Specialty Doctor - Child Health

NHS Borders

Specialty Doctor - Child Health

Specialty Doctor (2022) £58,198 - £90,688

NHS Borders, Darnick, Scottish Borders

  • Full time
  • Permanent

Posted 2 days ago, 11 Jun | Get your application in today.

Closing date: Closing date not specified

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Full Job Description

Scottish Borders

Specialty Doctor in Child Health including neonatal care

Specialty Doctor scale £58,198 - £90,688 p.a. for basic 10 PA appointment (placing on scale dependent on previous qualifying service) for a full time commitment / 40 hours per week (part-time applications also welcome).


Care and Compassion Quality and Teamwork Dignity and Respect Openness, honesty and responsibility

Why work for us?

Patients are at the centre of everything we do in our daily working lives at NHS Borders ensuring they are safe, cared for efficiently, effectively by suitably experienced and qualified staff driving quality at the heart of patient care.

Our clinical service caters for a stable population in a tranquil and beautiful rural area only 36 miles from Scotlands vibrant capital, Edinburgh. We have excellent leisure facilities and a quality of life second to none.  Train services to central Edinburgh run every thirty minutes (journey time 50 minutes approx) to nearby Tweedbank Station.

MELROSE has taken the title of the best place to live in Scotland in a national ranking -https://www.sundaypost.com/fp/borders-town-of-melrose-named-best-place-to-live-in-scotland/

An Estate agency (Rightmove) has named GALASHIELS as Scotlands happiest place to live.More than 22,000 people across the UK took part in the survey, The happiest place to live in Scotland is Galashiels - Scottish Field

The Role

We are looking for a Specialty Doctor to join our team of peadiatricians, advanced nurse practitioners and trainees to help deliver safe, sustainable and excellent care to children and young people within the Scottish Borders. The Scottish Borders and Borders General Hospital is an excellent place to work in and we want people to feel joy working within our teams. You will be expected to cover the acute rota providing resident inpatient tier 2 for (registrar level) peadiatrics and the level 1 special care baby unit (SCBU). Resident consultant cover is provided Monday-Thursday 0900-2100 with non resident cover being provided at other times.You will be encouraged to develop a specialist interest and provide outpatient or community care. Depending on your interests, the job plan for patient care activities may be more directed towards duties in the Paediatric Ward or Neonatal Unit.

You must be a GMC registered medical practitioner with a license to practice, can demonstrate a minimum of four years full time or equivalent medical experience post-qualification, with two years full time or equivalent training in Paediatrics.

Informal visits can be arranged and informal enquiries regarding this post will be welcomed by Dr Alexander McNeil, Clinical Director and Consultant Paediatrician Alexander.mcneil@borders.scot.nhs.uk  or

***PLEASE NOTE: We cannot accept late applications so please ensure your application is submitted early***

NHS Scotland is committed to encouraging equality and diversity among our workforce and eliminating unlawful discrimination. The aim is for our workforce to be truly representative and for each employee to feel respected and able to give their best. To this end, NHS Scotland welcomes applications from all sections of society.