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Consultant Psychiatrist in Old Age Psychiatry - Dover

Kent and Medway NHS & Social Care Partnership Trust
Dover Kent
£93,666 to £126,281 per annum
Closing date
27 Feb 2024

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Are you a passionate geriatric psychiatrist seeking a leadership role with impact?We're seeking a dedicated Consultant to join our vibrant team in Dover & Deal, in the 'Garden of England'.

The Community Mental Health Care Group Older Persons (CMHCGOP) for Dover and Deal is a joint team providing a comprehensive psychiatric assessment and treatment service for the over 65 year old population in the Dover and Deal areas.

As a Consultant Psychiatrist in Old Age Psychiatry, you will have the opportunity to make a real impact on the lives of the people we care for, while enjoying a fulfilling career with exceptional professional development opportunities. You will be joining a dedicated, professional and supportive team alongside one Consultant colleague.

Successful applicants will ideally have MRCPsych or equivalent and be on, or within six months of inclusion on, the Specialist Register. You will be fully registered with the GMC, and have Approved Clinician status and S12 approval under the Mental Health Act (or achieve this within 3 months of appointment).

As well as a Recruitment Bonus of £15,000and financial support for relocation of up to £8,000, we are proud to offer flexible working opportunities as part of our new ways of working.

Main duties of the job
  • To provide psychiatric care to patients referred to the Dover/Deal CMHCGOP, and provide senior medical leadership as part of the multidisciplinary team. The work will consist of holding outpatient clinics (face to face, via video or telephone consultation), home visits and conducting reviews in residential and nursing homes.
  • To conduct MCA and MHA assessments, attend complex case discussions, CPA and 117 review meetings and provide availability for urgent clinical matters.
  • To attend daily RED Board and referral triage meetings, weekly clinical meetings, monthly complex case discussions and governance meetings.
  • To support the team in maintaining the MSNAP accreditation for their Memory Assessment Service.
  • To liaise closely with referrers, allied professionals, Social Services, carers, voluntary organisations, client groups and contribute to multi-agency working.

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 1.8 million. Each year we care for over 2,000 people in our hospitals and 54,000 people in the community. Our mission is to provide'brilliant care through brilliant people.'

Here are just some of our Benefits:
  • A Recruitment Bonus of £15,000 and financial support for relocation of up to £8,000*
  • Easy access to inhouse research team and academic opportunity through Kent's own Medical school
  • Generous annual leave and study leave entitlement and access to the fantastic NHS pension scheme
  • Flexible working - just ask and we will try to help
  • Excellent Learning and Development opportunities - We offer doctors at all grades the chance to engage in leadership, educational, research, quality improvement development and seek growth opportunities tailored to their areas of interest
  • Free access to an independent counselling service
  • Blue Light Card - A discount service for the NHS, with thousands of amazing discounts
  • Car lease scheme
  • A variety of staff network forums which empower, support and encourage network members and allies, to reflect KMPT values and promote equality and diversity.

*If you would like further information, or to know the full terms of the Recruitment Bonus and/or Relocation Allowance, then please contact our Medical Staffing

Job description
Job responsibilities

It is envisaged that the post holder will work 10 programmed activities (PA) over 5 days. The postholder will join the Consultant on-call rota. This is currently remunerated with 3% Category A supplement and 0.5 PA in addition to 10 PA sessions. Part time or job-share applications are welcome.

For detailed information regarding the role, please refer to the attached job description and person specification. The job description will provide you with the main duties and responsibilities of the role. The person specifications will detail the qualifications, knowledge, skills and experience required for the role.

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

Person Specification
  • MB BS or equivalent medical qualification.
  • Qualification or higher degree in medical education, clinical research or management.
  • MRCPsych
  • Additional clinical qualifications.
  • 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
  • In good standing with GMC with respect to warning and conditions on practice
  • Holds and will use valid UK driving licence OR provides evidence of proposed alternative.
Clinical Skills, Knowledge and Experience
  • Excellent knowledge in Old Age Psychiatry
  • 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
  • Wide range of specialist and sub-specialist experience relevant to old age psychiatry post within NHS or comparable service
Academic Skills and Lifelong Learning
  • Able to deliver undergraduate or postgraduate teaching and training
  • Ability to work in and lead team
  • Demonstrate commitment to shared leadership & collaborative working to deliver improvement
  • Participated in continuous professional development
  • Participated in research or service evaluation.
  • Able to use and appraise clinical evidence.
  • Has actively participated in clinical audit and quality improvement programmes
  • 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 or improved outcomes to patients

Employer details
Employer name

Kent & Medway NHS & Social Care Partnership Trust


Coleman House Brookfield Avenue Dover Kent CT16 2AH

Dover Kent

CT16 2AH

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