Consultant in Emergency Medicine

£82,096 to £110,683 a year
30 Jul 2021
27 Aug 2021
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

We are really excited to be expanding our existing Consultant Team and are looking for you to join us as we open our brand new Paediatric Emergency Department and as we begin our new CESR Training Programme. There will be the opportunity for you to help develop these projects as well as others. Our key focus is on improving the quality of care we deliver to our patients.

We are also expanding the nursing and allied medical professional workforce, this is on a background of successfully supporting a number of our ACPs through the RCEM credentialing process.

These posts offer 10 PAs but can be expanded up to 12, we would also fully support less than full time applicants. We would suggest contacting us to discuss either of these in advance. Currently all post-holders have one day off each week.

You must be on the specialist register for Emergency Medicine or within six months of obtaining your CCT/ CESR.

Main duties of the job

The clinical work comprises the receipt, resuscitation, initial treatment and diagnosis of undifferentiated emergency attendees presenting 24hours per day to a modern emergency department. You will provide supervision for junior clinical staff working in the ED during shop floor duties, and flexibility during working hours to further support the department if required. There are regular consultant-led ED safety rounds to ensure that all patients in the department have a clear management plan in place at all times, as well as a focus on comfort and dignity. We encourage close liaison with the inpatient teams throughout the day to optimise patient management & flow.

You will be supported in developing and maintaining your professional clinical, educational, and academic interests. Further details can be found on the attached JD.

About us

NGH is one of the largest employers in the area and all of our divisions are committed to doing things better, with more efficiency as we update, modernise, and advance. We have also entered into a Group Model with neighbouring Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

Being a large DGH with a proud history, we are big enough to get interesting cases, but small enough to care, coach and develop. With over 200 consultants, a similar number of trainees and approximately 60medical undergraduates throughout the year, NGH provides comprehensive care and extensive training opportunities.

With this in mind, we have built a state of the art emergency assessment unit (Nye Bevan building) and are developing new ways of working to streamline in-patient care and optimize working with our partners.

NGH also has a large library, gym with swimming pool, and a brand new entrance with Marks and Spencer, Subway and Costa on site.

Job description
Job responsibilities

Contents of Job Plan

The current post-holders have a job plan of 12PAs per week incorporating one day with no hospital commitments and 1:11 on-call with prospective cover. At 10 PAs these are split 7.5

DCC / 2.5 SPA. This will be reviewed subject to a three month work diary. At 12 PAs the split would be 9.5 DCC / 2.5 SPA. Applicants wishing to work less than full time/ fewer than 10 Pas are invited to contact us to discuss further details of their Job Plan. Similarly those with subspecialty interests are also invited to discuss further details of their Job Plan.

On-call Commitments

The Consultants currently operate a 1 in 11 rota with prospective cover for the Department.

Current working practice is to be in the Department between 14:00-2200Hrs Monday toFriday when on-call, and for 6 hours on both Saturday and Sunday when on-call at the weekend.

Person Specification

  • Awareness of own abilities and limitations
  • Ability to work well under pressure, and inspire and motivate others



  • Organisational Skills
  • Communication Skills and ability to fit in with the existing consultant team.
  • Leadership Skills

Academic Achievements and Research



  • A specialist interest in an area to complement the existing Consultants in the Department.




  • Publications in recognised (speciality) journals
  • Research projects relating to speciality

Teaching & Audit



  • Experience of Audit in Speciality
  • Teaching Junior Staff




  • Life support instructor




  • Full GMC registration with UK licence to practice
  • Completion of speciality training (or within 6 months of CCT)




  • Examinations

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.
Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Tier 2/skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside a BMJRef: BMJ-34205/265-3091953