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Consultant in Emergency Medicine

Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£84,559 to £114,003 a year Per Annum
Closing date
29 Jul 2022

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Hospital, Emergency medicine
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time
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Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust would like to invite applications for a Full time Emergency Medicine consultant

This is post supports the existing team of 16 full time Consultants, 3 Associate specialists, total of 21 Specialty doctors which include 3 higher Specialty trainees (East Midlands deanery) and 12 CESR trainees, total of 21 SHO's which include 3 ACCS trainees, 6 GP trainees, 1 Foundation Year two trainee,20 Advanced Clinical and 13 Emergency Nurse Practitioners.

The department is based at Kettering General Hospital Foundation Trust and sees approximately 90-100,000 patients annually.

Main duties of the job

Applicants should be MB, ChB/MBBS and FRCEM qualified (or equivalent), and preferably be on the GMC Specialist Register for Emergency Medicine or be eligible for entry within 6 months.

An ability to work independently, and more importantly as a team, whilst working calmly under pressure is essential.

Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is an acute district hospital serving a population of 360,000 in North Northamptonshire and. The central location allows 75% of the country to be reached within 2 hours by road and is within easy reach of 5 international airports. By rail, London is less than 1 hour and Kettering to Paris via Eurostar is 3 hours. The area offers everything from traditional market towns to charming villages and picturesque countryside and has excellent educational facilities, both state and public.

Trainees from the East Midlands Deanery rotate to Kettering as part of schemes for Higher specialty training, Acute care common stem training, Foundation Year training and GP VTS.

This job advert may close before the closing date if sufficient applications have been received. If interested, please apply for this post as soon as possible.

The department made the recent decision to relocate paediatrics ED into a new area to capture the increase in the number of attendances. As a result, we are also welcoming application of candidates with Paediatric subspecialty to help us develop our Paediatric ED.

About us

Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest employers in the area and we are on an exciting journey.Our mission is to provide safe, compassionate, and clinically excellent patient care, by being an outstanding employer for our people. We have entered into a Group Model with neighbouring Northampton General Hospital and have become University Hospitals of Northamptonshire.

Our Excellence Values:






Job description
Job responsibilities

For further information on the advertised role, please refer to the job description located under the Supporting Documents heading. The full person specification can be accessed under the Shortlisting Criteria section of the document.

Person Specification
Academic and Research

  • Specialist interest to complement those of other consultants in the department
  • Publications in recognised Emergency Medicine journals

Interpersonal Skills

  • Good organisational skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Management/leadership of clinical service
  • Good team skills
  • Disability and Equality awareness

Teaching / Audit


  • Effective participation of clinical audit
  • Experience of postgraduate and undergraduate teaching and training at an appropriate level

Qualifications and Training


  • Full registration with GMC
  • Successful completion of SpR training in Emergency Medicine (or CCT within 6 months of interview)
  • CCT holder in Emergency Medicine or eligibility to be on the CCT register in Emergency Medicine
  • FRCEM or equivalent
  • Current certification ALS/ATLS/APLS/European Trauma Course



  • Instructor in one or more Advanced Life Support Courses

BMJRef: BMJ-82882/264-4249794-MED


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