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Specialty Doctor (CAMHS Family Eating Disorder Service) - Fixed Term

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Crawley Down
£52,530 to £82,400 per annum (pro rata for part time working)
Closing date
28 May 2024
The Children and Young Peoples (ChYPS) Sussex Family Eating Disorder Service have an exciting opportunity for a fixed term, Child and Adolescent Mental Health (CAMHS) Specialty Psychiatrist to join their Sussex-wide team. This is an exciting opportunity to play an integral part in prioritising the delivery of a safe, effective and caring service to those young people (10yrs-18yrs) with an eating disorder and their families/carers within Sussex.

At Sussex Partnership we are committed to providing opportunities for flexible working. If you would like to work differently or different hours to as advertised, please get in touch to discuss this in more detail.

The role will be based in Crawley Down Health Centre.

Main duties of the job

The service we provide is in line with NICE Concordant Evidenced Based Treatment for those children and young people with an eating disorder. You will provide high quality specialist clinical assessments, including relevant psychiatric and physical investigation to children, young people and their families in a range of settings, and work collaboratively with other members of the team to plan and deliver appropriate individually tailored treatment plans.

You will work as part of a friendly and supportive multidisciplinary team which includes nurses, systemic family therapists and child psychotherapists. This post will work alongside other Consultants and Specialty Doctors who work in Sussex ChYPS. You will also be part of a Trust wide psychiatrist network where there are opportunities to liaise with colleagues in other posts throughout the Trust and develop peer networks. You will also see psychiatrist peers at regular division meetings in the locality and at clinical governance meetings.

About us

Sussex Partnership Trust provides mental health and learning disability care for children, young people and adults across Sussex and for children and young people in Hampshire.

Working in Sussex:
  • Travel easily between coast and countryside, with a blend of picturesque villages and seaside towns there's always new experiences to be enjoyed
  • Embrace the city life with great access to visit Brighton and London
  • With easy access to Gatwick and Heathrow and excellent railway links across the UK there is plenty of opportunity for adventure

We'd love you to join our organisation that is rated 'good' overall and 'outstanding' for caring by the Care Quality Commission. Our staff agree, with 82% of people in our recent staff survey telling us that they recognise that care for patients is our top priority.

Other key staff survey results include:
  • 70% highlighting flexible working opportunities as a key point for satisfaction at work
  • 79% reporting feeling able to make suggestions to improve the work within their team
  • 77% identifying the opportunities to show initiative in their roles

See the attached 'Partnership Perks' document for details about our benefits package.

Job description

Job responsibilities

See job description and person specification for full details

Sussex Partnership is committed to people participation, meaning that we involve patients and their carers and supporters, in service decision-making and planning. You will be expected to contribute to this shared value and to support the functioning of this service in the delivery of its participation strategy.

There is only so much we can say to you in an advert, so would love to speak to you about this role in more detail. For more information please see our contact details below!

Person Specification



  • MB BS or equivalent qualification
  • 4 years at full-time post graduate training or higher or equivalent experience with at least 2 years in a specialty training programme relevant to young people with an eating disorder
  • Fully registered with the GMC with a licence to practise at the time of appointment


  • Qualification or higher degree in medical education, clinical research or management
  • MRCPsych
  • Additional clinical qualifications

Clinical Skills/Knowledge


  • Excellent knowledge in young people with eating disorders
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English
  • Able to manage clinical complexity and uncertainty
  • Able to make decisions based on evidence and experience, including the contribution of others
  • Able to meet duties under MHA and MCA
  • Excellent clinical skills using bio-psycho-social perspective and wide medical knowledge


  • Wide range of specialist and sub-specialist experience relevant to post within NHS or comparable service

Academic Skills


  • Able to deliver undergraduate or postgraduate teaching and training
  • Demonstrate commitment to shared leaderships & collaborative working to deliver improvement
  • Participated in continuous professional development
  • Participated in research or service evaluation
  • Able to sue and appraise clinical evidence


  • Evidence of achievement in education, research, audit and service improvement

Employer details

Employer name

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Crawley Down Health Centre

15 Bowers Place

Crawley Down

RH10 4HY

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