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Medical Director & Consultant CAMHS Psychiatrist

Salary Details:
Up to £190,000 per annum (depending on experience)
13 May 2022

About The Role

We are currently seeking a Medical Director and Consultant Psychiatrist to join our Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) working in a Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU). The Huntercombe Hospital Maidenhead, located in Taplow 4 miles from Maidenhead and 1 mile from junction 7 of the M4 motorway.

The Huntercombe Hospital Maidenhead is a 60 bedded Tier 4 CAMHS hospital for young people aged 12 -18 years with a range of mental health disorders and includes the following units:

• A General Adolescent Unit (GAU)
• Two Psychiatric Intensive Care Units (PICUs)
• An Eating Disorder Unit (EDU)

We provide comprehensive assessment and treatment programmes working collaboratively with young people and their families or carers.
This role is dedicated to providing high quality clinical care for young people using the services of the hospital. The post holder will work closely with the multi-disciplinary team to ensure that young people are offered a person-centred and evidence-based treatment programme. The post holder will be the clinical lead for a full multi-disciplinary team.

The post holder will work on one of our two psychiatric intensive care units (PICUs). They will be expected to contribute to the development of the service in line with the changing commissioning and commercial pressures of the sector.

In this role you will: 

  • Taking clinical responsibility for patients including multidisciplinary ward rounds, risk reviews, strategic reviews and the development of a therapeutic milieu.
  • Fulfilling the role of Responsible Clinician to young people detained under the Mental Health Act 1983 (amended 2007). Medically responsible under the Mental Health Act for the medical treatment of all of the young people on their ward.
  • Review each of the young people at least weekly and that these assessments are documented.
  • The post holder will be expected to take part in and supervise medically related audits and present these to the audit meeting and Clinical Governance.
  • The post holder will be expected to lead the clinical team effectively, direct treatment, liaise with referrers, commissioners and all external agencies relating to the young person’s care.
  • To take part in a second on-call rota (telephone support only)

    Candidates will have:

  • Full GMC registration
  • The post holder must be on the specialist register and have sufficient experience in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry to be confident in
  • discharging their clinical responsibilities to the young people on their ward.
  • The post holder is required to be an approved clinician under section 12(2) of the Mental Health Act 1983 (as amended 2007).
  • Maintaining CPD and revalidation requirements as determined by the Royal College of Psychiatrists and the General Medical Council.
  • To be a good team player and keen to participate in a multidisciplinary approach to assessment, formulation and management plans.

About You


  • A salary of up to £180,000 + £10,000 for Medical Director responsibility (depending on experience)
  • 32 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Life Assurance
  • Sick pay of 3 months full pay and 3 months half pay
  • Pension with 10% Employer contribution
  • Study / CPD Leave
  • Indemnity Insurance paid by Huntercombe

We welcome applications from everyone irrespective of ethnic origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, religion, marital status, disability or social background. This is a great opportunity for someone to make a difference.
An enhanced DBS (England) will be required for all successful applicants. Costs will be met by the Company.

For a more detailed job spec please take a look at our Website where you can also read some inspiring stories and find out why working at Huntercombe really sets us apart from the rest on the link here https://huntercombe.com/work-with-us/

About The Company

Huntercombe Group are one the leading specialist healthcare providers, with hospital and centres throughout England and Scotland, delivering wide ranging services in adult mental health and learning disabilities, specialist brain injury, child and adult mental health services (CAMHS) including eating disorders and social care for children with special needs.
Our aspiration is to nurture the world, one person at a time and that’s why everything we do is designed to provide the best care and recovery for our patients and residents
We’re proud to have recruited some of the most experienced doctors, nurses and therapists in their fields and alongside our supportive stable Management structure we hope that it’s you that can help make a difference to our excellent teams and workforce.