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Consultant in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Isle of Wight NHS Trust
Newport, Isle of Wight
£93,666 to £126,281 per annum/pro rata
Closing date
30 Apr 2024

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We are recruiting for a Consultant in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry who wishes to join #TeamIOWNHS. You should share our passion and drive to ensure that our patients receive quality and compassionate care and work with us to ensure the Trust continues its journey towards great people, great place.

The Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service has an exciting opportunity to appoint a dynamic and enthusiastic consultant psychiatrist to pursue the transformation agenda and participate in the coming together of the wider community and mental health and learning disabilities services across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight as part of Project Fusion.

Within this role you will provide a comprehensive Consultant Psychiatrist service to children in collaboration with other psychiatric colleagues within the team up to the age of 18, with upper limits according to clinical need.

We are looking for a highly skilled and motivated Consultant Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist to work within the multidisciplinary teams within the community CAMHS team.

Pending Royal College JD Approval

Please note that the Trust would accept applicants for those interested in remote working opportunites.

Main duties of the job

You will need to demonstrate excellent time management and organisational skills given the highly unpredictable nature of the patient group.

You will have exceptional diagnostic, management, and risk assessment skills to support the care of children and young people and their families who are referred to our service. You will be supported to contribute to quality improvement activities within the prisons, together with having opportunities to support research and to the development and training of medical students, junior doctors and other health professionals

For an overview of the main duties of the role please see the 'Job Description and Main Responsibilities' section below. To understand the day-to-day responsibilities in more detail please read the full job description document attached.

We are passionate about providing excellent CARE, which is why our values are Compassion, Accountable, Respect and Everyone counts. Our mission is to make sure that our community is at the heart of everything we do and that we hold our values across all our services.

We are committed to endorsing inclusion, diversity and multiculturalism throughout out services and as such, our procedures and policies ensure that applicants are always treated fairly throughout the recruitment process.

Why not come and see for yourself the CARE we give to our patients and staff. Apply to be part of our team today.

About us

The Isle of Wight NHS Trust is the only integrated acute, community, mental health and ambulance health care provider in England. We serve a population of approximately 150,000 residents, making the services we offer variable and personalised with a flexible approach to our service users.

Working for our Trust brings a variety of benefits, including an onsite day nursery, cycle-to-work scheme, discounts at local businesses and gyms, and the opportunity to hire Trust's beach hut in Ryde. We offer many flexible working opportunities, speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement for you and if it works for the service, we will do our best to make it work for you.

The Isle of Wight is a unique and stunning gem located off the South Coast of England, a short ferry journey from Portsmouth and Southampton, with journey times taking from as little as 10 minutes. London can be reached in 90 minutes by rail from Southampton or Portsmouth. The island offers an amazing coastline with beautiful countryside, year-round events, festivals and award-winning attractions.

Our 2020-2025 strategy sets out to ensure that we continue to be a provider of excellent and compassionate care. As part of this strategy, we are proactively taking steps to ensure that we recruit and retain the highest quality of talent to provide CARE and we would welcome applications from under-represented groups to ensure our Trust is an inclusive and diverse employer.

Job description

Job responsibilities

This post will provide a comprehensive community psychiatric assessment and management support to our service users as well as support to the multidisciplinary team.

You will provide clinical leadership to our highly motivated multidisciplinary teams that provide high quality care to children and young people living on the island up to the age of 18. This will involve, but is not limited to, undertaking psychiatric clinics to offer evidence based diagnostic formulations and management plans, supporting MDT meetings, and undertaking interagency liaison particularly where a referral to an appropriate hospital setting is deemed necessary.

Clinical responsibilities for the post holder include as mentioned below. See the Job description for further details. The job description is pending approval by the Royal College of Psychiatrists.
  • To provide a comprehensive Consultant Psychiatrist service to children in collaboration with other psychiatric colleagues within the team up to the age of 18, with upper limits according to clinical need.
  • To contribute to the multi-disciplinary community team and general hospital inpatient in-reach.
  • To conduct domiciliary visits as appropriate.
  • To provide statutory clinical reports as requested
  • To undertake assessment and management of children and young people presenting with:
    • Moderate to severe mental health problems
    • First-episode psychosis to act as Consultant Clinical Lead to EIP (early intervention in psychosis service) for under 18s as necessary.
    • Neurodevelopmental disorders where there is a co-morbid mental illness
    • Intellectual disability where there is a co-morbid mental illnes
  • To apply an evidence-based approach to clinical practice.
  • To provide clinical leadership in psychiatry to the multidisciplinary team, in co-operation with the Service Manager.
  • To promote multidisciplinary working.
  • To work with other clinical staff in achieving high standards of risk assessment and general psychiatric assessments for all patients presenting the service.
  • To support the development of a seamless service and continuity of care.
  • To provide clinical support and supervision to multidisciplinary teams.
  • To undertake Section 12 and Approved Clinician duties related to the Mental Health Act (1983), with reference to the current Code of Conduct of Practice.

Person Specification



  • Full registration with the General Medical Council and licence to practise by date of appointment.
  • Entry on the GMC specialists register or be within six months of obtaining CCT at time of interview.
  • Fellowship of the MRCPsych or equivalent.
  • Section 12 Approval

Clinical Skills


  • Demonstrate a high level of clinical experience and competence in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Knowledge of UK Hospital Systems (or equivalent)
  • Evidence of participation in clinical audit relevant to specialty

Audit and Clinical Governance


  • Participation in audit relevant to specialty.
  • Can demonstrate understanding of clinical research.


  • Able to demonstrate implementation of change from audit cycle.
  • Has undertaken and published research in peer reviewed journal or presented at regional/national level.



  • Commitment to both undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and training.


  • ALS / ATLS APLS Instructor

Employer details

Employer name

Isle of Wight NHS Trust


St Mary's Hospital

Newport, Isle of Wight

PO30 5TG

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