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Consultant Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist + RRP up to 30%

Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£99,532 to £131,964 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
17 Jul 2024

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Come and join our CAMHS service rated Outstanding in our most recent CQC Inspection.

We have a variety of Consultant roles including posts in the City and in localities boarding on the Peak District and South Dales, in specialties including urgent care/crisis services, Eating Disorders, and generic Community CAMHS

Derbyshire CAMHS has excellent retention, and has recently achieved exceptional staff survey results, with majority of colleagues stating they would recommend CAMHS as a place to work.

Derbyshire CAMHS has recently developed an enhanced and advancing workforce to support the medical structure within the service line. Additional roles introduced, include specialty doctors, an increased number of trainees, 3 Trainee Advanced Clinical Practitioners (2 of whom qualify in Jan'25), and an Multi professional Approved Clinician.

The Trust has also recently developed the Psychological Therapies Division, further enhancing the already well-established trauma informed approach.

The Trust welcomes flexible working and has recently adapted the hybrid working policy to highlight this.

This post attracts a 30% RRP, based on the bottom of the National Consultant (2003) pay scale. This is subject to review and will be paid as a golden hello payment over 2 years.

Main duties of the job

South Derbyshire CAMHS footprint covers Derby City, Amber Valley, Erewash, South Derbyshire & Ashbourne with 5 bases in Derby City, Long Eaton, Ripley, Rivermead and Swadlincote.

If you are interested in moving to the beautiful county of Derbyshire, we can provide a generous relocation package of up to �8,000 and the key duties are:

Provide psychiatric assessments, including assessment of risk to self and others.

Manage patients under the care of the CAMHS Crisis and Liaison pathway including risk assessment and management.

Liaison with community teams, family and agencies supporting children and young people in crisis.

Ensure the Mental Health Act is used appropriately, providing medical recommendations for assessments taking place in the community and 136 Suites. Involvement in MHA assessments of emergency cases as part of on call duties.

MHA RC duties and when necessary supporting colleagues in the T4 CPA discharge reviews to ensure we are minimising the length of stay in T4 with a focus on enhancing community care packages for CYP being discharged.

About us

Join 'Team Derbyshire Healthcare' and become part of a talented, compassionate and enthusiastic workforce committed to a vision of 'making a positive difference in people's lives'.

The Trust was rated Good in the 2019 CQC inspection with CAMHS currently rated as Outstanding.

Benefits include:
  • Commitment to flexible working where this is possible
  • 33 days annual leave/year plus bank holidays, increasing to 35 days after 7 years service in the grade
  • Yearly appraisal and commitment to ongoing training
  • Generous NHS pension scheme
  • Good maternity, paternity and adoption benefits
  • Health service discounts and online benefits
  • Incremental pay progression
  • Free confidential employee assistance programme 24/7
  • We have a variety of growing and vibrant staff networks, such as BAME, LGBTQ+, Wellness and Disability
  • Health and wellbeing opportunities
  • Structured learning and development opportunities

Job description

Job responsibilities

PLEASE NOTE: Please see attached Job Description and Person Specification. To apply, please click APPLY FOR THIS JOB - this link will take you to the TRAC Recruitment Site. You will need to register if you do not already have an account

This is a newly established full-time substantive Consultant Post: a key clinical lead within the new CAMHS Acute Care Team which has incorporated former RISE Liaison and nurse-led Enhanced Home Support Service teams with expansion to include Crisis/Home Treatment Function and Day Services.

Person Specification



  • MB BS or equivalent medical qualification.
  • Fully registered with the GMC with a licence to practise at the time of application.


  • MRCPsych or equivalent



  • Assessing and treating children and young people

Employer details

Employer name

Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Temple House - Various to be discussed

Mill Hill Lane


DE23 6SA

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