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Specialist Dr in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry - Weymouth/Portland

Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust
£83,945 to £95,275 a year pa pro-rata for part time
Closing date
4 Jun 2024

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Job Details

This is an exciting opportunity to recruit a part time (4.5 PA) Specialist Dr Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist to work within the Weymouth core CAMHS team.

The post holder will work 4.5 PA within the Weymouth core CAMHS team and provide comprehensive community-based services to young people up to the age of 18 registered with general practitioners.

Alongside our outstanding support, development opportunities and NHS benefits, we can offer:

-Relocation:we can provide a generous relocation package of up to �10,000 if you are interested in moving to our beautiful county

- Recruitment and Retention:apayment of �10,000 to be paid in monthly instalments for the first year of employment.

Recommend a friend or family member and earn cash!

Do you have a friend or family member you would recommend to join us? Or do you know someone who wants to return to practice in the NHS? If the person you refer is appointed by the Trust and completes their probationary period you will receive �500 reward payment for the introduction! Please contact the recruitment team if you require further info!

- A commitment to flexible working: we would love to hear from you to discuss how together we might design this role around you and your specialist interests. We are committed to enabling flexible working and would welcome a discussion on how this could be achieved for you.

Main duties of the job

The post is based in the famous coastal town of Weymouth, which is situated in the south of the County. There is the possibility of increasing the post to include additional sessions,sessions within the CAMHS Liaison Psychiatry service or other core CAMH services within the county.

The post-holder will be expected to maintain Section 12 (2) and be an Approved Clinician.

Please visit our Microsite for more information regarding our Trust.

About us

At Dorset HealthCare we're on a mission to empower people to make the most of their lives through our outstanding, joined-up healthcare services. We're a dynamic, forward-looking Trust, running 12 community hospitals, specialist inpatient facilities and a wide range of integrated community and mental health services for a population of almost 800,000 people.

We do things differently here - it's one of the reasons the CQC rated us 'outstanding' in 2019. It's also why 95% of patients across our services say they have a good or very good experience of our services and 89% of staff feel they can really make a difference. Whether you're looking to work with us in one of our bustling market towns, vibrant urban locations, thriving seaside spots, or among the rolling hills of Dorset, there are lots of ways you can make a difference in our communities.

Our 7,000-strong workforce is at the heart of what we do and our success is a testament to our brilliant people. We're all about building a workplace for the future, we believe in equal opportunities and we celebrate diversity. We're an inclusive workplace, where everyone is welcome, everyone can be authentic, and we are all encouraged to be the best version of ourselves.

Working with us you'll be part of a strong team, challenge yourself, build a career, and teach us what we don't know. And you'll be working towards our vision to be better every day through excellence, compassion and expertise in all we do.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For the main duties and responsibilities for this role please read the attached job description and person specification. When completing your application please ensure your supporting statement reflects the criteria set out in these documents by showing how your experience and skills apply to this post.

Person Specification



  • General medical Qualification e.g. MBBS, or equivalent and hold a Licence to Practise.



  • Shall have completed a minimum of 12 years' medical work (either continuous period or in aggregate) since obtaining a primary medical qualification of which a minimum of six years should have been in a relevant specialty in the Specialty Doctor and/or closed SAS grades. Equivalent years' experience in a relevant specialty from other medical grades including from overseas will also be accepted.

Clinical Skills


  • High levels of competence in diagnosis, risk assessment, care planning and prescribing.

Leadership Skills


  • Able to provide clinical leadership to a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Able to prioritise work to meet competing clinical demands.

Organisational Skills


  • Have good organisational skills and able to organise own work.



  • Understand principles of multi-disciplinary team working.
  • Demonstrate ability to work as a member of a team and to liaise effectively with colleagues within the hospital.

Clinical Governance


  • Understand and actively support the principles of Clinical Governance including audit and outcome measures.
  • Demonstrate a good understanding of continuing professional development needs and revalidation.

Management Skills


  • Understand the importance of working with managers in the interest of good patient care



  • Understand their strengths and weaknesses and how these attributes affect professional functioning.
  • Knowledge of the stress/stressors involved in being a specialist doctor and how to manage these appropriately and understand the importance of seeking support at the right time.

Working with Patients and Carers


  • Demonstrate a good understanding of how to work in partnership with patients and carers.

Employer details

Employer name

Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust


Weymouth Community Hospital

Melcombe Avenue



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