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Consultant Psychiatrist in Rehabilitation Psychiatry

NHS Lothian
Consultant Psychiatrist in Rehabilitation Psychiatry, based in the Royal Edinburgh Hospital
Closing date
11 Jun 2022

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Hospital, Psychiatry, Rehabilitation psychiatry
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Full Time
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NHS Lothian

Rehabilitation Psychiatry

Reference: CG2391

NHS Lothian is committed to encouraging equality and diversity among our workforce and eliminating unlawful discrimination. The aim is for our workforce to be truly representative and for each employee to feel respected and able to give their best.

To this end, NHS Lothian welcomes applications from all sections of society.

Applications are welcome for the above Permanent, full time (40 hours per week) post based in the Royal Edinburgh Hospital.

This is a full time (10 Programmed Activities) replacement post in Rehabilitation Psychiatry. The previous post holder has retired. The post is available from appointment.  If interested applicants are looking for a less than full time role we would encourage them to contact us (see below for details).  There are a range of opportunities that would facilitate less than full time working and NHS Lothian psychiatric services have a strong track record in supporting consultants to develop their role and job plan through less than full time work.

NHS Lothian has a very well established psychiatric rehabilitation service.  Based at the Royal Edinburgh Hospital it encompasses a 64 bed inpatient service and a dedicated community rehabilitation service with a case load of c100 people.  Referrals for the inpatient service predominantly come from the acute adult wards that are also based at the Royal Edinburgh Hospital, but direct referrals from community mental health services are also considered.  The inpatient service is split into 5 wards: 1 high intensity mixed ward in a new, purpose built unit, 2 all male wards, 1 all female ward and a new innovative 4 bed ward for people who also have a high level of physical impairments.  The wards have a full range of MDT input: nursing, occupational therapy, clinical psychology, physiotherapy, arts therapy and recreational co-ordinators.  Recent Mental Welfare Commission visit reports highlight the strength of the relationships between staff and patients.  A recent MWC report on care planning in inpatient psychiatric care in Scotland highlighted the rehabilitation service at the Royal Edinburgh as having the highest quality examples they found.

The service benefits from being on site with the largest (and oldest) psychiatric hospital in Scotland.  It has been part of the local community for over 200 years and one of the nicest neighbourhoods in Edinburgh, Morningside, has grown around it.  This provides a supportive and rich local environment to support people in their recovery journey.  The hospital site itself includes a range of charities / third sector providers eg ArtLink, Cyrennians Community Gardens, SAMH ‘HIVE’ activity centre and dynamic volunteer hub open to both staff and patients.  Within 5 minutes walk there are wide range of shops, cafes and community resources.

More detailed departmental and specialty information can be found in the job description available via email address / link below.

Informal enquiries and visits are welcome and should initially be made to:
Dr Andrew Watson, Associate Medical Director, 07866256096
Dr Debbie Mountain, 0131 537 6000

We cannot accept CV’s as a form of application and only a completed online application form will be accepted. Personal information will not be sent with the application for short listing. The application form will be identified by the candidate number only to ensure that all applicants are treated equally. 

Closing Date: 11th June 2022

***PLEASE NOTE: We cannot accept late applications so please ensure your application is submitted early***

Interview Date: 28th June 2022

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