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Consultant CAMHS Psychiatrist (+30% RRP)

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£93,666 to £126,281 per annum + 30% RRP package
Closing date
20 Mar 2024

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Applications are invited for a Consultant Psychiatrist in CAMHS Inpatient General Adolescent Unit. This post is for the CAMHS Inpatient General adolescent ward at Hopewood. This is a full-time post in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. This post attracts a 30% RRP, based on the bottom of the National Consultant (2003) pay scale. This is subject to review.

The Consultant is employed by Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust and will join the two other inpatient consultants, five community CAMHS consultants, six specialist CAMHS Consultants and two Academic Consultants in the CAMHS service.

Main duties of the job

This is a full time post based at Hopewood with responsibility for the 8 bed inpatient ward. The service has been established for the last three years and has a comprehensive treatment programme but there are opportunities for further development of the service. There are no outpatient responsibilities associated with the role.

The Consultant will work with the other inpatient consultants to ensure the delivery of a high-quality evidence based service to children and young people at Hopewood. Currently ward round takes place once a week on a Wednesday, ward rounds are co-ordinated between the wards to facilitate equitable provision of resources across the wards.

The Trust is committed to ensuring the use of The Care Programme Approach to ensure continuity of care and identification of needs for all children and young people in services as required by clinical need. The Consultant will not be expected to act as care co-ordinator

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


Phoenix Ward, Hopewood Hospital

Foster Drive



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