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LOCUM Consultant Psychiatrist - Ashford Liaison Psychiatry

Employer
Kent and Medway NHS & Social Care Partnership Trust
Location
Ashford
Salary
£88,364 to £119,113 a year per annum pro rata for the duration of the contract
Closing date
19 Oct 2022

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Sector
Hospital, Psychiatry, Liaison psychiatry
Contract Type
Fixed Contract
Hours
Full Time
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Job Details

YOU'RE BRILLIANT and we want you on OUR team

It's time for a new challenge with KMPT in the Garden of England where we combine exceptional professional development opportunities with tremendous quality of life. Within KMPT we have a network of approximately 150 members of medical staff, not including our range of foundation doctors, GP trainees, core trainees and higher trainees.

There are exciting times ahead with the Kent and Medway Medical School now open, a collaboration between Canterbury Christ Church University and the University of Kent with KMPT as one of the NHS partners, inspiring the next generation of medical professionals.

We are also at the forefront of partnership working - an integral part of the Integrated Care System - looking at sustainable health and social care and ensuring the individual is at the centre of everything.

Indulge your passion for research with our internationally known and enthusiastic team, who are involved in a whole host of national and home-grown studies that have the potential to shape future healthcare. You will be very welcome.

Main duties of the job

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.

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.

*Subject to conditions

Successful applicants must have MRCPsych 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 role entails patient contact and therefore, candidates will be required to meet any government requirements for Covid-19 vaccination as a condition of deployment to be appointed. A full course of the Covid-19 vaccination (or where applicable a valid exemption) may be required to be evidenced prior to receiving an unconditional job offer. This requirement is currently under legislative review.

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 astherapy support dogs.

Job description
Job responsibilities

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

Please call to make an appointment to speak to Executive medical director Dr Afifa Qazi or Interim Deputy medical director, Dr Kirsten Lawson.

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
  • MB BS or equivalent medical qualification
Desirable
  • Qualification or higher degree in medical education, clinical research or management
  • MRCPsych or MRCPsych equivalent approved by the Royal College of Psychiatrists.
  • Specialised knowledge of liaison psychiatry service provision
  • Additional clinical qualifications
Eligibility
Essential
  • Fully registered with the GMC with a licence to practise at the time of appointment
  • Included on the GMC Specialist Register OR within six months
  • Approved clinician status OR able to achieve within 3 months of appointment
  • Approved under S12 OR able to achieve with 3 months of appointment
Desirable
  • In good standing with GMC with respect to warning and conditions on practice
Knowledge
Essential
  • Experience of working in liaison psychiatry
  • Completed minimum of three years full-time training in psychiatry
  • Experience of working with older people and skills in cognitive assessment
  • Clinical expertise in the assessment and management of risk
  • Good working knowledge of the interface between the MCA and MHA
  • Excellent clinical skills using bio-psycho-social perspective and wide medical knowledge
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English
  • Able to manage clinical complexity and uncertainty
  • Makes decisions based on evidence and experience including the contribution of others
  • Able to meet duties under MHA and MCA
  • Excellent clinical leadership skills including working as part of an MDT and building relationships with a variety of clinicians
Desirable
  • Endorsement in Liaison Psychiatry from Royal College of Psychiatrists
  • Experience of working with older people and skills in cognitive assessment
  • Experience in working in other specialities
Academic Skills
Essential
  • Able to deliver undergraduate or postgraduate teaching and training
  • Participated in continuous professional development
  • Participated in research or service evaluation
  • Able to use and appraise clinical evidence
  • Has actively participated in clinical audit
Desirable
  • Able to plan and deliver undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and training relevant to this post
  • Reflected on purpose of CPD undertaken
  • Experienced in clinical research and / or service evaluation
  • Evidence of achievement in education, research, audit and service improvement: awards, prizes, presentations and publications
  • Has led clinical audits leading to service change.
Transport
Essential
  • Holds and will use valid UK driving licence OR provides evidence of proposed alternative


BMJRef: BMJ-89066/380-MED-22-043-LOCUM

Company

Kent is a great place to live and work….We’ve got the sea right on our doorstep, areas of natural outstanding beauty and many historic towns. There is something for all your needs. As the gateway to Europe we also boast quick links to France and superb road links to airports.

Excellent transport links mean you can commute to work from London. Or you may be someone who has been doing the commute in the other direction and now want to work closer to home.

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