Consultant Anaesthetist

09 Oct 2017
30 Oct 2017
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for the post of Consultant Anaesthetist based in Wick, Caithness. The post holder will work a flexible 1:3 rota on call, along with two other Consultant Anaesthetists. 

This post is offered on the new Consultant Contract terms and conditions of service. Applicants should have full Specialist Registration with the GMC and hold a current licence to practice or be within six months of obtaining a CCT at the time of interview. 

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. 

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. 

In view of the development of clinical networks in Scotland, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to work on a regular basis with colleagues at Raigmore Hospital, Inverness. 

Informal enquiries would be welcomed by Dr Paul Davidson, Lead Clinician (01955 605050or 07557 014061) Caithness General Hospital, Wick Tel: 01955 605050.

A full information pack, including application form and job description is available (Quoting Ref: JF/Cons.Anaes.Oct17) from the Personnel Department, Caithness General Hospital, Wick, KW1 5NS,Tel: 01955 880403 or email Please note that the NHS Scotland Online Application form or CV’s will NOT be accepted for this post. 

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Interviews will be held on: Wednesday 22nd November 2017.
Closing date for completed applications: Monday 30th October 2017.

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