Dorset Healthcare University NHS Foundation Trust

Forensic CAMHS Consultant Psychiatrist

Weymouth, Dorset
£76, 761- £103,490 pa pro rata
17 Sep 2018
14 Oct 2018
Career Level
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An exciting new opportunity has arisen within our service for an experienced Consultant Psychiatrist to support the development of our new Forensic CAMHS service, to work part-time (4PA) within the Community Forensic CAMHS team which provides comprehensive community based services to patients registered with GP's within Dorset.

The post holder will need to be innovative and able to work flexibly across traditional service and agency boundaries. They will be given a high level of support to deliver what is a key priority for the Trust.

The service is a tertiary referral service for CAMHS teams, CAMHS/Youth Offending Team (YOT) link workers and neuro disability services for young people and other agencies. The team will be accessible to all agencies (e.g. social services, YOTs, prisons, courts, solicitors, education, health commissioners etc.) that may have contact with young people exhibiting risky behaviours or young people in the youth justice system who have mental health difficulties.

Dorset offers an extremely attractive working and living environment. There are good transport links eastwards to Southampton and London and easy access to the West Country. Dorset has varied countryside, stunning coast and beaches and beautiful villages with the advantage of significant urban centres, high quality recreation, leisure and educational facilities. The Dorset coast path is a World Heritage site and rural Dorset is remarkably unspoilt. The New Forest National Park is also on our eastern boundary.

Employment in this post requires a Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.  The DBS levies a charge of £44 and the Trust will recover this cost in instalments from your first 3 salary payments.  This will only apply to candidates who are new to the Trust and not internal staff.

Applicants who subscribe to the DBS update service and are able to present a valid DBS certificate will not incur a charge.

Dorset HealthCare is a dynamic, forward-thinking Trust, running 14 local hospitals and providing a wide range of integrated community and mental health services to a population of almost 700,000 people.

Whether working in busy urban locations such as Bournemouth, Poole, Dorchester and Weymouth or serving residents in rural areas, our 5,000-strong workforce is at the heart of what we do.

Staff thrive in a supportive, ‘family’ atmosphere in which we recognise that the importance of how we do things is just as important as what we do, and what we achieve. We strongly encourage behaviours that promote compassion and care between colleagues, supporting staff to be proactive, positive, respectful, supportive, reliable and trustworthy. We are also an organisation which leads the way in challenging stigma and discrimination experienced by those with lived experience of mental health problems or emotional distress.

We relish the chance to provide quality care – a recent survey showed that 90% of staff feel their work makes a difference to patients and service users. Some of our services are rated outstanding by the CQC, and we constantly strive to improve in all aspects of our work.

As well as job satisfaction, staff enjoy benefits ranging from a car lease scheme to free use of beach huts, flexible working options and a host of advanced training and career development opportunities. We offer a 24/ 7 employee assistance service, alongside many health and wellbeing initiatives.

Staff are also regularly consulted to help shape improvements or changes to the way the Trust is run, and their outstanding work is recognised through our Heroes awards scheme.

Dorset itself offers the opportunity for a truly outstanding work/life balance, whatever your age or outlook. Millions of people each year come to holiday in the place where most of our staff live and work every day - enjoying access to award-winning beaches along the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site, picture-postcard villages, great weather and stunning countryside. We have excellent schools, top-rated family attractions and endless sporting/leisure opportunities, plus plenty of country pubs and lively nightclubs. 

Our vision:

is to lead and inspire through excellence, compassion and expertise in all we do.

Our ambition:

is to inspire patients, partners, local people and professionals alike by achieving excellent clinical outcomes and experiences, by supporting people with compassion and kindness, and by being experts in our roles.

Our Behaviours:

How we do things around here is just as important as what we do and what we achieve. Our behaviours provide a guide to bringing our vision to life, and help everyone think about how they approach their work and other people. The behaviours below, have been identified by those within and external to Dorset HealthCare as being the most important, and are behaviours we hope everyone will experience at Dorset HealthCare.





Reliable and Trustworthy

Be part of an organisation leading the way to challenge the stigma and discrimination experienced by those with lived experience of mental health problems or emotional distress.