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Trust Associate Specialist - Emergency Medicine - DMH

County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust
Darlington, Durham
Closing date
17 May 2024

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Specialist doctor, Emergency medicine
Contract Type
Full Time

Main duties of the job

Specific clinical areas include:-

To act as Team Leader in the resuscitation of seriously traumatised patients and those with critical illness.

Assist in the smooth integration of the Emergency Department and Urgent Care services.

To share with colleagues responsibility for the day-to-day management of the Emergency Department

To have responsibility for and actively participate in continuing professional development (CPD) utilising a minimum of 1 PAs a week for self-direct study.

The new appointees will be expected to join the middle grade body in leading by example, managing the sickest patients, engaging with the juniors to ensure safe and timely management and working with the nursing staff to ensure adequate patient flow. They will be the most senior doctor in the ED at certain times of the day- currently midnight to 0800. Therefore significant experience in Emergency Medicine is essential.

For management purposes and use of resources the post holders will be accountable to the clinical lead and will ensure the effective and efficient use of resources allocated.

About us

If you are being interviewed you must accept an interview slot in the system to continue, even if you have arranged with the manager

You must be able to produce ALL certificates stated essential in the person specification or you will not be able to complete pre-employment checks

We provide hospital services from two acute sites - Darlington Memorial Hospital and University Hospital of North Durham. We have a centre for planned care in Bishop Auckland and provide care from community hospitals in Chester-le-Street, Shotley Bridge, Barnard Castle, Sedgefield and Weardale as well as over 80 other community based settings and providing care in patients' homes.

We particularly welcome applications from disabled and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates as BAME and disabled people are currently under-represented

From April 1 2024 we are unable to offer sponsorship for healthcare roles that do meet the minimum salary £23,200, to apply you must have Right to Work in the United Kingdom. If you are in the UK on a VISA please ensure you have no restrictions that would prevent you from taking this post

Full Job Descriptions can be found in the adverts supporting documents

Job description

Job responsibilities


Please refer to theTrust Associate Specialist Emergency Department Job Description for further details of what the post entails.


Person Specification



  • Extensive post-graduate experience in Emergency Medicine or attained CT3 ACCS competencies with further experience as middle grade in EM. Experience working in a UK Emergency Department.
  • Already working towards CESR.
  • Level I ultrasound sign off.


  • Experience working in a UK Emergency Department.
  • Already working towards CESR.
  • Level I ultrasound sign off.



  • MBBS or equivalent
  • Must have x2 of: ATLS/ETC, ALS, APLS/ EPALs


  • Instructor on life support courses
  • Additional courses relevant to EM eg level 1 US, HMIMMS, NLS

Statutory Registration


  • Full Registration with the GMC
  • Leave to work in UK Evidence of compliance with standards of Good Medical Practice

Special Skills & Knowledge


  • Competences or equivalent with Skills equivalent to EM Higher specialist trainee
  • Completed audit or Quality Improvement Projects relevant to Emergency Medicine


  • Evidence of research and publication in peer reviewed journals

Special Requirements


  • Able to work flexibly with colleagues to provide services
  • Able to work effectively within a multi-disciplinary team, motivating and influencing others.
  • Able to communicate effectively with colleagues, patients, relatives, GPs, nurses, management and other agencies.
  • Experience of teaching students and other members of the multi-disciplinary team


  • Management or teaching qualifications relevant to Emergency Medicine

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