TG1615 - LAS Trainee, Rehab & General Adult Psychiatry

Nhs Lothian
Closing date
8 Oct 2021

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Reference: TG 1615

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, full (40 hours per week) post based in the Royal Edinburgh Hospital.

This is a 3 and half month post working in inpatient rehabilitation psychiatry. It is being advertised due to a gap in core trainee numbers.

If interested applicants are looking for flexible working we would encourage them to contact us (see below for details). There are a range of opportunities that would facilitate less than full time working and NHS Lothian psychiatric services have a strong track record in supporting staff to develop their role and job plan through less than full time work.

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.

The service benefits from being on site with the largest (and oldest) psychiatric hospital in Scotland. It has been part of the local community for over 200 years and one of the nicest neighbourhoods in Edinburgh, Morningside, has grown around it. This provides a supportive and rich local environment to support people in their recovery journey.

The post does not have educational approval from the Postgraduate Dean and will not be recognised for training.

For an informal discussion or further information please contact:
Dr Andrew Watson, Associate Medical Director 07866256096

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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