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Consultant in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

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Buckinghamshire Mental Health
Part time: 6 Programmed Activities per week
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Sue Nicholls Centre
£79,860 to £107,668 per annum, pro rata
27/02/2020 23:59

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.

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust has been providing a comprehensive CAMHS service in Buckinghamshire for 7 years. The newly developed CAMHS service is based on a partnership between Oxford health NHS Foundation Trust (main contract holder) and Barnardos. The new service is based on the ‘Thrive Model’ and during October 2015 service transformed away from the traditional CAMHS tiered model to a service strongly influenced by children young people, their parents/carers and stakeholders began. The new model is based on ease of access, getting advice, consultation, support, and specialist clinical pathways.

We are seeking a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist to join our CAMHS service in Buckinghamshire. This is a 6 PA post in Child and Adolescent Learning Disability team. This is a county-wide team based at Sue Nicholls Centre, Aylesbury. The post holder will carry no responsibility for inpatients.

We are looking for candidates who can demonstrate their ability to adapt to the changing circumstances of modern mental healthcare provision. We welcome applications from highly motivated colleagues to work collaboratively with our team managers, and to provide leadership and clinical expertise to our highly skilled and committed multidisciplinary teams. The teams are dynamic and forward-looking with a wide range of disciplines working together in a highly collaborative, multi-skilled and effective way. 

There are also close links with Oxford University which include a term-time weekly academic meeting, regular research meetings, research opportunities, journal clubs and audit meetings. The Trust hosts or collaborates with a wide range of research infrastructure. In September 2016, a partnership between Oxford Heath NHS Foundation Trust and the University of Oxford was awarded £12.8M to support a new NIHR Biomedical Research Centre (BRC; Director Prof John Geddes) focused on mental health and dementia. The Trust welcomes applications from appropriately qualified clinicians who would like to work with the BRC, CLAHRC or NIHR CRN (Clinical Research Network) as part of their agreed job plan. Trust has recently set up a Centre for Patient Safety and Quality. There will be opportunities for medical input into this Centre.

There are extensive opportunities for teaching and training of medical students, postgraduate doctors, members of the multidisciplinary team and other service providers, and for appraising and mentoring consultant colleagues.

We offer a £15,000 recruitment bonus and a relocation allowance of up to £8,000 to eligible candidates. Also available is a cash alternative payment, equivalent to the employer contributions, in circumstances where staff opt out of NHS Pension Scheme membership due to the Lifetime/Annual limits on pension value.

Benefits of working for Oxford Health NHS Trust include:-

  • Excellent opportunities to take on additional roles, for e.g. Leadership, Management, Clinical / Educational Supervisor, Safeguarding Lead, etc.

  • 33 days annual leave (pro rata if part time), plus bank holidays, with an increase to 35 days with 7 years consultant service

  • NHS Discount across a wide range of shops, restaurants and retailers

  • Staff accommodation

  • Lease car scheme

  • Cycle to work scheme

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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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Further details / informal visits contact

Dr Vivek Khosla, Clinical Director, Adult Directorate (Tel: 01865 901337) or Sue Hadwin, Head of Service (Tel: 01865 901337)