OUR VALUES IN ACTION
●Care and Compassion ●Quality and Teamwork ●Dignity and Respect ●Openness, honesty and responsibility
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 284 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 with temporary accommodation in the local area, up to full Inland Revenue limits, 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.
The department has an establishment of 16 consultants, 5 middle grade anaesthetists and 5 training grade doctors. We are seeking a locum consultant anaesthetist for 6 months from June 2017 – you can either be a generalist or seeking an interest in intensive care.
There is 24 hour consultant and middle grade / trainee anaesthetic cover for the 9 bedded Critical Care facility, Obstetrics and other emergency work. There is a well established Day Procedure Unit, and Acute and Chronic Pain services. Special interests in Critical Care, Enhanced Recovery after Surgery (ERAS) for colorectal and orthopaedic surgery, and Local Anaesthetic techniques enabling Day Surgery for major procedures would be beneficial.
Candidates must hold FRCA or equivalent higher qualification and must also be fully registered and licensed to practice preferably on the Specialist Register with the General Medical Council or within 6 months of obtaining CCT at the time of interview. Recent experience in Critical Care, Emergency Care and Obstetrics is obligatory. Non-resident consultant on-call duties, providing support for resident on-call trainees / middle grades, will apply on approx 1 in 11 basis, with prospective cover when consultant colleagues are on annual or study leave.