Consultant in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry - Scotland

  • Head Medical
  • 10/06/2022

Job Description







Consultant in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry – Scotland


An opportunity is available for a qualified Consultant in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry to join the Dumfries & Galloway CAMHS team. You will work in the multidisciplinary team dedicated to children and young people with neurodevelopmental conditions. Although this position would be best suited to candidates wishing to work fulltime, there is provision for part-time working – please let me know if you would like to discuss this.

You will be principally based in The Willows in Dumfries and join the existing 3.5 WTE consultant in serving the population of Dumfries and Galloway which is 148,190 with approximately 27,000 under 18 year olds. The posts will be managed by CAMHS within the Women, Children and Sexual Health Directorate. The directorate is accountable to the Children's Service Executive Group.

Your duty will be to provide clinical leadership and psychiatric input to multi-disciplinary teams of specialist healthcare professionals within D&G CAMHS. This will be achieved by working closely with colleagues across disciplines and with the service nurse manager, in addition to developing linkages with other key services. Consultant Psychiatrists, the Nurse Manager and Team Leads are responsible for the Clinical Governance of the services to ensure safety, quality, and person-centred care.

CAMHS in Dumfries and Galloway is undertaking a programme of change in line with the Scottish Governments ambitions for improved mental health and wellbeing for all young people in Scotland. The improvement plans set out a series of projects to improve access with a shift to early intervention. The development of a new assessment and diagnostic service for children and young people with neurodevelopmental conditions is a major service redesign to improve access to assessment and diagnosis and develop partnership working with our local communities. The key focus is on achieving good clinical outcomes and developing services in partnership with children and families with lived experience of CAMHS.

You will be expected to contribute significantly to the continuing improvement of CAMHS in Dumfries and Galloway. New developments are supported by our relationship with the West of Scotland CAMHS Regional Network and the Mental Health Access Improvement Support Team, Healthcare Improvement Scotland.

If you would like to discuss this opportunity in more detail and see if it fits with your career plans then please contact Karen Diamond at Head Medical at your convenience.