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OUR VALUES IN ACTION ●Care and Compassion ●Quality and Teamwork ●Dignity and Respect ●Openness, honesty and responsibility
Why work for us? Patients are at the centre of everything we do in our daily working lives at NHS Borders ensuring they are safe, cared for efficiently, effectively by suitably experienced and qualified staff driving quality at the heart of patient care. We are a dynamic and forward thinking team with a wealth of clinical and leadership experience. We aim for an open and honest culture and believe in nurturing future stars in NHS.
NHS Borders is a unified health service that provides all elements of health care, including mental health, to the people of the Scottish Borders (Population 116,000) providing unique opportunities for cross service working. After an absence of almost 50 years, the Borders Railway has now opened, with train services to central Edinburgh running every thirty minutes (journey time 50 minutes approx). Tweedbank Station is a few minutes walk from the Borders General Hospital. On opening the railway Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth said The Borders railway brings so much promise for sharing and invigorating this most beautiful countryside as a place to work, live and enjoy. A relocation package/assistance with temporary accommodation in the local area is available for the successful candidate.
All new consultants are welcome to join the consultant development programme. The programme seeks to provide you with support for the development of leadership and management skills. There are also opportunities for professional coaching and mentoring – an established consultant will be identified as a buddy in your first few weeks.
The Role The Scottish Borders Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service is seeking to recruit a second Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist to join our established Community service in a beautiful rural area with close links to one of the country's most vibrant cities, Edinburgh.
The post is for part time up to 9 PAs but we would also welcome full time or job share applicants. You will join a fellow consultant and a friendly fully-staffed CAMHS with a strong multi-disciplinary team ethos and good working relationships with other agencies.
Comprehensive Mental Health Services are provided for children and young people in the Borders. Specialist aspects of the service include an Intensive Treatment Service with good links with the Regional Inpatient Unit at the Royal Edinburgh Hospital; an Integrated Neurodevelopmental Service with specialist Autistic Spectrum Disorder diagnosis team; and a Learning Disorders Service.
Candidates must possess MRCPsych or equivalent qualification, full and specialist registration and licence to practice with the GMC having obtained, or be within 6 months of obtaining, the appropriate CCT or equivalent. The service is approved by the Royal College of Psychiatrists for both core and specialist training; medical students from Edinburgh University are attached from time to time. There are also opportunities for interested individuals to undertake teaching at NHS Education for Scotland and the Royal Edinburgh Hospital, and participate in research as required.

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