Please note that this post may close earlier than the indicated closing date if a sufficient number of applications are received.
The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. As part of our safe recruitment practice pre-employment checks will be undertaken before any appointment is confirmed. If you have not heard from us within a month of the closing date you should presume that you have not been shortlisted. As part of the selection process you may be required to undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, however all cases of criminal record history are dealt with on a case by case basis.
Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust is committed to equality of opportunity, and welcomes applications from all areas of the community, who meet the specific criteria of the post regardless of age, gender, disability, religion/ belief or sexual orientation.
All successful applicants will be required to complete the Trust’s induction programme. The Fundamental (Statutory and Mandatory) training will be in an e-learning format. You will be required to complete training modules online (approx. 9-14 hours depending on post) in your own time prior to any unconditional offer being made.
Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust provides comprehensive mental health services culturally and socially-diverse population of 12 million spread over 172 square miles, and have an income of over £230 million. We are one of the largest and most complex mental health foundation trusts in the country. BSMHFT employs over 4,000 staff, which is inclusive of 115 Consultant posts and 57 Middle Grade posts.
We are delighted to announce that we are in a position to recruit to a number of vacant medical consultant posts following service redesign and associated staffing restructure.
Applications are invited for the following Consultant Psychiatrist posts.
Consultant Psychiatrist North Birmingham/Reservoir Court Inpatient – 10PA. Based at Reservoir Court.
This is a full-time role divided between dedicated inpatient sessions (4PA) at Reservoir Court Acute Assessment Unit and North Birmingham Integrated Hub (CMHT) - 6PA.
The post holder will have direct clinical responsibility for inpatients jointly with an additional consultant psychiatrist who provides 7PA (including ECT twice per week). The ward has a total of 24 beds and operates as an ageless admission facility for people with an acute mental health episode who have additional features of frailty. The remaining 6PAs will be community focussed working out of the same site at Reservoir Court.
The professional development of our doctors is fundamental to providing excellent quality services and we offer an excellent academic programme locally. Doctors are also given the opportunity to benefit from supervision and mentoring from team of consultants. We are particularly proud of our excellent collegial working atmosphere and close ties between universities and doctors at all levels.
Candidates must have full GMC registration and a CCT in relevant speciality Psychiatry or be within six months of completion of training or be on or eligible for the Specialist Register at the time of interview.
Applicants wishing to work on a part-time basis will be considered.
Informal contact: Linda Playford, Clinical Director. Tele: (0121) 301 5840
If you are successful at the shortlisting stage of the recruitment process we may contact you via email to advise you of the interview details. Please ensure you access your email account from which you applied regularly once the position has closed. If you have not heard from us within 3 weeks following the closing date, then please assume you have not been shortlisted.
If applicable to your role, the Trust will require you to sign up for the DBS Update Service. The subscription will cost you £13 a year but the Trust will cover your first year payment. You will be contractually obliged to maintain your subscription.
Please Note: If you have left BSMHFT on the grounds of redundancy you are not eligible to apply for a post within the Trust (including via Temporary Staffing Solutions) for a period of 12 months from the date of your employment ceasing. If you have any queries please contact the recruitment team. Exceptionally, and subject to the agreement of the CEO staff leaving with a redundancy payment of less than 3 months’ pay, may apply for trust posts, including bank employment, 6 months after their termination date.
Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to this post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the Trust is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Border Agency requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill this post. We would advise overseas candidates wishing to apply who would require sponsorship to self assess themselves, on the UKBA website, to see the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship for this post.
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.
Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.
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