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Consultant Emergency Medicine

The Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust
£88,364 to £119,133 a year depending on experience
Closing date
6 Jul 2023

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Hospital, Emergency medicine
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

We are seeking enthusiastic Substantive Consultants in Emergency Medicine to join the existing Emergency Department (ED) team at the Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust.

We are a dynamic department that is committed to providing high quality patient care whilst embracing the benefits of digital technology. The ED is about to embark on an exciting journey with a substantial capital investment into our front door. There is considerable scope for the successful candidates to be involved in and lead service re-design and quality improvement projects, shaping the Royal Surrey Emergency Departments future state.

Consultants who join us will be given bespoke mentorship, job-planning as well as the benefits of a flexible rota that is currently semi-annualised but we will be moving to full self-rostering in the coming months.

Whilst the post has a strong emphasis on direct, Consultant delivered emergency care, we are seeking applicants who will train and upskill a diverse clinical work force including medical, acute care practitioner (ACP), physician assistant (PA), undergraduate and nursing staff. We are established as a regional point of care ultrasound (POCUS) training centre with daily teaching run by accredited trainers. We also boast multi-professional simulation sessions, dedicated weekly teaching, and a unique CESR programme.
Main duties of the job

Assessment, diagnosis and initial treatment of all patients requiring emergency treatment.

Referral of patients to other specialties and disciplines external to the hospital.

Facilitation of flow within the hospital by streaming patients to same day emergency care (SDEC) options.

Supervision of junior medical colleagues including clear, bespoke advice or in person review of patients.

Working with nursing and operational colleagues to deliver performance against quality indicators and system metrics to deliver safe, effective and sustainable care.

Please see full job description attached for the full duties.
About us

Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust is a friendly, supportive, busy but welcoming acute and community Trust that is ambitious about developing our services and your career.

Our compassionate, caring and friendly colleagues make up our Royal Surrey family and are at the heart of what we do. We all have a passion for learning, continuous improvement and excelling together through innovation, research and development. There are over 4,500 members of our Royal Surrey family.

We are clinically led and provide joined up care by bridging the gap between hospital and community services alongside regional specialist cancer care. Our main acute hospital site is in Guildford with community hospital sites at Milford, Haslemere and Cranleigh. We provide adult community health services in the community and homes across Guildford and Waverley.

We have received an overall Good rating from the CQC with Medical care (including older peoples care), End of Life Care and Maternity services being deemed Outstanding by the CQC. We are investing in our colleagues through our health and wellbeing programme and a commitment to supporting professional development as well as investing more than 45 million in our physical environment and new equipment in the next few years.

There has never been a better time to join us.

Job description
Job responsibilities

The Royal Surrey is currently in the middle of a comprehensive transformational change programme designed to improve the way we manage non-elective patients attending the Emergency Department.

Our Emergency Department has recently undergone an 8 million rebuild with a new Minor Injuries and Majors area, Paediatric area, Clinical Decisions unit, Fit to Sit area and dedicated ambulance cubicles. We are also a Trauma Unit in the South West London and Surrey Trauma Network.

This post attracts 10 programmed activities per week however there may be the opportunity to increase this by negotiation and any special interests will be considered.

Please find the full job description attached.

