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Consultant Psychiatrist in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry CAMHS Team

Barnet, Enfield & Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust
£93,666 to £126,281 a year p.a.
Closing date
24 Nov 2023

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We are looking to appoint two enthusiastic, skilled, approachable and motivated consultants to join the Barnet Enfield and Haringey CAMHS division to help in managing the care of children and young people living within the north central London. This is an excellent opportunity for two consultants who would like to work and develop a well-functioning team that addresses the needs of young people with emotional and behavioural problems and their families/carers living in the borough of Haringey. The consultants will work with a skilled and well-functioning MDT and will be supported by the wider Haringey CAMS team.

The post has arisen as one post holder left due to wanting to move to a different location within the trust and another post holder having left after having worked in the trust for over a decade as a consultant following which we had to apply for approval from the college. The post holder will be working with a small caseload of young people who require medical reviews and monitoring and offer consultation to the wider MDT

Main duties of the job

The consultants appointed to the post will be encouraged to develop their own interests and pursue research interest in collaboration with the child and adolescent mental health research unit based at University College London CAMHS research unit led by Professor Argyris Stringaris. The consultants will be encouraged to participate in various QI projects across both services and will also be encouraged to come up with new QI projects as appropriate. The consultant can also participate in teaching medical students and psychiatry trainees as well.

The trust is embarking on an ambitious transformation of services within CAMHS using THRIVE principles and the candidates would be encouraged to develop and contribute towards these changes in order to deliver an effective and compassionate service to the young people living within Barnet, Enfield, and Haringey.

All new consultants will be provided with mentoring by experienced consultants to help develop in the role as medical leaders. The consultant will be invited to be part of the local Consultant CPD/Peer support group. We are willing to consider applicants who want a split post or want to apply to either of the roles as part time consultants.

About us

BEH and Camden and Islington foundation trust have now formed a comprehensive partnership to collaborate and work with in the North Central London integrated care board brackets (ICB) close brackets and the general practitioner (GP) to ensure that there is comprehensive transformation of care for the people living in the boroughs of Barnet Camden Enfield Haringey and Islington we are working with ICB and GP network to ensure that people living in the NCL sector are provided with effective compassionate and equitable care irrespective of their post code within the NCL sector.

BEH Mental Heath Trust understands the importance of resilient childhood and have embarked on a path to provide effective, personalised and compassionate care to young people living in the boroughs of Barnet, Enfield and Haringey. The trust has created a specific CAMHS division to focus on achieving this aim.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To manage an established caseload of approximately 60 patients many of whom use medication
  • To contribute to the management of clients under the care of non-medical staff and give medical input to their management plans.
  • To develop treatment plans for 2-3 new clients per month
  • To contribute to assessment regarding complex ADHD and other types of complex psychiatric conditions
  • To offer consultation to the Access Team one day per week via the weekly MDT and a joint assessment per week as needed
  • To comply with all legal obligations covering clinical practice e.g. Mental Health Act and Code of Practice, safeguarding procedures
  • To complete relevant paperwork, including maintaining the electronic record and participating in routine outcome monitoring of clinical work
  • To teach and supervise medical staff and other professionals in all aspects of psychiatric care
  • To participate in the weekly team meeting and undertake other duties, as negotiated, that contribute to the good functioning of the clinical team
  • To provide clinical and professional leadership within the post and take part in management activities and governance processes related to the post or the wider service within which it is embedded.
  • As a senior clinician, to have an integral role in the performance of the team, further development of the service, and the development of the clinical pathways and priorities of the service line
  • To take part in the Tri-Borough on-call rota.
  • To manage, appraise and give professional supervision to junior medical staff as agreed with the medical director and in accordance with the Trusts policies and procedures. There are currently no medical training posts attached to the advertised post, but the post-holder may be asked to supervise trainee doctors as part of leave cover for the designated clinical supervisors in the team.
  • To ensure that junior doctors working with them are compliant with the Working Time Directive
  • To comply with procedures whereby doctors report concerns about professional conduct or competence of medical or other colleagues
  • To comply with the principles of practice laid out by the General Medical Council and the Royal College of Psychiatrists
  • To maintain professional registration with the General Medical Council (GMC), Mental Health Act Section 12(2) approval, and to abide by professional codes of conduct
  • To demonstrate compliance with legal obligations covering clinical practice e.g. Mental Health Act and Code of Practice, Mental Capacity Act, The Children Act
  • To participate in annual appraisal for consultants
  • To participate annually in a job plan review with the Haringey Clinical Director and the Haringey Service Director
  • To attend and participate in the academic program of the Trust, including lectures and seminars of the internal CPD program
  • To comply with the regulations of the Royal College of Psychiatrists on Continuing Medical Education (CPD)
  • To undertake the administrative duties associated with the care of patients
  • To record clinical activity accurately and comprehensively, and submit this promptly to the Information Department
  • To comply with confidentiality as advised by professional and Department of Health Guidelines
  • To comply with proper and safe discharge procedures for in-patients e.g. in line with Department of Health Guidelines on Discharge and Caring for People: The Care Program Approach
  • To comply with Trust procedures that involve users in their care
  • To comply with Trust procedures with regard to responsibility to carers
  • To commit to ensuring that people from all ethnic groups have equitable access to appropriate services
  • To ensure successful multi-disciplinary working
  • To work with local managers and professional colleagues in ensuring the efficient running of services, and share with consultant colleagues in the medical contribution to management
  • To comply with the Trusts agreed policies, procedures, standing orders and financial instructions, and to take an active role in the financial management of the services and support the medical director and other managers in preparing plans for services
  • To maintain good relationships with general practitioners, the CCG, Social Services, and voluntary sector organization

Person Specification

Qualifications & Experience


  • MBBS or equivalent qualification
  • CCT/CESR registration
  • Full Registration with the General Medical Council (GMC) with a current licence to practise from the GMC at intended start date
  • Included on the GMC Specialist Register OR within six months
  • Approved clinician status OR able to achieve within 3 months of appointment
  • Section 12 Approved or able to achieve within three months of appointment


  • Qualifications or higher degree in medical education, clinical research or management
  • Additional clinical qualification
  • In good standing with GMC with respect to warning and conditions on practice

Clinical Skill, Knowledge and experience


  • Excellent knowledge in specialty
  • Excellent clinical skills using bio-psycho-social perspective and wide medical knowledge
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English
  • Able to manage clinical complexity and uncertainty
  • Makes decisions based on evidence and experience including the contribution of others
  • Able to meet duties under MHA and MCA


  • Wide range of specialist and sub-specialist experience relevant to post within NHS or comparable service

Academic skills & Lifelong learning


  • Able to deliver undergraduate or postgraduate teaching and training
  • Ability to work in and lead team
  • Demonstrate commitment to shared leadership and collaborative working to deliver improvement.
  • Participated in research or service evaluation.
  • Able to use and appraise clinical evidence
  • Has actively participated in clinical audit and quality improvement programmes.


  • Able to plan and deliver undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and training relevant to this post
  • Reflect on purpose of CPD undertaken
  • Experienced in clinical research and/or service evaluation
  • Evidence of achievement in education, research, audit and service improvement: awards, prizes, presentations and publications
  • Has led clinical audits leading to service change or improved outcomes to patients

Information Technology Experience & Skills


  • Basic computer skills, including ability to use e-mail and Internet


  • Experience in data gathering and management

Employer details

Employer name

Barnet, Enfield & Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust


Haringey CAMHS

St Ann's Hospital


N15 3TH

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