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Locum Consultant Psychiatrist

Job Reference: 333-CAMHS-MS19-32137-3

Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust
Hillingdon Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service
£77,913 - £105,042 + LW per annum

CNWL (Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust) has almost 7,000 staff providing integrated healthcare to a third of London's population, Milton Keynes and areas beyond. We involve service users, carers, the public, staff and partner organisations in the way that we are run. You can become a member by visiting our website.

Our catchment area spans diverse communities, with over 100 first languages spoken. It contains areas of great affluence as well as areas of much deprivation. We are committed to providing services that meet the needs of the people who use them, and we actively encourage involvement from local people who can help make a difference. We’re proud of our diversity and we continue to undertake new initiatives to advance equality for LGBT+, BME and people with disabilities to promote good relations and understanding between our staff.

CNWL is recognised locally, nationally and internationally for providing high quality, innovative healthcare. We aim to employ only the best people, and our experts are frequently called upon to contribute to national health strategy and policy, and many models of our care have been adapted for use in other countries.


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Locum Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist 10 programmed activities (PA) – Hillingdon Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS)

An exciting opportunity has arisen for 10 PAs substantive Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist to work in Hillingdon CAMHS Team. The post holder will have the responsibility of managing young people with predominantly neuro developmental issues within the Neuro-developmental team (NDT) in the team.

The team provides weekly assessments for ADHD. It provides the ongoing support for young people diagnosed with ADHD and their families including medication clinics, psychoeducation and additional mental health support.

The team has a caseload of young people with Tic disorder who access individual and group treatments as well as medication.

Hillingdon CAMHS is a friendly, welcoming multidisciplinary team based across 2 clinic sites in the middle of the borough. There are good transport connections (with forthcoming Cross rail) and parking at both sites.

As a Consultant Psychiatrist you will be supported to use your skills and expertise to the full, working as an integral part of a multi‑disciplinary care team (MDT)consisting of nursing staff, clinical psychologists, systemic family psychotherapists, child psychotherapist, administrative staff and other Consultant Psychiatry colleagues.

The primary role will be to provide direct clinical input to young people and families, especially those who present with Autism Spectrum Conditions, Hyperkinetic Disorders (ADHD) and Tic Disorders. There is a caseload of young people with Autism Spectrum Disorder and comorbid mental health disorders significantly affecting their ability to access school and the community and often associated with behaviours that are a risk to others or themselves. The post holder would be expected to provide support to other members of the MDT in relation to clinical management of complex cases.

The post is structured around the new CAMHS Service Delivery Model in CNWL.

Central North West London Health NHS Foundation Trust provides a full range of local mental health services to the London Boroughs.

Child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) and Eating disorder services were brought together as a single service line in 2014 and are now under Goodall Division. The service line manages CAMHS services across the London boroughs of Hillingdon, Harrow, Brent, Kensington & Chelsea and Westminster. In each borough, community CAMH services are provided to support young people under 18 and their families.

The team works closely with other new services that have been developed recently such as the Specialist Tier 4 inpatient unit called Lavender Walk based at Vincent Square and ACTS, intensive community treatment, as an alternative to hospital admission. In Child & Adolescent Services we are working collaboratively with Commissioners to deliver on the Local CAMHS Transformation Plans, as well as joint working with West London Mental Health Trust on the national New Models of Care Pilot across North West London.

Our specialist Eating Disorders Service accepts national referrals for inpatient, outpatient and day patient services. Services are run from the Vincent Square Eating Disorder Service, based at South Kensington and Chelsea Mental Health Centre (next to Chelsea and Westminster Hospital) and satellite services operate from Northwick Park Mental Health Unit in Harrow.

There are good relationships between consultant colleagues in CAMHS across the Trust and we have a monthly Consultants’ meeting. Consultant psychiatrists are encouraged to become involved in Trust wide leadership roles to improve quality and develop services.

Applicants for the above vacancy must be fully registered with the GMC, have a ‘license to practice’, hold a MRC Psych qualification or an equivalent approved indicator of training. It is a requirement that you are Section 12 Approved, have or are eligible to have Approved Clinician Status.

Remuneration will be as set out in the terms of the New Consultant Contract according to previous experience, based on Eight Programmed Activities (PAs) per week.

In addition to the published NHS values, this Trust has developed four values which re Compassion, Respect, Empowerment and Partnership. It is our aim that everything that we do conveys and reinforces these values.


Please note that this post is subject to an Enhanced CRB Disclosure.


For informal enquiries please contact Dr Frances Connan CAMHS and EDS Clinical Director and EDS Consultant Psychiatrist or Jackie Shaw CAMHS Service on 020 3315 2106.



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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.

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