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Consultant in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry - North Bristol CAMHS

Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust
Depending on experience £84559 - £114003 per annum pro rata
Closing date
15 Aug 2022

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Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Contract Type
Part Time
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The Trust is seeking a substantive consultant child and adolescent psychiatrist to work in the North Bristol community CAMHS team for 3 days per week (6PAs).
  • The post holder will work alongside two other experienced Consultant Psychiatrists together with a well-resourced, experienced multi-disciplinary team including Psychology, Nursing, Family Therapy, Psychotherapy and Primary Mental Health Specialists.
  • The service is in the process of implementing the i-THRIVE model which will bring exciting opportunities to be part of the transformation of services across multiple agencies.

The post holder will be part of the wider group of 17 supportive Consultant Child & Adolescent Psychiatry colleagues working across 5 community CAMHS teams and 2 Learning Disability CAMHS teams in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire, an Intensive Support and Hospital Assessment Team, a Tier 4 inpatient unit and a variety of specialist CAMHS teams.

Interviews to take place 8th September 2022

Main duties of the job

The diagnosis, management and treatment of children, adolescents and families with severe and complex mental health problems.
  • The consultant will carry psychiatric responsibility only for those patients seen by psychiatrists within their respective CAMHS team.
  • The consultant will not routinely care coordinate. All cases on the consultant's caseload should have another clinician from the team as care coordinator.
  • The post-holder would be expected to offer new assessment appointments, follow-up, consultation and multi-agency liaison, as well as be available for unpredictable emergency work.
  • The post will be 5 DCC and 1 SPA . This will be reviewed yearly via the job planning process o The consultant is expected to provide clinical leadership within the multidisciplinary team, in conjunction with the clinical service and team manager and other senior staff.
  • When necessary the consultant will contribute to Mental Health Act assessments.
  • Liaison with community paediatricians, adult mental health services and other agencies working with children and young people, such as education, early help teams, social care, voluntary sector agencies and primary care.
  • The post holder will be expected to be approved as a Responsible Clinician or be willing to undertake training to obtain Section 12(2) MHA and will be expected to renew this approval according to agreed procedures.

About us

We are AWP (Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust) a diverse organisation with over 5,000 dedicated staff providing inpatient and community-based mental health care. We provide services from a range of locations to approximately 1.8 million people living in Bath and North East Somerset (B&NES), Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Swindon, across the county of Wiltshire and in parts of Dorset. Our outstanding people promote mental health and wellbeing. The expertise and resources within AWP are dedicated to a person-centred approach for those who use our services and for all employees. We recognise that happy and fulfilled employees give better care.

Job description Job responsibilities

Please refer to the accompanying job description for full details on the roles and responsibilities of this post.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Full GMC Registration or eligibility to be included on the register and holding a current licence to practise at the time of appointment.
  • Eligible for inclusion in the Specialist Register or within 6 months of gaining CCT in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
  • Section 12 approval/ Approved Clinician Status OR able to achieve within 3 months of appointment
  • MB BS or equivalent medical qualification.
  • Relevant Higher Degree e.g. MD, PHD, Msc or other additional clinical qualifications
  • MRCPsych or MRCPsych equivalent approved by the Royal College of Psychiatrists
  • Additional clinical qualifications
Experience Essential
  • Wide breadth of clinical experience working with children and young people with mental health problems and their families
  • Knowledge and evidence of participation in CPD.
  • Evidence of effective multidisciplinary team involvement.
  • Evidence of effective multi-agency working
  • Specific additional therapy training (e.g. Positive Behavioural Support, CBT, systemic therapy, DBT etc.)
Personal Skills Essential
  • To possess leadership skills and be able to work collaboratively in a multidisciplinary team.
  • Ability to manage own time, workload and prioritise clinical work
  • Able to demonstrate excellent communication skills, in order to effectively work with patients, carers and staff.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
Clinical Skills Essential
  • Skills in psychiatric assessment, formulation and risk management (including safeguarding) as well as psychopharmacology in children, neurodevelopmental disorders and attachment difficulties.
Knowledge Essential
  • Understanding of the management skills required to function successfully as a Consultant.
Teaching Essential
  • Commitment to and experience of undergraduate and postgraduate learning and teaching.
  • Understand principles of teaching.
Research & Audit Essential
  • Experience or involvement in a research project and publication.
  • Ability to supervise junior medical staff undertaking research projects.
  • Experience of carrying out an audit project
Management Essential
  • Evidence of management/leadership skills training.

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