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Consultant Surgeon, Lorn & Islands Hospital, Oban

NHS Highland
Oban, Argyll and Bute
£91 474 - £121 548 per annum (10 PAs per week)
Closing date
23 Jan 2023

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Hospital, General surgery
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Full Time
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£91,474 - £121,548 per annum.


Do you ever dream of driving to work on quiet roads, alongside a beautiful Scottish sea loch, parking without stress at the hospital, to be greeted by smiling staff for whom compassion and pride in their work is still important? Is it attractive to work in a clean modern hospital with one of the best infection and patient safety records in Scotland? How would it feel to be part of a community with patients who genuinely appreciate your service and your skills? Would you like the bonus of working in one of the most beautiful areas of the UK, a centre for holidays and outdoor pursuits of all kinds, and only 2 hours from Glasgow International Airport?


If this sounds refreshing, then why not consider joining us as a Consultant Surgeon here at the Lorn and Islands Rural General Hospital in Oban on the west coast of Scotland.


This is an exciting opportunity to personally make a difference to local health care. The successful candidate will have broad general surgical experience, excellent communication and problem solving skills, and be able to work flexibly as part of an integrated team. A specialist interest is also desirable.  You would be encouraged to develop this interest as part of a network with specialists in Glasgow and Highland. An active interest in teaching and support of our team of specialist nurses along with junior doctors and undergraduate students will also be important.

The Department of Surgery is based at Lorn & Islands Hospital, Oban. The Hospital is located on the southern outskirts of Oban and forms a hub for both acute and community services within the area.  Purpose-built in 1995, the Hospital houses a full range of facilities expected in a rural general hospital including a full 24-hour medical, surgical and anaesthetic service.  Duties are based at Lorn and the Islands Hospital and there are outreach clinics to community hospitals throughout Argyll including the islands of Islay and Mull.


The area is of one of outstanding natural beauty.  The town of Oban is a tourist and commercial centre for the West of Scotland and the Isles. The port town has ferry links to the islands of Mull, Iona, Islay, Coll, Tiree, Colonsay and Lismore. There is plenty of opportunity for enjoying leisure pursuits including yachting, canoeing, walking, climbing, cycling and fishing. There is a strong culture of traditional music and dance in Argyll. It’s a great place to bring up a family with good local schools and reasonable property prices. Oban provides the advantage of a high quality of life in a rural setting with access to the main centres of Glasgow, Stirling and Perth all within 2 ½ hours travel time.


Within this role we can offer a Global Citizens contract for a period of 3yrs. The job can offer 10 weeks* (paid) each year which will be captured in your job plan dedicated to contributing to global health work  either in a partner country, or working in Scotland to support global health activity with partners.  Work could be online teaching, engagement with global and national policy makers in partner countries to support development, strengthening or evaluation of services. You will have the support of the Global Health Academy based in Edinburgh, which can identify projects for you to join overseas and can assist in travel and visa arrangements for self-directed projects. Example programme countries include Malawi, Zambia and Rwanda. (*This excludes annual leave and study leave – which could be added to this time.)

For an informal and confidential chat please contact either:

Dr M Brooks, Acting Clinical Lead Tel: 01631 788981

Ms E Tolloczko, Consultant Surgeon    Tel: 01631 788958

Mr C Zawal, Consultant Surgeon Tel: 01631 788958



More information on working in Oban is available at


Closing date for applications: Midnight Sunday 29 January 2023


Job reference: 129168

NHS Scotland is committed to encouraging equality and diversity among our workforce and eliminating unlawful discrimination. The aim is for our workforce to be truly representative and for each employee to feel respected and able to give their best. To this end, NHS Scotland welcomes applications from all sections of society.


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