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Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist

Job Reference: 449-ME125

Solent NHS Trust
Horizon Centre, Southampton
£84,559 - £114,003 p.a pro rata

Make a difference with us

If you are looking for somewhere you can make a real difference and are passionate about keeping people safe, well and out of hospital, a career with us may be just what you’re looking for. At Solent NHS Trust, we strive to make a difference to the health and wellbeing of our communities.

We are proud to be an organisation which is focused on our people and we welcome people who share our values to come and work with us.

  • To deliver great care that is safe, simple and easy to access
  • To be a caring, flexible and supportive place to work
  • To deliver the best value for money

Come to Southampton!

Well situated on the South Coase of England on the beautiful Solent Estuary with the stunning New Forest nearby and the Isle of Wight a short ferry trip away, Southampton is a great place to live with many opportunities for recreation and relaxation outside of work.

In addition, this is an exciting opportunity to join the Southampton CAMHS service and be part of a team of consultants and non-medical prescribers within a well-resourced MDT, in a forward looking, progressive, service. The role is full time, split between 0.8 clinical and 0.2 teaching as part of our award-winning teaching team, LTFT applicants may also apply to this post.

Dame Rachel De’Souza, Childrens Commissioner of England, stated “Children are the least likely to be affected by the virus but they have taken the worst hit” and at Solent NHS Trust we are investing in our Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services at a time when our children and young people need us most. We are committed to being responsive and forward thinking in our response to COVID and as part of our Trust wide reset plan we are recruiting to a number of new posts to expand our CAMH Services as they work to meet increasing impact of COVID on children’s and young people mental health.

The successful applicant will be coming into a post made vacant due to a colleague’s retirement and will be part of a team with five other consultant colleagues and four other non-medical prescribers including consultant nurse colleagues. This means that there is significant opportunity for peer support and cross cover within the service.

Solent NHS Trust has community services in children’s and adult’s physical and mental health and includes a cluster of children’s mental health teams in Southampton We have close and collaborative relationships with commissioners, the Local Authority, Community Paediatric Services, Acute Paediatric and ED services as well as the in-house Paediatric Liaison team in University Hospitals Southampton. We offer exciting and innovative services including the CAMHS team, the Autism assessment Pathway, MHSTs, and the newly started CAMHS Inreach Team to work within ED and across the Paediatric wards at UHS. We have ongoing joint training forums and regular meetings with acute paediatric colleagues.

In addition, Solent contributes to the Building Resilience and Strength service (BRS); this service is a crisis service, tripartite funded from health, education and children’s services, and supports the most vulnerable children in crisis in all three areas across the city, CAMHS and BRS work very closely together on the most complex and high-risk cases in order to provide more intensive support. The BRS is also the Southampton base from which FCAMHS (Forensic CAMHS) input is provided on behalf of the Hants & IoW FCAMHS Team.

Southampton CAMHS is well advanced into its transformation journey and, working closely with commissioners to secure additional funding. The service has a multidisciplinary senior leadership team which are dedicated to offering a high-quality service to our children, young people and families. We have clear pathways in the service, including an MDT assessment clinic and a range of evidence- based interventions. We are proud of our DBT programme we have established for children and young people with significant risk relating to mental health difficulties and emotional dysregulation. As a system, we have developed clear transition pathways and governance around these. We have also formed close partnerships with third sector partners (e.g. No Limits, Yellow Door) within the team and on the patient pathway – from triage to interventions. The results of our last CQC inspection in 2019 was overall “good” with outstanding for “caring”.

We have recently developed our neurodevelopmental offer to be part of a city-wide partner with good engagement with other agencies in the city to support children and young people before assessment as well as during and after diagnosis of ADHD. We also work closely with the autism assessment service alongside CAMHS and are streamlining the assessments between these two services.

We have a strong working relationship with the University Hospital Southampton and Children’s Social Care in place with pathways around delayed discharges for young people to enable packages of care in the community to be set up or enable in-reach to the hospital whilst waiting for a tier four bed. We have close working relationships with the new care models provider collaborative in the region with innovative developments and investment into crisis pathways coming through that service.

Southampton CAMHS remains committed to being a local centre of excellence for training and education – hosting undergraduate medical students, postgraduate medical trainees from FY – ST4-6 levels, as well as trainee nurses and trainee psychologists. The GMC undertook a regional review of UME & PGME training in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry in Solent (focusing on Southampton CAMHS) and gave plaudits to the education and training on offer.

We also host the regional academic centre in CAP, with a senior academic in CAP (a Professor) and have close links with the School of Psychology as well as the Mental Health Group in the School of Medicine. We have close links to the University of Southampton Psychology Research team, particularly around Neurodevelopmental disorders and encourage research interests within the team.

Relocation expenses can be offered to successful candidates who meet the criteria as set out in the trust policy.

If you would like to discuss any aspect of this exciting Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist post please contact any of the following for a further discussion: Dr Anna Gibson, Clinical Lead and Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Dr Jo Barker, Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, or Chantal Homan, Service and Quality Manager. Telephone 02381030061.

Our shared values support the development of a strong working culture. They breathe life into our organisation – guiding and inspiring all of our actions and decisions. They enable us to be better at what we do and create a great place for our staff to work, whilst ensuring we provide the highest quality of care to our patients.

In creating our values, we spent time listening to our employees and members. Based on what people told us, we created our HEART values to reflect the deep belief that we are caring organisation at the centre of our community: Honesty, Everyone counts, Accountable, Respectful, Teamwork.

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

Applications from job seekers who require current Tier 2/skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

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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