Consultant Psychiatrist (Early Intervention in Psychosis)
Cardiff and Vale Mental Health Services are expanding their Early Intervention in Psychosis Service (EIS) entitled ‘Headroom’. Applications are therefore invited for a Consultant Psychiatrist who will work in the EIS team to deliver high quality, effective and compassionate care to young people aged between 14 and 25 years.
The successful candidate will be an integral member of Headroom and work closely with the Service Lead to provide strategic and clinical leadership. The appointee will develop clinical pathways and best practice for people experiencing their first episode of psychosis.
The service covers a socio-economically and ethnically diverse area. Consequently the region has the highest incidence of first episode psychosis in Wales, servicing a population of 472,400 people living in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan.
Headroom works with Barnardo’s, Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS), and Adult Community Mental Health Teams through a hub and spoke service model.
The appointee will provide consultation across areas such as the assessment of young people with suspected psychosis, prescribing, physical health, and psychosocial interventions aligned to their specialist practice.
Headroom is growing to meet the Welsh Government access and waiting time standards including NICE concordant treatment and care. Our service is part of an innovative move to meet the needs of children and young people by focusing on the critical years between 14 and 25.
The appointee will have two sessions within CAMHS if necessary; a personal development plan will be created to support the post holder to fulfil this function.
Headroom is part of a teaching and research active organisation; we have strong links and associations with national early intervention networks, Cardiff University, and the National Centre for Mental Health. We actively seek opportunities to research, innovate and teach.
Applicants should either be on the Specialist Register or be a Specialist Registrar within six months of their expected date of receipt of a CCT / CESR(CP) at the time of interview.
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Closing date: Sunday, 14th April 2019.