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Specialist Grade Doctor in Older Adults CMHT (Solihull Hub)

BSMHFT is excited to invite applications for a new Specialist Grade post within our established Dementia and Frailty services, based with the Solihull Community Mental Health Team for older adults. The post provides an opportunity for career progression for highly experienced specialty doctors.

We are looking for someone with confidence to work autonomously and with and an appreciation of the opportunities and challenges of working within culturally diverse areas of Birmingham. You will be a senior and experienced clinician, with a minimum of 12 years medical work experience of which at least 6 years will be at Specialty Doctor or equivalent level. To be successful in the role you should also have had at least one year working within old age psychiatry and evidence of CPD orientated at working with older people.

You will have full registration with the GMC and be approved, or eligible for approval, under Section 12 of the Mental Health Act.

Main duties of the job

The primary role will be to provide senior medical input to assessments and care of community patients aged 65 years and above. You will provide expertise and clinical decision making as an independent practitioner and oversee the physical health care of patients. Supported by the multidisciplinary team you will develop risk assessments and management plans to facilitate maximum empowerment of the service user and carer in informed choice of treatment interventions.

The post holder for the Solihull Community Mental Health Team for older adults will be based at the Maple Leaf Centre, 2 Maple Leaf Drive, Marston Green, Solihull, B37 7JB.

About us

With hands on support from consultant colleagues, you will be encouraged to develop specialist interests and participate in continuous professional development, audit, research and teaching. This is a great opportunity for experienced psychiatrists, looking to make the next move in their career.

This great opportunity will provide:
  • Personalised portfolio
  • Access to the RCPsych's CPD Online
  • Support in gaining research competencies
  • 2 SPA sessions per week
  • Involvement in our academic programme and teaching
  • Regular clinical supervision & separate CESR mentor if required

Job description

Job responsibilities

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

Person Specification



  • Recognised medical degree
  • Full GMC registration with a licence to practice.
  • Eligible for approval under Section 12(2) of the Mental Health Act (1983).
  • 12 years medical work experience with a minimum of 6 years as a Specialty Doctor or equivalent grade
  • At least 1 year experience within old age psychiatry, supported by CPD orientated towards older people
  • Evidence of potential for effective leadership
  • Evidence of effective multidisciplinary team involvement
  • Experience of teaching and training at an undergraduate/postgraduate level.
  • Commitment to clinical audit and quality improvement within multi-disciplinary team
  • Flexibility and adaptability to respond to changing service needs.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to work creatively within multi-disciplinary team.
  • Demonstrable interest in the provision of gender sensitive mental health service.
  • Able to travel across the community base area.


  • Additional post-registration Qualification
  • Experience of contributing to or completion of a service improvement project
  • Previous management experience
  • Completed clinically relevant audit projects
  • Skills in working with individuals who are difficult to engage.

Employer details

Employer name

Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust


Maple Leaf Centre

2 Maple Leaf Drive, Marston Green, Solihull


B37 7JB

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