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Consultant Psychiatrist - ADULTS Core Team

Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust
£99,532 to £131,964 Per annum
Closing date
26 Jun 2024
Forward Thinking Birmingham (FTB) is a unique, innovative community and inpatient mental health service delivering a pathway of care for 0-25 year olds. The service is led by Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust (BWC) and it is the first of its kind nationally.

Bringing together the expertise and commitment of BWC and partners, FTB offers a wide range of mental health support options tailored to the needs of the young people, young adults and families it cares for and supports.

Birmingham is a fantastic place to live and work and has been transformed in recent years with developments including Grand Central, the Bull Ring and Millennium Point to name a few. There are a range of lifestyle options from city apartments to suburbs with excellent housing and schools. With more projects on the horizon such as HS2, further City regeneration and with the recent hosting of the Commonwealth games in 2022, Birmingham is fast becoming one of the most vibrant cities in the World.

The successful applicant will be employed by BWC. As well as working within the ground-breaking FTB service, there are several other benefits including a strong commitment to continuous professional development. The service has several specialist services under its umbrella, which offers candidates excellent opportunity to diversify their skills and be part of a vibrant peer group.

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Main duties of the job

As we continue on our journey we have an opportunity for a Consultant Psychiatrist to work with the 18-25 age group within the Core Team, based at Oaklands Centre in Selly Oak. The Consultant Psychiatrist will have a central role within an MDT context in delivering psychiatric assessment and treatment for a caseload of complex patients and their families, as well as contribute to providing psychiatric & medical risk management.

The post holder will support the Core team in multidisciplinary team assessment of patients presenting with acute mental health presentations, risk assessments and management plans and initiation and monitoring of appropriate clinical interventions. Additionally the role will provide important liaison with other doctors and MDT teams in community, inpatient mental health and primary care.

The Consultant will supervise a specialty doctor within the clinical team. On a more strategic level, they will relate to the leadership and management structures of FTB.

The successful candidate will have psychiatry experience within a multi-disciplinary team and have current full registration with the GMC and be on the GMC Specialist register or be eligible for the same at time of the appointment, have a CCT in General Adult Psychiatry, and be able to demonstrate values aligned to Birmingham Women's & Children's Foundation Trust.

About us

Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust is the first of its type in the UK. Our Trust was formed in February 2017 to drive forward our commitment to provide the highest quality, world-class physical and mental health care for our women, children and families. Uniting our hospitals means more seamless care more investment to make greater advances in our specialist treatment and world-leading neo-natal and fetal work. Importantly, it also gives us a greater voice in shaping the future of family-centred care.

Birmingham Children's Hospital is a UK leading specialist paediatric centre with an international reputation in several areas.

Birmingham Women's Hospital is one of two dedicated women's hospitals in the UK, with the busiest single site maternity unit, delivering more than 8,200 babies a year offering a full range of gynaecological, maternity and neonatal care.

Forward Thinking Birmingham (FTB) Mental Health Services are a unique, innovative community and inpatient mental health partnership. Alongside partners FTB offers care pathways of mental health assessment and treatment for young people aged 0-25 years old.

