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Consultant Psychiatrist General Adult
NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant
Full time - 10 sessions per week
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Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
Maple Leaf CMHT
£99,532 - £131,964 per annum
Salary period
25/08/2024 23:59

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Consultant Psychiatrist General Adult - Maple Leaf CMHT

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

Do you want to be part of a new model of community mental health care working across an Integrated Care System?

Join team BSMHFT where our vision is simple – to improve mental health well-being, and our values of Compassion, Inclusion and Commitment are promoted in everything we do.

If you are dedicated to providing partnership care and being part of an innovative development of Neighbourhood Community Mental Health Teams, in a city enriched by cultural diversity, join our teams at Maple Leaf Clinic, Birmingham.

In return for your commitment, expertise, creativity, and ambition we will invest in your continuing professional development, encourage you to develop special interests, undertake research activities, forge links with academic centres or progress managerial aspirations to help you reach your full potential.

Main duties of the job

Maple Leaf CMHT is one of 2 CMHTs in the Solihull Community Hub.  The CMHT looks after adults over the age of 25 and has links to other teams within the Community Hub which includes the Older Adult CMHT and Assertive Outreach Team. There is also a dedicated Home Treatment Team that is geographically linked to the CMHT.

It is anticipated that referrals and caseload numbers are likely to reduce as we progress with our Community Mental Health Transformation as part of the Long-Term Plan.  There will be less focus on static caseloads and more focus on partnership working in local neighbourhoods aligned to Primary Care Networks. 

Working for our organisation

Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust provides a comprehensive mental healthcare service for residents of Birmingham and Solihull, and a range of specialist mental health services to communities across the West Midlands and beyond. The Trust operates out of more than 40 sites, serves a culturally and socially diverse population of 1.3 million spread over 172 square miles, has an income of more than £240 million and a dedicated workforce of around 4,000 staff. A wide range of local and regional services and partnerships covering inpatient, community and specialist mental healthcare make it one of the most innovative and complex mental health foundation trusts in the country.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Responsibilities of the post will include assessing new referrals from GPs and other referrers, including transfers from Home Treatment teams and internal transfers from other teams within the Trust, making an appropriate diagnosis, formulating management plans in the short term and long term. The CMHT works very much in a multi-disciplinary way. There is an excellent group of CPNs, OTs, Psychologists and Psychotherapists with various approaches, Physical Health Practitioners, Advanced Nurse Practitioners, Dietician and Postgraduate Doctors in Training.

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.
  • 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.
  • Commitment to personal programme of Continuing Professional Development.
  • Substantial experience of psychiatry, including working with people suffering from severe mental illness, preferably in a community setting.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Employer certification / accreditation badges

We are a Living Wage EmployerPositive about disabled peopleDefence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) - BronzeStonewall Health ChampionsDisability confident employerArmed Forces Covenant

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

The postholder will have access to vulnerable people in the course of their normal duties and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Dr Sunday Olotu
Job title
Clinical Director/Consultant Psychiatrist
Email address
[email protected]
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