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Consultant Adult Psychiatrist ED

Job Reference: 395-28-18MH

NELFT NHS Foundation Trust
The Courtyard, Pudding Lane, Maidstone, Kent ME14 1PA, Maidstone
£77,913 - £105,042

Do you want to be part of an innovative, dynamic organisation that is committed to delivering the best care by the best people? We are looking to appoint people who are as passionate about high quality care as we are.

NELFT provides award winning community and mental healthcare for over 2 million people. We work to ensure our patients, their friends and family, feel confident that their health needs are well met. With an excellent reputation for research and development, our skilled health professionals are at the cutting edge of evidence-based innovation, opening up the possibilities for better ways of working and delivery of care.

We are committed to the delivering the best care for our patients. The successful candidate will share this commitment and demonstrate our Trust values.

We are committed to continuous learning to improve patient outcomes so this means that we are also committed to the professional development of our workforce. We want to ensure you have the opportunity to grow and progress within NELFT, so take the first step on this journey by joining us now.

Consultant Adult Psychiatrist Eating Disorders, Kent & Medway

(Salary range for Consultant posts £77,913- £105,042pa)

Do you want to be part of an organisation that are at the cutting edge of new care models and systems delivering mental health care to children and young people across Kent and Medway? Do you want to innovate and diversify whilst working alongside the wider health and social care teams across the county? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for an Adult Psychiatrist in a new service across Kent and Medway within our Eating Disorders service.

At NELFT we will offer you both professional and personal growth and development with excellent and fully supported CPD and training opportunities including QI, along with dedicated and protected time. We value our staff and are supportive of flexible and part-time working arrangements.

NELFT is rated Good by the CQC and is renowned for providing care to people in the community closer to their homes. We have just acquired and created new posts in the Children and Young People’s Mental Health Services (CYPMHS) in Kent, the Young Persons' Wellbeing Service (YPWS) in Medway and the All Age Eating Disorder Services across Kent and Medway. NELFT also provides award winning community and mental healthcare for over 2 million people in the London Boroughs of Barking and Dagenham, Havering, Redbridge and Waltham Forest. We also provide a number of services across Essex.

Kent “The Garden of England” is an attractive place to live with a great heritage and is a stone’s throw from the continent. The Ebbsfleet/Ashford Eurostar link takes you to Paris, Bruges, Brussels, Lille, Amsterdam and beyond and you can enjoy great weekend/city breaks. There are good transport links to Central London, Surrey and East Sussex. London with its vibrant life of theaters, museums and gastronomic delights for all palates is at a commutable distance. Kent offers good housing opportunities , along with a diverse range of schools, colleges and universities.We will offer a generous relocation package should you require to relocate to Kent.
For further details / informal visits contact:

If you are interested in discussing the opportunities that are available, have professional registration and speak fluent English, please contact Dr Afifa Qazi, Consultant Psychiatrist, Associate Medical Director for Essex and Kent, NELFT via email on or via her P.A. Denise McNamara on 01277 695595.

As an employee of NELFT, you will receive the following benefits:

  • Excellent working environments
  • Agile working with outstanding ICT support
  • A award-winning approach to Equality and Diversity with supportive networks for ethnic minority staff, staff with disabilities and LGBT staff
  • Staff Benefits including NHS Pension, a salary sacrifice car scheme, discount schemes, cycle scheme and Annual Leave Sale / Purchase scheme, trade union membership
  • A focus on staff health and wellbeing featuring subsidised gym membership, access to Mindfulness, walking groups and other wellbeing support.

We have signed the skills pledge and are an accredited Improving Working Lives organisation. We are committed to staff development and offer opportunities which include a wide range of training options and an active Quality Improvement Programme

We are committed to equal opportunities and diversity, are Disability Confident and therefore welcome applications from all sections of the community, people of all protected characteristics. We wish to reiterate that declaring a disability at the point of application, or at any point in a recruitment or selection process, will not count against any individual, nor prevent them from being shortlisted, subject to meeting the minimum criteria of the person specification.

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In the event of a high number of responses to any advert, NELFT reserves the right to close the vacancy early. .

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Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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