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Locum CAMHS Consultant Psychiatrist

South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
Depending on experience £93,666 - £126,281 per annum pro rata
Closing date
30 Apr 2024
We are pleased to advertise a 12 month Locum Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist post within the Croydon CAMHS service. Croydon CAMHS is an innovative, enthusiastic service. We have an exciting opportunity for one Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist to join the service for a 12 month period of time to offer input to the treatment team within the service.

Main duties of the job

To offer Consultant Psychiatry input to the treatment team within Croydon CAMHS. This would involve Psychiatric assessments, management of cases and providing support to the wider Multidisciplinary Team. There is also an expectation of involvement with neurodevelopmental assessments, therefore experience or interest in this field would be welcomed.

About us

Croydon CAMHS is a service that is aligned with the trusts expectations and use of care pathways to provide evidenced based interventions for young people with mental disorders. As a result, we have an assessment arm of the service and a treatment team that focuses on interventions. Croydon CAMHS provides assessments for neurodevelopmental assessments (including ASD) in the borough.

Our treatment team is an MDT which includes psychiatry, psychology, nursing, family therapy and other disciplines that service children and young people aged 0-18 years who are registered with a Croydon GP and have moderate to severe mental health difficulties. The consultant psychiatry post will involve consulting to care coordinators, direct clinical contact for diagnostic clarification, risk assessment, medication suitability etc. and follow ups. Attending the MDT meetings to contribute and oversee care planning in line with evidence based practice is also expected.

As part of South London and the Maudsley NHS Foundation trust, we also have access to National and Specialist services in variety of areas (e.g. Dialetical Behavioural Therapy, Eating Disorders). These cases may still have some involvement locally from our service.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Full details of the Job Description can be found on the attachment, which also details the main responsibilities expected from the post holder.

Person Specification



  • MRCPsych membership or equivalent


  • Membership or Fellowship of the Royal College of Psychiatrists
  • Qualification or higher degree in medical education, clinical research or management
  • Experience in other relevant specialties such as in patient psychiatry



  • Fully registered with the GMC with a licence to practise at the time of appointment
  • Evidence for inclusion in the Specialist Register or within six months of gaining CCT in C& A psychiatry or Equivalent training in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (CESR issued by PMETB).
  • Section 12 approved
  • Approved Clinician status or able to achieve within three months of appointment

Training and Experience


  • Experience in Outpatient/Community Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Experience of assessing and managing complex co-morbidities


  • Trained in ADI and ADOS
  • Training in investigation of complaints and SIs
  • Experience of providing consultation to non-CAMHS practitioners.
  • Special interest in neurodevelopmental conditions

Clinical Skills


  • Excellent leadership skills
  • Excellent adolescent psychiatric assessment skills
  • Good ability to work in a team setting
  • Understanding of safeguarding
  • Ability to assess capacity and consent
  • Understanding of how complaints and serious incidents are managed
  • Up-to-date knowledge and fitness to practice
  • Expertise in the use and application of The Mental Health Act in children and young people


  • Evidence of skills in consultation to non-mental health specialists e.g. GPs, social workers, paediatricians.
  • Evidence of range of specialist and sub-specialist experience relevant to post within NHS or comparable service
  • Expertise in CBT or other therapeutic intervention to postgraduate level
  • Significant experience of developing and leading outpatient/community CAMHS psychiatric care.

Academic Skills and Lifelong Learning


  • Participation in audit or QI in clinical posts
  • Experience of teaching a range of disciplines
  • Involvement in research projects
  • Excellent demonstrable communication skills in English (both oral and written)
  • Ability to work within a multi-disciplinary team and resolve conflict
  • Eligible to work in the UK


  • Able to plan and deliver undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and training relevant to this post
  • 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 quality improvement projects/audits leading to service change or improved outcomes to patients
  • Evidence of involvement with business planning of clinical services
  • Peer reviewed publication
  • Book publication

Employer details

Employer name

South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust


Christopher Wren House

113 High Street



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