Locum Consultant Paediatrician
We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated colleague to join the friendly dynamic department of General Paediatrics within Dr Gray’s Hospital. The department is managed as part of the Combined Child Health Service for NHS Grampian, with strong professional and clinical links together with Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital. Within this post, the appointee will provide General Paediatric Services, and cover Level 1 Neonates. Opportunities also exist for the successful candidate to access additional training in an interest of their own within the department. Candidates must be innovative and demonstrate leadership skills which will support the development of pathways and continuous improvement within the service, to help provide the best possible care to our patients. We are looking to appoint to a fixed term contract for 6-12 months pending advertising and appointment to our substantive post.
NHS Grampian provides healthcare services to children living in Grampian, Orkney and Shetland, with Dr Gray’s Hospital located in the cathedral city of Elgin, which has a population of 23,000 within the county of Moray (total population 96,000). It is set in an area of outstanding beauty with a milder climate than other parts of the North-East coast. The area offers an excellent quality of life and access to a wide range of recreational opportunities from the shores and waters of the Moray Firth to the mountains of upper Speyside. The rural nature of Moray offers an excellent atmosphere for families with an enviable work-life balance. Industries in the area include textiles, agriculture, tourism and distilling. There is one RAF and one Army base offering substantial local employment. Inverness Airport, 30 miles west, has regular flights to London, and other major cities and also to the Outer Isles and the Northern Isles. There are regular railway services to Aberdeen and Inverness. Many new housing developments have taken place within Elgin and surrounding villages providing a wide choice of very reasonably priced housing within easy commuting distance. There are excellent schools within Elgin and surrounding villages including state schools but also the renowned Gordonstoun private school.
The post holder will join a team of three Consultant Paediatricians who provide general Paediatric healthcare for the Moray region with colleagues supporting from Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital. The postholder will be expected to join two consultants of whom contribute to an ambulatory Paediatric model of care with opportunities to develop the future progress of the service. At present, the Obstetric model has been temporarily redesigned to a Midwife Led Unit and currently there is no SCBU or level 1 Neonatal care on-call service. Responsibilities for clinical care and its associated duties will be shared with consultant colleagues, in addition to multidisciplinary teaching, relevant audit and research.
This post is designated as full time, currently 10 programmed activities per week but an additional 2EPAs can be negotiated. However, other more flexible arrangements such as part time, job share etc will be favourably considered.
Full registration with a license to practice with the GMC is required. For more information visit www.gmc-uk.org
Please direct informal enquiries to Dr Hugh Bishop, Consultant Paediatrician on 01224 552043.
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Closing date: 31 August 2018,