MS12031883 - Consultant Urological Surgeon, Raigmore Hospital

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Job Description NHS HIGHLAND CONSULTANT UROLOGICAL SURGEON RAIGMORE HOSPITAL, INVERNESS NHS Highland’s Urology Team are seeking a Consultant Urological Surgeon to join them at Raigmore Hospital, Inverness. NHS Highlands covers a huge and diverse geographical area; working here would allow you to engage with everything that rural life has to offer; mountains, coast lines, the outdoors and a happy way of life, coupled with excellent flight and rail links to the rest of the UK and Europe. Inverness is a growing and happy city with excellent schools and social circles. If you are a collaborative clinical leader who understands and values the perspectives of others and is motivated by testing new ways of working, and would like the opportunity to live in the Highlands we are waiting to hear from you. NHS Highland has the smallest population, but the biggest geographical area of any UK Health Board/Foundation Trust. The urology team is small and dedicated. This gives excellent opportunity to candidates to get involved in developing the services and proactively bringing about change. It also results in utilising all skills to see the diverse range of patients that attend. You will be joining our team at a particularly exciting time: for example, we are trialing a move to be one of the first departments to move away from overnight on call. We currently have an establishment of four Consultants and are in the process of increasing our Consultant base to six. This role will appeal to you if you are able to see opportunities to do things differently, if you enjoy promoting and supporting creativity and innovation and thrive on leading and managing change. Our Department services the needs of the population of the Highlands and Western Isles, the largest geographical health area in Scotland. The core Urology unit is based at Raigmore Hospital where all major surgery and one-stop clinics are performed. Consultants undertake regular peripheral clinics and diagnostic work which currently includes Stornoway in NHS Western Isles, and with full establishment, we would plan to resume visits to Broadford on the Isle of Skye, Wick and Fort William. NHS Highland innovations such as NHS Near Me, our video consulting service, which aims to provide outpatient consultations as close as possible to home will also mean increased opportunities for consulting with patients with little or no travel, enabling more flexible working arrangements. The Department of General Surgery and Urology currently comprises thirteen General Surgeons with a full range of sub-specialties and four Urologists. The work of the department is mostly General Urology. Sub-specialist interests which complement those of the existing Urologists is essential, and an interest in pelvic oncology, laparoscopy or diagnostics would be preferable. In response to the operating context of a NHS Highland’s remote and rural geography, you will also bring new ideas which will help turn our particular challenges into opportunities for innovation in patient care. Raigmore Hospital is a Cancer Centre and offers a full range of secondary and tertiary services to the remote and rural areas of the Highlands and Islands and part of the West Grampian area. Back-up includes full diagnostic and interventional radiology, renal medicine, nuclear medicine, oncology and laboratory services. There is an extensive undergraduate teaching programme with students from Aberdeen University and Scotland’s new Graduate ScotGEM programme, and a significant commitment to teaching is expected. The Highland Medical Education Centre with the University of the Highlands and Islands and ScotGEM has a state of the art Clinical Skills Centre and a Research Unit which offer exciting academic opportunities. The Centre for Rural Health of the University of Aberdeen provides support, guidance and co-ordination to clinical research into healthcare delivery in remote and rural areas of Scotland. Scotland’s newest university, the University of the Highlands and Islands has just established a multimillion pound campus in the City of Inverness, linked by footbridge to our Raigmore Hospital site. The Centre for Health Sciences facility houses a library, lecture theatres, research lab and clinical skills centre. Informal enquiries about this role are welcome. Mr Alan Grant, Clinical Director for Surgery on or Ms Karina Laing Service Lead on would welcome your call, as would any of the substantive Urologists from our team. Closing Date for applications is: 25 th October 2020 Interviews will take place on 19 th November 2020 A job pack for this post can be accessed at ​​​​​​​

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