Our Trust is committed to creating the best place to work. We believe in promoting and enhancing inclusion, diversity and equality and encourage applications from all areas of the community, who meet the criteria for the role, regardless of age, gender identity, disability, race, religion or sexual orientation.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Providing leadership and direct psychiatric services through the clinical assessment, diagnosis and care plan, risk assessment and management plans, treatment formulation, prescribing and work with the team on implementing evidence-based interventions. The urgent care assessments are conducted and interventions are delivered in various settings such as in service users homes, supported accommodations, respite care, police stations, PDU etc.
  • To work alongside a specialty doctor (and junior doctors if the consultant is an approved trainer and if trainees were allocated) and the multi-disciplinary team in the provision of services for this area and, in particular, to provide assessment and evaluation of cases where a psychiatric disorder is suspected.
  • The post holder will participate in formulating and implementing appropriate care plan around physical healthcare needs of service users in the Core Team.
  • To consult and liaise with other senior medical colleagues where further help with complex assessments is needed.
  • To take clinical responsibility for any patient seen by him/ her, and for the advice he/she gives to members of the multi-disciplinary team.
  • To provide mental health assessments on both new referrals and open cases, and continuing treatment in drug or psychological therapies.
  • To write letters and communications to GPs and other professionals as required.
  • To participate in various medical staff meetings within Forward Thinking Birmingham and BWC Mental Health Services as required.
  • To perform duties in occasional emergencies and unforeseen circumstances in consultation with senior and junior colleagues.
  • To participate in regular Audit and Quality Assurance programmes to improve and maintain the high standard of service.
  • To participate in all aspects of the Clinical Governance structure developed by the Trust to monitor, maintain and develop the quality and effectiveness of care.
  • To contribute to or conduct research in clinical or service areas pertinent to the service and their own relevant experience.
  • The post holder will be expected to work closely with core and specialist community teams within FTB and in the wider health economy. They will serve as psychiatric liaison with other agencies particularly with regard to continuity of patient care.
  • Assuring the involvement of families and carers wherever possible with the patients consent in treatment planning.
  • To work with administrative staff to record accurately and comprehensively, clinical activity and submit this promptly to the Information Department.
  • To maintain professional registration with the General Medical Council, Mental Health Act Section 12 (2) approval and abide by Professional Codes of Conduct.
  • To participate annually in a job plan review which will include consultation with a relevant Manager in order to ensure that the post is developed to take into account changes in service configuration and delivery associated with modernisation.
  • To comply with the Trusts agreed policies, procedures, standing orders and financial instructions, and to take an active role in the financial management of the service and support the Forward Thinking Birmingham senior management team in preparing plans for services.
  • Provide liaison and consultation as required with the local acute paediatric service
  • To operate within the CPA process around referrals in response to high levels of referrals. The consultant doctor will be expected to contribute to this and will be encouraged to contribute to the audit of this service alongside consultant colleagues.
  • To work closely with Social Services, Education, GPs and with all Primary Care Workers
  • Serving as Psychiatric liaison with other agencies particularly with regard to continuity of patient care. This is particularly important in complex cases when liaison and collaborative working with other services/agencies is necessary.
  • Assuring the involvement of families and carers wherever possible with the patients consent in treatment planning.
  • Special emphasis on working within appropriate governance frameworks will be necessary in the area of the mental health act (including community treatment orders), mental capacity, choice and control and the safety of patients, carers, staff and the general community.
  • The development of any other clinical interests could proceed on the basis of appropriate funding being available. The appointee will be expected to develop his or her clinical role within the framework of the Trust's strategy and within its financial constraints. Dedicated sessions may be available by agreement.
  • The post holder will be expected to work with local managers and professional colleagues in ensuring the efficient running of services and share with consultant colleagues in the medical contribution to management.
  • To comply with the Trusts agreed policies, procedures, standing orders and financial instructions, and to take an active role in the financial management of the service and support the Forward Thinking Birmingham senior management team in preparing plans for services.
  • To participate in service and business planning activity for the Business Unit and, as appropriate, for the whole Mental Health Service.
  • To participate in annual appraisal for consultants.

Person Specification



  • MBBS or equivalent medical qualification.
  • CCT holder or equivalent (or within 6 months of becoming eligible for CCT)
  • Current full registration with the GMC (or eligible for full registration with the GMC at time of appointment).
  • GMC License to practice
  • MRC Psych (or equivalent)
  • Approval (or eligible for approval) under Section 12(2) of the Mental Health Act.
  • Approved Clinician
  • Eligible to work in the UK


  • Higher degree or other qualification in research methodology
  • Qualification or previous training in leadership
  • Qualification and/or experience in providing training for doctors.



  • Provision of high quality mental health services as trainee or Consultant
  • Knowledge about the NHS and understanding the evidence base underpinning the delivery of high quality services.
  • Understanding of the importance of excellent team working relationships and ability to put this into practice
  • Knowledge about mental health policy with ability to think strategically and manage change
  • Knowledge of appropriate medical, pharmacological and psychological treatments.
  • Knowledge/experience of clinical governance
  • Knowledge & experience of clinical audit.


  • Previous experience of working in a clinical leadership role with positive relationships with team members
  • Previous experience of specialist mental health provision, especially CAMHS, Learning Disability or CAMHS-Learning Disability services



  • Ability to manage, improve or to support the clinical operations of the service
  • Ability to work within a collaborative multidisciplinary framework, and to share leadership responsibilities with senior colleagues of other professions.
  • Ability to work across teams and disciplinary boundaries in a collaborative style
  • Excellent communication skills, diplomacy and tact. Efficiency in clinical work.
  • Ability to keep good, legible written records.
  • Must have good skills in communication with patients, relatives/carers, colleagues and staff of other organisations.
  • Proficient in IT and clinical systems
  • Ability to work independently, methodically and safely.
  • Capacity to prioritise workload
  • Experience and interest in providing training and teaching for a variety of staff groups
  • Active participation in Clinical audit


  • An interest to participate in on-going research projects, especially putting research into practice.
  • Published research.



  • Demonstrate alignment with the values and beliefs of Birmingham Women's & Children's Foundation Trust.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the practices of equality and inclusion in the delivery of this role.
  • A collaborative multi-disciplinary working style
  • Flexibility to respond to change and drive forward service improvements.



  • Able to drive or to provide own transport to meet the requirements of the post.

Employer details

Employer name

Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust


Parkview Clinic

60 Queensbridge Road


B13 8QE

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