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Consultant in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust
Depending on experience £88,364 - £119,113 per annum (dependent upon experience)
Closing date
29 Dec 2022

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Consultant in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Based at Stratford Healthcare, Stratford upon Avon

1 x Post (10 PAs)

88,364 - 119,113 per annum dependent on experience

This is a replacement post as full time Consultant Psychiatrist in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. The appointee will have the clinical responsibility for the care of of 1-3 new (CAMHS) cases every week including emergencies and up to 16 follow up appointments per week (typically 12 to 14).

We believe that high quality Consultant appointments are key to providing quality services and ensuring senior clinical leadership. We are looking for self-motivated, enthusiastic, forward-thinking individuals who can work within the Trust and with partners to develop a dynamic, responsive, and patient centred service.

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Main duties of the job

The Post-holder will support the work of the CAMHS and multidisciplinary teams. This will include reviewing patients with the multidisciplinary team, providing advice on complex cases and holding an individual caseload.

This is a strategically important post, including work for patients admitted to Tier 4 hospital. The Post-holder will liaise appropriately with tier 4 colleagues to facilitate the smooth transfer of care in the transitions between urgent and planned care. The Post-holder will be actively involved in shaping and improving the service offered in the community to best meet the needs of users and carers.

The post is based upon 10 programmed activities (PA's) a week, 7.5 for direct clinical care and 2.5 for supporting professional activity.

This post will include participation in the CAMHS Consultant on call rota at an approximate frequency of one in eight with responsibility of work within this: Supporting and advising junior doctors when they request this; Urgent out of hours domiciliary assessments in the context of a Mental Health Act assessment & Assessments at local police stations.

For more information on this role please see the attached support information. This will give you a better overview of the job role and requirements.

About us

The service received an overall rating of Good by the CQC and an Outstanding for care and compassion of which we are rightly proud. We have also been recognised both locally and nationally by receiving awards for the services we provide.

Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust provides a full range of expanding physical, mental health and learning disability services to children, young adults, adults and older adults over many sites across Coventry, Warwickshire and Solihull.

Services are provided to a population of over one million people living in Coventry and Warwickshire and also a wider geographical area in some of our specialist services, we see on average around 5,000 patients every day.

Job description
Job responsibilities

Criteria to apply include GMC registration and inclusion on the specialist register in General Adult Psychiatry. The post holder must also be eligible for Approved Clinician Status and be Section 12 approved.

For more information on this role please see the attached support information. This will give you a better overview of the job role and requirements.

Person Specification

  • GMC Registration

BMJ Ref: BMJ-101743/444-4809544-SHJ



About Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust

Discover our career opportunities at Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust (CWPT).

Operating out of approximately 50 sites and providing inpatient, community and day clinics, as well as specialist services, to a population of about 1 million people living in Coventry, Warwickshire and Solihull we on average see around 5,000 patients every day. Our services received an overall rating of 'Good' by the CQC .

We are proud that NHS England have named us a Global Digital Exemplar– one of only seven mental health trusts in the country to gain this status. This will allow us to transform patient care through new technologies.

Alongside other Trusts, local government and the third sector, we are part of the Coventry & Warwickshire Health and Care Partnership which is designed to integrate care and better meet local health and care needs now and in the future.

We have well established academic links and opportunities with Warwick and Coventry Universities and Buckingham Medical School. The Trust provides clinical teaching experiences to undergraduate students and participates in the local Deanery Postgraduate Training Scheme.

Coventry is surrounded on all sides by picturesque countryside and quaint villages in Warwickshire, and it is home to a number of great open green spaces. The rail ride to London takes roughly an hour, while Warwick and Stratford upon Avon are only a short distance apart when travelling by car. The new HS2 train line passes near Coventry and Warwickshire and stations are very close in neighbouring Birmingham.

Birmingham Airport is on the East side of Birmingham and is a 30 minute car journey from Coventry city centre.

We welcome and look forward to interest from individuals who want to join us and to make a difference.


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