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Locum Consultant Psychiatrist, Community Forensic CAMHS (Youth FIRST)

Birmingham & Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
Erdington, Birmingham
£88,364 to £119,133 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
30 Jan 2023

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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 community and inpatient forensic services for men, women and adolescents across the West Midlands.

We are seeking to recruit a part time locum consultant post to provide consultant input to the established regional Youth FIRST community Forensic CAMHS service covering the West Midlands.

Youth FIRST delivers high quality advice, consultation, assessment and intervention for young people with complex needs, as well as working in partnership with service users, their families and their systems across the region.

This post provides an exciting opportunity for clinicians who are skilled in working with young people with complex mental health and risk presentations, families and professionals from multiple agencies including mental health care providers, Social Care, Education, placement teams and professionals from the criminal justice system.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will perform the typical duties of a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist. Patient caseload will be equitable with those of Community Consultant colleagues within the service. Typical clinical duties include being involved in managing referrals with the clinical team, liaising with referrers and case managers and carrying out consultations and clinical assessments, in conjunction with other members of the MDT.

The post holder will be expected to provide consultant leadership within an experienced multi-disciplinary team including Psychiatry, Nursing, Psychology, Occupational Therapy, Social Work, speech and language therapy and admin.

The post holder will have the opportunity to contribute significantly to service development. This is an exciting time to join the Ardenleigh Youth Services within the Secure Care directorate. The service is involved with the new CAMHS provider collaborative and the national community forensic CAMHS network, and the role has potential to evolve as new opportunities come up within the service.

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.

Alongside clinical work, within the Trust and region there are also good opportunities to engage in research, quality improvement, teaching and CPD.

Post holders should be on the specialist register for Child and Adolescent psychiatry or be within 3 months of achieving this.

Job description Job responsibilities

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

Person Specification Scoring Essential
  • oFull GMC registration
  • oApproved under Section 12(2) of the Mental Health Act (1983)
  • oEligible for Approved Clinician status
  • oObtained inclusion on the Specialist Register
  • oBe within 6 months of the award of a Certificate of Completion of Training(CCT) in Child and adolescent psychiatry; or be eligible for inclusion on the Specialist Register
  • oCommitment to personal programme of Continuing Professional Development
  • oAbility to work in a multi-disciplinary team.
  • oA substantial experience of psychiatry, preferably gained within a range of secure and non-secure settings
  • oCommitment to clinical audit 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
  • oEvidence of potential for effective leadership
  • oExcellent oral and written communication skills in English
  • oWillingness to be involved in management of service
  • oAble to participate in Consultant on-call rota
  • oFull driving licence
  • oAble to travel
  • oMRCPsych or equivalent
  • 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
  • oExperience serving a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic population
  • oExperience of and demonstrable commitment to, service improvement and development
  • oAbility to manage clinical complexity and uncertainty
  • oCompleted clinically relevant audit projects
  • oPrinciple Investigator on NIHR Portfolio Trials
  • oExperience of leading or contributing to service development

Certificate of Sponsorship
Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).
UK Registration
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details Employer name
Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust

385 Kingsbury Road

Erdington, Birmingham

B24 9SA

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