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Consultant Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist

Pennine Care NHS FT
£99,532 to £131,964 a year PA pro rata
Closing date
25 Jun 2024

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This is a substantive post for which 10 PA's are available.

The post holder will provide specialist out-patient and consultation services to children and young people up to the age of 18 years in a community CAMHS service. Based at Oldham CAMHS, you will join 3 other Consultant colleagues within the Oldham CAMHS team and will also interface with other agencies including the Local Authority, Paediatrics and Working Age Adult services.

Main duties of the job

Role Summary:

The post holder will provide a generic mental health service to children and adolescents up to their 18th birthday. You will manage a cohort of children and young people with a wide range of mental health needs. Working as part of a multi disciplinary team you will have responsibility for direct clinical work, supervision, helping to lead in management of referrals, effective multi-agency liaison with various relevant departments and undertaking local strategic management tasks as appropriate to the post. You will have excellent clinical leadership and communication skills. You will also have strong interest and experience in working with children and adolescents.

About us

We are proud to provide high quality mental health and learning disability services, both inpatient and in the community across five boroughs of Greater Manchester - Bury, Oldham, Rochdale, Stockport and Tameside and Glossop.

Our vision is for a happier and more hopeful life for everyone in our communities and our staff work hard to deliver the very best care for the people who use our services. We're really proud of our#PennineCarePeopleand do everything we can to make sure we're a great place to work.

All individuals regardless of race, age, disability, ethnicity, nationality, gender, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnership are encouraged to apply for this post. We would also encourage applications from individuals with a lived experience of mental illness, either individually or as a carer.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Key Responsibilities of the Post:
  • To provide a psychiatric service for children and young people in Oldham.
  • To undertake direct clinical work and provide supervision to the MDT and work in partnership with other agencies.
  • To take clinical responsibility for a caseload.
  • To manage a needs led interface with Working Age Psychiatry.
  • To work creatively with other agencies who are involved with children and young people (Paediatrics, Schools and colleges, YOT, Drug and Alcohol services, Voluntary sector, Local Authority).
  • To provide clinical supervision as required to junior medical staff.
  • To support the continued development of the Oldham CAMHS service.
  • To adhere to all relevant local and national safeguarding policies and procedures.
  • To work closely with the other CAMHS Consultants, Operational and multidisciplinary staff and Care hub managers.

Person Specification

Physical/General Health


  • Good general health.
  • Satisfactory Occupational Health screening prior to taking up appointment


  • Professional presentation

Attainments/Educational Qualifications


  • Full GMC Registration


  • Published research MRCPsych

Attainments Professional/Occupational Qualifications


  • Possession of CCT in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, or be within 6 months of achieving this or entered on the GMC Specialist Register
  • Section 12 Approval under Mental Health Act 183, or be eligible for approval.
  • Demonstrable competency across the PMETB approved curriculum for higher training in Child and Adolescent psychiatry
  • Registered for CPD with the RCPsych


  • Otherpostgraduate degrees e.g. MSc, MD etc
  • Experience in the use of the Mental Health Act (1983)
  • Area of special interest and expertise.

Circumstances Domicile Car Owner/Driver


  • Within ten road miles of main work place (unless otherwise agreed with the Trust)

Special Aptitudes & Skills - Job Specific


  • Qualities essential to make a good educational supervisor of trainees in psychiatry
  • Commitment to training and teaching
  • Strong Leadership skills Clarity, Commitment to share ideas with colleagues, to develop and improve the service
  • Ability to work clearly and effectively across organisational boundaries
  • Ability to work creatively with teams around complex and challenging client groups
  • Evidence of audit activity


  • Current or past education supervisor of basic trainee and a specialist registrar
  • Evidence ofprevious experience in teaching
  • Evidence of leading the development of services elsewhere
  • Experience of effective work with Adult Psychiatry or partner agencies
  • Published audit

Special Aptitudes & Skills - Communications/Knowledge


  • Excellent communication skills
  • Cultural competency
  • Awareness of key legislation NSF, NICE, MHA, MCA, Children Act


  • Sociable personality and supportive colleague.
  • Evidence of using these to inform practice

Employer details

Employer name

Pennine Care NHS FT


Oldham CAMHS

The Royal Oldham Hospital



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