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Specialty Doctor in CAMHS Psychiatry

Employer
Central & North West London NHS Foundation Trust
Location
London
Salary
£50,373 to £78,759 a year + £2162 London weighting - Pro Rota - Per Annum
Closing date
27 Jun 2022
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This is a fixed term post for a CAMHS Specialty Doctor in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry within the CYP Eating Disorders Community Team. We are happy to consider a part time or full time appointment. The post holder will work alongside a Consultant Psychiatrist in Eating Disorders and a specialist and experienced MDT. The post provides an excellent opportunity to develop knowledge, skills and experience in the assessment and management of eating disorders across the full spectrum of diagnoses and severity, and the in delivery of specialist psychological therapies for eating disorders in children and young people.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will provide psychiatric and medical assessment and management of children and young people with eating disorders receiving care in the CYP outpatient Eating Disorder Service. They will contribute to clinical assessment for new referrals and undertake physical examinations and order investigations as required. There will be excellent opportunities to be trained in relevant therapy models available and to have a small caseload of patients for whom they will be lead therapy/case manage depending on clinical skills and interest. The post-holder will finally provide liaison input to paediatric/medical wards according to Junior Marsipan/MEED guidelines.

About us

Vincent Square Eating Disorder Service is and all age Eating Disorder Service with a vibrant and skilled multidisciplinary team working across a a variety of evidence based treatment pathways targeted to the specific needs of different groups of patients. You will have the opportunity to work with committed, innovative and compassionate colleagues, delivering high quality care and treatment at an exciting time of significant investment and expansion of services.

Job description Job responsibilities

DUTIES OF THE POST

Clinical Work

1. To provide psychiatric and medical assessments of children and adolescents, including prescribing and monitoring medication, working therapeutically with young people and family and supporting delivery of services according to NICE guidelines policies.2. To undertake physical examinations and order investigations as required.3. The post-holder will join other members of the team to provide psychiatric input including assessment and treatment of comorbid mental health disorders.4. To provide clinical assessments for new referrals (typically one or two new assessments weekly).5. Once trained in relevant therapy models, the post-holder will have a small caseload of patients for whom they will be lead therapy/case manage depending on clinical skills and interest.6. To contribute to collection of Clinical Outcome data across the service.7. To liaise with statutory and non-statutory agencies concerning the treatment and management of patients.8. Consultation to other members of the multidisciplinary team, including with respect to the management of risk.9. Actively participate in weekly MDT10. Participate in duty rota (working hours only).11. Good understanding of Clinical Governance requirements and ensuring the service meets standards.12. Preparing assessment reports and other clinical documentation and correspondence as necessary, in accordance with trust policy.13. Liaison input to paediatric/medical wards as needed and sustain good working relationships and effective Junior Marsipan/MEED pathways with Paediatrics.

Person Specification Education and Qualifications Essential
  • Primary Medical Degree
  • Full GMC Registration
  • GMC Licence to Practise
Desirable
  • MRCPsych (or equivalent)
  • Section 12 MHA Approved.
Training Essential
  • Minimum 2-years psychiatry, paediatrics or medical practice at SHO level
  • Previous clinical Experience of working with children and adolescents
Desirable
  • An additional post graduate qualification of relevance to (own specialty)
Experience, Skills and Abilities Essential
  • Excellent communication and empathic skills
  • Demonstrable leadership skills
  • Experience of team working
  • Sound organisational skills
  • Ability to work on own initiative
Desirable
  • Experience and skills in Eating Disorders
Personal Skills & Qualities Essential
  • Excellent communication and empathic skills
  • Experience of team working
  • Sound organisational skills
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Ability to learn new skills needed for the post
Other Essential
  • Declared medically fit by the Occupational Health Department to perform the duties of the post


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