Consultant Psychiatrist - Medway Community Mental Health Team

Gillingham, Dorset, England
Kent & Medway NHS & Social Care Partnership Trust £93666.0 - 126281.0 Per year Full time Save This Job
£93666.0 - 126281.0 Per year
Full time
Other Qualified Professional
28 Mar 2024
27 Apr 2024

Job Description

Job overview

Are you seeking a career where your impact truly matters? Do you want to have access to research opportunities and Medical school?
We have an exciting opportunity for a dedicated Consultant Psychiatrist to join us at Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust (KMPT) in the 'Garden of England'.
In this role you will provide clinical leadership within the Medway Community Mental Health Team and be actively involved in strengthening relationships with external agencies including the local Clinical Commissioning Groups.
Join our dynamic team of passionate mental health professionals and take the lead in shaping the future of care for the Medway community.
Successful applicants will ideally have MRCPsych or equivalent and be on, or within six months of inclusion on the Specialist Register. You will be fully registered with the GMC, and have Approved Clinician status and S12 approval under the Mental Health Act (or achieve this within 3 months of appointment).
As well as a Recruitment Bonus of £15,000 and financial support for relocation of up to £8,000, we are proud to offer flexible working opportunities as part of our new ways of working.

Main duties of the job
  • To deliver a quality clinical service and be actively involved in the strategic development of the team and broader services
  • To provide medical input as required to patients under care of the Community Mental Health Team and attend CPAs and provide urgent assessment/advice as required
  • To lead regularly on screening of new referrals to the team and assessment of new referrals
  • To visit patients at home as requested by the CMHT or General Practitioners and be available to see patients elsewhere in the community, for example in police stations
  • To attend Trust meetings including Strategic Development Meetings, Clinical Governance Meetings within the Service Line and other meetings as requested
Working for our organisation
We are Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust (KMPT), providing mental health, learning disability, substance misuse and specialist services across Kent and Medway, with a population of 1.8 million. Each year we care for over 2,000 people in our hospitals and 54,000 people in the community. Our mission is to provide 'brilliant care through brilliant people.'
Here are just some of our Benefits:
  • A Recruitment Bonus of £15,000 and financial support for relocation of up to £8,000*
  • Easy access to inhouse research team and academic opportunity through Kent's own Medical school
  • Generous annual leave and study leave entitlement and access to the fantastic NHS pension scheme
  • Flexible working - just ask and we will try to help
  • Excellent Learning and Development opportunities - We offer doctors at all grades the chance to engage in leadership, educational, research, quality improvement development and seek growth opportunities tailored to their areas of interest
  • Free access to an independent counselling service
  • Blue Light Card - A discount service for the NHS, with thousands of amazing discounts
  • Car lease scheme
  • A variety of staff network forums which empower, support and encourage network members and allies, to reflect KMPT values and promote equality and diversity.
*If you would like further information, or to know the full terms of the Recruitment Bonus and/or Relocation Allowance, then please contact our Medical Staffing Team: Apply

Detailed job description and main responsibilities
It is envisaged that the post holder will work 10 programmed activities (PA) over 5 days. The postholder will join the Consultant on-call rota. This is currently remunerated with 3% Category A supplement and 0.5 PA in addition to 10 PA sessions. Part time or job-share applications are welcome.
For detailed information regarding the role, please refer to the attached job description and person specification. The job description will provide you with the main duties and responsibilities of the role. The person specifications will detail the qualifications, knowledge, skills and experience required for the role.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • MBBS or equivalent medical qualification
Desirable criteria
  • Qualification or higher degree in medical education, clinical research or management.
  • MRCPsych or MRCPsych equivalent approved by the Royal College of Psychiatrists.
  • Additional clinical qualifications

Essential criteria
  • Fully registered with the GMC with a licence to practise at the time of appointment.
  • Included on the GMC Specialist Register OR within six months.
  • Approved clinician status OR able to achieve within 3 months of appointment
  • Approved under S12 OR able to achieve with 3 months of appointment
Desirable criteria
  • In good standing with GMC with respect to warning and conditions on practice
Clinical Skills, Knowledge & Experience

Essential criteria
  • Excellent knowledge in specialty
  • Excellent clinical skills using bio-psycho-social perspective and wide medical knowledge
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English
  • Able to manage clinical complexity and uncertainty
  • Makes decisions based on evidence and experience including the contribution of others
  • Able to meet duties under MHA and MCA
Desirable criteria
  • Wide range of specialist and sub-specialist experience relevant to post within NHS or comparable service
Academic Skills & Lifelong Learning

Essential criteria
  • Able to deliver undergraduate or postgraduate teaching and training
  • Participated in continuous professional development
  • Participated in research or service evaluation
  • Able to use and appraise clinical evidence
  • Has actively participated in clinical audit and quality improvement programmes
  • Ability to work in and lead team
  • Demonstrate commitment to shared leadership & collaborative working to deliver improvement
Desirable criteria
  • Able to plan and deliver undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and training relevant to this post
  • Reflected on purpose of CPD undertaken
  • Experienced in clinical research and / or service evaluation
  • Evidence of achievement in education, research, audit and service improvement: awards, prizes, presentations and publications.
  • Has led clinical audits leading to service change.
Trust Values:
We are creating an environment for equal opportunities for all, where we can ALL be ourselves. We take pride in our services - which are underpinned by our Trust values:
  • Respect - We value people as individuals, we treat others as we would like to be treated.
  • Openness - Work in a collaborative, transparent way.
  • Accountability - We are professional and responsible for our actions.
  • Working together - We work together to make a differen

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Job Details

Consultant Psychiatrist - Medway Community Mental Health Team

Gillingham, Dorset, Englandd Kent & Medway NHS & Social Care Partnership Trust
£93666.0 - 126281.0 Per year
Job level
Other Qualified Professional
Full time
28 Mar 2024
27 Apr 2024

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