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Community Mental Health Team- Speciality Doctor - Small Heath

Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
Small Heath, Birmingham
£50,737 to £78,759 a year per annum
Closing date
31 Aug 2022

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Hospital, Psychiatry
Career Level
Specialty doctor
Contract Type
Full Time
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The Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust is looking to recruit to Specialty Doctor Posts at O'Donnell CMHT, as part of the Small Heath Hub.

We are looking for a candidate with a primary medical degree and full GMC registration, Section 12 approval, at least 4 years' experience or equivalent in postgraduate training in the UK or equivalent EEA training, with at least 2 years training experience in Psychiatry. MRCPsych, at least Part 1 or equivalent postgraduate qualification in Psychiatry is desirable.

Part of this great opportunity will provide:

  • Personalised portfolio
  • Access to the RCPsych's CPD Online
  • Support in gaining research competencies
  • 1.5 SPA sessions per week
  • Involvement in our academic programme and teaching
  • Regular clinical supervision & separate CESR mentor
  • Specialty Doctor Tutor support and CESR / support forums




Main duties of the job


The successful candidates will work with Dr Asaf Khan and Dr Mahmoud Ahmed, as part of the East Hub - O'Donnell CMHT in Small Heath.

Small Heath CMHT looks after adults in the East of Birmingham alongside the Riverside CMHT and Zinnia CMHT within the East Community Hub. There are separate community teams for Older adults and Assertive Outreach Teams. There is also a dedicated Home treatment team located nearby at the Zinnia Centre.

You will join three senior Consultants Psychiatrists - Dr Vincent Udenze, Dr Mohammed Shafiullah and Dr Ben Bassey, along with Associate Specialist Dr Theresa Ugalahi, with more than 25 years of combined experience as substantive Consultant Psychiatrist in the NHS.

There will be close supervision and support provided. While these are service posts, the successful candidates' career development will be strongly supported, looking to further training or a specialist interest.


About us


It is exciting times to take part in the Community Mental Health Transformation as part of the Long Term Plan.

The MDT at Small Heath Health Centre is stable, with an experienced clinical lead and team manager, CPNs, psychologists, OTs, physical health nurses and other professionals. We have an ANP (Advanced Nurse Practitioner) who carries their own case-load and runs their own clinic, alongside a GPVTS trainee and an FY1 trainee. We are co-located with the local Social care team and the home Treatment Team. Community services within our trust have been rated "Good" at the last CQC visit.

With hands on support from consultant colleagues, including portfolio development and exposure to a wide range of experience (including Psychotherapy) to aid competency achievement, this is a great opportunity for experienced psychiatrists, looking to make the next move in their career.



Job description

Job responsibilities


You will work closely in a multi-disciplinary way with the other members of the CMHT (Junior doctors, Specialist trainees, Advanced Nurse Practitioners (ANPs), an excellent group of CPNs, OTs, psychologists and psychotherapists with various approaches, physical health practitioners, and dietician). You will assess patients with a range of difficulties, up to a moderate complexity, with the support of your named Consultant. You will carry a caseload and your patients will have access to a daily, robust duty system when in crisis.

Please contact the CMHT Clinical Director, Dr Sadira Teeluckdharry via email at if you would like to discuss this post further.


Person Specification



  • Recognised basic Medical Degree
  • Full GMC Registration and a licence to practise.
  • Eligibility for approval under Section 12 of the Mental Health Act
  • Substantial experience of psychiatry including working with people suffering from severe mental illness, preferably (or mostly) in a community setting.
  • Experience of working with a limited degree of supervision and clinical ability, consistent with the seniority of the post.
  • Flexibility and adaptability to respond to changing service needs.
  • Ability to work across teams and disciplinary boundaries in a collaborative and flexible style.
  • 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 use IT, including e-mail and the internet.
  • A good understanding of the RiO electronic clinical record system.
  • Knowledge of risk management
  • Ability to fulfil any required travel.


  • MRCPsych or equivalent
  • Ability to communicate in a second language.

BMJRef: BMJ-89118/436-9189-ST

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