NHS Dumfries & Galloway

Work with Us Newsletter - February 2021

Welcome to the NHS Dumfries & Galloway Work with Us Newsletter.  This monthly newsletter highlights jobs of the month within our Health Board, as well as some news stories we think might be of interest to you.  Scroll down to see some festive photos, news of our award winning nurses and current jobs of the month.

D&G fighting COVID-19

As of 17th February 2021, a total of 49,866 first dose COVID-19 vaccinations have now been delivered in Dumfries and Galloway – representing more than a third of the region’s entire population. The majority of people aged 65 and over have now received a vaccination, along with those who are shielding, care home residents and the majority of front line health and social care staff.

Work has been taking place this week to vaccinate cohorts 6 and 7, which includes those aged 60 to 64, and preparations are now being put in place to begin delivering second dose vaccinations to care home residents and staff.

Interim Director of Public Health Valerie White said: “We’ve reached a bit of a milestone in our rapid roll-out of COVID-19 vaccinations in Dumfries and Galloway – with one in three people now provided a degree of protection against the coronavirus. It’s fantastic to be so far on in our delivery of first doses, as work now begins to begin delivering second vaccinations on the basis of the national 12 week spacing between doses.”

Dr David Pedley receiving COVID-19 Vaccine

Job Vacancies Of The Month

See below some of our current vacancies - Not for you, but know someone who might be interested? Feel free to share!

CAMHS Consultant

The postholder will provide clinical leadership and psychiatric input to multi-disciplinary teams of specialist healthcare professionals within D&G CAMHS. This role provides the opportunity to make a big impact on service design. This includes development of a new assessment and diagnostic service for children and young people with neurodevelopmental conditions.

We know that D&G is a great place to work, but don’t take our word for it – we asked a couple of our Consultants, Dr Chris Andrews and Dr Anja Weltin to tell us about working here. Check out what they had to say in the video below.

For more information and how to apply please Click here.

Application closing date : 25/03/2021

Acute Medicine Consultant

We are looking for a Consultant in Acute Medicine to join our existing team in providing clinical leadership within our Combined Assessment Unit at Dumfries & Galloway Royal Infirmary. Joining a small team at DGRI, this Consultant position will support the provision of service in Acute/General Medicine. With a great work-life balance, a real team atmosphere and an opportunity to make an impact on service design, this could be the perfect position for you.

So if you are an Acute Physician Consultant looking for your next role, why not consider Dumfries & Galloway?

For more information and how to apply please Click here.

Application closing date : 11/03/2021

Cardiology Specialty Clinical Lead

An opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated clinical practitioner to join the Cardiology team within NHS Dumfries & Galloway as the Cardiology Speciality Clinical Lead.  The post holder will be responsible in leading a team of medical staff, Clinical Nurse Specialists, Cardiac Rehabilitation and Heart Failure nurses.  The successful post holder will also work closely with the Clinical Physiology team.

Check out the video below to meet the team and hear more about our Cardiology department.

For more information and how to apply please Click here.

Application closing date: 26/02/2021

Geriatrics Consultant

The perfect candidate for this role would be someone who is forward thinking, has a broad range of experience in medicine, geriatric in particular, and interested in changing services to meet future demands.Working in a small team based at Dumfries & Galloway Royal Infirmary, this role will shape service design around areas of frailty, front door and outreach to our community hospitals.

Check out the video from one of our Consultant in Geriatric Medicine, Dr Amy Conley, as she talks more about the current vacancy in this team.

For more information and how to apply please Click here.

Application closing date : 25/03/2021

If you have any questions we would love to hear from you : dg.jobs@nhs.scot

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Work, Live, Play in D&G

Where is Dumfries and Galloway?

We are located in South West Scotland, a great central location between Scotland & England allowing easy travel north and south, in just a few hours you can be in a major city.

The region is home to approximately 150,000 and provides an amazing work-life balance for people at any stage of their career, with excellent education options and great house prices, on average 55% cheaper compared to cities in Scotland. If you love the outdoors, we have incredible scenery, beaches and loads of activities to enjoy in your free time. There is also a growing festival scene in D&G bringing the community together with something to offer everyone.

We have recently launched our new ‘Work with Us’ web portal which provides information and guidance on working for NHS Dumfries and Galloway and moving to the area. On this site, you will find more information on:

  • Facts about Dumfries & Galloway
  • Relocation Information (including accommodation, travel, education, Scottish culture and more)
  • Need to Know Information (including pay, pensions, annual leave and policies)
  • Core Values of our organisation

Why not check it out for yourself, click the button below…

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