Emergency Medicine Consultant

Wye Valley NHS Trust
£88,364 to £119,133 a session per annum
Closing date
7 Jun 2023

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Hospital, Emergency medicine
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

The Emergency team consists of a dynamic team of 5 Consultants who are supported by regular input from the Acute Medicine Consultants. The team already has a reputation for driving improvement and all new appointments will be offered the opportunity to be on an 80:20 job plan so that they may pursue any special interests.

The Emergency Department at Hereford County Hospital currently has approximately 65,000 attendances per year. It is a Major Trauma Unit and incorporates a Children & Young Peoples' Emergency Department. We have 16.59 WTE Specialty Doctors, 15.21 WTE Doctors working on the Junior tier, 4 ACPs and 8 ENPs.

The post could be filled on a whole or part-time basis, and any candidate who is unable to work full time will still be considered for the post. If such a person is appointed, modification of the job plan will be discussed.

Closing Date: June 7th 2023

Interview Date to be confirmed

Main duties of the job

The Consultants are based at the Hereford County Hospital site and provide Emergency Services for patients attending the Emergency Department. This service will include the reception, resuscitation and initial diagnosis of patients, together with the provision of treatment, appropriate referral and discharge of the patient - either back to the community, General Practitioner, Outpatients, or admission. As a Senior Leader within the Trust we are looking for motivated and forward thinking engaged Clinical staff to work within the teams to develop and encourage this new way of working. A key role of the shop floor Consultant is to support the single clerking and to support flow.

Together with the other EM Consultants, the post holder will be required to provide 24hr out of hours cover for the Emergency Department. This will be provided by mutual arrangement on a flexible rota of 1:4, although increasing recruitment will allow this frequency to be reviewed.

About us

A full range of Acute Medical specialties are provided, with on-site Cardiology, Respiratory Medicine, Gastroenterology, Diabetes and Endocrinology, and Geriatric Medicine currently providing the majority of in-patient management. The Department of Medicine runs a ward based system to maximise the opportunity for specialist management balanced with continuity of patient care. The modern Emergency Department is currently covered by 5 Emergency Medicine Consultants and has very good working relationships with all departments in the hospital. As a Trust we have introduced a blended front door model and single clerking for admitted patients with specialty teams working alongside the Emergency Department team; thereby improving the patients' journey and care by providing early senior decisions and specialty input.

Job description
Job responsibilities

  • Participation in clinical meetings and post-graduate activities in the Trust
  • Supervision, teaching and training of junior medical staff, nurse practitioners, physicians' assistants, nursing and other staff in and out of the department. This will include training of students attached to the department
  • Contribute to postgraduate and continuing education locally and nationally
  • Assisting in the provision of managerial and administrative services to the ED
  • Delivery of duties in the Major Incident plan and contribution to further updating of this in conjunction with the Major Incident Planning Group

The post-holder will also demonstrate a firm commitment to the principles of clinical governance, including:

  • Developing and maintaining appropriate systems and practice to ensure effective clinical audit in Emergency Medicine
  • Attending and contributing to the Trust's Clinical Effectiveness Programme
  • Participating in the Trust's Clinical Incident Reporting system
  • Support Quality Improvement Projects and the introduction of new technology/advances in clinical practice
  • Developing a programme of personal continuing professional education, development and, if appropriate, research within available resources and within the workload and priorities of the service as agreed with Consultant colleagues and senior managers

Person Specification

  • Full GMC registration with Licence to Practice
  • Entry on the Specialist Register in Emergency Medicine via:
  • CCT
  • CESR
  • CCT or CESR proposed date within six months of interview
  • European Community Right
  • MBBS or equivalent
  • FRCEM or equivalent


  • Additional degrees, diplomas or postgraduate thesis relevant to the specialty


  • General training leading towards CCT or equivalent in Emergency Medicine
  • Current ALS certificate or equivalent
  • Current ATLS certificate or equivalent
  • Current APLS certificate or equivalent


  • Level 1 Ultrasound competency
  • Experience in a specialist interest that will complement those of other staff
  • A dedicated period of training working in a community setting, including leadership and organisation


  • Ability to teach clinical and generic skills
  • Training in teaching skills


  • Instructor status in Life Support Courses (ALS, ATLS, APLS, ETC etc)
  • Experience of teaching of clinical skills to undergraduates and postgraduates
  • Ability to supervise postgraduate research

BMJRef: BMJ-123692/229-MDMS-JC-5313472



Our vision:  
To improve the health and well being of the people we serve in Herefordshire and the surrounding areas

Our mission:  
To provide a quality of care we would want for ourselves, our families and friends

Our values:  
Compassion, Accountability, Respect, Excellence

Our sites:  
Hereford, Ross-On-Wye, Leominster, Bromyard

Wye Valley NHS Trust is a provider health services across Herefordshire and beyond.

The Trust exists to improve the wellbeing, independence and health of the people we serve. We are the leading provider of health care in Herefordshire.

By working closely with our partners, we can make good our promise to deliver a quality of care we would want for ourselves, our families and our friends.

With an estimated annual turnover of around £180 million, we employ around 2,700 plus staff. We aim to build new relationships between our staff, patients, service users and their carers with the wider community.

The days are numbered for our 1940s hutted wards with the doors to the new ward block at the County Hospital due to open to patients for the first time next week.

It not only means two wards to replace the hutted wards will open, but the new build also includes a new extra ward bringing 18 extra beds overall.

Check out the video below for a sneak look inside the building:


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