Consultant in Emergency Medicine

Negotiable £84,559 to £114,003 pa
21 Oct 2021
18 Nov 2021
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Are you a motivated ED consultant? Why not become part of the dynamic #teamED?Applications are invited for the post of Consultant in Emergency Medicine based at the Royal Preston Hospital and Chorley and South Ribble District General Hospital - #teamED. Two posts have been created to add to our numbers to broaden our scope of leading trauma and emergency management for Lancashire and South Cumbria.

Main duties of the job

Applicants should hold or be eligible for Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) within six months of interview. Less than full time contracts can be accommodated and we actively pursue those with dual accreditation to extend our expertise and diversity.

#teamED is very team orientated and we strive to offer senior clinical expertise at the front door meaning that our consultant body is very visible on the shop floor and is expected to provide direct clinical care as an Emergency Physician and Trauma Team Leader. We also provide the role of medical coordinator running the shift, ensuring safety and overviewing the junior clinical staff alongside a senior nurse as the nursing coordinator to make sure the department runs as safely and efficient as possible.

About us

The two Emergency Departments act as a single Emergency Service based on the two sites. The Royal Preston site is designated as the Major Trauma Centre for Lancashire and South Cumbria with #team ED leading the multi-disciplinary trauma team. Successful applicants will join and extensive team of 28 Middle Grade doctors (including ST3-6 trainees), 36 Junior Doctors (F2-ST2 and SCF) and 3 FY1 doctors providing comprehensive clinical support to the departments. We are now taking ED trainees at ST3 level for part of their Paediatric EM rotation. There is a dedicated, highly skilled nursing workforce including a team of Nurse Clinicians, Emergency Nurse Practitioners and Physiotherapists providing extensive cover.

#teamED consultant rota is annualised allowing flexibility and options for home-life balance. SPA activity will be written in the contract for simulation training as well as that required for revalidation. Any further SPA would be negotiable to enhance the candidates expertise and interests. There are numerous opportunities to be involved with education at undergraduate level and multi-disciplinary post graduate as well as research and audit. The consultant body is encouraged to take the lead at Directorate level and we have a good reputation for our governance procedures. For those with children both hospital sites have a nursery.

Job description Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached Job description, Person specification and Specialty/ Trust Brochure for further details on:

  • What we can offer
  • Job Plan/On-call Requirements
  • The Team

The applicant must have demonstrable skills in listening, reading, writing and speaking in English that enable effective communication about medical topics with patients and colleagues, as set out in the GMCs Good Medical Practice (2013). Non-UK applicants must possess the IELTS/OET exam before obtaining a GMC licence to practice.

If you are successful in obtaining a position with our Trust which involves working with patients, you will be required to undertake a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Check. As a registered body with the DBS, Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust will conduct the administration of this application on your behalf and the cost will be recovered from your salary, either as a one-off payment or over 3 months. Currently the charges made by the Disclosure and Barring Service for an Enhanced DBS check is £48.20.

Successful applicants will be contacted by e-mail. Please ensure that email addresses are provided for your referees wherever possible.

As we often have many applicants for jobs at LTHTR, we regret that we will only be able to contact those applicants who are short-listed for interview. Therefore, if you have not heard from us within 2 weeks of the closing date, then please assume that you have not been short-listed for interview on this occasion.

The NHS Constitution outlines what staff working in the NHS can expect from their employer and what is expected of you. Lancashire Teaching Hospitals is committed to the NHS Values and Pledges as expressed in the Constitution.

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals is committed to equality of opportunity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. An interview is guaranteed to any applicant with a disability who meets the essential criteria of the person specification.

If you have any difficulty applying on line, please contact the Medical Workforce Team


Person Specification

  • Full GMC Registration and Licence to Practice
  • Eligibility to work in the UK.
  • FRCEM or other equivalent Royal College Postgraduate Examination (MRCP, FRCS, FRCA, MRCPCH) or equivalent. FCEM
  • Substantive posts - Must be entered on the Specialist Register (or entry within 6 months)

Experience and Skills

  • A career directed towards Emergency Medicine with evidence of interest in the specialty.
  • Wide range of experience in Emergency Medicine.


  • Significant additional experience in subspecialty interest.
  • Instructor on one or more advanced life support courses.


  • Evidence of Clinical Leadership
  • Evidence of commitment to audit and improving clinical practice/service development

Research and Development Essential

  • Evidence of interest in personal development e.g. through research and/or publications

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 BMJ Ref: BMJ-49909/438-CA587


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