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Consultant Psychiatrist in Child and Adolescent Eating Disorders

Employer
Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Cambridge
Salary
£93,666 to £126,281 per annum
Closing date
22 May 2024
To deliver an effective and evidence-based community eating disorder service as part of a Trust-wide multi-disciplinary team, with particular responsibility for patients in the South of the Trust. The post holder will work with the existing consultant to provide medical leadership to the multi-disciplinary team, helping to develop and maintain the pathway including the new home treatment team.

There are some exciting developments in the ED pathway and CPFT has recently been chosen as a hub centre for a regional development of day programmes. There will be an opportunity with this post to support development and possibly provide sessions into this therapeutic day programme.
Cambridge Children's Hospital
The vision of Cambridge Children's Hospital is to deliver a whole child, whole family approach to care. Bringing the treatment of mental and physical health together, under one roof, alongside world-leading research, pioneering the way in which healthcare is delivered. CPFT is partnering with Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (CUH) and the University of Cambridge to achieve this exciting ambition. This role will play an exciting part in being able to shape the design and model of care for the new Children's Hospital including the potential opportunity to take on a shared lead role representing CPFT as part of the formal project.

Main duties of the job

The post-holder will provide a Consultant Psychiatrist level assessment and treatment for the children, young people and families referred to the Eating Disorder Pathway The clinical workload will be as per the Choice and Partnership model with a full time practitioner assessing approximately 40 new cases per annum. The Consultant will have consultant level responsibility for all the children and young people in the pathway with a direct caseload of 20-30 patients and 8-10 follow-up appointments per week. The pathway has been commissioned to assess and treat 200 children and young people per year, with referral to treatment times being between one and four weeks depending on severity. Not all children and young people need to see a psychiatrist - many receive care from other members of the multi-disciplinary team.

About us

CPFT is a health & social care organisation dedicated to providing high quality care with compassion to improve the health & wellbeing of the people we care for, as well as supporting & empowering them to lead a fulfilling life.

Our clinical teams deliver many NHS services not only via inpatient and primary care setting but also with the community. These services include Children, Adult & Older Peoples mental health, Forensic & Specialist mental health, Learning Disabilities, Primary Care & Liaison psychiatry, Substance misuse, Social care, Research & Development.

To achieve our goal, we look to recruit high calibre candidates that share our vision & values. As an equal opportunities employer, we encourage applications from all sectors of the community, particularly from under-represented groups including disabled people & members of our BAME & LGBTQ+ communities.

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

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • The post-holder will provide joint medical leadership to the Eating Disorders Pathway, working closely with the Team Leader, Consultant Psychiatrist Consultant Paediatrician, MDT, Team Manager and Service Manager to develop the pathway. The main base to be negotiated.
  • The post-holder will provide a Consultant Psychiatrist level assessment and treatment for the children, young people and families referred to the Eating Disorder Pathway The clinical workload will be as per the Choice and Partnership model with a full time practitioner assessing approximately 40 new cases per annum. The Consultant will have consultant level responsibility for all the children and young people in the pathway with a direct caseload of 20-30 patients and 8-10 follow-up appointments per week. The pathway has been commissioned to assess and treat 200 children and young people per year, with referral to treatment times being between one and four weeks depending on severity. Not all children and young people need to see a psychiatrist many receive care from other members of the multi-disciplinary team.
  • Attend and help shape the team ensuring that good governance processes are developed and adhered to. Including participation in audit.
  • Training of Core, Specialty and GP trainees including as their Consultant Supervisor. The South CAMH team 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. We now also train GPs in Secondary Care, so there will the expectation for the post-holder to train a GP trainee in Secondary Care if the opportunity arises.
  • Contribute to the daytime Duty Consultant rota. Together with consultant colleagues, 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 7/8 pro rata and paid at 5%. Providing Consultant Child Psychiatry, non-residential, 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. Advice may need to be provided to the 24/7 nurse led all age telephone crisis service and 9-9pm CAMHS crisis service. 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 of Specialty Trainees as part of their post-graduate education programme and provide occasional lectures for the wider childrens workforce through the Learning and Development team
  • Contribute to the training of medical students on placements at the clinic
  • Contribute to the training and post qualifying education of nursing and other multi-disciplinary colleagues.
  • Provide teaching on Eating Disorders to School Nurses, acute hospital staff, GPs and CAMH practitioners. Provide regular refresher training and supervision to CAMH practitioners to ensure that they have the skills to assess and advise children and young people and their families when they present in emergency.
  • Comply with the outline Consultant work programme - see indicative timetable appended.
  • Maintain high quality clinical records and otherwise participate in the administrative duties associated with patient care and the running of the service. Engage in regular peer supervision of clinical work.
  • 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/Qualifications

    Essential

    • Full GMC registration and licence to practice
    • MRCPSCH or equivalent qualification/certification
    • Approved under S12 of Mental Health Act or eligible to attend training
    • Approved Clinician Status or eligible to attend training


    Desirable

    • Additional postgraduate qualification relevant to treating adolescents with eating disorders


    Entry Criteria for Grade

    Essential

    • Specialist Registration in Psychiatry or within 6 months of attainment of CCT at time of interview
    • Shall have equivalent experience and competencies as recognized by GMC (CESR)


    Desirable

    • Specialist Registration in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry or within 6 months of attainment of CCT at time of interview


    Skills/Ability/Knowledge

    Essential

    • Excellent knowledge in specialty
    • Decision-making and problem-solving skills including children and young people
    • Management skills
    • Ability to take a clinical lead


    Desirable

    • Training/skills in a relevant therapeutic modality e.g. CB
    • Experience in clinical management of eating disorder presentations


    Academic skills and lifelong learning abilities

    Essential

    • 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


    Desirable

    • Published on a relevant subject in a peer reviewed journal
    • Led a clinical audit leading to significant change


    Qualities and Attributes

    Essential

    • Ability to demonstrate/develop an understanding of service within the wider context of the changing NHS and Mental Health Services


    Desirable

    • Experience of developing services in a constantly changing environment within tight budgetary restraints


    Experience

    Essential

    • Proven experience of good working relationships
    • Experience of training doctors in training


    Desirable

    • Wide range of specialist and sub- specialist experiences relevant to this post


    Employer details

    Employer name

    Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust

    Address

    Brookside Family Clinic

    18D Trumpington Rd

    Cambridge

    CB2 8AH

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    310-MED-6252969

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