Locum Consultant in General Surgery

NHS Highland
Raigmore, Inverness
14 Jan 2021
11 Feb 2021
Career Level
Contract Type
Fixed Contract
Full Time


Raigmore Hospital, Inverness

Locum Consultant Surgeon

10 PAs

Applications are invited for a Locum Consultant General Surgeon based in Raigmore, fixed term for 2 years.

The successful applicant will complement the team of three full time and two part time consultant colorectal surgeons on a full time basis of 10PAs, with 2EPAs available and will be expected to participate in the on-call rota on a 1:11 basis.   

The General Surgical Service is supported by new and excellent ITU/HDU facilities; a radiology department with modern cross sectional imaging with two CT scanners and two MRI scanners;  endoscopy unit and theatres with full range of laparoscopic equipment. Raigmore Hospital is one of the five cancer centres in Scotland. Chemotherapy, radiotherapy and neo-adjuvant chemoradiation are administered on site. The colorectal MDT sees >200 new cancer diagnoses each year. We have separate pelvic floor and inflammatory bowel disease MDTs. Complex surgery including ileoanal pouch formation for inflammatory bowel disease and exenterative surgery for recurrent rectal cancer is done locally here at Raigmore. Likewise laparoscopic ventral mesh rectopexy and sacral nerve stimulation are available locally for patients with pelvic floor disorders. We are a highly active research unit; projects include biomarker discovery, telemedicine apps, clinical trials, simulation in training, clinical education and we recruit to a high proportion of current colorectal clinical trials.

The Department of General Surgery and Urology comprises of consultant general surgeons with special interests covering, colorectal, endocrine, upper GI/HPB, vascular and paediatric surgery. In addition, there are three oncoplastic breast consultants providing the breast reconstruction service, and five consultant urologists. There are visiting paediatric, plastic and neurosurgical consultant staff. The team are supported by three full time colorectal nurse specialists and two research nurses. Junior staff consists of one staff grade surgeon, three research fellows, eight specialist trainees and nine FY1s between General Surgery and Urology.  

Informal enquiries to Mr Stephen McNally, Service Clinical Director for General Surgery stephen.mcnally4@nhs.scot

A job pack for this post can be accessed at https://jobs.scot.nhs.uk/

Closing date: Wednesday 11th February 2021