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Consultant Psychiatrist Acute Care
NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant
Full time - 10 sessions per week
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Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
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Larimar Ward, Ardenleigh Hospital
£93,666 - £126,281 per annum
Salary period
28/03/2024 23:59

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Consultant Psychiatrist, General Adult, Larimar Ward

NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant

Please note that this post may close earlier than the indicated closing date if a sufficient number of applications are received.

Job overview

Applications are invited to join our Acute Care Directorate of Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS  Foundation Trust, as Consultant Psychiatrist, Permanent.

The post holder will provide medical leadership to Larimar Ward, which is a 15 bedded female acute inpatient ward at Ardenleigh Hospital, Erdington, Birmingham.

Applicants must have full registration with the GMC and MRCPsych or equivalent.

Section 12 (2) approval, approved clinician status and Certificate of Completion of Training CCT in General Adult Psychiatry or within 6 months of obtaining CCT, are desirable.

Main duties of the job

You must be committed to working as a member of a multidisciplinary team, be flexible in your approach to change and be able to exercise leadership in order to provide a comprehensive and accessible service to individuals in the acute phase of mental illness. We are seeking applicants with the enthusiasm necessary to serve the needs of a city enriched by cultural diversity.

If you enjoy being part of a team, are flexible, approachable and are looking for a stimulating role in mental health, we would be delighted to hear from you.

We welcome applications both from experienced psychiatrists with an interest in acute inpatient psychiatry as well as from newly qualified consultants progressing in their consultant career.

Please see the job description for further details. For any enquiries please contact Kerry Webb, Clinical Director, on 0121 301 2318  or via email [email protected] 

Working for our organisation

The post is subject to the annual job planning process as agreed under the consultant contract. 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 Trust is committed to continuing professional development and you will be encouraged to develop special interests, undertake research activities and forge links with appropriate academic centres. There is an active teaching programme within the Trust.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Please refer to the attached Job description, Person Specification and Candidate Information Pack, for your information.


Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Full GMC registration with a licence to practice.
  • Approved under Section 12(2) of the Mental Health Act (1983).
  • MRCPsych or equivalent.
  • Commitment to personal programme of Continuing Professional Development.
  • Substantial experience of psychiatry, including working with people suffering from severe mental illness, preferably in a range of secure and non-secure settings.
  • Experience of providing psychological and/or social interventions.
  • Experience of teaching and training at an undergraduate/postgraduate level.
  • Commitment to clinical audit within multi-disciplinary team.
  • Evidence of potential for effective leadership.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to work creatively within multi-disciplinary team.
  • Demonstrable interest in the provision of gender sensitive mental health service.
  • Willingness to be involved in management of service.
  • Able to participate in Consultant on-call rota.
  • Able to travel.
Desirable criteria
  • Additional qualification or higher degree in medical education, clinical research or another relevant field.
  • Obtained inclusion on the Specialist Register; or within six months of the award of a Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training (CCST) in General Adult Psychiatry; or eligible for inclusion on the Specialist Register.
  • Broad clinical training including both inpatient and community service.
  • Experience serving a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic population.
  • Experience of stakeholder engagement in service delivery.
  • Experience of contributing to or completion of a service improvement project.
  • Completed clinically relevant audit projects.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Kerry Webb
Job title
Clinical Director
Email address
[email protected]
Telephone number
0121 301 2318
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