Locum Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist - Ardenleigh

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

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BSMHFT is one of the largest mental health Foundation Trusts in the country, providing mental health services to a culturally and socially-diverse population. The secure care and offender health programme provides medium and low secure inpatient services for men, women and adolescents across the West Midlands. As the lead provider for Reach Out, the West Midlands Provider Collaborative, we have significantly expanded our forensic community outreach service over recent years and have successfully reduced the numbers of people from the West Midlands in secure beds. We also provide prison healthcare and a range of smaller community based clinical services.

We are seeking to recruit a locum consultant psychiatrist to work within the women's secure service based at Ardenleigh. It is an established service, which provides inpatient services to women from the West Midlands who have complex mental health needs and require treatment in conditions of security. The successful candidate will join two existing Consultant Forensic Psychiatrists in the women's service, and it is not essential that they are on the specialty register for forensic psychiatry themselves. It is anticipated that the locum appointment will be required for 6-12 months.

Main duties of the job

You will provide medical leadership to a multidisciplinary clinical team within a shared leadership framework in which the contributions of all are valued. You will deliver excellent clinical care for inpatients to an indicative caseload of 10 patients.

You will contribute as a senior leader to the further development of the service, and work with colleagues within the provider collaborative to support the commissioning and delivery of secure mental health care across the region.

About us

This is an opportunity to join a large, comprehensive forensic service, with a peer group of over 20 consultant forensic psychiatrists. Our Trust values are at the centre of all our work: compassionate, inclusive and committed.

Job description Job responsibilities

Please refer to the accompanying job description for full details of the roles and responsibilities of this post.

If you have any questions or would like to arrange to visit the service please contact Dr John Croft, Clinical Lead, Womens Service, Ardenleigh.

Person Specification Scoring Essential
  • oFull GMC registration
  • oApproved under Section 12(2) of the Mental Health Act (1983)
  • oEligible for Approved Clinician status
  • oEligible for inclusion on the Specialist Register or within 6 months of gaining CCT
  • oExcellent knowledge of the field of forensic psychiatry and relevant clinical services
  • oExcellent oral and written communication skills in English
  • oCommitment to clinical audit & quality improvement within multi-disciplinary team.
  • oExperience of teaching and training at an undergraduate/postgraduate level
  • oEvidence of effective medical leadership or potential for this.
  • oExcellent communication skills.
  • oAbility to work creatively within multi-disciplinary team.
  • oAbility to be involved in service management and development
  • oAble to travel
  • oMRCPsych
  • oAdditional qualification or higher degree in medical education, clinical research or another relevant field
  • oBroad clinical training including both inpatient and community service
  • oExperience of working within prisons
  • oAbility to manage clinical complexity and uncertainty
  • oExperience in research, publications, grants and clinical trials
  • oExperience of leading or contributing to service development
  • oAble to participate in Consultant on-call rota.

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