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Rural Practitioner

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RURAL PRACTITIONER POSTS Caithness General Hospital, Wick Full time posts, 40 hours per week £85,629 to £103,107 pro rata dependent on experience Job Ref: RuralPractOct16ES1 As a member of a new innovative team of senior generalists, you will provide a focal point for acute medical services in Caithness General Hospital. Your work will be an exciting amalgamation of all your previous experience but in a magnificent rural setting. You will be involved in running a unique new service providing Intermediate Care to admissions and an Accident and Emergency role in conjunction with Consultant, nursing and junior doctor colleagues to patients from across Caithness and Sutherland. You will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team throughout the 168 hours of the week in a pattern of full shifts. Applicants should either hold the Certificate of Completion of Training for General Practitioners or Emergency Medicine and be registered with the General Medical Council with a licence to practice. You will be based within Caithness General Hospital. You will join our established team of senior nurses, medical, surgical, anaesthetic, obstetric and gynaecology Consultant colleagues who have a unified role providing for the needs of the population of Caithness and Sutherland. In addition you will be involved in supporting FY2 and GPST doctors in training. This is an exciting prospect, providing broad clinical exposure to the full range of emergency care and supporting medical and surgical inpatient care in a modern environment with full support facilities and excellent continuing professional development opportunities. You will have a key leadership role when on shift in providing senior advice and interventions across the hospital. Caithness General Hospital is a Rural General Hospital located in Wick, Caithness, Scotland. The hospital is the most northerly of the hospitals in NHS Highland. It has 74 inpatient beds and its services include: 24-hour Accident & Emergency department, assessment and rehabilitation, palliative care, obstetrics, renal, general surgery and general medicine. Caithness offers an enviable lifestyle and environment combining excellent access to a breadth of outdoor pursuits with air links and road and rail connections to other UK centres. Prior experience in A&E and inpatient care and basic anaesthetic skills is expected but additional training is also available. Informal enquiries would be welcomed by Dr Paul Davidson, Clinical Director ( ( Phone number removed ) ) A full information pack, including application form and job description is available by emailing:( Email address removed ) quoting Job Reference number: JF-RuralPractOct16ES1 Refer to or For useful information on the Highlands please go to, For information on the area – Closing Date for completed applications: 30th November 2016 at 12 noon

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