Consultant Psychiatrist in Central Assertive Outreach

Birmingham & Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
£88,364 to £119,133 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
18 Oct 2022

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Contract Type
Part Time
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Applications are invited to provide Consultant leadership within the well-established Central Assertive Outreach service in Birmingham with a caseload of 120 including acute inpatient episodes. Assertive Outreach teams provide intensive support to people who are suffering from a mental health problem and are at their most vulnerable. The service supports people who have historically avoided contact with mental health services by using a flexible and creative approach to engagement.

If you are looking for a stimulating role in mental health, working in a vibrant city in the heart of the country we would be delighted to hear from you.

The job description is pending approval by the Royal College of Psychiatrists. Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health Trust assures all recommendations will be met.

For further details / informal visits contact:

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

Main duties of the job

You will participate in an (approximately) 1 in 25 on call rota and you will be supported by an experienced multidisciplinary team, medical staff and secretary.

The post is subject to the annual job planning process as agreed under the consultant contract.

Contract is part-time 8PAs, however there is an optional 2 PAs available for those interested to provide consultant leadership for Forward House, 10 bedded Intensive Rehabilitation unit.

About us

The Trust is committed to continuing professional development and Applicants must have full registration with the GMC, MRCPsych or equivalent, Section 12 (2) approval, approved clinician status and CCT accreditation in General Adult Psychiatry or within 6 months of obtaining CCT. Experience in Acute Psychiatry is essential.

We are committed to developing the careers of our medical staff and the successful applicant will be encouraged to participate fully in the continuing medical education programme, develop special interests, undertake research activities and forge links with appropriate academic centres.

Job description Job responsibilities

We are committed to delivering quality driven mental health services. Every individual makes a valuable contribution. If you value working positively, respectfully and together we would love you to join us! We are seeking applicants with the enthusiasm necessary to serve the needs of a city enriched by cultural diversity.

Person Specification Scoring Essential
  • Recognised basic Medical Degree
  • MRCPsych or equivalent
  • Full GMC Registration and a licence to practise.
  • Eligibility for inclusion on the Specialist Register
  • CCT in General Adult Psychiatry (or within 6 months at time of interview) or equivalent
  • Eligibility for approval under Section 12 of the Mental Health Act & Approved Clinician status
  • Experience of assessing and treating patients in acute & community psychiatric settings
  • Experience of providing psychological and/or social interventions.
  • Knowledge and evidence of participation in CPD
  • Evidence of effective multidisciplinary team involvement
  • Flexibility and adaptability to respond to changing service needs.
  • High quality assessment skills which incorporate a comprehensive biopsycho-social understanding
  • Ability to manage own time, workload and prioritise clinical work.
  • Ability to appraise own performance
  • Ability to work with diverse communities
  • Excellent communication skills written and verbal.
  • Skills in working with individuals who are difficult to engage.
  • Understanding of the management skills required to function successfully as a consultant
  • Ability to use IT, including e-mail and the internet
  • Knowledge of risk management
  • Commitment to and experience of undergraduate and postgraduate teaching.
  • Understand principles of teaching and learning
  • Ability to critically appraise published research
  • Experience of carrying out an audit projects
  • Ability to manage complex situations and tensions.
  • Excellent leadership and team working capability
  • Ability to take a leadership role in a multidisciplinary team, ensuring high quality care and staff morale.
  • Ability to travel within the community
  • Relevant Higher Degree e.g. MD,PHD,Msc or other additional clinical qualifications
  • Section 12 Approval MHA and Approved Clinician status already held
  • Experience in Brief Psychological Therapies
  • Broad experience in Risk Management
  • Experience of contributing to or completion of a service improvement project.
  • Experience of stakeholder engagement in service delivery
  • Ability to communicate in a second language.
  • Knowledge of recent developments and drug advances in the psychiatry specialty applied for.
  • Knowledge of NHS planning
  • Organisation of further teaching programmes in medical education or multi professional education
  • Published research or audits.
  • Previous management experience

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