Consultants in Old Age Psychiatry
4 Full Time Posts (10 PA, including up to 2 PA of SPA)
Part-time positions negotiable
NHS Forth Valley: Where exceptional Psychiatrists can flourish and really feel at home
We are in an exciting place with regards to Old Age Psychiatry in Forth Valley. Within the next 3 years we will be able to evidence we have the best mental health services in Scotland. To support this goal our Board has invested in new additional Consultant posts. This means we are now one of the best resourced organisations for Old Age Psychiatry Consultants in the country. As well as future proofing our service against the expected increased rates of dementia over the next decade; it will mean that our Consultants will have sufficient SPA time in their job plans to help all of our service become accredited (for providing excellent care) according to the Royal College of Psychiatrists Centre for Quality Improvement Accreditation Standards.
With the creation of new Consultant posts we have the opportunity to be flexible with our medical workforce (for example allowing Consultants to spend relatively more time working in an inpatient setting or the community, or exclusively in either environment). However, based on a traditional post that provides continuity of care and covers both community and inpatient settings each new Consultant post will cover a community population of 7,500 (with Specialty Grade doctor and multi-disciplinary support).
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 are encouraged to visit the department and meet key staff. Informal enquiries should be directed by telephone to Dr. Jim Crabb, Associate Medical Director on 01786 434031.
To apply for this post, please visit the job posting by clicking the apply button.
Interview date: Tuesday 3rd November 2020
Please quote reference number 029571 on all correspondence.
Closing date: Thursday 8th October 2020