Consultant Psychiatrist in Old Age Psychiatry - Dover

Dover, Kent, England
Kent & Medway NHS & Social Care Partnership Trust £93666.0 - 126281.0 Per year Full time, Part time Save This Job
£93666.0 - 126281.0 Per year
Full time, Part time
5 Feb 2024
5 Mar 2024

Job Description

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 £15,000 and 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.

Working for our 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 1.8 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 Team:

Detailed job description and main 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 on our website via the 'Apply now' button.

Person specification

- MB BS or equivalent medical qualification.

- 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 with

To Quick Apply, please email your CV to

Ref: 380-MED-23-063-PERM

Job Details

Consultant Psychiatrist in Old Age Psychiatry - Dover

Dover, Kent, Englandd Kent & Medway NHS & Social Care Partnership Trust
£93666.0 - 126281.0 Per year
Job level
Full time, Part time
5 Feb 2024
5 Mar 2024

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