Vacancy – Riverbank Practice, Thurso (Salaried)

peediebeachSalaried General Practitioners – Full-time / Part-time (flexible working)

Looking for a change, a challenge and a breath of fresh air?

Be the Doctor you always wanted to be at Riverbank Medical Practice in Thurso

Riverbank Medical Practice became an NHS Highland Salaried Practice in April 2014, and we are now looking for enthusiastic and motivated GPs to form a vital part of the practice team.

This exciting opportunity will see you play an instrumental part in the development of the 5700-patient practice to provide excellent, high quality, patient-centred primary care services to the community. You will also provide care to patients in the Dunbar Community Hospital (in-patient and minor injury unit) and local care homes – adding great variety to your day-to-day activity.

At Riverbank, you will be joining an enthusiastic team including four practice nurses, a health care assistant, practice manager and six admin and secretarial staff. There are also close links with the community team and neighbouring practices. The county of Caithness offers a well-developed healthcare network of GP practices supported by a Rural General Hospital in Wick and the Community Hospital in Thurso.

The practice is paperlite using Vision and Docman and provides the usual range of Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF) and Enhanced Services. There is no out-of-hours commitment but sessions are available locally if you are interested.

To top it all off, in Caithness you will be living and working in area of outstanding beauty, with a wide range of sporting, social and artistic activities available locally.

We are happy to consider any variations in working pattern, from full-time or part-time to rota/shift work (eg. week on/week off), and will consider applications from new and experienced doctors. ‘Golden Hello’ incentives and relocation packages are also available to eligible candidates.

For an informal chat or to arrange a visit to the practice, please call Fiona Duff, Primary Care Manager, on 01349 869264 or mobile 07770942913, or Dr Paul Davidson, Clinical Director for the North and West Highland Operational Unit, on 01349 869221 or mobile 07557014061.

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A full information pack is available electronically by e-mailing (quoting job reference: JF/SalariedGPs/Sep14) or by contacting H.R. Services, Caithness General Hospital, Wick, KW1 5NS, Tel: 01955 880403

Closing date for applications is 12 noon, 17th October 2014

Here’s a video from the recently-launched NHS Highland Rural GP website – highlighting some of the benefits of rural practice…

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