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Specialty Doctor in Emergency Medicine

Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust
£50,373 to £78,759 a year per annum
Closing date
12 Jul 2022

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Hospital, Emergency medicine
Career Level
Specialty doctor
Contract Type
Full Time
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Specialty Doctor in Emergency Medicine

We are looking for motivated individuals to join and expand our enthusiastic and friendly team of eight Specialty Doctors at the Royal Cornwall Hospitals Emergency Department.

The thriving tourism industry ensures we see over 80,000 patients per annum with a varied case mix and a high proportion of trauma.

To see what life and Emergency Medicine in Cornwall is all about visit:

Main duties of the job

Doctors interested in pursuing a career in Emergency Medicine will find these posts offer invaluable experience in a beautiful part of the country. There is a regular teaching programme for middle grades aimed at the FRCEM. Early participation on ALS, APLS and ATLS is enabled by our locally run courses. There are research opportunities in the department; we have successfully recruited to several national trials. We have students from the University of Exeter Medical School (in the top ten medical schools in the UK) and there are ample opportunities to teach. We rated the best hospital in the South West on the GMC's 2019 national training survey.

Contracts will be based on a ten session Specialty Doctor contract, of which one session will be for supporting professional activities. The posts include annual and study leave. We offer a double time, enhanced rate of two hours per PA between 10pm and 8am (5.25PA per night shift) to recognise out of hours work and give flexibility to achieve an excellent work life balance.

About us

Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust is the biggest provider of healthcare services in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. Our three main sites are Royal Cornwall Hospital Truro, St Michael's Hospital Hayle and West Cornwall Hospital Penzance, our staff and services are available across the region.

The Trust employs 5,000+ staff, has a budget of £380 million and 750 beds

We work with health and social care organisations including !NHS Kernow and NHS England !to ensure local healthcare needs are met. We provide acute medical, surgical and specialist services to around 500,000 ! which can increase significantly during busy holiday periods.

The Trust has teaching hospitals status as part of the University of Exeter Medical School. Keeping at the forefront of medical advances, we continually developing clinical services and are committed to maximising the range of specialist care offered locally.

We can offer you a rewarding career in a supportive working environment. We have extensive educational links to help you realise your full potential and develop skills to provide outstanding healthcare to the local community.

Enjoy an outstanding quality of life in a place that offers surfing beaches and fishing harbours to beautiful countryside and historic towns. With clean air, plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities and excellent schools, colleges and universities (including adult education) it is the ideal place for families and for you to develop your own career

Job description
Job responsibilities

Applicants are required to be GMC registered with a Licence to Practice. Applications are also welcomed from those wishing to work part- time or to job-share.

Informal enquires are welcome to further discuss all that we have to offer in both professional and personal quality of life.

To find out what the Trust has to offer you and an informal chat regarding this post please email either Mark Jadav , Clinical Lead for Emergency Medicine, at or Jenny Farrant, Consultant in Emergency Medicine, at or by telephone on 01872 253219

To arrange an informal visit please contact Debra Clayton, ED Secretary, on 01872 252452 or email

PLEASE NOTE: To view the full Job Description and Person Specification, please click view the supporting document on the right hand side

To be an employee of the NHS you need to successfully complete the following:

  • Identity Checks
  • Professional registration and qualification checks
  • Employment history and reference checks
  • Work health assessments
  • Criminal record check standards
  • Right to work checks

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The Royal Cornwall Hospital is an Equal Opportunities Employer

Person Specification

  • GMC Registration with a Licence to Practice
  • Primary medical Qualification
  • ALS, ATLS or APLS provider (at least 1)


  • MRCP, MRCS, MCEM or equivalent
  • Instructor for at least one of Life Support courses

Clinical Experience

  • Clinical training and experience equivalent to that required of a Specialty Doctor in Emergency Medicine
  • Ability to offer expert clinical opinion on a range of problems in Emergency Medicine
  • Wide experience in Emergency and Acute Medicine


  • NHS experience

BMJRef: BMJ-83128/156-MS-3360



The Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust is the main provider of acute and specialist care services in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. It serves a population of around 430,000 people, a figure that can increase significantly with visitors during the busiest times of the year. The Trust employs approximately 5,000 staff and has a budget of approximately £380 million.

The Trust is responsible for the provision of services at three main sites with approximately 750 beds:

The Trust has teaching hospitals status as part of the Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry (PCMD) and University of Exeter Medical School. Keeping at the forefront of medical advances, the Trust is continually developing its clinical services and is committed to maximising the range of specialist care that can be offered locally. Allied to this is a growing reputation for research and innovation.

The Knowledge Spa on the Royal Cornwall Hospital site, the Cornwall base for medical students and the University of Plymouth Faculty of Health and Social Work, has further enhanced a strong reputation for training and education. This plays a vital part in attracting and retaining the Trust’s highly skilled teams of doctors, nurses and other health professionals who care for well over half a million people each year.

Reflecting the high standards of care on offer, recent patient surveys show that over 90 per cent of patients rate their overall experience of services as excellent, very good or good.

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