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Specialty Doctor in Adult Community Mental Health

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£52,530 to £82,400 Per Annum Pro Rata
Closing date
2 Jul 2024

Job Details

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust are looking for an experienced Specialty Doctor to work within their Adult Community Mental Health Team in the Mid Cornwall area. As part of wider Community Mental Health Transformation plans our services are re-aligning to new locality working models. This will include a greater emphasis on primary care interface, working as part of a new 'core model' of mental health care. This offers the post-holder a stimulating opportunity to influence service development alongside their clinical responsibilities

Main duties of the job

The post holder will act as the Specialty Doctor for people from theage of 18 referred from within the multidisciplinary team, this will be done by providing outpatient services within the catchment area.

This will likely include a blend of face-to-face review in outpatient clinics, home visitsand use of alternative technologies such as telephone review and video consultationsoftware (the Trust uses 'Attend Anywhere').

Supervision of the doctors clinical work will be provided by the Consultant Psychiatrist.

Attendance at the CMHT multidisciplinary team meetings is expected to discuss new referrals and existing caseload patients.

The Specialty Doctor will contribute towards the formulation and management of complex cases and provide support to teammembers.

The post holder will be expected to maintain close working relationships with colleagues in inpatient services concerning the care of patients from within their area.

Close ties will also be necessary with the Home Treatment Team regarding the medical care of catchment area patients.

The post holder must be approved under the Section 12 (2) of the Mental Health Act 1983 or be eligible for such approval and willing to undertake training to obtain this status.

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

Form more details about this role and the specific requirements of the Person Specification , please see the attached job description.

Person Specification

  • 4 Years Post Graduate Experience
  • 2 Years Psychiatry Experience


  • Experience Supervising Doctors in Training and medical students
  • MRCPsych


  • Recognised Medical Qualification
  • GMC Registration and a License to Practice


  • S12(2) approved or working towards

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