Part time Salaried GP in Rural Practice

NHS Highland

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NHS Highland South Skye Practice Team Part time Salaried GP in Rural Practice – permanent contract.
NHS Highland is recruiting, and this is your chance to become part of something new, exciting, and completely different. We are developing a Rural Support Team, trying new ways to provide primary care in our remote areas.
We are looking for a part time 30 hours per week salaried GP to work in our South Skye Practices, whilst having the flexibility to rotate into neighbouring practices to support them if needed:
In South Skye, we have linked practices in Broadford and Sleat covering aproximately 2600 patients, with two modern medical centres with dedicated experienced practice staff. Since 2014 we have been providing medical services for two days/week to the remote Small Isles, and telemedicine links for the rest of the week. This new post is designed to continue this important and innovative work. There is no out of hours.
The Small Isles Medical Practice has 164 listed patients over the four Small Islands of Eigg, Rum, Muck and Canna. First Responders and health and social care co-ordinators are up and running together with a dedicated new healthcentre and practice manager.
Skye is connected to the mainland by a bridge, and ferries also leave to the outer hebrides and to Mallaig. The Small Isles are accessed by sea, we have our own charter boat for the days we are needed there and for our other visiting community staff.
All the practices use Vision software and are paper light. Practice Management and staff are rotated with Glenelg and Carbost Medical Practices. Glenelg is on the mainland, has 283 patients, and you might be asked to work there occasionally.
As a GP and being part of this prestigious and innovative team will offer you the exciting opportunity to work in a variety of stunning locations and embrace the unique challenges and opportunities presented by rural practice.
You will ideally be experienced in skills such as BASICs, ALS, PLS, intermediate and palliative care.
In remote and rural locations, the healthcare professional is a key part of the community, which brings specific challenges but can also offer fantastic levels of personal and professional satisfaction. You will be working as part of an extended team of professionals including the Scottish Ambulance Service, RNLI Coastguards, Fire and Rescue Services, Mountain Rescue, and Local Community Hospitals.
Whether you are currently coming towards the end of your training, looking for a rewarding career change, or a 'taster' period in remote and rural healthcare before making more permanent career choices, please contact us for an informal chat, to find out more about this exciting team and discuss this opportunity.
The salary scale for this post (40 hours per week) is £74,104 - £84,453 per annum pro rata (2016/2017 rates), with a £5,000 non-superannuable car allowance, and a 'Golden Hello' where applicable.
Informal enquiries would be welcomed by Mrs Kate Earnshaw, District Manager – Skye, Lochalsh & Wester Ross on 01471 820600 or Melanie Meecham, Primary Care Manager – West on 01349869222 / 223 or mobile 07909 873592 or e mail
Please only use the NHS Highland Application form which is available electronically along with the Job Pack by e-mailing
Please quote reference: MS12.16.39 Closing date for completed applications: 16th December 2016
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If you don't feel this post is for you but you would like to explore other posts that we have arising in Highland, in our rural team, or you are wondering about doing locum work up here, then please contact:
Melanie Meecham
Primary Care Manager - West
North and West Operational Unit
Larachan House 9 Docharty Road Dingwall Ross-shire IV15 9UG Tel: 01349 869222 / 223 or email

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