Remote and Rural General Practitioner
Primary Care Department
Orcades Practice – Predominantly Stronsay
Salary £86,199 - £98,555 (based on years of experience as a qualified as a GP) plus 45% enhancement for 24/7 cover plus Distant Islands Allowance pro rata
Fixed-Term until 31st July 2024
Stronsay - 13 weeks plus annual leave and study leave (equates to 15.29 weeks)
Be a single-handed GP in a wider supportive team of GPs and Nurses
Be an important part of small island community
The Orcades Practice (1,961 patients), which consists of six single-handed island practices with GPs and nurses providing 24/7 healthcare to the smaller remote islands of Orkney. Weekly videoconferences enable clinicians to learn through case discussion, offer mutual support and overcome professional isolation. To ensure continuity of care clinicians are appointed to one island, working in rotation with colleagues. We work in rotation with colleagues, usually for 3 weeks at a time, and are on call 24/7, with support from a community nurse.
As a part-time GP you have the advantages of working in one of the remote cohesive practices with more time for your patients, seeing them in the context of their lives surrounded by beautiful scenery and wildlife. Practitioners either live on island or elsewhere where we can work in primary care, hospitals or even refugee camps. The best of both worlds?
Spice up your regular GP skills with the challenges of pre-hospital emergency care whilst waiting for helicopter evacuation. Emergency care training with standardised equipment and protocols is provided.
The post will appeal to experienced GPs, but also those earlier in their careers looking for the challenge of widening their clinical skills and providing holistic care in a remote but supported environment. Annual and study leave allocations are built in to allow you to acquire and maintain those additional skills. Accommodation is provided.
If we have piqued your interest, we'd love to hear from you, and are happy to chat about our experiences to see if this might be the job you're looking for. Please contact (01857) 616321 (Stronsay GP) to hear more or contact firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.
Shortlisted applicants will be invited to come to Orkney to meet the island communities and your new potential colleagues.
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*This post is subject to a PVG check and Exposure Prone Procedures Clearance