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Consultant Psychiatrist - HT North

NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant

Main area
Consultant Psychiatrist - Home Treatment
Grade
NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full time - 10 sessions per week (10 PAS)
Job ref
436-9053KW
Site
Northcroft hospital
Town
Northcroft Hospital
Salary
£82,096 - £110,683
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
23/04/2021 23:59

Please note that this post may close earlier than the indicated closing date if a sufficient number of applications are received.

Our Trust is committed to treating individuals fairly and ensuring they have the same opportunities to fulfil their potential, even if this means doing things differently for different people sometimes. We are working hard to ensure our workforce reflects the diversity within Birmingham and Solihull and that our services meet the needs of all diverse service users and carers.

Job overview

Applications are invited for the opportunity to work within the newly redesigned Crisis Resolution-Home Treatment Team/Acute Inpatient Service in Birmingham. The post holder will provide consultant leadership for our crisis resolution/home treatment team and acute inpatient beds. 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. We are seeking applicants with the enthusiasm necessary to serve the needs of a city enriched by cultural diversity.



Main duties of the job

.Applications are invited for the opportunity to work within the newly redesigned Crisis Resolution-Home Treatment Team/Acute Inpatient Service in Birmingham. The post holder will provide consultant leadership for our crisis resolution/home treatment team and acute inpatient beds. 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. We are seeking applicants with the enthusiasm necessary to serve the needs of a city enriched by cultural diversity.

Working for our organisation

Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust provides a comprehensive mental healthcare service for residents of Birmingham and Solihull, and a range of specialist mental health services to communities across the West Midlands and beyond. The Trust operates out of more than 40 sites, serves a culturally and socially diverse population of 1.3 million spread over 172 square miles, has an income of more than £240 million and a dedicated workforce of around 4,000 staff. A wide range of local and regional services and partnerships covering inpatient, community and specialist mental healthcare make it one of the most innovative and complex mental health foundation trusts in the country.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

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.

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

Person specification

Qualifications & Training

Essential criteria
  • 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
Desirable criteria
  • Relevant Higher Degree e.g. MD,PHD,Msc or other additional clinical qualifications
  • Section 12 Approval MHA and Approved Clinician status already held

Experience

Essential criteria
  • 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
Desirable criteria
  • 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

Skill

Essential criteria
  • 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.
Desirable criteria
  • Ability to communicate in a second language

Knowledge

Essential criteria
  • 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
Desirable criteria
  • Knowledge of recent developments and drug advances in the psychiatry specialty applied for
  • Knowledge of NHS planning

Teaching

Essential criteria
  • Commitment to and experience of undergraduate and postgraduate teaching.
  • Understand principles of teaching and learning
Desirable criteria
  • Organisation of further teaching programmes in medical education or multi professional education

Research and Audit

Essential criteria
  • Ability to critically appraise published research
  • Experience of carrying out an audit projects
Desirable criteria
  • Published research or audits.

Management

Essential criteria
  • 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
Desirable criteria
  • Previous management experience

Personal

Essential criteria
  • Ability to travel within the community
We are a Living Wage EmployerArmed Forces CovenantPositive about disabled peopleStonewall Health ChampionsDefence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) - BronzeDisability confident employer

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 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

Name
Kerry Webb
Job title
Clinical Director
Email address
kerry.webb6@nhs.net
Additional information

Please see the generic job description and individual job profiles for further details.
For any enquiries please ring Kerry Webb Clinical Director, on
0121 301 1245  or Dr Sanjit Koul, Clinical Lead on 0121 301 1245 or contact Leonora Johnson,
Medical Staffing Manager on leonora.johnson@bsmhft.nhs.uk