Consultant Anaesthetist

NHS Highland
Wick, Highland
23 Sep 2019
21 Oct 2019
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Do you want to be part of a small community with lots of opportunities.

Full time, part time, annualised hours options, the choice is yours. 

Come to Caithness!

NHS Highland is looking for Consultants to join its existing talented team based at Caithness General Hospital, Wick.  The posts provide innovative arrangements for on-call/time off.    

The Hospital provides acute and community services to a population of just under 40,000 in an area of approximately 3,000 square miles.  The area has a very varied landscape from mountain to the lonely flow country and some spectacular coastal scenery, which will appeal to someone who loves outdoor activities.  This post offers the satisfaction of living and working in some of the UK's most secluded and unspoilt countryside.  In addition, there are the advantages of a low crime rate and exceptional safety and freedom for children.  Caithness has regular rail and bus services and there are daily flights from Wick Airport.  Wick is approximately 105 miles north of Inverness and about 17 miles south of John O' Groats.  The local schools are excellent and property is very affordable.

Caithness General Hospital is a small, friendly, rural general hospital with a 2-theatre suite equipped with modern anaesthetic and monitoring equipment.  There is a small obstetric unit, a 3 bedded high dependency unit, a day case unit and an active chronic pain service.  The Accident & Emergency Department is modern and well-equipped and there is a CT scanner on-site.

You can expect a person specific contract, which can be offered full time, part time or on an annualised basis.  The post also offers the opportunity of collaborative working with Raigmore Hospital, together with an attractive CPD package to maintain your skills.  Opportunities are available for those at any stage of their consultant career or within six months of obtaining a CCT at the time of interview.  NHS Highland will work with you on the contract which best meets your needs.  We have a pragmatic approach to the use of skills that applicants may bring to the benefit of the local population. 

Our ability to offer flexibility makes this a very attractive position.  Two Extra Programmed Activities may be available and our goal is to work with you to meet your contractual and CPD needs.  Informal visits are warmly encouraged so you can experience firsthand what we can offer. 

Informal enquiries are welcomed by Paul Davidson, Associate Medical Director, Tel: 07557 014061 or email:

Closing date for applications: Monday 21st October 2019

Interview date of selected candidates: Monday 4th November 2019

To find out more about living and working in Caithness go to

Further information on NHS Highland can be found at

A full information pack, including application form and job description is available (Quoting Ref: JF/Cons.Anaes.Sept19) from the HR Services Team, Caithness General Hospital, Wick, KW1 5NS, Tel: (01955) 880403 or email

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