Consultant Psychiatrist

NHS Shetland
Shetland, Shetland Islands
£80,653 - £107,170
16 Nov 2018
09 Dec 2018
IRC 17882
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

A remote and rural adventure awaits...

Consultant Psychiatrist (10 Pas + on call – low intensity) (Ref IRC 17882)

Full time - Substantive position

Further benefits including relocation assistance of up to £8000 available

This is a beautiful part of the world with a satisfyingly different lifestyle from the metropolitan centres. Those who wish to experience a unique work-life balance always thrive here. The diverse nature of Shetland’s culture, the stunning scenery, the wildlife, the local dialects as well as the spread of different islands all make for greater professional and personal challenges. Shetland is a world where wildlife is truly wild - otters and seals play in quiet coves and the air is full of the sound of wild birds crowding the jagged cliffs in huge and noisy colonies. There are regular sightings of killer whales and superb displays of rare sub-arctic flora.

NHS Shetland is the most northerly Health Service in the country and a unique setting in which to develop your career. We are a tight-knit organisation with approximately 700 staff looking after the health needs of some 23,000 people spread across 15 islands. We follow a highly professional ethos that characterises every aspect of our operations.

Your job is to join us in providing primary and secondary mental health care closely integrated with social work and social care to promote mental health and wellbeing to the people of Shetland.

You will be responsible for maintaining close links with NHS Grampian in relation to both service provision and professional development. You will also provide clinical leadership to ensure a modern and responsive service.

Mental Health Services in Shetland are undergoing an exciting period of change and development with significant investment in the service over the last 2 years. You would be working alongside a General Adult Consultant Psychiatrist, a Speciality Doctor, a Consultant Clinical Psychologist, a Clinical Nurse Manager, and an increased number of Community Psychiatric Nurses.  We also have a GP with Special Interest in Dual Diagnosis within the Substance Misuse Recovery team. All in all you’ll find a superb degree of professionalism allied to a practical, resolute approach to the challenges of working in a remote island setting.

For an informal discussion please contact please contact Simon Bokor-Ingram, Director of Community Health and Social Care, on 01595 743087 or email or Dr Marlies Jansen,  Consultant Psychiatrist, 01595 743006  or email

Closing Date:  09/12/2018, Interview Date: 23/01/2019.

For further details and to apply please click the Apply button - if you require assistance with your application please contact us on 01595 743694, or to receive an application form.

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