Specialty Doctor Greenwich LDND

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust
£50,373 to £78,759 a year £2,162 London Weighting
Closing date
6 Feb 2023

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Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Specialty doctor
Contract Type
Full Time
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An exciting opportunity has arisen to join Oxleas as a Specialty Doctor in this new post in our friendly, forward looking CAMHS service which is based with the Greenwich community multi-disciplinary out-patient CAMH service at Highpoint House, Shooters, Hill, London SE18. You will work within our Learning Disability/Neurodevelopmental Team which provides a proactive community service for children and young people with severe behavioural disturbances associated with significant learning disability ASD or ADHD.

The team is headed by the team manager, consultant psychiatrist and senior lead professionals. The post-holder will provide a local service that will include consultation, assessment, diagnosis and treatment to children, young people and their families. The Specialty Doctor will be expected to take an active role in the further development of the services.

Applications from candidates wishing to work flexibly will be welcomed.

Main duties of the job

As a specialty doctor in Greenwich CAMHS you will manage a complex caseload, working as care coordinator within a multi-disciplinary team including psychiatrists, psychologist, child psychotherapists, nurses, family therapists, occupational therapists, social workers and art therapists. There is a strong emphasis on the development and maintenance of relationships with other agencies including schools, educational support services, social services and voluntary agencies working with young people in Greenwich. You will also provide specialist advice and support to professional colleagues both internal and external to the Trust. You will have allocated SPA time for CPD and will contribute to a day time CAMHS emergency rota.

You will have post registration experience within a mental health setting; some of this time will have been working within a child and adolescent mental health service. You will have excellent therapeutic skills and be able to be responsive and flexible in working with young people.

Greenwich CAMHS is a friendly, busy and thriving service, regarded as an accessible and effective service. Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust provides mental health, learning disabilities and community services to the London boroughs of Bexley, Bromley and Greenwich. The Trust has consistently achieved high ratings in quality assessments, patient and staff surveys with a culture of supporting staff whilst providing excellent services within a robust clinical governance framework.

About us

Oxleas offers a wide range of NHS healthcare services to people living in South East London and Kent and to people in prison. Our services include community health care such as district nursing and speech and language therapy, care for people with learning disabilities and mental health care such as psychiatry, nursing and therapies. Our multidisciplinary teams look after people of all ages and we work in close partnership with other parts of the NHS, local councils and the voluntary sector and through our new provider collaboratives. Our 4,000 members of staff work in many different settings including hospitals, clinics, prisons, children's centres, schools and people's homes. We have over 125 sites in a variety of locations across the London Boroughs of Bexley, Bromley Greenwich and into Kent and manage hospital sites including Queen Mary's Hospital, Sidcup and Memorial Hospital in Woolwich as well as the Bracton Centre, our medium secure unit for people with mental health needs. We are one of the largest providers of prison health services providing healthcare to prisoners across Kent and South London. We are proud of the care we provide and our people

Our purpose is to improve lives by providing the best possible care to our patients and their families. This is strengthened by our new values:
  • We're Kind
  • We're Fair
  • We Listen
  • We Car

Job description Job responsibilities

For full job descriptions and person specifications please view the attachments. The job descriptions will provide you with the full tasks and responsibilities of the roles. The person specifications will provide you with the qualifications, skills, experience and knowledge required for the roles.

At Oxleas we understand that Specialty Doctor applicants will be seeking further professional development and possible career progression. Building on the Trusts history of helping Specialty Doctors progress and achieve successful CESR applications, the Trusts Specialty Doctor Tutor will arrange to meet you as part of your induction to the Trust in order to gain an understanding of your career and development goals and provide you with on-going support. The department actively supports CPD and additional training to help achieve personal and professional goals.

Person Specification Experience and Registration Essential
  • Full GMC Registration/Licence to Practise or eligible
  • 4 years full time PG training, at least 2 of which in psychiatry (or equivalent)
  • Experience in LDND, inpatient and community psychiatry
  • Section 12 approval or eligible
  • MRCPsych or equivalent

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