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CG2221 - Locum Specialty Doctor in General Adult Psychiatry

Nhs Lothian
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18 Sep 2021

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Reference: CG 2221

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 Fixed Term, part time (max 24 hours per week) post based in The Royal Edinburgh Hospital.

This post is a fixed term post working in Rehabilitation Psychiatry. The post holder will work with the team of medical staff who provide inpatient care for people are admitted to the rehabilitation service

The post holder will provide care and treatment for adult inpatients at the Royal Edinburgh Hospital. This will predominantly be on Crammond and North Wing wards. The acute inpatient wards provide input for a range of people with mental illnesses and the post holder will have the opportunity to work with a broad range of people with different diagnoses.

This post joins a supportive and experienced medical team that includes a full time Consultant with over 20 years of experience in Rehabilitation Psychiatry, the Associate Medical Director for Psychiatry who works clinically in the service and leads the redevelopment plans, and a specialty doctor who is a longstanding specialist in rehabilitation. There are 4 junior doctors working in the service, although with split posts there are 3 WTEs. There are regularly higher trainees and the department offers the opportunity to gain a rehabilitation endorsement. We also have a clinical development fellow post that supports the coordination of physical healthcare for the service and input into a range of research projects that are ongoing.

NHS Lothian has a very well established psychiatric rehabilitation service. Based at the Royal Edinburgh Hospital it encompasses a 64 bed inpatient service and a dedicated community rehabilitation service with a case load of c100 people. Referrals for the inpatient service predominantly come from the acute adult wards that are also based at the Royal Edinburgh Hospital, but direct referrals from community mental health services are also considered. The inpatient service is split into 5 wards: 1 high intensity mixed ward in a new, purpose built unit, 2 all male wards, 1 all female ward and a new innovative 4 bed ward for people who also have a high level of physical impairments. The wards have a full range of MDT input: nursing, occupational therapy, clinical psychology, physiotherapy, arts therapy and recreational co-ordinators. Recent Mental Welfare Commission visit reports highlight the strength of the relationships between staff and patients. A recent MWC report on care planning in inpatient psychiatric care in Scotland highlighted the rehabilitation service at the Royal Edinburgh as having the highest quality examples they found.

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

For an informal discussion please contact:
Dr Andrew Watson, Associate Medical Director, 07866256096 and
Dr Debbie Mountain, 0131 537 6000

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: 18th September 2021

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