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Specialty Doctor in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Tees Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
£52,530 to £82,400 a year
Closing date
7 Jun 2024
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 is a 10 PA post 6-month fixed term post providing Speciality Grade Doctor input to the Harrogate CAMHS (with consultant supervision from Dr Cirulli). This post will provide input into Harrogate part of the North Yorkshire and York service. Specifically, this service is commissioned by the North Yorkshire CCG.

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.

It is a fixed term post suitable for a post holder wishing to develop clinical experience within CAMHS.

The team serves the Harrogate area including Ripon, Masham and Pateley Bridge and includes (Wetherby)

Main duties of the job

The post holder will contribute to the teams performance objectives and, in terms of clinical work, is expected to achieve an average of 20 direct patient contacts per week, representing a mix of new and review appointments.

The post holder will be responsible, alongside consultant colleagues, for delivery of mental health services up to a young persons 18th birthday for the population of the Harrogate area. Although we have a clinic model, there may be an occasional requirement to perform domiciliary and community visits with the support of other team members.

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

The post will follow a 9PA (Direct Clinical Care): 1 PA (Supporting Professional Activities) job plan. This will allow the post holder to develop a protected half day each week to pursue CPD activities. Active encouragement will be given to career development within CAMHS and duties of the postholder can be adapted over time to ensure they gain a wide range of appropriate experiences for this.

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. There are two group localities Durham & Tees Valley (which includes forensic services) and North Yorkshire & York. In terms of clinical specialties, these comprise: Adult mental health, Mental health services for older people, Children and young peoples services, Learning disability services, Forensic Services (including prisons).

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached job description for more detailed information on this post and also the Trust's website for information on our services -

Person Specification



  • At least 4 years postgraduate experience, including at least 2 years in a core psychiatry training programme in UK or abroad.
  • Able to demonstrate good clinical skills and knowledge in psychiatry with bio-psycho-social perspective
  • Able to demonstrate good clinical communication skills showing empathy and sensitivity
  • Person-centred and recovery focused


  • Postgraduate experience in the relevant specialty
  • Able to manage clinical complexity and uncertainty
  • Able to undertake duties under MHA and MCA.
  • Able to deliver undergraduate or postgraduate teaching and training
  • Participated in research or service evaluation.

Professional and Personal Qualities


  • Able to show commitment to Trust values of respect, involvement and well-being
  • Able to work co-operatively in a multi-disciplinary team and to delegate appropriately.
  • Evidence of annual appraisal and commitment to appraisal and revalidation.
  • 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.
  • Participated in and reflected on the purpose of continuous professional development
  • Participated actively in clinical audit.
  • Able to use and appraise clinical evidence.


  • Highly skilled in use of electronic records and IT at work.
  • Able to deliver undergraduate or postgraduate teaching and training
  • Participated in research or service evaluation.



  • 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



  • 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(2) MHA OR able to achieve within 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.



  • MB BS or equivalent medical qualification


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

Employer details

Employer name

Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust


2 Dragon Parade


North Yorkshire


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