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Staff Grade Doctor

Job Description

This adveritsement has been placed by the organisation named in the 'Department' section above.

Should you require further information regarding this vacancy please contact the organisation direct.

Following a successful year of transformation and rapid service redevelopment, Options for Care is looking to recruit a Staff Grade Doctor to complement the Multi-Disciplinary team already in place. The successful candidate will operate within our existing mental health inpatient services based in Birmingham:

  • Montague Court is an 18 bed male long term complex care mental health inpatient recovery service based in Edgbaston, Birmingham
  • Dartmouth House is a 16 bed male long term complex care mental health inpatient recovery service based in Handsworth Wood, Birmingham
  • Orchard House is a 6 bed residential step-down service which allows extension of the long term complex care pathway.

We offer relationship-centred, best practice interventions, supporting individuals to improve their quality of life whilst working towards their personal goals. This supports our organisational objective of enabling individuals to move towards living in the least restrictive setting possible.


  • Realising potential


  • We will offer best practice interventions to enable personal recovery and wellbeing.


  • The individual is at the heart of everything we do.
  • We aim to inspire, stimulate and empower people to achieve and grow through compassionate, supportive and protective relationships.
  • We aim to deliver and continuously evaluate high quality service whilst respecting difference, promoting dignity and supporting the privacy of others.


30 days annual leave + public holidays

Corporate health cash plan

Discounted gym membership

Employee discount scheme

Salary sacrifice scheme

Childcare vouchers

CPD Monthly Supervision

Developmental opportunities

Purpose and summary of job:

The post holder will work with Consultant Psychiatrists and the Multi-Disciplinary Teams to provide best quality services to adults with a primary diagnosis of mental illness within a long-term complex care pathway. The post-holder must understand and implement the mission, vision and values of the organisation.

There is ample opportunity for personal and career development. You will be offered study leave and funding for external courses. We currently have a number of ongoing research projects with the Research Forum hosted by Options for Care. You will have opportunity join the Forum and take part in these projects or develop research projects of your own.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

The post holder will:

Facilitate, promote and supervise education, clinical practice and audit.

Contribute to Quality Governance and attend relevant clinical meetings.

Identify and contribute to others clinical training needs.

Ensure the promotion of issues of equality diversity and rights in accordance with good practice and legislation.

Ensure effective communication pathways.

Work within the long term complex care pathway.


Assess all patients by completing a thorough history, mental state examination, case formulation and physical examination.

Responsible for the completion of necessary CPA, Managers Panels and Mental Health Tribunal reports in conjunction with the Consultant Psychiatrist.

There will be occasions when it will be appropriate to liaise with referring Consultant Psychiatrists or other clinical colleagues.

Attend enhanced care program approach meetings, clinical reviews, managers panels, mental health review tribunals and other clinical meetings considered appropriate.

Facilitation of relevant clinical meetings.

In conjunction with the Consultant Psychiatrist, the post holder will be expected to prescribe and review medication and manage monitoring protocols.

Initiating treatment plans using the Care Program Approach within the MDT setting, ensuring affective use of resources and updating of plans within the agreed time limits.

Responsible for coordinating the smooth flow of care from admission to discharge.

Maintain and monitor standards of care in line with Options for Care principles and vision statement.

Successful candidates will have to meet the person specification in order to be offered this post.

For further information regarding the role or an informal discussion, please contact Lee Johnson, Operations Director or Dr Lewis, Consultant Psychiatrist on  ( Phone number removed )  or Dr Bello, Consultant Psychiatrist on  ( Phone number removed ) .

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

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.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship (formerly a Work Permit)

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.

UK Registration

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