Job Description

Job reference: 119631

Location: Stobhill Hospital

Job closing date: 12/10/2022

Job posted date: 15/09/2022

Salary: Consultant (£91,474 – £121,548)

Employment type: Permanent

Job Type: Medical and Dental

Hours of work: 40

Department: Psychiatry

Employer (NHS Board) : NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde

Consultant in General Adult Psychiatry

Location: Stobhill Hospital

Salary:  £91,474 – £121,548

Hours of work: 40 (10 PAs) 

Relocation Package available ​​​​​​​

Applications are invited for a 10 session post in General Adult Psychiatry based at Stobhill Hospital providing inpatient cover for the Auchinlea catchment area of North East Glasgow. The successful applicant would be expected to work closely with colleagues to provide a full range of services to inpatients. The on call commitment is approximately 1 in 30.

We are looking for a dynamic and enthusiastic team player who can provide exceptional clinical leadership. The successful applicant will have experience in General Adult Psychiatry. They should have an interest in developing students and trainees through supervision and teaching and it would be advantageous to have a keen interest in development of the service and Quality Improvement.

The successful applicant should be, or should be eligible to be, an Approved Medical Practitioner in terms of the Mental Health (Scotland) Act 2003.

Stobhill Hospital – Mental Health Campus

There has been considerable investment in inpatient facilities and a new purpose built ward for general adult patients, Elgin Ward was opened in 2020 which functions as an ‘admissions’ ward. The ward has accreditation through AIMS, the College Centre for Quality Improvement accreditation network. Ward staff are ambitious and innovative and are currently pursuing re-accreditation.

MacKinnon House is a purpose built acute admission unit opened in April 2000 following the closure of Woodilee Hospital. The unit comprises 3 twenty-bedded locality wards (Broadford, Armadale and Struan Wards) and a 12 bedded IPCU (Portree Ward).  There is an ECT Suite with dedicated sessional staff, an Occupational Therapy Department, a Mental Health Tribunal suite, library and on-call facilities.

Eriskay is a 15 bedded inpatient unit located directly opposite Mackinnon House on the Stobhill site. This houses Addiction in-patient beds and day patient facilities for the Northeast sector.

Rehabilitation Psychiatry and ‘Esteem’ are also working within the Stobhill site. Ailsa ward is a 20 bed Rehabilitation Ward which provides Hospital Based Complex Care and High Dependency Inpatient Rehabilitation Service. Intensive Inpatient Rehabilitation Services for North East Patients are provided within Kelvin Ward Gartnavel Royal Hospital which is shared with the North West Sector.

On-site within the Stobhill Mental Health Campus are also the Old Age Psychiatry wards, the West of Scotland, Adolescent Inpatient Unit, Rowanbank Medium Secure Unit, Inpatient Support Services and the Area Management Team/Clinical Director.

The North Psychotherapy department is housed in Springburn Health Centre.

The post is available on a full time (10 programmed activities) basis and will be based at Stobhill Hospital, Glasgow. This is an in-patient post, providing assessment and treatment for patients admitted from the Auchinlea CMHT locality in North East Glasgow. Patients are admitted to Elgin Ward, a purpose built admission unit with single rooms and en-suite facilities which opened in 2020. The unit has won awards for its design. Following a period of assessment, patients may be transferred to the locality ward, Struan Ward in Mackinnon House.

The Auchinlea catchment area is managed at present with one consultant having responsibility for the majority of in-patient management, with other consultant colleagues providing out-patient and community management.

Duties of the Post

The post holder will have responsibility for providing a comprehensive range of services in conjunction with the multi-disciplinary team for admissions from the Auchinlea CMHT catchment area. This includes weekly MDT meetings in Elgin and Struan wards, Mental Health Act Work and Court Reports, Urgent reviews of patients. They will be expected to provide cover for colleagues during absences in line with the arrangements set out in the National Terms and Conditions.

Applicants must have full GMC registration, a licence to practise and be eligible for inclusion in the GMC Specialist Register. Those trained in the UK should have evidence of higher specialist training leading to a CCT in General Adult Psychiatry or eligibility for specialist registration (CESR) or be within 6 months of confirmed entry from the date of interview. Non-UK applicants must demonstrate equivalent training.

For further information please contact Dr Stephen Anderson, Clinical Director on 0141-531-3229.

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.