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Consultant Psychiatrist - HT North

Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
£84,559 to £114,003 a year per annum
Closing date
6 Jul 2022

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Hospital, Other
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time
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Applications are invited for the opportunity to work within the newly redesigned Crisis Resolution-Home Treatment Team/Acute Inpatient Service in Birmingham. You must be comfortable working as a member of a multidisciplinary team, be flexible in your approach to change and be able to exercise leadership in order to provide a comprehensive and accessible service to individuals in the acute phase of mental illness.

Main duties of the job

We are seeking applicants with the enthusiasm necessary to serve the needs of a city enriched by cultural diversity.Applicants must have full registration with the GMC, MRCPsych or equivalent.Section 12 (2) approval, approved clinician status and CCT accreditation in General Adult Psychiatry or within 6 months of obtaining CCT, with experience in Acute Psychiatry are essential. If you enjoy being part of a team, are flexible, approachable and are looking for a stimulating role in mental health, we would be delighted to hear from you.

About us

The post is subject to the annual job planning process as agreed under the consultant contract. You will participate in an (approximately) 1 in 25 on call rota and you will be supported by an experienced multidisciplinary team, medical staff and secretary. The Trust is committed to continuing professional development and you will be encouraged to develop special interests, undertake research activities and forge links with appropriate academic centres. There is an active teaching programme within the Trust.

Job description
Job responsibilities

The post holder will provide consultant leadership for our crisis resolution/home treatment team and acute inpatient beds

Person Specification
Qualifications & Training
  • Recognised basic Medical Degree
  • MRCPsych or equivalent
  • Full GMC Registration and a licence to practise.
  • Eligibility for inclusion on the Specialist Register
  • CCT in General Adult Psychiatry (or within 6 months at time of interview) or equivalent
  • Eligibility for approval under Section 12 of the Mental Health Act & Approved Clinician status
  • Relevant Higher Degree e.g. MD,PHD,Msc or other additional clinical qualifications
  • Section 12 Approval MHA and Approved Clinician status already held
  • Experience of assessing and treating patients in acute & community psychiatric settings
  • Experience of providing psychological and/or social interventions
  • Knowledge and evidence of participation in CPD
  • Evidence of effective multidisciplinary team involvement
  • Experience in Brief Psychological Therapies
  • Broad experience in Risk Management
  • Experience of contributing to or completion of a service improvement project
  • Experience of stakeholder engagement in service delivery
  • Experience of stakeholder engagement in service delivery
  • High quality assessment skills which incorporate a comprehensive biopsycho-social understanding
  • Ability to manage own time, workload and prioritise clinical work.
  • Ability to appraise own performance
  • Ability to work with diverse communities
  • Excellent communication skills written and verbal.
  • Skills in working with individuals who are difficult to engage.
  • Ability to communicate in a second language
  • Understanding of the management skills required to function successfully as a consultant
  • Ability to use IT, including e-mail and the internet
  • Knowledge of risk management
  • Knowledge of recent developments and drug advances in the psychiatry specialty applied for
  • Knowledge of NHS planning
  • Commitment to and experience of undergraduate and postgraduate teaching.
  • Understand principles of teaching and learning
  • Organisation of further teaching programmes in medical education or multi professional education
Research and Audit
  • Ability to critically appraise published research
  • Experience of carrying out an audit projects
  • Published research or audits.
  • Ability To manage complex situations and tensions.
  • Excellent leadership and team working capability
  • Ability to take a leadership role in a multidisciplinary team, ensuring high quality care and staff morale
  • Previous management experience
  • Ability to travel within the community

BMJRef: BMJ-70141/436-9149-KW(C)
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