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Western Isles Hospital, Macaulay Road, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, HS1 2AF CONSULTANT OLD AGE PSYCHIATRIST Permanent contract Salary £80,653 – £107,170 p.a. plus Distant Island Allowance £1,043 p.a. + Relocation Expenses This is an interesting and exciting time to become part of the mental health team in NHSWI. The service is undergoing redesign to become a truly community facing, fully integrated, team. We are looking for an individual who can embrace change and help lead the mental health team whilst providing expertise in old age psychiatry. Although this is an Old Age Psychiatry post, a better description is that of a rural Psychiatrist, also able to work with general psychiatry patients and, according to previous experience, provide input into other areas such as learning disability, addiction services and liaison services. Applicants must be on the GMC Specialist Register, with Licence to Practise, or be eligible for inclusion on the Specialist Register within 6 months of the date of interview. They must be accredited in Old Age Psychiatry. The post is for 8PAs + 2 SPAs + 2EPAs totalling 12 programmed activities per week, subject to agreement of a satisfactory job plan, plus an 8% availability allowance. The Terms and Conditions of service area those determined by the New Consultant Contract (Scotland) 2004. The Consultants currently share responsibility for on-call duties (1:2). NHSWI has an enhanced role GP/Speciality doctor out of hours system, in which these doctors are first on call for psychiatry and deal with most cases without consultant input. The current consultant OOH arrangements are being reviewed with a view to developing a less frequent telephone only consultant on call input. Working in the largest and what are considered to be the most attractive of Scottish Islands offers a unique opportunity to combine modern and progressive clinical practice with a life style that is difficult to match. The Western Isles are located 40 miles off the North West coast of Scotland, and are 130 miles long from the Butt of Lewis in the North to the Isle of Barra in the South. The total population is approximately 26,500. There is easy access to the mainland, with regular flights between Stornoway and Glasgow, Edinburgh, Inverness, and Aberdeen. This post is eligible for relocation costs. The successful applicant will be required to register with the PVG (Protecting Vulnerable Groups) Scheme. Applicants should return applications along with a full CV together with the names of 2 referees relating to posts held in the last 2 years. For more information on living in the Western Isles: For further information, contact Dr Jacek Rychter, Clinical Lead NHS Western Isles on 01851 708 050 or All NHS Western Isles vacancies appear on the SHOW website: along with a job description and an application form. Gheibhear bileag-tagraidh agus dealbh-obrach bho Roinn Feachd-obrach, Ospadal nan Eilean Siar, Rathad MhicAmhlaigh, Steòrnabhagh, Eilean Leòdhais, HS1 2AF. Fòn: 01851 762004 or 762027. Return completed application form in Word Format to or mail to: Human Resources Department, Western Isles Hospital, Macaulay Road, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, HS1 2AF. Paper copies can be obtained by calling 01851 762004 or 01851 762000. Closing Date: 20/05/2019 Job reference: WI2106d

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