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Specialist Doctor in CAMHS

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£50,373 to £78,759 a year Per Annum
Closing date
23 Mar 2023

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At MPFT we pride ourselves on staff wellbeing and development and can we offer you:
  • Our SOOTHE resources - supporting staff across the trust with their physical, mental and financial health. In addition to the support offered from our occupational health provider Team Prevent.
  • Counselling support and lifestyle information with advice on a variety of personal matters
  • In our Gift providing a platform for your voice to be heard to inform change
  • The opportunity to purchase additional annual leave
  • Opportunities for flexible working (depending on the role)
  • Career development opportunities and coaching plus access to in house training programs
  • Innovative research training program entitled STARS (Supporting the advancement of Research Skills)
  • Child Care Vouchers Scheme
  • Recognition and engagement through our staff LOVE awards, LOVE long service awards and Staff Engagement Surveys
  • NHS discounts available via the Blue Card and Red Guava schemes

Main duties of the job

We are seeking a motivated and committed doctor who has a passion for working within this specialized area. The post holder will join a multi-disciplinary team including Consultant Psychiatrist, nurses, art psychotherapists, systemic family therapists, Social workers and CBT Practitioners, providing assessment and treatment to young people and their families across the locality.

The service accepts referrals for young people up to 18 years of age who are registered with a local GP. The team accepts referrals for young people where it is suspected that they may have a Mental Health Disorder. The Multi-disciplinary team provides assessment and treatment for young people and their families.

You will have the opportunity to help us genuinely shape and develop a service to be proud of that delivers real benefits to children and young people with mental health difficulties.

For further information please contact:

Dr Jugjinder Singh- Consultant Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist & Lead medic for the Mental Health function on


Paul Andre- Mental Health Service manager on

About us

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (MPFT) is an award winning organisation with over 9000 employees. We are one of the largest integrated Health and Social Care providers, covering services across North & South Staffordshire, Shropshire, Hampshire, Buckinghamshire, Isle of Wight and Essex.Demonstrating our strong commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion, and in context of our objective aligned to the growth of diversity across the workforce; we are particularly seeking applications from individuals who may be from under-represented groups, such as black, Asian or other ethnic groups, individuals with a disability, or LGBTQ+ individuals who meet the specific criteria.We are embedding values based and inclusive recruitment practices to ensure that all applicants, from any backgrounds, have an equal chance of success in achieving a role with us.

Job description Job responsibilities

The Specialist will provide highly specialist psychiatric assessments and interventions for young people presenting with Emotional and Behavioural difficulties, This role will deliver a service across the Cannock catchment area of South Staffordshire. The post holder will provide medical support to other team members assessing and treating psychiatric complications.

The post holder will be an integral member of the multi disciplinary team and will be involved in all aspects of assessment and treatment including physical health monitoring where required

It is intended that the Specialist will work closely with other Team members and external agencies to provide a comprehensive assessment and treatment package to young people.

The post holder will provide highly specialist psychiatric input to the Cannock CAMHS team. The role may include some supervision of any nurse prescribers working within the service. The role will also entail offering advice and consultation to non-psychiatric colleagues and to other, non-professional carers, working autonomously within professional guidelines and the overall framework of the services policies and procedures.

There will be an opportunity to utilise research skills for audit, policy and service development and research within the area served by the team/service.

The post holder will be required to work both in clinic and community settings such as CAMHS clinic bases (predominantly) but also seeing young people in schools and other settings if required.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • MBBS or equivalent medical qualification
  • Eligible for full registration with the GMC at time of appointment.
Language Skills Essential
  • All applicants to have demonstrable skills in written and spoken English that are adequate to enable effective communication about medical topics with patients and colleagues, which could be demonstrated by one of the following: oapplicants have undertaken undergraduate medical training in English oapplicants have scores in the academic International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or equivalent equal to those required for recruitment to MMC specialty training programmes.
Clinical Skills Essential
  • Relevant specialty clinical knowledge and experience: capacity to apply sound clinical knowledge relevant to child and adolescent mental health.

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