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Consultant Psychiarist in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
£93,666 to £126,281 per annum
Closing date
27 Feb 2024

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We are looking to recruit a Psychiatry Consultant to our CORE North CAMHS team. We deliver an effective, efficient and evidence - based child and adolescent psychiatry service collaboration with the multi-disciplinary team. We accept referral from the Peterborough and South Lincolnshire area in line with National Guidance.

The North CORE CAMHS service works with a diverse, growing and expanding demographics with opportunity to work with Children, young people and their families which will challenge medical knowledge, skills, and approach.

We foster a respectful MDT team approach to our working and environment.

If this is a relocation post for yourself, Peterborough and its surrounding villages and townships offer many different communities and amenities for individuals and families. Peterborough is placed with easy access to London, Coastal areas and or the countryside for exploring.

Peterborough and the North of the county has commutable transports links by either car or train.

We now have growing opportunities and involvement with local high education providers such as ARU. With opportunity to be invested and involved in research and development, for our service users and organisation. We have invested and redeveloped our Research and Development Team with a revisited strategy for research which will need the involvement from Medical Professionals.

Flexible and compressed working hours can be discussed and considered.

Main duties of the job

The post-holder will provide medical leadership to the North Core CAMHS team within the Integrated Children's Service, working closely with Consultant colleagues in other CAMHS and Paediatrics, CAMHS MDTs and alongside Managers.

About us

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust is a health and social care organisation dedicated to providing high-quality care with compassion to improve the health and wellbeing of the people we care for, as well as supporting andempowering them to lead a fulfilling life.

Our clinical teams deliver many NHS services, not only via inpatient and primary care settings, but also within the community. These services include children's, adult and older people's mental health, forensic and specialist mental health, learning disabilities, primary care and liaison psychiatry, substance misuse, social care, research and development.

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

For further information on CPFT, please visit our website at

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • The post-holder will provide medical leadership to the North Core CAMHS team within the Integrated Childrens Service, working closely with Consultant colleagues in other CAMHS and Paediatrics, CAMHS MDTs and alongside Managers.
  • The post-holder will provide Consultant Psychiatrist level clinical assessment and treatment to children and young people with general psychiatric disorders in City Care Centre, Peterborough at approximately 2 new cases per week.
  • Attend team meetings to ensure robust clinical governance activities are maintained including appropriate CPD slots, arranged by the Team Manager in collaboration with senior clinicians.
  • Link with Home treatment team and the crisis team this will include supporting IST workers to formulate its cases and plan patients care as the patients Tier 3
  • 10 PA would include 2 SPA (or pro-rata) are allocated for SPA, audit, clinical governance, supervision, research. There is a termly CPD event. Examples of SPA activity include working within the Trusts governance structure e.g. participation in the Ethics Committee, Clinical Audit and NICE Implementation Group, the Medicines Management Committee or fulfilling the role of Lead Clinician. There are a great many CPD opportunities including lectures, case conferences and journal
  • Training of Core, Specialty and GP trainees including as their Consultant Supervisor. The North CAMH is a placement for CPFTs Core Training scheme and Specialty Trainees in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry who are on the East of England Higher Training Scheme. We now also train GPs in Secondary Care, so there will the expectation for the post-holder to train a GP trainee in Secondary Care if the opportunity
  • Contribute to the daytime Duty Consultant rota together with Consultant colleagues and ensure cover is available as needed for the duty CAMHS practitioners and Paediatrics wards for urgent assessments and advice.
  • Participate in the Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist out of hours on-call rota (currently 1 in 10) paid at Band A, 3% supplement. Providing Consultant Child Psychiatry, non-residential, on call advice/supervision to doctors in training grades and duty CAMH practitioners. This is a Trust-wide rota covering all of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, the three Tier 4 units and the three acute hospitals for children. Advice may need to be provided to the 24/7 nurse led all age telephone crisis service and 9-9pm CAMHS crisis service. There is an expectation that phone calls will be responded to promptly and that on occasion consultants may be required to attend a hospital site to assess patients.
  • Contribute to the teaching and training of STs, CTs, medical students and MDT members.
  • CTs and STs work within the department as part of their psychiatric rotations. There will be an opportunity to undertake the role of Educational Supervisor for these doctors in training.
  • Access to admin support is through the Peterborough Admin Hub. Core and the Neurodevelopmental service have dedicated administrators.
  • Provide consultation to multi-agency colleagues working with children and young people on an occasional basis and attend to any safeguarding needs that arise in accordance with local and national best practice
  • Maintain high quality clinical records which supports and communicates patient care, treatment, and management plans, as well as participate in the administrative duties using the identified patient electronic record system in line with trust policy and standards.
  • Collaborate with medical colleagues to maintain the service in the absence of departmental colleagues due to annual leave, study leave and short-term
  • CPFT operate a hybrid working policy and appropriate discussions and consideration will be supported by the Service manager and or Medical Lead For Children & Young people Directorate to support flexible and compressed working hours which are in line with service need.

  • Person Specification



    • Full GMC registration and licence to practice
    • MRCPsych or equivalent qualification/certification
    • Section 12 Approved Psychiatrist or willingness to obtain training
    • Approved Clinician Status or willingness to obtain training

    Entry criteria for the grade


    • Specialist registration in Psychiatry including by CESR or within 6 months of attainment of CCT at time of interview
    • Shall have equivalent experience and competencies as recognised by GMC



    • Proven experience of good working relationships
    • Experience of multi-disciplinary working
    • Experience of training doctors in training


    • Wide range of specialist and sub- specialist experiences relevant to this post



    • Excellent knowledge in specialty
    • Management Skills
    • Ability to take clinical lead


    • Training/skills in a relevant therapeutic modality e.g. CBT, Family Therapy, parenting programmes
    • Experience in clinical management of Learning Disability presentations.

    Academic skills, lifelong learning abilities


    • Able to deliver undergraduate or postgraduate teaching and training
    • Participated in research or service evaluation
    • Able to use and appraise clinical evidence
    • Participated in continuous professional development


    • Published on a relevant subject in a peer reviewed journal
    • Led a clinical audit leading to significant change
    • Evidence of achievement in education, research, audit and service improvement: awards, prizes, presentations and publications



    • Able to demonstrate reflective practice.
    • Able to tolerate clinical complexity, uncertainty and change
    • Ability to demonstrate/develop an understanding of service within the wider context of the changing NHS and Mental Health Services.


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

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust


    Winchester Place

    88 Thorpe Road


    PE3 6DB

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