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Consultant Psychiatrist - General Adult

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Job Description

An exciting NHS job opportunity for overseas Consultants in General Adult Psychiatry who want to establish themselves in the UK, and grow their consultant career. The post is suitable for candidates holding specialisation in the EEA, or for experienced IMGs looking to complete CESR.

This job opportunity will give General Adult Psychiatrist the chance to work for an established NHS Trust that provides brilliant care for their patients. This NHS Trust has been rated "outstanding" for caring, and "good" overall by the CQC. The NHS Trust values their workforce and offers a range of ongoing benefits - from an active health and wellbeing programme to regular recognition events, and many more!

Specialty Doctors who are ambitious to complete CESR and work towards becoming a consultant will also be supported in this role. Section 12 and AC will also be supported. 

The NHS Trust provides mental health, learning disability and specialist services, serving 1.8 million people across the county. The Trust is rated Good overall by the CQC and Outstanding for care, and currently has 3,300 staff working across 33 locations, covering an area of 1,450 square miles. The NHS Trust is commissioned to provide secondary mental health services across their area, both in community and within inpatient settings.

The NHS Trust has 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 their communities and within inpatient settings, their workforce is enhanced and strengthened by peer support workers, a brigade of PAT dogs and their wonderful team of volunteers. The KMPT's aim is to deliver quality services through working in partnership, creating a dynamic system of care so people receive the right help at the right time in the right setting with the right outcome. 

Anyone would be lucky to be joining a friendly, passionate colleagues from 52 nations, rich in their diversity, talents and experience, who are committed to providing excellent care to the Trust's service users and their loved ones.


The Team is a group of excellent & hardworking doctors that provides service in a town with a population of 100,000 with the 16-65 population of 61,000. There are two full time Consultants covering the Community Mental Health Team (this post being one of them). The Community Mental Health team comprises: Operational team managers, Service manager, CPNs, STR Workers, Non-medical prescriber, psychological therapists, and admin staff.

The community mental health team accept referrals from varies agencies including General practitioners, IAPT services, secondary and tertiary agencies. The current caseload is approx. 650 with a referral rate of approximately 4-6 patients per day. Inpatient services are provided in a new purpose-built 40-bedded unit four miles from the team base. A dedicated inpatient consultant psychiatrist and related team provide care for inpatients. The team is also supported by a CRHT service, which deals with all crisis referrals from 9am to 9pm with an on-call service thereafter. 

The post holder will have access to dedicated admin with a ratio of 3:1, with consultants also having full access to a secretarial pool for all preparation of letters and reports etc. The post holder is expected to manage, appraise and give professional supervision to junior medical staff as agreed between consultant colleagues and the medical director and in accordance with the Trust’s personnel policies and procedures. The post holder needs to ensure that junior medical staff working with the post holder operate within the parameters of the New Deal and are Working Time Directive compliant.


The area is a family-friendly county with first class state and independent schools and affordable housing. The average house price in the area is £360,000, so you get a lot of brick (and green space) for your buck compared to neighbouring regions. The countryside is unspoiled and attractive and there are excellent beaches within easy reach. 

In addition to the ones mentioned above, the area also has breathtaking castles, cathedrals and country houses bursting with history plus the mighty Bluewater shopping centre and a plethora of further choices for retail activities. There is a wealth of activities to keep little ones occupied and then you have the 350 miles of beaches, cliffs and coves; a coastline that is both stunning and stimulating, whatever the weather is!


The NHS Trust believes that research and training has always led to better treatments and services to help people experiencing mental ill health. The Trust is a market leader, renowned for their ground-breaking research and the bespoke training programmes that they offer to help other healthcare providers improve the services they offer. The Trust's training programmes provide a range of learning and development opportunities to enhance the knowledge, skills and awareness of mental health practitioners in the assessment of clinical risk and the development of recovery focused mental health care.

There are exciting times ahead as the Trust's Medical School is set to open, a collaboration between two universities, inspiring the next generation of medical professionals. The NHS Trust is 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.

Indulge your research passion with the Trust's enthusiastic team, who are involved in a whole host of national and home-grown studies with the potential to shape future healthcare.

Specialty Doctors who are ambitious to complete CESR and work towards becoming a consultant will also be supported in this role. Section 12 and AC will also be supported. 


EEA Candidates:

  • Experience of working in General Adult Psychiatry
  • Board Certified Specialist in General Adult Psychiatry

Non-EEA Candidates:

  • MRCPsych
  • Experience of working in General Adult Psychiatry

UK based applicants

  • Experience of working in General Adult Psychiatry
  • Within 12 months of completing CCT
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