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Consultant in Psychiatry

Employer
NHS Tayside
Location
Various
Closing date
13 May 2024

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We have an opportunity available in one of the UK’s most up and coming and rapidly developing Cities.

 

NHS Tayside is looking to recruit flexibly to four General Adult Psychiatry posts across Tayside. These posts represent excellent opportunities to strike the perfect work / home life balance for enthusiastic and committed consultant general adult psychiatrists. The posts are fully flexible, and it is widely expected that these will be hugely attractive to a wide range of candidates, from those stepping into their first consultant post, to consultants wishing to expand their professional interests across a range of fields including quality improvement, leadership and medical education.

 

Mental health services across NHS Tayside are undergoing a rapid and intensive period of service improvement and change, developing new models of care providing modernised first-class services to the population of Tayside. We are committed to supporting and developing our medical workforce to ensure a lifelong fulfilling career pathway for all consultants. Job plans can be offered which are flexible, developmental, and fully personalised to the individual consultant.  As such we are able to offer substantive appointees greatly expanded time within the working week for supporting both their own professional and developmental requirements and the wider needs of the service that greatly exceed the standard offer.

 

Post 1.

 

Full time/part-time Consultant in Unscheduled Care and Community Psychiatry, based in Perth and Kinross (typical 8 DCC within a 10 PA full time post (pro rata for part time).

 

This post will be flexibly aligned to the Perth City Community Mental Health Team and to unscheduled care work with both the liaison service and the Perth intensive home treatment team.

 

The community and liaison team are both based in Perth Royal Infirmary with the home treatment team working from Murray Royal Hospital, Perth.

 

Within the community service there is an enthusiastic multidisciplinary team including a consultant, nursing staff and allied health professionals. The clinical work will be a blended model of multidisciplinary direct team supervision, virtual care delivered via video (Near-Me) / telephone and face to face contact either in clinic or through domiciliary assessment as required.  

 

The liaison work will be primarily based in Perth Royal Infirmary, but you will be part of the wider liaison service that also includes Ninewells hospital. This is a new position providing improved support to an experienced nurse led liaison service.

 

The intensive home treatment team is an experienced nurse led service based in Murray Royal Hospital.

 

 

 

Post 2.

 

Full time/part-time Consultant in Unscheduled Care and Community Psychiatry, Dundee (typical 8 DCC within a 10 PA full time post (pro rata for part time).

 

This post will be flexibly aligned to the Dundee East Community Mental Health Team (based in the Alloway Centre site) and to unscheduled care work with the liaison service primarily based in Ninewells hospital.

 

Within the community service there is a passionate multidisciplinary team including 3 other consultants, nursing staff, psychology and allied health professionals. The clinical work will be a blended model of multidisciplinary direct team supervision, virtual care delivered via video (Near-Me) / telephone and face to face contact either in clinic or through domiciliary assessment as required.  

 

The liaison work will be primarily based in Ninewells Hospital, but you will be part of the wider liaison service that also includes Perth Royal Infirmary. The liaison service currently has 1 consultant and several experienced senior nursing staff, but the organisation is looking to expand the team and create a more dynamic unscheduled care service. It is however envisaged this post will focus on liaison care. Following further development of the unscheduled care service this post could be expanded to include other unscheduled care work, but this would be reviewed with the post holder at the time.

 

 

 

Post 3.

 

Full time/part-time Consultant in Unscheduled care, primarily based in Dundee (typical 8 DCC within a 10 PA full time post (pro rata for part time).

 

This post will be flexibly aligned to unscheduled care work between the Crisis Resolution Home Treatment Team (CRHTT) and the liaison service primarily based out of Carseview Centre and Ninewells hospital.

 

The CRHTT service based in Carseview Centre are an enthusiastic multidisciplinary team including 2 other consultants and large nursing team. The clinical work will be a blended model of multidisciplinary direct team supervision, virtual care delivered via video (Near-Me) / telephone and face to face contact either in clinic or through domiciliary assessment as required.  

 

The liaison work will be primarily based in Ninewells Hospital, but you will be part of the wider liaison service that also includes Perth Royal Infirmary. The liaison service currently has 1 consultant and several experienced senior nursing staff, but the organisation is looking to expand the team and create a more dynamic unscheduled care service.

 

 

 

Post 4

 

Full time/part time Consultant in Acute Inpatient Psychiatry, Murray Royal Hospital, Perth (typical 8 DCC within a 10 PA full time post (pro rata for part time).

 

This is a full-time post in acute inpatient psychiatry providing senior consultant input to a 22 bedded acute ward. The post is currently supported by another consultant, a full time Specialty Grade Doctor and multiple junior medical staff. 

 

Within the ward there is access to a full multidisciplinary team including a well-staffed nursing team, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, pharmacy and access to psychology input as required.

 

The posts as described are indicative examples of the posts that are currently available. Whilst the standard job description provides for an 8 DCC / 2 SPA (Direct Clinical Care / Supporting Professional Activities) split, we currently have available consultant positions with additional roles and responsibilities in quality and service improvement, medical management and medical education. These will provide enhanced allocations of SPA/Additional Responsibility activity. Additional dedicated SPA sessions in quality/service improvement within adult mental health or medical education.

 

There is also a position in medical management in the role of Clinical Lead for Tayside Unscheduled Care. This role will attract a PA in medical management alongside aligned clinical sessions.

 

Although the posts as described are full time posts we would also welcome applications from candidates interested in working on a part-time basis.

 

Applicants should have full GMC registration and a licence to practise and be on the specialist register or be within 6 months of the anticipated award of a CCT or CESR (CP) at the time of interview.

 

Informal enquiries can be made to either:

 

Dr Gordon Cowan, Consultant Psychiatrist gordon.cowan2@nhs.scot

 

Dr Peter Le Fevre, Operational Medical Director peter.lefevre@nhs.scot

 

 

 

Closing Date: 13/05/2024

 

Interview Date: 29/05/2024

 

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