Consultants in Older Adult Psychiatry

NHS Highland
Highland and Western Isles
03 Sep 2021
29 Oct 2021
Contract Type
Full Time




Full Time Permanent

£84,984 – £112,925 per annum


Based at New Craigs but covering:




We are currently seeking 2 permanent Older Adult Psychiatry Consultants to join our team dedicated to the delivery of older adult mental health services in the Highlands.   Ideally you will be a motivated individual with previous leadership experience and proven track record of working cohesively as part of a team dedicated to ensuring seamless service and person-centred approach to older adults experiencing both functional and organic mental health problems.    

The role is varied with the successful candidate having opportunity to work across community and inpatient services providing continuity of care for patients regardless of physical location. The posts provide a 8:2 split between Direct Clinical Care and SPA sessions.   

It is an exciting time to be working in Older Adult mental health services as the service is being reviewed and there is ongoing development underway to standardise the approach in line with best practice, national and local strategy.   Recent in-house developments include a stress and distress service including nurse led care home liaison.  In addition there are early plans to standardise the implementation of psychological interventions for people experiencing symptoms of stress and distress secondary to dementia.    

The post provides opportunity to work with colleagues contributing to the continuous development of Older Adult Psychiatry across North Highland. 

Post holders will be encouraged to develop a special interest in keeping with the needs of the service, and will participate in CPD and peer supervision.  Consultant peer groups meet regularly and there are regular educational events organised as part of our in-house programme.

For further information please contact Dr Dirk Maliepaard, Clinical Lead for Older Adult Mental Health - Telephone 01463 704650 or Teresa Green, Service Manager Older Adult Mental Health Services on 01463 253646. 

Closing Date: Friday 1st October 2021

Interview Date: Friday 29th October 2021