Consultant in Liaison Psychiatry

£39,930 - £53,834 per annum
11 Aug 2020
08 Sep 2020
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Consultant in Liaison Psychiatry – Maidstone

£39,930 - £53,834 per annum

Plus 0.5PA for on-call and 3% of salary, Category A availability supplement (This is pro rata for part time staff)

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

Welcome to Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust (KMPT) and the new career choice you have (or did not realise you have) been looking for.

COVID-19 has brought with it many challenges but it has also shown us other ways of effective working that look set to be adopted moving forward.

This includes home working and the smart use of technology for both appointments with service users and staying connected to colleagues. Talk to us about how that could make a difference in your life.

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.

We are stronger in our diversity with 52 nations represented and we want the real you to turn up at work; it is an environment where you are encouraged to be yourself.

“I can feel a real shift in feeling safer to speak up @kmptnhs We are getting better at listening without judgement. We are getting better at resisting the urge to jump to action. The networks (BAME, Faith, (dis)Ability and LGBTQ+) are reducing the effects of isolation and broadening views #stilllistening” - Celina on Twitter

We are all responsible for the evolving culture and the movement is tangible.

*Subject to conditions

Information specific to the post
The two West Kent Liaison Psychiatry Services are based at Maidstone Hospital and Tunbridge Wells Hospital in Pembury, which together are provided by Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust.

This new consultant post will assist in the development of an integrated Liaison Psychiatry Service within the acute hospital site. The Liaison Psychiatry Service will provide a single point of contact for the mental health needs of patients aged 18 or over attending the ED or admitted to Maidstone Hospital. This post holder will have direct responsibility for all patients referred aged 18 or over; without upper age limit.

This post is a further phase in the development of liaison psychiatry service in West Kent and it is therefore likely that opportunities will arise to expand the service further.

The service currently consists of the following components:

  • Emergency Department (ED) The purpose of this element of the service is to assess anyone aged 18 or over who presents with a known or suspected mental illness.
  • Hospital Liaison. The aim of this element of the service is to provide specialist psychosocial assessments to inpatients and management advice to general hospital staff for any person aged 18 or over. Currently the service will take referrals of inpatients only.
  • Teaching and training to both mental health and general hospital staff.

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.

To deliver an effective service it is essential that you are able to travel between bases in a timely manner.

Please note that due to the current circumstances and travel restrictions in place, all interviews will be conducted via video link using Life Size on 28 July 2020.

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