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Specialist Grade Psychiatrist - Ashford Community

Kent & Medway NHS & Social Care Partnership Trust
£83,945 to £95,275 per annum
Closing date
23 Jul 2024
This post is suitable for an experienced Specialist Grade Psychiatrist who would like to work alongside a Consultant Psychiatrist for the community of Ashford in East Kent.

The Ashford Team comprises of two parts, Mental Health Together (MHT) and Mental Health Together plus (MHT +). Both MHT and MHT + have been divided into pathways and streams respectively. In the role of prescriber, you would be expected to support and screen requests to see patients from both these parts of the team. You will be working alongside the other prescribers in the team, namely:

1 full time Consultant Psychiatrist.

1 Full time SAS doctor (this post)

1 Non-Medical Prescriber

***Successful applicants must have completed a minimum of 12 years' medical work (either continuous period or in aggregate) since obtaining a primary medical qualification of which a minimum of six years should have been in a relevant specialty in the Specialty Doctor and/or closed SAS grades. Equivalent years' experience in a relevant specialty from other medical grades including from overseas will also be accepted.***

Main duties of the job

The current team case load varies between 500-600 cases with a referral of approx. 5 cases per day. The doctor will work according to the new community mental health framework (CMHF) which has introduced Mental Health Together and Mental Health Together +. The post holder would be expected to hold a small caseload of standard care patients who only require medical input prior to transfer to primary care.

The post holder will be expected to take an active leadership role in the screening of referrals as well as assessment of new referrals.

The post holder will attend Trust management meetings as appropriate.

The post holder will provide teaching and training to Trust staff when time allows.

The post holder should have the ability to travel to all locations of the Trust in order to be able to undertake their duties. There is an expectation that patients will travel to the clinic base and where this is not possible, the post holder will be required to travel to them, as well as other places for work and training purposes. All expenses will be reimbursed according to national guidelines and trust policy.

While primarily responsible for delivering a quality clinical service, the post holder is also expected to be actively involved in the strategic development of the team and broader services, being involved with the team manager and locality manager in helping to steer the development of the service in line with the strategic direction of the organization.

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 pending approval from the Royal College.

Please see attached detail person specification.

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:
  • 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

Person Specification



  • MB BS or equivalent medical qualification.


  • Qualification or higher degree in medical education, clinical research or management.
  • MRCPsych
  • Additional clinical qualifications.



  • Fully registered with the GMC with a license to practice at the time of appointment.
  • Completed a minimum of 12 years' medical work (either continuous period or in aggregate) since obtaining a primary medical qualification.
  • A minimum of six years in the relevant specialty in the Specialty Doctor and/or closed SAS grades. Equivalent years' experience in a relevant specialty from other medical grades including from overseas will also be accepted.
  • To be section 12(2) MHA 1983 approved .


  • In good standing with GMC with respect to warning and conditions on practice.
  • Approved Clinician (AC) status/approval and be on the AC register or working towards AC status.



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

Employer details

Employer name

Kent & Medway NHS & Social Care Partnership Trust


Eureka Place, Eureka Business Park, Trinity Road, Ashford, TN25 4BY


TN25 4BY

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