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Consultant Adult Psychiatrist - Inpatient

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£93,666 to £126,281 per annum plus on call allowances
Closing date
3 Jun 2024

Job Details

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is looking for Consultants to oversee the Acute Inpatient wards in Bodmin and Redruth. These roles are suitable for General Adult Psychiatrist with experience in managing patients in inpatient setting. The post holder will be the Responsible Clinician (RC) for patients admitted in the unit.

The post holder will be based in either Bodmin or Redruth and there are opportunities for the right candidate to take on additional development activities in the Trust. The role will include supervision of junior doctors, physician associates and managerial responsibilities.

We are able to offer an enhanced recruitment/ relocation package for the right individual.

Main duties of the job

To manage the patients clinical workload within the ward areas, including professional supervision to junior medical staff. This may include assessing competencies under the MMC framework.

To support the education and training of junior medical staff

To record accurately and comprehensively, clinical activity .

To participate in service and business planning activity for the adult services (hospital and community), 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 participate annually in a job plan review with the Medical Director, which will include consultation with a relevant Manager in order to ensure that the post is developed to take into account changes in service configuration and delivery associated with modernisation.

The post holder will be expected to work with local managers and professional colleagues in ensuring the efficient running of services and share with consultant colleagues in the medical contribution to management.

To comply with the Trust's agreed policies, procedures, standing orders and financial instructions, and to take an active role in the financial management of the service and support the Medical Director and other managers in preparing plans for services.

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 approved job description and person specification including the main responsibilities of this role please see supporting documents.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Training


  • Recognised Medical Degree
  • Full GMC Registration
  • Inclusion (or eligibility for inclusion) on the Specialist Register or a Specialty Trainee within 6 months of gaining CCT
  • Eligibility for Section 12 and AC Approval


  • Relevant Higher Degree e.g., MD, PhD, MSc or other additional clinical qualifications
  • Completion of Clinical and Educational Supervisor Training



  • Experience in assessing and treating mental health patients in out-patient and community settings.
  • Knowledge and evidence of participation in CPD
  • Prior experience working in a rehabilitation Service


  • Experience of working across different services within mental health
  • Other relevant experience, e.g., specific psychological therapies
  • Qualifications or experience in managing physical illness



  • Previous experience in taking a leadership role in several multi-disciplinary teams, ensuring high quality care and staff morale
  • Ability to manage own time, workload and prioritise clinical work.
  • Ability to appraise own performance
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills


  • Evidence of specific achievements that demonstrate leadership skills.

Employer details

Employer name

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Bodmin Community Hospital


PL31 2QT

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