Post: CONSULTANT IN learning disability and/or CHILD & ADOLESCENT PSYCHIATRY
Base: 4th Floor, West Glasgow Ambulatory Care Hospital
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 high quality mental health services to a local community, through those offering more targeted services to children and young people across the health board. Regional and national services include the West of Scotland regional adolescent inpatient service and the national children’s inpatient service. The Consultant will be based in West Glasgow Ambulatory Care Hospital to provide psychiatric input to children and young people with moderate to profound learning disabilities and mental health disorders or complex genetic or neuropsychiatric disorders as part of the Board-wide Tier 4 CAMH service based at the West Glasgow Ambulatory Care Hospital.
This post will provide psychiatric input to the Tier 4 Learning Disability Pathway in 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 well-established service.
This service specialises in developing and delivering mental health services to children and young people aged 0 to 18 years who are presenting with significant mental health problems which have an impact on their adaptive functioning and require additional interventions to those provided within locality CAMHS services. The post-holder will provide psychiatric assessment and intervention for the most vulnerable children and young people in NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde who have generalised learning disabilities as well as significant needs and risk as part of their neuropsychiatric/ mental health disorder(s). The post holder will work alongside colleagues in the Psychiatry of Learning Disability service to transition young people into the adult service at the age of eighteen.
This post will require experience of working with under 18s with learning disabilities, and knowledge of the law and best practice as it relates to children and young people with mental health disorders and learning disabilities. 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 children's hearings where required.
For further information, contact Dr Gordon Wilkinson, Lead Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist, Telor Julie Metcalfe, Clinical Director for CAMHS Tel