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Locum Consultant CAMHS Crisis/Liaison

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust
Woolwich, London
£88,364 to £119,133 a year plus 5% on call plus £2,162 London Weighting
Closing date
3 Apr 2023

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Psychiatrist, CAMHS nurse
Full Time
We wish to appoint an enthusiastic and dynamic Locum Consultant Psychiatrist who is passionate about crisis work and ensuring safe and effective interventions are delivered to a high risk population. The crisis pathway comprises nurses, clinical psychology, and other professionals in CAMHS. The Consultant will work with all the disciplines of the team, and with external agencies within the child's network, to provide crisis assessments, consultation, advice and support to ensure the best possible clinical outcomes for young people presenting in Crisis.

The crisis and liaison team work collaboratively with borough adolescent and crisis pathways to support those young people known to the service who present in crisis via A&E, as well as support the most vulnerable young people through a telephone support. The crisis team works with young people for the duration of their crisis, and for existing patients, this will be done in collaboration with their existing care coordinator in the Community CAMHs team.

Main duties of the job

The crisis service provides integrated, high-quality assessment, support and interventions in and out of hours. It works closely with the Adolescent teams (who lead on the borough basedcrisis pathways) and borough based clinical teams across the three boroughs, as well as with tier 4 (inpatient services) which are provided by the South London Partnership. The crisis team is multidisciplinary, and is supported by a team manager, consultant nurse, consultant clinical psychologist and a full time Consultant Psychiatrist (this post).

Assessment in the team consists of individual and family assessment. The outcome from the assessment might be admission to a CAMHS in-patient unit, an individual piece of work and safety planning around an episode of mental ill-health, collaborative work alongside the Community CAMHS Care Coordinator, or working with partner organisations to facilitate appropriate multi-agency support and intervention for the young person. The nature of the work of the consultant psychiatrist in the team is to provide crisis assessments and interventions, supervision and consultancy to non-medical colleagues and clinical leadership including taking a lead role in managing the interface with CAMHS and hospital departments

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 descriptions and person specifications please view the attachments. The job description 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. The successful candidate will join the pathway management team and support in the design and development of the pathways future.

Applications from candidates wishing to work flexibly will be welcomed.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Emma Holland, Operations Manager

orDr Sabitha Sridhar, Clinical Director

Telephone number :02032605200

Person Specification oGMC registration Essential
  • GMC registration
Experience/training Essential
  • Appropriate training/senior experience gained in CAMHS to undertake role
  • CAMHS CCT or equivalent / CESR / eligible for Specialist Register

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.


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