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Consultant Psychiatrist

£76,001 - £102,465 / year
Full Time

Job Description

Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust delivers person centred community health services for people with learning disability. Our ambition is to achieve Better Care and Healthier Communities. To this end the Learning Disabilities Service has completed a service redesign to establish an integrated multidisciplinary team approach to delivering care in the community. In keeping with the goal of maintaining care at, or as close as possible to, home we have achieved a substantial reduction in hospital admissions and we have moved on to the next phase of service development aimed at eliminating unnecessary hospital admission. This further development is being carried out in close cooperation with commissioners and the resulting Transforming Care plans have been highly commended by NHS England. We are looking for a highly motivated and capable consultant psychiatrist to deliver community psychiatric care as part of an integrated multidisciplinary team while taking on a leadership role in the continuing development and improvement of services.

The post hold will join 7 other consultant psychiatrists for people with intellectual disability who work with integrated multidisciplinary teams to meet the specialist healthcare needs of the population of approximately 1 million.

As the UK’s second city Birmingham is an attractive place to live and work. It has excellent transport links by road, rail and air travel. The city is a regional centre for shopping and leisure. It has a culturally diverse community and this is reflected in the range of international cuisine on offer.

Further details are contained in the attached Job Description.

For informal enquiries please contact Dr Mark Martin, Lead Consultant Psychiatrist on  ( Phone number removed )  or Faye Pemberton-Crow Head of Learning Disabilities Service  ( Phone number removed ) 

Interviews are to be held Monday 27 February 2017.


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Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust aims to support and afford all our employees the maximum opportunity to develop their careers and actively encourage applications from internal staff.

Be Part of Our Team...

Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (BCHC) has more than 5000 staff working across Birmingham and the West Midlands in a wide range of community nursing and specialist healthcare roles. BCHC delivers over 100 clinical services, in people's homes, health centres, clinics and inpatient facilities. We deliver a wide range of services for children, young people, parents and families as well as adults and community services, two community hospitals, services for people with learning disabilities, the internationally recognised West Midlands Rehabilitation Centre and one of Europe’s leading Dental Hospitals and School of Dentistry.

The 2014 Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspection found BCHC to be well led, effective, responsive, caring and safe, rating the Trust as ‘good’ overall. Employees were praised for their caring and compassionate nature. If you want to ‘Be Part of Our Team’ and work with a Trust which is continuously striving for better care and healthier communities, we want to hear from you.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of individuals and expects all staff to share this commitment. As part of our safe recruitment practice, if appropriate for the role, it is a mandatory requirement for all newly appointed staff requiring an Enhanced level Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check to be registered with the DBS Update Service. All eligible staff recruited to the Trust after 1st September 2015 must maintain their annual subscription whilst employed with the Trust, the cost of which will be met by the Trust.

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