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Consultant in Emergency Medicine

The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust
£93,666 to £126,281 Per Annum
Closing date
30 Apr 2024

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Specialist doctor, Emergency medicine
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

We are looking for enthusiastic Emergency Medicine Consultants to work at the Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust. This is an exciting challenge for Emergency Medicine Consultants who are keen to get involved in delivering care on the front line in a designated trauma unit but also a fantastic opportunity to share and contribute your expertise into the design of a brand-new Emergency Centre.

The main aim of these posts is to work with other senior medical and nursing staff to deliver first-class Emergency Medicine services for the Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin and Mid Wales areas. The job attracts a 10 PA contract, 7.5 clinical (including 1PA for on-call activities) and 2.5 SPA. Additional PAs are available with agreement from the Clinical Director and Operations Manager and will be renewable on a yearly basis.

Main duties of the job

  • The post-holder be expected to work with other members of the Emergency Medicine Team to provide first class clinical care in Emergency Medicine. The successful candidate will see patients personally and will provide clinical leadership, and supervision/teaching of junior medical and nursing staff.
  • The post holder will be expected to take an appropriate share in the management and administrative workload of the Department. All Consultants are involved in planning and developing the service.
  • The department actively encourages the development of specialist interests within the Emergency Medicine field.
  • Participate in the development of the Emergency Medicine service treatment protocols and guidelines
  • Develop and maintain collaborative relationships with medical colleagues in other specialities and participate in regular clinical meetings and other postgraduate activities.
  • Participate in the on-call rota on an equal basis with consultant colleagues to ensure that appropriate Emergency services are provided out of normal working hours.
  • Take an appropriate share of responsibility for the professional supervision and development of trainee doctors within the speciality, to include appraisal.

About us

The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH) is the main provider of acute hospital services for around half a million people in Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin and mid Wales.

Encompassing some of the most picturesque parts of England and Wales, the Trust's catchment stretches from the Cambrian Mountains in the west, to Newport and the fringes of the Black Country in the east. The main towns include: Bridgnorth, Ludlow, Market Drayton, Oswestry, Shrewsbury and Whitchurch (in Shropshire) Newport, Telford and Wellington (in Telford & Wrekin) and Newtown and Welshpool (in Powys) - all beautiful and unique.

Our main service locations are the Princess Royal Hospital (PRH) in Telford and the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital (RSH) in Shrewsbury which are located 20 minutes' drive apart. Together they provide 99% of our activity. Both hospitals provide a wide range of acute hospital services including accident & emergency, outpatients, diagnostics, inpatient medical care and critical care.

Job description
Job responsibilities

A formal job plan will be agreed between the successful candidate and their Clinical Director and consultant colleagues, on behalf of the Medical Director within 3 months of starting in post. A full-time job plan is based on a 10 PA working week. The job plan will be reviewed annually and is a prospective agreement that sets out the consultant's duties, responsibilities, and objectives for the coming year. It covers all aspects of a consultants professional practice including clinical work, teaching, research, education and managerial responsibilities. It will provide a clear schedule of commitments, both internal and external and will include personal objectives, detailing links to wider service improvements and trust strategic priorities.

For a full-time contract, the job plan will be divided on average per week (pro-rata for a part time post) as:

  • 7.5 Programmed Activities (PAs) of Direct Clinical Care - includes clinical activity, clinically related activity and predictable and unpredictable emergency work.
  • 2.5 Supporting Professional Activities (SPAs) - includes CPD, audit, teaching and research.

The allocation of PAs is reviewed and may be subject to adjustment when a further diary exercise is undertaken or if the service demands a review of the team job plan.

Any applicant who is unable, for personal reasons, to work full-time will be eligible to be considered for the post. If such a person is appointed, modification of the job content will be discussed on a personal basis with the Trust in consultation with other consultant colleagues.

Person Specification
Entry Criteria

  • Entry on the General Medical Council (GMC) Specialist Register via one of the following: -Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) (the proposed CCT date must be within 6 months of the interview) -Certificate of Eligibility for Specialist Registration (CESR)
  • Ability to teach clinical skills, teach and lecture on speciality
  • Broad clinical experience within Emergency Medicine
  • Recognised ability to work within and provide leadership in the MDT
  • Commitment to clinical risk and understanding of Clinical Governance
  • Ability to communicate effectively with patients, relatives, GPs, nurses and other agencies


  • Ability to supervise, appraise, coach and mentor trainee and other Doctors
  • Experience in clinical undergraduate/postgraduate teaching
  • Experience in NHS management


  • MBBS, MBChB or equivalent medical qualification
  • FRCEM or equivalent
  • ALS or equivalent certification
  • ATLS or equivalent certification
  • APLS certification
  • Level 3 Safeguarding Children training (within the last 3 years)


  • Higher degree (Md/PhD)
  • Additional teaching qualification
  • Additional leadership qualification





The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH) is the main provider of acute hospital services for around half a million people in Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin and mid Wales. Our main service locations are the Princess Royal Hospital (PRH) in Telford and the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital (RSH) in Shrewsbury which are located 20 minutes’ drive apart covering a range of specialties and providing care to the local population. Almost a quarter of the county is designated as the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and we have three national nature reserves. We also have internationally important wetland sites, special areas of conservation (of European significance) and many sites of special scientific interest.

We are entering an exciting phase of change at SaTH with the transformation of the Princess Royal Hospital into a specialised site for planned care, and the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital site a specialised site for emergency care through our Hospital Transformation Programme.



Company info
01743 261000
The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust
Mytton Oak Road,

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