Acute Physician

Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway
£80,653 to £107,170
19 Nov 2018
18 Jan 2019
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary

NHS Dumfries and Galloway is seeking applications from passionate professionals who want to join a dedicated team of Acute Medicine Consultants. Based at Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary (DGRI), the Board’s £270 million state of the art District General Hospital, the successful candidate will share clinical duties on the Combined Assessment Unit (CAU) with three committed colleagues with a special interest in acute medical care.

In addition to sessions on the CAU, the successful applicant will be supported to maintain an existing specialty interest or Acute Medicine Special Skill, subject to negotiation and local service needs. They will also provide a dedicated senior presence during working hours and contribute to the General Medicine on call rota out of hours (one in 12).

The post holder will work closely with a highly skilled nursing team, a dedicated pool of Advanced Nurse Practitioners, and junior medical staff in a unit which enjoys an excellent relationship with the Emergency Department. They will have the opportunity to develop innovative clinical services and play a key role in the configuration of new services.

The appointment is on a whole-time basis under the terms of the new consultant contract. The job plan, which is subject to review, comprises of 10 sessions, which will be split accordingly in discussion with the successful applicant. Additional SPAs may be incorporated into the job plan, depending on the time required to support the successful candidate’s professional activities and the needs of the service.

Applicants should already be on the Specialist Register or be within six months of obtaining their CCT in Acute Medicine, General Internal Medicine,  or equivalent and should hold full GMC registration.

Medical teams across NHS Dumfries and Galloway strive to provide high quality medical education, delivered in a supportive and friendly environment.

Nestled in the South West of Scotland Dumfries and Galloway is an area of outstanding natural beauty with endless opportunities to enjoy an active, outdoor lifestyle as part of a healthy work life balance. The region has an excellent reputation for providing high standards of education in schools, colleges and universities. Housing is varied and offers exceptional value for money. Dumfries and Galloway also has great transport links to
England, Ireland and the rest of Scotland.

For further information about this beautiful region please see the Dumfries and Galloway section at

For further details or an informal discussion please contact:

Dr Sian Finlay, Acute Medicine Consultant: 01387 241 009,

Dr Alex McDonald, Acute Medicine and Critical Care Consultant: 01387 246 246 ext 31528,

Dr Christiane Shrimpton, Associate Medical Director: 01387 241 075,

If you would like to visit the department please contact: Patsy Pattie, Clinical Services Manager: 01387 241790,

Closing date: 18 January 2019.

Visit the website by clicking the Apply button to download application pack, email quoting the reference number.