Locum Anaesthetics Consultant, Remote Scottish Island

Job Ref: HQ02W8IB
Occupation: Doctors
Specialty: Anaesthesia
Job Type: Temporary
Date Added: 03 May 2023
  • Kirkwall, Orkney Islands, UK KW15 1BH Kirkwall Orkney Islands GBR KW15 1BH
  • Scott Hilton
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Client Name: NHS Orkney

Role: Locum Consultant Anaesthetics Doctor

Rates: £90 to £105 + travel expenses and accommodation

Shifts: as per rota - to provide cover within Theatre / HDU and On Call from Mon 22 May.

Location:NHS Orkney


  • First sight of shifts across multiple NHS trusts
  • Competitive pay rates
  • A dedicated placement officer
  • Free CPD courses and career support with Medacs Academy
  • Hundreds of new shifts available every day
  • Long term jobs and short shifts available
  • Lucrative referral scheme
  • Revalidation support
  • 24/7/365 service, we're available when you need us

Are you an Anaesthetist who is dedicated to using your specialist skills in sedation to help a wide range of patients? From chronic pain management to intensive care, we have a number of Anaesthetics Doctor openings that could be ideal for you at the notable NHS Orkney

Working flexible shifts at NHS Orkney, you will be responsible for providing anaesthesia and associated treatments and will oversee pre-op procedures and testing, administering medication to prepare patients for surgery and reversing anaesthesia in instances where it has been used to facilitate operations.

You will also resuscitate critically ill individuals, provide pain relief for patients during childbirth, following surgical procedures and injuries, or for those suffering the symptoms of painful diseases or medical conditions. For an Anaesthetics Doctor, no two days are ever the same.

Working as part of a wider team of medical colleagues, you will devise plans for the most appropriate form of anaesthesia for patients. You will be a team player and a strong communicator with the ability to make effective decisions even when under immense pressure. Whilst a lot of anaesthetic procedures will be planned and routine, others will be emergencies and you will need to remain calm and focused throughout. Good analytic skills are important, and you will also benefit from having an excellent attention to detail.

General key skills

In addition to your qualifications, as an Anaesthetics Doctor, you will have:

  • Excellent knowledge of the latest anaesthesia procedures and theory
  • Assertiveness and decisiveness
  • Good at thinking ON the spot and when under pressure
  • Good communication and listening skills
  • The ability to work as part of a team
  • The ability to multitask and prioritise multiple patients
  • Stamina and the ability to work long shifts
  • Good analytic skills
  • Good observation skills
  • Dedication to helping people

Main Duties/Responsibilities

As an Anaesthetic Doctor with NHS Orkney you will:

  • Create anaesthesia plans for patients - from critically ill individuals to people managing pain related to health conditions, injuries, or childbirth
  • Work with other medical professionals (i.e., doctors, surgeons, nurses) to plan the most appropriate anaesthesia procedures
  • Administer anaesthetics to patients as required
  • Reverse the effects of anaesthesia/sedation given
  • Explain procedures to patients and offer reassurance where patients are anxious
  • Monitor patients during surgery (i.e., heart rate, blood pressure, oxygen levels, etc.)
  • Observe patients following treatment to ensure their recovery following an anaesthetic
  • Make quick decisions in emergency situations
  • Ensure you are up to date with the latest anaesthetics best practice and guidelines, keeping abreast of your own continuing development
  • Act as a professional representative of your hospital/organisation



  • MBBS or equivalent medical degree
  • Full registration with the GMC
  • 6 months recent NHS experience within the last 3 years.
  • Valid Right to work in the UK

If you are ready to work in a hospital that prides itself on the opportunities provided to staff and the care provided to patients, apply today, and enjoy access to hundreds of shifts, a dedicated Placement Officer and revalidation support.

31/05/2023 13:56:28
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