Clinical Fellow

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
Manchester, UK
14 Jun 2019
19 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust (GMMH) is one of the leading mental health trusts in the UK.

Serving a population of 1.2million people, across one of the most exciting and affordable cities in Europe, GMMH provides community and inpatient mental health care, alongside substance misuse services across the North West.

The Trust employs around 4750 people, who make a difference across 130 locations. Staff at GMMH work to improve lives with a culture based on five core values:
  • We are caring and compassionate
  • We inspire hope
  • We work together
  • We value and respect
  • We are open and honest

GMMH is one of the most active research trusts in the UK, with one of the highest levels of recruitment to clinical trials for mental health. This puts our staff and service users at the leading edge of new mental health treatments.

The Trust provides a range of specialist services including prison in reach across the North of England, a specialist centre for mental health and deafness and in patient perinatal mental health care.

We have been rated 'Good' overall by the Care Quality Commission. Our substance misuse services and leadership were rated as 'Outstanding'

Clinical Fellow (ST 4 Equivalent level)

Clinical Fellow in Child and Adolescent

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

GMMH, Junction 17 Adolescent service, Prestwich

This post is available from 1st August 2019, for six months with possibility of extending to 12 months, and is intended to provide experience at ST4-6 level for a junior doctor with previous experience of CAMHS.

It is expected that applicants will have MRCPsych. They would be expected to have acquired section 12 approval or actively working towards this. The post is aimed at those doctors wanting to gain more experience prior to applying for ST4 in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry training or aiming to work towards CESR.

General Duties of the Post Holder:

To work as a 'middle grade' doctor on the Junction 17 and provide cross cover for trainee psychiatrists across the CAMHS service as required. You will have the capacity to work effectively with others and will be expected to work in multi-professional teams, supervising junior medical staff CT1-3s as well as undertaking some administrative tasks shared with ST4+ colleague. You will also be expected to show leadership, make decisions, organise and motivate other team members for the benefit of patients through, for example, audit and quality improvement projects. You will be expected to take and give comprehensive handovers to your colleagues who are working out of hours shifts, providing optimum continuity of patient care.

You will be expected to complete assessments and provide interventions, as indicated, for patients referred to the service, both as routine and emergencies. This may include joint working with the MDT and working individually as well as liaising with partner agencies. You will need to a competent communicator both verbally and through written communication with relevant agencies and professionals as well as with families and young people.

Clinical supervision by the Consultant, to whom the post holder is attached, will take place on a regular basis. Post holder will be e encouraged and supported to consolidate and strengthen their experience of assessment and management of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry problems. Where required the post holder will be supported to build up their portfolio/CV for any future Higher Training Deanery applications the post holder might be planning to make, this support will include; enabling participation in a range of clinical duties, teaching and training including supervising trainees and medical students, audit and quality improvement projects. as agreed by the consultant.

At no time, should the post holder work outside the defined level of competence. If you have concerns regarding this, please discuss immediately with your manager/supervisor/consultant. All staff have a responsibility to inform those supervising their duties if they are not competent to perform a duty.

This post may include driving to local general hospitals for referral assessments.

The Trust is not able to support Tier 2 Applications for this post.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Dr Shermin Imran, CAMHS Lead Clinician, 0161 271 0225


Dr Hany El-Metaal, Lead Consultant Specialist CAMHS on 0161 358 0596.

**Please note, this vacancy may be closed at any time if sufficient applications have been received**

Important Information about working for GMMH:

This appointment will be subject to a satisfactory completion of a 6 month probationary period for new starters to the Trust. You will receive all necessary training and support during this period. Further details are contained within the Trust's Performance Improvement Policy.

All positions within the Trust are subject to satisfactory pre-employment checks. This position is also subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check. If successful in your application the Trust will pay the initial cost of the DBS, currently £47.69 and this will be reclaimed from your first salary payment (if in Band 3 or above) upon commencement, or your first two salary payments (if in Bands 1 or 2) upon commencement.

If you are appointed to the post, you will be required to provide evidence of a satisfactory DBS check on a 3 yearly basis.

GMMH have made the Apprenticeship Promise and as part of that promise will consider all Band 1 to 4 vacancies as Apprenticeship Opportunities. Applicants are encouraged to apply for posts at Greater Manchester Mental Health who have direct experience of mental health, learning disability or drug and alcohol services either as a service user or a carer.

**If you do not hold a current competency based qualification and or the Care Certificate, you will be expected to complete an appropriate Apprenticeship in Healthcare with GMMH.**

The Trust is also committed to safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults and requires all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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