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Consultant Psychiatrist in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services

Barnet, Enfield & Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust
£88,364 to £119,113 a year per annum
Closing date
3 Oct 2022

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Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Contract Type
Full Time
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We are pleased to announce a brand-new golden hello incentive for

Consultant Psychiatrist in Enfield Community Rehabilitation Service

within Enfield and Barnet.

We are seeking to appoint a skilled, approachable and motivated Consultant to join our current workforce in our Adolescent In-Patient Unit, The Beacon Centre to help take forward the development of our service.

This is an established post and the successful applicant will join an experienced multidisciplinary team.

The Unit has undergone a CQC inspection in September 2017, and received a good rating in all domains.

Due to CAMHS Transformation the service is undergoing a service model review to function as a 12 bedded unit with a Day service caseload of 5 patients.

Our team has recently received the QNIC accreditation. Our multidisciplinary staffing compliment meets QNIC standards and we have recently completed redecoration of the ward and outdoors area to improve the physical environment of the service.

Main duties of the job

In collaboration with professional colleagues to deliver an effective acute inpatient adolescent psychiatry service to young people aged 13 up to their 18th birthday with major mental health problems as commissioned by NHS England.

The Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) in the London Boroughs of Barnet, Enfield and Haringey have been established for many years serving the children and families in the three Boroughs.

Barnet Enfield and Haringey Mental Health Trust (BEH MHT) encompassing the three Boroughs is covering a population of children and adolescents estimated to over 250,000. According to the Greater London Authority latest round of population projections, the Trust's under 18 population is expected to continue to grow rapidly over the next fifteen years. There is a wide ethnic and economical variability, with areas ranging from a high level of affluence to areas of severe deprivation.

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

To provide an inpatient service for adolescents with major mental health problems referred by CAMHS Tier 3/3.5 Services (usually by a Consultant Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist).

The age range of referrals taken is of young people from their 13th birthday to their 18th birthday.

At present referrals of young people with a learning disability (unless mild and managing in mainstream services) and young people for whom substance misuse is a primary and predominant problem, are not accepted by the service.

There may be very rare occasions when a young person with learning disability outside these parameters is admitted whilst a bed is found elsewhere.

The post holder will hold Clinical responsibility for managing the patients admitted to the ward.

The Consultant will be expected to be approved under Section 12 (2) of the 1982 Mental Health Act, the 2007 amendments and its successor legislation. The Consultant will also need to be an Approved Clinician in terms of the same legislation.

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

Person Specification Qualifications and Experience Essential
  • Full registration with the General Medical Council (GMC)
  • Listed on the Specialist Register of the GMC Medical Register or eligible to register within six months
  • Membership of Royal College of Psychiatrist or equivalent qualifications/ certification
  • To be approved under Section 12 (2) of the 1983 Mental Health Act, the 2007 amendments and any successor legislation.
  • Approved Clinician status in terms of the same legislation
  • Experience, at consultant or ST6 level of child and adolescent psychiatry.
  • Experience of assessing and treating patients in acute and community psychiatric settings.
  • Membership of a professional indemnity organization.
  • Engagement with annual appraisal.
  • Experience of Safeguarding Children Framework
  • Experience in multi-disciplinary teaching.
  • Ability to take a leadership role in a multidisciplinary team, ensuring high quality care and staff morale.
  • Capacity to respond positively to the changing nature of an acute inpatient setting.
  • Excellent communication skills in verbal and written media.
  • DBT skills/training
  • Publications in the field of Psychiatry
  • Management Skills
  • Management Training
  • Experience in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel
  • Have experience working with different cultural backgrounds and beliefs.
Special Aptitudes Essential
  • Demonstrable ability to relate well to young people and their families
  • Team player to fit in with multi professional team
  • To have an approachable attitude to team members.
Interests Essential
  • Willingness to represent the service at Trust wide meeting and in discussions with partner agencies and Commissioners
Disposition Essential
  • Ability to work and build relationships with other agencies and departments
  • Ability to work with Trust management in the spirit of mutually supportive co-operation
  • Ability to drive and willingness to use own car on an occasional basis, expenses to be provided by the Trust at normal rates. There are standard methods of paying travel expenses defined by national terms and conditions which vary with the degree of travel.
Circumstances Essential
  • Ability to travel between locations
  • Ability to cover for absent colleagues when necessary

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