SAS Specialty Doctor

Stornoway, Isle of Lewis
10 Jul 2017
15 Aug 2017
Emergency medicine
Career Level
Specialty doctor
Contract Type

SAS Specialty Doctor
Urgent and Emergency Care
(permanent post) 

£38,685 - £72,140 plus enhancement for antisocial hours 
Plus Distant Island Allowance (£985 p/annum)
40 hours per week – part time will also be considered

Applications are invited for the post of Specialty Doctor in Urgent and Emergency Care (permanent). Working in the largest and what are considered to be the most attractive Scottish Islands offers a unique opportunity to combine modern and progressive clinical practice with a lifestyle that is difficult to match. These posts are mainly out-of-hours, working within a highly-motivated team. Mentoring, training and clinical supervision will be provided to ensure competencies are achieved for the various responsibilities. Suitable individuals would be those at various stages in their careers looking to develop skills and knowledge as an urgent and emergency care practitioner to prepare for a career in remote and rural medicine, General Practice, most specialties or Emergency Medicine.

NHS Western Isles has an innovative approach to the provision of Out of Hours cover incorporating urgent and emergency care into one multi-disciplinary team including GPs, Paramedics, junior doctors, consultants and Nurse Practitioners. The successful candidates will be members of this developing team and will relate to nursing and medical members of the team. They will be supervised by the GPs and Consultants on-call and will supervise junior trainees and nursing colleagues. 

The role is designed to encompass: first point of call for NHS24 contacts, support of maternity staff with neonatal care, urgent and emergency paediatric care including responsibility for short-stay admissions along with the paediatrician or Children-on-call GP, and provision of high quality urgent and emergency care within the A&E and admission unit. The post holders will be expected to be competent in the management of the normal range of urgent and emergency injuries, medical, surgical and paediatric presentations. 

The Western Isles Hospital is a Rural General Hospital serving approximately 26,500people. It is modern and well-equipped, with 90 beds covering General Medicine (including a 4-bedded high dependency unit and a bay for paediatric patients), General Surgery, Orthopaedics and Trauma, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Psychiatry and Rehabilitation. For more information on living and working in the Western Isles visit the website:

The Hospital has an up-to-date laboratory with ready access to more specialised investigations at other specialized laboratories. The Radiology Department is well equipped for routine radiology, CT scanning, ultrasound and Doppler studies. The successful applicants will be required to register with the PVG (Protecting Vulnerable Groups) Scheme. These posts are not eligible for relocation expenses. NHSWI has accommodation (subject to availability) nearby at reasonable rates. If you do not hold permanent residential status in the UK or hold an EU, EEA or Switzerland passport, you should be eligible to apply under the current immigration process for this post. It is your responsibility to ensure your eligibility and entitlement to work in the UK in line with UK Border Agency/Immigration rules and regulations. NHS Western Isles cannot guarantee that that a certificate of sponsorship could be obtained. 

For further information and an informal chat, please contact; Dr Kirsty Brightwell, Associate Medical Director, or 01851 708057 or Dr Angus McKellar, Medical Director, or 01851 708050.Twitter: @NHSWI Facebook: @NHSWesternIsles Web: 

All NHS Western Isles vacancies appear on the SHOW website: by clicking the apply button along with a job description and an application form. 

Applications (in word format) and full CV with names of a minimum 3 referees contact details should be sent to or mailed to: Human Resources Department, Western Isles Hospital, Macaulay Road, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, HS1 2AF.Tel: 01851 762005 or 762027.

Closing date: 15th August 2017.

SAS Specialty Doctor in Urgent and Emergency Care (permanent) job reference: WI1908.

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