You are currently not logged in to BMJ Careers.
  • Advert number: 343395-0
  • Posted Date: 31/10/13
  • Closing Date: 15/11/13

Bòrd SSN nan Eilean Siar

NHS Western Isles

Medical Director

£88,049 - £98,962 plus management allowance of £21,477

Distant Islands Allowance £947                   Ref No: 1005

When it comes to wellbeing, the Western Isles is the place to be!

Looking to relocate to an area with the highest levels of life satisfaction, self-worth & happiness in the UK, as well as one of the lowest levels of anxiety? Then look no further – come to the Western Isles!

An exciting opportunity has arisen within Western Isles Health Board for a highly motivated and talented leader who, as a member of the Executive Team, can demonstrate commitment to improving the health and well being of the community; tackling health inequalities; leading successful innovation and change management projects; and delivering high quality, reliable clinical services in a remote and Island setting.

As Medical Director, you will provide professional leadership and direction to all medical staff in the Western Isles, ensuring that they are developed and deployed to meet the Board’s strategic aims and objectives.

More specifically, you will be central to the strategic development, management and delivery of clinical services throughout the Islands, working with other senior colleagues to deliver efficient, effective, evidence-based clinical services. You will also provide advice to the Chief Executive and Board on medical issues and ensure NHS Western Isles complies with agreed clinical and non-clinical quality standards.

Gheibhear bileag-tagraidh agus dealbh-obrach bho Roinn Feachd-obrach, Ospadal nan Eilean Siar, Rathad MhicAmhlaigh, Steòrnabhagh, Eilean Leòdhais HS1 2AF.
Fòn: 01851 704704 guth 2416.

An application form and job description can be obtained from the Human Resources Department, Western Isles Hospital, Macaulay Road, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, HS1 2AF.
Tel: 01851 704704 ext 2416 SHOW website:

Informal enquiries are welcome, and applicants should contact Gordon Jamieson, Chief Executive on 01851 708063.

Closing date: 15 November 2013.

Interview date: 29 November 2013.

(New data from the Office for National Statistics ranked the Western Isles top in terms of happiness, life satisfaction & self-worth).