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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.
Our service caters for a stable population in a tranquil and beautiful rural area only 36 miles from Scotland’s vibrant capital, Edinburgh. There is affordable housing in the local area and a relocation package / assistance with temporary accommodation is available for the successful candidate(s). 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) to Tweedbank Station. 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”.
The post is available from December 2017 – November 2018, but there is flexibility for a later start date if desired. You will be assigned to one of three multidisciplinary adult Community Mental Health Teams in the Scottish Borders Area.
The mental health service as a whole has a full complement of junior doctors and consultants, with medical students and Specialty Trainees on attachment from Edinburgh. . An on-call commitment on the middle grade rota is not envisaged but can be incorporated to this post if desired. Relocation allowances / excess travel costs may be available if required for the successful candidate.
The development component of this post is flexible according to your specific needs, level of experience and career interest. Doctors in the service are supported to participate in CPD and there is an excellent Post-Graduate Library in the nearby Borders General Hospital.
Candidates must be fully registered with the General Medical Council with a licence to practice.
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