Consultant Psychiatrist-Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist

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Mental Health
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£76,761 to £103,490 pa
01/07/2018 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.

ELFT has been named one of the HSJ Top 10 best places to work in healthcare, HSJ Provider Trust of the Year and graded as Outstanding by our regulator, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in 2016. We believe that staff who feel valued by the Trust and are truly engaged in the organisation deliver better outcomes for our patients.

We have set ourselves the mission of providing the highest quality mental health and community care in England, and have embarked on an ambitious Quality Improvement Programme to transform the culture of the Trust to one of continuous improvement, delivered through participation of all staff and with service users, carers and families at the heart of our efforts to improve.

Geographic areas our services cover

ELFT provides a wide range of community and inpatient services to children, young people, adults of working age, older adults and forensic services to the City of London, Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets, Bedfordshire and Luton. We provide psychological therapy services to the London Borough of Richmond, as well as Children and Young People's Speech and Language Therapy in Barnet.

In addition, the Trust provides forensic services to the London Boroughs of Barking and Dagenham, Havering, Redbridge and Waltham Forest, and some specialist mental health services to North London, Hertfordshire and Essex.

The specialist Forensic Personality Disorder service serves North London and the specialist Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME adult outpatient service serves North London and the South of England.

The Trust's specialist Mother and Baby Psychiatric Unit receives referrals from London and the South East of England.





A Consultant child and adolescent psychiatrist is required for the City & Hackney CAMHS Adolescent Mental Health Team (AMHT), based in Hackney, East London. City & Hackney CAMHS is one of five community CAMH services in ELFT which together with an inpatient service (the Coborn Centre) provide 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)
- Targeted Team (in City & Hackney this is the Outreach/Conduct pathway)

The AMHT provides assessment and treatment to young people (13-17 years) presenting with significant and enduring mental health problems including psychosis, bipolar disorder, severe depression and OCD, as well as providing additional support to some high risk young people in crisis. There is a focus on providing targeted care in the community and preventing admission.

The post-holder will be expected to provide senior clinical leadership to their multi-disciplinary team, to provide psychiatric assessment and treatment where clinically appropriate, to provide case management of high risk presentations as an alternative to admission and to facilitate the development of the team and wider service.

This vacancy exists following the previous longstanding post holder taking up another post within ELFT. Due to the nature of the work of the AMHT, the post would need to be taken up on a full time Monday to Friday 9 am to 5 pm basis.

Our Trust is a financially stable progressive mental health and community services organisation with very strong clinical leadership at all levels. We have a focus on improving the experience of patients, carers and our staff. In recent years, we have been developing a quality improvement programme that provides our clinical staff, patients and carers with skills to transform our services. We believe that our staff are our greatest asset - and our best agents for change. We encourage and will support applicants to undertake formal training in Quality Improvement (QI) methodology and take a lead on QI development within their respective services.

We were inspected by CQC in June 2016 and received an outstanding rating for the Trust as a whole and for Community and inpatient CAMHS specifically. We have been rated as the best place to work in mental health in the UK by the Health Service Journal and have received very high ratings in the national staff survey for staff being able to make a change at work.

Applications will be welcomed from candidates included in or eligible for the Specialist Register or within six months of obtaining their CCT.


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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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Dermot RYALL, telephone 020 7655 4135, email

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