Consultant Psychiatrist in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
£84,559 to £114,003 a year per annum
Closing date
14 Aug 2022

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Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Contract Type
Full Time
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Would you like to be part of something Outstanding?

*We are offering a generous relocation package for this role*

We are seeking an experienced and dedicatedConsultant Psychiatrist to join our team in our CAMHS inpatient Team based at Forest House, Radlett.

This is a hugely exciting time for the Trust having recently achieved anOUTSTANDING CQC RATINGand being one of just five mental health and learning disabilities NHS trusts in England to hold an outstanding rating.

Main duties of the job

An exciting opportunity has become available for an established Consultant Psychiatrist to join our current consultant workforce in our Adolescent In-Patient Unit, Forest House Adolescent Unit within Radlett in Hertfordshire.

FHAU has 16 inpatients at any one time, of which 3 are admitted on Eating Disorder Beds. On average, over 60% of the patients in FHAU are detained. Risk level, diagnosis and ability to engage with treatment are key factors considered. In order to facilitate the de-escalation of behavioural disturbance and manage young people with complex needs in a low- stimuli, highly supported environment, the unit is in the final stages of building completion of the 2 HDU beds as part of the 16 beds complement.

You must ensure the relevant professional registration is maintained, including Section 12, Approved Clinician, and Responsible Clinician status.

**Please note due to COVID related delays the Job Description is pending approval by the Royal College of Psychiatry. Once approved the final Job Description will be shared with shortlisted candidates**

About us

Here's what we have to offer you
  • Mentoring support for new Consultants
  • Access to Leadership, Teaching, Education and Research opportunities
  • Access to a large peer group of enthusiastic and high-calibre Consultants
  • Study leave of 30 days over 3 years
  • Study leave budget of £800 per person per annum
  • A strong ethos on Learning and Development
  • Innovative patient electronic record system (PARIS)/ Admin and IT equipment/ software to improve work experience (4G enabled laptop provided upon starting)
  • Flexible working
  • Excellent staff benefits
  • Health and wellbeing support
  • Actively working with Community Projects and Interventions
  • Dedicated support to help become a future NHS Leader
  • Developmental post - more time in job plans dedicated to SPA
  • Generous Relocation Package of up to £7.5k* (subject to terms and conditions)

Our Health Hub helps improve staff health and wellbeing across the Trust - encouraging staff to step away from their work and think about their own health. This includes:
  • Workshops, challenges and social events throughout the year
  • Confidential and safe forums where staff can talk about the emotional impact of work
  • An equality and diversity staff network providing support to all staff
  • Mindfulness bite size taster session
  • Mini health check
  • Free, confidential counselling services 24/7

Job description Job responsibilities

Some duties include (but not exclusive to):
  • Offer clinical leadership and work closely with the Senior Leadership Team and MDT in establishing in enhancing the collaboration with other agencies in health and social care relevant for the clinical and quality outcomes.
  • As responsible clinician for 8-10 young people working with the other members of the medical team to provide psychiatric assessment, formulate a diagnosis and monitoring the risks a young person poses, alongside the MDT
  • Supporting the MDT to provide assessments and appropriate treatment for all patients
  • Working with the MDT in developing effective and novel treatment approaches
  • Working in partnership with young people, parents and carers to develop evidence-based, effective and agreed care plans

Person Specification Personal Qualifications Essential
  • MRCPsych or equivalent
  • MBBS or equivalent
  • Full GMC Registration
  • Section 12 Approved
  • Certificate of completion of relevant Specialist Training in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Psychiatry of Learning Disability (or within 6 months)
Experience, Skills & Knowledge Essential
  • Section 12 Approval / Approved Clinician Status (Candidates from abroad can apply for this within 3 months of taking up post)
  • Broad range of experience in psychiatric practice and in the use of psychological therapies.
  • Willingness and ability to work with others to achieve shared goals
  • Previous experience of working in a child and adolescent service.
  • Experience of working in a multi- disciplinary team.
  • Experience and competencies in assessing and treating children and adolescents with complex mental health needs and their families. It is expected a high-level skills in liaison with and consultancy to multiagency settings.
  • Previous experience of working in a child and adolescent service
  • Previous experience of Leadership and Management roles working in a child and adolescent service.
  • Ability to demonstrate experience and knowledge of Safeguarding in child and adolescent mental health
  • Formal training in management and administration
  • Participated in research and published papers and original work in peer-reviewed journals.
Personal Abilities Essential
  • Ability to work conscientiously and complete all tasks in a timely fashion.
  • Ability to establish and maintain professional relationships and boundaries with young people.
  • Ability to learn and develop new skills needed for the post.
  • Ability to think clearly and express self.
  • Ability to assess reports and clinical information and provide clear and concise information tailored for different audience
  • Ability to work and communicate effectively with others
  • Ability to learn and develop new skills needed for the post.
Other Requirements Essential
  • Car Driver (unless you have a disability as defined by the Disability Discrimination Act 1995)

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