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C&I has worked closely with current service users and Trust staff to create a set of shared values that make sure people who use the Trust's services get the best possible chance of a rapid recovery. These values are embedded in the campaign: Changing Lives - will help drive up the standards of care across the Trust. For people who use the C&I's services, these values meant that they can be assured that through their journey to recovery they will be guaranteed:

• To receive a warm welcome through their journey to recovery
• That their dignity will always be respected
• That their care will be founded on compassion and kindness
• To receive a positive approach to care as they journey towards recovery
• High Quality Care from a highly trained team of professionals
• That each individual will be part of the wider team in the journey to recovery - 
i.e. 'no decision about you, without you'.

C&I staff are required to reflect these values throughout their service at the Trust both:
• for people who use the services of the Trust, AND
• within their immediate teams and across the wider business of C&I.

As an applicant for this role, you are urged to demonstrate within your supporting statement a combination of evidence that reflects your competence to meet the job specification and provide examples of how C&I values are an integral part of the way you have and will continue to deliver service.

Full-time Locum Consultant in General Adult Psychiatry: Inpatient service and Crisis home treatment team service.

Camden & Islington mental health and social care trust are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and highly skilled clinician to take on this exciting  role. The post comprises of providing clinical leadership for two different teams: One aspect will involve  consultant responsibility for Rosewood ward, a well established 12 bed acute women's treatment ward and the other aspect with the South Camden crisis home treatment team. Both parts of the post will be based at St Pancras Hospital, St Pancras Way, London NW1 0PE.  The Crisis/Ward teams consist of well established integrated and enthusiastic multidisciplinary teams. The Trust encourages flexible working and will also consider a Part-time job-share arrangement for suitable applicants. The post is available due to an internal re-configuration of the medical workforce and is also planned to become a long-term substantive post.

The post is available immediately in late April or as soon as possible thereafter  but we will consider flexibly holding the post for a later starting date for the right applicant who may need to give notice in their current position. 

The post is available as a 6 month fixed term contract in the first instance but may be flexibly extended thereafter, (dependent on progress with plans for the substantive recruitment.) 

The post is subject to the annual job-planning process as agreed under the new Consultant contract. Inner London weighting supplement applies. They will be fully supported by junior medical input (CT1-3, Specialty grade doctor and FY2 on the ward and a specialty grade doctor and some ST/CT sessions and another consultant in the crisis team). There is administrative support in both roles with the usual office/administration facilities. They will be supported in pursuing appropriate continuing professional development and will also be encouraged to apply for temporary honorary senior lecturer status with the medical school. Newly established Consultant applicants will also be offered a mentor.

The Trust became a Foundation Trust in February 2008 and continues as a mental health/social care organisation. It has well established links with the United Royal Free and University College London medical schools and the North London Junior and Higher Psychiatric training schemes.

Camden is an exciting multicultural inner-city borough just on the edge of the City of London. There is a contiguous mix of relatively affluent and deprived areas.

Applicants are expected to have MRCPsych or equivalent, full GMC registration,  section 12/AC approval and a current license to practise and should ideally be either be on the specialist register or within the last 3 months of their final year of obtaining their CCT or equivalent at the point of interview in April 2020.

The post will be mainly based at St Pancras Hospital, St Pancras Way, London NW1 0PE.

Interviews will be held at Highgate mental health centre at a date to be confirmed in mid-late April 2020.

Only those applicants who demonstrate clearly how they meet our person specification will be shortlisted for interview. If you have not been contacted within 4-6 weeks of the closing date please assume you have not been shortlisted for the next stage.

We reserve the right to close any vacancies from further submissions, when we have received sufficient applications from which to make a shortlist. Please ensure you apply without delay if you wish to be considered for this role. We are an employer committed to Equal Opportunities and Diversity, with a range of family friendly policies.

For more information please go to Camden & Islington NHS FT website.

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