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Consultant in GAP - Carrick CMHT

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£99,532 to £131,964 a year PA Pro Rata
Closing date
18 Aug 2024

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Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is seeking a consultant in General Adult Psychiatry to provide clinical leadership in the North Carrick Community Mental Health Team. This community post has become available at an exciting time for Mental Health services in Cornwall as we embark on a journey of transformation to develop services for the future.

The developmental aspect of the post will include a greater emphasis on primary care interface working as part of a new 'core model' of mental health care, in addition to the typical CMHT psychiatric work. This offers the post-holder a stimulating opportunity to influence service development alongside their clinical responsibilities.

We are seeking individuals who are open to new ways of working, interested in developing services for the future, or who may be looking to consider research or teaching in addition to a clinical role.

We are open to discussing appropriate recruitment and relocation packages to enable suitably qualified individuals to move to Cornwall.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will work with another Consultant colleagues to cover the Carrick area . The total district population is approximately 118,000, covered by one CMHT with two consultant psychiatrists. There is a planned programme of demand and capacity mapping funded by Health Education England (CLEAR - Clinically-Led workforce Activity and Redesign) across community mental health services in Cornwall.

The post-holder will cover surgeries in Truro, Carnon Downs, Perranporth, St Agnes, and the Roseland peninsula. Outpatient clinics are primarily held in Truro Health Park.

The Consultant contributes to clinical leadership within the team but is only medically responsible for individuals that he/she has contact with. The consultant is not expected to care co-ordinate.

The post is supported by a full time Specialty Doctor who works under the consultant's supervision. This post may also be supported by a Doctor in Training, Trainees allocated are primarily community-based but will also have on-call duty commitments to the inpatient services. The consultant will be Clinical Supervisor for the Specialty doctor and any Trainees, as such weekly supervision time will be ring-fenced.

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.

Person Specification
Experience and Qualifications

  • CCT or equivalent in GA Psychiatry
  • Experience of managing a caseload of community patients with a range of mental health problems


  • Experience of working across different services within mental health
  • Section 12 and AC Approval
  • Qualifications or experience in managing physical illness
  • Other relevant qualifications/experience (e.g. specific psychological therapies)

Skills, Knowledge, and Aptitude

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills including the ability to engage with clients experiencing a wide range of mental health problems
  • Previous experience in taking a leadership role in multi-disciplinary teams
  • Knowledge and experience of risk management


  • Specific achievements which demonstrate clinical leadership
  • Evidence of involvement in partnership with other agencies


  • Evidence of teaching experience at post-graduate and/or under-graduate level


  • Specific evidence of organising teaching or medical education programmes
  • Relevant teaching qualification

Research and Audit

  • Experience of carrying out an audit project


  • Experience or involvement in a research project and publication





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