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Consultant CAMHS - Carrick Area

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

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The Trust is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic consultant psychiatrist to join the CAMHS Service in Carrick. The postholder will provide clinic leadership to the CAMHS Team in Truro and 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.

The CAMHS team is an innovative, friendly and supportive MDT, which includes paediatrics, nursing, dietitians, systemic family therapy, psychology, and other therapists.

Cornwall has embarked on its three-year transformation of its core community mental health services in line with national plans, to create an integrated and collaborative health and social care systems. Our mission is to provide a safe and empowering environment steeped in a caring, culture of acceptance, curiosity, and empathy.

Main duties of the job

The post-holder will take a leadership role within the service and provide appropriate support and supervision to other team members. In addition the post holder will be supported by another part time Consultant and a Full Time SAS Doctor. They will provide specialist psychiatric advice multidisciplinary team. There is the potential to support medical trainees and advanced clinical practitioners, who will be supervised by the consultant.

The post-holder with other senior members of the CAMHS Team in Truro will be responsible for ensuring there is effective communication with referring and receiving teams throughout the Trust, and Primary care. Where appropriate the post-holder will join therapy sessions in complex cases. Whilst primarily responsible for delivering a quality clinical service the Consultant psychiatrist is also expected to be actively involved in the strategic development of the team and broader services, being involved with the service manager in helping to steer the development of the service in line with the strategic direction of the organisation.

The post holder will become part of a Trust wide consultant network which provides frequent opportunities to liaise with colleagues around clinical care, quality improvement and research.

About us

We're an NHS community and mental health provider Trust based in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. We deliver community and hospital-based care to improve people's physical and mental health.We also provide specialist support to people with dementia or a learning disability.

We are a people organisation and people matter to us. As part of the team, you'll help support the health and wellbeing of the people who live and visit this beautiful part of the UK.

Over 4,000 people make up the Trust. This includes doctors, nurses, therapists, plus admin and support staff.

We work in people's homes, in community clinics and bases. Some staff work from one of our 13 community hospitals. Our aspiration is to have great people, provide great care, be a great place to work and a great partner.

Approximately 568,000 people live here. A third of people who live in Cornwall are supported by acute hospital services in Devon. As a result, we also work closely with our partners in Devon. In the summer, and during other holidays lots of people choose to visit the area. This increases the numbers of people who use our services.

Job description
Job responsibilities

To view a detailed job description and person specification including the main responsibilities of this role please see supporting documents.Please note the Job description is currently being reviewed by the Royal College and may be subject to change.

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Person Specification

  • Commitment to and experience of undergraduate and postgraduate learning and multi-disciplinary teaching. Understanding of the principles of teaching.


  • Previous experience in taking a leadership role in multi-disciplinary teams, ensuring high quality care and staff development and morale.

Skills and Aptitude

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively.
  • Positive attitude to people with mental health illness.
  • Excellent clinical assessment skills
  • Ability to assess and manage risks
  • Experience of assessing and treating young patients and families in acute & community psychiatric settings, and ability to offer expert opinion on a range of problems in child and adolescent psychiatry


  • Commitment to enabling people with mental health illness to live well and to minimise the effects of social disability.


  • Inclusion (or eligibility for inclusion) on the Specialist Register or a Specialty Trainee within 6 months of gaining CCT
  • Experience in assessing and treating mental health patients in out-patient and community settings
  • Prior experience working in a Eating Disorder Service for Adults


  • Completion of Clinical and Educational Supervisor Training - or demonstrated wilingness to undertake
  • Evidence of specific achievements that demonstrate leadership skills.

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