Consultant in Paediatric Liaison Psychiatry

Barnet, Enfield & Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust
£84,559 to £114,003 a year per annum
Closing date
13 Oct 2022

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Contract Type
Full Time
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A REWARDING CAREER WITH US STARTS WITH A *£5,000* WARM WELCOME.We are pleased to announce a brand-new golden hello incentive for Consultant positions within Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health, NHS Trust.

We are currently transforming our service delivery to meet a new set of high-quality standards that our CAMHS Services deserves and our staff want to provide. To support this important quality initiative, we are pleased to attach an attractive recruitment premium of £5000 to these key roles within CAMHS as an incentive to not only join us but be a part of our future

This is a new full time post that has become available due to provision being increased in crisis services for Child and Adolescent Mental health Services in Barnet, Enfield and Haringey.

The successful candidate will be expected to have a key leadership role in terms of service development and the creation of an evolving service to CYP within the NCL. As such there will be significant liaison with partners in the NCL and NCEL.

Main duties of the job

Objectives of the post
  • To provide Paediatric liaison psychiatric service to North Middlesex Hospital and psychiatric input to CYP aged up to 18 years,
  • To provide clinical and professional leadership within the service.
  • To work collaboratively with colleagues in specialties in both trusts including Paediatric Consultants, the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Paediatric Liaison Team (CAPPLT), Community CAMHS consultants and Out of Hours Nursing team.
  • To take part in management activities related to the post and the wider service within which it is embedded
  • To have an integral role in the development of the service and the development of clinical pathways and priorities of the wider service-line.
  • To provide Child and Adolescent Psychiatry liaison teaching and training to psychiatric trainees, MDT colleagues and hospital staff

For full details of the role please refer to the job description.

About us

Barnet Enfield and Haringey Mental Health Trust is a multiple award-winning, combined mental health and community Trust providing local, regional and national healthcare services. We are one of the largest employers in North London with over 3000 staff delivering a range of mental health and community services to a population of over one million.

BEH manages the renowned North London Forensic Services (NLFS), rated as 'Outstanding' by the CQC. This service treats and cares for people within the criminal justice system who have mental health conditions.

We also provide one of the largest eating disorder services in England, as well as drug and alcohol services and mental health liaison services in North Middlesex University Hospitals Trust.

Our values and quality improvement are at the heart of everything we do, please consider joining us.

Job description Job responsibilities

The post-holder will provide clinical input to all paediatric and community patients under the age of 18 years presenting in A&E and paediatric wards.

Activities will include:
  • Reviewing medical records, including relevant RIO, paediatric and primary care records as appropriate.
  • Discussion with referrers and other clinicians across paediatric and emergency departments; working with the NMUH multi-disciplinary paediatric and ED teams.
  • Clinical recommendations with reference to current mental health legislation.
  • Psychopharmacological treatment and brief eclectic psychological therapy
  • Advice to acute trust clinical staff regarding aspects of clinical care, including discussion about need for psychiatric referral
  • Taking the medical lead in relation to Mental Health Act and Mental Capacity Act assessments and reviews for patients under age 18 who are under the care of the acute hospital.
  • This role has no out-patient commitment, but there is potential for some flexibility in terms of undertaking some non-crisis work alongside the existing consultant.

For full details of the role please refer to the job description.

Person Specification Qualifications & Experience Essential
  • Full Registration with the General Medical Council
  • Certificate of Completion of Training in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Experience in Liaison Psychiatry
  • Membership of the Royal College of Psychiatrists
  • Section 12(2) Approval. Eligible to act as RC for detained patients
  • Registered for the Continuing Professional Development Programme in the Royal College of Psychiatrists
  • Clinical Experience in at least three of the following patient groups: -Patients with physical and mental health co-morbidity/ -Self-harm and attempted suicide/ -Alcohol and substance misuse problems/ -Conversion and somatisation disorders (medically unexplained symptoms)/ -Pregnant and postnatal patients with serious mental illness/ -Delirium and Dementia
  • Experience in Older Adults Psychiatry
  • Training in the full range of effective therapeutic techniques to include psycho-education, medication and psychological therapies
  • Endorsement in liaison psychiatry
Training & Teaching Essential
  • Experience in multidisciplinary teaching
  • Qualification in teaching
  • Participation in dementia teaching programme for acute trust staff
  • Experience in designing educational programmes
Research Desirable
  • Co-operation in clinical research
Service Development Desirable
  • Experience in developing a service component relevant to Liaison Psychiatry
  • Experience of leading management projects within a mental health Trust
IT Experience & Skills Essential
  • Experience in data gathering and management
  • Basic computer skills, including ability to use e-mail and internet
Personal Skills Essential
  • Ability to work within a multi-disciplinary team
  • Enthusiasm and commitment to the NHS
  • Highest level of integrity

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