Specialty Doctor in CAMHS Eating Disorders (Forest House)

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
£50,373 to £78,759 a year per annum
Closing date
4 Apr 2023

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Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Specialty doctor
Contract Type
Full Time
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We are seeking a Specialty Doctor in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, specialising in eating disorders.

Who we're looking for

We are looking for medical professionals who want to work in collaboration with our service users, carers and colleagues to provide the very best treatment and care. Professionals who want to develop and consolidate their clinical skills and competencies whilst working in a Trust with a patient-centred ethos and a strong commitment to the delivery of high quality education and training.

Main duties of the job

This is a newly expanded, multi-disciplinary team which provides specialist CAMHS input to children and young people with eating disorders. It provides home-based treatment, out-patient treatment and gate-keeps referrals to in-patient services. The range of care includes intensive home-based support for high risk cases; community based support to provide early intervention to all ED cases; specific ED based therapy working on recovery (including CBT-E, MET, CRT, and family therapy using Maudsley model; psychiatric monitoring and intervention when required).

About us

Here's what we have to offer you
  • Mentoring support for new Consultants
  • Access to Leadership, Teaching, Education and Research opportunities
  • Access to a large peer group of enthusiastic and high-calibre Consultants
  • Study leave of 30 days over 3 years
  • Study leave budget of £800 per person per annum
  • A strong ethos on Learning and Development
  • Innovative patient electronic record system (PARIS)/ Admin and IT equipment/ software to improve work experience (4G enabled laptop provided upon starting)
  • Flexible working
  • Excellent staff benefits
  • Health and wellbeing support
  • Generous relocation package of up to £7.5k* (*ts and cs apply)

Our Health Hub helps improve staff health and wellbeing across the Trust - encouraging staff to step away from their work and think about their own health. This includes:
  • Workshops, challenges and social events throughout the year
  • Confidential and safe forums where staff can talk about the emotional impact of work
  • An equality and diversity staff network providing support to all staff
  • Mindfulness bite size taster session
  • Mini health check
  • Free, confidential counselling services 24/7

Job description Job responsibilities

Duties include, but not exclusive to:
  • To work closely with the multidisciplinary team and the consultants in the team to provide psychiatric component of the CAMHS tier 3 service to the under 18 population in the Eating Disorder CAMHS Team.
  • To provide mental health assessments on both new referrals and open cases, and continuing medication and mental state reviews as per the agreed allocation.
  • To offer medical input and guidance to clinicians conducting the physical health monitoring clinics.
  • To support the outreach work the team is offering when SU are admitted to medical wards in WGH and LH

  • Person Specification Qualifications Essential
    • MBBS or equivalent
    • Full GMC Registration
    • Section 12
    • MRCPsych or equivalent
    Experience, Skills & Knowledge Essential
    • 3 years or more post MBBS
    • 2 years or more experience working in Psychiatry
    • Previous experience of working in a child and adolescent service.
    • Experience of working in a multi- disciplinary team.
    Transport Essential
    • Car Driver (unless you have a disability as defined by the Disability Discrimination Act 1995)
    Personal Abilities Essential
    • Ability to work conscientiously and complete all tasks in a timely fashion
    • Ability to establish and maintain professional relationships and boundaries with young people
    • Ability to learn and develop new skills needed for the post
    • Ability to think clearly and express self
    • Ability to assess reports and clinical information and provide clear and concise information tailored for different audience
    • Ability to work and communicate effectively with others
    • Ability to learn and develop new skills needed for the post

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