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Specialty Doctor in Psychiatry - South West Kent CMHT

Kent & Medway NHS & Social Care Partnership Trust
£52,530 to £82,400 a year pro-rata pa
Closing date
2 Jul 2024
This is a 6PA plus 1 PA and 3% Category A availability supplement for on-call post.

Successful applicants must have MRCP or equivalent and be on, or within six months of inclusion on, the Specialist Register and be fully registered with the GMC, as well as Approved Clinician and S12 approval under the Mental Health Act.

Please note that all interviews will be conducted via video link using Life Size, date to be confirmed.

Please note that you will be required to submit an application form for each post you are interested in applying for.

Main duties of the job

  • To provide psychiatric care to patients referred to the SWK CMHT.
  • To provide medical input to the SWK CMHT Team.
  • To ensure effective liaison occurs between mental health services and the acute hospital, and also with other agencies in the voluntary and statutory sectors as appropriate.
  • The post holder undertakes, exceptionally, to perform additional duties in occasional emergencies and unforeseen circumstances.

About us

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 1.8million.

The Trust (rated Good overall by the Care Quality Commission regulator and Outstanding for care) has approximately 3,400 staff covering an area of 1,450 square miles.

You will be joining friendly, passionate colleagues from 52 nations, rich in their diversity, talents and experience, who are committed to providing excellent care to our service users and their loved ones.

We have a team of empathetic leaders inspiring their staff in an environment where everyone is valued and plays a vital role in providing an exemplary service.

Across our communities and within inpatient settings, our workforce is enhanced and strengthened by dedicated peer support workers, people with lived experience, a wonderful team of volunteers and a brigade of pets as therapy support dogs.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Our Benefits

Here are just some of our Benefits:
  • 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 Relocation Allowance, then please contact our Medical Staffing

*Please note this job description is pending approval from the Royal College of Psychiatry*

For detailed information regarding the role, please refer to the attached job description and person specification.

Person Specification



  • MBBS or equivalent medical qualification.


  • Qualification or higher degree in medical education, clinical research or management
  • MRCPsych OR MRCPsych equivalent approved by the Royal College of Psychiatrists
  • Specialist knowledge and experience in adult psychiatry
  • Additional clinical qualifications.



  • Fully registered with the GMC with a licence to practise at the time of appointment.


  • In good standing with GMC with respect to warnings and conditions on practice.
  • Approved under S12 OR able to achieve with 6 months of appointment



  • Holds and will use valid UK driving licence OR provides evidence of proposed alternative



  • Excellent knowledge in specialty
  • Completed minimum of three years full-time training in psychiatry
  • At least 6 months experience of adult psychiatry within the last 5 years
  • Clinical expertise in the assessment and Management of risk.
  • Good working knowledge of the interface between the MCA and MHA.
  • Excellent clinical skills using bio-psycho-social perspective and wide medical knowledge


  • Wide range of specialist and sub-specialist experience relevant to post within NHS or comparable service
  • Endorsement in Adult Psychiatry from Royal College of Psychiatrists
  • Experience of working with Adults and skills in cognitive assessment
  • Experience in working in other specialities



  • 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.


  • 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.



  • Shows empathy and sensitivity
  • Copes under pressure.
  • Works co-operatively in a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Evidence of annual appraisal and commitment to appraisal and revalidation.


  • Manages own time, workload and prioritises work
  • Able to use electronic records and use IT for email, internet and office software



  • Reflects on own performance and behaviour, seeking and acting on feedback.


  • Shows commitment to quality through knowledge of quality improvement and lean thinking methodology OR able to achieve within one year of appointment
  • Able to deputise for consultant psychiatrist.
  • Knowledge of structure and management of the NHS and the Trust.

Employer details

Employer name

Kent & Medway NHS & Social Care Partnership Trust


Highland House, 10-12 Calverley Park Gardens, Tunbridge Wells TN1 2JN

Highland House, 10-12 Calverley Park Gardens, Tunbridge Wells TN1 2JN



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