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Consultant, Anaesthetics posted by NHS Dumfries and Galloway

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Consultant, Anaesthetics
Location: Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary Grade: Consultant
Category: Medical & Dental Salary: £82,699 - £109,849
Contract: Permanent Duration:
Region: Dumfries_Galloway Hours: 40
Job type: FullTime Date posted: 15 Nov 2019
Ref: 19.139e Closing date: 19 Dec 2019
A Consultant Anaesthetist position is available working at the new Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary, located in the south of Scotland to join an established team of 13 full time consultants, 6 Specialty Doctors and 5 trainees. The Anaesthetic Department at the newly built hospital, which opened in December 2017, offers excellent facilities. The main theatre complex consists of 8 operating theatres and 4 endoscopy/minor procedure rooms. The operating theatres include a dedicated obstetric theatre; 3 UCV (laminar flow) theatres; 2 integrated (laparoscopic theatres) and 1 theatre designed with the capability to install fixed radiological equipment. Each theatre has an anaesthetic room.

The Critical Care Unit is located adjacent to the operating theatres and above the Emergency Department. There is a 16 bed combined Intensive Care and High Dependency Unit with 16 individual rooms

The Consultant post will comprise 10 Programmed Activities, with a split of 9:1 between Direct Clinical Care PAs and Supporting Professional Activities as standard, but the balance can be agreed with the successful person and is subject to annual job plan review as non clinical commitments increase. A minimum of 1 SPA will reflect activities such as appraisal, personal audit, professional development (out with study leave) and teaching. Up to 2 Additional PAs may be offered.

You will participate in a 1:6 on call rota (2 consultants, one of whom is always an intensivist) with compensatory time off after on call duties. Regular educational and research meetings are held locally, and the department participates in national education events via video conferencing. Generous funded study leave is available.

The Department is accredited for basic and intermediate level training in Intensive Care Medicine and is heavily involved in Critical Care and Resuscitation teaching with ALERT, APLS, ALS, SCOTTIE courses all being run from the well-equipped Education and Resuscitation Training Centre at DGRI.

Applicants should have full GMC registration with a license to practice and will be on the Specialist Register for Anaesthesia or be eligible for entry within 6 months. You will be part of an on call rota and require to have competency and experience across all anaesthesia sub-specialties, particularly Critical Care, Obstetrics and Paediatrics. The department is happy to accommodate most sub specialist interests including Chronic Pain or Intensive Care Medicine. Each Consultant has a desk and PC in the department offices, which are located adjacent to the Critical Care and Operating theatres, also with excellent views over the surrounding countryside.

This is a great opportunity to join a well-equipped department, and work in a beautiful location in Scotland. There are huge opportunities to develop your special interests and be part of the wider Scottish network. Dumfries is a lovely town, ideally located for outdoor activities and a fabulous place for families. The crime rates are low, schools are excellent and the housing is affordable. The area is easily linked to the cities of Glasgow and Edinburgh, or travel south into the north of England.

If you would like to hear more details about the proposed job, and discussed how your skills and experience would fit into the department then please get in touch with Dr D W Wrathall, Clinical Director for Anaesthesia and Intensive Care [Click here to apply] or via the Department of Anaesthesia, Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary [Click here to apply] or 246246 or email [Click here to apply]
How to apply:
An application form can be downloaded here in Microsoft Word or PDF format

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Additional vacancy information: (application pack)

[Click here to apply] Anaesthetics Job Pack.pdf

Contact information
General Contact
Recruitment Department
Phone: [Click here to apply] Fax:
Email: [Click here to apply]
Informal Contact
Dr D W Wrathall, Clinical Director for Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
Phone: [Click here to apply] Fax:
Email: [Click here to apply]

Employer details
NHS Dumfries and Galloway
Attractions of the region include fine countryside and coastline, ideal for outdoor pursuits, good schools, good transport links and a favourable cost of living compared to other parts of the UK.

Further information on Dumfries and Galloway can be found at
Organisation information:
All personal data processed by NHS Dumfries and Galloway for the purpose of recruitment is performed in line with our Data Protection Notice. This is available from: [Click here to apply]

NHS Dumfries & Galloway moved to our new hospital at the end of 2017. If a post is based at DGRI it will be based in the new site at Cargenbridge in Dumfries.

The new facility has been built fit for purpose with the most advanced technology to ensure the best possible treatment and care for our patients, and an excellent working environment for our staff.

Address: (generally only send applications to this address if specified above)
Please return your completed application form by e-mail to [Click here to apply]

(or alternatively, by post to: NHS Dumfries & Galloway, Recruitment Team, 2nd Floor North, Mountainhall, Bankend Road, Dumfries DG1 4AP)

PLEASE NOTE Shortlisted candidates will be contacted by email.

Please provide an accurate note of your email address on your application form

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