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Consultant Nephrologist

NHS Grampian
Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
£96,963 - £128,841
Closing date
19 May 2024

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Consultant Nephrologist
Aberdeen Royal Infirmary
Ref: MW181334

Become an important part of a large team, at the heart of delivering high quality, patient-centred care for the half-million people who live in Grampian. Not to mention, enjoy some of our numerous benefits and excellent resources from living in one of the UK’s finest cities.

Applications are invited for a permanent, full time, Consultant post in Nephrology, based at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.

Aberdeen Royal Infirmary is the major teaching hospital for the North East of Scotland. The Renal Unit provides tertiary services for the NHS Grampian Region and the Shetland and Orkney Islands. Peritoneal and Haemodialysis are provided across the region through a network of satellite units all managed from the main unit in Aberdeen. In-patient care is provided in the state of the art Emergency Care Centre. Acute Renal replacement is provided within the Aberdeen Royal Infirmary for patients from across the region. Multisystem Vasculitis is a particular interest of the unit and is managed in a collaborative manner with specialists from other departments. Renal transplantation is carried out in the Edinburgh Transplant Unit with patients returning for ongoing follow up in Aberdeen around 1 week after operation. The unit has an active research programme working jointly with the University of Aberdeen. Key interests range from the basic biology of Renal Inflammatory disease to the epidemiology of Chronic Kidney Disease and associated health servicing planning. There are excellent post graduate educational facilities at the Suttie Centre for Medical Education on the same campus as the hospital. 

Aberdeen is well known for offering superb quality of life and enjoys first class amenities, housing and schools. There are excellent connections with other British cities and the continent, flying time to London is approximately one hour with regular daily flights - and road and rail links to all points north and south are easily accessible. Aberdeenshire includes some of the most spectacular countryside in Europe with Royal Deeside and the Cairngorm Mountain National Park and a wide range of outdoor pursuits within easy reach or commute of the city.

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 

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 further information please contact Dr Shona Methven, Consultant Renal Physician ( on 01224 558936

Apply for this post by clicking the Apply button.

Please also download the attached Job Description and Person Specification below giving you further details regarding the post.

Closing date: 19th May 2024.


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