Family Doctor (GP) – St Helena

Head Medical
Saint Helena (SH)
Very competitive – contact Jo for more information.
23 Nov 2018
23 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Reporting to the Senior Medical Officer and working with the other doctors, the nursing team and allied health professionals on the island, this post holder will specifically focus on the development and delivery of a robust and effective primary care service.

You will run out-patient clinics covering a wide range of clinical needs, including care for patients with diabetes, hypertension, cardio-pulmonary disease which are highly prevalent on the island.

You will be actively involved in preventive care and lifestyles management and serve as the clinical champion for preventive service development.

With support from overseas specialists and using local therapeutic guidelines and protocols, you will also be expected to consult paediatrics, ENT, ophthalmology patients.

You will be required to take care of in-patients as well as being first on-call approximately every fourth night supporting the nursing staff in the triage and attendance of urgent care and emergencies. There will be second on-call cover from specialist colleagues in anaesthetics, orthopaedics, general surgery and obstetrics/gynaecology and emergency medicine.

You will participate in training of other healthcare staff, clinical governance work including audits, clinical outcome data collation and reporting. You will be expected to maintain continuous professional development.

This is a remote sub-tropical island with a population of under 5000 residents and the opportunity of a lifetime to experience living and working within this unique environment.

Salary in the region of £85,000 plus a tax free annual supplement of up to £23,000 +conditions apply.

Initially this is for a 12 month fixed term contract to start early 2019 but the option to extend by a further 12 months will apply.

Current GMC registration is highly preferable.

To find out more, or to apply, contact Jo Hood on +44 (0)131 240 5266 or email