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Consultant Psychiatrist - Ashford Liaison

Employer
Kent & Medway NHS & Social Care Partnership Trust
Location
Ashford
Salary
£99,532 to £131,964 per annum
Closing date
2 Jun 2024
We are seeking a dedicated Consultant Psychiatrist to join our friendly and supportive team here in Ashford Liaison!

As a Consultant Psychiatrist in Liaison Psychiatry based at William Harvey Hospital in Kent, you will be responsible for delivering a high-quality clinical service and actively involved in the strategic development of the team and broader services.

East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust is a large provider of acute and specialist services that serves a population of over 750,000 across Dover, Canterbury, Thanet, Shepway and Ashford.

You will work collaboratively with one other Consultant Psychiatrist to provide a single point of contact for the mental health needs of patients attending the Emergency Department or admitted to William Harvey Hospital.

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).

Main duties of the job

  • To provide psychiatric care to patients referred to the Liaison Psychiatry Service and contributeto cross cover.
  • To provide medical expertise within the Multidisciplinary Liaison Team.
  • To act as a Responsible Clinician (Approved Clinician status) for patients detained under the MHA to the acute trust.
  • To ensure effective liaison occurs between mental health services and the acute hospital, andalso with other agencies in the voluntary and statutory sectors as appropriate


About us

We are Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust (KMPT), providing vital mental health, learning disability, and specialist services to a population of 1.8 million people across Kent and Medway.

Join our extensive network of medical professionals and contribute to making a positive impact. We offer exceptional professional development opportunities, allowing you to hone your skills while enjoying the high quality of life in the picturesque Garden of England.

Collaborate with the prestigious Kent and Medway Medical School, be at the forefront of integrated care, and prioritise individual well-being. If you're passionate about research, join our internationally recognised team and contribute to shaping the future of healthcare.

You will be joining friendly, passionate colleagues, rich in their diversity, who are committed to providing brilliant care through brilliant people.

Job description

Job responsibilities

*Please note, this job description is currently pending approval from the Royal College of Psychiatrists *

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.

Part time or job-share applications are welcome.

Our Benefits

Here are just some of our Benefits:
  • A Recruitment Bonus of �15,000
  • Financial support for relocation of up to �8,000*
  • Easy access to inhouse research team and academic opportunity through Kents own Medical school
  • Generous annual leave and study leave entitlement and access to the fantastic NHS pension scheme
  • Holiday of a Lifetime Scheme Bank your annual leave to save up for that all important extended break
  • 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:kmpt.medical-recruitment@nhs.net

For detailed information regarding the role, please refer to the attached job description and person specification or search KMPT Careers Job ref: 380-MED-24-017-PERM. 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.

Part time or job-share applications are welcome.

For immediate consideration, please email your CV to helen.frampton1@nhs.net

Interview date TBC.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • MB BS or equivalent medical qualification.


Desirable

  • Qualification or higher degree in medical education, clinical research or management.
  • MRCPsych
  • Additional clinical qualifications.
  • Specialised knowledge of liaison psychiatry service provision


ELIGIBILITY

Essential

  • 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

  • In good standing with GMC with respect to warning and conditions on practice


CLINICAL SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE & EXPERIENCE

Essential

  • 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

  • Wide range of specialist and sub-specialist experience relevant to post within NHS or comparable service
  • Endorsement in Liaison Psychiatry from Royal College of Psychiatrists


ACADEMIC SKILLS & LIFELONG LEARNING

Essential

  • Able to deliver undergraduate or postgraduate teaching and training
  • Ability to work in and lead team
  • Demonstrate commitment to shared leadership & collaborative working to deliver improvement.
  • 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


Desirable

  • 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 or improved outcomes to patients


Employer details

Employer name

Kent & Medway NHS & Social Care Partnership Trust

Address

William Harvey Hospital, Kennington Road

Ashford

TN24 0LZ

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

380-MED-24-017-PERM

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