Consultant Psychiatrist - The Beacon, Thanet

Job details
Posting date: 07 January 2020
Salary: Not specified
Additional salary information: £79,860 - £107,668pa
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 09 February 2020
Location: The Beacon, Thanet, Thanet, CT12 6NT
Company: NHS Jobs
Job type: Permanent
Job reference: 380-MED-19-028-PERM

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Want to make a difference to the lives of 1.7 million people?

Exceptional medical leaders needed
It’s an exciting time to join us: we have been rated ‘Outstanding’ by the CQC for Caring and ‘Good’ overall and there is currently increased focus on mental health nationally.

Our innovative psychiatric services within the Community Recovery Care Group (CRCG) are recruiting for talented, dynamic and committed consultant psychiatrists. You will play a key role in helping us deliver an outstanding service through forward thinking, innovation and providing high quality care.

Outstanding and ambitious
We provide mental health, learning disability and substance misuse services as well as other specialist services to 1.7 million people across Kent and Medway.

Why join us?
- We offer support for special interests
- We have a highly commended research team and encourage our staff and patients to become involved in research
- We encourage staff development and have an internal leadership and mentoring programme
- We have teaching opportunities available with links to UK Universities and an international medical school

- We are keen to support teaching, research and special interest sessions.

Nurturing medical leadership
We promote and encourage medical leadership and our new structure provides the opportunity for every consultant to take on a leadership role in service delivery and governance.

We believe in the importance of the medical voice in mental health and have developed a service delivery model where the consultant leads a smaller service unit allowing for leadership and active involvement in service designs and development.

We nurture the potential in each and every person in our teams and consider their personal development as a priority in our service delivery – making you an integral member of our family.

We offer all newly appointed consultants mentoring to support their development as leaders.

Location, Location, Location
As the ‘Garden of England,’ Kent is one of the best places to live and work in the UK with a rich history and excellent connections to London and Europe. Kent offers fantastic lifestyle opportunities, whether you want a weekend break in Paris, activities in Kent’s beautiful countryside or lazy picnic in our beautiful harbour towns.

The county has many areas of outstanding natural beauty and the rolling hills around Kent are perfect for pub lunches and nature walks. We have exceptional country pubs, beautiful countryside, great schools and much more!

Thanet Community Mental Health Team

The post-holder will provide clinical leadership for Community Mental Health Team in Thanet. The total population of Thanet is 140,319 with the 16-65 age population of 85,211. Thanet is known to have a high level of deprivation and this is reflected within the staffing levels of the team.

The post holder will provide clinical leadership within the Community Mental Health Team alongside 3 Consultant colleagues and a non medical prescriber.

Thinking of relocating?
In addition to the £8k relocation expenses to support you in making the move to a new career and home, we offer up to a further £15K towards attracting the most talented staff, in many posts, subject to conditions.

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.

This is a 10 PA plus 0.5 PA and 3% Category A availability supplement for on-call. Part time or job-share applications are welcome.


Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust is a smoke free Trust.

Creating an environment for equal opportunities for all, where we can all be ourselves.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Dr Kirsten Lawson

Assistant Medical Director

Community Recovery Care Group

Mobile: 07552 282 983

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