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  • Advert number: 153224-0
  • Posted Date: 14/01/08
  • Closing Date: 15/02/08

Royal Cornhill Hospital, Aberdeen
Reference: DK8/7669
Full time 40 hours per week (EPAs to be negotiated)
Grade: Consultant �71,822 to �96,831 per annum
Applications are invited for this Consultant vacancy. Applicants will hold a CCT (or be within six months of obtaining CCT, or doctors who are on the GMC’s Specialist Register, or are eligible for inclusion) in the Psychiatry of Learning Disabilities. The post is based at Elmwood on the Royal Cornhill Hospital site, Aberdeen. Elmwood is a recently opened unit with a 12 bed Acute Admission Ward, a 12 bed Close Supervision Unit and a small Day Hospital. The vast majority of Consultant clinical work is now community based. Areas of clinical responsibility will be agreed with the successful candidate and will include providing Psychiatric leadership to the multidisciplinary teams. The postholder will have the option to be responsible for a two/three day Shetland clinic twice a year. A great deal of liaison work is required, especially with local authorities, voluntary and private sector providers of care and with education. The postholder may also be appointed as Clinical Director of the Learning Disability Service (on an EPA basis) if they wish to consider this role. The service has active programmes of Undergraduate and Postgraduate teaching and it is expected that the appointee will contribute to these. The appointee will be expected to register with the Continuing Professional Development Programme of the Royal College of Psychiatrists for which all costs will be met by NHS Grampian. There are excellent opportunities for research and close links exist between NHS Grampian and the University Departments of Mental Health and Psychology. The appointee will be expected to contribute to audit and other elements of clinical governance. The post is advertised as full time. Candidates unable for personal reasons to work full time, however, will be eligible to be considered for the post and, if appointed, an appropriately amended job description will be agreed.
 The job description is available by emailing or in the absence of internet/email access, by telephoning the 24 hour jobline on 01224 556692, and quoting the above reference number. Completed curriculum vitae should be emailed to Only in the absence of internet/email access, please send your original curriculum vitae copied 10 times, enclosing the details of two referees, to the Recruitment Office, Ashgrove House, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary site, Foresterhill, Aberdeen AB25 2ZN by closing date of 4 pm on Friday 15th February 2008. Informal enquiries are welcomed by Dr J Oliver, Consultant Psychiatrist, Learning Disability Services, telephone 01467 672780 or Dr A N Palin, Consultant Psychiatrist and Clinical Director, Mental Health Services, telephone 01224 557272 (direct dial).