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Posted 5 February by NHS Western Isles Featured Ended

Salary £78,304 - £105,570 + Distant Islands Allowance £985
+ 12 Weeks additional Professional Leave

A review of the medial paediatric service in NHS Western Isles has recently been completed, which has resulted in the creation of 2 new permanent 1.1 WTE posts to replace the previous single handed paediatric post. Working in the largest and what are considered to be the most attractive Scottish Islands offers a unique opportunity to combine modern and progressive clinical practice with a life style that is difficult to match. The posts offer a unique opportunity to develop skills and knowledge as a general paediatrician, whilst containing additional professional leave to pursue sub speciality interests, other relevant clinical activities, research or other professional development.

NHS Western Isles has an innovative approach to the provision of Out of Hours cover which is being developed into an urgent and emergency care multi-disciplinary team including GPs, Speciality Doctors, Paramedics, Junior Doctors, Consultants and Nurse Practitioners. The GPs and Speciality Doctors undertake the Children on Call duties overnight and at weekends and the consultant paediatrician will not be expected to participate in overnight or weekend calls. Training will be supported and provided as relevant to the post. The successful applicant will be required to register with the PVG (Protecting Vulnerable Groups) Scheme. This post is not eligible for relocation expenses.

The Western Isles Hospital (WIH) in Stornoway is a Rural General Hospital serving a population of approximately 26,500. The hospital which was opened in 1992, is modern and well equipped. It has 90 beds covering General Medicine (including a 4-bedded high dependency unit and a bay for paediatric patients), General Surgery, Orthopaedics and Trauma, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Psychiatry and Rehabilitation. For more information on living and working in the Western Isles visit the website: .

The Hospital has an up-to-date laboratory with ready access to more specialised investigations at Raigmore laboratories and other specialized laboratories in Scotland. The Radiology Department is well equipped for routine radiology, CT scanning, ultrasound and Doppler studies.

For further information and an informal chat please contact Dr Angus McKellar, Medical Director, orTwitter: @NHSWI Facebook: @NHSWesternIsles Web:

If you do not hold permanent residential status in the UK or hold an EU, EEA or Switzerland passport, you should be eligible to apply under the current immigration process for this post. It is your responsibility to ensure your eligibility and entitlement to work in the UK in line with UK Border Agency/Immigration rules and regulations. NHS Western Isles cannot guarantee that that a certificate of sponsorship could be obtained.

All NHS Western Isles vacancies appear on the SHOW website: along with a job description and an application form.

Applications (in Word format) and full CV with names of a minimum 3 referees contact details should be sent to or mailed to: Human Resources Department, Western Isles Hospital, Macaulay Road, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, HS1 2AF. Telor 762027.

Closing date: 01st March 2018 Job Ref: WI1934a

Reference: 34393737

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