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Consultant Psychiatrist General Adult Community

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    Lisa Thomas

  • Salary:

    £99532 - £131964 per annum

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    Permanent - full time

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  • Published:

    11 days ago

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Consultant Psychiatrist - General Adult Community

Hours: Full Time 10 sessions per week

Contract: Permanent

Location: Solihull

Salary: £99, 532 - £131, 964 per annum

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

This is a fantastic opportunity to join one of two 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.

The indicative job plan is: 7.5 PAs Direct Clinical Care and 2.5 PAs Support Professional Activities.

Key role and responsibilities for the Consultant Psychiatrist General Adult role:

  • Provide expert assessments for patients with mental health difficulties referred by General

Practitioners from the designated catchment area or transferred from other services within

the Trust e.g., Home treatment, RAID (psychiatric liaison services in Accident and

Emergency departments) and formulate care plans informed by best evidence-based


  • Develop risk assessment and management plans in conjunction with the Multidisciplinary

team, service user, carers and other involved agencies and facilitate maximum

empowerment of the service user and carer in developing informed choice of treatment


  • Be the Responsible Clinician and be willing to undertake training to obtain section 12(2)

MHA and renew this approval according to agreed procedures. Undertake assessments

to include Mental Health Act assessments where appropriate.

  • Develop and oversee the implementation of care planning through the MDT.
  • Provide evidence-based bio-psychosocial interventions to promote recovery and social

inclusion, including integrative working with external agencies to ensure community


  • Involvement in the teaching of junior doctors and medical students.

Minimum requirements for the Consultant Psychiatrist General Adult role is:

  • MBBS or equivalent medical qualification.
  • Full GMC registration with licence to practice.
  • MRCPsych or MRCPsych equivalent approved by the Royal College of Psychiatrists.
  • Section 12(2) approval, Approved Clinician status.
  • Substantial experience of psychiatry, including working with people suffering from severe mental illness, preferably in a community setting.
  • 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.
  • 33 days annual leave.

The post offers excellent CPD and study leave arrangements as well as good research experience and service development opportunities.

To seize this opportunity and learn more about it, don't hesitate to submit your application today!