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Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist (Salford CAMHS)

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
£99,532 to £131,964 per annum
Closing date
27 May 2024

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Whatever you're looking for in your next career move, you'll find it all at Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust. Bringing together hospitals and community services from across Manchester, Salford, Trafford & beyond, we're pooling our knowledge, skills and resources to provide even better care for the diverse communities of our thriving city region. MFT is the largest Foundation Trust in the country and as such means more opportunities for you. With comprehensive services and strong research links, you can advance your specialism, progress your career, and take your knowledge further. We want talented people from all backgrounds to choose to join our diverse teams, and so we'll support your work-life balance with flexible and agile working options.

Candidates must be eligible for their own GMC registration: an active license, ceased license or pending application with the GMC at the point of application. Candidates who do not fit this criteria will not progress through to the shortlisting stage.

So why not consider your next and best career move at MFT and join us a Consultant Psychiatrist in our CQC rated Outstanding CAMHS Directorate. MFT CAMHS is one of the largest CAMHS and the most comprehensive service in the country. We have received two Outstanding ratings from CQC over the past 4 years and are considered the 'Jewel in the Crown' of the Trust.

Main duties of the job

All our CAMHS teams have a wide mix of skills and experience in their multi-disciplinary teams and enthusiastic, supportive colleagues - so you'd be joining a friendly, highly skilled and cohesive environment. The Consultants across CAMHS meet regularly for academic, professional and social support with a well-respected training scheme for trainees placed across the services.

It goes without saying that you'll be expected to take part in frontline work and/or on call though, with a large increase in consultant numbers, we anticipate you'll still have the capacity to make use of the facilities of our large University Hospital and have the time to make the most of working and living.

To start with, job plans will initially consist of 10 PAs comprising 8 PAs direct clinical care and 2 SPAs. That said, we are flexible about the composition of the clinical part of the job plan and would be able to offer more than 2 SPAs to individuals with a substantial interest in teaching or research and will also consider part time working too. Each job plan will be reviewed annually by the Clinical Director.

Resilient, ambitious and innovative, you'll carry a vibrant 'can do' attitude and mirror our values perfectly, with the skill and flexibility to operate at a high pace and overcome individual and organisational obstacles readily, positively and collaboratively. These are truly valuable opportunities to take your career to the next level.

About us

MFT is England's largest NHS Trust with a turnover of �2.6bn & is on a different scale than most other NHS Trusts. We're creating an exceptional integrated health & social care system for the 1 million patients who rely on our services every year.

Bringing together 10 hospitals & community services from across Manchester, Trafford & beyond, we champion collaborative working & transformation, encouraging our 28,000 workforce to pursue their most ambitious goals. We set standards that other Trusts seek to emulate so you'll benefit from a scale of opportunity that is nothing short of extraordinary.

We've also created a digitally enabled organisation to improve clinical quality, patient & staff experience, operational effectiveness & driving research and innovation through the introduction of Hive our brand-new Electronic Patient Record system which we've launched in September 2022.

We're proud to be a major academic Research Centre & Education provider, providing you with a robust infrastructure to encourage and facilitate high-quality research programmes. What's more, we're excited to be embarking on our new Green Plan which will set out how MFT continues to play its part in making healthcare more sustainable.

At MFT, we create and foster a culture of inclusion and belonging, provide equal opportunities for career development that are fair, open and transparent, protecting your health and wellbeing and shaping the future of our organisation together.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To find out more about the key responsibilities and the specific skills and experience youll need, take a look at the Job Description & Person Specification attachments under the Supporting Documents heading. So that youre even more equipped to make an informed decision to apply to us, youll need to take time to read the Candidate Essentials Guide that sits with the Job Description and Person Specification. This document provides you with details about the Trust, our benefits and outlines how we care for you as you care for others. Most importantly, it also contains critical information youll need to be aware of before you submit an application form.

COVID-19 vaccination remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course patients from the virus when working in our healthcare settings. Whilst COVID-19 vaccination is not currently a condition of employment, we do encourage our staff to get vaccinated. If you are unvaccinated, there is helpful advice and information available by searching on the NHS England website where you can also find out more about how to access the vaccination.

Diversity Matters

MFT is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity and eliminating any form of unlawful discrimination across our workforce, ensuring our people are truly representative of the communities we serve. All individuals regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation are encouraged to apply for this post. As an inclusive employer, we are here to support you. If you have any special requirements to help you with your application, email our team at

Were looking forward to hearing from you!

Person Specification



  • Holds and will use valid UK driving license or provides evidence of proposed alternative



  • MBBS or equivalent medical qualification


  • Additional clinical qualifications
  • Guidance Score Qualification or higher degree in medical education, clinical research or management
  • MRCPsych or MRCPsyh equivalent approved by Royal College of Psychiatrists



  • Fully registered with GMC with a license to practice at the time of appointment
  • Included on GMC Specialist register or within 6 months
  • Approved Clinician status or able to achieve within 3 months of appointment
  • Approved under S12 or able to achieve within 3 months of appointment


  • In good standing with GMC with respect to warning and conditions on practice

Clinical Skills, Knowledge and Experience


  • Excellent knowledge of specialty
  • Excellent knowledge using bio-psych-social perspective and wide medical knowledge
  • Excellent written and oral 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 specialists experience relevant to post within NHS or comparable service

Academic skills& 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 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, reserarch, audit and service improvement: awards, prizes, presentations and publications
  • Has led clinical audits leading to service change

Employer details

Employer name

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust


Salford CAMHS

Pendleton Gateway


M6 5FX

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