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Consultant Physician

NHS Highland
Fort William, Highland
Closing date
8 May 2024

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£96,963 to £128,841 per annum pro rata


We are on the brink of a very exciting time in NHS Highland at Fort William. A new hospital building is planned and we are looking for two committed and innovative medical colleagues to join us on this journey. You can be part of developing a hospital for the future. 

Fort William is the outdoor capital of the UK and offers unparalleled opportunities for outdoor leisure pursuits, stunning scenery and wildlife, low levels of crime and good schools in a friendly and supportive community all within a two hour drive of Inverness, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

The current hospital has a 17 bedded Combined Assessment Unit for acute admissions, a two bedded high dependency unit with facility for short-term critical care and a 15 bedded acute mixed/rehabilitation ward. The Belford has an excellent on-site laboratory service providing biochemistry, haematology and cross match services 24/7 in addition to on site radiology with ultrasound scanning and CT facility.

The successful candidates will have broad general medical experience, excellent communication and problem solving skills, and be able to work flexibly as part of an integrated team. You would be encouraged to develop your special interests as part of a network with specialists in Highland and across Scotland, through the Scottish Rural Health Partnership. There are also exciting opportunities to be involved in research with the University of the Highlands and Islands and Aberdeen University. An active interest in teaching and support of our team of specialist nurses along with undergraduate students and junior doctors will also be important. You will be integral to the day to day running of the hospital.

This post will be offered at 2 x 10 PAs (40 hrs per week), however applicants who wish to work part time and flexibly are encouraged to apply.

You will be on the General Medical Council Specialist Register with a Licence to Practise or within six months of obtaining CCT in General Medicine at time of interview. The posts can be adapted to suit the individual candidate and hours and job plan can be discussed on an individual basis

Applicants not currently on the specialist register for general medicine would also be considered for a fixed term contract in the first instance.

Job reference: 183364

Closing date: Midnight Wednesday 8th May 2024

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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