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Locum Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist

Locum Consultant

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Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Locum Consultant
Fixed term
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SS LUT Dunstable Emotional and Behavioural Team
£77,913 to £105,042 per annum
07/10/2019 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.

Bedford & Luton Locum Consultant CAMHS Psychiatrist(Emotional and Behavioural Team

(12 months)

A consultant child and adolescent psychiatrist is required for our CAMHS Adolescent Emotional and Behavioural team (EBT), based in Dunstable and Luton (split 50:50).

CAMHS are part of the ELFT Specialist Services directorate, providing assessment and treatment of young people with mental health disorders up to the age of 18 years.

All ELFT CAMH Services comprise a number of multidisciplinary teams based upon care pathways including:

- Adolescent Mental Health Team

- Emotional & Behavioural Team(s)

- Neurodevelopmental Team (Learning Disability and Autism +/- ADHD)

- LAC / Targeted Team

Our EBT provides assessment and treatment to young people (0-17 years) presenting with a range of significant and enduring mental health problems including psychosis, bipolar disorder, severe depression and OCD.

The post-holder will be expected to offer contributions to the wider clinical leadership, the multi-disciplinary team, to provide psychiatric assessment and treatment where clinically appropriate and case management of high risk presentations.

This vacancy has arisen following current staffing vacancies due to relocation and retirement; it is fixed term for one year.

The Trust is a financially stable progressive mental health and community services trust with very strong clinical leadership at all levels of the organisation.

Following a recent CQC inspection the Trust was awarded an Outstanding rating.

We have a focus on improving the experience of patients, carers and our staff. For the last two years we have been developing a special quality improvement programme that provides our clinical staff, patients and carers with skills to transform our services. We believe that our staff are the organisation's greatest asset and are the best agents for change.  

We encourage and will support applicants to undertake formal training in Quality Improvement methodology and take a lead on QI development within their respective services.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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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Joanne Meehan on 01234 310040 or via email at