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Locum Consultant Psychiatrist CAMHS Bexley Getting Risk Support (GRS)

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust
Erith, Kent
£88,354 to £119,133 a year 5% on-call supplement and £2,162 London Weighting
Closing date
30 Mar 2023

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Psychiatrist, CAMHS nurse
Full Time
Following new investment and service changes we have been able to create two new full time substantive consultant child and adolescent psychiatry posts in Bexley CAMHS. The service is moving towards the i-thrive model and the new posts are based in the Getting More Help (GMH) and Getting Risk Support (GRS) quadrants. This is an exciting time to join Bexley CAMHS in a period of transformation and opportunity.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and dynamic locum consultant psychiatrist to provide interim cover for the GRS post whilst it is substantively recruited to. The locum will grasp this exciting opportunity to help shape the service going forward. The locum will work alongside 2wte other psychiatrists in the GRS service.

The GRS post includes what is currently the adolescent team. It 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

To work with all the disciplines in the quadrant 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. He/she will provide psychiatric assessments and interventions and is expected to provide approximately 9 to 12 reviews, including one assessment per week - this will vary depending on the complexity of cases. For GRS, the caseload is around 30 as 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 currently 1 in 15 and based off site, as well as the 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 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.

Other possibilities in the roles include:
  • Scope for involvement in 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.

Applications from candidates wishing to work flexibly will be welcomed.

Person Specification GMC registration and licence to practise Essential
  • GMC registration
experience and qualification 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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