Consultant Renal Medicine

Raigmore Hospital is the principal acute hospital of NHS Highland, which has a catchment area of 12,500 square miles and a population of around 320,000. Applications are invited for this Consultant post in Renal Medicine...

Raigmore Hospital is the principal acute hospital of NHS Highland, which has a catchment area of 12,500 square miles and a population of around 320,000.  

Applications are invited for this Consultant post in Renal Medicine in NHS Highland based within Raigmore Hospital, Inverness.

An opportunity has arisen to work within NHS Highland’s well established Renal Team. This is a 8PA Substantive Role.

With easy access to coast, mountains lochs and glens, Inverness in the Scottish Highlands is one of the fastest growing cities in Europe offering unrivalled quality of life with a huge range of leisure and sporting opportunities.

The post holder will join the existing Renal Medicine team of consultants.  The Renal Unit provides a comprehensive service to the widely dispersed population of approximately 246,000, covering North NHS Highland, and parts of NHS Grampian and NHS Western Isles.

The post will provide the successful applicant with an exciting opportunity to work within a thriving renal service. The successful applicant will be encouraged to participate in developing innovative services for this widely distributed population across a remote and rural area, against a national background of increasing demand.

The post holder will be involved in providing a mixture of inpatient and outpatient care to patients in a variety of locations and through a mixture of face to face and virtual interaction.  The post holder will also provide support to the acute medicine rota as well as being part of the telephone advice rota for renal medicine.

We would be happy to receive applications from people jointly trained in either Renal Medicine and general medicine or Nephrology as a stand-alone specialty.

It is essential that applicants are on the Specialist Register or be within six months of obtaining their CCT at date of interview. The hours and job plan for this post can be discussed on an individual basis.

Provision will be made to develop sub-specialty interests should the post holder wish to develop in a particular area. The department is supported by experienced and flexible management, administrative and secretarial teams.  We value this support and a wealth of knowledge which is always on hand. We are looking to maximise clinical, educational and research opportunities for Care of the Elderly across the North of Scotland by working to build ties with other NHS Boards.

Many staff, work and live here because of the unrivalled access to outdoor activities: on-piste or backcountry skiing, rock climbing, munroing, summer/winter mountaineering, or trekking in the numerous magnificent glens come as standard perks of the post. Amazing beaches are both close by and further afield and it is easy to find a beach to yourself even in the peak of summer. Join the many staff comparing their cycle routes on Strava, enjoying the wildscapes whilst wild swimming or improve your game on the fantastic local golf courses. Watersports and fishing possibilities are endless, from river kayaking to open seas and countless lochs. Loch Ness itself lies 10 miles away. Inverness is a compact city with many lovely nearby villages in which to live. There are good schools, many with wrap around childcare, which have an excellent reputation and a University campus next to the hospital.

There is a warm, welcoming environment in Highland – we would be delighted for you to come and join us.

Informal enquiries will be welcomed by Dr Rob Peel, Consultant Nephrologist and Clinical Lead on 01463 705623, or Dr Ken McDonald, Consultant Nephrologist

You are required to have full GMC registration and licence to practice and be on the specialist register for Nephrology or be within 6 months of attaining CCT from date of interview.

Closing date: Midnight Wednesday 7th August 2024

Job Reference: 191184

NHS Scotland is committed to encouraging equality and diversity among our workforce and eliminating unlawful discrimination. The aim is for our workforce to be truly representative and for each employee to feel respected and able to give their best. To this end, NHS Scotland welcomes applications from all sections of society.


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NHS Highland is geographically the largest of the 14 regional boards of NHS Scotland, covering an area of 12,500 square miles, across Highland and Argyll & Bute.

As a board we strive to ensure the environment is conducive to nurturing a positive culture, supported and delivered through our NHS and Social Care values.




Care and compassion

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Openness, honesty and responsibility

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NHS Scotland is reducing their full time working week from 37.5 to 37 hours per week from 1 April 2024 but with no change in pay.  This reduction will also be applied pro rata for part time staff.  This advert and any subsequent offer/contract of employment therefore reflects the new working hours.  However, as not all service areas will be able to adopt the 37 hour working week immediately from 1 April 2024, you may be required to work up to an additional 30 minutes per week for a temporary period for which you would be paid until the service you are working in changes rosters or working patterns to accommodate the new reduced working week.  If you have any questions or concerns please contact the Recruiting Board. 

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