Consultant in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Central & North West London NHS Foundation Trust
Milton Keynes
£84,559 to £114,003 a year N/A
Closing date
23 Oct 2022

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Full Time
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Consultant in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Full time - 10 PAs

Applications are invited for a dynamic and enthusiastic Consultant Psychiatrist to join our specialist CAMHS team in Milton Keynes, part of Central North West London NHS Foundation Trust.

Our large team is a passionate, well established group of professionals who pride themselves on their strong multi-disciplinary approach to patient care. They deliver excellent quality and NICE recommended interventions/treatments to the children and young people of our community, with positive feedback and compliments received on a regular basis.

The post-holder will be offered a place on the Management and Leadership Course run by the Trust in conjunction with Imperial College.

The Trust also has a partnership with the Institute of Healthcare Improvement (IHI), giving you the opportunity to gain knowledge in improvement science and enhance your skills and confidence to understand healthcare systems and successfully implement change.

The Trust encourages all staff to use Quality Improvement (QI) methodology in their teams and so the post-holder will be offered training in QI.

It is expected the post-holder will initiate projects within the service with both the managers and clinicians. A personal budget for CPD is allocated to each Consultant annually. There is also access to apply for CEA awards.

Main duties of the job

To provide a service to children and young people with established or suspected psychiatric illnesses for diagnosis, treatment plan and follow up, mainly for out-patients and very occasionally advice and specialist consultation to young people admitted to inpatient services.To provide a service to children and young people who have primary diagnosis of learning disabilities and mental health problems for diagnosis, management and continuing care.To provide clinical support for children with diagnosis of neurodevelopmental conditions and where needed, clinical input for additional psychopathology.

About us

eing part of a large and diverse London based Trust enables clinicians to access alternative learning and experience opportunities. This post-holder will have the opportunity to work closely with our colleagues in the London based CAMHS teams and (if desired) can spend up to one day per week working within one of these teams.

The Trust is organised in to three Divisions: Jameson, Goodall and Diggory.Diggory Division is responsible for the delivery of Mental Health, Addictions and Community services in Milton Keynes, as well as Addictions services, Sexual Health/HIV and Health and Justice services in London and Surrey.Diggory has an ethos of fair, collaborative, inclusive leadership. We expect everyone in our senior leadership team to be flexible in approach and supportive, whilst holding each other to account and providing challenge when needed.As a Division we meet on a weekly basis with our services to support staff to deliver safe services and empower teams to promote staff wellbeing and have a learning and improvement culture.

Job description Job responsibilities

  • Attendance at daily handovers, clinical team meetings and weekly reflective practice
  • Clinical supervision of trainees and specialty doctors working with the team
  • Responsible Clinician duties
  • Regular clinical liaison with community mental health teams
  • Regular liaison with families and carers
  • Regular liaison with other stakeholders as appropriate eg Mental Health Act Law, Social Care, Advocacy, Thames Valley Police

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • A primary Medical Qualification
  • Full GMC Registration
  • Eligibility for Approved Clinician status and Approval under section 12 of the Mental Health Act
  • Membership of the RCPsych
  • CCT accreditation in either CAMHS or Learning Disabilities or within six months of achieving CCT
  • Training and experience in working with children with learning disabilitie
  • Experience with service transformation and development
  • Knowledge of appropriate medical, pharmacological and psychological interventions for children and young people with mental health and learning disability presentations
  • Willingness to participate in quality improvement initiatives and service development projects.
Personal Characteristics Essential
  • Approach based on critical enquiry and evidence-based medicine
  • Able to set priorities, manage time and plan effectively
  • Good record keeping
  • Manage unpredictable and conflicting demands
Training, knowledge and relevant experience Essential
  • Training and experience in working with children and young people with mental health presentations
  • Experience in working in a multi-agency approach
  • Experience in management of risk
  • Enthusiasm and experience in and commitment to teaching
  • Understand the concept and principles of Clinical Governance
  • Understand the NHS system, especially in relation to CAMHS services, locally and nationally
  • Willingness to engage with patients and carers to develop excellent services
  • Willingness to participate in quality improvement initiatives and service development projects

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