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Consultant General Surgeon

NHS Orkney

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Reference No.047287
LocationThe Balfour, Kirkwall
Salary£84,984 to £112,925 per annum pro rata, plus Distant Islands Allowance, currently £1,263
Contract TypePermanent
Position TypeFlexible
Hours per week40

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Consultant General Surgeon


Would you enjoy the challenge of being a General Surgeon with time to deliver personalised care from our state-of-the-art hospital that was opened in June 2019. We are looking for Consultant Surgeons with a passion for high quality, patient-centred care and a desire to help develop our surgical service to best meet the needs of the vibrant Orkney community (population 22,000).


The surgical work is varied dealing with all surgical presentations; covering adult and paediatric surgery, routine and emergency work. Team working is crucial to the effective delivery of care and strong interpersonal skills are essential. NHS Scotland is a collaborative organisation and you will be supported to undertake this highly rewarding work by colleagues from across Scotland, including colleagues in NHS Grampian and our national emergency retrieval teams. You might not have all the general surgical skills required for our posts, but we will work with you to understand the areas of surgical practice you may need to develop and will support you to acquire them. The posts come with appropriate study leave and time to spend in larger surgical units. A Rural Surgical Fellowship is also available for applicants who meet the criteria.


We are looking for motivated individuals to help us achieve our ambitions and welcome applicants at any career stage. If you are excited by the challenges of island surgery and the opportunity to help develop new systems to improve the experience and outcomes for the people of Orkney, then we would love to speak with you.


We are open to working flexibly with the right candidates and can offer full-time, part-time or annualised hours contracts.


Orkney is an archipelago of beautiful islands with a deep cultural heritage, a gentle warm welcome and a resourceful community. The islands have excellent schools, leisure facilities and a wide range of activities including sport (Orkney is planning to host the Islands Games in 2025) music, art, drama; with a range of festivals spread across the year. Stunning wildlife and history, ranging from World Heritage Neolithic sites to World War 2, is all around. In 2019, Orkney was rated the best place to live in Britain.

To find out more about living and working in Orkney go to or and learn more about NHS Orkney at If we have piqued your interest, contact Dr Kevin Fox at to learn more.

Closing Date: Sunday 25th April 2021

Interview Date: Monday 17th May 2021

Closing date for applications is Sunday, 25 April 2021.

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