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Locum Consultant / Consultant in CAMHS - Kerrier

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Depending on experience PA Pro Rata
Closing date
28 Jul 2024

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The Trust is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic consultant psychiatrist to join the CAMHS Service in Kerrier. The post holder will provide clinic leadership to the CAMHS Team in Kerrier and contribute to the assessment and therapeutic needs of children, young people, and their families in a range of settings and will work collaboratively with other members of the team to plan and deliver appropriate tailored treatment plans.

The Kerrier CAMHS team is an innovative, friendly and supportive MDT, which includes paediatrics, nursing, dietitians, systemic family therapy, psychology, and other therapists.

We offer a recruitment incentive package to the right candidate

Main duties of the job

This post is part of the leadership team within the service and will provide appropriate support and supervision to other team members. The post holder will be part of a clinical team providing specialist psychiatric advice to the multidisciplinary team. There is the potential to support medical trainees and advanced clinical practitioners, who will be supervised by the consultant.

The post-holder with other senior members of the CAMHS Team in Kerrier will be responsible for ensuring there is effective communication with referring and receiving teams throughout the Trust, and Primary care. Where appropriate the post-holder will join therapy sessions in complex cases. Whilst primarily responsible for delivering a quality clinical service the Consultant psychiatrist is also expected to be actively involved in the strategic development of the team and broader services, being involved with the service manager in helping to steer the development of the service in line with the strategic direction of the organisation.

The successful candidate will develop a personal development plan for lifelong learning . We also offer new appointees the chance to extend their development, If you would like to undertake a further qualification, undertake research or involve yourself in our transformation, we are happy to consider a flexible SPA offer above the standard 2.5 SPAs.

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

An advert, can only say so much. full details of the role are in the enclosed Job Description . Please note this Job Description is currently being reviewed through the Royal College approval process.

We would love to speak to you about this role in more detail. For more information please see our contact details.

For further information or to arrange an informal visit, please contact:

Dr Kasu KIRAN - Clinical Director CAMHS,

Person Specification



  • CCT/ or equivalent in CAMHS
  • substantial experience of managing a busy caseload of clients with a range of mental health problems
  • Evidence of working within a community mental health setting


  • participation in user involvement in services

Skills and Aptitude


  • Experience of assessing and treating young patients and families in acute & community psychiatric settings, and ability to offer expert opinion on a range of problems in child and adolescent psychiatry
  • Excellent clinical assessment skills
  • ability to manage risk


  • Awareness of community structures and social care options and processes
  • Understanding of recovery principles in mental health

Employer details

Employer name

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


The Hive, Kernow Building

Wilson Way


TR15 3QE

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