We are Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust (KMPT), providing mental health, learning disability and specialist services, serving 1.8 million people across the county.
The Trust (rated Good overall by the CQC and Outstanding for care) has 3,283 staff working in 66 buildings across 33 locations, covering an area of 1,450 square miles.
You will be joining friendly, passionate colleagues, rich in their diversity, who are committed to providing excellent care to our service users and their loved ones.
The nature of our work attracts kindness and compassion as standard and everyone from our cleaners and porters to the chief executive and chairman are recognised as playing a vital role in providing an exemplary service.
Innovation is one of our core values and that is demonstrated in some of our award-winning teams.
Our Peer Support Workforce has gained local and national acclaim for working alongside people accessing our services and embodies the reality of recovering lives
Indulge your research interests with our enthusiastic team, who are involved in a whole host of national and home-grown studies with the potential to shape future healthcare.
There are exciting times ahead in 2020 when the Kent and Medway Medical School is set to open, collaboration between Canterbury Christ Church University and the University of Kent with KMPT 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 Sustainability and Transformation Partnership, looking at the way forward for sustainable health and social care.
KMPT is creating an environment for equal opportunities for all, where we can ALL be ourselves.
We take pride in our services – which are underpinned by our values:
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.
Please call Catharine Blackman on 01622 724133 or email email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Telephone number: 01622 723187
Additional contact information
Rose Waters, Service Manager, Specialist Services
Tel: 07919045300 email: rose.waters@.nhs.net
Dr Jonathan Pyott, Assistant Medical Director, Forensic and Specialist Care Group
Tel: 01622 723191 email: email@example.com
Dr Lona Lockerbie, Care Group Director, Forensic and Specialist Care Group
Tel: 01622 723142 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
KMPT Staff Benefits:
NHS pension scheme Your employer pays 14.3% towards your pension and life assurance benefits.
Annual leave for Agenda for Change
On appointment to NHS 27 days for full time or pro rata if part time
After 5 years NHS service 29 days full time or pro rata if part time
After 10 years NHS service 33 days full time or pro rata if part time
Plus bank holidays that’s up to 41 days - more than 8 weeks paid time off!
Medical staff have national Terms and Conditions.
Recommend a friend campaign. Existing KMPT employees could refer a friend from outside of the Trust to the roles below and can receive £1000 if they are successfully recruited; Nursing staff - RMN RGN RNLD - Band 5 and 6, Medical Doctors, Clinical Psychologist and Allied Health Professionals
Flexible working. Job share, term time working, flexible shifts etc. Just ask and we will try to help.
New starter bonus. We value our nurses and the skills they bring therefore we offer New Hire Bonus of £1200 pro rata for band 5 and 6 nursing staff.
Induction. KMPT provides comprehensive Induction programme to support new employees. This ranges from 2 days to 4 weeks dependent on role (not always consecutive days). You may need to travel across site includes Canterbury, Maidstone and Dartford.
Probation Period. New employees external to KMPT are subject to a six month probationary period.
Disclosure and Barring Service Check. Certain roles are subject to criminal record check. You may be required submission of completed Disclosure form to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.
In cases where we receive high volume of applications for a post, we reserve the right to bring the closing date forward.
Your application will be imported from the NHS Jobs website into the trac.jobs recruitment system which we use for managing our recruitment. You will not be able to track the progress of your application through the NHS Jobs website. You will not receive messages or notifications about your job application from NHS Jobs.