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Consultant CAMHS Psychiatrist/Clinical Lead CAMHS Crisis/Liaison Team

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust
Woolwich, London
£99,532 to £131,964 a year plus 5% on call plus £2,162 London Weighting
Closing date
10 Jun 2024
We wish to appoint an enthusiastic and dynamic Consultant CAMHS Psychiatrist and Clinical Lead for the CAMHS Liaison and Crisis (CLiC) Team who will plan and implement service development and be passionate about crisis work and ensuring safe and effective interventions are delivered to a high-risk population. The crisis pathway comprises nurses, social workers, and other professionals in CAMHS. The Consultant will work with all the disciplines of the team, and with external agencies within the child's network, to provide crisis assessments, consultation, advice, and support to ensure the best possible clinical outcomes for young people presenting in Crisis.

The Liaison and Crisis Team (CLiC) work collaboratively with borough adolescent and crisis pathways to support those young people known to the service who present in crisis via A& E, as well as support the most vulnerable young people through a telephone support. The crisis team, work with young people for the duration of their crisis, and for existing patients, this will be done in collaboration with their existing care coordinator in the Community CAMHs team.

Main duties of the job

The CAMHS tri-borough crisis service provides integrated, high-quality assessment, support, and interventions in and out of hours. It works closely with the Adolescent teams (who lead on the borough-based crisis pathways) and borough based clinical teams across the three boroughs, as well as with tier 4 (inpatient services) which are provided by the South London Partnership. The crisis team is multidisciplinary, and is supported by operational manager, team manager, practice development nurse, and a full time Consultant Psychiatrist (this post).

Assessment in the team consists of individual and family assessment. The outcome from the assessment might be admission to a CAMHS in-patient unit, an individual piece of work and safety planning around an episode of mental ill-health, collaborative work alongside the Community CAMHS Care Coordinator, or working with partner organisations to facilitate appropriate multi-agency support and intervention for the young person. The nature of the work of the consultant psychiatrist in the team is to provide crisis assessments and interventions, supervision and consultancy to non-medical colleagues and clinical leadership including taking a lead role in managing the interface with CAMHS and hospital departments. The consultant (in clinical lead role) will also oversee and lead on imminent service developments to the crisis pathway which includes brief response and intensive home treatment in line with the ambitions of the long-term plan.

About us

At Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust, we offer a wide range of NHS healthcare services to people living in South-East London and to people in prison across England. Our wide array of services includes community health care, such as district nursing and speech and language therapy, care for people with learning disabilities and mental health such as psychiatry, nursing and therapies.

Oxleas is a great place to work. It has been recognised as one of the Top 10 Best Places to Work 2023 by the Sunday Times amongst very big employers. Our staff survey results show that we are in the Top 5 in England and the highest in London for staff experience amongst similar trusts.

We are always delighted to welcome new colleagues to the Oxleas family. We care about making Oxleas a great place to work - it's a big priority in our strategy. Come and join us - it's a place where our values, teamwork, equity, and wellbeing matter and where you can really help to improve people's lives.

Ify Okocha

Chief Executive

Job description

Job responsibilities

For full job descriptions and person specifications please view the attachments. The job description will provide you with the full tasks and responsibilities of the roles. The person specifications will provide you with the qualifications, skills, experience, and knowledge required for the roles. The successful candidate will join the pathway management team and support in the design and development of the pathways future.

Applications from candidates wishing to work flexibly will be welcomed.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Shanice Enoe,CAMHS Crisis Pathway Operational Manager on

orDr Sabitha Sridhar, Clinical Director

Person Specification

oLicensed with full GMC registration


  • GMC registration/eligible
  • Inclusion or eligibility for inclusion on GMC's Specialist Register (CCT/equiv/CESR)
  • Appropriate training/experience gained within CAMHS to undertake role

Employer details

Employer name

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust


Highpoint House

Shooters Hill

Woolwich, London

SE18 3RZ

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