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Consultant Psychiatrist CAMHS Bexley Adolescent Team

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust
Erith, Kent
£88,364 to £119,133 a year + 5% on-call allowance + £2,162 London Weighting
Closing date
21 Mar 2023

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Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Contract Type
Full Time
Following new investment, we have been able to create two new full time substantive consultant child and adolescent psychiatry posts within Bexley CAMHS. The service is moving towards the i-thrive model. This new post advertised will be in the Bexley Adolescent Team.

This is an exciting time to join Bexley CAMHS in a period of transformation and opportunity. We are seeking an enthusiastic and dynamic psychiatrist who will be able to grasp this exciting opportunity to help shape the service going forward. The post holder will work alongside other Consultants and a higher trainee in the team.

The Adolescent team incorporates the following:
  • a needs led approach with episodic care with an emphasis on early intervention
  • a true multidisciplinary team including psychologists, psychotherapists, family therapists, occupational therapists, art therapist, social workers, and nurses

Main duties of the job

Main duties of the job

To work with all the disciplines in the team to provide assessment, consultation, advice and support, including clinical supervision.

The post holder will work with internal and external agencies within the child's network to ensure the best possible clinical outcomes for young people.

The consultant psychiatrist will provide psychiatric assessments and interventions. The post holder is expected to provide approximately 9 to 12 reviews, including one assessment per week - this will vary depending on the complexity of cases. For Adolescent, the caseload will be approximately 30 with a mix of cases but it will include more young people presenting in crisis and requiring intensive support.

The post holder will be expected to participate in the OOH rota which is approx 1:15 and based at home; as well as the week day daily duty rota covering A&E however this is second on call with the tri-borough Crisis team having their own psychiatry cover.

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.We want to recruit staff that share this aim and can embody our trust values, which are:
  • We're Kind
  • We're Fair
  • We Listen
  • We Care

Job description Job responsibilities

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

Other possibilities in the roles include:
  • Scope for leading service change including QI projects
  • teaching and education opportunities with regular medical student placements from Kings and trainee psychiatrists from the Maudsley training scheme
  • Research opportunities available locally with close working with Kings and SLaM
  • Opportunities to clinically lead on Tri-borough/Trust wide initiatives such as:
    • Digital improvement
    • Youth Participation
    • 18-25 implementation
  • Potential to get involved in setting up or participating in group based interventions e.g. for ASD, emotional dysregulation etc.

Building A Fairer Oxleas (BAFO)
  • BAFO is a programme of work involving frontline staff, senior managers and Board members in making positive changes to how it feels to work at Oxleas.
  • We are focusing on making recruitment and career progression fairer and improving cultural understanding.
  • We are committed to making changes that have a positive impact for all staff, but in particular BAME staff, disabled staff and LGBTQ+ staff.

Person Specification experience and

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