Locum Appointment for Service General Medicine/A&E

NHS Shetland
Lerwick, Shetland Islands
32157 - 42544
12 Oct 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
We currently have full-time fixed term vacancies from December 2018 for up to 7 months initially (with the potential to extend further)

Locum Appointment for Service (General Medicine/A&E) (Ref: IRC17702)
Locum Appointment for Service (General Surgery/A&E) (Ref: IRC17703)
£32,157 - £42,544 per annum, plus banding supplement 2B
Distant Islands Allowance, Relocation Package, free board accommodation, return flights as well as other benefits available.

Based at the Gilbert Bain Hospital in Lerwick, these posts would suit doctors who have just completed FY2 training and are considering a medical or surgical career or a core medical or core surgical trainee waiting for a StR position. Alternatively a doctor interested in a future career in general practice waiting for a StR position/a GP trainee who had completed training but who wished further surgical/medical/A&E experience. Full GMC registration with a current licence to practice is essential for these roles.

The successful applicant will work as a part of a team in either:

• The medical unit and its associated areas of work, including supervision of more junior staff, participation in ward rounds, emergency medical receiving and teaching of medical students. Night shifts involve three or four nights at a time covering A and E, acute medicine as well as surgery.

• The general surgical unit which deals with general surgery, orthopaedic trauma and emergency gynaecology. A substantial component of the post involves seeing and treating all non-medical cases in Accident and Emergency. There will be opportunity to be involved in surgical clinics and theatre lists. Night shifts involve three or four nights at a time covering A and E, acute medicine as well as surgery.

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Informal enquiries should be addressed to Dr Pauline Wilson (Consultant Physician) or Mr Gordon McFarlane (Consultant Surgeon) at the Gilbert Bain Hospital. They can be contacted via the hospital switchboard onor via email on or

Closing Date: 31st October 2018
Telephone Interview TBA
These posts attract a relocation package up to £1333 for a 4 month post & £2000 for a 6 month post and Distant Islands Allowance of £1,738 per annum (pro rata)

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In promoting equal opportunities, we welcome applications from all sections of the community.

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