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Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist - All Grades

51,000  - 131,964
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Job Description

An outstanding NHS Job opportunity for a motivated and enthusiastic Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist to join a dynamic department that is supportive of career growth, including supporting CESR. This CAMHS Team is committed to developing innovative and effective ways of working.

There is a high level of support within the team, as well as the clinical supervisor. The NHS Foundation Trust has always been recognised as a centre of excellence for mental & health care. They are rated "Outstanding" overall by the CQC. This is truly an exciting time for you to come and work for them!

This is a great opportunity for overseas Consultants who want to establish themselves in the NHS, and grow their consultant career. The post is suitable for candidates holding specialisation in the EEA, or for experienced IMGs looking to complete CESR.


The NHS Foundation Trust provides a wide range of community, inpatient and primary care services to children, young people, adults of working age, older adults and forensic services in six cities. The NHS Trust's values are: We care, We respect, We are Inclusive. They were originally formed in 2000, The NHS Foundation Trust has long been recognised as a centre of excellence for mental health care, innovation and improvement.

The NHS Trust's ambition is to make a positive difference by providing people with mental and community health care services that support their recovery and help them to achieve the most fulfilling lives possible. Everything they do is driven by their values of care, respect and inclusivity. Their patients’ needs matter most and they are constantly working to improve their support for all who use and have contact with their services. The NHS Trust's extensive research approach, commitment to education and emphasis on quality means they are at the forefront of excellence in mental health care.

In January 2022, the NHS Foundation Trust achieved its third consecutive ‘Outstanding’ rating from the Care Quality Commission (CQC); the first Community and Mental Health Trust to achieve this rating for a third time. In November 2016, the Trust received the Health Service Journal's Provider Trust of the Year Award.


The Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Team is a small cohesive community based multi-disciplinary team. They are a team of outstanding doctors working together to provide the best service their patients can have. The team offers assessments and treatments to a wide variety of clinical presentations. They provide Early Intervention Service for the 13 to 18-year-old as well as assessment and treatment of young people presenting with high risk and severe life threatening self-harm. The Adolescent Mental Health Team is composed of a Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (joint consultant team-leads, this post and higher trainee), Systemic Family Therapy, Clinical Psychology, Child & Adolescent Psychotherapy and Mental Health Nursing.

The team model includes joint working between Psychiatry and allocated care-coordinator as well as individual working with young people and their families to provide developmentally informed evidence-based treatments. The Team offers 
neurodevelopmental assessments including ADHD, learning disability and Autism. Also to offer psycho-education and feedback to patients and their carers; and commence and/or monitor appropriate medication under supervision. 

The post holder will provide assessments and treatment of young people presenting with severe and enduring mental health difficulties as part of a multi-disciplinary team assessment. The successful candidate will provide appropriate medical monitoring, psychiatric and therapeutic follow-up and treatment of a case load of young people under supervision of the Consultant. The post-holder will provide a clinical psychiatric service, including assessment, feedback and psychoeducation, risk management as well as holistic care plan to children and adolescents. 


The East London NHS Foundation Trust is accredited as an Investor in People employer and is consequently committed to developing its staff.  You will have access to appropriate development opportunities from the Trust’s training programme as identified within your knowledge and skills appraisal/personal development plan.  The post holder will be expected to participate in training and development activities which support the objectives of the service and which will contribute to his/her own personal development plan and continuing medical education.



  • MRCPsych
  • Experience in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Specialist certification in psychiatry (desirable)
  • Experience in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
UK based: 
  • Experience in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
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