Consultant Psychiatrist

NHS Orkney is looking to recruit a Consultant Psychiatrist to join our team here in the Orkney Islands.Orkney is an archipelago of beautiful islands with a deep cultural heritage, a gentle warm welcome and a resourceful community.  The islands have excellent schools, leisure facilities and a wide range of activities including sport (Orkney is planning to host the Islands Games in 2025), music, art, drama; with a range of festivals spread across the year. Stunning wildlife and history, ranging from World Heritage Neolithic sites to World War 2, is all around.  In 2020, Orkney was rated the best place to live in Britain for the 8th year running.

The post holder will be working with a very experienced, skilled and versatile integrated Community Mental Health Team. The team comprises a number of services: substance misuse, older adult mental health, psychological therapy and generic mental health. There is also a CAMHS service supported by a visiting CAMHS psychiatrist and psychologist, with input provided by NHS Grampian.

We have strong links with NHS Shetland Mental Health Services and the post holder will form part of a robust three-way partnership with Shetland and Grampian to ensure that there is the necessary peer/clinical support and supervision required. The post holder will also be working closely with a vibrant Third Sector and local Service User movement in order to tackle mental health stigma and increase local capacity and resilience. We are open to working flexibly with the right candidates.

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An excellent relocation package of up to £8000 is available subject to eligibility

For further information on the post please contact Kevin Fox, Interim Medical Director on 01856 888000 or email  or Lynda Bradford, Head of Health and Community Care on 01856 873535 or

Closing date for applications: Sunday 21st November 2021

Interview Date for applications: Monday 13th December 2021

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Care and Compassion          Dignity and Respect

Openness, Honesty and Responsibility     Quality and Teamwork

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