LAS Doctor
Gilbert Bain Hospital

Job reference: 058251

Location: Gilbert Bain Hospital

Job closing date: 01/07/2021

Job posted date: 22/06/2021

Salary: LAT - Specialty Trainee (£33,884 - £53,280)

Employment type: Fixed-term

Job Type: Medical and Dental

Hours of work: 40

Department: General Surgery/A&E

Employer (NHS Board) : NHS Shetland

LAS Doctor (General Medicine/A&E) (Ref: 58251)

£33,884 to £44,828 per annum (pro rata), plus banding supplement 2B

Full Time Fixed term from August 2021 for up to 6 months

Distant Island Allowance of £1,971 per annum (pro rata)

and a relocation package of up to £2,000 for a 6 month post.

Based at the Gilbert Bain Hospital in Lerwick, this post would suit doctors who have just completed FY2 training and are considering a medical or surgical career or a core medical or core surgical trainee waiting for a StR position.  Alternatively a doctor interested in a future career in general practice waiting for a StR position/a GP trainee who had completed training but who wished further surgical/medical/A&E experience.  Full GMC registration with a current licence to practice is essential for these roles.

The successful applicant will work as a part of a team in both medical and surgical departments:

  • The medical unit and its associated areas of work, participation in ward rounds, emergency medical receiving and teaching of medical students. Night shifts involve three or four nights at a time covering A and E, acute medicine as well as surgery.
  • The general surgical unit which deals with general surgery, orthopaedic trauma and emergency gynaecology. A substantial component of the post involves seeing and treating all non-medical cases in Accident and Emergency. There will be opportunity to be involved in surgical clinics and theatre lists. Night shifts involve three or four nights at a time covering A and E, acute medicine as well as surgery.

Shetland is a wonderful place to live and work. Shetland offers great leisure facilities, unique wildlife and amazing scenery, whilst still only a short flight away from the UK mainland.  To find out more about living and working in Shetland go to

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Dr Pauline Wilson (Consultant Physician) n) at the Gilbert Bain Hospital. They can be contacted via the hospital switchboard on 01595 743000 or via email on

Closing Date:                                    1st July 2021  

Telephone Interview:                       8th July 2021

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