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Consultant Psychiatrist - Child Psychiatry

£82,000 - £110,000

Job Description

We are seeking a Full Time CAMHS Consultant to join an established team working in a generic community CAMHS setting. This is a great opportunity for experience child & adolescent psychiatrists who want to establish themselves in the NHS, and grow their consultant career. This is also a very exciting time to be join the trust following a recent achievement of outstanding with their CQC rating and being one of just five mental health and learning disabilities NHS trusts in England to hold an outstanding rating.

WHAT IS THE NHS TRUST LIKE? 
Over the years the quality of the mental health services and the achievements of the staff have been recognised nationally including the “Mental Health Trust of The Year Award” for 2020 at the Health Service Journal Awards.

In a recent NHS Staff Survey the trust achieved the best score for safety culture amongst mental health and learning disabilities trusts throughout the country. The staff have also said that they would recommend the trust as a place to work and as a place for their friends and family to receive care. They are driven by our values. If you believe in Respect, Kindness and a Positive outlook then you'll be right at home.

WHAT IS THE CAMHS DEPARTMENT & TEAM LIKE?
The clinics accept referrals from a number of sources including General Practitioners, Social Workers, Health Visitors and Consultant Paediatricians. Referrals are processed through SPA (the Single Point of Access). The teams are multi-disciplinary including Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Mental Health Nurses, Child Psychotherapists, Systemic Therapists and Social Workers. These teams work on an outpatient model and currently receive approximately 65 referrals per month.

WHAT IS LIFE LIKE IN THE REGION?
The Trust covers a mixed rural and urban area, including large and smaller towns. The area has excellent connections to London and the rest of the country. There are three major roads going North-South (the M1, the A1 and the A10). In addition the M25 passes through. Train services are also excellent with the journey time to London from some towns is less than 20 - 30 minutes. Education is of a high standard. Currently more than 160,000 children are educated in the county’s network of 566 schools made up of 17 nursery schools, 426 primary schools, 9 middle schools, 78 secondary schools, 27 Special Schools and 8 Education Support Centres. Exam results and SATs continue to be above the national average and the ration of pupils to teachers is among the best in the shire counties. There is also a wide range of public/private schools to choose from.

WHAT OPPORTUNITIES ARE AVAILABLE TO YOU?
The combination of clinical practice and first-class academic connections means that medical professionals have a wide range of opportunities to develop their careers and achieve their aspirations. You will have access to leadership, teaching, educational and research opportunities for Continued Professional Develop (CPD).

If you are a new consultant you will receive mentoring and support from medical leads as well as access to a large peer group of enthusiastic and high-caliber Consultants.

In addition to the generous pension and annual leave that comes with NHS employment, the trust offers additional benefits to our staff including a salary sacrifice scheme enabling staff to drive a brand new car or purchase a new bike as well as an HMRC scheme enabling savings on registered childcare costs.

ARE YOU ELIGIBLE FOR THIS ROLE?
EEA Candidates: 

  • Experience of working in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Board Certified Specialisation in Psychiatry 
Non-EEA Candidates: 
  • MRCPsych
  • Consultant experience in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
UK based applicants 
  • Experience of working in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry 
  • Within 6 - 12 months of completing CCT

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