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Speciality Doctor in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Job Reference: 449-ME122

Solent NHS Trust
£45,124 - 77,519 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

We are looking for a Specialty Doctor who has previous experience and training in Psychiatry. There will be plenty of 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.

Experience of working with children and adolescents is desirable. The post holder must be registered with GMC.

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.

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 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.

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.


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

Hours per week:40 hours

Relocation: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.


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All patient facing workers in England will be required to ensure they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, from 1 April 2022 . It will be a condition of employment to be fully vaccinated. This requirement will also apply to those in ancillary support roles such as porters or receptionists who may have social contact with patients but are not directly involved in their care.

To be fully vaccinated you must receive both doses of a Covid-19 vaccination. Successful applicants will be required (unless exempt*) to provide evidence of their covid vaccination status (NHS COVID Pass) or evidence that they have commenced their journey to becoming fully vaccinated. If the required evidence cannot be provided then any offer of employment may be withdrawn.

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.

We are an accredited Real Living Wage employer.

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