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Consultant in General Adult Psychiatry Eating Disorders

NHS Fife
Fife Region
Closing date
23 Jun 2023

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Hospital, Psychiatry, General adult psychiatry
Career Level
Contract Type
Part Time

Applications are invited for a newly created post in our expanded eating disorders specialist service in Fife.  The position is based within the Eating Disorders Advanced Intervention Team (EDAIT).  The post is supported by recovery and renewal funds invested in eating disorders services, and is part of a number of newly created multi disciplinary posts within this team in addition supported by a training strategy.

The EDAIT service covers Fife wide and is based in Cardenden, between Dunfermline and Kirkcaldy, with good public transport links.  EDAIT work with people experiencing moderate to severe difficulties.  The team works closely with the Community Mental Health Teams (CMHTs) and Adult Services Clinical Psychology to provide a range of intensive assessment, treatment and specialist consultancy.  Inpatient care for people with eating disorders is provided by the Regional Eating Disorder Unit (REDU) based at St John's Hospital in Livingston, and the EDAIT service has close links with this service.

This post is for 9 PAs however applicants interested in full-time pattern of working are also invited to approach the service for discussion to explore opportunities for additional PAs.

Fife is a diverse region with vibrant urban centres and areas of natural rural beauty nestling between the large urban populations of Dundee and Perth to the north and Edinburgh to the south, all easily reached by road and rail, with St Andrews to the east.  Its a great place to live and work.  Fife Health & Social Care Partnership is supportive of clinical leadership, promotes a good work life balance through supported job planning and can offer flexibility of compressed working patters, and is heavily involved in teaching.

UK trained candidates must be on the specialist register or within 6 months of an approved CCT at the date of interview.  Non UK candidates must have confirmation from the GMC that CESR has been awarded at the date of application.

Informal enquiries and visits are welcome and should initially be made to: Dr Jackie Drummond Interim Clinical Director, or 01334 696003

NHS Fife is legally obliged to ensure all its employees are legally entitled to work in the United Kingdom.  If you are not a United Kingdom (UK) or Irish National, you are required to confirm your right to work in your application.

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