Consultant Psychiatrist In Adolescent Inpatient Service

Bridgwater, Somerset
£79,860 - £107,668 Pro Rata, Per Annum
06 Oct 2020
03 Nov 2020
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Consultant Psychiatrist CAMHS

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust is seeking to appoint a Consultant Psychiatrist to provide clinical leadership to Wessex House adolescent inpatient unit. This role is suitable for a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist or a General Adult Psychiatrist with inpatient expertise.

This post is available with a level of flexibility and can be offered at full time or part time, with a minimum of 6 PAs which includes 1.5 SPAs minimum. There will be opportunities to increase the number of sessions for those interested in developing the urgent care pathway or pursuing special interests as well as maintaining professional development. Supervision and training will be provided in order to undertake this exciting and challenging role.

Wessex House is a QNIC accredited 12-bedded adolescent inpatient Unit for 13 to 18 year olds and is a national unit serving as a locality hub for the South West. The focus for the unit is short term assessment and treatment for young people who require admission.

The Somerset NHSFT is the largest provider of CAMHS services in the South West. It has amongst the lowest waiting times nationally; the Unit and Trust are rated Good by CQC. The CAMHS team are currently leading on the design of the regional clinical pathway for both General Adolescent and Eating Disorder Tier 4 models as part of the provider collaborative work for the South West.

On Call

There is the option of being part of the all-age psychiatry out of hours on call rota for Somerset. This is not compulsory.


  • Entry onto the GMC Specialist Register or within 6 months of CCT
  • Experience in child and adolescent psychiatry or general adult inpatient
  • Section 12 and AC approved

About the Trust

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust is the first NHS trust on the English mainland to provide community, mental health and acute hospital services. We work with health and social care partners in Somerset to ensure that we deliver outstanding services that meet the needs of our population.

Our trust was formed on 1 April 2020 when Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust merged. We provide community and mental health services across the whole of Somerset and acute hospital services in the north, west and centre of the county and beyond.


Straddled between areas of outstanding natural beauty and the idyllic rolling hills of Exmoor, featuring national hotspots for cycling, surfing, and climbing such as Cheddar Gorge, there’s plenty to keep you occupied alongside the abundance of music festivals and local traditions. Somerset offers you the chance to live near some of the UK’s most desirable locations; from the beaches in North Devon and Cornwall, to the cosmopolitan centres of Bristol, Bath and Exeter, whilst also being less than 2 hours from London. The County town of Taunton has diverse shopping, restaurants, and regularly hosts international music and sporting fixtures.

The South West of England is a highly desirable place to live. Compared to other regions, house prices in the area are quite reasonable. Rural properties in many of the pretty villages in South Somerset and North Dorset are within easy commute to the hospital. Many properties have land or large gardens attached.

If you’ve got family commitments, or are looking to settle down, Somerset offers some of the best schools in the country ranging from Public institutions such as Millfield, Queens College, Taunton School, Kings College, Wellington, and Blundell’s, to award winning state schools such as Richard Huish College which has been ranked in the top 10 of A-level providers nationally for the last eight years, through to secondary schools ranking in the top 5% nationally such as The Castle school in Taunton.

Contact Details/Informal Visits/Interview Dates:

For further information or to arrange an informal visit please contact Dr. Clair Henry, Clinical Lead on 01823 368368.


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