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Specialty Doctor

Job Description

West London Mental Health NHS Trust provides physical and mental health care to people living in the London boroughs of Ealing, Hammersmith and Fulham, and Hounslow. Our services include community-based integrated care for people with long-term conditions, public health programmes for children and adults, smoking cessation and a full range of mental healthcare in the community, in hospital and secure settings in west London and at Broadmoor Hospital in Berkshire.

We positively welcome applications from people who represent diverse communities and those with a lived experience of either mental health conditions or learning disabilities.

West London Mental Health NHS Trust is committed to eliminating discrimination for all groups and achieving equality of opportunity regardless of age, disability, gender, race, religion or belief and sexuality. We aim to create a workforce that is representative of the communities we serve at all levels of seniority within the Trust. We are therefore particularly interested in receiving applications from people from ethnic minority backgrounds’.

West London Mental Health NHS Trust

Specialty Doctors (2 Posts)
Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services
Neurodevelopmental Teams
08wte based in Hounslow CAMHS (additional sessions being scoped)
06wte based in Ealing CAMHS
Job Ref: 222-MED-59A

Applications are invited for two permanent Specialty Doctors to join two of our well-established neurodevelopmental teams within Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services.

This is an exciting time to join the teams as they are working closely with CAMHS Commissioners to review and improve the CAMHS offer across West London, in line with Future in Mind recommendations and providing an opportunity to shape future service delivery. There will be the opportunity to increase sessions in Hounslow CAMHS, this work is currently being scoped.

Both Ealing and Hounslow CAMHS are part of the ‘Developmental Services’ service line which is a very well managed business unit with high functioning clinical governance structures. Both services are a tier 2/3 integrated mental health service providing assessment and treatment from a modern purpose built sites.

The CAMHS service is multidisciplinary with medical, psychology, family therapy, psychotherapy, nursing and allied health professionals all essential members. Trainees from a variety of disciplines are an integral part and the service is well recognised for providing excellent care and a well-regarded training environment. There is an active in-house academic programme. CAMHS is also a wave 3 IAPT site.

Opportunities will be available to develop your leadership skills, to carry out teaching and research, and to play a key role in clinical governance. High quality appraisal and personal development planning will take place.

West London Mental Health NHS Trust will be your designated body for revalidation.

The successful candidates will be highly motivated and enthusiastic specialty doctor, someone who is eager to build on their existent skills as a psychiatrist, with a genuine interest in child mental health and who wishes to develop their expertise in CAMHS being scoped.

The Salary range for this post is £37,547 to £70,018 per annum pro rata.

If you are interested in either of these posts and require additional information or would like to arrange an informal visit, please contact:

Dr Elizabeth Fellow-Smith, Consultant Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist, Hounslow CAMHS on  ( Phone number removed ) 


Dr Denise Vohwinkel, Consultant Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist, Ealing CAMHS on  ( Phone number removed ) 


Lorraine Martin, CAMHS Service Manager on  ( Phone number removed ) .

Interview date: TBC

We reserve the right to close adverts prior to the closing date stated should we receive a high volume of applications.
If you decide to apply for this post but do not hear back from us within three weeks of the closing date, please assume that you not have been short-listed on this occasion.

All staff identified as at-risk and who meet the requirements of the post will be prioritised accordingly

All registered Nurses are required to produce their current NMC Revalidation documents/Portfolio at the assessment centre for verification, unless you are a newly qualified nurse from University.

We will be requesting references. Please ensure you include professional email addresses and contact numbers for your referees which MUST be at supervisory or managerial capacity covering the last 3 years of employment to date to avoid delay in the recruitment process. If your current/most recent organisation is an NHS trust, we will be requesting one reference from your current line manager/HR department.

We are keen to ensure that our workforce reflects the community it serves, particularly in terms of ethnicity, gender, disability and experience of mental illness.

West London Mental Health Trust is committed to safeguarding all children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

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.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship (formerly a Work Permit)

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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