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Neurodevelopmental Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist

Sussex / United Kingdom / Code: EPJ02200

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Our Clients CAMHS team is at the beginning of a crucial and innovative expansion, which will see a substantial amount of growth in a variety of teams across East & West Sussex.
Job description


Neurodevelopmental Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist


Grade                 NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant

Contract             Permanent


  • Full time
  • Part time
  • Job share

10 sessions per week


Salary                  £84,559 - £114,003 per annum

Location             Peacehaven, Hailsham or Hastings



Job overview

Our Clients CAMHS team is at the beginning of a crucial and innovative expansion, which will see a substantial amount of growth in a variety of teams across East & West Sussex.

As part of this expansion we have funding to develop our Neurodevelopmental pathway across our Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) and the Trust regards this as an opportune moment to develop the functioning of the team, and the overall service model for the whole of the Neurodevelopmental care pathway provided by CAMHS.

We are seeking to recruit to a newly developed Neurodevelopmental Consultant post, to work on the Sussex-wide Neurodevelopment pathway across Sussex CAMHS. You will have the opportunity to choose your base for this role, at either Peacehaven, Hastings or Hailsham.

Please note this post attracts a Golden Hello payment of up to £5,000 as well as a Relocation Package of up to £8000.

Main duties of the job

This is an exciting opportunity to play an integral part in prioritising the delivery of a safe, effective and caring service to those children and young people, and their families/carers, who have or are suspected of having neurodevelopmental disorders.

The service we provide is in line with NICE Evidenced Based Assessment and Treatment for those children and young people with or suspected of a Neurodevelopmental condition. You will provide high quality specialist clinical assessments, including relevant psychiatric and physical investigation to children, young people and their families in a range of settings, and work collaboratively with other members of the team to plan and deliver appropriate individually tailored treatment plans.

You will work alongside other Consultants, Specialist and Specialty Doctors in Sussex ChYPS and our supportive multidisciplinary team includes nurses, psychologists and mental health practitioners. 

Working for our organisation

We provide mental health and learning disability care for children, young people and adults across Sussex and for children and young people in Hampshire.

Working in Sussex:

  • Travel easily between coast and countryside, with a blend of picturesque villages and seaside towns
  • Embrace the city life with great access to visit Brighton and London
  • With easy access to Gatwick and Heathrow and excellent railway links across the UK there is plenty of opportunity for adventure

We’d love you to join our organisation that is rated ‘good’ overall and ‘outstanding’ for caring by the CQC. Our staff agree, in our recent staff survey 82% told us that they recognise that care for patients is our top priority.

Key staff survey results include:

  • 70% highlighting flexible working opportunities as a key point for satisfaction at work
  • 79% reporting feeling able to make suggestions to improve the work within their team
  • 77% identifying the opportunities to show initiative in their roles
  Detailed job description and main responsibilities


  • CCT in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Full Registration with the GMC
  • High level knowledge and experience of the theory and practice related to Neurodevelopment disorders
  • Experience of working with a CYP with Neurodevelopment disorder

You will be part of a Trust wide consultant network where there are opportunities to liaise with colleagues in other posts throughout the Trust and develop peer networks. You will also see consultant peers at regular division meetings in the locality and at clinical governance meetings.

The Trust is committed to people participation, meaning that we involve patients and their carer’s and supporters, in service decision-making and planning. You will be expected to contribute to this shared value and to support the functioning of this service in the delivery of its participation strategy.

Person specification QUALIFICATIONS Essential criteria
  • MB BS or equivalent medical qualification.
ELIGIBILITY Essential criteria
  • Fully registered with the GMC with a licence to practise at the time of appointment.
  • Included on the GMC Specialist Register OR within six months.
  • Approved clinician status OR able to achieve within 3 months of appointment
  • Approved under S12 OR able to achieve with 3 months of appointment
TRANSPORT Essential criteria
  • Holds and will use valid UK driving licence OR provides evidence of proposed alternative.
  • Excellent knowledge in specialty
  • Excellent clinical skills using bio-psycho-social perspective and wide medical knowledge
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English
  • Able to manage clinical complexity and uncertainty
  • Makes decisions based on evidence and experience including the contribution of others
  • Able to meet duties under MHA and MCA
  • Able to deliver undergraduate or postgraduate teaching and training
  • Ability to work in and lead team
  • Demonstrate commitment to shared leadership & collaborative working to deliver improvement.
  • Participated in continuous professional development
  • Participated in research or service evaluation
  • Able to use and appraise clinical evidence.
  • Has actively participated in clinical audit and quality improvement programmes
  • Ability to work in a participatory way so that shared decision making and conversations around formulation/diagnosis and ongoing care are a collaborative endeavour with the people who access our service.
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