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Consultant in Obs & Gynae

Job Description

Applications are invited for a new consultant post in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, based at Raigmore Hospital, Inverness, in the Scottish Highlands. This post has arisen because of the reduction in sessions of existing post holders and the retirement of our associate specialist.

The post-holders will provide services at Raigmore Hospital and outreach clinics across NHS Highland. This post offers 10 PA's on an 8:2 basis.

Applicants unable to work full-time will be eligible to be considered for the post and, if appointed, the job plan will be discussed on an individual basis. Applicants should hold, or be eligible for, CCT within six months of interview.

We seek, primarily a colleague who will work as co-operative, committed and capable members of our collegiate consultant team; all applicants whose specialist skills and interests will support and complement those of existing colleagues are welcomed.

Raigmore Hospital is a modern District General Hospital with 454 beds. The department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology serves a wide population from Highland. There are approximately 2,000 deliveries per year and a broad range of obstetric and gynaecological services are provided.

There is an Early Pregnancy Assessment Unit and an Obstetric Day Unit. Specialist clinics include a joint diabetic antenatal clinic, fast-track gynaecology clinic, colposcopy clinic, infertility clinic, social gynaecology clinic, and an out-patient hysteroscopy service. Raigmore hospital is a Gynaecology-oncology cancer unit and part of NOSCAN (North of Scotland Cancer Network) with close links to the Gynae-oncology Cancer Centre at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.

The Medical Staffing complement presently comprises nine Consultants, four Specialty Doctors, four Specialty Registrars and six FY2/GPST's.

The Department participates in the teaching programme for medical undergraduates from Aberdeen University. Specialist trainees in the North of Scotland Deanery rotate to and from Aberdeen. The recently completed Centre for Health Sciences includes a modern Postgraduate Centre with outstanding training resources including a simulation area, research facilities and excellent library facilities.

Inverness is the capital of The Highlands of Scotland - a most wonderful area in which to live and work. It enjoys good road, rail and air links to both the north and south. The attractive surrounding countryside offers exceptional outdoor recreational opportunities. Crèche facilities may be available within the hospital complex.

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