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Locum Consultant Paediatric Surgeon – Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital

Job description

The successful applicant will join a dynamic team of 4 Consultant Paediatric Surgeons based in the Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital (RACH), within the Combined Child Health Service of NHS Grampian. They will be based at RACH and will provide a range of General Paediatric Surgical and Neonatal Services to children and young people living in Grampian. They will also contribute to service elsewhere in the North of Scotland including the Highlands and the Shetland and Orkney Islands. They will work as part of a team of 5 Paediatric Surgeons contributing to the acute out of hours rota.  A “surgeon of the week” system is in place to cover the daytime acute service. They will undertake clinics in RACH and in peripheral hospitals.
RACH has a total of 93 beds, providing specialist inpatient and outpatient care in Medical Paediatrics and its sub-specialities, General Paediatric Surgery and Urology, Orthopaedic and Plastic Surgery, ENT, Dermatology, Orthodontics, Ophthalmology, Clinical Genetics and Child and Family Psychiatry.
There is an onsite Maternity Hospital and a Level 3 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and full range of Neonatal Surgery is provided with the exception of cardiac.
RACH has its own Accident and Emergency Department under direct Consultant supervision.  There are approximately 8000 attendances annually of which two thirds are acute admissions.  It is also a designated Paediatric Major Trauma Centre.
The Medical Paediatric Service provides general and specialty paediatric inpatient and outpatient care for elective and emergency patients. The Departments of Community Child Health, Paediatric Psychology and the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) are also co-located within RACH.
Applicants must hold the FRCS(Paed) or equivalent
Full registration with a licence to practice with the GMC is required. For more information visit
Please contact us to find out more and we would be pleased to organise visits for interested applicants.
Closing date: Sunday, 25 June 2023
For full advert and to apply please see BMJ careers or NHS jobtrain.

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