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Consultant Psychiatrist, General Adult, George Ward

Birmingham & Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
£88,364 to £119,133 a year per annum
Closing date
16 Jun 2023
Applications are invited for the opportunity to work within the Acute Care Directorate of Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Trust, as a dedicated inpatient consultant psychiatrist.

The post holder will provide consultant leadership input to George Ward, which is a 16 bedded male acute inpatient unit.

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.

Main duties of the job

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.

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.

We welcome applications both from experienced psychiatrists with an interest in acute inpatient psychiatry as well as more newly qualified consultants embarking on their consultant career.

Please see the generic job description and individual job profiles for further details. For any enquiries please ringKerry Webb,Clinical Director, on 0121 3012318 or Dr Giles Berrisford, Deputy Medical Director, on 0121 301 2180 or contact Leonora Johnson, Medical Staffing Manager on0121 301 1245

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 input to George Ward, which is a 16 bedded male unit. The post holder will also participate on the community urgent assessment rota.

Person Specification



  • Full GMC registration with a licence to practice.
  • Approved under Section 12(2) of the Mental Health Act (1983).
  • MRCPsych or equivalent.
  • Obtained inclusion on the Specialist Register or within six months of the award of a Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training (CCST) in General Adult Psychiatry or eligible for inclusion on the Specialist Register.
  • Commitment to personal programme of Continuing Professional Development.
  • Substantial experience of psychiatry, including working with people suffering from severe mental illness, preferably in a range of secure and non-secure settings.
  • Experience of providing psychological and/or social interventions.
  • Experience of teaching and training at an undergraduate/postgraduate level.
  • Commitment to clinical audit within multi-disciplinary team.
  • Evidence of potential for effective leadership.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to work creatively within multi-disciplinary team.
  • Demonstrable interest in the provision of gender sensitive mental health service.
  • Willingness to be involved in management of service.
  • Able to participate in Consultant on-call rota.
  • Able to travel.


  • Additional qualification or higher degree in medical education, clinical research or another relevant field.
  • Broad clinical training including both inpatient and community service.
  • Experience serving a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic population.
  • Experience of stakeholder engagement in service delivery.
  • Experience of contributing to or completion of a service improvement project.
  • Completed clinically relevant audit projects.

Employer details

Employer name

Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust


George Ward, Highcroft Hospital

190 Reservoir Road, Erdington


B23 6DW

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