Dorset Healthcare University NHS Foundation Trust

Adolescent/Adult Transition Consultant Psychiatrist

Weymouth, Dorset
£77,913 - £105,042
25 Jan 2019
24 Feb 2019
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

We are looking to recruit either a consultant child and adolescent psychiatrist, or a consultant adult psychiatrist who wants to develop and lead clinical services for people with severe mental illness aged 16 to 20 years. This age range will represent the first stage in the Trust’s ambition to develop a more comprehensive transition service for young people aged up to 25yrs

The post offers an exciting opportunity to develop a new model of service; a Youth Mental Health Service, which will bridge the traditional barriers faced by young people making the transition between Adolescent and Adult Mental Health Services. There are excellent relationships between Consultants working in Adult, and in Child and Adolescent Services, and a comprehensive and robust Transition policy has recently been agreed and approved.

The post is based in Weymouth and Dorchester, and covers the west of Dorset consisting of three localities – Weymouth & Portland, Dorset Central and Dorset North.

The Successful candidate will work closely alongside a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, who works with children and young people up to the age of 16. In West Dorset, there is another Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist based in Blandford. There are opportunities for structured duty and cross cover working arrangements with these medical colleagues, and with others in the wider service across the county.

The successful candidate will be working as part of a wider multidisciplinary clinical team, including a team manager, nurse therapist, behavioral therapist, family therapy, crisis workers, occupational therapist, psychologist and social worker.

There are robust liaison, crisis and duty systems during working hours.  CAMHS  has developed robust Care Pathway in agreement with the CCG, and including both internal Trust service provision, and external Health and Statutory services, and the third sector.

In return we can also offer you:

  • Flexible working options to include condensed hours and part time working
  • A generous relocation package of up to £5,000
  • Study Leave Allocation of £1,000 per year
  • Staff benefit schemes – which allow you to obtain child care vouchers, lease a car or cycle, and home technology equipment; buying/selling of annual leave as well as discounts across travel, shopping and leisure activities
  • Not forgetting our unique selling point – FREE use of the Trust beach huts along the stunning Dorset coastline.

More information on working for Dorset Health Care and living in this beautiful part of the country can be found on the following link


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

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Closing date: 24 February 2019

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