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Locum Specialty Doctor Bexley Adolescent GRS

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust
Erith, Kent
£50,373 to £78,759 a year £2,162 London Weighting
Closing date
21 Mar 2023

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Due to an unfilled Higher rotation Training grade post, we wish to appoint full time locum Specialty Doctor to work in our Bexley Getting Risk Support/Adolescent Team. The Bexley service has had significant new investment and is currently in the process of redesigning its Service Model to align with the Thrive framework, a nationally recognised approach, to help us deliver timely, responsive and needs based mental health interventions for the children and young people in Bexley.

Bexley CAMHS is a friendly, busy and thriving CYP IAPT service, regarded as an accessible and effective service. Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust provides mental health, learning disabilities and community services to the London Boroughs of Bexley, Bromley and Greenwich. The Trust and CAMHS have recently been rated as Good by the CQC and has a culture of supporting staff, whilst providing excellent services within a robust clinical governance framework. There are excellent CPD opportunities within the three monthly MAC meeting and monthly CAMHS psychiatry meetings and SPA time is available within the timetable.

Applicants must have MRCPsych or equivalent; and Section 12 approval/eligible. You will have excellent therapeutic skills and be able to be responsive and flexible in working with young people.

Main duties of the job

The GRS Bexley CAMH Services are based at Children and Young People Service, Park Crescent, Erith, Kent DA8 3EE

The service provides evidence-based interventions informed by national and local policy via multi-disciplinary teams and treatment pathways, and is aligned to the core principles of the Children & Young People's IAPT framework (CYP-IAPT). The service has close links to local partner agencies including community children's services, acute paediatrics, social services and education.

You will work to provide a specialist service for children and young people up to 18 years old with significant and enduring mental health difficulties, along with their families and carers within the Borough of Bexley. You will manage a complex caseload providing clinical assessment, and intervention along with the multi-disciplinary team (MDTs). The team include psychiatrists, clinical psychologists, child psychotherapists, social workers, family therapists, occupational therapists, nurses and support workers.

While the Thrive model is being implemented, the post holder will sit in the existing Adolescent team.

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. This is strengthened by our new values:
  • We're Kind
  • We're Fair
  • We Listen
  • We Care

Job description Job responsibilities

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

At Oxleas we understand that Specialty Doctor applicants will be seeking further professional development and possible career progression. Building on the Trusts history of helping Specialty Doctors progress and achieve successful CESR applications, the Trusts Specialty Doctor Tutor will arrange to meet you as part of your induction to the Trust in order to gain an understanding of your career and development goals and provide you with on-going support. The department actively supports CPD and additional training to help achieve personal and professional goals.

Applications from candidates wishing to work flexibly will be welcomed.

Person Specification Experience and Registration Essential
  • Full GMC Registration/Licence to Practise or eligible
  • 4 years full time PG training, at least 2 of which in psychiatry (or equivalent)
  • Experience inpatient and community psychiatry
  • Section 12 approval or eligible
  • MRCPsych or equivalent

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