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Salaried General Practitioner in Child and Adolescent Mental Health

Employer
Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Brighton & Hove
Salary
£68,975 to £104,085 a year pro rata
Closing date
30 Jul 2024
General Practitioner with Extended Role in Child and Adolescent Mental Health.

This is a newly developed substantive post designed to support high-quality patient care for Children and Young People under our mental health services. The post holder will work in a supervised role in secondary care in Brighton & Hove with a Child and Adolescent population for 3 days per week whilst continuing to practice as a GP in primary care.

Main duties of the job

This new role offers the opportunity to develop specialist mental health skills working closely with the Consultant Psychiatrists in our team. The three days a week spent within Brighton CAMHS will allow the post holder to provide high quality care to Children and Young People with a broad spectrum of mental health and emotional difficulties. Up to 2 further days would be spent working in General Practice (funded by practice).Expected role within Brighton CAMHS:o Medication review clinics for Children and Young People under the care of Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists in the team

o Deprescribing clinics aiming to titrate down and withdraw antidepressant treatment for Children and Young people in accordance with NICE guidelines

o Clinical reviews for Children and Young People who have received and not responded to psychological therapies, in accordance with NICE guidelines

o Antipsychotic monitoring for Children and Young people who require extended periods of use of these medications

o Targeted psychoeducation sessions for Children and Young People relating to their clinical need

o Co-leading the feeding and eating pathway within Brighton CAMHS for young people who are at risk of physical health complications due to low weight that is not secondary to Anorexia Nervosa/Bulimia Nervosa and therefore not under our specialist Family Eating Disorders Service (FEDS).

o Undertaking and supporting Initial Assessments for young people referred in to Brighton CAMHS

About us

Sussex Partnership was formed in April 2006 as an NHS Trust and established as an NHS Foundation Trust with Teaching Trust status in August 2008. We employ approximately 5000 staff, serve a total catchment population of more than 2 million and generate an income of �250 million.

The Trust delivers services via 5 Care Delivery Services (CDS), tasked with providing overarching leadership for care groups and / or geographical areas. Each CDS is led by an operational director and a clinical director, with a multi-disciplinary leadership team (including a range of clinical professions as well as business, finance, HR, IT and estates and facilities support staff) providing additional leadership and governance oversight. The CDS model supports continuous service improvement for patients and carers, is supported by Clinical Academic Groups and aligns with our Trust Values, Organisational Strategy and Clinical Strategy. The Trust strives to provide consistently high-quality services, working in partnership with each other, the people who use our services and other organisations.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to main job description for full details. An example of key responsibilities include:

Provide safe, high quality, cost effective and evidence-based care for Child and Adolescent mental health patients in secondary care.

Undertake assessments and reviews of new and follow up patients in Child and Adolescent Mental Health servicesProvide safe, high quality, cost effective and evidence-based care for Child and Adolescent mental health patients in secondary care.

Undertake assessments and reviews of new and follow up patients in Child and Adolescent Mental Health services

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • MB BS or equivalent medical qualification
  • MRCGP or MRCGP equivalent


Desirable

  • Qualification or higher degree in medical education, clinical research or management
  • Additional clinical qualification


ELIGIBILITY

Essential

  • Fully registered with the GMC with a license to practice at the time of appointment
  • Eligible, or within 6 months of being eligible, for inclusion on the GMC General Practitioner Register
  • On the National GP Performers list


SKILLS/ABILITIES

Essential

  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Excellent organisational skills


CLINICAL SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE & EXPERIENCE

Essential

  • Excellent knowledge in General Practice, applied in a primary care setting
  • Excellent clinical skills using bio-psycho-social perspective and wide medical knowledge
  • Experience of MDT working
  • Excellent communication & listening skills


Desirable

  • Experience of working with children and young people in secondary care and hospital settings
  • Experience working in a psychiatry community or hospital setting
  • Experience taking a lead role relating to mental health in a primary care setting
  • Experience in using psychological therapies (e.g. CBT, systemic therapy, DBT)


Employer details

Employer name

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Aldrington Centre

Brighton & Hove

BN3 4AG

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