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Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist

Job Description

Named as one of the 100 best places to work in the NHS by the Health Service Journal in 2015, Southern Health is one of the largest Foundation Trusts in the UK, specialising in mental health, adult and child community health, learning disabilities and social care services.

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust

Consultant in Adolescent Psychiatry at Leigh House Hospital (Tier 4 CAMHS Unit). Maximum Part-time 9 PAs


This exciting opportunity has arisen following the retirement of the previous post holder. The post is based at Leigh House Hospital, Adolescent Psychiatric Unit, which is a well-established open psychiatric unit, situated in a rural location on the edge of historic Winchester. Commissioned by NHS England, the service provides assessment and inpatient treatment for up to 21 young people aged between 13 and 18 years, who are experiencing a wide range of psychiatric disorders, including psychotic and depressive and anxiety disorders. Up to 10 of the inpatients are young people with severe eating disorders supported by our well established Family Group Program.

The successful applicant will join Dr Sara Kakhi (9 PAs Consultant in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry), and work within Leigh House’s comprehensive multi-disciplinary team, which includes, in addition to experienced nursing staff and a nursing lead for the management of Eating Disorders; an associate Specialist, a specialty doctor, a family therapist, a psychology team, occupational therapy team and a full time social worker. There is a fully staffed school on the premises and post 16 educational support. The medical team supports an ST and CT post with plans for 2 medical students from Southampton University Medical School to join the service in 2017 on a rotational basis.

Applicants must have or be within six months of achieving a Certificate of Specialist Training and should have at least five years’ experience in psychiatry with a minimum of three years appropriate higher professional training, one year of which should be in adolescent psychiatry. Applicants should be Approved Clinicians under the Mental Health Act 1983 (as amended). An interest and experience in research, and education will be viewed as additional attributes.

Prospective candidates are encouraged to visit Leigh House Hospital, Alresford Road, Winchester Hampshire, SO21 1HD. This can be arranged by contacting Dr Mary Mitchell, Consultant in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry at Leigh House, Telephone  ( Phone number removed )  or via email: ( Email address removed ).

Closing Date: 04 November 2016.

Interviews: w/c 14 November 2016

We positively encourage applications from all sections of the community and we are committed to equal opportunities

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This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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