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Specialty Doctor in Adult General Psychiatry Inpatients - Meadowcroft

Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
£52,530 to £82,400 per annum
Closing date
28 Jul 2024
Specialty Doctor - Psychiatry (CESR development post)

Acute Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) - General Adult Psychiatry

BSMHFT is excited to present one of our recently developed progression posts for psychiatrists interested in working towards entry onto the Specialist Register via the CESR route.

The post on offer is to work at the Meadowcroft Unit in Mary Seacole House as an SAS doctor. This is within a 10-bedded male psychiatric intensive care unit (PICU).

Main duties of the job

Main duties of the job

The acute PICU offers excellent opportunity to manage patients with an acute mental illness that are requiring intensive care support for a short period of time. Working with a consultant psychiatrist, the day-to-day clinical management of 10 male patients will be most of the role. There will also be an opportunity to attend local prison settings on occasion with a PICU nurse to assess for suitability for prison to PICU transfers.

About us

We are looking for someone with enthusiasm and an appreciation of the opportunities and challenges of working within culturally diverse areas of Birmingham. You will have sound clinical skills and be approved, or eligible for approval, under Section 12 of the Mental Health Act. You will have full registration with the General Medical Council and experience of psychiatry at a Core Training grade. Excellent communication skills, team working skills and flexibility are essential. You will be encouraged to participate in continuing professional development, audit, research and teaching and partake in the monthly SAS academic programme at our excellent Uffculme training centre in Moseley

Job description

Job responsibilities

With hands on support from consultant colleagues, including portfolio development and exposure to a wide range of experience (including Psychotherapy) to aid competency achievement, this is a great opportunity for experienced psychiatrists, looking to make the next move in their career.

Part of this great opportunity will provide:
  • Personalised portfolio
  • Access to the RCPsychs CPD Online
  • Support in gaining research competencies
  • 1.5 SPA sessions per week
  • Involvement in our academic programme and teaching
  • Regular clinical supervision & separate CESR mentor
  • SAS Tutor support and CESR / SAS support forums

Please note that the CESR programme route is not expected, it is offered and supported.

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).
  • Completed at least four years' full-time postgraduate training (or its equivalent gained on a part-time or flexible basis) at least two of which will be within a psychiatry training programme or as a fixed term specialty trainee within psychiatry or have equivalent experience and competences.
  • Commitment to personal programme of Continuing Professional Development.
  • At least two years' experience of working in psychiatry, including working with people suffering from severe mental illness, preferably in a community setting.
  • 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.


  • MRCPsych or equivalent.
  • Approved under Section 12(2) of the Mental Health Act (1983).
  • Broad clinical training in psychiatry including both inpatient and community service.
  • Experience serving a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic population.
  • Experience of providing psychological and/or social interventions.
  • Experience of contributing to or completion of a service improvement project.
  • 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


Mary Seacole

Lodge Road


B18 5SD

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