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Speciality Doctor in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Job Reference: 449-ME122-1

Solent NHS Trust
£45,124 - 77,519 p.a pro rata

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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

Location/BasePortsmouth CAMHS, Falcon House Clinic, St James Hospital, Locksway Road, PO4 8LD

Hours per week:40 hours

We are looking for a Specialty Doctor who has previous experience and training in Psychiatry. Experience of working with children and adolescents is desirable. The post holder must be registered with GMC. For further details, please refer to the person specification in the job description.

There will opportunities for the post-holder to pursue an interest in the psychiatry of eating disorders, neurodevelopmental disorders and mental health presentations in looked after children in addition to working with generic CAMHS cases.

So, why might you want to take a closer look at this post? Well, firstly, you would have an exciting opportunity to be working with our dynamic and innovative CAMHS Team based within Falcon House, St James’ Hospital, Portsmouth. We are a forward thinking, close-knit, collaborative and supportive specialist multi-disciplinary team. We have a track record of developing new and creative ways to address mental health needs of children and young people and your contribution will be influential. We are accredited by Quality Network for Community CAMHS (QNCC) and recognised for our high quality of clinical care; co production of service care pathways with our children and young people and their carers along with other stake holders. Feedback from our local paediatricians, GPs and commissioners are very positive regarding the ease of access to specialist CAMHS.

We have had a significant recruitment drive thus resulting in the team being one of the well- resourced CAMHS team in the southern region. This has led to the appointment of enthusiastic and creative colleagues, joining the established team. At Falcon House, in the leafy grounds of St James’ Hospital in Portsmouth City, the working environment is excellent with easy access to onsite facilities such as free car parking. Portsmouth is sandwiched between the beautiful South Downs and the Solent, England’s premier boating centre. The weather is delightful! There are highly respected independent schools, sixth form colleges and Universities within easy access to the city.

We are open to the idea of flexible working to enable a well-rounded work life balance. The job plan for this Post is immediately reviewable and we will seek the best possible alignment of the service needs with your own plans for professional development. You will be well supported by the senior leadership team.

There is an excellent network of consultant peer group in the region which can offer you supervision and support with your Royal College Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements. There is a well-established regional ACAMH (Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health) branch which offers excellent relevant training opportunities.

We are in a position to offer an attractive relocation package to the successful candidate, should you decide to move to one of our many local picturesque coastal or countryside locations.

Service Summary

Portsmouth CAMHS operates within the Child & Family Service Line of the Trust, clinically led by a Clinical Director and supported by a Senior Leadership Team. It is commissioned to provide a comprehensive service for children and young people up to the age of 18 years in line with the National Service Framework and the Government white paper for people with Learning difficulties ‘Valuing People’, and works in an increasingly integrated way with the other Trust providers of children’s and mental health services as well as partner agencies. Portsmouth CAMHS is a member of the national quality network for community CAMHS (QNCC) and the Specialist CAMHS service was accredited with excellence in 2014 to 2017 and CAMHS LD service in 2015 to 2018.

If would like to discuss any aspect of this exciting opportunity, then please do not hesitate to contact Nigel Sampson (CAMHS Operational Manager) for a further discussion on 0300 123 6632.


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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.

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