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GP with Specialist Interest in Substance Misuse

NHS Orkney
Orkney Islands
Salaried GP
Closing date
11 Feb 2022
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General Practitioner with Special Interest in Substance Misuse

Vaenta - Kirkwall and Community Based

Fixed term Contract for 12 months

NHS Orkney is offering a 12-month fixed term contract for GP with Special Interest in Substance Misuse for one day per week. The post holder will support and oversee a small clinical team of Non-Medical Prescriber Community Psychiatric Nurses and Support Workers who provide clinical treatment including substitute prescribing for drugs and alcohol in Orkney.
The post may be extended beyond the fixed term subject to financial support and evaluation.
We are looking for an individual who has a special interest or previous experience working within alcohol and drug treatment services providing leadership in the prescribing of replacement therapies, can provide clinical leadership to empower a highly motivated and experienced multidisciplinary team and help us develop an integrated service for patients within the vibrant communities we serve and live in.
Orkney is an archipelago of beautiful islands with a deep cultural heritage, a gentle warm welcome and a resourceful community. The islands have excellent leisure facilities and a wide range of activities including sport, music, art, drama; with a range of festivals spread across the year. Stunning wildlife and history, ranging from World Heritage Neolithic sites to World War 2, is all around. In 2020, Orkney was rated the best place to live in Britain for the 8th year running. To find out more about living and working in Orkney go to or and learn more about NHS Orkney at
For further information, please contact Dr Kevin Fox on email or telephone 01856 888000

This post is subject to a Protect-Vulnerable-Groups scheme record check.

Closing Date: Friday 11th February 2022
Interview Date: Thursday 24th February 2022

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