Consultant in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry CMHT- Poole

Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust
£84,559 to £114,003 a year pa
Closing date
22 Aug 2022

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Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Contract Type
Full Time
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This is an exciting new opportunity for a full time enthusiastic and committed CAMHS Psychiatrist to work within Core Community CAMHS within Poole, Dorset.

The post holder will have consultant colleagues within CAMHS including peers in community CAMHS, inpatient unit and specialist CAMHS i.e. Forensic services and withinthe community team for children and young people with intellectual disabilities.

Alongside our great career development and commitment to flexible working, we can offer relocation expenses of up to £10,000 if you are interested in moving to our beautiful county.

We would love to hear from you to discuss how together we might design this role around you and your specialist interests. Work-life balance is important to all of us and we know that when we support staff to work flexibly and to achieve a better balance between home and work responsibilities, there are benefits for you, our patients and the Trust.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will work 10 PA within the Poole core CAMHS team and provide comprehensive community based services to young people up to the age of 18 registered with general practitioners within the area. The post is based in Poole and the service is located on Shaftesbury Road opposite Poole General Hospital.

Everyday you'll have the opportunity to make a long-lasting difference and the privilege of working with young people in the local community. You'll encounter stimulating challenges and endless rewards; opportunities to create change and transform lives; teams fuelled by collaboration; and a culture that fosters innovation and values a diverse and inclusive workplace.

The post is based in Poole and the service is located on Shaftesbury Road opposite Poole General Hospital. The postholder will be expected to maintain Section 12 (2) and be an Approved Clinician.

Candidates for Consultant posts must also be on the GMC Specialist Register (including via CESR/European Community Rights) or will have a CCT/CESR(CP) date within 6 months of interview.

About us

At Dorset HealthCare we're on a mission to empower people to make the most of their lives through our outstanding, joined-up healthcare services. We're a dynamic, forward-looking Trust, running 12 community hospitals, specialist inpatient facilities and a wide range of integrated community and mental health services for a population of almost 800,000 people.

We do things differently here - it's one of the reasons the CQC rated us 'outstanding' in 2019. It's also why 95% of patients across our services say they have a good or very good experience of our services and 89% of staff feel they can really make a difference. Whether you're looking to work with us in one of our bustling market towns, vibrant urban locations, thriving seaside spots, or among the rolling hills of Dorset, there are lots of ways you can make a difference in our communities.

Our 7,000-strong workforce is at the heart of what we do and our success is a testament to our brilliant people. We're all about building a workplace for the future, we believe in equal opportunities and we celebrate diversity. We're an inclusive workplace, where everyone is welcome, everyone can be authentic, and we are all encouraged to be the best version of ourselves.

Working with us you'll be part of a strong team, challenge yourself, build a career, and teach us what we don't know. And you'll be working towards our vision to be better every day through excellence, compassion and expertise in all we do.

Job description Job responsibilities

The post holder will provide leadership to a multidisciplinary team, alongside a clinical service manager (CSM) (Band 8) and a team leader (Band 7). The clinical aspects of the post arise from an overall role to lead the team in the provision of effective assessment and treatment services for patients aged up to 18 years. The role includes a focus on supporting improvements in the process of transition to the adult mental health services as and when appropriate.

As a senior professional, your role will naturally include activities supporting both direct clinical contacts, and service delivery. Examples of these activities include policy development, quality improvement initiatives, teaching, appraising colleagues, line management or other nominated roles. A job plan will be developed by the Lead Consultant for CAMHS with the post holder, and reviewed annually.

The post holder will be expected to work with the East Dorset CAMHS to cover emergency work and to keep waiting lists within the Trust agreed limits. This has been within four weeks for routine referrals from April 2011.The post holder will take part in the on call rota. The weekly on call rota is Dorset wide, at week-ends the East of the county is paid at 2% on call availability supplement PLUS 0.25APA and in the West of the county is paid at 3% on call availability supplement PLUS 0.75 APA .This is a joint general adult, learning disability, child psychiatry and old age psychiatry senior on-call rota supported by core trainees, higher trainees (Specialist Registrars) and SASG or ANP.

It is a 3 tier support system in the East over the weekdays and 2 tier system when covering the West. When on-call the postholder is expected to provide advice and support to junior colleagues on call, out of hours nursing and social work colleagues. When necessary, it is expected that the on-call consultant will review patients personally. At weekends and on bank holidays there is a consultant led inpatient review for newly admitted patients to address problems with inpatients. This ensures that all patients admitted to our units are seen by a consultant within the first 24 hours of their admission and review patients in longer term seclusions.

The postholder will have cross cover arrangements for annual, study andemergency sick leave with the Consultant for North Dorset CAMHS. These cover arrangements will take account of the other medical staff in the locality team.

Person Specification Qualifications/Training Essential
  • General medical Qualification e.g. MBBS, or equivalent and hold a Licence to Practise.
  • MRCPsych or recognised equivalent, e.g. membership of a psychiatry college in another country.
  • Qualification or higher degree in medical education, clinical research or management.
  • Additional clinical qualification.
Eligibility Essential
  • Must be in possession or within 6 months of possession of a CCT in Psychiatry or on Specialist Register in Psychiatry.
  • On Specialist Register in enter specialism Psychiatry.
  • Section 12(2) approval and Approved Clinician approval or ability to obtain approval before starting post
  • Experience of medicine outside psychiatry e.g. general practice, medicine.
Clinical Skills, Knowledge & Experience Essential
  • Excellent knowledge in specialty
  • Evidence of effective multidisciplinary team involvement.
  • Excellent clinical skills using bio-psycho-social perspective and wider medical knowledge.
  • Able to meet duties under MHA and MCA.
  • Make decisions based on evidence and experience including contribution of others.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Teaching Experience.
  • Wide range of specialist and sub-specialist experience relevant to post within the NHS or comparable service.
Dorset HealthCare Values Essential
  • Understand the importance of working with managers in the interest of goo patient care
  • Able to manage priorities.
  • Evidence of management/Leadership skills training.
  • Previous management experience including that of other junior medical staff.
Leadership Skills Essential
  • Understand principles of leadership and give examples of leadership in own practice.
  • Able to provide clinical leadership to a multi-disciplinary team.
Clinical Governance Essential
  • An understanding of the importance of Clinical Governance in the NHS organisations and importance in patient care.
  • Awareness of current issues in mental health service provision, policy and legislation
Self Awareness Essential
  • To have an understanding of own strengths and weaknesses and how these attributes affect professional functioning
  • To have an understanding of the stresses involved in being a consultant psychiatrist and how to manage these appropriately.
Supervision of Junior medical Staff Essential
  • Knowledge of requirements for supervision and appraisal of junior medical staff.
  • Approved educational supervisor training.
Research and Audit Essential
  • Experience of carrying out an audit project.
  • Approved educational supervisor training.
Research and Audit Essential
  • Experience of carrying out an audit project.
  • Experience or involvement in a research project and publication.
  • Ability to supervisor junior medical staff undertaking research projects.
  • Published audit project
  • Ability to critically appraise published research.

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