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Specialty Doctor CAMHS Eating Disorder Pathway

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
£50,373 to £78,759 a year per annum
Closing date
31 Jan 2023

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Eating Disorders
Specialty doctor
Contract Type
Full Time
Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust has been providing a comprehensive CAMHS service in Buckinghamshire for 7 years. The newly developed CAMHS service is based on a partnership between Oxford health NHS Foundation Trust (main contract holder) and Barnardos.

The new service is based on the 'Thrive Model' and during October 2015 service transformed away from the traditional CAMHS tiered model to a service strongly influenced by children young people, their parents/carers and stakeholders began. The new model is based on ease of access, getting advice, consultation, support, and specialist clinical pathways.

Main duties of the job

The post has been created to support the further development of the service. The post holder will work alongside a full time consultant and an experienced multidisciplinary team, which includes nurses, dietician, psychologists, family therapist, assistant psychologists and paediatricians. The multidisciplinary team provides comprehensive experience in the assessment and treatment of eating disorders in children and adolescents. Evidence based therapies with young people and their families are used in the service, including, family-based treatment and CBT-E. The successful candidate will be able to obtain supervised experience in family based therapy, CBT, group work and psychopharmacology.

We are seeking to appoint a full time Specialty Doctor to join our Eating Disorders team in the Buckinghamshire Child and Adolescent Mental Health service. The post is mainly based at the Sue Nichols Centre in Aylesbury, but the role is countywide and may require clinical activity at other bases such as High Wycombe or Amersham. The post holder will carry no responsibility for inpatients.

This new substantive speciality doctor post provides an exciting opportunity to be part of the specialist Child and Adolescent Eating Disorder Service in Buckinghamshire.


About us

We are looking for candidates who can demonstrate their ability to adapt to the changing circumstances of modern mental healthcare provision. We welcome applications from highly motivated colleagues to work collaboratively with our team managers, and to provide leadership and clinical expertise to our highly skilled and committed multidisciplinary teams. The teams are dynamic and forward-looking with a wide range of disciplines working together in a highly collaborative, multi-skilled and effective way.

There are also close links with Oxford University which include a term-time weekly academic meeting, regular research meetings, research opportunities, journal clubs and audit meetings. The Trust hosts or collaborates with a wide range of research infrastructure. In September 2016, a partnership between Oxford Heath NHS Foundation Trust and the University of Oxford was awarded £12.8M to support a new NIHR Biomedical Research Centre (BRC; Director Prof John Geddes) focused on mental health and dementia. The Trust welcomes applications from appropriately qualified clinicians who would like to work with the BRC, CLAHRC or NIHR CRN (Clinical Research Network) as part of their agreed job plan. Trust has recently set up a Centre for Patient Safety and Quality. There will be opportunities for medical input into this Centre.

There are extensive opportunities for teaching and training of medical students, postgraduate doctors, members of the multidisciplinary team and other providers.

Job description Job responsibilities

Please see the attached job description for a full list of the duties attached to this post.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Dr Joe Clacey, Associate Medical Director, Buckinghamshire CAMHS (Tel: 01865 901337,

Person Specification Other requirements Essential
  • a) GMC registration - Full
  • b) Transport - Mobility is required for the post for on call duties within Buckinghamshire.
  • c) Professional attributes - Meet specifications set out in GMC Guidance: Duties of doctor
  • d) IT - Good IT skills including typing
  • Driving licence and own transport
Skills & Knowledge Essential
  • To exercise an intermediate level of clinical responsibility as delegated by the consultant in charge.
  • Ability to work through a collaborative multi-disciplinary framework.
  • Ability to contribute to effective team working. Capacity to prioritise workload.
  • Must have good skills in communication with patients, relatives, colleagues and staff of other organisations. Good spoken and written English
  • Work collaboratively and effectively with a range of professionals.
  • Must have interest in and commitment to people with mental health problems, and their carers.
  • Interest in teaching
  • Teaching medical undergraduates.
Qualifications Essential
  • General medical qualification
  • Some or all parts of MRCPsych or equivalent
Training Essential
  • Shall have completed at least four years' full-time Postgraduate training (or its equivalent gained on a parttime or flexible basis) at least two of which will be in a specialty training programme in a relevant specialty or as a fixed term specialty trainee in a relevant specialty or shall have equivalent experience and competencies.
  • Attendance at MRCPsych course or equivalent Section 12 (2) approval: Mental Health Act, 1983
Clinical Experience Essential
  • Held hospital appointments in psychiatry at CT or equivalent.
  • Experience at ST or SD level or equivalent

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