Consultant Paediatrician

Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides (Na h-Eileanan an Iar)
£84,984 - £112,925 per annum plus £1117 Distant Islands Allowance per annum
06 Oct 2021
01 Nov 2021
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time



Salary £84,984 - £112,925 plus Distant Islands Allowance £1,117

Permanent Post

A review of the medial paediatric service in NHS Western Isles has recently been completed, which has resulted in the creation of 2 new permanent 1.1 WTE posts to replace the previous single handed paediatric post. Working in the largest and what are considered to be the most attractive Scottish Islands offers a unique opportunity to combine modern and progressive clinical practice with a life style that is difficult to match. The posts offer a unique opportunity to develop skills and knowledge as a general paediatrician, whilst containing additional professional leave to pursue sub speciality interests, other relevant clinical activities, research or other professional development.

The Western Isles Hospital (WIH) in Stornoway is a Rural General Hospital serving a population of approximately 26,500. The hospital which was opened in 1992, is modern and well equipped. It has 90 beds covering General Medicine (including a 4-bedded high dependency unit and a bay for paediatric patients), General Surgery, Orthopaedics and Trauma, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Psychiatry and Rehabilitation. For more information on living and working in the Western Isles visit the website:

The Hospital has an up-to-date laboratory with ready access to more specialised investigations at Raigmore laboratories and other specialized laboratories in Scotland. The Radiology Department is well equipped for routine radiology, CT scanning, ultrasound and Doppler studies.

For further information and an informal chat please contact Dr Frank McAuley, Medical Director or 01851 708050.

If you do not hold permanent residential status in the UK or hold an EU, 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 that a certificate of sponsorship could be obtained.