Associate Specialist

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As an Associate Specialist your main duties will be:

Clinical Duties

* To be directly involved in the treatment of young people referred to the service, particularly in respect to the use of medication
* Being involved in the assessment and management of urgent referrals and/or ward referrals
* Participating in devising plans of action using a variety of therapeutic approaches
* Having an awareness of the special expertise of different disciplines within the Service in order that the most appropriate help is provided for children and young people through consultation and/or active involvement of a worker from a different discipline
* Setting up and running client centred groups aimed at working with children/young people where appropriate
* Taking part in a first on-call rota shared with Consultants where appropriate

Quality and Clinical Leadership

* Participating in the process of referral and admission both routine and emergency including preadmission assessment
* Contributing to specialist meetings for the services provided at the hospital and contributing to the development of service strategy
* Participating in case based discussion (CBD's) for the purposes of their appraisal and re-validation as well as present academic papers and other areas of special interest at a weekly academic seminar currently arranged by the Medical Director

Clinical Governance

* Contributing to the development and evaluation of services in collaboration with the Lead Consultant, Director of Clinical Services and Head of Nursing and Quality
* Taking part in medically related audits
* Attending on-site CPD peer Group with other child and adolescent Psychiatrists

Required skills

  • Associate Specialist

Reference: 37283508

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