Southwark CAMHS - Full time (10 PAs) Fixed Term Locum Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatry posts - for 1 year, pending approval of permanent positions by the Royal College of Psychiatrists
An exciting opportunity has arisen for two Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists to join Southwark CAMHS. These posts have been created following retirement of one colleague and additional new investment into the service.
Southwark CAMHS provides a comprehensive range of community-based child and adolescent mental health services across the London Borough of Southwark. The service also has access to National and Specialist services provided at the Michael Rutter Centre, as well as inpatient facilities and enhanced community-based crisis services.
Main duties of the job
We are looking to appoint two Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists for the following two roles:
Post 1 - Consultant child and adolescent psychiatrist with the generic CAMH team (currently divided into two teams, Child and Family team for children 12). This is a full-time fixed term Locum Consultant post based at Mapother House. Approval from the Royal College of Psychiatrists for the permanent position will be sought.
Post 2 - Consultant child and adolescent psychiatrist with the Assertive Outreach/crisis team at Mapother House. The post holder will also provide cover for the MDT at the King's Paediatric Liaison Service and will be based at King's College Hospital one day a week. Approval from the Royal College of Psychiatrists for the permanent position will be sought.
We are committed to ensuring our staff get the most out of their benefits package and understand the importance of a healthy work life balance. There is an extensive range of excellent benefits for you and your family. We want you to feel like you are part of a close-knit team at SLaM. It's important to us that you are valued and appreciated and that is why we have a comprehensive benefits package on offer.
Some of our benefits are highlighted here:
Other benefits include:
- Generous pay, pensions and leave.
- Work life balance. We support a range of flexible working options, such as: part-time working and job sharing.
- Career development. There are plenty of opportunities to progress your career and we support your development through a number of programmes such as mentoring, coaching, positive people management, collective leadership and other talent programmes.
- Car lease. Our staff benefit from competitive deals to lease cars.
- Our staff benefit from keyworker housing, which is available on selected sites.
- NHS discounts. With discounts of up to 10% from a variety of well-known retail brands through the Health Service Discounts website.
- Counselling services
- Wellbeing events
- Long service awards
- Cycle to work scheme
- Season ticket loan
- Childcare vouchers
- Staff restaurants
We look forward to receiving your application.
Job description Job responsibilities
Post 1- The team focuses on offering assessments, treatment and support to children and young people with moderate to severe mental health difficulties, with an emphasis on evidence-based, clinically beneficial and cost-effective interventions aimed at supporting the child/young person, their family and their network of care.
The team offers placements to Core and Higher Trainees on the SLAM/Oxleas Training scheme and it is expected that the post holder will be the clinical supervisor for the core and higher trainee placed in the post.
The teams comprise staff from a variety of disciplines including psychiatry, psychology, nursing, family therapy, art psychotherapy, occupational therapy and social work.
The team offers placements to Core Trainees on the SLAM/Oxleas Training scheme and it is expected that the post holder will be the clinical supervisor for the core trainee allocated to this post. The Outreach team focuses on offering assessments, treatments and support to children and young people with the most complex, severe and persistent mental health challenges, with an emphasis on evidence-based, clinically beneficial and cost-effective interventions aimed at supporting engagement and recovery at times of mental health crisis. The team comprises staff from a variety of disciplines including psychiatry, psychology, nursing, family therapy, art psychotherapy, occupational therapy and social work. Much of the work is carried out at the clinic base, but home and other community visits are offered when needed.
The Paediatric liaison service at Kings Colle Hospital offers assessments, including risk assessment and management to children and young people presenting following a mental health crisis at Kings.
Please see attached Job descriptions and Person specification for details.
Person Specification Qualifications Essential
- Full GMC Registration with a License to Practice (A)
- MRCPsych or Equivalent (A)
- Section 12 approval and Approved Clinician status (A)
- Experience of collaborative working with schools/education settings (A)
Training and Experience Essential
- Experience of assessing and managing complex co-morbidities (A)
- Excellent leadership skills (A & I)
- Excellent psychiatric assessment skills (A) (I)
- Good ability to relate to children, adolescents and parents (I)
- Good ability to work in a team setting (I)
- Understanding of safeguarding (A)
- Ability to assess capacity and consent (A) (I)
- Understanding of how complaints and serious incidents are managed (A) (I)
- Up-to-date knowledge and fitness to practice (A) (I)
- Expertise in the use and application of The Mental Health Act in children and young people (I)
- Participation in audit or QI in clinical posts (A) (I)
- Experience of leading audit or QI projects (A) (I)
- Significant experience of service development (A) (I)
- Evidence of involvement with business planning of clinical services (A)
- Experience of teaching a range of disciplines (A)
- Book publication (A)
- Peer reviewed publication (A)
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