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Specialty Doctor - Accident & Emergency

The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust
£50,373 to £78,759 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
19 Jul 2022

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Hospital, Emergency medicine
Career Level
Specialty doctor
Contract Type
Full Time
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The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust (PAH) is looking to appoint a Specialty Doctor to work within Emergency Medicine.

You will work at Princess Alexandra Hospital, within the Emergency Department (ED) which has approximately 105,000 attendances per annum of which 25% are children. The Emergency Department is located at the front of the hospital and has recently undergone a number of changes such as an innovative Urgent Treatment Centre, a Respiratory Emergency Department (RED) to meet the demands of the Covid-19 pandemic and an extended Resuscitation Room with dedicated radiology facilities.

'Retention Premia of £10,000 payable on the anniversary of first year'

Main duties of the job

  • Manage the Emergency Department and the team as a whole.
  • Assess, investigate and treat patients presenting to the ED and make appropriate decisions regarding referral or discharge in a timely manner.
  • Resuscitate, diagnose and initiate treatment of all emergencies.
  • Lead the trauma and cardiac arrest teams.
  • To work in all areas of the ED (Majors, Minors, Paeds ED, RED, Resus & CDU).
  • Assist, train and supervise ST/GP-VTS/FY2 trainees, Trust doctors, ENPs and ANPs in Emergency Medicine; report concerns to the Duty Consultant.
  • Liaise with the nursing shift manager and other nursing staff to organise the allocation of work and ensure smooth running of the department.

About us

The senior and junior staffing in the department includes the following.21 - Specialty Doctors and Higher Specialty Trainees ST4-ST624 - Junior Doctors (ACCS CT1, ST3 EM, GPST, FY2, FY3 Clinical fellows and Trust Grade ST1-2)6 - Advanced Nurse Practitioners (4 seniors and 2 trainees), 1 - Physician Associate

In addition, there are adequate number of ENPs and GPs to run the UTC.

There is shop-floor senior cover (Registrar level) 24/7 and Consultant presence from 8am to midnight.

Job description
Job responsibilities

The post is for 11 sessions per week. One of these 11 sessions per week is allocated to supporting professional activities (SPA). Based on educational needs, careers aspirations and progress, the post holder may have the opportunity to enrol onto the CESR Fellowship Programme in Emergency Medicine through which 3 months every year may be granted to give experience in other acute specialties like Paediatrics, Acute Medicine, ITU and Anaesthetics (the doctor will still be required to do night shifts and weekends in ED). This programme would enable the post holder to develop the competences required for CESR application to enter the Specialist Register. The work pattern of all our Doctors has been recently revised to fit the rules and regulations of new deal contract for Junior Doctors. The rota comprises of a 21 weeks rolling rota with 1 in 3 weekends and includes out of hours and night shifts. The work pattern consists of 4 different shifts: 0800-1600, 1300-2200, 1600-0000 and 2200-0815 hrs.

Clinical working hours will average around 40 hours per week across the period of the rota. The rota may be revised periodically as per the terms and conditions and the requirements of the department. The post holder may be asked to work extra hours in occasional emergencies and unforeseen circumstances such as in the event of a major incident. The aim of this post is to improve the care of patients attending the Emergency Department and to enhance the supervision and support of junior medical staff.

Person Specification

  • GMC registered
  • MBBS or equivalent
  • MRCEM or FRCEM Primary


  • FRCEM or equivalent MRCP, MRCS


  • Post-qualification experience including within Emergency Medicine


  • Registrar level experience in Emergency Medicine
  • Experience in Paediatrics/Acute Medicine/ITU/Anaesthesia
  • Previous NHS experience

BMJRef: BMJ-74495/292-4122455-SW


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