Consultant in Older Adult Psychiatry (2 Positions)

Consultant (£96,963 - £128,841)


  • Full time
  • Permanent

Posted 3 weeks ago, 26 Jan | Get your application in now before you miss out!

Closing date: Closing date not specified

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Full Job Description

We seek to appoint two permanent Older Adult Psychiatry Consultants, to join our team dedicated to the delivery of older adult mental health services in the Highlands. The post holder will provide consultant input to our community between either Central or East team to cover, for both primary and organic mental disorders. The post is supported by a well-developed community mental health team. An experienced Associate Specialist supports nurse led care home liaison.

The post holder will be based at the New Craigs Hospital site, where inpatient care is provided, and will participate in the Consultant on call rota (1: 16.5).

The job plan can be developed flexibly, with opportunities for special interests in keeping with the needs of the service, whether in community, inpatient, liaison or young onset dementia services. The post provides a 8:2 split between Direct

Clinical Care and SPA sessions.

The post holder will be supported by a cohesive and collegiate group of clinicians, and will participate in CPD and peer supervision. Consultant peer groups meet regularly and there are regular educational events organised as part of our in-house programme.

Interested applicants should contact Dr Dirk Maliepaard, Clinical Lead for Older

Adult Psychiatry, New Craigs Hospital, Inverness on or. Prospective applicants are most welcome to contact us in order to arrange an informal visit.

NHS Scotland 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 Scotland welcomes applications from all sections of society.


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NHS Highland is geographically the largest of the 14 regional boards of NHS Scotland, covering an area of 12,500 square miles, across Highland and Argyll & Bute.

As a board we strive to ensure the environment is conducive to nurturing a positive culture, supported and delivered through our NHS and Social Care values.

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