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Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist

Central & North West London NHS Foundation Trust
£88,364 to £119,133 a year plus London weighting of £2162 per annum pro rata
Closing date
10 Feb 2023

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Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Contract Type
Part Time
We are currently looking for a 8 PA consultant child and adolescent psychiatrist to work within the Paediatric Liasion and Urgent Care Team of Westminster CAMHS (CNWL) based at St Mary'sHospital.

This is an exciting opportunity for an energetic, innovative and dedicated child and adolescent psychiatrist with creative ideas for service development, keen to work with dynamic and passionate consultant colleagues and MDT clinicians and to collaborate with paediatricians, schools, childrens services and allied health professionals.

You will be working alongside friendly and supportive consultant colleagues. St Mary's Hospital is a highly renowned hospital and the major acute hospital for north west London. The hospital provides care across a wide range of specialties and runs one of four major trauma centres in London in addition to its 24/7 A&E department. You will be working in collaboration with an innovative and outsanding paediatric service in St Mary's Hospital. There are opportunities for teaching and training, for example as part of the higher training scheme and strong links with Imperial College London to develop research interests.

Main duties of the job

This is a newly created post which includes five paediatric liaison programmed activities for consultation-liaison to St Mary's Hospital, and seeing local children and adolescent in the outpatient service, and crucially to lead on the development of a more comprehensive hospital liaison service for under 18-year olds in collaboration with the Imperial College NHS Trust. The post will also provide daily consultant leadership to the Urgent Care Team (UCT) for Westminster CAMHS. This in an 8 PAs post, thus it includes 5 Paediatric Liaison Pas, and 3 PAs in the Urgent Care Team, Junior medical input to the Westminster UCT is accessed via the duty rota at Westminster CAMHS, which includes two speciality trainees and two core trainees. They may also input to the paediatric liaison team.

The base is at Westminster CAMHS, but the clinical work may be done at St Mary's Hospital. The post holder will provide daily consultant input to support the Urgent Care Team covering St Mary's Hospital, as well as support the daytime consultant rota for Wesminster CAMHS (pro rata). This role will be supported by the other consultants in the service during leave periods.They will also contribute to the CAMHS OOH consultant rota for CNWL. The postholder will be expected to liaise with NHS England, Commissioners and Tier 4 services when referral to Tier 4 is indicated and to liaise with Tier 4 services and contribute to CRAFT, CETR and CPA meetings.

About us

Central and North West London (CNWL) specialises in caring for people with a wide range of mental and physical health needs and is one of the largest mental health trusts in England.

Each CAMHS service has its own local management structure: Westminster CAMHS has a Lead Psychiatrist, Therapies lead and team manager who work closely with the inner boroughs service manager. Each sub-team has a psychiatry and therapy lead and they, together with the team and service manager form the local senior management team which meets monthly. The postholder will be part of the SMT.

The Westminster CAMHS team is well established and staffed by a large multi-disciplinary team of clinicians. We aim to provide an accessible, flexible and responsive local service for patients and professionals working with children in the area using a range of therapeutic interventions including behaviour, systemic, CBT, IPT-A, DBT, psycho-dynamic and group therapies as well as psychopharmacological approaches. Westminster CAMHS is a Tier 3 service, accepting referrals from GPs, paediatrics, schools and Children's Services. The service has active service user groups for young people and parents. The team has a monthly CPD session and business meeting, a monthly local consultants meeting and a monthly senior management meeting which the postholder will be part of.

Job description Job responsibilities

General duties
  • To undertake the administrative duties associated with the care of patients
  • To record clinical activity accurately and comprehensively and maintain accurate, contemporaneous medical notes in line with the Trust record keeping policy
  • To participate in the service and business planning activity for the locality and, as appropriate, for the whole mental health service
  • To attend and participate in the internal CPD activities and maintain up to date CPD activities
  • To attend the monthly consultant meetings and other relevant professional meetings
  • To maintain professional registration with the General Medical Council, Mental Health Act Section 12 (2) and AC approval
  • To participate annually in job plan review
  • To work with local managers and professional colleagues in ensuring the efficient running of services, sharing with other consultant colleagues the medical contribution to management
  • To comply with the Trusts agreed policies and procedures

Person Specification Education and Qualifications Essential
  • Full GMC Registration (or equivalent)
  • Section 12 MHA Approved
  • Approved Clinician status or willing to apply for approval
  • GMC Licence to Practice
  • An additional post graduate qualification of relevance to working with children and Adolescents
  • MRCPsych
Training Essential
  • Inclusion on the Specialist Register (or CCT expected within 6 months of interview date)
Experience, Skills and Abilities Essential
  • Competence in psycho- pharmacology and also non- medication therapeutic approaches
  • Experience and training in the assessment and management of cases with complex presentations with high risk
  • Knowledge of Clinical Governance/Care Quality
  • Able to participate in Medical Audit and Quality Improvement
  • Experience of teaching and supervision of junior staff and other disciplines
  • Management Training
  • Experience of Research
  • Experience in Paediatrics
  • Paediatric liaison experience
Personal Skills & Qualities Essential
  • Excellent communication and empathic skills
  • Demonstrable leadership skills
  • Experience of team working
  • Sound organisational skills
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Cultural Sensitivity and ability to work in multi ethnic environment
Other Essential
  • Sickness (or attendance) record that is acceptable to the Trust: to be checked at interview. Declared medically fit by the Occupational Health Department to perform the duties of the post
  • Computer Literate
  • Full UK car driving licence

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