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Consultant Immunologist

Employer
NHS Grampian
Location
Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
Salary
£91,474 - £121,548 (pro rata
Closing date
8 Jan 2023

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Sector
Hospital, Immunology (including allergy)
Career Level
Consultant
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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Job Details

Applications are invited for this full time, replacement post of Consultant Immunologist based at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.  The post is available as of 1 May 2023. The full-time salary currently is £91,474 - £121,548 (pro rata if applicable).

This is an exciting opportunity to join and to lead the current, well established team delivering NHS Diagnostic Laboratory and Specialist Immune Deficiency/Allergy Patient Care in the North East of Scotland. Based at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary the post encompasses 40 hours per week as  10 Programmed Activities (8 Direct Clinical Care, including Laboratory activities + 2 Supporting Professional Activities).

In addition to the Consultant post the service currently has 3.0 WTE nursing, 10.0 WTE Laboratory Scientific, 0.5 WTE GP Specialty Doctor and 1.5 WTE administrative staff. The laboratory component of the service provides a full repertoire of laboratory investigations linked to Allergy, Autoimmune, and Immune Deficiency Disorders. The laboratory occupies a half floor of the multidisciplinary laboratory building at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary. The laboratory is accredited with the United Kingdom Accreditation Service to ISO15189:2012 standards. Specialist Primary Immunodeficiency and allergy clinical services including outpatients and day case infusion/challenge/biologics activities are provided in a dedicated, standalone unit adjacent to the laboratory building. The service provides an immunoglobulin home therapy programme across the whole of the North of Scotland. 

Aberdeen Royal Infirmary serves a population of approximately 500,000 in Grampian region (Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire) and is located at the city’s Foresterhill site, together with the University of Aberdeen Medical School, the Aberdeen and North East Scotland Transfusion Centre, the Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital and the Aberdeen Maternity Hospital. Specialist services for patients with primary immunodeficiency are also supplied to territorial NHS health board areas in Highland region, the Western Isles, Orkney and Shetland (with a combined population of approximately 300,000). 

Full registration with a licence to practise with the GMC is required. (licence to practise must be in place prior to starting in post).  For more information visit www.gmc-uk.org 

Those trained in the UK should have evidence of higher specialist training leading to CCT or be within 6 months of confirmed entry on the GMC Specialist Register from date of interview.  Alternatively, applicants should possess a CESR / CESR (CP).  

Applications from doctors with appropriate specialist training and experience who are not listed on the GMC Specialist Register can be considered for a Locum Consultant post (up to 12 months) if no substantive Consultant appointment is made.  Whilst in locum employment, an application to obtain a CESR / CESR (CP) and entry onto the Specialist Register can be made. 

For informal enquiries or to arrange a visit, please contact a) Dr Richard Herriot, Consultant Immunologist, via email at richard.herriot@nhs.scot or telephone 01224 553676 or b) Dr James Allison, Laboratory Medicine Clinical Director, via email at james.allison2@nhs.scot. 

Apply for this post by clicking the apply button and search for the above Ref No.  

Closing date: Sunday, 8 January 2023.
 

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Welcome to Grampian

Aberdeen is one of the world’s major centres for the oil and gas industry and one of the most successful and prosperous regions of the UK. Oil has not changed the underlying character of the area, and with its unique combination of rural and urban environments, superb transport links and friendly, welcoming people, we can promise you that Grampian, and in particular NHS Grampian, will provide an excellent living environment.
Please take your time and read through the following to learn more about us, be astounded by the benefits available and apply for the many excellent employment opportunities we have on offer. We look forward to hearing from you and wish you success in your applications.

About NHS Grampian

NHS Grampian, which is one of the 14 Regional Health Boards in Scotland, provides healthcare services to the North-East of the country, covering the local government areas administered by Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire and Morayshire Councils. We employ around 14,500 staff who deliver our services to half a million people spread across 3,000 square miles of city, town, village and rural communities. We have extremely close links to the University of Aberdeen (with its internationally renowned Medical School and new Dental School) and The Robert Gordon University. These close links have made us a centre of pioneering medical research in a number of fields.
Aberdeen, as a major Scottish city, is where most of our hospitals are located. Elgin in Moray, is the site of Dr Gray’s and the principal general hospital in the west of Grampian. In addition, there are a further 14 community hospitals, situated in each of the main towns.
As an employer, we take great care to ensure that all staff have a safe, happy and professional environment

in which to work. Clear policies, covering everything from Dignity at Work to Leave for Domestic, Personal and Family reasons - as well as a comprehensive Occupational Health Service - give our staff confidence and security. We are a listening, caring and people-focused organisation. As a diverse employer, we are welcoming and our employment practices are both flexible and family-friendly. In our approach we aim to be innovative and professional. We are proud of our heritage, proud of our area, history and traditions, and proud of the service we provide to the people of North-East Scotland.

Working with us

At NHS Grampian we have thousands of dedicated staff, all striving to provide the highest quality of healthcare, including almost every major medical specialty, to the population of North-East Scotland.
NHS Grampian are extremely proud of all of them, and of their unique contribution to the work we do every hour of every day of the year. So, as you’ve probably gathered, in addition to your expertise, appropriate qualifications and the experience necessary for each post we advertise, we also look for commitment, friendliness and enthusiasm in our employees. People matter at NHS Grampian and we welcome applications from every sector of the community.

One of the greatest pleasures of living and working here in the North-East of Scotland is very different from the rest of the country. There is a charming balance between the cosmopolitan, internationally recognised oil capital that is Aberdeen, memorably described as a city with the culture of a village, and the rural, relaxed, outdoor lifestyle of the coastal and inland towns of Aberdeenshire and Moray.

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