Applicants are invited to apply for the post of consultant child & adolescent psychiatrist. This post is permanent.
We are looking for a versatile, enthusiastic individual to join our well established Paediatric Liaison team at Southampton Children’s Hospital.
ABOUT THE TEAM
The Paediatric Liaison (Hospital CAMHS) team operates 8am to 6pm Monday to Friday. It takes referrals of under 18s from medical, nursing and allied professionals within Child Health and elsewhere in the hospital. The team provides assessment and management of a variety of emotional and behavioural difficulties and psychiatric disorders. The team provides daily input to the management of some inpatients, for instance young people suffering from anorexia nervosa. The team provides assessment and management of under 18s who present at the A & E department in working hours with, for instance, deliberate self harm or psychiatric illness. Forms of input include individual work/ CBT, family work, parenting support, medication and liaison with local CAMHS services. The team ensures smooth running of the rota for review of under 18s admitted with self harm, who are seen by clinicians from the surrounding CAMHS teams. The team also provides staff teaching and support, including regarding dealing with emotionally traumatic or worrying situations. Within the Children’s Hospital there are close working relationships with paediatric consultants, junior doctors, the multidisciplinary team and paediatric psychology. The post holder will have close working relationships with Dr Charlie Keys, Child Health Clinical Lead, Victor Taylor, Matron for Paediatric Liaison and Bursledon House and Sarah Eales, Mental Health Matron for the Trust.
There are close working relationships with the Community CAMHS teams locally. Hampshire CAMHS services run by Sussex Partnership NHS Trust serve the county, except for the cities of Southampton and Portsmouth. There are particularly close links with Solent NHS Trust which runs Horizon, the Southampton Community CAMHS service a mile away from UHS, as well as Portsmouth Community CAMHS and the BRS in Southampton, a multiagency team providing input for children in crisis and for looked after children. The two Child & Adolescent Psychiatrists in UHS participate in the monthly Solent Consultants’ meeting which comprises a business meeting and CPD component. The postholder will be expected to join one of the peer review CPD groups available locally (eg at Horizon).
WHAT YOU’LL DO
The clinical duties involve assessment and management of children referred as inpatients, outpatients or from the Emergency Department. There is also involvement in Bursledon House, a joint paediatric / child mental health inpatient unit. There is a teaching session based in Solent NHS Trust to deliver Family Psychiatry week to University of Southampton medical students. The post is based in Southampton Children’s Hospital (SCH) which is part of University Hospital Southampton Trust. There is one other Consultant in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry based at SCH.
You will be responsible for overseeing the CAMHS-PL services at SCH, along with the existing CAMHS Consultant. It is expected that you will be primarily involved in the paediatric liaison service with some involvement in Bursledon House. You will be expected to develop some particular links with some of the specialist paediatric services.
WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR
We are looking for a versatile, proactive and enthusiastic individual to work with the existing CAMHS team at UHS to develop the profile of mental health care in general and specialised paediatric patient populations.
Please note that GMC registration (with a licence to practice) and right to work in the UK are essential for this role. Successful applicants will already have GMC registration or will be able to demonstrate they are eligible. Applicants requiring Tier 2 sponsorship should ensure they meet the Home Office application criteria prior to submitting an application.
Job Reference: MT0316 - This vacancy closes on or before: 2nd August 2020
WHAT WE CAN OFFER YOU
As one of the largest acute teaching Trust’s in England, we can offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. We believe you deserve the best possible surroundings in which to do your job and we want to support you in doing your job to the best of your ability.
As a Trust, we support flexible working and will consider requests taking into account the needs of the service. You’ll have an opportunity to discuss this at interview. Our LiveWell and inspire programme offers opportunities, support and advice, including smoking cessation services, exercise and activity classes, and support for mental health.
UHS employees are able to access a huge range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata) on appointment, can access on-site nursery facilities (subject to availability), and we offer a generous pension scheme.
ABOUT OUR TRUST AND SOUTHAMPTON
UHS is rated ‘Good’ by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we were in the top 10 acute trusts for staff engagement and for staff recommending the hospital as a place to work or receive care.
Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and only an hour on the train from central London. The New Forest National Park and the beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than those in London, 13 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted and 13 nearby green spaces to enjoy
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION OR TO APPLY
If you’re interested in applying for this role, we’d encourage you to get in touch using the contact information at the bottom of this advert with any questions or if you would like to arrange an informal visit. Alternatively, if you’re ready to apply, please follow the link below to complete an application
You must have appropriate UK professional registration.
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.
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Dr Sally Wicks, Consultant Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist
Mr Charles Keys, Clinical Lead of Child Health,