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Locum Consultant in Emergency Department - HH

North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust
£93,666 to £126,281 per annum
Closing date
5 Mar 2024

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Are you looking for new opportunities to develop your career in an innovative emergency services environment?

At North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust, you will find the best place to thrive. As a Locum Consultant, you will play a major role in leading the development of a novel system of integrated emergency care at Hinchingbrooke Hospital.

The Emergency Departments at Peterborough City Hospital and Hinchingbrooke Hospital, which span two distinct acute hospital sites, are currently undergoing exciting development initiatives, including the implementation of a novel system of integrated emergency care and a system-wide approach to Frailty and Acute Medicine, which boasts one of the nation's most successful frailty services (Frailty CQUIN 2023).

We are encouraging and supporting you in developing special interests relevant to the Emergency Medicine specialty e.g. ultrasound, paediatrics, elderly care, ambulatory care and critical care.

Our external partners will provide you with exciting development opportunities. We have established strong links with the Mid-Anglian General Practitioners Accident Scheme (MAGPAS) Helimedix and East Anglia Air Ambulance (EAA) with several Consultants and registrars working clinical shifts with them.

If you like to find more about the role and organise an informal visit, we are welcoming you to contact Dr D. Vijayasankar - Consultant in Emergency Medicine and Divisional Clinical Director for Urgent and Emergency Care at

Main duties of the job

The job plan is anticipated to contain 10 programmed activities per week. The Supporting Professional Activity shall be agreed at individual job planning. A minimum of 1.5 SPA is granted to start with, and additional SPA activity shall be made up by supervision of trainees, non-trainees, ACP's and Physician Associates.

You will be joining the consultant on call rota of 1:8, expected to cover for colleagues' absence from duty on the basis of mutually agreed arrangements with the Department and Employing Trust.

Your main goal will be to deliver clinical assessment, treatment and supervision to all patients' care requirements attending the Emergency Department until onward referral and discharge.

As an experienced consultant, you will provide clinical leadership and supervision for junior medical and nursing staff within the department. You will ensure adequate arrangements for hospital staff involved in the care of patients, to be able to contact them when necessary, and to observe the current local arrangements for advising details of leave.

By demonstrating your passion for providing outstanding care and clinical leadership, you will foster a positive and supportive environment that encourages the team to innovate and go beyond the call of duty, thereby enabling us to become a leading regional and national provider of emergency and acute care.

About us

North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust provides acute care to our local communities via two District General Hospitals in Peterborough and Huntingdon, and a community hospital in Stamford.

We are promoting flexible working and a health work/home life balance. Agile working options are automatically considered for all roles within the Trust.

We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. We particularly encourage applications from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) and candidates from our local communities.

Your package with us includes a lot more than just your pay and here are a few of the additional benefits that are available to you as an employee:

  • Access to the NHS Pension Scheme
  • Relocation allowance in line with the Trust policy
  • Generous Holiday Entitlement, starting at 27 days a year (for full time workers) plus bank/public holidays
  • Free staff car parking on all our hospital sites during this financial year
  • In-house Physiotherapy Services
  • Career development and training opportunities
  • Emotional Wellbeing Service covering a range of online support, access to mobile apps and 24/7 counselling services
  • Subsidised meals at our hospital restaurants
  • Access to exclusive discounts, cashback and vouchers via NHS Discounts and Blue Light Card

If you share our values and vision and are passionate about working with people on what matters to them, you could be a real asset to Team North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust.

Job description
Job responsibilities

  • Work to provide patients with best care in terms of quality and costs through a culture of continuous improvement.
  • Demonstrate flexibility in approach and will be adaptable when the organisation is facing unforeseeable circumstances
  • Promote a positive image of the Trust with appropriate professional groups and organisations as well as the local health economy
  • Liaise with colleagues to ensure a consistent flow of information and updates across the speciality
  • To supervise Junior ED which describes medical staff and to provide guidance to nursing staff of all work for strategy, risk, grades, capability, culture, structures, measurement processes
  • Involved in the management of trauma in line with trauma network and contribute to Major and CBTN incident preparation and management in the event of an incident.
  • Encouraged to develop a special interest relevant to the speciality of Emergency Medicine e'g Ultrasound, Paediatrics, Elderly Care, Ambulatory Care and Critical Care.

Person Specification


  • Demonstrable teaching ability and experience.
  • Commitment to participate in research throughout the Emergency Medicine Service
  • Willingness to undertake teaching of clinical staff at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.
  • Evidence of participation in undergraduate and or postgraduate teaching in formal settings


  • Completion of Education Training course/further qualifications
  • Published research and audit.
  • Peer reviewed publications.

Qualifications and Professional Training

  • Fully registered with GMC. Certification of completion of specialist training or be within 6 months of gaining it by the interview date (or equivalent).
  • Fellowship of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine (FRCEM or equivalent)
  • Must be on the GMC's Specialist Register for Emergency Medicine
  • ATLS, APLS/EPLS and ALS provider


  • Instructor in one or more life support courses (ALS/ATLS/APLS or equivalent).
  • Additional subspeciality training qualifications, particularly in : PHEM, ICU or PEM

Professional Practice/clinical Skills

  • Evidence of first-rate professional practice.
  • Able to demonstrate clinical skills in management of full range of patient presentations as defined in the RCEM Curriculum.


  • Evidence of extended clinical skills in areas pertinent to acute and emergency care such as:
  • Intensive Care medicine, Pre hospital medicine, Point of care ultrasound, Advanced airway management

Clinical Governance

  • Awareness of the requirements of clinical governance, with particular reference to the specialty.


  • Formal experience in the development of patient safety systems as pertaining to Emergency Medicine

Personal requirements, Communication, Leadership Skills, Flexibility

  • Evidence of management experience.
  • Evidence of good team working with peers and other senior colleagues.
  • Flexible attitude and good communication skills.
  • Ability to integrate into and share leadership of a multidisciplinary team
  • Must have a willingness to learn and adapt to fast paced clinical model
  • IT and computer literacy


  • Has demonstrated ability to work under pressure and in difficult circumstances.
  • To be able to demonstrate team leadership skills and work on own initiative.

Further training, e.g., Management, Audit

  • Experience of clinical audit and education.
  • Evidence of delivering Quality
  • Improvement Projects
  • Evidence to provide
  • Clinical leadership for audit programmes


  • Formal training in QIP methodology
  • Paeds EM experience



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