ASSOCIATE MEDICAL DIRECTOR(S)
Post 1 – Primary Care 3 days
Post 2 – Mental Health 3 days
Consultant Salary Scale £76,761 to £103,490 (pro rata)
Plus Management Allowance of £15,352 to £20,698
Relocation package available
NHS Highland is committed to delivering Quality Care We are seeking to recruit two 0.6 wte part time Associate Medical Directors to support the Board Medical Director in the areas of Primary Care and Mental Health respectively with the aim of taking forward change in a complex environment.
As the largest integrated Board area in Scotland covering 41% of the land mass of Scotland you will need to like driving, and be able to build trusting long distance relationships with colleagues. The Board serves a population of 300,000 spread from Caithness to Campbeltown with budget of £776 million. We have over 10,500 directly employed staff working within community services, Raigmore District General Hospital in Inverness, 3 Rural General Hospitals, 2 Mental Health Hospitals, 20 community hospitals and 17 directly managed Care Homes We are committed to shifting the balance of care by providing care to people as close to home as possible. We also have around 1000 Primary Care Staff within the independent contractor sector scattered throughout the land mass, with all the attendant challenges of remote and rural care provision.
The postholder(s) will report directly to the Board Medical Director, with whom they will work closely on a daily basis, contributing to the development and management of the overall Corporate Agenda and taking the lead in their particular specialist area of either Mental Health or Primary Care.
You will provide input to the continued implementation of Highland Quality Approach (HQA) in support of the NHS Highland Board Vision, Strategic Aims and Quality Objectives. Your involvement in the Care Strategy of the Board which encompasses collaborative working between Public Health, Primary and Secondary Care and Adult Social Care, will be key.
As an experienced professional with well-developed influencing and communication skills, you will need to be excited about this unique opportunity to tackle the issues facing remote and rural communities in the most beautiful part of Scotland. You will be required to utilise high level strategic, technical and communication abilities and must be able to build trusting relationships with medical colleagues. You will have current registration with the General Medical Council with a license to practice.
The Highlands offer an excellent quality of life, an area of outstanding natural beauty with a range of cultural, musical, leisure and sporting opportunities throughout the year. Inverness, which is rapidly expanding is the 'happiest' city in Scotland with well-established road, rail and air links. Schools in the Highlands are rated very highly, crime rates are the lowest in Scotland and there is a wide range of urban, suburban and rural property within easy commuting distance of Inverness.
For informal discussion, please contact Dr Roderick Harvey, Board Medical Director, on 01463 704993 or Anne Gent, Director of Human Resources on 01463 704865.
Please only use the NHS Highland Application form which is available electronically along with the Job Pack by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org or alternatively call 01463 704450 for a pack to be sent out to you.
In your application you should make clear whether you wish to be considered for Post 1 (Primary Care) or Post 2 (Mental Health) or both posts.
Refer to www.medicaljobs.scot.nhs.uk or www.jobs.scot.nhs.uk
For useful information on the Highlands please go to www.enterprisinghighland.com
Please quote Job Reference MS15.16.02.
Closing date for receipt of completed applications: Monday 15th February, 2016
Anticipated date for interview: Thursday 3rd March, 2016.