Consultant Psychiatrist in MHLD

Thanet, Kent
£82,096 - £110,683 per annum
15 Jan 2021
07 Feb 2021
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Consultant Psychiatrist in MHLD - The Beacon, Thanet

£82,096 - £110,683 per annum, plus 0.5PA for on-call and 3% (of a 10 PA 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 Trust provides community mental health services for adults with learning disability through the specialist community Mental Health of Learning Disability (MHLD) teams. This is in keeping with the ‘Valuing People Now’ document, which expects specialist teams to be available to support those who are able to access mainstream services and also provide direct care for those whose needs are complex and cannot be met by mainstream services.

There are currently seven MHLD teams in KMPT, and each team has consultant psychiatrist input and input from a speciality doctor, and/or a CT doctor, and/or a foundation year doctor. Clinical psychologists, trainee psychologists, and MHLD nurse(s) support each of the MHLD localities.

The Trust’s policy on inpatient beds for people with a learning disability has been in line with the Winterbourne View action plan. MHLD will be expected to work closely with its partners, Kent County Council and Kent Community Health Foundation Trust, to ensure people with a learning disability are supported to prevent admissions and where this happens, to make sure outcomes to achieve the aim of the admission are agreed with private providers.

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.

This is a 10 PA plus 0.5 PA and 3% Category A availability supplement for on-call post. Part-time or job-share applications are welcome.

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 26 February 2021.

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Join us.

Please call Catharine Blackman on 01622 724133 or email to make an appointment to speak to Executive Medical Director, Dr Afifa Qazi or Deputy Medical Director, Rosarii Harte, and click on the attached links to find out more.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Dr Maxwell Pickard - Consultant Psychiatrist (Lead Clinician for MHLD services)

Email address:

Telephone number: 01233 658100

Additional contact information

Dr Jonathan Pyott, Interim Assistant Medical Director (Forensic & Specialist Services) Tel: 01622 723191 e-mail: