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Consultant in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Employer
Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Hove
Salary
£84,559 to £114,003 a year per annum
Closing date
15 Aug 2022

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Profession
Psychiatrist
Service
Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Grade
Consultant
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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The Brighton CAMHS and CAMHS Learning Disability Teams have an exciting opportunity for a permanent, Child and Adolescent Mental Health (CAMHS) Consultant Psychiatrist with a special interest in Learning Disability to join their teams. This is an exciting opportunity to play an integral part in prioritising the delivery of a safe, effective and caring service to those young people with Learning Disability and/or mental health difficulties and their families/carers within Brighton and Hove.

The CAMHS LD team is a well regarded and well established specialist team which functions well and is well integrated with both the Paediatric teams and the local authority. Brighton and Hove CAMHS is an innovative CAMHS team with a friendly staffing establishment.

At Sussex Partnership we are committed to providing opportunities for flexible working. If you would like to work differently or different hours to as advertised, please get in touch to discuss this in more detail.

Main duties of the job

You will provide high quality specialist clinical assessments, including relevant psychiatric and physical investigation to children, young people and their families in a community setting, and work collaboratively with other members of the team to plan and deliver appropriate individually tailored treatment plans.

Sussex Partnership is committed to people participation, meaning that we involve patients and their carers and supporters, in service decision-making and planning. You will be expected to contribute to this shared value and to support the functioning of this service in the delivery of its participation strategy.

There is only so much we can say to you in an advert, so would love to speak to you about this role in more detail. For more information please see our contact details below!

Please note the Job Description is still with the Royal College for approval. If there are any small changes we will ensure all applicants receive the final version before interview.

About us

Please note this post attracts a Golden Hello payment of up to £5,000 as well as a Relocation Package of up to £8000. Information on these can be obtained from the Medical Staffing Team on 0300 304 0393.



Brighton CAMHS is located in the Aldrington Centre (Hove), while the CAMHS LD team is co-located with Community Paediatrics at Brighton General Hospital.

Also, if you haven't thought about living and working in Brighton and Hove before then you should consider the following:
  • Journey from the coast to the countryside in minutes
  • Enjoy a lifestyle where there is a dynamic City but easy access to the South Downs National Park including renowned cycle routes and picturesque walks, including the famous South Downs Way!
  • Embrace taking time to discover all the miles of scenic coastline
  • Easy access to airports - Gatwick and Heathrow are both within 90 minutes of the county, providing links to Europe and beyond
  • London is also within easy reach via local and national bus routes and national mainline stations


Job description Job responsibilities

You will work as part of a friendly and supportive multidisciplinary team which includes nurses, behaviour support workers and psychologists. This post will work alongside other Consultants and Specialty Doctors who work in Sussex ChYPS. You will also be part of a Trust wide consultant network where there are opportunities to liaise with colleagues in other posts throughout the Trust and develop peer networks. You will also see consultant peers at regular division meetings in the locality and at clinical governance meetings.

Person Specification Criteria Essential
  • MB BS or equivalent medical qualification.
  • Fully registered with the GMC with a licence to practise at the time of appointment.
  • Included on the GMC Specialist Register OR within six months.
  • Approved clinician status OR able to achieve within 3 months of appointment
  • Approved under S12 OR able to achieve with 3 months of appointment
  • Holds and will use valid UK driving licence OR provides evidence of proposed alternative.
  • Excellent knowledge in specialty
  • Excellent clinical skills using bio-psycho-social perspective and wide medical knowledge
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English
  • Able to manage clinical complexity and uncertainty
  • Makes decisions based on evidence and experience including the contribution of others
  • Able to meet duties under MHA and MCA
  • Able to deliver undergraduate or postgraduate teaching and training
  • Ability to work in and lead team
  • Demonstrate commitment to shared leadership & collaborative working to deliver improvement.
  • Participated in continuous professional development
  • Participated in research or service evaluation.
  • Able to use and appraise clinical evidence.
  • Has actively participated in clinical audit and quality improvement programmes
  • Ability to work in a participatory way so that shared decision making and conversations around formulation/diagnosis and ongoing care are a collaborative endeavour with the people who access our service.
Desirable
  • Qualification or higher degree in medical education, clinical research or management.
  • MRCPsych
  • Additional clinical qualifications.
  • In good standing with GMC with respect to warning and conditions on practice
  • Wide range of specialist and sub-specialist experience relevant to post within NHS or comparable service
  • Able to plan and deliver undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and training relevant to this post
  • Reflected on purpose of CPD undertaken
  • Experienced in clinical research and / or service evaluation.
  • Evidence of achievement in education, research, audit and service improvement: awards, prizes, presentations and publications.
  • Has led clinical audits leading to service change or improved outcomes to patients


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