Specialty Doctor in Forensic Psychiatry

Lanark, South Lanarkshire
£43,246 - £80,643
17 Sep 2021
08 Oct 2021
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Salary - £43,246 - £80,643 per annum plus a High Secure Clinical Responsibility Allowance of £3,336.48 per annum and a 4% on call availability supplement 40 hours per week

Post details:

This substantive Specialty Doctor post is based at Scotland and Northern Ireland’s only high secure psychiatric hospital, The State Hospital at Carstairs. You will work in very well resourced multi-disciplinary teams to deliver high quality care to our patients. The hospital is located in rural South Lanarkshire within easy access of Scotland’s central belt (Edinburgh and Glasgow). Our newly built hospital offers an excellent physical environment for patients, staff, and visitors. In addition to day-to-day service commitments, there are excellent opportunities to develop interests in research, audit, and psychological therapies. Other duties include participation in a quiet, non-residential 1:6 on call rota with prospective cover. We offer a half day per fortnight of “time back” for participation on the on-call rota; this can be combined with SPA time for professional development, for example, to gain experience in other areas of psychiatry, subject to agreement at job planning.


This post would be suitable for applicants with previous experience of psychiatry of CT2 level and upwards, as outlined on the Scottish SMT website http://www.scotmt.scot.nhs.uk

The closing date for applications is 8 October 2021. For an informal discussion, please contact Duncan Alcock, Associate Medical Director on 01555 842013.

Other information:

If you have any queries or require assistance regarding the application form or recruitment process, please contact the HR Team at tsh.jobs@nhs.scot to discuss your requirements.

The post is open primarily to applicants who do not require a work permit for employment within the UK. Applicants who do require a work permit will only be considered if no UK or EEA national is identified for the post. Further immigration information is available at http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/workingintheuk

Please note that due to current restrictions in place for COVID-19, all interviews will be conducted via videoconferencing (Microsoft Teams).

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