6 Month Locum Specialty Doctor in Emergency Medicine

  • Head Medical
  • 08/11/2018

Job Description

6 Month Locum Specialty Doctor in Emergency Care with NHS Western Isles

Your Opportunity

Working as a Locum in the largest, and what are considered to be the most attractive Scottish Islands, is a unique opportunity to combine modern and progressive clinical practice with a lifestyle that is difficult to match anywhere else. This post is mainly out of hours working within a highly motivated team.

Out of Hours doesn’t mean you are alone

NHS Western Isles has an innovative approach to the provision of out of hours cover incorporating urgent and emergency care into one multi-disciplinary team that includes: GPs, Paramedics, Junior Doctors, Consultants and Nurse Practitioners.

The successful candidate will be a member of this developing team and will coordinate with the nursing and medical team. They will be supervised by Consultants on-call with further support from the on-call GP and will supervise junior trainees and nursing colleagues.

Mentoring, training and clinical supervision will be provided to ensure competencies are achieved for the various responsibilities. Suitable individuals would be those at various stages in their careers looking to develop skills and knowledge as an Urgent and Emergency Care Practitioner to prepare for a career in remote and rural medicine, General Practice and most specialities or Emergency Medicine.

The Role

This role is designed to encompass; first point of call for NHS24 contacts, support of maternity staff with neonatal care, urgent and emergency paediatric care including responsibility for short-stay admissions along with the paediatrician or Children-on-call GP, and provision of high quality urgent and emergency care within the A&E and admission unit.
The post holder will be expected to be competent in the management of the normal range of urgent and emergency injuries, medical, surgical and paediatric presentations. 

The Location

The NHS Western Isles (NHSWI) Hospital is a Rural General Hospital serving approximately 26,500 people. It is a modern hospital that is well equipped with 90 beds covering; General Medicine (including a 4-bedded high dependency unit and a bay for children), General Surgery, Orthopaedics and Trauma, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Psychiatry and Rehabilitation.

The Hospital has an up to date laboratory with ready access to more specialised investigations at other specialised laboratories. The Radiology Department is well equipped for routine Radiology, CT Scanning, Ultrasound and Doppler Studies.

Your Opportunity

NHSWI has accommodation (subject to availability) nearby at reasonable rates. If you do not hold permanent residential status in the UK or hold an EC, EEA or Switzerland passport, you should be eligible to apply under the current immigration process for this post.

It is your responsibility to ensure your eligibility and entitlement to work in the UK in line with UK Border Agency/Immigration rules and regulations. NHS Western Isles cannot guarantee that a certificate of sponsorship could be obtained. In order to start in this post, you would require full GMC registration.
Depending on the contract offered, the post may be eligible for relocation costs.

The post is for 40 hours per week, but we are open to discussing part time.
Rate of pay will be dependent on experience.