Consultant CAMHS Bexley GMH Quadrant

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust
Sidcup / Erith DA8 3EE
Depending on experience plus 5% on-call supplement and £2,162 London Weighting.
Closing date
22 Aug 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Contract Type
Full Time
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Consultant Psychiatrist CAMHS - Bexley GMH quadrant

Following new investment, an exciting opportunity has arisen to appoint a dynamic and enthusiastic full time Child and Adolescent Consultant Psychiatrist to work within the Bexley CAMHS' Getting More Help (GMH) Quadrant. Bexley CAMHS is currently in the process of redesigning its Service Model to align with the Thrive framework, a nationally recognised approach, to help us deliver timely, responsive and needs based mental health interventions for the children and young people in Bexley.

You will sit in the GMH quadrant which will encompass what was previously the Learning Disabilities & Neurodevelopmental Disorders (LDND), and Generic teams. By joining Bexley CAMHS at this exciting time, you will be able to contribute to the redesign, to help shape the service, including new ways of working and become involved in implementation.

Applications from candidates wishing to work flexibly will be welcomed.

Main duties of the job

The Bexley CAMH Services are based at Children and Young People Service, Park Crescent, Erith, Kent DA8 3EE and Queen Mary's Hospital, Frognal Avenue, Sidcup, Kent DA14 6LT. Both of these sites are integrated Children and Young People Hubs within the London Borough of Bexley.

The service provides evidence-based interventions informed by national and local policy via multi-disciplinary teams and treatment pathways, and is aligned to the core principles of the Children & Young People's IAPT framework (CYP-IAPT). The service has close links to local partner agencies including community children's services, acute paediatrics, social services and education.

You will work to provide a specialist service for children and young people up to 18 years old with significant and enduring mental health difficulties and with intellectual disabilities, and neurodevelopmental disorders, along with their families and carers within the Borough of Bexley. You will manage a complex caseload providing clinical leadership, assessment, and intervention along with the multi-disciplinary teams (MDTs) within the GMH quadrant. You will sit in one of the two teams within the GMH quadrant and will also be expected to sit in the LDND special interest pathway. While the Thrive model is being implemented, the post holder will sit in the existing LDND team but will have a caseload from both the LDND and Generic pathways.

About us

Oxleas offers a wide range of NHS healthcare services to people living in South East London and Kent and to people in prison. Our services include community health care such as district nursing and speech and language therapy, care for people with learning disabilities and mental health care such as psychiatry, nursing and therapies. Our multidisciplinary teams look after people of all ages and we work in close partnership with other parts of the NHS, local councils and the voluntary sector and through our new provider collaboratives. Our 4,000 members of staff work in many different settings including hospitals, clinics, prisons, children's centres, schools and people's homes. We have over 125 sites in a variety of locations across the London Boroughs of Bexley, Bromley Greenwich and into Kent and manage hospital sites including Queen Mary's Hospital, Sidcup and Memorial Hospital in Woolwich as well as the Bracton Centre, our medium secure unit for people with mental health needs. We are one of the largest providers of prison health services providing healthcare to prisoners across Kent and South London. We are proud of the care we provide and our people

Our purpose is to improve lives by providing the best possible care to our patients and their families. This is strengthened by our new values:

. We're Kind

. We're Fair

. We Listen

. We Care

Job description Job responsibilities

The Trust is currently engaged in a number of developments related to improving services for young people with crisis and acute presentations.Building on existing close partnerships, in 2017, the South London Partnership was formed with Oxleas NHSFT, South London and Maudsley FT and South West London and St Georges Trust, to deliver New Models of Care for adult forensic patients and for children and young people. The partnership was successful in bidding to become Wave 1 (Adult forensic) and Wave 2 (Tier 4 CAMHS) New Model of Care sites in conjunction with NHSE which went live in April and October 2017 respectively. Since its inception, SLP have focused on adding value and driving improvements in patient experience and outcomes across the south London population. Improvements have included a 93% decrease in out of area placements for young people and enhanced community based interventions (for eg DBT services and crisis services) which have reduced the need for hospital admissions.SLP are a provider collaborative from 1st Oct 2020, responsible for managing budgets and the patient pathways for inpatient and crisis care in CAMHS across two Integrated Care systems and 12 CCGs.

Applicants must have MRCPsych or equivalent; have completed higher training in Child Psychiatry or equivalent; be on or eligible for entry to the GMCs Specialist Register; and have Approved Clinician status/Section 12 approval. You will have excellent therapeutic skills and be able to be responsive and flexible in working with young people.

Person Specification Full GMC registration Essential
  • Licensed with full GMC registration (or eligible)
GMC Specialist Register Essential
  • Inclusion or eligibility for inclusion on Specialist Register
  • CCT or equivalent in CAMHS, or CESR etc
Experience in CAMHS Essential
  • Appropriate training/experience gained in CAMHS to undertake role

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