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Consultant Psychiatrist (Child & Adolescent)

East London NHS Foundation Trust
£88,364 to £119,133 a year per annum
Closing date
23 Mar 2023

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Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Contract Type
Full Time
Our vision is to make a positive difference to people's lives by providing the highest quality mental health and community care to our local communities, to help them overcome some of life's challenges.

To help achieve our vision, we need X2 Consultant Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist to join our trust.

You'll be based in each of the Emotional Behavioural Teams located in Bedford Borough and Central Bedfordshire.

CAMHS are part of the East London NHS Foundation Trust and you'll be joining a trust that was rated by the CQC as 'Outstanding'. We're very proud of our rating and know it's a result of the time we invest in our staff and our focus on improving care for patients.

You'll be expected to offer contributions to the wider clinical leadership, the multi-disciplinary team, to provide psychiatric assessment and treatment where clinically appropriate and case management of high-risk presentations.

Main duties of the job

You will be responsible for direct psychiatric assessment, formulation of treatment plans, leading MDT clinical discussions and helping to influence service delivery at SMT forums.

We believe that the costs associated with relocation should not restrict our ability to recruit the staff we need; if you are joining our Trust then we could support you with this by offering up to 10,000 for removal and associated expenses.

The Health Service Journal rated ELFT as one of the best places to work. We are committed to quality improvement programmes for the benefit of our staff, patients and carers.

Applications will be welcomed from candidates included in or eligible for the Specialist Register or within six months of obtaining their CCT.

About us

Our mission is to make a positive difference to people's lives by improving the quality of life for all we serve. Our values are: We Care, We Respect, We are Inclusive - so we are looking for people who live and breathe these qualities when supporting service users and carers, and in their relationships with colleagues in the Trust and our partner organisations.

Job description Job responsibilities

Applications will be welcomed from candidates included in or eligible for the Specialist Register or within six months of obtaining their CCT. For further information please contact: Jo Meehan, Associate Director CAMHS, email: or Dr Roz Allen Associate Clinical Director North Beds CAMHS To apply, visit

Closing date: 19th February 2023

Person Specification Education Essential
  • Full GMC registration
  • MRCPsych parts 1&2 or equivalent
  • Eligible for inclusion on the specialist register or higher trainee within 6 months of CCT
  • Section 12 approved and Approved Clinician status or willing to apply for approval
  • Higher academic degree
Skills Desirable
  • Higher training in a specific psychotherapeutic treatment or modality eg. Family Therapy, CBT, individual or group psychotherapy.
Communication Essential
  • Excellent communication skills with a range of different people
  • Shows enthusiasm and initiative in pursuing innovation and the highest standards for patients, juniors, colleagues and the organisation
Teaching Essential
  • Experience of teaching in small groups and lecturing
  • Commitment to both undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, academic and clinical
  • Familiarity with problem based learning approaches
Management Essential
  • Enthusiastic and organised approach to audit and quality assurance
  • Training in management skills
  • Experience of management of a clinical area
  • Experience of service development
Research Desirable
  • Experience in a research project
  • Publication accepted by peer review journals in a relevant academic field
Travel requirements Desirable
  • Driving license
Other Essential
  • Meets professional health requirements

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