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Consultant in Emergency Medicine

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust
£93,666 to £126,281 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
12 Apr 2024

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Specialist doctor, Emergency medicine
Contract Type
Full Time
Love Emergency Medicine? Love Weston-super-Mare.

Emergency Medicine Consultant Vacancy.

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston Foundation Trust (UHBW) are now looking to grow our talented emergency team to drive an ambitious future vision of emergency care in the Bristol and Weston area. You really couldn't pick a better time to make your move to our organisation.

What's in it for you?

Well. Apart from getting work within a talented team in a beautiful part of the country:
  • An excellent relocation package
  • Recruitment and Retention Premium up to £15k negotiable!
  • No night at the Weston site
  • Work in a state-of-the-art recently refurbished facility
  • Cross-site working negotiable
  • Additional PAs negotiable
  • Paid specialist interest development time for specialities including ultrasound, leadership, education, simulation, paediatrics and trauma
  • On-site car parking

The post is advertised as a 10 PA job plan with options to increase. Candidates wishing to be considered for a position with less than full-time working are encouraged.

Weston-Super-Mare and the surrounding county, has a beautiful coastline and hills and you will find yourself visiting the Mendip Hills, the Quantocks and Cheddar Gorge sooner or later. The large, diverse cities of Bristol and Bath are only a short journey by car or train and our convenient location just off Junction 21 of the M5 mean the rest of Somerset, Devon and the surfing beaches of Cornwall are virtually on the doorstep.

Main duties of the job

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust seeks applicants for the expansion of the Consultant team in Emergency Medicine to commence as soon as possible. This reflects a firm commitment within UHBW to expand the consultant workforce in Weston ED. The posts provide eligible individuals an ideal opportunity for continued professional development within the recently expanded Department of Emergency Medicine (ED), which forms the Trust's emergency front door.

These are 10PA posts providing 8.5 DCC and 1.5 SPA/admin each. The posts reflect a firm commitment within UHBW to continue the expansion and development of the consultant team in the Department of Emergency Medicine (ED) to enable shop floor consultant clinical presence to meet Royal College of Emergency Medicine guidelines and the expectations of clinical governance and to ensure the continued development of excellence in Emergency Care. The Trust is committed to the development of the Department as the Trust's emergency front door and the aspiration is for further consultant expansion to allow sustainable consultant working for the future.

Applicants should have a CCT or equivalent in Emergency Medicine, or be within six months of achieving this at the date of interview, or be listed on the GMC's specialist register.

About us

University Hospitals Bristol & Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the country, with a workforce of over 13,000 staff and 100+ different clinical services across 10 sites, serving a population of over 500,000 people across Bristol and Weston.UHBW has been rated by the CQC as 'Good' overall and our staff are proud to deliver excellent care to patients. As a forward-thinking multi-award winning Trust,committed to improving patient care, our world-leading research and innovations are having a positive local and global impact.

Join us and you can enjoy city living, be in the countryside or by the seaside, with easy access to all the South Westoffers. UHBW is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.

As an equal opportunities employer, actively working towards a diverse workforce, we aim to create aworkforce that represents the diversity of our community and are committed to designing our services around the needs of patients and their loved ones. Anonymous information will be used from your application in order to ensure we're meeting our pledge.

Job description
Job responsibilities

The successful candidate will join a team of senior medical and nursing staff committed to expanding the Emergency Service to the people of North Somerset. The common aim will be to deliver the highest quality of Emergency Care to patients whilst developing the department in all aspects of emergency clinical service, training and research. Close teamwork between senior medical, nursing and management staff is an essential requirement of this appointment.

Please refer to the job description document attached to this vacancy

Person Specification
Qualification and Professional Training
  • Fully registered with GMC. Certification of completion of specialist training / CESR OR be within 6 months of gaining it by the interview date (or equivalent.)
  • Fellowship of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine (or equivalent)
  • Must be on the GMC's Specialist Register for Emergency Medicine to take up a permanent Consultant appointment.
  • ATLS/ETC, APLS/EPLS. ALS provider
  • Higher degree eg MSc, PhD, MD.
  • Instructor in one or more life support courses (ALS/ATLS/PALS/APLS or equivalent).
  • Additional sub-speciality training qualifications, particularly in : PHEM
Professional Practice/ Clinical Skills
  • Evidence of first-rate professional practice.
  • Able to demonstrate clinical skills in managing the full range of patient presentations as defined in the Royal College Emergency medicine Curriculum
  • Evidence of extended clinical skills in areas pertinent to acute and emergency care including but not exclusive to: Intensive Care medicine, Pre hospital medicine, point of care ultrasound, advanced airway management
Further training, eg, Management, Audit
  • Experience of clinical audit and education.
  • Evidence of completion of audit project including implementation of recommendations
  • Evidence of delivering Quality Improvement Projects
  • Evidence to provide clinical leadership for audit programmes
  • Formal training in QIP methodology
  • Completion of formal courses in clinical audit & education
  • Participation in or delivery of management training courses.
  • Evidence of participation in undergraduate and or postgraduate teaching in formal settings
  • Demonstrable teaching ability and research experience. .
  • Commitment to participate in research throughout the Emergency Medicine Service.
  • Willingness to undertake teaching of clinical staff at both undergraduate and postgraduate level
  • Completion of Education Training course/further qualifications
  • Published research and audit.
  • History of designing and leading regional or national studies.
  • Peer reviewed publications.
Any other general requirements
  • Evidence of entitlement to live and work in UK.
  • Prepared to work to job specification
  • Must be able to meet on-call requirements
Clinical Governance
  • Awareness of the requirements of clinical governance, with particular reference to the specialty.
  • Completion of formal courses in aspects of clinical governance.
  • Formal experience in the development of patient safety systems as pertaining to Emergency Medicine
Personal Requirements
  • 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 Commitment to the provision of emergency services throughout the Bristol community, and to continuing professional development.
  • IT and computer literacy
  • Recognised leadership skills and qualifications.
  • Has demonstrated ability to well work under pressure and in difficult circumstances.
  • To be able to demonstrate team leadership skills and work on own initiative.
  • Formal training in Clinical Leadership

Employer details
Employer name

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW)


Weston General Hospital

Grange Rd


BS23 4TQ

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