Consultant Psychiatrist in Old Age Psychiatry

Lochgilphead, Argyll and Bute
£78,304 - £105,570
18 Sep 2017
30 Oct 2017
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Full-time – 10 PA’s per week £78,304 - £105,570 per annum

NHS Highland is looking to appoint a new Consultant Psychiatrists to support the mental health teams throughout Argyll & Bute. This new post has arisen due to the major redesign of service that will focus on development of the community mental health teams throughout Argyll and Bute. This post is for 10 programmed activities (sessions) per week and you will be welcomed into a friendly and forward thinking team of consultants where peer support is valued and protected. Development of a special interest will be encouraged. Those preferring to work part time would be encouraged to apply. Applicants must be on the General Medical Council Specialist Register with a Licence to Practice or within 6 months of obtaining CCT at time of interview.

This post is based within the Argyll and Bute HSCP. The post is devoted to the further development of services for the elderly mentally unwell and offers an opportunity to work with a small group of committed clinicians who deliver an excellent standard of care. There will be an opportunity to develop an area wide functional clinic besides coordinating area wide dementia service delivery. One session per week adult liaison/old age liaison in Oban. Dementia clinics will be in Oban, Campbeltown and Lochgilphead. Participation in teaching will be possible. Junior support provided both for inpatients and liaison. 

Argyll and Bute offers an excellent quality of life with particularly good facilities for leisure and recreation but still within easy commuting distance of the central belt and Glasgow airport. There is a frequent ferry service connecting Cowal and Bute with Inverclyde and easy access to the M8 motorway. Quality housing can be bought or rented and the local schools are of a good standard. NHS Highland operates a leased car scheme.

There are excellent facilities for activities such as golf, hill walking, fishing, sailing and water sports. There are clubs for sports such as rugby, football (indoor and outdoor), athletics, netball, rowing and sailing. The area also boasts some of the finest scenery in the country!

For further information and an informal chat, please contact Dr Paul M Sheard, Clinical Director Mental Health on 01546 604908/07920782155 or via email

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Closing date for applications Monday 30 October 2017.

Interviews are anticipated to be held on Tuesday 28 November 2017 in Argyll & Bute.