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Consultant Psychiatrist in Adult Eating Disorders Service

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
Addenbrookes Hospital
£93,666 to £126,281 per annum
Closing date
4 Oct 2023
This is a 1.0 WTE Consultant post to provide clinical leadership and hold clinical responsibility for outpatients in the community eating disorder service for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough alongside the current 0.8 WTE Community Consultant.

Main duties of the job

This post is providing consultant clinical leadership and patient care in our community eating disorder service based at ward S3 outpatients at Addenbrooke's hospital.

Alongside a team consisting of one fellow consultant psychiatrist, a consultant psychologist, 3 GPs responsible for medical monitoring and a multidisciplinary team of psychologists, mental health practitioners, nurses, psychological therapists, a dietitian and health care assistants, you will provide assessment and treatment for all patients in your area. Consultants are expected to form close working relationships with other CPFT services, key contacts in primary care and offer consultation to liaison psychiatry and acute services. Supervision of junior staff and peer supervision of GPs is part of the role.

About us

CPFT is a health & social care organisation dedicated to providing high quality care with compassion to improve the health & wellbeing of the people we care for, as well as supporting & empowering them to lead a fulfilling life.

Our clinical teams deliver many NHS services not only via inpatient and primary care setting but also with the community. These services include Children, Adult & Older Peoples mental health, Forensic & Specialist mental health, Learning Disabilities, Primary Care & Liaison psychiatry, Substance misuse, Social care, Research & Development.

To achieve our goal, we look to recruit high calibre candidates that share our vision & values. As an equal opportunities employer, we encourage applications from all sectors of the community, particularly from under-represented groups including disabled people & members of our BAME & LGBTQ+ communities.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Key Clinical Responsibilities

The post holder will provide clinical leadership to the team. He or she will contribute to assessment of patients referred to the service for diagnosis and treatment of eating disorders and as appropriate, comorbid conditions. He/she will support MDT members who carry out assessment of patients. They will help to facilitate accurate diagnosis and timely interventions so that treatment can be delivered in a timely manner and in accordance with the recovery model. He or she will also provide ongoing treatments to patients that are evidence based and supported by NICE guidelines maintaining a bio psychosocial approach. The consultant is expected to chair the weekly high risk meeting and aid the team leadership team at the weekly team meeting. He/she will also have a role in induction and training of staff.

The post holder is required to maintain Section 12(2) status and Approved Clinician status and have a comprehensive awareness of Mental Health, Mental Capacity and Care Act legislation. He or she will be expected to participate in Mental Health Act assessments when possible and will be the Responsible Clinician for patients on supervised community treatment orders.

The post holder will be expected to contribute to the collection of clinical information to ensure further service development and to enable audit, participate in clinical governance activities and contribute to the day-to-day management and to the overall service development agenda through collaboration with managerial and clinical colleagues.

The Trust is developing its services in line with modernised psychiatric practice. Consultants are actively involved in planning and developing services, and there will be opportunities to engage in quality improvement and service development work that is ongoing in the Trust.

Person Specification



  • Full GMC registration and licence to practice
  • MBBS or equivalent
  • Approved Clinician and Section 12 Status or eligible to attend training


  • MRCPsych or equivalent

Entry criteria for the grade


  • Specialty Registration in specialty
  • CCT in relevant specialty or within 6 months of attainment of Higher Training CCT at time of interview
  • Shall have equivalent experience and competencies recognised by GMC



  • Proven experience of good working relationships
  • Experience of multi-disciplinary working
  • Experience of reflective practice/formulation
  • Experience of teaching and supervision of doctors in training


  • Experience in eating disorder psychiatry
  • experience in managing patients with complex comorbid conditions (personality disorder, autism)
  • qualification in leading reflective practice/formulation



  • Knowledge of policy and legislation relating to mental health
  • Decision making and problem solving skills
  • Ability to take a clinical lead


  • Advanced theraputic skills such as formal psychotherapy training in an intensive modality

Qualities and Attributes


  • Ability to demonstrate reflective practice
  • Ability to demonstrate/develop and understanding of service within the wider context of NHS Mental Health Services and PCTs


  • Experience of developing services in a constantly changing environment within tight budgetary restraints

Employer details

Employer name

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust


Ward S3 Outpatients

Addenbrookes Hospital


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