Rural Emergency Physician

NHS Highland
23 Jul 2021
20 Aug 2021
Contract Type


Caithness General Hospital, Wick


£93,727 to £112,513 pro rata dependent on experience


Our Ref: RuralEmerPhys/Jul21 Ref: 062279

We are looking to recruit a Rural Emergency Physician to join our team.

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 Emma Woolfenden, Acting Clinical Lead,

Apply online: Job ref: 062279

Closing date for completed applications: Friday 20th August 2021

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