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Consultant Physician

NHS Orkney
Orkney, Orkney Islands
£91,474 - £121,548 per annum pro rata
Closing date
2 Apr 2023

Job Details

Would you enjoy the challenge of being a Consultant Physician with time to deliver personalised care from our state-of-the-art hospital that was opened in June 2019?

We are looking for a Consultant Physician with a passion for high quality, patient-centred care and a desire to help develop our services to best meet the needs of the vibrant Orkney community (population approx. 22,000). 

The work is varied, dealing with the complete spectrum of medical presentations. Initial care of paediatric cases is also undertaken by our physicians supported by and liaising with colleagues at the Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital.  Team working is crucial to the effective delivery of care and strong interpersonal skills are essential.  We work closely with highly skilled island GPs and aim to progressively improve integration of care, especially in the care of older persons. NHS Scotland is a collaborative organisation, and you will be supported to undertake this highly rewarding work by colleagues from across Scotland, including colleagues in NHS Grampian and our national emergency retrieval teams.  You might not have all the skills required for our posts, but we will work with you to understand the areas of practice you may need to develop and will support you to acquire them. 

We are looking for motivated individuals to help us achieve our ambitions and welcome applicants at any career stage including those looking to refresh and rejuvenate their working lives.  If you are excited by the challenges of island practice, then we would love to speak with you.  We are open to working flexibly with the right candidates and can offer full-time, part-time or annualised hours contracts.

Orkney is an archipelago of beautiful islands with a deep cultural heritage, a gentle warm welcome and a resourceful community.  The islands have excellent schools, leisure facilities and a wide range of activities including sport (Orkney is planning to host the Islands Games in 2025), 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 2022, Orkney was rated the best place to live in Britain 

If we have piqued your interest, please contact Dr Monique Sterrenburg at 

Closing Date: Sunday 2nd April 2023

Interview Date: Friday 14th April 2023

To find out more about living and working in Orkney go to or and learn more about NHS Orkney at




NHS Orkney is working hard to be the best remote and rural care provider in the UK, do you want to play a part in helping us achieve our vision?

With views as far as the eyes can see, stunning beaches and miles-upon-miles of coastline, you’ll always find your own space in Orkney. Lying off the northern coast of Scotland, between John O’Groats and the Shetland Isles, these enchanting islands await you. With this, it is no surprise that Orkney has been voted the best place to live in Scotland for eight years running.
Orkney is an archipelago of 70 beautiful islands, of which 17 are inhabited.

As a genuinely wonderful place to live, Orkney offers unique wildlife, amazing scenery and real opportunity to experience a wide range of cultural and sporting activities. There is something for everyone; state-of-the-art leisure facilities, various clubs and societies, and an excellent education system creates our strong community spirit. 

NHS Orkney’s hospital and healthcare facility, The Balfour, opened in 2019 and is transforming the way healthcare is delivered. With inpatient wards, an emergency department, outpatients, diagnostic services, Dentistry, two GP practices and the Scottish Ambulance Service all under one roof, there are excellent opportunities for close multidisciplinary working to benefit our patients. We are now working towards further investment in our outer island facilities. These developments allow us to drive forward service improvement with confidence.

If you’re enthused by what we have to offer, share our vision, and believe you can contribute to NHS Orkney, we would be thrilled to hear from you.

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01856 888000
The Balfour
Foreland Road
KW15 1NZ

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