NHS Locum Consultant Psychiatrist (CAMHS)

  • £93,666 – £126,281
  • West Midlands
  • Fixed

Job overview

This is an exciting opportunity to join a dedicated CAMHS unit within one of the UK’s leading paediatric centres, providing specialist psychiatric input and medical leadership within an established multidisciplinary in-patient team. Not only would you have a central role in delivering psychiatric assessment and treatment for in-patients and their families, you’d also be contributing to providing psychiatric & medical risk management too. If you’re successful, you will also be expected to have a close working relationships with the other consultant psychiatrists and medical colleagues based at this central Birmingham location.  All senior doctors in the unit will offer specialist consultations and peer supervision to medical and non-medical colleagues within the 3700 strong team (including the supervision of junior doctors).

As a leading centre, on-going career support can be expected as standard. The team goes to great lengths to identify, teach, nurture and develop skills of their colleagues, to enable access to training and education and to foster lifelong learning. The aim is that all staff are fully equipped and qualified for the work they do and continue to learn and develop during their time in post. It’s important to the team in this unit that they are able to continually examine the service they provide and find ways to innovate and improve the service so that our children, young people and families receive the best care possible.

For IMGs, this would be an excellent place to further the development of CESR/Portfolio Pathway evidence with a view to gaining full Specialist Registration with the GMC. For a CAMHS doctor, there is likely nowhere better!

Key Details

  • Post: NHS Locum Consultant Psychiatrist (CAMHS)
  • Location: Birmingham
  • Contract: Fixed Term (with a view to extend)
  • Salary: £93,666 – £126,281
  • Full-time, 10 PA role


Primarily you will be part of a team providing a tertiary referral service for the assessment and treatment of adolescents suffering from psychiatric disorders that may as part of their management need treatment on an inpatient unit.  You’ll provide medical leadership and inpatient treatment for adolescents on inpatient unit working closely alongside the Medical Lead. You will also work closely with the West Midlands CAMHS Provider Collaborative.

The planning and development of the Tier 4 Inpatient Service provided by this Children’s Hospital will also form part of your responsibilities – contributing to the development of safe policies and procedures alongside a staff group that is relatively new and to helping to facilitate the development of a wide range of skills, knowledge and expertise to ensure the delivery of care on a multidisciplinary basis is of the highest standard.   

The service has its own senior leadership team [SLT], which is responsible for the implementation of all aspects of Trust policy and Clinical Governance/Quality initiatives within mental health service. The leadership team meets regularly to discuss strategic and trust wide operational matters, which you will also be asked to take part in. There will be a broad scope to participate in teaching, training and on-going learning opportunities – including being a leader on the West Midlands MRCPsych Course and psychiatry undergraduate teaching program.

A further detailed breakdown of the clinical duties can be provided on application.


  • GMC Registration with License to Practice – essential
  • Experience working in CAMHS – essential  
  • MRCPsych (UK) – desirable  

How BDI Resourcing can support

When choosing to apply for your next psychiatry role with BDI Resourcing, you’ll have the full support of an expert recruitment team who will assist, as standard, with:

  • CV Preparation using our recognised bespoke guidance
  • Application support with expert knowledge of specialisms, NHS and local support
  • Video based Interview Preparation using specific example questions according to job role
  • Contract and offer negotiations for salary, relocation packages, tenure and more

Once you have accepted your new role, you’ll then be met by one of our dedicated relocation executives who will guide you through all the way to starting to your new psychiatry role in the NHS including:

  • Document gathering and checking
  • COS and Visa Application support if applicable
  • Short- and long-term accommodation sourcing
  • Travel Arrangements
  • Family support for finding schools and any other aspects of pastoral care

How to apply

If you wish to apply for this vacancy or if you would like to discuss your search for work and seek advice on other available posts then please send a copy of your most recent CV to apply@bdiresourcing.com and one of the specialist oncology team will be in touch to discuss your options.

We look forward to hearing from you and wish you all the best with your application.

Tom Calver Director

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