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Consultant CAMHS Psychiatrist (+20% RRP)

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£93,666 to £126,281 per annum + 20% RRP package
Closing date
24 Nov 2023

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This is a 10 PA post in CAMHS & Adult Eating Disorders Psychiatry , alongside the teams at the Hopewood and Mandala Centre. The successful candidate will be employed by Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust and will join the wider Mental Health Specialist Services Directorate. This is a new post.

The successful candidate must have the MRCPsych and be eligible for inclusion in the Specialist Register or anticipate being eligible within six months of the interview either through CCT or CESR equivalent. The successful candidate must be approved under Section 12 of the Mental Health Act 1983 and hold Approved Clinician status. There is also a requirement to be able to travel readily when needed.

Main duties of the job

The members of the team have 14-16 regular ongoing therapy contacts per week. These appointments last about an hour. There will also be 1-2 new patient assessments. Each member of the team has a caseload of 20-30 patients. There are no beds to cover as part of this role. There are 226 cases open across CAMHS Eating Disorders falling into the age category of 16 - 25 years.

The Consultant will have on average 10 contacts per week, some are ongoing therapy patients, and some are reviews for other members of the team. There are also usually 1-2 new assessments a week on average. These contacts will be within 5 clinics per week which are likely to include 1 new assessment for a person under the age of 18 and one for a person over the age of 18 and the other 8 follow up contacts are likely to be for 2-3 people under the age of 18 and 4-5 contacts for people over the age of 18. There are no other day patients or day care services within this role. The caseload size will be between 50-70.

About us

Nottinghamshire Healthcare employs over 10,000 colleagues who help #MakeADifference every day. We provide intellectual disability, mental health, community health, forensic and offender healthcare services across Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire and South Yorkshire. Care is delivered from over 120 sites within the community from acute settings and across low, medium and high secure environments including prisons.

As one of the largest mental health and community trusts in the East Midlands and one of the biggest employers in Nottinghamshire. We are also home to national and regional services such as the National High Secure Deaf Service and the Nottingham Centre for Transgender Health.

We are committed to flexible and agile working, including the opportunity to join our bank.

Your health and wellbeing is our priority and as such we invest significantly in this via our in-house Occupational Health Service, Staff Counselling Service and Health and Wellbeing Team.

We offer a number of employee-led staff networks, including Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) groups, our Green Champions Network, Freedom to Speak Up Network. Health and Wellbeing Champions Network and Menopause Champions. We provide care to a diverse range of communities and are passionate about supporting diversity and inclusion in the Trust.

If you believe in our values of Trust, Honesty, Respect, Compassion and Teamwork, then we would love to hear from you!


Job description

Job responsibilities

To manage, appraise and give professional supervision to junior medical staff as agreed between consultant colleagues and the Executive Medical Director and in accordance with the Trusts personnel policies and procedures. This may include assessing competences under the Modernising Medical Careers framework.

To ensure that junior medical staff working with the post holder operate within the parameters of the New Deal and are Working Time Directive compliant.

To undertake the administrative duties associated with the care of patients.

To record clinical activity accurately and comprehensively and submit this promptly to the Information Department.

To participate in service and business planning activity for the locality and, as appropriate, for the whole mental health service.

To participate in annual appraisal for consultants.

To attend and participate in the academic programme of the Trust, including lectures and seminars as part of the internal CPD programme.

To maintain professional registration with the General Medical Council, Mental Health Act Section 12(2) approval, and to abide by professional codes of conduct.

Person Specification



  • MB BS or equivalent medical qualification



  • Fully registered with the GMC with a licence to practise at the time of appointment
  • Included on the GMC Specialist Register OR within six months
  • Approved clinician status OR able to achieve within 3 months of appointment
  • Approved under S12 OR able to achieve with 3 months of appointment


  • In good standing with GMC with respect to warning and conditions on practice

Clinical Skills, Knowledge and Experience


  • Excellent knowledge in specialty
  • Makes decisions based on evidence and experience including the contribution of others
  • Able to meet duties under MHA and MCA
  • Able to manage clinical complexity and uncertainty


  • Wide range of specialist and sub-specialist experience relevant to post within NHS or comparable service
  • Experience of working within a CAMHS PICU or GAU

Academic Skills and Lifelong Learning


  • Able to deliver undergraduate or postgraduate teaching and training
  • Demonstrate commitment to shared leadership & collaborative working to deliver improvement
  • Participated in research or service evaluation
  • Has actively participated in clinical audit and quality improvement programmes


  • Evidence of achievement in education, research, audit and service improvement: awards, prizes, presentations and publications
  • Has led clinical audits leading to service change or improved outcomes to patients

Employer details

Employer name

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Mandala Centre

Gregory Boulevard



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