Consultant in General Adult Psychiatry

NHS Fife
24 Jul 2019
20 Aug 2019
FW 109/06/19
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Stratheden Hospital
40 hours/10 sessions

This consultant post is based in North East Fife and will provide a comprehensive General Adult Psychiatry Service in the area.

The service includes inpatient beds in Lomond Ward, Stratheden Hospital with Outpatient Clinics held in St. Andrews Community Hospital and the East Neuk of Fife and various sites within the area.  In Fife there is a consultant body of approximately 30 consultants meeting regularly at the Division of Psychiatry, with Specialists in Old Age Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry, Learning Disabilities, CAMHS, Substance misuse and Eating Disorders.  On call commitment for out of hours is shared between all Consultants, with the exception of CAMHS Consultants.

You will be supported by Junior Medical Staff from the South East Scotland rotational training scheme or General Practitioner Specialist Training Scheme and will be expected to take an active part in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching.  All Junior Medical Staff Posts in Fife are fully accredited by the Royal College of Psychiatrists. 

You should be a fully registered Medical Practitioner and must possess MRC Psych or equivalent qualification and the appropriate CCST (or be eligible for such inclusion within 6 months of the interview date).  

NHS Fife has a number of Family Friendly Policies.

Fife is an area of considerable scenic, historical and cultural interest.  The lovely rural location means that you are within easy travelling distance to St Andrews, Perth, Dundee and Edinburgh, all around the glorious Scottish Countryside.  The Region has a wide range of sporting and leisure activities, including sailing, hill walking, fishing and golf.  There is a choice of quality housing in rural or urban settings and excellent education facilities.

Interview date:  Afternoon of 11th September 2019

Informal enquiries are welcome and can be made by contacting:
Dr Marie Boilson, Clinical Lead on 01592 643355 Ext. 22023
Mrs. Lesley Tweedie, Clinical Services Manager on 01334 696 087
Dr George Howson, Consultant Psychiatrist on 01334 696 353

Application forms and job packs can be requested from and returned in word format by clicking the apply button quoting ref FW109/06/19 by closing date 20th August 2019.

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