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CAMHS Consultant Psychiatrist

East London NHS Foundation Trust
£82,096 to £110,683 a year per annum
Closing date
2 Jul 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Contract Type
Full Time
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A consultant child and adolescent psychiatrist is required for our two CAMHS Adolescent Emotional and Behavioural team (EBT), based in Bedford (split 50:50).

CAMHS are part of the ELFT Specialist Services directorate, providing assessment and treatment of young people with mental health disorders up to the age of 18 years.

All ELFT CAMH Services comprise a number of multidisciplinary teams based upon care pathways including:

- Adolescent Mental Health Team- Emotional & Behavioural Team(s)- Neurodevelopmental Team (Learning Disability and Autism +/- ADHD)- LAC / Targeted Team

Our EBT provides assessment and treatment to young people (0-17 years) presenting with a range of significant and enduring mental health problems including psychosis, bipolar disorder, severe depression and OCD.

The post-holder will be expected to offer contributions to the wider clinical leadership, the multi-disciplinary team, to provide psychiatric assessment and treatment where clinically appropriate and case management of high risk presentations.

The Trust is a financially stable progressive mental health and community services trust with very strong clinical leadership at all levels of the organisation.

Applications will be welcomed from candidates included in or eligible for the Specialist Register or within six months of obtaining their CCT.

Main duties of the job

Have you got exceptional clinical skills to support young people's mental health?

Our vision is to make a positive difference to young people's lives by providing the highest quality mental health care to our local communities, to help them overcome some of life's challenges.

ELFT have an exciting opportunity for a vibrant Consultant Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist to join our CQC rated Outstanding Foundation Trust.

Working from our Bedford based clinic you will be joining a group of dynamic psychiatrists where you can maximise your own individual area of specialist interest within our varied clinical care pathways in Bedfordshire CAMHS.

You will be responsible for direct psychiatric assessment, formulation of treatment plans, leading MDT clinical discussions and helping to influence service delivery at SMT forums.

We believe that the costs associated with relocation should not restrict our ability to recruit the staff we need; if you are joining our Trust then we could support you with this by offering up to £10,000 for removal and associated expenses.

The Health Service Journal rated ELFT as one of the best places to work. We are committed to quality improvement programmes for the benefit of our staff, patients and carers.

Applications will be welcomed from candidates included in or eligible for the Specialist Register or within six months of obtaining their CCT.

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

Please kindly refer to the job description and person specification attached to this vacancy.

Please kindly refer to the job description and person specification attached to this vacancy.

Person Specification Communication and Interpersonal Skills Essential
  • Strong leadership and co-ordination skills with ability to direct and organise teams
  • Excellent communication skills with a range of different people
  • Ability to build effective relationships with patients, families, colleagues and other professionals
  • Ability to cope with considerable pressure and adapt to constant change and new demands
  • Shows enthusiasm and initiative in pursuing innovation and the highest standards for patients, juniors, colleagues and the organisation
Research Desirable
  • Experience in a research project
  • Publication accepted by peer review journals in a relevant academic field
Education Essential
  • Full GMC registration
  • MRCPsych parts 1&2 or equivalent
  • Eligible for inclusion on the specialist register or higher trainee within 6 months of CCT
  • Section 12 approved and Approved Clinician status or willing to apply for approval
  • Higher academic degree
Skill Essential
  • Possesses an extensive range of clinical knowledge and excellent clinical skills
  • Concerned to maintain and develop this knowledge
  • Displays sound professional judgement
  • Exercises sound clinical risk management
  • Sees patients within an holistic context
  • Creative in the design and implementation of treatment programmes
  • Appreciation and understanding of transcultural and gender issues in psychiatry
  • Shows an approach based on critical enquiry and evidence based practice
  • Able to balance competing demands and prioritise
  • Higher training in a specific psychotherapeutic treatment or modality eg. Family Therapy, CBT, individual or group psychotherapy.
Training Essential
  • Experience of teaching in small groups and lecturing
  • Commitment to both undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, academic and clinical
  • Familiarity with problem based learning approaches
Management Essential
  • Enthusiastic and organised approach to audit and quality assurance
  • Experience of service development
  • Training in management skills
  • Experience of management of a clinical area
  • Experience of service development
Travel Requirements Essential
  • Ability to travel to other venues in the community including patients' homes
  • Driving Licence
Other Essential
  • Meets professional health requirements
  • Adherence to the highest ethical and professional standards

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