Consultant in General Adult Psychiatry

NHS Fife
14 Feb 2018
28 Feb 2018
Career Level
Contract Type

Fife is an area of considerable scenic, historical and cultural interest and a
great place to live and work. This is an exciting time to work in the region within the Health & Social Care Partnership. Fife has the unique advantage of the Partnership and Health Board having the same boundary, so integration offers real opportunities to look at the whole picture of care from a patient’s perspective. The Health & Social Care Partnership supports and encourages Consultant career development. In addition, you will be supported in providing strong clinical leadership.

This post offers ample scope for teaching with links with the Universities of
Dundee, Edinburgh and St Andrews. Flexible working models are in operation, complementing the good work life balance that this mixed rural urban area offers, with ready access to the cities of Dundee and Edinburgh, good local schools and economical housing.

Within Fife, there is a consultant body of approximately 30 consultants meeting regularly at the Division of Psychiatry, with Specialists in Old Age Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry, Learning Disabilities, CAMHS, Substance misuse and Eating Disorders. The On Call commitment for out of hours is shared between all Consultants, with the exception of CAMHS Consultants and is currently 1 in 18.

There is support from Junior Medical Staff from the South East Scotland rotational training scheme or General Practitioner Specialist Training Scheme and will be expected to take an active part in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching. All Junior Medical posts in Fife are fully accredited by the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

This post is a split general adult sector based (8PA) and academic post (2PA).

Inpatients beds are at Whytemans Brae Hospital, Kirkcaldy. There are two
protected academic sessions with St Andrews University. St Andrews University is the oldest university in Scotland and the third oldest university in the English speaking world.

Applicants with appropriate qualifications who are progressing towards
an Article 14 application are welcome to make enquiries.

Informal enquiries about Adult Psychiatry posts in the first instance
to Dr Marie Boilson, Clinical Lead on 01592 643355 ext 22023.

For an application pack please email quoting
the advert reference number and pack you would like sent.

To apply for this position, please click the Apply button.

We do not accept CVs. Applications maybe considered on a job share basis.

Applicants who are within 6 months of CCT date from the date on interview are also invited to apply. These posts may be eligible for Tier 2 Sponsorship if no suitable UK or EEA applicant is identified.

Closing date: 28 February 2018.

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