Consultant General Medicine - Belford Hospital

NHS Highland
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  • Contact: Personnel Department
  • Reference: MS12.19.03

Are you looking for an exciting career move, where you can really make a difference? An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Consultant Physician to work within our busy Rural General Hospital situated at the foot of Ben Nevis alongside a beautiful Scottish loch. Fort William is the outdoor capital of the UK and offers unparalleled opportunities for outdoor leisure pursuits, stunning scenery and wild life, low levels of crime and good schools in a friendly and supportive community all within 2hrs drive of Inverness, Edinburgh and Glasgow.
The hospital has a 17 bedded Combined Assessment Unit for acute admissions, a two bedded high dependency unit with facility for short-term ventilation and a 15 bedded acute mixed/rehabilitation ward. The Belford has an excellent on-site laboratory service providing basic biochemistry, haematology and cross match services 24/7 in addition to on site radiology with ultrasound scanning and CT facility.
Applications are sought for a Consultant Physician to work in our busy Rural General Hospital in Fort William. The successful candidate will have broad general medical experience, excellent communication and problem solving skills, and be able to work flexibly as part of an integrated team. A specialist interest in Care of the Elderly would be especially welcome. You would be encouraged to develop your special interests as part of a network with specialists in Highland. An active interest in teaching and support of our team of specialist nurses along with undergraduate students and junior doctors will also be important.
Applicants who wish to work part time are encouraged to apply. You must be on the General Medical Council Specialist Register with a Licence to Practise or within six months of obtaining CCT in General Medicine at time of interview. Candidates are encouraged to visit the department.
Applicants not currently on the specialist register for general medicine would also be considered for a fixed term contract in the first instance.
Informal enquiries will be welcomed by Dr Brian Tregaskis, Consultant Physician/Clinical Lead, Belford Hospital, Tel 01397 702481, b.tregaskis@nhs.net.

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