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CG2226 - Specialty Doctor in Old Age Psychiatry

Nhs Lothian
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18 Sep 2021

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Reference: CG2226

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/part time (40 hours per week) post based in East Lothian Community Hospital.

We seek to appoint a highly-motivated Clinician with an enthusiasm for Older Adult Psychiatry. The post holder will be welcomed into a friendly and forward thinking multi disciplinary team.

This is a post covering the older adult population of East Lothian, currently some 21,000 people.

There is a 20 bedded ward in East Lothian Community Hospital with a dynamic and caring inpatient team. They work closely with the experienced community mental health team. Both provide comprehensive multi-disciplinary care comprising nursing, MH Occupational Therapists, mental health support workers, activity coordinators, therapists and administrative staff with input from Social Work. Mental health provision to older adults in the area is led by two substantive consultants, both of whom will provide the post-holder with clinical supervision.

The service provides support and expertise in community, inpatient and care home settings.

The post holder will be based in Oak Tree Ward, assessing and managing patients, completing mental health act duties and supervising junior members of staff. The post holder will also contribute to liaison reviews for the Medicine of the Elderly wards in East Lothian Community Hospital, and acute community work. The successful candidate will be supported to attend clinical teaching, group meetings, and CPD.

Applicants must have completed at least four year's full-time postgraduate training (or equivalent) with a broad general psychiatry and other sub-specialty Old Age Psychiatry experience.

This post is offered as 9 PA's per week plus one SPA. . Research proposals, which are in line with service requirements, would be considered favourably. Applications for flexible working will be considered.

Interested applicants should contact Drs JD Jurgens or Meroe Grove, Consultant Psychiatrists, East Lothian Community Hospital, Haddington, via or respectively. Prospective applicants are encouraged to contact us in order to arrange an informal visit.

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

For a job pack detailing the minimum requirements for this post and details of how to apply, please visit

We cannot accept CVs 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.

Please note that details of all current medical vacancies for NHS Lothian can be found at

Closing Date: 02/10/2021

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