Specialty Doctor

Solent NHS Trust
£41,158 to £76,751 a year
Closing date
28 Sep 2022

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Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Specialty doctor
Contract Type
Full Time
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A few words from a member of the team - 'I really enjoy working for Solent CAMHS as we have such a supportive and friendly team. I enjoy working in an environment where I am constantly learning and developing my skillset and value being able to go to others in the team who have a broad range of experience and skill, so that we can learn from one another.'

Solent CAMHS (Southampton) are transforming the way in which they deliver services to children and young people with ADHD and wider Neurodevelopmental needs. As part of our new pathway we are looking to recruit a Speciality Doctor with a special interest in Neurodevelopmental disorders to complement our current skill mix.

You will be working within a strong multi-disciplinary Specialist CAMHS team with strong links to our Community Paediatric Medical Services. We are looking for candidates who share our passion and commitment to high quality, responsive and timely service delivery.

The post will provide opportunities for successful candidates to utilise and develop their skill set across quality improvement, service development and delivery, and audit and research.

We are committed to working in strong partnership with children and families and wider partner agencies and as such are looking for colleagues who share the same passion in co-production and integrated working.

Main duties of the job

We welcome applications from candidates who can bring knowledge and skills to help us build on our success; to create a high quality, efficient and effective system to address demand and capacity issues and expertise in the area of neurodevelopmental disorders. It would be desirable to have additional training in the use of specific diagnostic tools, competencies and clinical experience in assessment of children with ADHD and/or social and communication difficulties.

This is an exciting post which will appeal to colleagues committed to improving the mental health of children and young people. We welcome informal discussions about the post and look forward to hearing from you. Please get in contact with Dr Anna Gibson (Lead Clinician and Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist) or Chantal Homan (Service and Quality Manager) on 023 8103 0061.

About us

Make a difference with us

If you are looking for somewhere you can make a real difference and are passionate about keeping people safe, well and out of hospital, a career with us may be just what you're looking for. At Solent NHS Trust, we strive to make a difference to the health and wellbeing of our communities.

We are proud to be an organisation which is focused on our people and we welcome people who share our values to come and work with us.

To deliver great care that is safe, simple and easy to access

To be a caring, flexible and supportive place to work

To deliver the best value for money

Our shared values support the development of a strong working culture. They breathe life into our organisation -- guiding and inspiring all of our actions and decisions. They enable us to be better at what we do and create a great place for our staff to work, whilst ensuring we provide the highest quality of care to our patients.

In creating our values, we spent time listening to our employees and members. Based on what people told us, we created our HEART values to reflect the deep belief that we are caring organisation at the centre of our community: Honesty, Everyone counts, Accountable, Respectful, Teamwork.

We are an accredited Real Living Wage employer.

We encourage and support our staff to be vaccinated as this remains the best line of defence against Covid-19.

Job description Job responsibilities

Principal Clinical Duties -

*Undertake neurodevelopmental clinics within a geographical locality (Southampton City) and contribute to Team Around Child meetings.

*Coordinate continuing management of children with neurodevelopmental disorders through outpatient clinics; provide advice and input for Education, Health and Care Plans.

*Contribute to the ongoing service improvement and development plans within the Southampton Specialist CAMHS team.

*Contribute to undergraduate medical student teaching.

Education and Training -

*To maintain up-to-date Continuing Professional Development using the Personal Development Plan and Annual Individual Appraisal to identify learning needs

*To maintain up-to-date Trust Mandatory training.

Research and Audit -

*The appointee will be expected to undertake audits and other reviews to demonstrate the quality of the service and fulfil requirements for revalidation.

*Be active in the Quality Improvement Programme

*Research interests will be encouraged.

Timetable -

*This job plan is provisional and will be reviewed by the Team Manager and Clinical Lead for SpCAMHS after 3 months of the appointee taking up the post and thereafter in the annual job plan review

*There is some flexibility in the timetabling of this post to suit the needs of the applicant in conjunction with the needs of the service

*It is anticipated that there will be

PAs for direct clinical care

PAs for audit, CPD, appraisal, revalidation etc.

or pro rata

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • MBBS or equivalent medical qualification
  • Fully registered with GMC
  • At least four years postgraduate experience, including two years in paediatrics
  • Experience and interest in Neurodevelopmental Disorders
  • Higher medical qualification
Experience Essential
  • Appropriate career progression to date
  • Active involvement in Continuous Professional Development relevant to Paediatrics.
  • Experience of audit
  • Training & experience in management of children with complex needs
  • Experience in CAMHS relevant to community paediatrics
  • Experience in the assessment of children who may have experienced abuse or neglect.
  • Experience of teaching postgraduates, medical students and other health professionals

Certificate of Sponsorship
Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).
UK Registration
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details Employer name
Solent NHS Trust
Adelaide Health Centre, Western Community Centre

William Macleod Way



SO16 4XE

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