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Specialty Doctor in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Specialty Doctor in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

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Specialty Doctor in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

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    Lisa Thomas

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    £52530 - £82400 per annum

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    Permanent - full time

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    about 1 month ago

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Specialty Doctor in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

£52, 530 - £82,400 per annum

Hours: 10 PA's

We are currently collaborating with an NHS Trust located in South West England, actively seeking experienced Psychiatrists to enhance their dedicated teams. As a prominent NHS community and mental health provider, the Trust is committed to delivering comprehensive care, focusing on both physical and mental well-being. Their services extend to providing specialised support for individuals dealing with dementia and learning disabilities.

The Trust comprises approximately 4,000 professionals, including doctors, nurses, therapists, administrators, and support staff. Their work is diverse, taking place in people's homes, community clinics, and various bases. Additionally, some team members operate from the Trust's 10 community hospitals, serving a population of over 500,000 residents in the region.

This post is based in a 12 bedded adolescent inpatient service for young people aged 13 - 18. It opened in September 2019 and is the first inpatient child psychiatry service in the area. Their mission statement is to provide trauma informed and relationally focussed care to young people to facilitate them and their parent / carers to recovery and greater independence.

Key responsibilities for the Consultant in Specialty Doctor in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry role:

  • Under the supervision of the Consultant, to carry out the psychiatric assessment, diagnosis and development of an initial treatment plan for the inpatients, with weekly review of such treatment plans.
  • Initial reviews of all new patients, obtaining the developmental history for the patients / carers, developing an initial formulation and outline an appropriate treatment plan and weekly review or more if needed
  • You will be encouraged to take a leading role in co-ordinating and chairing clinical CPA meetings.
  • To give clinical supervision to junior medical staff as agreed between consultant colleagues and the Medical Director and in accordance with the Trust's personnel policies and procedures.

Minimum requirements for the Specialty Doctor in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry role is:

  • Full GMC registration.
  • MRCPsych (desirable).
  • 2 years psychiatry experience.
  • 4 years post graduate experience.
  • Experience of assessing and treating patients in acute and psychiatric settings.

What can they offer?

  • 32 days annual leave
  • Opportunities to develop medical education, teaching and research skills.
  • Certificate of Sponsorship available

Overseas psychiatrists are welcome to apply.

If you're interested and would like the opportunity to join the team, please apply today!

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