Locum Appointment for Service (General Surgery/A&E)

Shetland Islands
£31,220 - £41,305 per annum, plus banding supplement 2B
16 Jun 2017
02 Jul 2017
Career Level
Foundation year 2 (F2)
Contract Type
Fixed Contract
Full Time

We currently have full-time fixed term vacancies from August 2017 for 4 months initially (with the potential to extend further)

£31,220 - £41,305 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 surgery or general practice career waiting for a StR position. They would also suit a GP Trainee who had completed training but who wished further surgical and A&E experience.

Full GMC registration with a current licence to practice is essential for this role.

Successful applicants will have the opportunity to experience acute surgical care in a Remote & Rural setting. The post provides exposure to general surgery, urology, orthopaedic trauma, emergency gynaecology, upper and lower GI endoscopy and surgical aspects of emergency medicine. There is an opportunity to develop clinical and professional competence in a purposeful and supervised manner, often working under direct consultant supervision.

Shetland is a wonderful place to live and work. Shetland offers low pollution, low crime, excellent schools, great leisure facilities, unique wildlife and amazing scenery, whilst still only a short flight away from the UK mainland. To find out more about living and working in Shetland go to www.shetland.org

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Mr Gordon McFarlane (Consultant Surgeon) at the Gilbert Bain Hospital. They can be contacted via the hospital switchboard on 01595 743000 or via email on g.mcfarlane@nhs.net

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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Closing Date: 2nd July 2017

Telephone Interview anticipated w/c 10th July 2017

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