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Deputy Chief Medical Officer (Clinical Quality & Safety)

Kent & Medway NHS & Social Care Partnership Trust
£88,364 to £119,133 a year pro rata per annum
Closing date
30 Jan 2023

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Deputy Chief Medical Officer (Clinical Quality & Safety) with Consultant Psychiatrist post

It's time for a new challenge with KMPT in the Garden of England where we combine exceptional professional development opportunities with tremendous quality of life.

With a new medical management structure in place, we are looking to recruit a Deputy Chief Medical Officer to support the Chief Medical Officer with the delivery of the quality and safety agenda across the organization. You will have an excellent opportunity to work alongside and be accountable to our Chief Medical Officer, Dr Afifa Qazi, who has been awarded the prestigious Psychiatrist of the year award for 2022 by the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

The postholder will be expected to deliver in a clinical post (0.5PA) alongside the Deputy Chief Medical Officer role. A range of clinical posts are available across the organisation for this role. All interested candidates are advised to contact Dr Afifa Qazi and Catharine Blackman to discuss potential clinical positions.

The renumeration for this post is 10 PA plus 0.5 PA and 3% Category A availability supplement for Consultant on-call and 2 PAs plus a responsibility payment of 10% for the 5 PA DMO role.

Main duties of the job

This is a full time consultant level post, working 0.50 WTE as Deputy Chief Medical Officer with the expectation that the other 0.50 WTE will be delivered in a clinical role. Clinical opportunities are available across adult and older adult psychiatry services which can be linked to the DMO posts. A list of current vacancies will be provided to short-listed candidates prior to interview.

As well as a new hire bonus (£15,000*) and financial support for relocation (up to £8,000*), we want to understand what flexibility means to you. Is it a nine-day fortnight or condensed hours? Do you have caring responsibilities? Is there a certain day you cannot work for personal reasons? Talk to us.

*Subject to conditions

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

The interview process will include focus groups and a formal panel interview, date to be confirmed.

Please include the post(s) title that you are applying for at the top of your supporting information within your application form.

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.

There are exciting times ahead with the Kent and Medway Medical School now open, a collaboration between Canterbury Christ Church University and the University of Kent with KMPT as one of the NHS partners, inspiring the next generation of medical professionals.

We are also at the forefront of partnership working - an integral part of the Integrated Care System - looking at sustainable health and social care and ensuring the individual is at the centre of everything.

Job description Job responsibilities

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

Please call Catharine Blackman on 01622 724133 or email to make an appointment to speak to Chief Medical Officer, Dr Afifa Qazi.

What a place to live and work

We are a family-friendly county with first class schools and affordable housing.

The transport links to and from London and the continent are fantastic; and we have towns that have been voted the best places to live in the whole of the country with warm and welcoming communities. Kent has breath-takingcastles, cathedrals and country houses bursting with history plus shopping, and restaurants and bars to suit every taste. Every conceivable sports and leisure activity is also available to keep you and the little ones occupied and thenyou have the 350 miles of beaches, cliffs and coves; a coastline that is both stunning and stimulating, whatever the weather. Plus the green and pleasant countryside that gives the area its Garden of England title. To put it simply, youwont want to leave.

Within KMPT, you will find networks which will support you to be the very best version of you. These include faith, disability, LGBTQ+ and black, Asian and minority ethnics.

Mental health and physical wellbeing support is a priority for KMPT with advice and support readily available to ensure you take care of you as well as you do your patients. The health and wellbeing of you and your family is ofparamount importance to us.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • MBBS or equivalent medical qualification.
  • Evidence of post registration training and development
  • Formal management/leadership qualification or equivalent level of experience and proven ability to perform at this strategic level.
  • Qualification or higher degree in medical education, clinical research or management.
  • MRCPsych
  • Additional clinical qualifications.
Knowledge/experience Essential
  • Experience of clinical or professional leadership role within services
  • Good understanding of change management
  • Experience of developing and maintaining effective partnerships with stakeholders in the redesign of services
  • Ability to engage with staff and motivate to improve performance.
  • Thorough knowledge of Mental Health Act and Mental Capacity Act legislation
Skills Essential
  • Understanding of national policy and understanding of regulatory framework for Foundation Trusts
  • Ability to communicate clearly and openly with staff at all levels, from the Executive Team to frontline staff.
  • Ability to communicate complex information clearly
  • An open and facilitative style of leadership
  • Ability to hold others to account
  • Positive use of self-reflection and commitment to team working and continuous learning
  • An excellent understanding of effective systems for integrated governance and the management of clinical and non-clinical risks.
  • Strong performance management skills combining clarity around expectations, direction and holding others to account within local and national frameworks
  • Full driving licence
  • Ability to analyse and interpret performance and financial information, excellent numerical and presentational skills
Appraoch/values/personal attributes Essential
  • Can use constructive criticism for development and openly seeks to review and reflect on own style and presentation
  • Resilient and self-motivated with drive and vision that is able to work on own initiative and manage a range of priorities across competing agendas
  • Commitment to the aims and values of the NHS combined with high personal integrity
  • Empathy towards the needs of people using mental health and related services, and a vision of how services can make step changes for improvement
Eligibility Essential
  • Fully registered with the GMC with a licence to practise.
  • 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
  • In good standing with GMC with respect to warning and conditions on practice

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