• This post is only open to internal applicants.

Designated Clinical Officer

Band 7

Main area
Designated Clinical Officer
Band 7
2 Year Fixed term
22.5 hours per week part time
Job ref
Truro Health Park
£31,696 - £41,787 ro rata
27/03/2018 23:59

Thank you for your interest in working for Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Any general recruitment queries, please contact our recruitment team on 01726 873230

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust prides itself in striving to be an employer of choice.


All external appointments to the Trust will be required to attend a full Trust Corporate Induction which will be held at Carew House, Beacon Technology Park, Dunmere Road, Bodmin, PL31 2QN.

The induction programme is for all new staff and the length is dependent on the role you will be undertaking. It is an essential part of new staff training requirements and therefore attendance is mandatory.


Our Trust objectives are:

  • To deliver high quality care, safe and accessible services.
  • To maximise the potential of our workforce to deliver high quality care to patients
  • To achieve best value and ensure the Trust is sustainable and financially sound into the future
  • To diversify and develop services that meet commissioner and service user needs and expectations
  • To improve health and wellbeing by working in partnership to create life opportunities for our clients



Cornwall currently has a Designated Medical Officer (DMO) in post and is now seeking to recruit a Designated Clinical Officer (DCO) to work with the DMO to support both Children's and Adult health providers to ensure that they meet their statutory duties for children and young people with special educational needs and disability (SEND) aged 0-25.

In line with the Children and Families Act 2014,  NHS Kernow CCG has worked with Cornwall  Council and key partners, to reform the current support for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities to improve their life chances. SEND is one of the agreed priorities of the Council and the Clinical Commissioning Group. The Council and the Clinical Commissioning Group are committed to developing an integrated 0-25 pathway for Children and Young People with Special Educational Needs and/or disabilities (SEND) in order to improve outcomes for these children and young people. The overall aim of this work is to improve the quality of assessment, planning, and support across the partnership of children’s and adults services across education, health, care, and the voluntary and community services that will improve outcomes and ensure a positive experience for children and young adults aged 0-25 with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities and their families.

The DCO role will act as an operational health lead for the Education Health and Care Plan Pathway. The role will provide oversight and assurance of the quality of health contribution in Education Health and Care Plans (working closely with the DMO).  In particular focusing on the 16-25 year old group to ensure that the health input is outcomes focused  The DCO will link closely with senior clinical staff in the provider trusts and  Local Authority to ensure appropriate quality processes and services are developed  for clients with SEND.

The DCO will be an experienced  registered  health professional, and have  extensive experience in the world of special educational needs with specialist expertise in disability and or complex physical or mental health needs. Knowledge of local services would be useful.


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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Sue Newman, Children's Therapy Lead & ASDAT Clinical Manager on 07717541294.

If you have problems applying, contact

01726 873230