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Rural Emergency Physician

NHS Highland
Wick, Highland
Closing date
5 Jul 2023


Caithness General Hospital, Wick


 £100,883 to £121,102 pro rata dependent on experience


                                               Our Ref: RuralEmerPhys/Jun23 Ref: 142499


We are looking to recruit a Rural Emergency Physician to join our team.




As a member of a new innovative team of senior generalists, you will provide a focal point for acute medical services in Caithness General Hospital. Your work will be an exciting amalgamation of all your previous experience but in a magnificent rural setting. You will be involved in running a unique  service providing Intermediate Care to all admissions and an Accident and Emergency role to patients from across Caithness and Sutherland.




Applicants should either hold the Certificate of Completion of Training for General Practitioners or Emergency Medicine and be registered with the General Medical Council with a licence to practice.




You will be based within Caithness General Hospital. You will join our established team of senior nurses, medical, surgical and anaesthetic consultant colleagues who have a unified role providing for the needs of the population of Caithness and Sutherland.  In addition you will be involved in supporting FY2  and GPST doctors in training.




This is an exciting prospect, providing broad clinical exposure to the full range of emergency care and supporting medical and surgical inpatient care in a modern environment with full support facilities and a superb continuing professional development package. You will have a key leadership role when on shift in providing senior advice and interventions across the hospital.




Caithness General Hospital is a Rural General Hospital  located in Wick, Caithness, Scotland. The hospital is the most northerly of the hospitals in NHS Highland. It has 44 inpatient beds and its services include: 24-hour Accident & Emergency department, assessment and rehabilitation, palliative care, maternity unit, renal, general surgery and general medicine. Caithness offers an enviable lifestyle and environment combining excellent access to a breadth of outdoor pursuits with air links and road and rail connections to other UK centres.




Prior experience in A&E and inpatient care and basic anaesthetic skills is expected but extensive and ongoing additional training is also available.




Informal enquiries would be welcomed by Dr Sabih Huq, Clinical Lead,, Dr Emma Woolfenden, Associate Clinical Lead, or Pam Garbe, Rural General Hospital Manager (01955 605050),


Apply online: Job ref: 142499

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