Community Consultant in General Adult Psychiatry

NHS Highland

  • Contact: Personnel Department
  • Reference: MS17.18.39A

Community Consultant in General Adult Psychiatry - Oban Sector

Mid Argyll Hospital, Lochgilphead Full time – 10 PA's per week

£82,653-£107,170 per annum


This post is included in the major redesign of service that focuses on the development of the community mental health teams throughout Argyll and Bute. The post covers the Oban sector of Argyll and Bute with access to inpatient beds at the Mid Argyll Hospital, Lochgilphead, thereby offering continuity of care for inpatient and outpatient management.

The post offers an opportunity to work with a small group of committed clinicians who deliver an excellent standard of care throughout the sector. The post is for 10 programmed activities per week and the post holder will be welcomed into a friendly and forward thinking team of consultants where peer support is valued and protected. Development of a special interest will be encouraged. Those preferring to work part time may also apply.

The base will be Lorn and Islands hospital Oban with regular travel to the island of Mull monthly and Coll/Tiree – 3 monthly. On call one in eight at the Succoth ward – a brand new facility of 21 beds situated within the Mid Argyll Community hospital.

Applicants must be on the General Medical Council Specialist Register with a Licence to Practice or within 6 months of obtaining CCT at time of interview.

Argyll and Bute offers an excellent quality of life with particularly good facilities for leisure and recreation but still within easy commuting distance of the central belt and Glasgow airport. . Quality housing can be bought or rented and the local schools are of a good standard. NHS Highland operates a leased car scheme.

There are excellent facilities for activities such as golf, hill walking, fishing, sailing and water sports. There are clubs for sports such as rugby, football (indoor and outdoor), athletics, netball, rowing and sailing. The area boasts some of the finest scenery in the country.

Applicants are encouraged to contact the department to arrange a visit prior to shortlisting and subsequently interview if selected. For further information please contact Donald Watt, Locality Manager, 01546 703013 or 07964 624 560.

Closing date for applications 1st November 2018 Interview date: TBC

For an Application Pack please email Refer to or for the full details.

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