BASE: FORENSIC CAMHS, WEST GLASGOW AMBULATORY CARE CENTRE, GLASGOW
The post-holder will join a group of Consultants within Child and Adolescent Psychiatry currently employed by NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde (NHSGGC), Specialist Children’s Services. Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) in NHSGGC provide a range of services, from those which focus on the delivery of a high quality mental health service to a local community, through those offering more targeted services to a wider area, including the West of Scotland regional adolescent inpatient service and the national children’s inpatient service. The Consultant will be based in the West Glasgow Ambulatory Care Centre in Yorkhill to provide psychiatric input to children and young people in secure care, and to provide sessions with the Forensic CAMH service also based at the West Glasgow Ambulatory Care Hospital.
This post will provide psychiatric input to Forensic Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services in NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde. We are hoping to recruit a psychiatrist who is innovative and enthusiastic to help to deliver and further develop this service.
This service specialises in developing and delivering mental health services to children and young people who are presenting with significant mental health problems which require additional interventions to those provided within locality CAMHS services. The post will provide psychiatric assessment and intervention for the most vulnerable children and young people in NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde who have high forensic risk in addition to mental health disorder.
This post will require an interest in the Law as applied to children in terms of The Children Scotland Act 1995 and the 2011 Act on Children's Hearings, the Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003 and the Criminal Procedures (Scotland) Act 1995. The post holder will be responsible for providing psychiatric assessment and treatment to children and young people under 18 years of age, supporting and working with other team members, and providing reports for the courts and children's hearings where required.
For further information, contact Dr Gordon Wilkinson, Consultant Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist, Telor Julie Metcalfe, Clinical Director Tel.