Consultant Psychiatrist - Addictions and Homeless CMHT

Birmingham & Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
£88,364 to £119,133 a year pa
Closing date
9 Jun 2023
BSMHT is seeking an enthusiastic and committed substantive Consultant Psychiatrist to work in our Addictions treatment service, based in Wolverhampton. The contract is up to 10 PAs, however part-time/job share option is available.

This is a large integrated addiction treatment service delivered in partnership with (the voluntary sector service). The service combines the elements of education, prevention, treatment and recovery within substance misuse treatment pathways. This includes those entering the service via the criminal justice system.

For further details / informal visits contact:

For any enquiries please telephone: Dr Selvaraj Vincent 0121 301 5300 / 07985 882644

Main duties of the job

You will have a keen interest in addiction psychiatry and managing comorbidity. You will join our specialist community team treating individuals with substance misuse and mental health problems.You will provide clinical leadership to a well-established multidisciplinary team that aspires to provide excellent bespoke care to enable our patients to fulfil their recovery goals and work towards discharge. Clinical duties include patient assessment / reviews, leading MDT meetings and optimizing treatment pathways.

About us

The service sits within BSMHFT STEPS to Recovery Directorate. This is a large, well-established multi-disciplinary service, offering a wide range of high quality drug and alcohol treatment interventions. We have strong academic links with Aston University

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will have a strong commitment to partnership working, building networks and be able to work sensitively within a culturally diverse environment.

Person Specification



  • oFull GMC registration with a licence to practice
  • oApproved under Section 12(2) of the Mental Health Act (1983
  • oMRCPsych or equivalent
  • oObtained 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
  • oCommitment to personal programme of Continuing Professional Development
  • oSubstantial experience of assessing and treating patients in acute & community psychiatry settings
  • oExperience of teaching and training at an undergraduate/postgraduate level
  • oEvidence of effective multidisciplinary team involvement
  • oExperience in working with diverse communities.
  • oCommitment to clinical audit within multi-disciplinary team.
  • oExcellent communication skills
  • oAbility to work creatively within multi-disciplinary team
  • oIT skills including email and internet
  • oExcellent leadership and team working capability
  • oWillingness to be involved in management of service.
  • oEvidence of participation in CPD
  • oAbility to appraise own performance
  • oAble to participate in Consultant on-call rota
  • oAble to travel


  • oAdditional qualification or higher degree in medical education, clinical research or another relevant field
  • oEndorsement in substance misuse/addiction psychiatry in higher specialist training or equivalent
  • oExperience in substance misuse/addiction psychiatry
  • oExperience serving a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic population.
  • oExperience of stakeholder engagement in service delivery
  • oExperience of contributing to or completion of a service improvement project
  • oExperience in risk management.
  • oCompleted clinically relevant audit projects
  • oAble to communicate in a second language.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

Employer details

Employer name

Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust


Recovery Near You Clinical Centre

Pitt Street



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