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Consultant in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
£93,666 to £126,281 a year
Closing date
10 Jul 2024

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The post-holder will be part of the team of consultant psychiatrists working within the Trust's Mental Health and Learning Disabilities Clinical Unit. The post-holder will be part of the two Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists, both based at the Community CAMHS clinic in Newport. Within CAMHS, there is a full-time middle grade doctor working across CAMHS and EIP teams and a CT2/3 post. We also get frequent requests from the Foundation Year doctors for wanting placements in the team and there are talks for placing medical students in the team and the wider MHLD division in the future.

Main duties of the job

Clinical Responsibilities for the post holder

* To provide a comprehensive Consultant Psychiatrist service to children in collaboration with other psychiatric colleagues within the team up to the age of 18, with upper limits according to clinical need.

* To contribute to the multi-disciplinary community team and general hospital inpatient in-reach.

* To conduct domiciliary visits as appropriate.

* To provide statutory clinical reports as requested.

* To undertake assessment and management of children and young people presenting with:

o Moderate to severe mental health problems

o First-episode psychosis to act as Consultant Clinical Lead to EIP (early intervention in psychosis service) for under 18s as necessary.

o Neurodevelopmental disorders where there is a co-morbid mental illness

o Intellectual disability where there is a co-morbid mental illness

* To apply an evidence-based approach to clinical practice.

* To provide clinical leadership in psychiatry to the multidisciplinary team, in co-operation with the Service Manager.

* To promote multidisciplinary working.

* To work with other clinical staff in achieving high standards of risk assessment and general psychiatric assessments for all patients presenting the service.

* To support the development of a seamless service and continuity of care.

* To provide clinical support and supervision to multidisciplinary teams.

* To undertake Section 12 and Approved Clinician duties related to the Mental Health Act.

About us

Southern Health is one of the largest NHS Foundation Trusts in the UK, specialising in mental health and learning disabilities, as well as offering physical health community-based services.

With a workforce of more than 7000 and a footprint that spans more than 200 sites across Hampshire, we're wholeheartedly committed to providing the best possible healthcare, reaching a range of diverse communities, whilst placing patients and staff at the forefront of all our endeavours.

We are currently working closely with other NHS Trusts to integrate all our collective community, mental health, and learning disability services. Our new organisation, to be known as Hampshire and Isle of Wight NHS Foundation Trust, is set to launch in July 2024.

The transformation will happen in staggered stages Hampshire CAMHS, part of Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust joined Southern Health in February 2024, with Isle of Wight NHS Trust mental health and community services transitioning in early May 2024. The final combination of Southern Health and Solent Trusts is anticipated to occur in July 2024, when the new organisation will be formed.

Our new Trust will continue to cater to the unique needs of different communities, making healthcare across the county more accessible, as well as offering staff more opportunities for career development, training and partnership working.

Join us as we embark on this exciting journey to shape the future of healthcare in Hampshire.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Further information about the Trust and this role can be found on the Job Description and Person Specification document attached.

Person Specification



  • Full GMC Registration with license to practice
  • Eligibility for inclusion on the Specialist Register vial CCT in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (or within 6 months at time of interview) or equivalent
  • Section 12 Approval
  • Approved Clinician status
  • MRCPsych


  • Relevant Higher Degree e.g. MD, PHD, MSc or other additional clinical qualifications



  • Demonstrate a high level of clinical experience and competence in Child
  • & Adolescent
  • Psychiatry
  • Knowledge of UK Hospital Systems (or equivalent)
  • Knowledge and evidence of participation in CPD (including being in Good standing with the College for the purposes of CPD)

Additional Criteria


  • Ability to take full and independent responsibility for clinical care of patients
  • Ability to manage own time, workload and prioritise clinical work
  • Ability to appraise own performance
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills


  • Published audits
  • Publication in reviewed journals

Employer details

Employer name

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust


St Marys Hospital

Parkhurst Road


Isle of Wight

PO30 5TG

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