Consultant in Old Age Psychiatry

Closing date
7 Aug 2021

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Grade: Consultant (10 PAs)

Department: Old Age Psychiatry

Location: Woodlands Resource Centre, Kirkintilloch, East Dunbartonshire HSCP

This 10 sessions post based in Kirkintilloch in East Dunbartonshire is part of the Greater Glasgow and Clyde Older Peoples Mental Health Service. Kirkintilloch is a semi-rural small town that sits at the base of the Campsie Hills and is the "Canal capital" of Scotland. The Woodlands Centre sits adjacent to the Fourth and Clyde Canal. Kirkintilloch is in close reach of an International airport and the vibrant city of Glasgow. There is also direct rail access to Edinburgh from the local Lenzie station. The Strathkelvin area covers mostly affluent areas of East Dunbartonshire but has also areas of deprivation within East Dunbartonshire and the small mining villages within the North Lanarkshire corridor.

This vacancy is 10 sessions to replace the Community Older Adult Consultant Psychiatrist who has taken up a clinical management role . For the Woodlands CMHT post you will be working alongside another 0.6 inpatient older adult consultant psychiatrist who covers the inpatients at Stobhill Hospital, Glasgow and be part of a well-established and integrated CMHT. There is approximately 12,000 population for the Strathkelvin area of East Dunbartonshire and 2,000 from the North Lanarkshire corridor. This is a population that is mainly over 65 years of age with both functional and organic mental disorders but also includes some younger people with dementia. Community work will include consultant psychiatry input to an expanding care home liaison team which has recently integrated with Adult care home liaison to cover the 6 care homes within this posts catchment and there is regular support from clinical psychology.

The successful candidate will join a team of 5.6 full time Consultants working in the North East sector of Glasgow. The Woodlands CMHT is supported by 0.6 experienced Speciality Grade Doctor and FY2, GPST or CT1-3 Junior Doctors are commonly placed with the team. The inpatient units are at Jura and Isla Ward, Stobhill Hospital Glasgow. 1 session of this post will cover Functional HBCCC patients in Appin ward; a 20 bed ward; working alongside the same inpatient consultant.

The Woodlands CMHT is a busy but well-ordered team with excellent and supportive working relationships between all the senior medical staff and with the wider multi-disciplinary team. There is another consultant and SAS doctor working within the Wooflands who cover the Bearsden and Milngavie area of East Dunbartonshire and their inpatient feed into Gartnavel Royal Hospital, Glasgow. There are very good links with Social work, Adult and Addition Psychiatry colleagues within East Dunbartonshire HSCP.

There is excellent peer support with monthly case based discussions and business meetings for Woodlands and North East Older Adult Consultant colleagues, attached SpRs and SAS doctors.

The job is advertised as a 9:1 DCC:SPA split. This can be negotiable dependent on consultant experience.

Applicants must have full GMC registration, a licence to practise and be eligible for inclusion on the GMC Specialist Register for Old Age Psychiatry. Applicants must 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 for the post.

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