Specialty Doctor Lambeth CAMHS

South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
Depending on experience £50,373 - £78,759 pa
Closing date
22 Aug 2022
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Specialty Doctor in CAMHS (10 PAs - full time) - 1 vacancy

CAMHS Clinical Academic Group

We are looking for a committed Specialty Doctor to join the highly motivated and dynamic team of clinicians in Lambeth CAMHS. Both these positions are full time for 1 year, and offer an excellent opportunity to gain additional community CAMHS experience, to inform future career choices and enhance your CV. The CAMHS Clinical Academic Group of South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust is one of the most comprehensive mental health service for children and young people in the country.

Main duties of the job

The post will work across the generic CAMHS and ADHD teams to attend to children and young people up to the age of 18 years who present with a range of significant mental health and neurodevelopmental difficulties. The main team base is located at William Geoffrey House, 35 Black Prince Road, Kennington. The roles currently involve some remote working in line with current NHS guidelines.

About us

Consultant supervision takes place on a weekly basis. There are excellent opportunities for professional development including management, training, research and audit experience. There is also opportunity for teaching locally within the service to multi-disciplinary and medical colleagues.

Job description Job responsibilities

The post holder will work alongside 5 Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists within the Borough and a core and higher speciality trainee. Lambeth CAMHS is made up of six teams including the Tier 3 Child and Adolescent Community Service (River), Early Intervention CAMHS (Spring), Community Crisis Team (Rapids), Children Looked After Mental Health Service (CLAMHS), the CAMHS Youth Offending Team (CAMHS-YOS), and the Parent and Infant Relationship Service (PAIRS). The teams are multidisciplinary and include a wide range of experienced staff.

Person Specification Professional Qualifications Essential
  • Full GMC Registration with Licence to Practice
  • MRCPsych or equivalent qualification
Training and Experience Essential
  • Evidence of achievement of CT3 competences in Psychiatry including experience of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (A) or Equivalent experience and competencies (I) (A)
  • Experience of working with Children & Adolescents (A) (I)
Clinical skills Essential
  • Good adolescent psychiatric assessment skills (A) (I)
  • Good ability to relate to children, adolescents and parents (I)
  • Good ability to work in a team setting (I)
  • Core Trainee competencies in line with GMC standards in Good Medical Practice - good clinical care, maintaining good medical practice, good relationships with colleagues, good teaching and training, professional behaviour and probity, good acute clinical care delivery (A)
  • Up-to-date knowledge and fitness to practice (A) (I)
  • Experience of working in inpatient settings and demonstrable therapeutic skills with children and adolescents (A) (I)
  • Experience of initiating medication in children and adolescents and monitoring effects (A) (I)
Management/Audit/QI Essential
  • Participation in audit/QI in clinical posts (A) (I)
  • Experience of leading on audit/QI projects (A) (I)
Teaching Essential
  • Willingness to teach (I)
  • Skills in teaching medical and other health care students. (A) (I)
Personal Skills Essential
  • Excellent demonstrable communication skills in English (both oral and written) (A) (I)
  • Ability to work within a multi-disciplinary team (A)
  • Probity (A)
  • Eligible to work in the UK (A)
Research Essential
  • Willingness to participate in research projects (I)

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