Consultant In Anaesthetics

NHS Highland
Oban, Argyll and Bute
£80,653 to £107,170 per annum, pro rata
17 Jul 2019
17 Aug 2019
Career Level
Contract Type

Consultant Anaesthetist

Lorn & Islands Hospital, Oban

£80,653 - £107,170 per annum (2018/2019 rates)

Ref:  MS17.19.16

Are you looking for a better work life balance?

The opportunity to work closely with colleagues in an area of unrivalled natural beauty?

The town of Oban is the gateway to the Highlands and Islands - offering the chance to enjoy a family friendly lifestyle whilst remaining within easy travelling distance of central Scotland.

 Lorn and Islands Hospital is recruiting a consultant anaesthetist to compliment our current team.  The post is offered at 10 sessions per week and attracts an 8% on-call supplement.

 Additional EPAs may be available by negotiation.

Oban is situated on the idyllic west coast of Scotland.  The Hospital is located on the southern outskirts of Oban and forms a hub for both acute and community services within the area. Purpose built in 1995, the hospital has the full range of facilities expected in a rural general hospital including 24 hour medical, surgical, anaesthetic and laboratory services.  It also has a well equipped radiology department including CT and fluoroscopy, with on site consultant radiologists.

Your responsibilities will include anaesthesia for general surgery, dental/maxillo-facial, ECT and endoscopy cover.  We have a busy chronic pain service and would welcome candidates with an interest or those prepared to develop an interest in this area.  Work is underway to expand the palate of procedures undertaken.  There is an out of hours commitment for emergency cover.  There is no ITU but we have a 6 bedded mixed HDU and Coronary Care.  Critically ill patients requiring a higher level of care are transferred with the help of the EMRS service.

The successful candidate will be a true generalist who enjoys a hands on approach to anaesthesia, be able to work flexibly as part of an integrated team and have excellent communication and problem solving skills.  You would be part of a team of three consultant anaesthetists.  An active interest in teaching and support of our team of specialist nurses along with undergraduate students and junior doctors will also be important.

Opportunities are present for those at any stage of their consultant careers.  We would encourage you to come and visit Oban and see for yourself.  We would support any reasonable expenses to facilitate this.

We are open to flexible working and applicants who wish to work part time are welcome to apply.


Applicants are encouraged to visit the hospital and surrounding area.  For an informal and confidential chat contact, or .  For more information

For a discussion and further information, please contact Jason Davies, Clinical Lead, Lorn & Islands DGH,


A job pack for this post can be accessed at or is available from, and should be returned to  quoting ref MS17.19.16                  Completed applications should be returned by 23rd August 2019