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Consultant Psychiatry - Barnet CAMHS

Barnet, Enfield & Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust
Burnt Oak Broadway
£93,666 to £126,281 a year pro rata
Closing date
12 Jul 2024

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We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic, skilled, approachable and motivated consultant to join the Barnet Enfield and Haringey CAMHS division to help in managing the care of young people living requiring assessment and treatment within Barnet West CAMHS which is based at Edgware Community Hospital. This is an excellent opportunity for a consultant to work within a well-functioning and closely knit multidisciplinary team of committed professionals. This is an existing consultant post which has become vacant as the current post holder is taking on additional management responsibilities and is helping to set up the single point of access with the CAMHS division.

The person appointed to the post will be encouraged to develop their own interests and pursue research interest in collaboration with the child and adolescent research unit based at University College London CAMHS research unit led by Professor Argyris Stringaris. The consultants will be encouraged to participate in various QI projects across both services and participate in teaching medical students and psychiatry trainees as well.

Main duties of the job

The post is a Consultant Psychiatrist post working with children with mental health difficulties in the generic CAMHS pathway. It is a substantive/permanent post that has been established for many years in the Trust. The current post-holder is taking on management responsibilities. This post-holder will be professionally accountable to the Chief Medical Officer of BEH Mental Health NHS Trust & C& I Foundation Trust partnership, and managerially to the Clinical Director of the CAMHS Division.

Barnet CAMHS is transforming its clinical services in line with the Thrive Model with a stepped offer of care within two pathways: Generic CAMHS Emotional and Behavioural/ ADHD pathway and Neurodevelopmental (ASD/LD) pathway.

This is a substantive consultant post in a well-functioning Multidisciplinary team and will offer the post holder the opportunity to play an active clinical leadership role within the team.

About us

Barnet Enfield and Haringey Mental Health Trust is a multiple award-winning, combined mental health and community Trust providing local, regional and national healthcare services. We are one of the largest employers in North London with over 3000 staff delivering a range of mental health and community services to a population of over one million.
BEH manages the renowned North London Forensic Services (NLFS), rated as 'Outstanding' by the CQC. This service treats and cares for people within the criminal justice system who have mental health conditions. We also provide one of the largest eating disorder services in England, as well as drug and alcohol services and mental health liaison services in North Middlesex University Hospitals Trust. Our values and quality improvement are at the heart of everything we do, please consider joining us.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • The role of ensuring that clinical care provided to the service users is of a high quality and is provided within the Trusts policy framework. The post holder will have a caseload of about 70 cases.
  • The post holder will undertake the necessary clinical administrative duties associated with providing excellent patient care.
  • The post holder will be an active member of the multidisciplinary team, and therefore attend multidisciplinary team meetings and provide advice and support to the team.
  • To support the further transformation of the service and lead on QI projects.
  • To ensure all cases are appropriately allocated to professionals within the expertise and skills available in the team.
  • To play a role in implementing children and young peoples IAPT.
  • To diagnose, formulate, treat and manage Children and Young People with complex and severe mental health disorders.
  • To actively engage in links with other parts of Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services, Primary Care Services, Social Services and other agencies relevant to the services.
  • To have primary responsibility for cases where they have direct face to face contact
  • To have shared responsibility for cases on which they collaborate or co-work with other professionals.
  • To lead in pathways as indicated.
  • Ensure all cases receive an appropriate treatment modality within the existing resources.
  • To be available to other professionals when they need to discuss cases.
  • Manage an established caseload, including neurodevelopmental cases some of whom are on medication.
  • Assess newly allocated cases and formulate appropriate treatment plans in collaboration with colleagues in other disciplines.
  • Complete relevant paperwork, including maintaining the electronic record and participating in routine outcome monitoring of clinical work.
  • Undertake other duties (as negotiated) which contribute to the good functioning of the clinical team.
  • To conduct one audit per year
  • Participate in the day time psychiatry consultant second on call rota. Other clinicians provide the first on call rota.
  • Participate in an out of hours consultant on call rota from 5pm-9am and at weekends.

  • Provide weekly supervision to CT1-3s doctor and ST 4-6 higher specialist trainee, in line with the Royal College of Psychiatrist and BEH standards.
  • To contribute to the teaching of Medical Students and Trainee Doctors.
  • To engage in the Academic Teaching Programme.

  • The post holder will form part of the leadership team and will be encouraged to innovate and help in transformation of CAMHS services.


This is not a formal management position, however as a consultant psychiatrist you are expected to:
  • Support the team manager in managing members of the multi-disciplinary team to ensure a high level of patient care and ensure patient safety.
  • Act as line manager to all medical members within the team offering clinical supervision as appropriate.
  • Address all areas of clinical governance within the multidisciplinary team. The components of clinical governance include: Education and Training, Clinical Audit, Clinical effectiveness, Research and Development, Openness and Risk Management.
  • Accountability is to the clinical director of CAMHS division.
  • The appointee will take a proactive role in the management of the service through membership of the CAMHS Forum.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Experience


  • Full Registration with the General Medical Council UK
  • On the General Medical Council Specialist Register or within six months of obtaining a CCT
  • Section 12(2) Approval under Mental Health Act and eligible to act as Responsible Clinician for detained patients or eligible
  • Membership of a professional indemnity organization
  • Engagement with Annual Appraisal
  • Experience of Safeguarding Children framework


  • Membership of the Royal College of Psychiatrists
  • Higher degree in a relevant subject
  • Experience of working in a culturally diverse area

Teaching, Training, Leadership and Management


  • Experience in multi-disciplinary teaching
  • Negotiation skills


  • Experience of Clinical Leadership
  • Engagement with Service Management
  • Management Training
  • Understanding of contracting, finance and activity monitoring
  • Qualification in Teaching
  • Achieved competencies to be Clinical Supervisor in accordance with HEE requirements

Research & Quality Impreovement


  • Experience of QIPP activity


  • Experience of co-operating in Clinical Research
  • Publication in a peer-reviewed journal
  • Leading Clinical Research
  • Experience of developing a service component
  • Experience of leading management projects

IT Experience and Skills


  • Experience in data gathering and management
  • Basic computer skills, including ability to use e-mail and internet
  • Ability to work within a multi-disciplinary team

Personal Skills


  • Enthusiasm and commitment to the NHS
  • Highest level of integrity and probity
  • Capacity to respond positively to the changing NHS environment
  • Excellent communication skills in verbal and written media

Employer details

Employer name

Barnet, Enfield & Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust


Holly Oak Clinic, Dennis Scott Unit

Edgware Community Hospital

Burnt Oak Broadway


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