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Why work for us?
Patients are at the centre of everything we do in our daily working lives at NHS Borders ensuring they are safe, cared for efficiently, effectively by suitably experienced and qualified staff driving quality at the heart of patient care. We are a dynamic and forward thinking team with a wealth of clinical and leadership experience. We aim for an open and honest culture and believe in nurturing future stars in NHS.
Borders General Hospital is a modern and well-equipped 288 bed DGH serving the rural Borders area in South East Scotland, approximately 36 miles from Edinburgh. After an absence of almost 50 years, the Borders Railway has now opened, with train services to central Edinburgh running every thirty minutes (journey time 50 minutes approx). Tweedbank Station is a few minutes walk from the Borders General Hospital. On opening the railway Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth said "The Borders railway brings so much promise for sharing and invigorating this most beautiful countryside as a place to work, live and enjoy”. A relocation package/assistance up to full Inland Revenue limits with the possibility of temporary accommodation in the local area is available for the successful candidate.
All new consultants are welcome to join the consultant development programme. The programme seeks to provide you with support for the development of leadership and management skills. There are also opportunities for professional coaching and mentoring – an established BGH consultant will be identified as a “buddy” in your first few weeks.
You will join our existing Consultant Cardiologists and team (including Specialist Nurses and Physiological Measurement Technicians) to provide cardiac care for the population of the Borders. You will share responsibility for the care of cardiology in-patients within the Medical Unit, as well as outpatient services. A 12-bedded general medicine ward functions as a high dependency / coronary care unit, with monitored and telemetry beds.
Candidates must hold MRCP or equivalent and must also be registered with the General Medical Council with a licence to practice and on the Specialist Register for Cardiology/Cardiovascular Medicine or be within 6 months of expected date of obtaining CCT or equivalent.