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Specialty Doctor Inpatient CAMHS

Job Reference: 267-MSHUSD619

Employer:
Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
Highfield Unit
Location:
Warneford Hospital, Oxford
Salary:
£39,060 to £72,840 per annum

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust has been rated as Good by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

We are a responsive and innovative Foundation Trust that places our values of Caring, Safe and Excellent at the heart of everything we do. We take great pride in our staff and believe that investing in you is key to us achieving our vision of outstanding care delivered by outstanding people.

We work with a wide range of partner organisations to deliver care and support to people in their own homes and from a number of hospitals and community bases. We focus on delivering care as close to home as possible.


Applications are invited for a Specialty Doctor post to join our inpatient adolescent team based at the Highfield Unit in Oxford. The post is available as soon as possible and is an excellent opportunity to gain experience in the assessment and management of young people. The post would involve working alongside an existing full-time Specialty Doctor, a Specialist Trainee doctor and a consultant psychiatrist.

The successful candidate would work closely with the multi-disciplinary team including nurses, psychologists, family therapist, health care assistants, occupational therapist, teaching staff and dietician. The candidate would have the opportunity for training, with access to the local CAMHS ST doctor teaching sessions and CAMHS academic seminars. There are numerous teaching opportunities, with medical students frequently joining the team. The candidate would have regular supervision with a consultant psychiatrist. The post is full time.

Candidates are required to have previous experience in mental health and experience in the management of children and young people is desirable.

For further details / informal visits contact:

For more information or to arrange an informal visit please contact Dr Viki Laakkonen, Associate Medical Director.

Benefits of working for Oxford Health NHS Trust include:-

  • Access to Specialty Doctor Learning & Development opportunities
  • 28 days annual leave (pro rata if part time), plus bank holidays, with an increase to 33 days with 2 years service and 35 days with 7 years service
  • NHS Discount across a wide range of shops, restaurants and retailers
  • Staff accommodation
  • Lease car scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme



  • New starters have a 6 month probationary period. This, together with the induction process aims to create a positive supportive working environment allowing new employees to learn key elements of their role over a reasonable timescale.

  • Candidates not currently employed by the Trust who attend an interview for non-qualified Band 1-5 posts are required to undertake numeracy and literacy assessments.

  • Appointment to this post is subject to the trust receiving satisfactory references covering 3-5 years of employment or study. Please ask your referees to respond promptly to reference requests.

  • Employees are expected to undertake mandatory and statutory training related to their role.

  • We positively encourage applications from all areas of the community, regardless of gender, race, faith, disability, age or sexual orientation and we encourage applications from users of mental health services. This is part of our commitment to equality and reflecting the diversity of our population.

  • Oxford Health is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.


UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.



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