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Locum Consultant in Emergency Medicine

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£88,364 to £119,133 a year per annum
Closing date
29 Nov 2022

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Hospital, Emergency medicine
Career Level
Contract Type
Fixed Contract
Full Time
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This is a Full Time, Fixed Term Consultant in Emergency Medicine appointment. The successful applicant will join a rapidly expanding Emergency Medicine department at the Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital Trust.

We are committed to attracting the best candidates and we will therefore aim to accommodate any requirements with regards a flexible job plan. Any candidate who is unable for personal reasons to undertake the duties of a whole-time post will receive equal consideration. If such a candidate is appointed the job plan will be modified as appropriate in consultation with the ED Service Director and the Associate Medical Director.

We welcome all applications irrespective of age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, race or religion. Additionally, people with disabilities will be offered an interview providing they meet the minimum criteria for the post. The Trust operates job share and flexible working.

Main duties of the job

We have a Command and Control Consultant in charge of ED during the day. They coordinate the working day and prioritise where staffing should be placed, based on safety and demand. The on-call consultant is responsible for the running of the department and has oversight of clinical safety overnight when the registrar holds the C&C position.

About us

Our rapidly expanding department has over 140,000 attendances per year and our ED footprint includes a purpose-built Children's and Older People's Emergency Department, GP front door streaming pods and anall-weather helipad. The ED is set within the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, which provides a full range of acute clinical services, with over 1,000 beds.

You will be joining a busy and supportive department where you will be encouraged to develop both professionally and personally. Department leads encourage split posts and doctors within their department to seek out the opportunity to develop any special interests they may have inside or away from the Trust; whether it is further education or PAs in different departments, ED will be a fantastic stepping stone for any plans you have for the future.

Our team currently consists of 23 consultants and 64 juniors, who are supported by our team of nurses and the ED operations teams.

Job description
Job responsibilities

Norfolk Wide Health Care System Liaise with our system partners across Norfolk, to develop and provide services for the future Encourage new ways of providing acute care across the whole of Norfolk and beyond

Within ED Provision of safe, timely, high-quality care to patients Undertake different roles within the department as required Provide clinical leadership and supervision of junior medical staff 24/7 Trauma Team leader Participation in teaching programs within the department Act as educational and clinical supervisor for a wide range of trainees Take on specific roles in the department that require consultant oversight and ensure these specific parts of the service achieve their desired aims and objectives. Undertake review of formal imaging reports

Clinical Governance Be proactive in the Clinical Governance agenda for the department. This includes participation in audit and quality improvement projects, guidelines/pathways, professional development, appraisal and risk management as well as attending Clinical Governance meetings Attend Directorate meetings to contribute to the development of the service

Personal Development Maintain the Trusts PRIDE Values Participate in Continuing Professional Development and appraisal To undergo regular revalidation as set out by the GMC

Within the Trust Liaise with clinicians and leads outside of the ED to address issues that arise Participation in teaching programs across the wider hospital community and the University of East Anglia The appointees will be members of the Consultant Staff Committee

Person Specification

  • Full GMC Registration
  • CCST Specialist Registration in Emergency Medicine OR o Eligibility for specialist registration in Emergency Medicine within 6 months from the time of the interview
  • ALS, APLS/EPLS, ATLS provider


  • Instructor status in Advanced life support courses
  • Postgraduate diploma / degree


  • Work effectively with colleagues towards shared goal
  • Demonstrate ability to: - Lead and motivate staff - Act as a role model by maintaining high standards of performance and behaviour - Direct and motivate in high-pressure environment - Organise self and others - Ability to prioritise workload
  • Enthusiasm for service development


  • Specific training in leadership and management skills


  • Experience gained in acquisition of CCT
  • Wide experience in Emergency Medicine


  • Particular experience in: - Paediatrics - Ambulatory Care - Geriatric Medicine - Teaching

Management Skills

  • Manage your time effectively
  • Demonstrate effective team working
  • Knowledge of the systems within the NHS
  • A commitment to the development and implementation of projects to improve patient care

Training, Audit and Research

  • Commitment to teaching and training of undergraduates and junior doctors
  • Participation in audit projects
  • Courses relevant to medical education or training
  • Commitment to ongoing professional development
  • Research interest in Emergency Medicine


  • Specific training or qualification in medical education
  • Published articles in peer reviewed journals


  • Live within 15-mile radius of Trust or 30-min travel time

BMJ Ref: BMJ-100754/234-MS1850


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