GPs.

The Consultant position will be integral to the multi-disciplinary team, providing medical and clinical leadership, working closely with other Consultants, Team Managers, and senior practitioners in the Team, and the Operational Team Manager to provide strategic development to the CAMHS service.

Main duties of the job

This is a newly established full-time substantive Consultant Post: a key clinical lead within the new CAMHS Acute Care Team which has incorporated former RISE Liaison and nurse-led Enhanced Home Support Service teams with expansion to include Crisis/Home Treatment Function and Day Services.

Provide psychiatric assessments, including assessment of risk to self and others.

Manage patients under the care of the CAMHS Crisis and Liaison pathway including risk assessment and management.

Liaison with community teams, family and agencies supporting children and young people in crisis.

Provision of clinical leadership to the CAMHS Urgent Care team.

Ensure the Mental Health Act is used appropriately, providing medical recommendations for assessments taking place in the community and 136 Suites. Involvement in MHA assessments of emergency cases as part of on call duties.

Supporting the hospital care teams where appropriate. This may include attendance at ward rounds where necessary. Liaison with the CYP Acute Paediatric Team.

MHA RC duties and when necessary supporting colleagues in the T4 CPA discharge reviews to ensure we are minimising the length of stay in T4 with a focus on enhancing community care packages for CYP being discharged.

About us

Join 'Team Derbyshire Healthcare' and become part of a talented, compassionate and enthusiastic workforce committed to a vision of 'making a positive difference in people's lives'.

The Trust was rated Good in the 2019 CQC inspection with CAMHS currently rated as Outstanding.

Benefits include:
  • Commitment to flexible working where this is possible
  • 33 days annual leave/year plus bank holidays, increasing to 35 days after 7 years service in the grade
  • Yearly appraisal and commitment to ongoing training
  • Generous NHS pension scheme
  • Good maternity, paternity and adoption benefits
  • Health service discounts and online benefits
  • Incremental pay progression
  • Free confidential employee assistance programme 24/7
  • We have a variety of growing and vibrant staff networks, such as BAME, LGBTQ+, Wellness and Disability
  • Health and wellbeing opportunities
  • Structured learning and development opportunities

Job description

Job responsibilities

PLEASE NOTE: Please see attached Job Description and Person Specification. To apply, please click APPLY FOR THIS JOB - this link will take you to the TRAC Recruitment Site. You will need to register if you do not already have an account

From 11 November 2021, everyone working in care homes has to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 by law to protect residents. As a provider of services to CQC registered care homes, we shall only employ you if you are fully vaccinated in roles that require you to work in a DHcFT-led core unit or care home setting (unless you are medically exempt). Mandatory vaccination will be part of your terms and conditions of employment (unless an exemption applies)

Person Specification



  • MRCPsych or equivalent



  • Assessing and treating children and young people

Employer details

Employer name

Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Temple House

Mill Hill Lane


DE23 6SA

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