Consultant Psychiatrist in Perinatal Psychiatry

20 Oakapple Lane, Maidstone
£82,096 - £110,683 pro rata per annum
18 Feb 2021
17 Mar 2021
Career Level
Contract Type
Part Time

Consultant Psychiatrist in Perinatal Psychiatry - West Kent and Medway - 8 PA plus on-call

£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

The Mother and Infant Mental Health Service (MIMHS) is our county wide Specialist Perinatal Mental Health Community service, which specialises in the assessment, diagnosis and short-term care and treatment of women aged 18 and above and their families who are affected by a moderate to severe perinatal mental health illness in the preconception, antenatal and postnatal period.

MIMHS has a proven track record of excellent service development, with an emphasis on co-production. MIMHS has been chosen by NHSE to be an early implementer site for the new Maternal Mental Health Service and in 2018 opened the first Mother and Baby Unit in Kent, for women from Kent, Surrey and Sussex. MIMHS boasts a full multi-disciplinary team including Specialist Nurses, Psychologists, Social Workers, Peer Support Workers, Occupational Therapists, Nursery Nurses, pharmacy support and administrative staff. MIMHS has well established and robust partnership working arrangements with Primary Care colleagues, in particular Specialist Mental Health Midwives.

MIMHS has received further significant NHSE investment in response to the ambitions within the NHS Long Term Plan, which aims to transform specialist Perinatal Mental Health services across England. This additional investment will support further service developments for perinatal mental health services.

MIMHS is also supported by Health Education England HEE with access to specialist perinatal mental health training opportunities.

Information specific to the post

We are looking for a Perinatal Consultant Psychiatrists to join our expanding team. Due to the expansion we are in a position to offer a range of posts to suit the applicants circumstances in locations across East and West Kent and Medway.

Four posts are advertised offering part-time roles with 5, 6 and 8PAs plus 0.5PA and 3% Category A availability supplement for on-call. However applicants looking for other options of part or full-time working or job share are also invited to apply.

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.

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

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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, Dr Rosarii Harte.

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

For further details / informal visits contact:

Dr Sohail Tariq - Consultant Psychiatrist and Clinical Lead
Email address: Telephone number: 01622 723187

Additional contact information

Rose Waters, Service Manager, Specialist Services
Tel: 07919045300 email:

Dr Jonathan Pyott, Assistant Medical Director, Forensic and Specialist Care Group. Tel: 01622 723191 email:

Dr Lona Lockerbie, Care Group Director, Forensic and Specialist Care Group
Tel: 01622 723142 email:

BMJ Ref: BMJ-26654/380-MED-21-007-PERM

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