Consultant Psychiatrist in Old Age Psychiatry in Glasgow

Job description

This fulltime post (10 PA) provides comprehensive psychiatric care for patients over 65 years within the G42, G44, G45 and G76 postcode areas of southeast Glasgow City. There are also a small number of patients under 65 with early onset dementia. The population is approximately 9500 and it is an area of mixed socioeconomic status. The successful candidate would have outpatient and inpatient responsibilities for patients in this area.​​​​​​​

There is medical support from a Speciality Doctor and the post is usually provided with full time junior doctor cover. It has a current medical team caseload of approximately 300. The associated medical secretary is based at Leverndale Hospital. There is an excellent multidisciplinary community mental health team based at Shawmill Resource Centre in Pollokshaws, South Glasgow which consists of Nurse Team Lead, CPNs, Specialist Care Home Liaison Nurses, Clinical Psychology, Occupational Therapy and Health Care Support Workers. There is also an Old Age Psychiatry acute liaison service which covers the South Glasgow hospitals including the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital. There are post diagnostic link workers who provide support and follow up following a dementia diagnosis. There are good links with Primary Care and other Secondary Care specialties.

The post holder will work alongside 6 other Older Adult Consultant Psychiatrists (5 WTE) and 3 Speciality Doctors (2.6 WTE).

The Job Plan

Additional Non-Direct Clinical Care (DCC) (up to 2 Programmed Activities(PA's) in total - inclusive of 1 Core Supported Programmed Activity (SPA) plus 1 Additional Non DCC) can be negotiated and agreed between the successful candidate and Management depending on the time required to support professional activities and the needs of the service.


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Extra information

Type of Contract
Graduate jobs
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Profession type
Health / Medical
Full UK/EU driving license preferred
Car Preferred
Must be eligible to work in the EU
Cover Letter Required

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