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Consultant in CAMHS - Eating Disorder

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£93,666 to £126,281 a year PA Pro Rata
Closing date
19 Mar 2024

Job Details

The Trust is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic consultant psychiatrist to join the Children and Young Peoples Eating Disorder Service (CYPEDS). The Consultant appointed will provide clinical leadership to (CYPEDS) team. The post holder will contribute to the assessment and therapeutic needs of children, young people, and their families in a range of settings and will work collaboratively with other members of the team to plan and deliver appropriate tailored treatment plans.

Main duties of the job

Cornwall CYPED service provides NICE Concordant Evidenced Based Treatments to children and young people, with an eating disorder. You will contribute to assessment and therapeutic needs of children, young people and their families in a range of settings and work collaboratively with other members of the team to plan and deliver individually tailored treatment plans. We are dedicated to achieving the best possible outcomes and have the lowest rates for specialist ED bed use in the South West.

You will be part of a multidisciplinary team which includes paediatrics, nursing, systemic family therapy, psychology, and other therapists. Cornwall CYPED is an innovative service as recognised across our region. Innovations include our physical monitoring service, parent group, Bulimia pathway and collaboration with our local Adolescent Unit in developing eating disorder pathways. You will be a key player in continuing to shape the service including ARFID and day care provision for Anorexia Nervosa

The successful candidate will develop a personal development plan for lifelong learning. Consultants are encouraged to participate actively in multi-source 360-degree feedback as recommended by the Royal College of Psychiatrists. We also offer new appointees the chance to extend their development. If you want to undertake a further qualification, undertake research or involve yourself in our transformation, we are happy to consider a flexible SPA offer above the standard 2.5 SPAs.

About us

Cornwall Partnership NHF Foundation Trust provides mental health, learning disability and universal children's and adult community services to people living in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

The Trust employs 3,700 people with an annual budget in the region of £180 million and is one of the largest local employers. The Trust was formed as a specialist provider in April 2002 following re-organisation of local NHS Trusts. It was licensed as a Foundation Trust in March 2010 and acquired community children's services in April 2011 and adult community services in April 2016.

The post holder will belong to a peer group for personal development both within the organisation and externally if preferred. There are currently two CAMHS Psychiatrists' peers' groups, one West and one East. Both peer groups meet monthly, and attend to the Royal College requirements for CPD. In addition to both the local peer group and a CPD programme, there is a monthly CAMHS County Wide group for seminar learning, peer reflection and business matters.

Job description
Job responsibilities

An advert, can only say so much. We would love to speak to you about this role in more detail. For more information please see our contact details.

For further information or to arrange an informal visit, please contact:

Dr Kasu KIRAN - Clinical Director CAMHS,

Person Specification

  • CCT/ or equivalent in CAMHS
  • substantial experience of managing a busy caseload of clients with a range of mental health problems
  • Working within a community mental health setting


  • participation in user involvement in services

Skills and Aptitude

  • Excellent communication skills including the ability to engage with clients experiencing a wide range of mental health problems
  • Specialist knowledge in perinatal mental health or willingness to undertake training
  • Excellent clinical assessment skills
  • ability to manage risk


  • Awareness of community structures and social care options and processes
  • Understanding of recovery principles in mental health





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