Consultant Psychiatrist - Swale CMHT

Sittingbourne Memorial Hospital, Sittingbourne
£82,096 - £110,683 per annum
13 Jan 2021
09 Feb 2021
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time
Consultant Psychiatrist - Sittingbourne Memorial Hospital, Swale CMHT

£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

Swale has excellent connections to London, the rest of Kent and Europe via the Channel Tunnel and Ferries. Sittingbourne to London Victoria is 44 miles and about 1 hour by train Swale has lots to offer visitors, from 'Quality Coast Award Beaches' on the Isle of Sheppey and the vast expanse of marshes which are great for bird watching, to the busy towns of Sittingbourne and Faversham, and pretty villages nestling in the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

The Swale Community Mental Health Team and its two consultants Dr Chikkatagaiah and this post are based at the Memorial Hospital in central Sittingbourne. The team is co-located with the older adult community mental health services for Swale. The Swale CMHT is one of the best performing teams in the Trust. The multidisciplinary team serves the population of Sheppey and Sittingbourne. It provides care to patients on CPA pathway and non CPA pathway. The team works in line with the New Ways of Working. You will provide consultation for the patients registered with GPs in your catchment area South Swale-Sittingbourne area.

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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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 Abdulazeez Towobola - Interim Assistant Medical Director

Email address:

Telephone number: 01233 658100

Additional contact information

Dr Shivaram Chikkatagaiah

Consultant Psychiatrist

Clinical Lead for Swale

Tel 01795 418359


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