• Full Time
  • Anywhere

Job overview

The team works on the basis of a team caseload with a mixture of new referrals, transition clinics and follow ups. The Consultant does not carry a specific caseload but is expected to assess and review a mixture of new referrals and people needing a follow up. 

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be involved in the process of assessment, diagnosis, review and formulating treatment and risk management plans for people referred to the service for an ADHD assessment and diagnosed with ADHD.

The post holder is expected to maintain good written notes and regular communication with referrers and other professionals involved with adults referred and seen by the team. The post holder will also carry out assessments of complex cases and support development of multi-disciplinary management plans.

Working for our organisation

Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (CWP) supports thousands of vulnerable people across Cheshire and Merseyside. We provide physical, mental health and learning disability services to a total population of around one million people.

We offer a variety of roles at all levels, so whether you are just starting out in your career or you are looking to use your skills and experience in a new role, CWP is the right employer for you. 

Visit our ‘Working for us’ pages on our website to find out more about why you should choose CWP.

CWP are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences. We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer.

We welcome applications from people who have direct experience of accessing our services.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Please download a copy of the job description for a full copy.

Recruitment selection processes are based on competence (see Person specification) and values.

To ensure that we continue to provide ‘Outstanding for Care’ (as recently been awarded by CQC), CWP recruits people that can demonstrate the Trust’s Values and Behaviours in their everyday life. Therefore, if you are invited to interview, you will be undertaking a  Values Based Interview/Assessment ,  which explores not only what you do but how and why you do it.

Before applying, we encourage you to review the Trust’s Values and Behaviours which are ‘the 6 Cs’ Communication, Competence, Courage, Care, Compassion and Commitment. A ‘Guide to completing your application form’ can be accessed on the right side of this page under the job description.

The Supporting Information Section in your application should therefore reflect your understanding of the Trust’s Values and associated Behaviours. You will be expected to provide us with examples from work experience and/or personal life which demonstrate these values through your behaviour.

If your disability meets the definition set out in the Equality Act 2010, and you can show that you meet the ‘essential’ criteria described in the person specification for an available position, please answer ‘YES’ to the question: ‘Do you wish to be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme?’ Please also inform the team if you have any special support needs to be considered as part of the interview and selection processes.

All new clinical support staff will be required to have completed or working towards the Care Certificate (CWP In-house 2 day training to be completed within 6 months of start date).

Please note applicants will be required to pay for their DBS check. Costs are deducted from salary following appointment. Please note that DBS costs will be waived for applicants who are being recruited for COVID-19 reasons.

New entrants to the NHS will commence on the minimum of the scale stated above.

Applicants are advised to apply early as if a large number of applications are received for this post we reserve the right to close the vacancy prior to the advertised date.

Good luck with your application. We hope to welcome you to Team CWP very soon.

Person specification


Essential criteria

  • MbChB, MBBS or equivalent
  • Membership of the Royal College of Psychiatrists or equivalent
  • A CCST/CCT in Psychiatry or the candidate is within 6 months of completing their CCT
  • Experience of working with services users with a Neurodevelopmental disorder in particular ADHD
  • Registered with the Royal College of Psychiatrists for CPD or willing to apply for such
  • Desirable criteria

  • Qualification or higher degree in medical education, clinical research or management.
  • Additional Clinical or post-graduate qualification

    Essential criteria

  • Excellent knowledge in specialty
  • Excellent clinical skills using bio-psycho-social perspective and wide medical knowledge
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English
  • Able to manage clinical complexity and uncertainty
  • Makes decisions based on evidence and experience including the contribution of others
  • Able to meet duties under MHA and MCA
  • Good communication skills and ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team
  • Desirable criteria

  • Wide range of specialist and sub-specialist experience relevant to post within NHS or comparable service
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