Rural Hospital Doctor
Galloway Community Hospital

Job reference: 021804

Location: Galloway Community Hospital

Job closing date: 23/10/2020

Job posted date: 01/05/2020

Salary: Consultant (£84,984 - £112,925)

Employment type: Permanent

Job Type: Medical and Dental

Hours of work: 44

Department: Galloway Community Hospital

Employer (NHS Board) : NHS Dumfries & Galloway

Rural Hospital Doctor, Galloway Community Hospital

Salary: £89,573.10 to £102,673.15 (pro-rata)

NHS Dumfries & Galloway are looking for an enthusiastic and innovative doctor to join our team in providing in-patient and A&E cover in the Galloway Community Hospital in Stranraer. This post is an excellent opportunity to develop acute care skills, supported by a motivated and highly-skilled multi-disciplinary team, based in a modern and purpose-built hospital in one of the most beautiful areas in Scotland.

The hospital has a 20 bedded acute ward, a 26 bedded rehabilitation ward, also used for step-down care, and a busy A&E department, seeing about 15,000 cases per year. Support in this role is provided by visiting Consultants from Dumfries & Galloway Royal Infirmary including; physicians, surgeons, geriatricians and Emergency Department specialists, and from anaesthetists on call locally.  ALS, ATLS and APLS are all required to be kept up to date and many of the courses are available locally. We envisage in the future that you will regularly rotate through the consultant-led units in DGRI, particularly anaesthetics, A&E and acute medicine.

The hospital also has nurse-led units for obstetrics, renal dialysis and chemotherapy. This post would suit a candidate with MRCGP or equivalent who was looking to widen their experience and spend more time in acute care. The post is full time, 40 hours per week, but part time and job share options will be considered.

The region offers beautiful countryside, from rugged cliffs and sandy beaches to forests, hills and rolling plains. There is a wide range of activities on offer, with watersports, fishing, birdwatching, golf, mountain-biking or cycling along the network of rural roads and much more.  House prices are low, schools are good and you are within 2 hours of Edinburgh, Glasgow, Lake District and Newcastle.

Applicants are required to be on the GMC Register with a Licence to Practice and will hold CCT or be within 6 months of obtaining the certificate in either Acute Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Anaesthetics or General Practice.

If this challenging but hugely rewarding post appeals to you, please contact any of the following for more information:

Dr Ken Donaldson, Medical Director on 01387 244001 or email

Natalie Adams, Nursing & Service Manager, email

Medical Staffing, email

Arrangements to visit the hospital can be made through Medical Staffing on 01387 244143 or


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