Consultant Psychiatrist (CAMHS ED and Paediatric Day Patient)

Employer
Central & North West London NHS Foundation Trust
Location
London
Salary
£84,559 to £114,003 a year + London weighting of £2162 and 1% on call (per annum pro rata)
Closing date
12 Oct 2022

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Profession
Psychiatrist
Service
Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Grade
Consultant
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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This is an opportunity for a Consultant Psychiatrist in Adult Eating Disorders to join a team of 7 Consultant Psychiatrists at Vincent Square Eating Disorder Service. The post holder will have responsibility for clinical care and leadership within the adult inpatient and day patient services . The opportunity arises because the current post holder is moving to a part time leadership role within the service, and so we will also consider applicants looking to apply for a part-time role.

*Job Description pending approval from Royal College

Main duties of the job

The post holder will provide psychiatric and medical assessment and management of adults with eating disorders receiving care in the inpatient and day patient programs. They will be well supported by psychiatry trainees, and a skilled multidisciplinary team. They will work collaboratively with colleagues across the service and other stakeholders, including the North London Adult Eating Disorder Provider Collaborative, which is led by CNWL. The post holder will be an active member of the service line senior management team, with opportunities to develop medical management, teaching and/or research interests as part of their portfolio of work.

About us

Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust (CNWL) specialises in caring for people with a wide range of physical and mental health needs.

Over the last few years our catchment area has grown significantly, making the Trust's population more diverse than ever. The area spans the communities of London, Milton Keynes and wider geographical areas of Buckinghamshire, Surrey, Kent and Hampshire. There are areas of great affluence as well as deprivation, and there are over 100 first-languages spoken in these communities.

The Trust has a Divisional Structure with a Borough management structure for most services in that area.

Alongside these we have Service Lines of
  • Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services and Eating Disorders,
  • Offender Care and Addictions,
  • Learning Disabilities,
  • Mental Health Rehabilitation, and
  • Sexual Healt

Vincent Square Eating Disorder Service is an all age Eating Disorder Service with a vibrant and skilled multidisciplinary team working across a a variety of evidence based treatment pathways targetted to the specific needs of different groups of patients. You will have the opportunity to work with committed, innovative and compassionate colleagues, delivering high quality care and treatment at an exciting time of significant investment and expansion of services.

Job description Job responsibilities

This is an existing post. The opportunity arises because the current post holder (the Clinical Director) is moving to a part time leadership role within the service.

The post is well supported by junior doctors in training posts.

The post holder will be based at VSEDS, SKC MHU, Nightingale Place, London SW10 9NG. Administrative support will be provided at these premises. The post holder will sometimes provide work at other sites, such as assessments at Acute Hospitals.

The consultant will have space in a shared office and access to appropriate clinical space in which to see patients. The post holder will be provided with a laptop and mobile phone. IT support is available online or via a phone helpline
  • To provide clinical leadership for the adult inpatient and day patient services.
  • To provide psychiatric and medical input to the care of inpatients and day patients.
  • To develop and evaluate treatment pathways in collaboration with MDT leads.
  • To provide ED liaison for inpatients/day patients admitted to medical wards at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital.
  • To work closely with MDT colleagues across the service line to ensure patient centred care, smooth and timely patient transitions between teams, and good working relationships with colleagues.
  • To work closely with external stakeholders, including the NL AED PC, to ensure equity of access and well-integrated care pathways for all patients and their families.
  • Cross cover and collaborative working with CYP and Adult consultant colleagues.
  • Active membership of the VSEDS Senior Leadership Team and Care Quality Group.


  • Person Specification Education, Qualifications and Training Essential
    • oPrimary Medical Degree
    • oFull GMC Registration
    • oGMC Licence to Practise
    • oSection 12 MHA Approved
    • oApproved Clinician status.
    • oInclusion on the Specialist Register (or CCT expected within 6 months of interview date)
    Desirable
    • oMRCPsych
    • oGeneral Adult Psychiatry CTT
    • oTraining in Eating Disorders
    • oAn additional post graduate qualification of relevance to Eating Disorders
    • oClinical supervisor approval
    • oQI training
    Experience, Skills and Abilities Essential
    • oExperience and skills in Eating Disorders
    • oExcellent communication and empathic skills
    • oDemonstrable leadership skills
    • oExperience of team working
    • oSound organisational skills
    • oAbility to work on own initiative
    Desirable
    • oExperience and skills in adult inpatient Eating Disorders
    • oExperience and skills in evidence based treatments for Eating Disorders
    • oExperience and skills in MHA Tribunals and report writing
    • oLiaison psychiatry experience
    • oExperience and skills in QI
    • oExperience and skills in teaching and training
    Personal Skills & Qualities Essential
    • oExcellent communication and empathic skills
    • oDemonstrable leadership skills
    • oExperience of team working
    • oSound organisational skills
    • oAbility to work on own initiative
    Other Essential
    • oSickness (or attendance) record that is acceptable to the Trust: to be checked at interview.
    • oDeclared medically fit by the Occupational Health Department to perform the duties of the post


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