Consultant in General Adult Psychiatry
(10 Programmed Activities - 40 hours) (including up to 2 PA SPA)
Where exceptional Psychiatrists can flourish and really feel at home In NHS Forth Valley we know the radical and transformational difference Psychiatrists make to the lives of their patients. This is why we have developed, and will always strive to maintain a system that allows them to do this work. In NHS Forth Valley we passionately believe in joined-up, holistic care across the whole patient journey. We have resisted the fragmentation of our services.
Our world class trauma psychotherapy service informs everything we do, allowing our Psychiatrists to deliver genuine, trauma informed care. We have a dynamic Consultant workforce and due to the relatively small size and adaptability of our health board our Psychiatrists are able to become effective leaders that can drive through positive changes. In recent years our Consultants have led in reconfiguring our service to provide consistent, tiered, evidenced based treatments for those who experience emotional dysregulation and personality disorder.
Our services are expanding and developing. Due to additional funding, and existing Consultant Psychiatrists wishing to work fewer hours after reaching age 55, we have been able to create new posts. It is anticipated that the previous full-time post holder will remain within the service (on reduced hours) to help the new post holder transition into their role.
This is good for the new Psychiatrist, for our teams and most importantly for the patients we serve. From day one we help all new Consultant Psychiatrists in Forth Valley embark on a journey to develop into the best doctor they can be. We would hope and expect that those we employ are keen to gain extra SPA time for teaching, training, patient safety and service improvement work. Forth Valley offers an unrivalled quality of life being an area of outstanding natural beauty which includes Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. Historic Stirling 'the gateway to the Highlands' has local state schools that consistently feature in the top 20 national league tables. Scotland's major cities, Glasgow & Edinburgh are within one hours travel. Substantial relocation packages are available.
Applicants will be expected to possess the MRCPsych or equivalent. Applicants must possess or be within 6 months of their CCT or CESR (CP) at the time of interview for the post. Applicants are encouraged to visit the Department. Consultant colleagues would welcome the opportunity to discuss the post (and potential service developments) with interested candidates.
For informal enquiries, please contact to Dr Jim Crabb, Associate Medical Director (Mental Health), Consultant Psychiatrist, Tel: 01786 434031 or Dr Nabila Muzaffar, Consultant Psychiatrist & Clinical Director, Tel: 01324 566177 or Dr Lisa Conway, Consultant Psychiatrist & Clinical Director, Tel. 01324 618252.
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