Consultants in Emergency Medicine (x3)

19 Oct 2020
30 Oct 2020
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Department of Emergency Medicine

Applications are invited for the above posts to commence as soon as possible at Watford General Hospital.

WHHT has taken the decision to invest in Emergency Medicine, leading to the creation of new consultant posts. Successful applicants will be working as part of well-integrated consultant team and will be given the opportunity to develop a job plan which will allow work-life balance to be maintained.

To enhance our reputation as an Employer of Choice, the Trust has approved the following Recruitment and Retention incentive for each successful candidate.

£7000 “Golden Hello” payment for new recruits to be paid in 12 equal instalments (together with £8k relocation payment as per WHHT relocation policy if relocation is required)

£12k retention payments in year 1 to 3 for all ED consultants (new recruits and existing consultants)

Successful candidates will be also eligible for a relocation allowance of up to £8,000 (if required)

Each successful applicant will be supported to pursue an area of specialist interest (dual accredited applicants are welcome).

There will be scope for the successful candidates to engage in leading the Urgent Care pathway, as well as be an active member of the CPG (Care pathway group in collaboration with Royal Free Hospital).

Successful applicants will be given the opportunity to enrol in the Trust Clinical Leadership programme. Other opportunities available include funding support in pursuing relevant Post Graduate education (e.g. Masters in Medical Education/Sports Medicine/Public Health).

The Department consists of 10 EM Consultants, 1 Paediatric EM Consultant, 2 Paediatricians, 4x Specialty Trainees (ST3-6 level), 9 x Senior Clinical Fellows at middle-grade level, 3x ST3 (DREEM) Trainees, 1 x ACCS, 22x GPVTS and FY2, and 4x Junior Clinical Fellows at SHO level. In addition, there are 3 ANPs and 2 Trainee ANPs supervised by our Nurse Consultant.

These posts are offered as full-time 10 PA appointments although applicants who, for domestic, personal, or other reasons require LTFT working are also invited to apply. 

The pattern of work will cover duties on a shift basis including weekends. The on calls will be shared amongst the EM Consultants – the rota provides internal cover for annual and study leave according to RCEM guidelines. Annualised self-rostering for consultants and middle grade doctors is planned in the future.

For an informal discussion please contact: Dr Nida Suri (Clinical Director of the ED),, Dr Rachel Hoey (Divisional Director for Emergency Medicine),

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