Consultant in Old Age Psychiatry Permanent, full and part time opportunities

NHS Fife
14 May 2018
05 Jun 2018
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Fife is known for its history, culture and natural beauty, and is a great place to live and work. It is an exciting time to work in Fife with the Health & Social Care Partnership and Health Board sharing the same boundary, offering real opportunities for integrated services to improve patient care. The Health & Social Care Partnership encourages Consultant career development and you will be supported in providing strong clinical leadership.

This post offers scope for teaching links within the Universities of Edinburgh, St Andrews and Dundee. Flexible working arrangements complement the good work life balance that this mixed rural-urban area offers, with ready access Dundee and Edinburgh, good local schools and economical housing.

Within Fife, there is a consultant body of around 30 consultants in the Division of Psychiatry, with specialists in General Adult Psychiatry, Forensic, Learning Disabilities, CAMHS, Substance Misuse and Eating Disorders as well as Old Age Psychiatry. 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 you will be expected to take part in teaching. All junior medical posts in Fife are fully accredited by the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

Old Age Psychiatry in Fife is currently undergoing an exciting period of service development and all posts offer the opportunity to be involved in shaping mental health care for Older Adults in the region.

Post B is a full time Old Age Psychiatry post, based in North East Fife with inpatient beds in Stratheden Hospital, Cupar. Outpatient work is across North East Fife and is supported by multidisciplinary teams including the Intensive Home Treatment Team, CPNs, Dementia Post Diagnostic Support, Psychology and Occupational Therapy.

Informal enquiries about Old Age Psychiatry posts should be made in the first instance to Dr Katie Paramore, Clinical Lead, on 01592 643355 ext 22034.

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

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.

Application forms should be obtained and submitted electronically by clicking the apply button quoting Reference Number and Post. An information pack can be obtained at the same email address. You should ensure within the application form you include the names and email address’ of three referees, one of which should be your current or most recent employer.

Closing Date: Tues 5th June 2018
Interviews will take place on Thursday 12th July 2018

Details of all NHS Scotland Medical Vacancies can be found at

NHS Fife is an equal opportunities employer and operates a no smoking policy.

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