Consultant Anaesthetist

NHS Shetland
11 Jan 2018
16 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Consultant Anaesthetist
Full time, permanent position
Salary Range £78,304 - £105,570 per annum
Plus: 8% On-call supplement, Distant Islands Allowance £1,738
and relocation assistance up to £8000
NHS Shetland is the most northerly Health Service in the country and a unique setting in which to develop your career. We are a tight-knit organisation with approximately 650 staff looking after the health needs of some 23,000 people spread across 15 islands. We follow a highly professional ethos that characterises every aspect of our operations. All in all you’ll find a superb degree of professionalism allied to a practical, resolute approach to the challenges of working in a remote island setting
We are looking to appoint 3 full time consultant anaesthetists to work in NHS Shetland who will work at the Gilbert Bain Hospital, Lerwick. Whilst the post is of a general nature every effort will be made to accommodate a successful candidate’s subspecialty interest. Subspecialty interest in pain medicine, trauma, obstetric anaesthesia could be accommodated and these skills would be particularity advantageous.
The Anaesthetic Department provides comprehensive general anaesthetic and critical care services. In addition, because of the remote nature of Shetland there is the necessity for anaesthetists to operate outside their core skills when the occasion arises – for instance to provide an enhanced trauma resuscitation service, to provide expertise in the resuscitation and stabilisation of neonates and paediatric patients, and to reap the reward of being able to adapt core anaesthetic skills to suit unpredictable and potentially challenging clinical scenarios arising outside the traditional theatre-based environment.
This is a beautiful part of the world with a satisfyingly different lifestyle from the metropolitan centres. The diverse nature of Shetland’s culture, the stunning scenery, the wildlife, the local dialects as well as the spread of different islands all make for greater professional and personal challenges. Shetland is a world where wildlife is truly wild - otters and seals play in quiet coves and the air is full of the sound of wild birds crowding the jagged cliffs in huge and noisy colonies. There are regular sightings of killer whales and superb displays of rare sub-arctic flora.
For an informal discussion please contact Dr Catriona Barr or Dr Som Gangaiah (Consultant Anaesthetists) at the Gilbert Bain Hospital - they can be contacted via the hospital switchboard onor via email or or Dr Gilbert Ozuzu, Medical Director onor via email

For further details and to apply please email a CV and covering letter to The CV should cover your full career history including details of key achievements. You should also include names and contact details of 3 Referees, one of which must be your current or most recent employer.

Closing Date: 26th February 2018
Interview Date: week commencing 12th March 2018

In promoting equal opportunities, we welcome applications from all sections of the community.