Consultant Psychiatrist in General Adult Psychiatry – NHS Scotland – Kilmarnock

NHS Scotland

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.

NHS Ayrshire & Arran is seeking to recruit a dynamic and enthusiastic General Adult Psychiatrist to join the East Ayrshire Community Mental Health Team based at the North West Area Centre in Kilmarnock.

You be welcomed into a friendly and forward thinking team of consultants where peer support is valued and protected.

The post will be supported by appropriate medical secretary time and junior doctor input. There is also ample opportunity for teaching and supervision with medical students from Glasgow and Dundee medical schools.

They will be one of 4.0 WTE General Adult Consultants working flexibly in East Ayrshire, covering community and hospital-based clinical work in a defined catchment area based on GP practices.

Acute inpatients beds are sited locally at our purpose-built unit, Woodland View, within Ayrshire Central Hospital in Irvine. East Ayrshire Health & Social Care Partnership has a well-established Community Mental Health Team supported by a 24 hour Crisis Service.

NHS Ayrshire & Arran serves the local authorities of East Ayrshire, South Ayrshire and North Ayrshire with a total population of approximately 365,000. Ayrshire is a peaceful and charming place to work with quick and easy access, by road from Glasgow. Many staff choose to live within Ayrshire where there are good schools and easy access to local beaches, parks and wildlife. There is also a large variety of shopping and entertainment facilities.

The Terms and Conditions of service are those determined by the Consultant Contract and this post is offered on a 10 programmed activity basis. The post includes participation in an approximate 1 in 26 on-call rota pro rata which attracts a 3% supplement allowance. Out of hours on-call is supported by Specialist Higher Trainees, staff grade colleagues and with 24 hour ANP/CT/FY junior doctor support on hospital sites.

Applicants must have full GMC Registration with a current Licence to Practice and must be on the Specialist Register, or be within 6 months of the anticipated award of CCT at the time of interview.

The post involves travel and a full driving licence is essential.

You must supply supporting documentary evidence of your entry onto the Specialist Register/CCT/CESR date along with the names and addresses (postal and email) of 2 referees (including your current line manager) should be submitted electronically.

Post Ref No – 137934

Interview Date – Monday 3rd April 2023 – afternoon session 13:00-16:00

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For further information or to arrange an informal visit please contact Dr Aileen Guthrie, Clinical Director on 01563 578593 or Dr Morag Henderson, Associate Medical Director on 01294 323514. Informal enquiries also welcome.

Applications are welcome from UK, EEA and non-EEA candidates.
As part of the recruitment process, you will be required to produce proof of your EU Settlement status from 1st July 2021 to demonstrate your Right to Work in the United Kingdom. Further information: Existing employees may be asked to provide evidence of their EU Settlement Status from 1st July 2021.

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