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Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist - EB Team

East London NHS Foundation Trust
£88,364 to £119,133 per annum
Closing date
3 Jun 2024

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Job Details

Have you got exceptional clinical skills to support young people's mental health? Our vision is to make a positive difference to young people's lives by providing the highest quality mental health to our local communities, to help them overcome some of life's challenges. ELFT have an exciting opportunity for a vibrant Consultant Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist to join our CQC rated Outstanding Foundation Trust.

Main duties of the job

Working from our South Bedfordshire (Dunstable) based clinic you will be joining a group of dynamic psychiatrists where you can maximise your own individual area of specialist interest within our varied clinical care pathways in Bedfordshire CAMHS. You will be responsible for direct psychiatric assessment, formulation of treatment plans, leading MDT clinical discussions and helping to influence service delivery at SMT forums. We believe that the costs associated with relocation should not restrict our ability to recruit the staff we need if you are joining our Trust then we could support you with this by offering up to �10,000 for removal and associated expenses.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

About us

Our mission is to make a positive difference to people's lives by improving the quality of life for all we serve. Our values are: We Care, We Respect, We are Inclusive - so we are looking for people who live and breathe these qualities when supporting service users and carers, and in their relationships with colleagues in the Trust and our partner organisations.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please kindly refer to the job description and person specification attached to this vacancy for more details.

Other options other than full-time are available for this post.
Trainees approaching the end of their ST training will also be considered.

Person Specification



  • Full GMC registration
  • MRCPsych parts 1& 2 or equivalent
  • Eligibility for inclusion on the Specialist Register or CCT in appropriate specialty (or within 6 months) and experience of both CAMHS and LD.
  • Section 12 approved and Approved Clinician status or willing to apply for approval


  • Higher academic degree



  • Possesses an extensive range of clinical knowledge and excellent clinical skills
  • Concerned to maintain and develop this knowledge
  • Displays sound professional judgement
  • Exercises sound clinical risk management
  • Sees patients within an holistic context
  • Creative in the design and implementation of treatment programmes
  • Appreciation and understanding of transcultural and gender issues in psychiatry
  • Shows an approach based on critical enquiry and evidence based practice
  • Able to balance competing demands and prioritise
  • Experience of assessment and management of CYP with Intellectual Disability, ASD and comorbid mental health disorder in community setting.


  • Higher training in a specific psychotherapeutic treatment or modality eg. Family Therapy, CBT, individual or group psychotherapy.

Communication and Interpersonal Skills


  • Strong leadership and co-ordination skills with ability to direct and organise teams
  • Excellent communication skills with a range of different people
  • Ability to build effective relationships with patients, families, colleagues and other professionals
  • Ability to cope with considerable pressure and adapt to constant change and new demands
  • Shows enthusiasm and initiative in pursuing innovation and the highest standards for patients, juniors, colleagues and the organisation



  • Experience of teaching in small groups and lecturing
  • Commitment to both undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, academic and clinical


  • Familiarity with problem based learning approaches



  • Enthusiastic and organised approach to audit and quality assurance
  • Ability to operate effectively in a committee


  • Training in management skills
  • Experience of management of a clinical area



  • Experience in a research project
  • Publication accepted by peer review journals in a relevant academic field

Travel requirements


  • Ability to travel to other venues in the community including patients' homes


  • Driving Licence



  • Meets professional health requirements
  • Adherence to the highest ethical and professional standards

Employer details

Employer name

East London NHS Foundation Trust


Beech Close

Beech Close, Dunstable LU6 3SD



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