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Fancy a year on a sub-tropical island?

 

Helping to develop Primary Care Services, you will actively support a programme of health services reform, playing an active part in health promotion and preventative care programmes.

A sub-tropical island of spectacular and beautiful landscapes in the South Atlantic with a warm and friendly population of 4,500, St Helena is a self-governing overseas territory of the UK. It’s now poised for transformation with the recent opening of a brand new international airport offering scheduled commercial air access.

The 30-bed General Hospital in the capital, Jamestown, covers all areas of acute medical and surgical care.

Working with the other medical officers, you will run out-patient clinics covering a wide range of practice, including diabetes, hypertension, cardio-pulmonary disease, paediatrics, ENT, ophthalmology etc. You will also be required to take care of in-patients as well as being primary on-call approximately every fourth night supporting the nursing staff in the triage and attending possible emergencies.

You will be supported by specialist colleagues in anaesthetics, surgery, orthopedics and obstetrics/gynaecology as well as two other medical officers.

This role is suitable for an Emergency Physician or Internal Medicine Specialist. Suitable candidates would already be Consultants or Registrars nearing completion of training to become consultants. A minimum of 5-years speciality training experience is essential with full GMC registration or equivalent, good standing with the relevant registering authority and a very good command of the English language.

Benefits include St Helena Tax system, accommodation allowance and additional tax exempt living allowances

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