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Consultant Psychiatrist in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry - Darwin

Employer
Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Fulbourn, Cambridge
Salary
£93,666 to £126,281 per annum
Closing date
4 May 2024

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Applications are invited for a WTE consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist to join the Darwin Centre for Young People, a Tier 4 adolescent inpatient unit based in Cambridge. The unit offers assessment and treatment to young people, aged 13-17 (until 18th birthday), experiencing psychiatric, emotional, or psychological problems that interfere with their social, interpersonal, and educational functioning.

Main duties of the job

The post-holder will provide medical leadership to the Darwin Centre for Young People working closely with MDT and nursing team colleagues delivering the service in line with the NHS England Service specification. The post-holder will provide Consultant Psychiatrist clinical assessment and treatment to adolescents with acute, high risk psychiatric disorders referred for admission to an inpatient ward. This may include telephone consultation to colleagues within and outside the CPFT, completion of access assessments from paperwork, pre-admission assessments, and rapid assessment after crisis admission.

About us

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust is a health and social care organisation dedicated to providing high-quality care with compassion to improve the health and wellbeing of the people we care for, as well as supporting andempowering them to lead a fulfilling life.

Our clinical teams deliver many NHS services, not only via inpatient and primary care settings, but also within the community. These services include children's, adult and older people's mental health, forensic and specialist mental health, learning disabilities, primary care and liaison psychiatry, substance misuse, social care, research and development.

To achieve our goal, we look to recruit high-calibre candidates who share our vision and values. As an equal opportunities employer, we encourage applications from all sectors of the community, particularly from under-represented groups including people with long term conditions and members of our ethnic minority and LGBTQ+ communities.

For further information on CPFT, please visit our website at www.cpft.nhs.uk

Job description

Job responsibilities

THE POST
  • The post-holder will provide medical leadership to the Darwin Centre for Young People working closely with MDT and nursing team colleagues delivering the service in line with the NHS England Service specification.
  • The post-holder will provide Consultant Psychiatrist clinical assessment and treatment to adolescents with acute, high risk psychiatric disorders referred for admission to an inpatient ward. This may include telephone consultation to colleagues within and outside the CPFT, completion of access assessments from paperwork, pre-admission assessments, and rapid assessment after crisis admission.
  • To be eligible to apply for or already approved under Section 12 MHA
  • To be eligible to train for or already qualified as an Approved Clinician.
  • Attend and help shape the team meetings in order to ensure robust clinical governance activities are maintained.
  • Link with Intensive Support Team and community teams to formulate discharge plans.
  • 2.5 Programmed Activities (or pro-rata) are allocated for CPD, audit, clinical governance, teaching, training, supervision, research and other supporting professional activities. Of this, 1.5 PA (or pro-rata) is mandatory and an additional one PA (or pro-rata) is also allocated to supporting professional activities that benefit both the post-holders professional development and the Trusts ability to deliver high quality and properly governed services. There is a termly CPD event. Examples of SPA activity include working within the Trusts governance structure e.g. participation in the Ethics Committee, Clinical Audit and NICE Implementation Group, the Medicines Management Committee or fulfilling the role of Lead Clinician. There are a great many CPD opportunities including lectures, case conferences and journal clubs.
  • Training of Core and Specialty trainees including as their Consultant Supervisor. The Darwin Centre is a placement for CPFTs Core Training scheme and Specialty Trainees in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry who are on the East of England Higher Training Scheme
  • Contribute to the daytime Duty Consultant rota. Together with consultant colleagues and ensure Consultant cover is available as needed to back up the Duty Practitioner.
  • Participate in the Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist out of hours on-call rota (currently 1 in 9) providing Child Psychiatry, non-residential, third tier, on call advice/supervision to doctors in training grades and duty CAMH practitioners. This is a Trust-wide rota covering all of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, the three Tier 4 units and the three acute hospitals. There is an expectation that phone calls will be responded to promptly and that on occasion consultants may be required to attend a hospital site to assess patients.
  • Contribute to the teaching and training of STs, CTs, medical students and MDT members.
  • Provide consultation to multi-agency colleagues working with children and young people on an occasional basis and attend to any safeguarding needs that arise in accordance with local and national best practice standards.
  • Maintain high quality clinical records and otherwise participate in the administrative duties associated with patient care and the running of the service.
  • Collaborate with medical colleagues to maintain the service in the absence of departmental colleagues due to annual leave, study leave and short-term sickness.


Person Specification

Education/Qualificationss

Essential

  • Full GMC registration and licence to practice
  • MBBS or equivalent
  • MRCPsych or equivalent qualification/certification
  • Section 12 Approved Psychiatrist or willingness to obtain training
  • Approved Clinician Status or willingness to obtain training


Desirable

  • Therapeutic qualification


Entry Criteria or the grade

Essential

  • Specialist Registration in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry or within 6 months of attainment of CCT at time of interview.
  • Shall have equivalent experience and competencies as recognised by GMC


Experience

Essential

  • Experience of multi-disciplinary working
  • Experience of multi-disciplinary working


Desirable

  • A range of specialist and sub-specialist experiences relevant to this post
  • Previous experience of leadership in an inpatient setting


Skills/Ability/Knowledge

Essential

  • Excellent knowledge in specialty
  • Management skills.
  • Ability to take a clinical lead.


Desirable

  • Training/skills in a relevant therapeutic modality e.g. CBT, Family Therapy, parenting programmes


Employer details

Employer name

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust

Address

The Darwin Centre for Young People, Ida Darwin Hospital

Fulbourn, Cambridge

CB21 5EE

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310-MED-6218302

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