Locum Specialty Doctor in Community Psychiatry

Dartford, Kent, England
Full time
Job level
Qualified (non-manager)
7 Feb 2020
7 Mar 2020

Job Description

Locum Specialty Doctorwithin the Community Recovery Care Group
for up to 6 months in the first instance, to be reviewed

Arndale House, Dartford- Community & Recovery Care Group

Make a Difference!

We believe in changing lives through giving excellent care that improves people's mental health and now is a great time to be part of the KMPT family and join our 'Outstanding' team.

Dartford, Gravesend and Swanley Community Mental Health Team

The community mental health team service in Dartford, Gravesend and Swanley is a Multidisciplinary team providing services for adults of working age group diagnosed with mental health disorders.

The teams consist of 3 full time consultants, each consultant providing care for each of the 3 localities; Dartford, Gravesend and Swanley.

The Swanley consultant also provides consultant cover for the triage/duty team and the Early Intervention Team (Dartford locality).

This is a 10PA per working week post within the Gravesend locality, providing senior medical input to the community mental health service, including providing initial assessment, offering follow up reviews for patients requiring short-term input from the team and CPA Reviews for patients with long-term needs on the enhanced CPA Pathway.

The post holder will have a joint caseload with other clinicians in the team and they will be expected to work with other clinicians in keeping with the Trust Lone Working Policy


Our community care area includes our rehabilitation services rated as 'outstanding' by the CQC in April 2017 and specialist teams such as 'early intervention in psychosis and Learning Disability Services.

This is a 10 PA post however the Trust would welcome a discussion with individuals looking for a more flexible working pattern to support work-life balance.

Applicants must have full registration with the GMC including licence to practice.

The Trust has now moved to a position where MHA Section 12(2) Approval holders are expected to contribute to a middle-tier non-residential on call rota attracting an extra 1PA in salary. Specialty doctors who do not hold Section 12 (2) Approval are expected to work towards this and will be supported to do so.

The successful applicant will be required to have enhanced clearance from the Disclosure and Barring Service.


We are not just a high-performing NHS trust, we are also a flexible employer that values and invests in our staff. We take pride in our services - which are underpinned by our values:
  • Respect
  • Openness
  • Accountability
  • Working together
  • Innovation
  • Excellence

Joining us will bring other benefits too; Kent is a great place to live and work, combining beautiful countryside and coastline with affordable housing, excellent schools and a range of attractive towns and villages.

To deliver an effective service it is essential that you are able to travel between bases in a timely manner.

For further information regarding the post please contact Dr Maran Muthuveeran, Apply or Catherine Thomas, Interim Medical Recruitment Apply


KMPT is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All information received will be handled carefully and treated with confidentiality.

Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust is a smoke free Trust.

Production of false or forged documents/qualifications in order to obtain employment is a criminal offence and will be reported to the Police.

Ref: 225917817

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