CAMHS crisis community team – consultant psychiatrist needed

Job Title: Consultant Psychiatrist

Employer: NHS Foundation Trust

Location: SET CAMHS – Crisis Team, Essex

Contract: Fixed-term (19/06/2024 – 19/09/2024)

Job Description:

An NHS Foundation Trust is seeking an experienced and dedicated Consultant Psychiatrist to join our SET CAMHS – Crisis Team in Essex. This fixed-term position offers a unique opportunity to provide specialized mental health care to children and adolescents in crisis, working within a dynamic and supportive team.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Perform comprehensive psychiatric assessments, diagnoses, and develop treatment plans for children and adolescents in crisis.
  • Lead the multidisciplinary team in delivering high-quality and timely interventions.
  • Provide clinical leadership, support, and supervision to junior doctors and other healthcare professionals.
  • Collaborate with other services and agencies to ensure integrated and holistic care for young patients.
  • Participate in the development and implementation of innovative care models within the CAMHS crisis service.
  • Engage in quality improvement projects to enhance service delivery and patient outcomes.
  • Ensure adherence to clinical governance standards and participate in regular audits and inspections.


  • Full registration with the GMC and inclusion on the Specialist Register for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
  • MRCPsych or equivalent.
  • Experience working in CAMHS, particularly within a crisis team setting.
  • Strong clinical leadership skills with the ability to inspire and motivate a multidisciplinary team.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • A commitment to continuous professional development and quality improvement.

What We Offer:

  • Competitive salary and benefits package.
  • A supportive and collaborative working environment.
  • Opportunities for professional development and career progression.
  • The chance to make a significant impact on the mental health and well-being of young people in crisis in the Essex community.

Application Process:

To apply for this position, please submit your CV and a cover letter detailing your suitability for the role to [email protected]. For further information or an informal discussion about the role, please contact Yaneez on +44 7584 147631