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Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£93,666 to £126,281 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
26 Jul 2024

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In accordance with the regulations, applicants must be eligible to work as Consultant in Child psychiatry. The post-holder should meet the requirements as noted in person specification (Appendix 1) and other employment checks. The CAMHS Service is part of the Families and Integrated Community Care Division. The Division has wide ranging responsibility within the Trust which includes community, pediatrics, midwifery, and children's universal and targeted services. The post-holder will be welcomed as a member of the CAMHS multi-disciplinary team that has excellent working relations between medical staff and team members.

Main duties of the job

Are you a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist who is dedicated and passionate about improving child and adolescent mental health services?

Are you looking for an exciting opportunity to be part of a developing and innovative service?

Ready to take a key leadership role in developing and transforming CAMHS?

We are looking for a 3.3 wte Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists to join an experienced clinical and management team in Blackpool Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service. We would also be interested to hear from applicants such as specialty doctors who might be interested in a developmental role

About us

As one of the United Kingdom's largest coastal resort, Blackpool has plenty to offer its residents - it's not just a good place to work it's a great place to live . In addition to its bustling centre and historic seafront, the town is world famous for its many attractions, including the famous Blackpool Tower. Blackpool also offers a number of scenic cycling routes round our local parks and across the surrounding countryside, as well as boasting panoramic views of the coast on its picturesque Promenade. Further afield, Blackpool also benefits from less than three-hour connections via rail to Edinburgh in the north and London in the south.

Our strategic vision for 2020 is:

As a high performing Trust, operating as part of an integrated care system, we will provide high quality, safe and effective care. This will be achieved in a financially sustainable way, through our skilled and motivated workforce .

Job description

Job responsibilities

Our CAMHS services in Blackpool are part of the Families Division within Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust which includes all hospital and community-based children's healthcare services across the area.

Blackpool CAMHS is a multi-disciplinary team comprising of Psychologists, Nurses, Family Therapists, Senior CAMHS Practitioners, Primary Mental Health Workers, Childrens Wellbeing Practitioners and Assistant Practitioners. We are also developing opportunities for trainees to be part of the team including FY2 doctors .The teams caseload is varied with a range of core and specialist pathways for children, young people and families.

Successful out of hours CYP MH response over the last 4 years providing community reach out groups alligned with an established psychological therapy service Youtherapy NHS provision .Working closely within a Families Division enables excellent joint working and sound pathway working and development.

We are currently in the process of implementing the THRIVE model across CAMHS in order to transform services alongside young people, parents, carers and our partner agencies. This include developing our Single Point of Access ( SPoA) and provides a unique opportunity for you to develop share your special interest and clinical leadership.

We are advertising for 3.3 full-time posts within the core CAMHS, creating an exciting opportunity to jointly develop and transform the Blackpool CAMHS service. Part time and job share applications will be considered.

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has a forward thinking and inclusive medical community and we are committed to your development and helping you to achieve your career aspirations..

AAC Date - TBC

Person Specification



  • Basic medical training
  • Full GMC/UK registration
  • Entry on the Specialist Register
  • CCT or equivalent in child psychiatry or within 6 months of obtaining


  • MRC Psych or equivalent
  • Approved Clinician and Section 12 approval with child and adolescent training in both the Mental Health and the Children Acts



  • Previous experience in adolescent psychiatry
  • Completion of higher specialist training in child and Adolescent psychiatry


  • Experience/training in working with older adolescents



  • Assessment and management if ADHD, autism or neurodevelopmental conditions in children and adolescents
  • Specific experience of working with young people with acute, severe and enduring mental illness


  • Specific family therapy group or individual therapy training and diploma
  • Experience in working with young persons who misuse substances
  • Experience of specific eating disorder service Work with children and young people who have been or may have been abused or perpetrated abuse



  • Knowledge of prescribing in child and adolescent psychopharmacology


  • Competence in non-medication therapeutic approaches
  • Competence in specific psychological therapy



  • Basic training in management skills
  • Knowledge of clinical governance



  • Carried out research
  • Ability to implement and develop research
  • Research other publications (or submissions for publication)



  • Ability to provide medical leadership to a multidisciplinary team



  • Computer literate
  • DBS clearance


  • Full UK driver's license

Employer details

Employer name

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


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