Consultant Psychiatrist

NHS Tayside
19 Feb 2018
14 Mar 2018
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

We are seeking to recruit a Consultant Psychiatrist in Addictions to fill a post which has arisen following retirement of the existing post holder.

The post is one of four consultant posts within NHS Tayside substance misuse services. This position is based within the Dundee Integrated Substance Misuse Service and the successful candidate will have responsibility for one of two emerging Dundee locality teams.

There will be significant opportunities to lead service development activity both within Dundee and in the wider Tayside area, as well as provide clinical leadership around governance and quality improvement. Furthermore, with strong links to the University of Dundee Medical School and the University`s Division of Neuroscience research facilities, there are opportunities for both under and post graduate teaching as well involvement in addiction related research activity.

The successful candidate will be joining a well-established clinical service consisting of experienced substance misuse nurses, an expanding Non-Medical Prescribing nurse workforce, dedicated pharmacist input, a Specialty Doctor, and General Practitioners with Special Interests. Higher Specialty Trainees are regularly placed with the service. There is access to a Substance Misuse Inpatient facility for patients requiring Tier 4 interventions. You will be working alongside Social Work colleagues and this partnership working will be enhanced with the further development of integrated teams within the Dundee Health and Social Care Partnership.

Dundee is the fourth largest city in Scotland with a population of approx 148,270. Currently undergoing a large scale riverside re-development this vibrant University city has a well established art scene, boasting the internationally renowned Dundee Contemporary Arts Centre as well as the soon to be opened Victoria & Albert Museum.

There are excellent transport links both North and South, as well as easy access to the rugged north east coastline of Fife and Angus, and the mountains of Highland Scotland. Applicants must be on the Specialist Register or be within 6 months of the anticipated award of CCT or CESR (CP) at the date of interview for the post. Informal enquiries are welcome. Please contact Dr Tim Elworthy (Lead Clinician) on ((01738) 474455, or Dr Fiona Cowden on (01382) 424512 or by email to: or

Closing date for applications is 14th March 2018. Interviews are scheduled to take place on 12th April 2018.

For further particulars about the post and information on how to apply please click the apply button or email quoting job reference number AS/25/17 in the subject box.

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