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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 07/07/2021.

Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist

Job Reference: 411-COMCAM-2021-90326

Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust

Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust is a provider of specialist health care to over 275,000 children and young people each year. In addition to the hospital site located in the West Derby area of Liverpool, Alder Hey has a presence in community outreach sites and, in collaboration with other providers, our clinicians help deliver care closer to patients’ homes by holding local clinics at locations from Cumbria to Shropshire, in Wales and the Isle of Man. The Trust also provides inpatient care for children with complex mental health needs at our Alder Park building in the nearby borough of Sefton.

We currently have more than 4,000 staff working across our community and hospital sites. We’re also a teaching and training hospital providing education and training to around 540 medical and over 500 nursing and allied health professional students each year.

As black and minority ethnic (BME) employees are currently under-represented in this area, we particularly welcome applications from members of our BME communities. All appointments will be made on merit.

DBS checks will be completed every three years during your employment with the Trust and the cost of these checks will be deducted from your pay and you will be given the opportunity to pay this over three instalments.

Alternatively if you are registered with the DBS Update Service at the same level required for your employment with the Trust there will no requirement to complete a DBS and no further cost applied by the Trust as payment will be made by yourself directly to the DBS Update Service.

Consultant in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Crisis Care Service and Eating Disorders Team Alder Hey is at the forefront of new and innovative ways of working in child and adolescent mental health. It is an exciting time to work with us as we continue to transform our services in a region that has great opportunities for families and leisure. The Trust is seeking to appoint a consultant child and adolescent psychiatrist to join two well-established multidisciplinary teams in Alder Hey Specialist Mental Health Service – the Eating Disorder Young Peoples Service (EDYS) and the Crisis Care Service. The successful candidate will join a highly regarded clinical service, leading on therapeutic interventions to children, young people and their families and providing clinical consultation to a wide range of professional partners. The post holder will be based within our cross directorate services, EDYS and CAMHS Crisis Care Service - these are growing teams both providing highly specialist support and treatment of young people with eating disorders and those in crisis. Both teams hold strong relationships with acute paediatric wards. We offer a range of therapies and multi-modal interventions to help children and young people who have a complex mental health or learning disability requiring intervention from a multi-disciplinary team. Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust is a one of the biggest paediatric hospitals in Europe. It is also a major centre for undergraduate and post-graduate teaching. The EDYS team is comprised of nurses, psychologists, assistant psychologist, family therapists, dieticians, paediatricians, support workers and consultant psychiatrist. The team has a strong research and development focus as well as providing regular teaching for medical students, speciality trainees (both medics and psychologists), and nursing students. The CAMHS Crisis Care Service provides 24/7 care for children and young people in crisis. A large and passionate team of mental health practitioners of various professional backgrounds is led by a Consultant Psychologist in collaboration with a Consultant Psychiatrist ensuring safe discharge planning and prompt care for those in urgent need. We are looking for a dynamic, innovative, committed and passionate psychiatrist who has the comprehensive knowledge and skills-base needed to work with vulnerable children and families. We would like to support you in developing your career and can accommodate flexible working patterns. This is an exciting time to join Alder Hey Specialist Mental Health services as we prepare to move to our new state of the art community hub and Tier 4 Childrens Unit, developed in collaboration with children and young people. For further details, or to arrange a visit, please contact: Dr Sally Al-Bachari – Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, CAMHS Psychiatry Lead Tel 0151 293 3662, Dr Vivienne Crosbie, Clinical Lead for EDYS and Crisis Care at 0151 293 3577 or Ms Kate Holian, General Manager via

Although NHS Jobs enables you to use the same application to apply for multiple roles within the NHS, unless you tailor your application to the specific role you are applying for with Alder Hey, and detail how you meet the criteria for this role and what you can offer to Alder Hey, you are unlikely to be successful in your application. Please also make sure that your Employment History is upto date and listed in the correct order. Starting with your current/most recent post and then working backwards.

Alder Hey as an equal opportunities employer aims to employ a workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons from all backgrounds. As black and minority ethnic (BAME) employees are currently under-represented in this area, we particularly welcome applications from members of our BAME communities. All appointments will be made on merit.

To find out more about the various careers available see Alder Hey Careers link

We reserve the right to close vacancies without notice when we have received a sufficient number of applications from which to make a shortlist. Please ensure you apply without delay if you wish to be considered for this role.

Please ensure you check the email account from which you apply regularly as we will contact you using this regarding your application. All candidates will be notified via email whether or not they have been shortlisted.

Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We are committed to creating a well-managed, flexible working environment that supports staff and promotes their welfare and development. We actively promote equality and diversity and operate a Zero Tolerance policy to aggression, violence, bullying and harassment.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

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From 6 April 2017, Tier 2/skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement.

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