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Consultant Psychiatrist in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Tees Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
£93,666 to £126,281 a year pro rated for part time
Closing date
4 Jun 2024

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Job Details

The CAMHS directorate in North Yorkshire and York locality of TEWV is comprised of the two York Community CAMHS teams based at Lime Trees, the Selby team based at Selby Cabin, the Harrogate Team based at Dragon Parade, the Scarborough Team based at Lake House and the Northallerton Team based at North Moor House with a peripheral clinic in Colburn.

This post will provide input into Northallerton part of the North Yorkshire and York service. Specifically, this service is commissioned by the Humber and North Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership .

It has a Single Point of Access service staffed by an experienced staff team who triage and provide a telephone consultation service to families and referrers. The SPA responds to all referrals and help young people and their families with the process of navigating through the options to find a service that meets their needs. The service works with a model of brief intervention to empower young people and their families in achieving good mental health and well-being. Staff job plans are designed to deliver services described in the TEWV Clinical Pathways, in order to provide high quality evidence-based care.

This post arises from a consultant moving to another post within the locality.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will, with their consultant colleague, see all presentations, requiring the input of a psychiatrist arising from the secondary schools and their feeder primary schools within the Northallerton sector. The consultant would expect to hold a caseload of around 85 based on current consultant caseload and would be asked to see approximately 1 new assessment per week. The service supports a model whereby all cases are co worked with other members of the MDT, care coordinator and lead professional role usually held by a non-psychiatrist, except where there is a formal mutual agreement that sole consultant input is required with other members of the multidisciplinary team.

The Consultant joining the team will be expected to work in accordance with GMC guidance for working in multiagency and multidisciplinary teams. The Consultant will be expected to work flexibly.

The post will follow a 7.5 PA (Direct Clinical Care): 2.5 PA (Supporting Professional Activities) job plan. This will allow the post holder to develop a protected day each week to pursue additional interests such as research, medical education or leadership opportunities.

About us

We are Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust. We provide mental health and learning disability services to people of all ages.

We deliver a range of community and in-patient care across adult mental health, children and young peoples services, mental health services for older people and forensic services. We have over 7,000 staff working across more than 90 sites.

With an annual operating income of over �420 million, we work in partnership with local authorities, clinical commissioning groups, voluntary organisations, the private sector, as well as people who use our services, their families and carers.

Geographically were one of the largest NHS Foundation Trusts in the country, spanning County Durham and Darlington, Teesside, North Yorkshire and York and Selby.

Psychiatrists are essential contributors to the majority of our mental health teams. Service users expect and are justified to expect collaborative relationships with dedicated psychiatrists who work consistently as part of effective services. Our medical staffing shortage puts strain on services and puts strain on workforce wellbeing and costs extend beyond the financial.

The Medical Directorate and Medical Development Team are striving to improve medical workforce recruitment and retention in a variety of ways and the cornerstone of these efforts is The TEWV Charter for the Medical Workforce. (Please see attached Supporting Document).

Job description

Job responsibilities

The job description is attached with details of the job functions of the post holder. Also attached is the medical workforce charter

Person Specification



  • MB BS or equivalent medical qualification.


  • Qualification or higher degree in medical education, clinical research or management.
  • MRCPsych or equivalent postgraduate qualification
  • Additional clinical qualifications.



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


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



  • Fully registered with the GMC with a licence to practise at the time of appointment.
  • Eligible for inclusion in the Specialist Register or within 6 months of gaining CCT
  • Approved clinician status OR able to achieve within 3 months of appointment
  • Approved under S12 OR able to achieve with 3 months of appointment


  • Included on the GMC Specialist Register in the relevant specialty.
  • In good standing with GMC with respect to warning and conditions on practice.

Academic Skills and Lifelong Learning


  • 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.
  • Has actively participated in clinical audit.


  • Able to plan and deliver undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and training relevant to this post
  • Reflected on purpose of CPD undertaken
  • Experienced in clinical research and / or service evaluation.
  • Evidence of achievement in education, research, audit and service improvement: awards, prizes, presentations and publications.
  • Has led clinical audits leading to service change.

Personal and Professional Qualities


  • Shows empathy and sensitivity.
  • Manages own time, workload and prioritises work.
  • Able to use electronic records and use IT for email, internet and office software
  • Copes under pressure.
  • Works co-operatively in a multi-disciplinary team and able to delegate appropriately.
  • Evidence of annual appraisal and commitment to appraisal and revalidation.


  • Highly skilled in use of electronic records and IT at work



  • Reflects on own performance and behaviour, seeking and acting on feedback.
  • Able to influence and persuade to improve services
  • Able to take on leadership role in multidisciplinary team.
  • Knowledge of structure and management of the NHS and the Trust.
  • Shows commitment to quality through knowledge of quality improvement and lean thinking methodology OR able to achieve within one year of appointment
  • Able to adapt to and lead service change.


  • Able to take on a leadership role outside the multidisciplinary team.
  • Understanding of NHS & wider health economy and its implications for the work of the Trust.
  • Trained to standard equivalent to level 2 in TEWV Trust Quality improvement system

Employer details

Employer name

Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust


North Moor House

North Moor Road


North Yorkshire


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