Person Specification
  • Full registration and a license to practice with the GMC
  • Entry on the GMC Specialist Register for Emergency Medicine (or relevant specialty) via:
  • CCT (CCT date must be within 6 months of the interview date)
  • CESR or
  • European Community Rights
  • MBBS or equivalent
  • Provider status in ATLS/APLS/ALS or equivalent, or willingness to obtain within 6 months of interview date
  • Educational Supervisor qualification
  • Instructor status in ATLS/APLS/EPLS/ALS or equivalent
  • Dual certification in paediatric emergency medicine
  • Appraisal qualification
  • Qualification in leadership and/ or clinical management
  • Teaching/Education Qualification
  • Higher Research Degree (e.g PhD, DPhil, MPhil)
Research/Quality Improvement
  • Active interest in research and commitment to clinical innovation
  • Familiar with quality improvement methodologies and/or research
  • Participation in committee work, organising meetings, conferences, workshops
  • Fully trained in emergency medicine
  • Understanding of current developments/challenges of both clinical and non-clinical management of Emergency Departments
  • Significant evidence of experience in clinical leadership
  • Understand the principles of Clinical Governance
  • Evidence of experience of / commitment to audit and improving clinical practice/service development
  • Experience and interest in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching
  • CPD - Evidence of post qualifying and continuing professional development clinical knowledge and skills
  • Must have an understanding of the background to and aims of current healthcare policy/national guidance/CQC/and appreciate the implications of this on engagement
  • Experience / interest in service modernisation and improvement
  • Extended training in ultrasound
  • Sufficient experience of advanced trauma care to allow the standards of the trauma network to be delivered
  • Experience working at Clinical Director level or equivalent
  • Understanding of business planning and commissioning
Skills and Capabilities
  • Management, Leadership and Initiative skills
  • A clear understanding of NHS guidance relevant to emergency medicine and the opportunities and challenges posed
  • Effective interpersonal, communication and presentation skills with internal and external stakeholders
  • An understanding of and ability to demonstrate your ability to:
  • Empower others
  • Lead through change
  • Influence strategically
  • Collaborative working
  • Drive for improvement
  • Integrity
  • Computer literate, Email, MS Office and Internet
  • To have attended a National Health Service Management Course appropriate to Consultant duties
  • Use of digital dictation systems
Personal Attributions
  • Demonstrate ability to work with colleagues as part of a team
  • Highly motivated with ability to influence and inspire others
  • Adaptability, flexibility and ability to cope with uncertainty
  • Effective communication skills
  • Enthusiasm
  • Attention to detail
  • Approachability
  • Professional calm and efficient manner
  • Used to working in a busy environment
  • Willing to engage with and learn from peers, other professionals and colleagues in the desire to provide or support the most appropriate interventions
  • Effective organiser/prioritisation skills
Values and Behaviours
  • Demonstrable commitment to and focus on quality, promotes high standards to consistently improve patient outcomes
  • Demonstrable skill to work together to serve our community through delivering safe and excellent clinical care
  • Value diversity and difference, operates with integrity and openness
  • Treating others with compassion, empathy and respect
  • Share information openly and effectively with patients, staff and relatives
  • Works across boundaries, looks for collective success, listens, involves, respects and learns
  • from the contribution of others
  • Uses evidence to make improvements, increase efficiencies and seeks out innovation
  • Actively develops themselves and others

Employer details
Employer name

Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust

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The Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust is a multi-site acute and community Trust, based in Guildford, which serves a population of more than 336,000 across south west Surrey. We are also a specialist tertiary cancer centre, offering state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment services to a population of up to two million and a tertiary specialist centre for ENT and Maxillofacial surgery. We attract referrals from across the whole country for other specialties (i.e. urology).

We attract referrals from across the country for some specialties including urology. Our Minimal Access Therapy Training Unit (key-hole surgery) is one of only three such training units in the UK. Our patients also benefit from state of the art diagnostic equipment including two MRI scanners, four CT scanners, interventional radiology equipment and a gamma camera. We have one of the lowest mortality rates in the country.

We employ around 4,200 members of staff making us one of Guildford’s largest employers. In addition, the hospital is supported by a thriving group of 500 volunteers all of whom provide valuable services on an independent, voluntary basis. 

We have a great reputation and history of embracing quality improvement (QI) and transformation work – continuously improving is one of our core values. 

The Trust has strong links with the nearby University of Surrey and staff are well supported if they wish to undertake further study. As well as this, staff are able to develop and enhance skills and knowledge by undertaking post-qualification support and training at the hospital’s dedicated Education Centre

Situated on a green field site on the outskirts of Guildford, the Trust has excellent rail and road links (via the A3 and M25) to London (35 minutes) and to the south coast (35 minutes). 

Guildford has great shopping, entertainment and leisure facilities.  The picturesque Surrey countryside is ideal for good walks and outdoor pursuits and has numerous historic village inns. Guildford has a number of schools, both private and state, which cater for all bands of ability. 

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