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Locum CAMHS Consultant Bexley LDND/Generic

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust
£84,559 to £114,003 a year + £2,162 LW per annum
Closing date
28 Jun 2022

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Locum Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist Bexley Borough Neurodevelopmental Team 10 Pas - 40 hours per week - Fixed term for 6-12 Months £84,559 - £114,003 per annum + £2,162 LW

Following new investment, an exciting opportunity has arisen to appoint a competent and enthusiastic Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist to work within the Bexley CAMHS LDND team.

We seek to appoint an able and enthusiastic Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist to provide a specialist service for children and young people in Bexley. You will work with children and adolescents up to 18 years and their families/carers, with significant and enduring mental health difficulties, and in the first instance with those with learning disabilities, ASD and or ADHD.

Main duties of the job

You will manage a complex caseload providing assessment and intervention within the multi-disciplinary Neurodevelopmental/Learning Disabilities (NDLD) teams, working with children with a range of mental health conditions including children with neurodevelopmental disorders (ASD, ADHD) and co-morbid mental health difficulties.

Bexley CAMHS provides specialist mental health consultation, assessment and treatment to children and young people aged 0-18 years with severe and enduring emotional, behavioural and mental health difficulties (and their families/carers). The service provides evidence-based interventions informed by national and local policy via multi-disciplinary teams and treatment pathways, and is aligned to the core principles of the Children & Young People's IAPT framework (CYP-IAPT).

About us

Oxleas offers a wide range of NHS healthcare services to people living in South East London and Kent and to people in prison. Our services include community health care such as district nursing and speech and language therapy, care for people with learning disabilities and mental health care such as psychiatry, nursing and therapies. Our multidisciplinary teams look after people of all ages and we work in close partnership with other parts of the NHS, local councils and the voluntary sector and through our new provider collaboratives. Our 4,000 members of staff work in many different settings including hospitals, clinics, prisons, children's centres, schools and people's homes. We have over 125 sites in a variety of locations across the London Boroughs of Bexley, Bromley Greenwich and into Kent and manage hospital sites including Queen Mary's Hospital, Sidcup and Memorial Hospital in Woolwich as well as the Bracton Centre, our medium secure unit for people with mental health needs. We are one of the largest providers of prison health services providing healthcare to prisoners across Kent and South London. We are proud of the care we provide and our people

Our purpose is to improve lives by providing the best possible care to our patients and their families. This is strengthened by our new values:
  • We're Kind
  • We're Fair
  • We Listen
  • We Care

Job description Job responsibilities

Bexley CAMHS is a friendly, busy and thriving CYP IAPT service, regarded as an accessible and effective service. Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust provides mental health, learning disabilities and community services to the London Boroughs of Bexley, Bromley and Greenwich. The Trust and CAMHS have recently been rated as good by the CQC and has a culture of supporting staff, whilst providing excellent services within a robust clinical governance framework. The post holder is ultimately responsible to the Chief Executive of the Trust, professional accountability is to the Medical Director, Dr Ify Okocha and leave/appraisal and job planning would be with the Clinical Director. The psychiatry profession is well regarded within the Trust as a whole. There are excellent CPD opportunities within the three monthly MAC meeting and monthly CAMHS psychiatry meetings and SPA time is available within the timetable.

The NDLD teams include clinicians from the disciplines of psychiatry, clinical psychology, child psychotherapy, mental health nursing, family therapy, social work and occupational therapy. You will be required to work in close partnership with partner agencies working with young people in Bromley. You will also provide specialist advice and support to professional colleagues both internal and external to the Trust.

The team is responsible for a high throughput of cases and there are clear protocols for transition between the CAMHS teams for children identified with Neurodevelopmental difficulties or escalating needs around self-harm or other significant mental health difficulties. You will be initially undertaking LDND work for a minimum of 6 months, after which a generic component will be introduced into the job following a job planning meeting. The role is likely to be advertised as substantive towards the end of the fixed term contract.

i) To provide community outreach from CAMHS professionals, integrated with School Nurses, with links to Health Visitors and GPs. Early identification of need and facilitate children and young people being able to access the right support at the right time.

ii) To provide specialist mental health advice, consultation and training to the network of community childrens services and evidence-based, outcomes focused interventions to children and young people with emerging mental health difficulties.

iii) Mental health consultation and advice - available to the community of childrens services across Bexley, with dedicated named CAMHS professionals allocated to local care networks, clusters of schools and GPs.

iv) To provide timely advice to facilitate early identification, support community resilience/offer self-help and management strategies, referral, joint assessments and coworking.

v) In-reach to schools will create a system to support children and young people with psychological difficulties that impact on their learning, attainment and participation in school life.

vi) To triage (with the use of psycho-metric measures), advise, signpost, provide targeted consultation to parent and school and formulate plans for maintenance/ relapse prevention or step-up/ referral on; the precise nature of this help will be tailored to the needs of the children, young people and the school staff.

vii) To work with GPs, Social Care, YOS and CAMHS to identify the best ways to structure the liaison so that timely advice, joint assessments / interventions can be available when the need arises.

The consultant psychiatrist in the Bexley CAMHS ND/LD Team will provide assessments and interventions. The post holder will be expected to provide consultation and some clinical supervision to clinicians in the team. The position being advertised (10PAs) is expected to provide approximately 9 to 12 face-to-face assessments/reviews per week- this will vary depending on the complexity of cases. The LDND caseload is anticipated to be 30-40 cases.

Person Specification Full GMC registration Essential
  • License with full GMC registration (or eligible)
Higher training or equivalent experience to work at consultant level Essential
  • Appropriate higher training or alternative experience to work at locum consultant leve
  • CCT in CAMHS
Experience in CAMHS Essential
  • Appropriate experience gained in CAMHS

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