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Consultant Psychiatrist in CAMHS - Redcar

Tees Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
£93,666 to £126,281 a year
Closing date
3 May 2024

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Job Details

This is a replacement post due to previous postholder moving to another team within the Durham Tees Valley care group.

Durham Tees Valley Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services meet the mental and behaviour needs of children and young people up to the age of 18 years.

The service is split into:

- Getting Help,

- Getting More Help, LD CAMHS and Neurodevelopmental assessment teams,

- Specialist services (Eating Disorders and Forensic CAMHS).

The Redcar and Cleveland Children and Young Peoples Service is based in The Ridings in Redcar, the major population centre of the unitary authority area of Redcar and Cleveland, formerly part of the County of Cleveland. The premises are located next to Foxrush, the base for Adult Mental Health services in Redcar, which allows for good working links with colleagues.

The population of the local authority area is approx. 136,000, with approximately 25% of them being under the age of 18.

The post holder will have responsibility for the assessment and management of mental and/or behavioural needs of children and young people presenting with mental disorder and requiring assessment for neurodevelopmental needs.

There are opportunities to become a GMC registered trainer e.g. clinical and / or educational supervisor.

Main duties of the job

The post holder is expected to offer mental health assessment, psychiatric opinions, diagnosis and holistic care plans for patients up to the age of 18, referred to them in hours and when on call.

Direct patient contact would include new patients to service, new psychiatric assessments and review appointments. Main conditions would be expected to include: ADHD, ASD, Anxiety Disorders, Mood Disorders, Eating Disorders, Tic Disorders, Psychosis, Self-harm, Conduct Disorder and Sleep disorders.

The Children and Young Peoples Service uses the Care Programme Approach (CPA) and has a relevant all-age Trust policy. The majority of young patients are managed on Standard Care, there is a minority who require management using CPA. The post holder would have a mixture of Standard Care and CPA patients on their caseload, typically those who require CPA require a more intensive and more senior level of staff involvement. The post holder would be Care Coordinator for some patients and operate as Lead Professional or Co-worker for the remainder.

Clinical work would be expected to be carried out predominantly within the clinical base at The Ridings in Redcar (or the new site after moving) but may occur within other settings for example a young person may have strong feelings about being seen in an alternative community setting or it may be more appropriate to see a young person at their school.

About us

We are one of the largest specialist mental health and learning disabilities trusts in the country, with an annual income of �320m and a workforce of some 6,700 staff operating from around 100 sites in Durham, Teesside, North Yorkshire and York and Selby. We provide a range inpatient and community services to 2m people living in County Durham, the Tees Valley, Scarborough, Whitby, Ryedale, Harrogate, Hambleton and Richmondshire. We also provide additional specialist services to other parts of Northern England.

We deliver our services by working in partnership with eight local authorities and clinical commissioning groups, a wide range of voluntary organisations, as well as service users, their carers and the public. The services are spread over a wide geographical area of around 3,600 square miles, which includes coastal, rural and industrial areas.

We are a multi-award winning trust and are included within the Health Service Journals Best 100 Places to Work. The trust take a positive and proactive approach to support staff in their personal development and has embedded the Talent Management approach within the Trust, with the vision of helping people to be as good as they can be, helping TEWV to do things better.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached job description for further information on this post. Please note the job description is currently waiting approval from the Royal College.

Person Specification



  • Reflects on own performance and behaviour, seeking and acting on feedback. Able to influence and persuade to improve services Able to take on leadership role in multidisciplinary team. Knowledge of structure and management of the NHS and the Trust. Shows commitment to quality through knowledge of quality improvement and lean thinking methodology OR able to achieve within one year of appointment Able to adapt to and lead service change.


  • Able to take on a leadership role outside the multidisciplinary team. Understanding of NHS & wider health economy and its implications for the work of the Trust. Trained to standard equivalent to level 2 in TEWV Trust Quality improvement system

Academic Skills & Lifelong Learning


  • Able to deliver undergraduate or postgraduate teaching and training Participated in continuous professional development Participated in research or service evaluation. Able to use and appraise clinical evidence. Has actively participated in clinical audit.


  • Able to plan and deliver undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and training relevant to this post Reflected on purpose of CPD undertaken Experienced in clinical research and / or service evaluation. Evidence of achievement in education, research, audit and service improvement: awards, prizes, presentations and publications. Has led clinical audits leading to service change



  • MB BS or equivalent medical qualification.
  • Fully registered with the GMC with a licence to practise at the time of appointment.


  • Qualification or higher degree in medical education, clinical research or management.
  • MRCPsych or equivalent postgraduate qualification.
  • Approved Clinician Status and Section 12 Status OR be able to achieve within 3 months.

Clinical Knowledge & Skills


  • Excellent knowledge in specialty Excellent clinical skills using bio-psycho-social perspective and wide medical knowledge Excellent oral and written communication skills in English Able to manage clinical complexity and uncertainty Makes decisions based on evidence and experience including the contribution of others Able to meet duties under MHA and MCA


  • Wide range of specialist and sub-specialist experience relevant to post within NHS or comparable service



  • Describe your clinical experience relevant to this job role


  • Any other experience that may be applicable

Employer details

Employer name

Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust


The Ridings

3 Dalaro Court

Kirkleatham Business Park



TS10 5RT

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