NHS Dumfries & Galloway

Work With Us Newsletter - November 2021

Welcome to the NHS Dumfries & Galloway Work With Us Newsletter.  This newsletter will highlight 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 our current jobs of the month and our GP virtual recruitment event and brochure. 

Attracting From the USA

Bringing additional support to both our patients and staff #WeCare #ComingFromAmerica

Jobs don’t get more unique than being a healthcare spiritual care lead, but Rev Nathan Mesnikoff is ready to take on this exciting new challenge.

He has literally crossed the Atlantic to take on this new role with NHS Dumfries and Galloway.

A desire for adventure and change combined with having fallen in love with Scotland over multiple holiday visits, and having close friends in Glasgow and Inverness, convinced him and his family that the move to Scotland was the right choice. 

He said: “I am a long way from home, 4,468 miles to be precise, and I am absolutely delighted to be here.

“That’s not to say it’s been easy. Who would have thought moving internationally to a town we’d never visited during a global pandemic would be complicated?”

“Personally, my goals are to get my family settled into our new hometown of Dumfries and start creating some community for ourselves.

“In addition to caring for patients and families, I especially look forward to working with all staff to create a supportive environment for staff whose already hard jobs have been made that much more so during this pandemic. Staff support is a passion of mine.”

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!

Consultant - Gastroenterology

There is currently an opportunity to take up a substantive Consultant post to provide medical Gastroenterology services in the Dumfries and Galloway region. The successful candidate will join a team which comprises of a Consultant, Specialty Doctor and Nurse Specialists.

The appointment will be on a whole-time basis under the terms of the new Consultant contract. The successful candidate will be offered a 10 PA contract, including at least one allocated to supporting professional activities (SPAs).  Additional EPAs may be incorporated into the job plan, depending on the time required to support the successful candidate’s professional activities and the needs of the service including participation in the General Medicine on-call rota. 

Gastroenterology services currently include out-patient clinics and in-patient treatment for various Gastroenterology disorders and a wide range of Endoscopy procedures.  The successful candidate will be expected to take on oesophageal manometry studies. Opportunity will be available to undertake ERCP, therapeutic endoscopy and to train in oesophageal manometry.

For more information and how to apply please Click here

Application closing date : 10/12/2021

Speech and Language Therapist

Would you like to be part of a friendly dynamic speech and language therapy team for children and young people? 
Would you like to belong to a team committed to developing new and innovative ways of working, providing excellent staff support and encouraging personal and professional development? 

We are looking to recruit a suitably qualified and motivated speech and language therapist to join our well established and dynamic SLT team for children and young people based in Newton Stewart in Dumfries and Galloway.  You will provide a comprehensive service to both pre- school and school aged children in a variety of community settings across the region working collaboratively with our families and partner agencies to achieve the best outcomes for our children and young people.  Prevention and early intervention is a high priority with a focus on skill sharing and tailoring support according to the needs of individuals and their families.

For more information and how to apply please Click here

Application closing date : 10/11/2021

Prescribing Support Technician

This Pharmacy Technician role will be based within the General Practices in Dumfries and Upper Nithsdale and you will be directly involved with the promotion of cost-effective prescribing and implementation of these initiatives as well as the implementation of the Pharmacotherapy service as part of the new GMS contract. 

For more information and how to apply please Click here

Application closing date : 10/11/2021

Consultant - Geriatrician

Are you looking for an exciting career move, where you can really make a difference?

Great care can change everything and here at NHS Dumfries and Galloway we want to deliver truly brilliant integrated care. Just like you, we are ambitious about what we do and we are continually striving to improve our patients’ experiences and outcomes.

Bringing your dedication and determination, you will benefit from the support of an experienced and enthusiastic multi-professional team committed to the delivery of excellent patient care.


Dumfries & Galloway Royal Infirmary, a purpose built state of-the-art hospital, is currently seeking to appoint an innovative, compassionate Consultant to join our active and growing multi-professional team within Ward C4 – Medicine for the Elderly. The post holder will shape service design around areas of frailty, front door and outreach to our community hospitals.

For more information and how to apply please Click here

Application closing date 12/11/2021

General Practice Clinical Pharmacist

Wigtownshire Health and Social Care are looking to recruit a motivated, proactive and enthusiastic Pharmacist to work within the award winning Locality Pharmacy Team on a when required basis.      

You will provide a clinical pharmacy service directly to patients and be involved in supporting the delivery of a pharmacotherapy service to the 9 GP Practices across the locality.  The post holder will be based in GP practices and within the award winning pharmacy hubs.  

For more information and how to apply please Click here

Application closing date : 10/11/2021

Nurse Endoscopist

We are looking to recruit a qualified Nurse Endoscopist to join the colorectal nurse specialist team based at Dumfries & Galloway Royal Infirmary.  You will act as a clinical expert and professional resource to the multi-professional team, patients and carers within this specialist service. Working flexibly, you will have your own lists, performing upper and lower gastrointestinal endoscopy and administer conscious sedation with agreed protocols to patients requiring endoscopy.

If you think this role is for your please check out more information and how to apply by Clicking here

Application closing date : 23/11/2021

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

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.

For information on NHS Dumfries & Galloway, including details of our facilities and beautiful surrondings, check out our Work, Live, Play digital Brochure below…

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