Borders General Hospital


Borders General Hospital, Melrose TD6 9BS


(fixed term 1 year, full time available but part-time applications welcome)

The full-time salary for 10-programmed activities will be on the consultant scale £91,474 – £121,548 (pro rata if part-time) per annum. A 5% supplement applies for participation in the out of hours rota.


Care and Compassion Quality and Teamwork Dignity and Respect Openness, honesty and responsibility

Why work for us?

Patients are at the centre of everything we do in our daily working lives at NHS Borders ensuring they are safe, cared for efficiently, effectively by suitably experienced and qualified staff driving quality at the heart of patient care. We are a dynamic and forward thinking team with a wealth of clinical and leadership experience. We aim for an open and honest culture and believe in nurturing future stars in NHS.

Borders General Hospital is a modern and well-equipped 284 bed DGH serving the rural Borders area in South East Scotland, approximately 36 miles from Edinburgh. The Hospital has established links with the Royal Hospital for Children and Young People in Edinburgh, with opportunities for joint working.

We are located at the edge of the attractive small town of Melrose. Melrose has been ranked by the Sunday Times as The Best Place to Live in Scotland. The Scottish Borders offers an outstanding quality of life with reasonably priced housing in small towns, villages or the countryside. There are excellent local schools and travel links north and south. The Borders railway offers regular and easy access to Edinburgh city centre. A relocation package/assistance, with the possibility of temporary accommodation in the local area is available for the successful candidate.

New consultants can access support for the development of leadership and management skills. There are also opportunities for professional coaching and mentoring an established BGH consultant will be identified as a buddy in your first few weeks.

The Role

A General Paediatrician is required for our integrated acute/community child health service in the Scottish Borders. You may be a general paediatrician but also have areas of special interest complimentary to the current Consultant team.

The Hospital implemented an innovative Paediatric Hospital at Night redesign a decade ago, first call resident cover is provided by experienced Paediatric and Neonatal Nurse Advanced Practitioners supported by consultants within a minimum recall time. Training is highly regarded locally, there are Speciality Trainees for community child health and acute paediatrics experience and General Practice Trainees.

Candidates must hold MRCP or equivalent certificate eg MRCPH must also be fully registered with the General Medical Council with a licence to practice ideally on the Specialist Register or within 6 months of CCT at interview date.

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***PLEASE NOTE: We cannot accept late applications so please ensure your application is submitted early***

NHS Scotland is committed to encouraging equality and diversity among our workforce and eliminating unlawful discrimination. The aim is for our workforce to be truly representative and for each employee to feel respected and able to give their best. To this end, NHS Scotland welcomes applications from all sections of society.

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