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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 21/06/2020.

CAMHS Community Crisis Consultant

Job Reference: 325-A-20-90977

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Consultant Grade £79,860 to £107,668

Consultant in the CAMHS Community Crisis Service

Working across either East or West Surrey – locality base can be negotiated as we have bases in Redhill, Epsom, Chertsey, Frimley and Guildford. Locality preferences to be discussed at interview.

We are excited to be offering this opportunity to join our CAMHS Community Crisis Team. These jobs are new and an opportunity to shape and design the role.

We are looking for 2 Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists to join and complement our team that has been building and establishing itself for over a year. Our Surrey wide Crisis Service works across the 4 CAMHS Community Team localities as well as the 5 District General Hospitals (DGH) within Surrey. This is a great time to come on board and help us to develop and enhance our offer to children and young people across Surrey who are in crisis.

The Team comprise of a General Manager, a band 7 Clinical Lead and a team of band 6 crisis intervention workers. You would be based in West or East Surrey covering referrals from CAMHS Single point of Access (SPA), CAMHS CT or the DGHs. You will work closely with your team as well as colleagues in DGHs, Hope Service and CAMHS CT.

The CAMHS Community Crisis Serviceteam have undertakentrainingcovering DBT Skills and the Assessment and Risk Assessment ofchildren andadolescents in Crisis via APT and we would like to offer this opportunity to you.

You may also be involved in Mental Health Act assessments following Section 136 presentations to Farnham Road Hospital, Guildford – these are mainly carried out by the Hope Service Consultant who only works 3 days per week. Individual Section 136 assessments also come with the standard additional payment. You can find more information on our Mindsight CAMHS Services via the link on this vacancy.

Surrey has so much to offer as a place to live and work, including its: picturesque countryside (e.g. the outstanding natural beauty of the Surrey Hills), lively café culture, quaint villages, and excellent schools. Stately homes, theatres, museums and art galleries are just some of the tourist attractions on your doorstep. Surrey also has excellent road and rail network links to both London and the coast. Heathrow and Gatwick airports are in close proximity for international travel. There is something for everyone no matter what your passion or interests outside of work.

Continuing Professional Development is a high priority for the Trust and you will be strongly encouraged to continue with further education in accordance with the recommendations of the Royal College of Psychiatrists enabling you to grow and develop in your role. We particularly welcome psychiatrists with a strong interest in medical education and/or research, and would support people’s interests in those roles. For newly appointed Consultants mentorship is available and promoted. There are established CPD groups and peer group meetings, as well as scope for supervising GP/Psychiatry trainees and teaching opportunities for medical students.

If you want to join and be part of a progressive Trust and supportive peers/team, then we would love to hear from you.

For an informal discussion regarding this exciting role or to arrange an informal visit, please contact: Dr Phil Ferreira-Lay, Clinical Director & Consultant Child Psychiatrist on 07867192424/email: or our Nurse Consultant Kate Sigov on 07766526159/email

Please note that all salaries shown are based on whole time of 37.5 hours per week for non-medical roles and 40 hours per week for medical roles, part time roles are pro-rated accordingly.

The Trust aims to ensure that no job applicant or employee is unfairly disadvantaged on the grounds of race, colour, nationality, ethnic origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, transgender, marital status/civil partnership, religion/belief or trade union status. The Trust is committed to the employment and career development of people from ethnic minority backgrounds and people with disabilities.

The Trust would encourage applications from people who have experience of using Mental Health & Learning Disability Services.

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