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Locum Appointment for Service (General Surgery/A&E) (Ref: 182863) Full-Time – 40 hours per week Fixed term contract from August 2023 Opportunities available for 4, 6 or 12 month posts £40,995 to £64,461 per annum (pro...

Locum Appointment for Service (General Surgery/A&E) (Ref: 182863)

Full-Time – 40 hours per week

Fixed term contract from August 2023

Opportunities available for 4, 6 or 12 month posts

£40,995 to £64,461 per annum (pro rata), plus banding supplement


This post also attract a relocation package up to £4,000 (for a 12 month post) and Distant Islands Allowance of £2,256 per annum (pro rata)


Based at the Gilbert Bain Hospital in Lerwick, this post would suit doctors who have just completed FY2 training and are considering a surgical career or a core surgical trainee waiting for a StR position.  Alternatively a doctor interested in a future career in general practice waiting for a StR position/a GP trainee who had completed training but who wished further surgical/A&E experience.  Full GMC registration with a current licence to practice is essential for this role.


The successful applicant will work as a part of the surgical team:

  • The general surgical unit deals general surgery as well as orthopaedic trauma.
  • A substantial component of the post involves seeing and treating surgical patients in A & E.
  • There is also opportunity to attend surgical clinics and theatre.
  • Night shifts involve three or four nights at a time covering surgical and medical A & E, as well as the wards.


Rise to the challenge and enjoy the opportunity - Shetland is a wonderful place to live and work.  Shetland offers great leisure facilities, unique wildlife and amazing scenery, whilst still only a short flight away from the UK mainland.  To find out more about living and working in Shetland go to www.shetland.org and/or https://www.shetland.org/life


Informal enquiries should be addressed to Mr Gordon McFarlane (Consultant Surgeon) at the Gilbert Bain Hospital. Contact via the hospital switchboard on 01595 743000 or via email on gordon.mcfarlane@nhs.scot  


Closing Date: 16/04/2024    
Telephone/Teams Interview:  24/04/2024