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Consultant in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry - North Somerset CAMHS

Consultant Psychiatrist

Main area
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Grade
Consultant Psychiatrist
Contract
Permanent: Substantive
Hours
8 sessions per week (Part time 8 PA's per week)
Job ref
342-RVN754-HS-B
Site
Weston Super Mare
Town
Weston Super Mare
Salary
£84559 - £114003 per annum pro rata
Closing
07/11/2021 23:59

Job overview

Our CAMHS services in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire are part of the Community Children's Health Partnership (CCHP) which includes all community-based children's healthcare services across the area. CCHP is provided by a partnership with Sirona Care & Health (lead partner), and Avon and Wiltshire Partnership NHS Trust (AWP).

North Somerset CAMHS joined AWP CAMHS in April 2020. The multi-disciplinary team comprises Psychologists, Nurses, Family Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Child Psychotherapists. The team caseload is varied with a range of core and specialist pathways for children, young people and families.

You will join 2 experienced substantive consultants in North Somerset CAMHS and the wider group of 17  supportive Consultant Child & Adolescent Psychiatry colleagues working across 5 community CAMHS teams and 2 Learning Disability CAMHS teams in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire, an Intensive Support and Hospital Assessment Team, a Tier 4 inpatient unit and a variety of specialist CAMHS teams.

We are currently in the process of implementing the i-THRIVE model across AWP CAMHS, in order to transform services alongside young people, carers and our partner agencies. This provides a unique opportunity for you to develop and share your special interest and/or service leadership and management

Proposed interview date 2nd December 2021

Main duties of the job

We are advertising 2 8 PA posts within the core CAMHS, creating an exciting opportunity to jointly develop and transform the North Somerset CAMHS service. The job plans can be flexible, and we would consider full-time applicants.

  • Both posts involve providing psychiatric input and leadership to the North Somerset CAMHS team
  • The first post includes special interest sessions in CAMHS Learning Disability overseeing the care of the population of children and young people with moderate to severe Learning Disabilities and associated mental health problems, working closely with the community child health team. The remainder of the post will involve core CAMHS work.
  • The second post, will involve core CAMHS with 2PAs dedicated to assessment and management of ADHD.
  • The post-holder will be supported to develop their special interest.

Both posts attract an additional 15% of one year’s salary as a recruitment premium

AWP has a forward thinking and inclusive medical community and we are committed to your development and helping you to achieve your career aspirations. We offer one of the most competitive and flexible benefits packages.

Working for our organisation

We are AWP (Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust) a diverse organisation with over 5,000 dedicated staff providing inpatient and community-based mental health care.  We provide services from a range of locations to approximately 1.8 million people living in Bath and North East Somerset (B&NES), Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Swindon, across the county of Wiltshire and in parts of Dorset. Our outstanding people promote mental health and wellbeing. The expertise and resources within AWP are dedicated to a person-centred approach for those who use our services and for all employees. We recognise that happy and fulfilled employees give better care. 

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Please refer to the accompanying job description for full details on the roles and responsibilities of this post.

Person specification

Qualifications

Essential criteria
  • Full GMC Registration or eligibility to be included on the register and holding a current licence to practise at the time of appointment.
  • Eligible for inclusion in the Specialist Register or within 6 months of gaining CCT in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
  • Section 12 approval/ Approved Clinician Status OR able to achieve within 3 months of appointment
  • MB BS or equivalent medical qualification.
Desirable criteria
  • Relevant Higher Degree e.g. MD, PHD, Msc or other additional clinical qualifications
  • MRCPsych or MRCPsych equivalent approved by the Royal College of Psychiatrists
  • Additional clinical qualifications

Experience

Essential criteria
  • Wide breadth of clinical experience working with children and young people with mental health problems and their families
  • Knowledge and evidence of participation in CPD.
  • Evidence of effective multidisciplinary team involvement.
  • Evidence of effective multi-agency working
Desirable criteria
  • Specific additional therapy training (e.g. Positive Behavioural Support, CBT, systemic therapy, DBT etc.)

Personal Skills

Essential criteria
  • To possess leadership skills and be able to work collaboratively in a multidisciplinary team.
  • Ability to manage own time, workload and prioritise clinical work
  • Able to demonstrate excellent communication skills, in order to effectively work with patients, carers and staff.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

Clinical Skills

Essential criteria
  • Skills in psychiatric assessment, formulation and risk management (including safeguarding) as well as psychopharmacology in children, neurodevelopmental disorders and attachment difficulties.

Knowledge

Essential criteria
  • Understanding of the management skills required to function successfully as a Consultant.

Teaching

Essential criteria
  • Commitment to and experience of undergraduate and postgraduate learning and teaching.
  • Understand principles of teaching.

Research & Audit

Essential criteria
  • Experience or involvement in a research project and publication.
  • Ability to supervise junior medical staff undertaking research projects.
  • Experience of carrying out an audit project

Management

Essential criteria
  • Evidence of management/leadership skills training.
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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Dr Helen Stephens
Job title
Clinical Lead for CAMHS
Telephone number
07714488739
Additional information

Dr Helen Stephens, Clinical Lead for CAMHS, Tel: 0117 4728065; 07714488739

Heather Kapeluch, Head of Operations for CAMHS, Tel: 0117 4728014; 07808877702