Rural Emergency Physician

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Caithness Acute - Caithness General Hospital ,North HHSCP (North Area)

Caithness General Hospital, Wick

6 Month Fixed Term Contract

£91,174 to £109,448 pro rata dependent on experience

Our Ref: RuralPract/June20 Ref: 023438

Due to staff shortages associated with the COVID pandemic we are looking to recruit two Rural Emergency Physicians to join our team for a fixed term of 6 months.

As a member of a new innovative team of senior generalists, you will provide a focal point for acute medical services in Caithness General Hospital. Your work will be an exciting amalgamation of all your previous experience but in a magnificent rural setting. You will be involved in running a unique new service providing Intermediate Care to all admissions and an Accident and Emergency role to patients from across Caithness and Sutherland.

Applicants should either hold the Certificate of Completion of Training for General Practitioners or Emergency Medicine and be registered with the General Medical Council with a licence to practice.

You will be based within Caithness General Hospital. You will join our established team of senior nurses, medical, surgical and anaesthetic consultant colleagues who have a unified role providing for the needs of the population of Caithness and Sutherland. In addition you will be involved in supporting FY2 and GPST doctors in training.

This is an exciting prospect, providing broad clinical exposure to the full range of emergency care and supporting medical and surgical inpatient care in a modern environment with full support facilities and a superb continuing professional development package. You will have a key leadership role when on shift in providing senior advice and interventions across the hospital.

Caithness General Hospital is a Rural General Hospital located in, Caithness, Scotland. The hospital is the most northerly of the hospitals in NHS Highland. It has 44 inpatient beds and its services include: 24-hour Accident & Emergency department, assessment and rehabilitation, palliative care, maternity unit, renal, general surgery and general medicine. We have recently opened a new negative pressure infection unit with capacity for up to 17 patients. Caithness offers an enviable lifestyle and environment combining excellent access to a breadth of outdoor pursuits with air links and road and rail connections to other UK centres.

Prior experience in A&E and inpatient care and basic anaesthetic skills is expected but extensive and ongoing additional training is also available.

Informal enquiries would be welcomed by Pam Garbe, Rural General Hospital Manager (01955 605050), Dr Neil Shepherd, Joint Lead Clinician, [email protected] or (07393 936 765)

Short-listed applicants will normally be contacted by email, unless otherwise stated. Please check your emails regularly, including your junk/spam folder.

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29 June 2020
Location: United Kingdom Highlands and Islands Caithness General Hospital KW1 5NS
Salary: Various GBP per year
Healthcare and Medical
Medical Practitioner
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