RAIGMORE HOSPITAL, INVERNESS
WOMAN & CHILD DIRECTORATE
CONSULTANT IN OBSTETRICS & GYNAECOLOGY
An exciting opportunity; the post of Consultant in Obstetrics and Gynaecology for NHS Highland, based at Raigmore Hospital, Inverness, in the Scottish Highlands, has arisen as a result of retirement of the current postholder.
This post invites applicants with broad skills and abilities in obstetrics and gynaecology. It is a full time replacement appointment, providing services at Raigmore Hospital and outreach clinics across NHS Highland. You will be joining a thriving and active department within the Woman and Child Directorate comprising seven full-time consultants.
Applicants unable to work full-time will be eligible to be considered for the post and, if appointed, the job plan will be discussed on an individual basis. Applicants should hold or be eligible for CCT within six months of interview.
We seek, primarily, a colleague who will work as a co-operative, committed and capable member of our collegiate consultant team; all applicants whose specialist skills and interests will complement those of existing colleagues are welcomed.
Raigmore Hospital is a modern District General Hospital with 454 beds. The department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology serves a wide population from Highland and Grampian Regions as well as Argyll and Bute. There are approximately 2,100 deliveries per year and a broad range of obstetric and gynaecological services is provided. There are currently 31 Obstetric beds (four High Dependency) and ten Gynaecology beds in a dedicated Maternity/Gynaecology and SCBU wing attached to the main hospital. There is a six bed labour ward with an obstetric theatre. There are further beds available in a dedicated Surgical Day Case Unit for Gynaecology day case patients.
There is an Early Pregnancy Assessment Unit and an Obstetric Day Unit. Specialist clinics include a joint diabetic antenatal clinic, fast-track gynaecology clinic, colposcopy clinic, infertility clinic, medical gynaecology clinic, social gynaecology clinic, recurrent miscarriage clinic, and an out patient hysteroscopy service. Raigmore hospital is a Gynaecology-oncology cancer unit and part of NOSCAN (North of Scotland Cancer Network) with close links to the Gynae-oncology Cancer Centre at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.
Medical Staffing presently comprises seven Consultants, one Associate Specialist, three Specialty Doctors, four Specialty Registrars and six FY2/GPST’s.
The Department participates in the teaching programme for medical undergraduates from Aberdeen University. Specialist trainees in the North of Scotland Deanery rotate to and from Aberdeen. The recently completed Centre for Health Sciences includes a modern Postgraduate Centre with outstanding training resources and excellent library facilities.
Inverness is the capital of The Highlands of Scotland - a most wonderful area in which to live and work. It enjoys good road, rail and air links to both the north and south. The attractive surrounding countryside offers exceptional outdoor recreational opportunities. Crèche facilities may be available within the hospital complex.
The successful applicant will be a committed, capable and motivated individual with proven skills, ability and experience in both obstetrics and gynaecology, abundant common sense, flexibility - and a sense of humour.
Informal enquiries may be made to Dr James Bingham, Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Tel 01463 705290 or Dr Valerie Wareham, Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Tel 01463 705289.