Adult Psychiatry Consultant

Job Ref: MH-HQ02R238
Occupation: Doctors
Specialty: Psychiatry
Job Type: Temporary
Date Added: 27 July 2022
  • Glasgow, UK Glasgow Glasgow GBR G12 0XH
  • Natalie Gilchrist
Medacs Healthcare

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Client Name: NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde

Role: Adult Psychiatry Consultant

Rates: £80-£130 per hour

Shifts: Rota

Location: West of Scotland


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  • Priority access and first sight of large number of jobs across multiple NHS trusts/health boards
  • Competitive pay rates
  • Flexibility on jobs/shifts; long term jobs and short ad hoc shifts available
  • A dedicated point of contact
  • Free CPD courses and career support with Medacs Academy
  • Lucrative referral scheme
  • Revalidation support
  • 24/7/365 service - we are available when you need us
  • Access to The Support Hub - our support service to help support your mental health and wellbeing and enable you to deliver outstanding care.

As a Consultant Adult Psychiatrist, your skills, knowledge, and experience are critical to the successful provision of psychiatry services at NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde. Here you have extensive opportunities to develop good collaborative therapeutic alliances with patients and patients' families while being a pillar of clinical and educational support for junior doctors.

Working flexible shifts at NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde, you will enjoy close working relationships with your fellow healthcare professionals. Together you will seek to establish a common understanding of the problems the patient is experiencing, taking a lead role in establishing the strategic management plan for a patient, utilising your therapeutic skills to develop a constructive pathway to recovery.

NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde takes their contribution to medical development and advancement seriously with an emphasis on ensuring excellence across the domains which matter the most to the wellbeing of patients. As a result, you will have access to some of the most advanced medical facilities in the country and unparalleled opportunities for specialism, research, and academia throughout your consultancy.

As an Adult Psychiatry Consultant, you will be fundamental in developing, improving, and expanding the psychiatry provision within NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde. Working alongside a cohesive team of dynamic, motivated, and progressive clinical professionals, you will play an active and hands-on role, using integrated biopsychosocial models to understand the cause of mental illness and manage mental illness, emotional disturbance, and abnormal behaviour.

General key skills

In addition to your qualifications, as an Adult Psychiatry Consultant, you will have:

  • Quick thinking abilities
  • Patience and the ability to teach, coach and mentor
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • A systematic approach to tasks and delegation
  • Excellent timekeeping
  • A pro-active approach to research and academia
  • Empathy and understanding
  • A flexible attitude
  • A dedication to improving and developing knowledge and skills
  • Active listening skills

Main Duties/Responsibilities

As an Adult Psychiatry Consultant with NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde you will:

  • Carry out new referral assessments, deliver therapy or refer to psychology colleagues for relevant interventions, or to follow up patients for medication reviews.
  • Formulate care and treatment plans, prescribe various types of treatment, and provide guidance on evidence-based treatment and effectiveness.
  • Actively support patients and their families, communicating clinical information to explain a diagnosis and treatment options using various methods to ensure practical understanding.
  • Communicate with patients and the wider multidisciplinary team on shared patient decision making.
  • Work in and where appropriate, lead a multidisciplinary team.
  • Assess and prioritise patient/client requirements, delegating effectively to others.
  • Recognise, review, and report a patient's condition and any changes to the patient and the multidisciplinary team.



  • MBChB (Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery) or equivalent.
  • 6 months recent NHS experience within the last 3 years.

If you can demonstrate a commitment to the effective treatment of patients and to reflective practice, critical appraisal of evidence, using a variety of learning methods, mentoring, role modelling and research, you are precisely the type of Consultant NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde are looking for. Apply today.

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