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Specialty doctor in LD/Forensic Unit

Kent and Medway NHS & Social Care Partnership Trust
Dartford, Kent
£52,530 to £82,400 Per annum pro rata for the duration of the contract
Closing date
5 Mar 2024

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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, Locum 6 month fixed term post.

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 all interviews will be conducted via video link using Life Size, date to be confirmed.

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

About us

Working for your organisation

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 as therapy support dogs.

Job description
Job responsibilities

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

Please call Catharine Blackman on 01622 724133 or email to make an appointment to speak to Chief Medical Officer-Dr Afifa Qazi or Interim Deputy Chief Medical Officer (Workforce)-Dr Mohan Bhat.

Person Specification
  • MBBS or equivalent medical qualification.
  • MRCPsych OR a specialist qualification from an EU country that complies with EU directive 2005/36/EU.
  • Fully registered with the GMC with a licence to practise at the time of appointment.
  • In good standing with GMC with respect to warnings and conditions on practice.
  • Approved under S12 OR able to achieve with 6 months of appointment
  • Holds and will use valid UK driving licence OR provides evidence of proposed alternative
  • At least 4 years postgraduate experience, including at least 2 years in core psychiatry training programme
  • Good knowledge in specialty
  • Good clinical skills using bio-psycho-social perspective and wide medical knowledge
  • Good oral and written communication skills in English
  • Postgraduate experience in specialty
  • Participated in continuous professional development
  • Able to use and appraise clinical evidence
  • Has actively participated in clinical audit.
  • Able to deliver undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and training.
  • Reflected on purpose of CPD undertaken.
  • Participated in research or service evaluation
  • Shows empathy and sensitivity.
  • Copes under pressure.
  • Works co-operatively in a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Evidence of annual appraisal and commitment to appraisal and revalidation.
  • Manages own time, workload and prioritises work
  • Able to use electronic records and use IT for email, internet and office software
  • Reflects on own performance and behaviour, seeking and acting on feedback.
  • Shows commitment to quality through knowledge of quality improvement and lean thinking methodology OR able to achieve within one year of appointment
  • Able to deputise for consultant psychiatrist.
  • Knowledge of structure and management of the NHS and the Trust.

Employer details
Employer name

Kent & Medway NHS & Social Care Partnership Trust


Tarentfort Centre, Bow Arrow Lane, Dartford, Kent DA2 6PB

Tarentfort Centre, Bow Arrow Lane

Dartford, Kent


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