Consultant in Old Age Psychiatry

NHS Grampian
04 May 2018
08 Jun 2018
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

You are invited for this Consultant post. Applicants will hold a CCT, will be on the GMC's Specialist Register or will be eligible for inclusion on the Specialist Register in Old Age Psychiatry. Applications are welcome also from Doctors who will obtain CCT in Old Age Psychiatry within six months of the interview date for this post.

We are pleased to be able to offer this whole time post as a result of the current post holder retiring. It covers a population of approx 9600 over 65’s covering West of Moray (with a second Old Age Psychiatrist caring for those in East Moray), with beds in Dr Gray’s Hospital, Elgin and Seafield Hospital, Buckie.

This post is based at Dr Gray’s Hospital, Elgin, a modern District General Hospital with a range of specialties and diagnostic facilities. One of the attractions of working in Moray is a tradition of close working with colleagues from General Practice and the local authority. Since April 2016 this has been formalised as an Integrated Joint Board.

The Royal Burgh of Elgin thrives as a centre of administration, education, tourism and trade with agricultural, service and textile industries. Situated in Scotland’s Castle and Whisky country, the area offers a wide range of recreational activities such as golf, fishing, hill walking, surfing, canoeing, cycling, horse riding and winter sports. This is an opportunity to live and work in a beautiful part of Scotland that offers a great quality of life and has good transport links with the rest of the UK.

You will be expected to contribute to undergraduate and postgraduate teaching. You will be expected to register with the Continuing Professional Development Programme of the Royal College of Psychiatrists for which all costs will be met by NHS Grampian. There are opportunities for research and close links exist between the Service and the Departments of Mental Health and Psychology of the University of Aberdeen. You will be expected to contribute to audit and other elements of clinical governance.

A detailed job plan will be agreed with you at the time of appointment to meet service needs, taking account of the experience, skills and interests of the candidate and how they can best be used within the consultant team. You will be expected to engage in annual appraisal towards revalidation.

The post is advertised as whole time. Candidates unable to work whole time for personal reasons will be eligible to be considered for the post and, if appointed, an appropriately amended job description will be agreed.

Informal enquiries are welcomed by: Mrs Pamela Cremin, Mental Health Service Manager, Dr Gray’s Hospital Tel 01343 567248. Dr Ann Hodges, Consultant Psychiatrist & Clinical Director, Dr Gray’s Hospital. Telephone 01343 567256 Dr Adetokunbo Osunrinade, Consultant Psychiatrist, Dr Gray’s Hospital. Telephone 01343 567023 Dr Alastair Palin, Associate Medical Director, Royal Cornhill Hospital. Telephone 01224 557600.

Full registration with a licence to practise with the GMC is required. For more information visit

Apply for this post by clicking the apply button. Closing date: 8 June 2018.