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Specialty Doctor - CMHT - Medway

Kent & Medway NHS & Social Care Partnership Trust
£50,373 to £78,759 a year per annum
Closing date
20 Mar 2023

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Specialty doctor
Contract Type
Full Time
We have an exciting opportunity for a Specialty Doctor to join our Community Mental Health Team at Medway, Gillingham, Kent.

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.

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.

MHA Section 12(2) Approval holders will contribute to a middle-tier non-residential on call rota. Specialty doctors who do not hold Section 12 (2) Approval are expected to work towards this and will be supported to do so.

Main duties of the job

  • This is a 10 PA per working week post within the Medway 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. They will be expected to work with other clinicians in keeping with the trust Lone Working Policy.

Please note that all interviews will be conducted via video link using Life Size.

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

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.

Would you like to work flexibly? We understand that people often have various considerations outside work, either personal interests or family commitments, that they need to factor into their working life. We will support you to work flexibly in a way that will suit you and us, and your commitments outside work.

Job description Job responsibilities

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

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.
  • MRCPsych OR a specialist qualification from an EU country that complies with EU directive 2005/36/EU.
Eligibility Essential
  • Fully registered with the GMC with a licence to practise.
  • 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
Transport Essential
  • Holds and will use valid UK driving licence OR provides evidence of proposed alternative
Clinical Skills, Knowledge and experience Essential
  • At least 4 years postgraduate experience, including at least 2 years in core psychiatry training programme
  • Good knowledge in specialty
  • Good clinical skills using bio-psycho-social perspective and wide medical knowledge
  • Good oral and written communication skills in English
  • Postgraduate experience in specialty
Academic skills and life-long learning Essential
  • Participated in continuous professional development
  • Able to use and appraise clinical evidence
  • Has actively participated in clinical audit.
  • Able to deliver undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and training
  • Reflected on purpose of CPD undertaken
  • Participated in research or service evaluation
Professional and personal qualities Essential
  • Shows empathy and sensitivity.
  • Evidence of annual appraisal and commitment to appraisal and revalidation.
  • Able to use electronic records and use IT for email, internet and office software
  • Manages own time, workload and prioritises work
Leadership Essential
  • 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.

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