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  • Advert number: 354764-0
  • Posted Date: 01/04/14
  • Closing Date: 02/05/14

NHS Highland

Medical Director

Consultant Salary Scale £91,166 - £102,465
Plus Management Fee Level 3 £28,173

Relocation package available

NHS Highland is the largest geographical Board area in Scotland, serving a population of 300,000 spread over 12,000 square miles. We have over 10,500 directly employed staff and around 1,000 primary care staff and have a budget of £706 million.

We want to make Highland as well known for the health of its population and the quality of its services as it is for the beauty of its scenery. We are committed to shifting the balance of care by providing care to our patients as close to home as possible. To support this vision, we are now seeking to recruit a Medical Director.

You will report to the Board Chief Executive, and will contribute to the development and management of the overall Corporate Agenda and take the lead on a range of Board priorities. You will provide the Board with expert advice on Medical and Dental professional issues and will be accountable for the standard and quality of these services. Additionally you will provide strategic and professional leadership to Medical and Dental staff across NHS Highland, working closely with the Chief Operating Officer, Board Nurse Director, Director of Public Health, the Operational Units and the Argyll & Bute Community Health Partnership.

You will provide leadership in the continued implementation of the Highland Quality Approach (HQA) in support of NHS Highland Board Vision, Strategic Aims and Quality Objectives. This will require lead responsibility for the further development of an Improvement and Co-production Plan which encompasses collaborative working between Public Health, Primary and Secondary Care and Adult Social Care. You will also take the lead role for Clinical Governance and Medical Workforce Planning and Development.

We are seeking an experienced professional leader with well-developed influencing and communication skills, combined with a facilitative and supportive style of working. You will require a high level of strategic and technical ability and must have recent experience of leadership and management of medical staff. You will have current registration with the General Medical Council with a license to practise.

The Highlands offer an excellent quality of life, an area of outstanding natural beauty with a range of cultural, musical, leisure and sporting opportunities throughout the year. Inverness is compact but has all the amenities of a modern city, including well-established road, rail and air links. Schools in the Highlands are rated very highly, and there is a wide range of urban, suburban and rural property within easy commuting distance of Inverness.

For informal discussion, please contact Ms Elaine Mead, Board Chief Executive, on 01463 704977 or Mrs Anne Gent, Director of Human Resources on 01463 704865.

Please only use the NHS Highland Application form which is available electronically along with the Job Pack by emailing, alternatively call Tina on 01463 704450 for a pack to be sent out to you.

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Please quote Job Reference MS15.14.08.

Closing date for receipt of applications: 2 May 2014.
Interviews to be held: 26 May 2014.