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Locum Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist - Reaside

Birmingham & Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
Bristol Road South, Birmingham
£88,364 to £119,133 a year per annum
Closing date
6 Feb 2023

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Prison and Forensic
Full Time
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BSMHFT is one of the largest mental health Foundation Trusts in the country, providing services to a culturally and socially-diverse population. The secure care and offender health programme provides medium and low secure inpatient services for men, women and adolescents across the West Midlands. As the lead provider for Reach Out, the West Midlands Provider Collaborative, we have significantly expanded our forensic community outreach service over recent years and have successfully reduced the numbers of people from the West Midlands in secure beds. We also provide prison healthcare and a range of smaller community based clinical services.

We are seeking to recruit a locum consultant forensic psychiatrist to work within our men's medium secure service, based at Reaside Clinic. 18 months fixed term contract.

Main duties of the job

You will provide medical leadership to a multidisciplinary clinical team within a shared leadership framework in which the contributions of all are valued. You will deliver excellent clinical care for inpatients and those in the community, working with partner agencies.

You will contribute as a senior leader to the further development of the service, and work with colleagues within the provider collaborative to support the commissioning and delivery of secure mental health care across the region.

There will be opportunities to take on additional clinical sessions, pursue relevant clinical interests and many of our current consultants have additional leadership roles within our large and diverse Trust.

About us

This is an opportunity to join a large and comprehensive forensic mental health service, with a peer group of over 20 consultant forensic psychiatrists working across multiple clinical services. There are exciting service developments planned over the coming years, including the development of a new approximately 120 bed medium secure unit to replace Reaside Clinic. As a consultant within the service you will play an important role in the development of this major project.

Our Trust values are at the centre of all our work: compassionate, inclusive and committed.

Job description Job responsibilities

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

If you have any questions or would like to arrange to visit the service please contact Dr Tom Clark, clinical director, or Dr Leela Sivaprasad, clinical lead at Reaside Clinic

Person Specification Scoring Essential
  • Full GMC registration
  • Approved under Section 12(2) of the Mental Health Act (1983)
  • Eligible for Approved Clinician status
  • Eligible for inclusion on the Specialist Register or within 6 months of gaining CCT
  • Excellent knowledge of the field of forensic psychiatry and relevant clinical services
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English
  • Commitment to clinical audit & quality improvement within multi-disciplinary team.
  • Experience of teaching and training at an undergraduate/postgraduate level
  • Evidence of effective medical leadership or potential for this.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to work creatively within multi-disciplinary team.
  • Ability to be involved in service management and development
  • Able to travel
  • MRCPsych
  • Additional qualification or higher degree in medical education, clinical research or another relevant field
  • Broad clinical training including both inpatient and community service
  • Experience of working within prisons
  • Ability to manage clinical complexity and uncertainty
  • Experience in research, publications, grants and clinical trials
  • Experience of leading or contributing to service development
  • Able to participate in Consultant on-call rota.
  • Experience of working in psychiatric intensive care settings
  • Ability to provide medical leadership on a psychiatric intensive care unit and contain anxiety and uncertainty within the team
  • Excellent physical healthcare knowledge and skills
  • Experience in research, publications, grants and clinical trials
  • Experience of leading or contributing to service development
  • Able to participate in Consultant on-call rota

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
Reaside Clinic

Birmingham Great Park

Bristol Road South, Birmingham

B45 9BE

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