Somerset NHS Foundation Trust

CAMHS West Community Consultant

Taunton, Somerset
£84,559 -£114,003 Pro Rata, Per Annum
14 Sep 2021
18 Oct 2021
Career Level
Contract Type
Part Time

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Are you a passionate and forward thinking Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist looking to work within one of the best performing CAMHS Services in the Country?

We are offering this role at 8 PA’s, but would also welcome applications for 6 and 7 PA’s part time working. We are also offering a relocation allowance with this post. This role will be bespoke for you, with further opportunities for your personal development, including roles in medical governance, appraisal, medical education, coaching and leadership alongside your clinical role. The role also attracts an additional, optional, 1.25PA and 3% supplement for out of hours all age on call rota, approximately 1 in 10.

You will be joining a fully established team, with a low staff turnover, where you will receive a high level of support from the surrounding team, the senior leadership team and also the wider Trust. You will provide clinical leadership for a community-based Specialist (Tier 3) CAMHS Services in Somerset. You will cover the West of Somerset, which will see you working in scenic coastal areas. The majority of your caseload will be seeing young people from the Bridgwater and West Somerset area.

The CAMHS West Community team includes 29 WTE clinicians. Somerset CAMHS is made up of a range of community and specialist teams including; Single Point of Access, Community Teams, Wessex House Inpatient, Enhanced Outreach/Home Treatment Team, CAMHS Liaison, Community Eating Disorder Service, National Deaf CAMHS, Forensic CAMHS and Tier 2.5 Service.

Within this role you will have the opportunity to further develop and shape the service as we continue to look at how we can improve the service further. We are looking for someone who can hold risk, formulate ideas, and enjoys creative thinking. If this is your first Consultant post that we can support you with a senior mentor at the start of your Consultant journey.

We are expecting that you will be approved as a Responsible Clinician, or that you will be prepared and committed to undertake training to obtain Section 12(2) MHA/ Approved Clinician Status.

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust is the first NHS trust on the English mainland to provide community, mental health and acute hospital services. 

We are delighted to announce that in November 2020 Somerset FT was shortlisted for the mental health trust of the year award in the widely acclaimed HSJ Awards. It follows a series of initiatives that we’ve introduced that have changed the way we develop and plan our mental health services – by listening to and involving patients themselves. The HSJ judges said they were looking for trusts which offer excellent, patient-centric care built on strong engagement between clinicians within and beyond the organisation.

Taunton is a beautiful area of the South West, located between areas of outstanding natural beauty. Somerset offers you the opportunity to live near some of the UK’s most desirable locations; from the beautiful local beaches; to the vibrant cosmopolitan centres of Bristol, Bath and Exeter, all being within easy reach. 

The County town of Taunton boasts a wide range of local amenities including; an extensive range of shopping, a wide range of local restaurants, sporting and recreational facilities such as Somerset County Cricket Ground, Taunton Racecourse and The Blackbrook Theatre.

Taunton also provides access to the M5 motorway and a mainline intercity rail link. Travel connections are convenient with the main line station offering trains to London Paddington in less than 2 hours.

For help with your application, contact: Dr Reenee Barton


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