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Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist

Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist

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Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist

  • Location:

    West Midlands

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  • Contact:

    Lisa Thomas

  • Salary:

    £88364 - £119133 per annum + + no On-call

  • Job type:

    Permanent - full time

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  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist

Opportunities have arisen for Consultant Psychiatrists specialising in Child and Adolescent (CAMHS) as a result of a service redesign and the consequent staffing restructure.

The NHS trust offers extensive mental health services to a culturally and socially diverse population of 1.2 million, spanning across 172 square miles. With an income exceeding GBP230 million, they stand as one of the nation's largest and most forward-thinking mental health foundation trusts. Presently, they boast a staff of over 4,000 individuals, including 115 Consultant posts and 57 Middle Grade posts.

The Consultant Psychiatrists in these posts will play a key role in leading the teams, liaising with other Pathways within the Trust, fostering a close relationship with Primary care to provide a high quality of holistic care for the service users.

Main duties and responsibilities:

The emotional wellbeing and mental health service is for those aged 0 - 19 years. The Trust works in collaboration with Barnardos and Autism West Midlands, the service aims to meet the emotional wellbeing and mental health needs of children and young people, and support them to move on from the service when they are ready; provide simple and timely access for families and practitioners; provide care which is child and family focused; strengthen capacity within services such as schools and primary care settings and support parents and carers to understand their childrens needs and behaviours, and develop strong attachments.

  • The post holder will provide medical leadership to the service, and with senior multidisciplinary colleagues they will lead and develop a clinical service working with high levels of complex emotional and mental health problems.
  • Lead role in service improvements and development
  • Doctors are expected to regularly attend their local CGC and audit meetings and to supervise and participate in clinical audit usually with colleagues.
  • Caseload covering patients from GP surgeries
  • Develop risk assessment and management plans in conjunction with the Multidisciplinary team, service user, carers and other involved agencies and facilitate maximum empowerment of the service user and carer in developing informed choice of treatment interventions.
  • Involvement in the teaching of junior doctors and medical students.
  • Provide clinical supervision of medical trainees within the team.

Minimum requirements:

  • Full GMC registration
  • MRCPsych or equivalent
  • Obtained inclusion on the Specialist Register; or within six months of the award of a Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training (CCST) in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry; or eligible for inclusion on the Specialist Register.
  • Approved under Section 12(2) of the Mental Health Act (1983)
  • Wide range of experience in child and adolescent psychiatry including community based experience.

If you're seeking a fresh and exciting challenge, we encourage you to apply today and take the next step in your career journey!

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