Specialty Doctor in Paediatrics – Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland
An excellent opportunity is available for a Specialty Doctor in Paediatrics to join NHS Dumfries & Galloway and work from their fantastic newly build district general hospital located in the south of Scotland. We are delighted to have been selected to take on the exclusive recruitment for NHS Dumfries and Galloway and have been hugely impressed when meeting the Paediatric Department.
If you would like to join a hospital where you will be part of a very well supported department, with access to senior members and regular departmental meetings to ensure all runs smoothly, then this will be the place for you. With a newly designed Paediatric and Neonatal In-Patient facility at the new DGRI you will have excellent facilities to provide acute assessment and care of children and neonates. There will be additional commitments to general paediatric and/or community paediatric outpatient work. Additional training can be provided where required. All special interests can be accommodated and you will be encouraged to develop your skills. In a hospital of this size you will have the opportunity to take an active part in specialist services and to be part of service review and development.
The Children’s Ward comprises of 12 in-patient beds, plus 8 beds as 23-hour care and 4 assessment beds. Surgical beds are shared between general surgery and orthopaedic surgery, with some admissions from other specialities also. The Neonatal Unit is classed as a Level 2 facility, however they do not provide long term ventilation; there is a policy of antenatal transfer to Glasgow where delivery is expected at less than 30-32 weeks, and where required they will intubate then transfer neonates to Glasgow/Edinburgh for specialist care. The new unit has 9 cots which comprises of 3 intensive care, 6 special care and also 2 transitional care rooms.
You will currently have at least two years middle grade Paediatrics experience and valid GMC registration with a current license to practise. You will be joining a team of 7 Consultants, 4 permanent doctors, and 2 trainees. There has been a significant development in the Women and Children’s Services in Dumfries & Galloway, in addition to the new unit, there is also ‘The Willows’ which is a centre for children and families that opened in 2016, a strong management team structure for the Women and Children’s Service is in place which ensures clear lines of accountability and clinical governance, and also there has been development of the community Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service.
As a Specialty Doctor in Paediatrics you will be working 10 sessions per week, with a resident 2nd on-call rota (a Consultant will be available at home for support). You will be located in a truly beautiful rural location. A lovely place for families and those with a keen interest in outdoor pursuits. At the same time, you are within easy reach of the cities of Glasgow and Edinburgh, or travelling south across the border to Carlisle in the north of England. There is a low crime rate, excellent schools and affordable housing.
If you would like to hear more about this opportunity and review the details in full, then please get in touch with Karen Diamond at Head Medical.