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Consultant Psychiatrist - CAMHS

  • Job Type: Part Time
  • Profession: Medical and Psychiatry
  • Location: Northampton
  • Salary: Total package up to £150,000 depending on experience

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Make a difference – for yourself and your patients!


Suitable for an experienced Consultant or someone due to complete their CCT in the next 6 months. 

About us:

St Andrew’s is a not for profit Charity - we have no shareholders and any surplus we make is ploughed straight back into our services. We are part of the Specialist Provider Collaboratives in the East and West Midlands and are a member of the East Midlands Alliance. Our services in Northampton, set in 150 plus acres of woodland greenery are spread across 5 Divisions – Medium Secure, Low Secure and Specialist Rehabilitation, Learning Disability and Autism, Neuropsychiatry and CAMHS. We have a number of unique specialist national services including our Deaf Forensic Service, Huntington’s Service, Secure Brain Injury Service, Older Adults Secure Services, Blended Women’s Service (one of 3 National Pilots) and a specialist inpatient DBT service. 

Joining St Andrew’s Healthcare is the ideal way to take your career forward, within Europe’s largest and most comprehensive secure mental health service. Throughout our 180-year history, we’ve worked at the forefront of our field.

 An overview:

Our CAMHS is a Trauma Informed Care Service, ensuring that everything we do is driven by an understanding of how trauma affects the whole person; physically, mentally and socially. We provide low and medium secure Tier 4 CAMHS inpatient services, with the objective of enabling young people to live well and to their full potential in the least restrictive environment possible.

Our Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) are designed for boys and girls aged 13 to 18 with complex mental disorders, severe emotional and behavioural difficulties, intellectual disabilities, mental illness and autistic spectrum disorders. Our ethos, is to provide person-centred care which addresses young people’s mental health needs as well as their functional, cognitive, emotional, social, communication, sensory and vocational needs.

Located centrally in Northampton, Smyth House provides bespoke programmes of care and treatment, delivered by a comprehensive on-site MDT. The service also includes St Andrew’s College, rated ‘Good' by Ofsted and 'Outstanding' in Behaviours and Attitudes in 2021.

The role
Leading a multi-disciplinary team, you will help to develop services for young people with complex mental and behavioural disorders - through strategic decision making and major development projects. Promoting improvement and innovation, you will be a positive force for change and can lead in the future direction of national projects. You may also be able to undertake research as part of St Andrew’s commitment to innovation and world class care. 

You will have proven clinical experience in child and adolescent care, be MRCPysch qualified or equivalent and hold a CCT in either Child and Adolescent or Forensic psychiatry.

 Why join St Andrew’s

  • Opportunities to progress – Most of our senior medical managers started off as Consultants in the Charity
  • Speciality Doctor and Physical Healthcare team support
  • Infrequent non-resident second on calls with 24 hour first on call cover
  • Individual study budget of £1,000 per Consultant
  • We sponsored many of our doctors to undertake MBA degrees
  • The chance to be part of a community of Consultants on one site with a weekly multidisciplinary CPD and Grand Rounds programme that includes colleagues from the NHS
  • Locums occupy only 10 per cent of our Consultant Psychiatrist roles. Our posts fill up fast
  • Support in undertaking indemnified private practice and medico legal work though our community partnerships
  • Opportunities for joint roles with the NHS in some areas
  • Teaching Opportunities for medical students from Cambridge and Buckingham as well as Trainees
  • Opportunities for research with our Research and Innovation Team
  • Class leading analytics and data monitoring with extensive integration with our Electronic Records
  • Electronic Prescribing on all our wards 

Other benefits:

Travel allowance, pension, 32 days of Annual Leave plus Bank Holidays and your birthday off, free parking, sickness policy on par with the NHS, secretarial support and more 

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