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Specialty Doctor

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Mental Health
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SS Child & Family Consultation Service
£39,060 to £72,840 pa
10/09/2019 23:59

ELFT (East London NHS Foundation Trust) is making a positive difference to thousands of people’s lives, providing support so that they can fulfil their potential and enjoy healthy lives.

Specialty Doctor

Newham Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service

Specialty Doctor Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

10 sessions. (4 sessions Emotional & Behavioural, 6 sessions Neuro Developmental)

Newham Child and Family Consultation Service are looking for an enthusiastic, experienced and motivated Specialty Doctor in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. You will join a multi-disciplinary team of child and adolescent psychiatrists, clinical psychologists, mental health nurses, child and adolescent psychotherapists, systemic family therapists and administrative staff who are committed to delivering innovative and effective ways of working with young people and their families. This is a busy, interesting, and varied job regularly working jointly with other members of the team to assess and treat young people and their families with a range of emotional and behavioural difficulties across the age range. The post holder will provide high quality evidence based mental health assessments and treatments. Newham CAMHS is a large multi-disciplinary service (approx. 38 wte clinical staff) with several specialist teams. There will be a requirement to participate in the hospital liaison rota and the duty psychiatric rota (within office hours).
As part of the EBT team, the post-holder will offer 4 sessions to conduct generic CAMHS assessments and interventions every week. This will usually take place at the clinic and may be with a member of another discipline depending upon the needs of the case. You will be expected to feedback the outcome of your assessments at the weekly MDT meeting where you will receive advice from the rest of the team. For some cases, you may continue working with a family offering specific therapeutic work.

As part of the Neurodevelopmental team, the post-holder will offer 6 sessions to provide neurodevelopmental assessments including ADHD, learning disability and Autism. You will also offer assessment and intervention to patients and their carers.

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Applicant requirements

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

For further details, please contact Dr Regina Sala or Dr Nick Isaacs, Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists on 020 8430 9000.