Locum Consultant Anaesthetist

Job Summary

Job Title: Locum Consultant Anaesthetist
Availability: Fulltime, Flexible or part time
REF: 162045
Location: Dr Gray’s Hospital, Elgin, Scotland

We are delighted at the prospect of recruiting a further Locum Consultant Anaesthetist to our team at Dr Gray’s Hospital, Elgin.

This full-time post (10 PA’s) will primarily be based at Dr Gray’s Hospital. Specialist interest encouraged; qualified applicants may have opportunities to work at other Grampian hospitals.

Colleagues with an interest in Remote and Rural anaesthesia practice within the North of Scotland, Highlands and Islands are also welcome to apply. Individualised Job Planning can be tailored to the requirements of the service and applicants.

The Anaesthetic service is under full review for staffing and function, with efforts to expand Consultant tier.

About Dr Gray’s Hospital:

Dr. Gray’s Hospital, Scotland’s smallest District General Hospital, is rich in history and character. The original building, dating back to 1819, is still in use for some practices. Additionally, a new hospital was opened in 1995 and undergoes continuous upgrades and development.

There are 181 beds – 153 inpatient, a 15 bed surgical day unit case and 13 ambulatory care beds serving a catchment population of about 132,000 spread between Forres and Macduff along the coast, and inland as far as Huntly and Tomintoul. Our hub tertiary centre (Aberdeen Royal Infirmary) is located 65 miles to the east.

The hospital has approximately 35 consultants working in the acute sector.

About the role:

Anaesthesia provides a consultant-delivered service. The current increase in the number of anaesthetists at Dr Gray’s Hospital will allow us to offer an ideal work-life balance and promote an environment fit for the highest quality colleagues.

The anaesthetic department provides an elective and emergency service for General Surgery, Orthopaedics and Trauma, Gynaecology, ENT, Ophthalmology and Dental Surgery. Anaesthesia is provided for surgery in children over the age of two years.

Anaesthetists also play a central role in the resuscitation and stabilisation of critically ill patients, including children.

We have a combined medical and surgical High Dependency Unit with eight beds.

Intensive Care Unit facilities are located at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary and necessitate transfer of critically ill patients by road or occasionally air.

Remote and rural anaesthesia: new flexible arrangements are being discussed.

There may be potential for an appointee to have job planned time outside the Dr Gray’s Hospital environment within one of the remote Community Hospitals in the Highlands and Islands.

Informal enquiries and visits are encouraged

If you’re interested in joining Dr. Gray’s Anaesthetic Team, we’d love to invite you to visit the hospital. You can speak with our clinicians and learn about departmental work and recreational activities nearby.

Interested prospective candidates should contact Dr Marek Wolanski , Consultant Anaesthetist and Clinical Lead. Telephone 01343 567317 or email marek.wolanski@nhs.scot. Or drop us a line any time using the contact button on the top right of this page.

North of Scotland Retrieval Service

In April 2019, ScotSTAR opened a new North of Scotland critical care team and transfer/retrieval hub (Emergency Medical Retrieval Service North). Featured on Channel 4’s ‘Extreme Medics,’ it’s part of the Scottish Trauma Network, providing retrieval services for critically ill patients. Patients are stabilised by the Dr Gray’s team prior to retrieval. There are occasions when EMRS is already busy and transfer is then required to be carried out by an anaesthetist from Dr Gray’s Hospital.

Flexible/part-time working

We encourage applications from candidates who wish to work in a part-time/flexible manner. We fully realise that life as a modern doctor should involve flexible job plans tailored to individuals professional and personal needs. There are opportunities for any candidate to develop a work programme outside NHS Grampian.

Departmental Interests

We currently have consultants with interests which include regional anaesthesia, difficult airway skills (Dr Gray’s International Airway Course), pre-assessment and pre-hospital and retrieval medicine. A newly built Clinical Skills Centre (Alexander Graham Bell Centre) co-run with University of Highlands and Islands (UHI) exists less than one mile from the hospital at the local UHI College base.

We are keen to encourage and develop any interest which you may wish to pursue.