Locum Consultant Psychiatrist

East London NHS Foundation Trust
£84,559 to £114,003 a year per annum pro-rata
Closing date
10 Jul 2022

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Specialty: Community Eating Disorders for Children and Young People

Contract type: Fixed term

Hours: 6 PAs per week

Team Base: The team operates a hub and spoke model. The central hub is based at Emanuel Miller Centre, 11 Gill Street, London, E14 8HQ with spokes at City & Hackney CAMHS and Newham CAMHS.

Trust: East London Foundation Trust, East London CAMHS

We are pleased to announce that an exciting opportunity has arisen for a committed and enthusiastic consultant to provide senior clinical leadership for the Community Eating Disorders Service for Children and Young People in East London. This position has arisen due to the current consultant reducing sessions to be able to take up an academic post.

We are looking for a part-time Locum Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist (with the opportunity to apply for a substantive role) to join our team. The post holder will form part of the CEDS senior leadership team and be responsible for the delivery of the highest standards of care and services for children and young people experiencing eating disorders and their loved ones. The post holder will be actively involved in the strategic development of the team, working closely with the non-medical Joint Clinical Team Lead and Operations and Transformation Manager to help steer and deliver a service that is in line with the strategic direction of ELFT.

Main duties of the job

  • Providing psychiatric assessment, including risk assessment, and treatment for children and young people referred to the service where consultant psychiatric involvement is necessary.
  • The Consultant is not expected routinely to take on the role of case coordinator and there is a team caseload ethos.
  • To consult to the team and other colleagues to offer psychiatric expertise and direct involvement in the areas of: assessment and diagnosis, pharmacological treatments, use of the Mental Health Act and other relevant legislation in the management of children and young people with eating disorders, and the management of complex and/or risky presentations and severe symptomatology.
  • Working in partnership with young people, parents and carers to develop evidence-based, effective and agreed care plans.
  • Co-ordinating multiagency packages of care, treatment and support for young people and their families with eating disorders and associated complex mental health problems.
  • Providing consultation, advice and appropriate support to professionals in the wider network of the child, young person or family.
  • To provide clinical leadership to the CEDS-CYP jointly with the non-medical Clinical Team Lead.
  • Contributing to the East London out of hours CAMHS consultant psychiatry rota.

About us

Our mission is to make a positive difference to people's lives by improving the quality of life for all we serve. Our values are: We Care, We Respect, We are Inclusive - so we are looking for people who live and breathe these qualities when supporting service users and carers, and in their relationships with colleagues in the Trust and our partner organisations

Job description Job responsibilities

The Community Eating Disorders Service provides specialist services including assessment and treatment to young people under the age of 18 who are experiencing an eating disorder. Our team covers City & Hackney, Tower Hamlets and Newham and is a multi-disciplinary team comprised of medical (psychiatric and paediatric), nursing (mental health and paediatric nursing), therapies (family therapy, clinical psychology and assistant psychology), dietetics, support workers and administrative and operations team. We also work closely with partner agencies including local CAMHS services, acute hospitals, local authority services and voluntary sector organisations to support with providing the highest quality service to children, young people and families.

Contact details: Dr Cathy Lavelle, Clinical Director for Childrens Services, cathy.lavelle@nhs.net or Dr Julie Proctor, Deputy Clinical Director, julie.proctor2@nhs.net

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Fully registered with the General Medical Council
  • On the GMC Specialist Register or within 6 months of CCT, on approved higher training scheme
  • Membership or Fellowship of the Royal College of Psychiatrists or equivalent qualification (in accordance with Royal College of Psychiatrists guidelines)
  • Approval under Section 12(2) of Mental Health Act 1983
  • A higher degree such as MD or PhD
  • Approved Clinician status
Knowledge Essential
  • Experience of clinical work in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry at SpR, SASG or consultant level within the last 3 years
  • Excellent working knowledge and experience of the application of the Mental Health Act
  • Excellent working knowledge and experience of the application of the Mental Health Act
  • Understanding of social factors relevant to child & adolescent psychiatry
  • Understanding of social factors relevant to child & adolescent psychiatry
  • Higher training in a specific psychotherapeutic treatment or modality eg. Family Therapy, CBT, individual or group psychotherapy.
Leadership skills Essential
  • Leadership skills
  • Ability to work as a part of multidisciplinary, multi-model team
  • Creative in the design and implementation of treatment programmes
  • Ability to manage complex workloads and support others to do that
  • Consultation skills to services, teams and individuals
  • Formal leadership and management training
  • Experience of team /service leadership
  • Experience of team /service leadership
  • Experience of organisational development work
Clinical Essential
  • Ability to work in multi-disciplinary team and provide leadership for the team
  • Self-motivating and innovative
  • Expertise in risk assessment
  • Confident in therapeutic risk taking
  • Commitment to clinical governance
  • Experience in supervising trainee doctors and SAS doctors
Teaching Essential
  • Experience in teaching junior staff
  • Good teaching and communication skills
  • Good teaching and communication skills
  • Medical education qualification
  • Experience of teaching medical undergraduates and postgraduates
Research Essential
  • Experience of research work
  • Experience of grant-funded project work
  • Publications in peer-reviewed journals in relevant academic fields

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