Specialty Doctor in Forensic Psychiatry – FIRST team
Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
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An opportunity has arisen for a Specialty Doctor to join the team in secure care and offender health, working within the community based forensic outreach and liaison service, known as the FIRST team. The appointed person will work under the supervision of a consultant forensic psychiatrist, within a multidisciplinary clinical team, to provide person-centred, recovery based forensic mental health care, primarily for adult men in the community.
We are looking for someone with enthusiasm and the ability to work within a team, as well as being able to work in a flexible way with service users who have a range of complex needs. There are opportunities for continuing professional development, audit, research and teaching.
Main duties of the job
The successful individual will have full registration with the General Medical Council and substantial experience of clinical psychiatry. Experience of working in secure settings or with offenders would be ideal, but is not essential as supervision and training will be provided as necessary.
Welcome to Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust. Our 4000 clinical and support staff help us to improve mental health wellbeing and meet the needs of the 70,000 people we serve each year. We provide a range of mental healthcare services across Birmingham and Solihull, as well as specialised services nationally. We also offer medical, nursing and psychology training and are proud of our international reputation for both research and innovation.
Our population is culturally diverse, characterised in places by high levels of deprivation which create an increasing demand for our services and a necessity for us to make sure everyone can access the help they need. We are a team of compassionate, inclusive and committed people working together to provide excellent care to support our community. If you are looking for a place to belong, where you can make a real difference to people's lives, join our team where our warm welcome is waiting for you.
This great opportunity will include:
- Personalised portfolio
- Access to the RCPsych's CPD Online
- Support in gaining research competencies
- 1.5 SPA sessions per week
- Involvement in our academic programme and teaching
- Informal enquiries are encouraged.
They will also have strong clinical skills, both from a physical and mental health perspective as well as excellent communication skills, team working skills and flexibility.
Certificate of Sponsorship
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Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).