Consultant in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board
Merthyr Tydfil
£86,063 to £111,732 a year per annum
Closing date
22 Feb 2023

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Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Contract Type
Full Time
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Due to the reconfiguration of our CAMHS team and new funding from the Health Board, applications are invited for a new post of Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatry to assist in providing comprehensive child and adolescent mental health services to our Neurodevelopmental Team (ND) across the rural and urban areas of Merthyr, Rhondda Cynon Taf and Bridgend. The successful candidate will join another CAMHS consultant and a multidisciplinary team which comprises Community Paediatricians , Pharmacist, Specialist Nurses, Therapists and Support Workers.

Main duties of the job

The primary role will be to provide direct clinical input to young people 0 - 18 years and families with ND disorders and to support the other members of the ND team in relation to clinical management of complex cases.

The ND team although independent works closely with the generic Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) and Paediatrics Team. The CAMHS team is provided by Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board and is part of a Clinical Network with CAMH Services in Cardiff and Vale and Swansea, Bridgend, Neath Port Talbot. It also manages the Tier 4 Young Persons Regional Inpatient Unit and Tier 4 Eating disorders Service based in Bridgend seeing a wider population of 2.3 million and All Wales Forensic Adolescent Consultation Team (FACTS). Services are provided for all children up to their 18th birthday.

About us

The Health Board was formally established on 1st April 2019, with the combination of the former Cwm Taf University Health Board and the area of Bridgend, which was previously part of neighbouring ABMUHB (Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board) now Swansea Bay Health Board. The new Health Board following these boundary changes is now known as the Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board (CTM UHB).

In total, the Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board currently employs over 10,000 staff and has an operating income in excess of £900 million.

We value the diversity of our staff and welcome applications from people from protected groups under the Equality Act 2010, this specifically includesage, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/reassignment, race/nationality, religion/belief, disability, pregnancy and maternity and marriage and civil partnership

Job description Job responsibilities

  • Provide clinical expertise to the Neurodevelopmental Service in particular with cases of complexity in the diagnosis and treatment of Neurodevelopmental Disorder.
  • Participate in the development of the service model, supporting colleagues in the establishment of a Multi-Disciplinary Service including Pathway Development.
  • Provide liaison work at all levels with other health staff and community agencies working with children, adolescents and their families.
  • Provide clinical care located where necessary for instance clinics based in Special Schools and other community locations.
  • Work closely with colleagues in Education, Local Authority and 3rd Sector in the delivery of services for Children and Young People with ND Disorders.
  • Participate in appropriate assessment tools (e.g. ADOS, 3Di) as dictated by the requirements of the service.
  • Support the team in the medical management of ND conditions.
  • Work with the team to ensure robust outcome measures.
  • Work with the team to ensure excellent performance reporting. All clinical staff are accountable and responsible for their own clinical competence and should limit their actions to those for which they are deemed competent. Clinical staff are also required to comply with the requirements of their professional organisations regarding supervision.
  • Work closely with all agencies involved in child care and observe the local safeguarding procedures.
  • Study leave, and attendance at the regular departmental meetings will be part of your job plan which will be reviewed annually.

Person Specification Essential Essential
  • Knowledge of Children's Act (1989)
  • IT skills
Essential Essential
  • Full GMC Registration
  • Experience of working in community
  • Skills in social psychological and behavioural therapies

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