Consultant General Surgeon with interest in Upper GI - Scotland

  • Head Medical
  • 19/06/2022

Job Description







Consultant General Surgeon – Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland

An opportunity is available for a Consultant General Surgeon to join the General Surgery Department at the new Dumfries & Galloway Royal Infirmary, located in the south of Scotland. Head Medical are delighted to continue to work with this healthboard and are keen to discuss this fantastic new hospital with potential applicants.

The Department of Surgery provide a comprehensive elective and emergency general surgical service, with day case/endoscopy/out-patient services also provided at the Galloway Community Hospital in Stranraer. The combined Gastro-intestinal Services are largely provided by surgeons with an Upper GI interest and colorectal interest, and they deal with 130 new cases of colorectal cancers and 40-50 oesophagogastric cancers per annum. Elective and emergency vascular surgery is undertaken here as part of the Solway Vascular Service, which is a network for North Cumbria and Dumfries and Galloway.

As a Consultant in this department you must have strong general surgery skills and most special interests can be considered, with a preference for Upper GI. Joining a team of 12 Consultants, you will contribute to the ongoing development of general and laparoscopic surgery as well as participate in the 1:8 emergency on-call rota. Experience in advanced laparoscopic surgery is highly desirable.  Experience in general surgery will be required to enable to Consultant to function competently within the on-call rota.

Departmental educational meetings, mortality and morbidity meetings, and journal club are held monthly and the department is supported by and active and enthusiastic Research and Development team. Currently 33 research projects (out of 147) are surgical and adult cancer related which includes local, national and international projects.

This is a great opportunity to join a very supportive and inclusive department, who will accommodate a range of special interests. Working at this newly build district general hospital, you will have access to the state-of-the-art integrated operating theatres. The location is really outstandingly beautiful, with the landscape as a key feature in the design of the new hospital building. Dumfries is a great place to relocate to, it is well located for access to Scottish cities such as Glasgow and Edinburgh, but also just a short drive from Carlisle in the north of England. The housing costs remain affordable, with excellent schools and low crime rates.

If you would like to hear more about the opportunity in General Surgery and where your skills would fit in, then please get in touch with Karen Diamond from Head Medical.