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Specialty Doctor in Emergency Medicine

North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust
£52,530 to £82,400 per annum
Closing date
30 May 2024

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Job Details

A new and exciting opportunity has arisen to join our friendly ED teams in a beautiful part of Cumbria. Successful applicants will join our composite workforce to provide SAS career grade presence in the Emergency Department. Included is a free pass to explore the best outdoor activity centre in the UK - the nearby English Lake District.

We are looking for dynamic and motivated Specialty Doctors to join our friendly and supportive team at North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust (NCIC). These posts will work alongside our team of Consultants while at the same time developing a special interest with appropriate accreditation.

Applications are welcome from candidates wishing to work either full or part-time as a Specialty Doctor in Emergency Medicine. 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 in consultation with consultant colleagues.

The post currently attracts a discretionary recruitment premium of up to 15% (based on basic salary) per annum. This is payable for up to 4 years and is reviewed by the Trust on an annual basis.

Main duties of the job

NCIC values its SAS Doctors and these full-time Specialty Doctor posts will benefit from an enhanced job plan which will include 6 direct clinical care sessions, 2 specialist interest session, 1.5 SPA allocation and 0.5 admin session in their job plans and all NCIC SAS doctors have an additional 1 days annual leave after 7 years' Trust service.

Suitably experienced and interested SAS doctors are also able to take up roles as clinical and educational supervisors, appraisers, research investigators and to apply for leadership positions within the Trust. Further information on SAS Doctors at NCIC, and our local SAS Doctor Charter, can be found at:

About us

NCIC uniquely provides the Medical Directorate Development faculty (MDDF). The MDDF is led by the Deputy Medical Director for Professional Standards along with our International Medical Graduates (IMG) Tutor, Certificate of Eligibility for Specialist Registration (CESR) lead, Locally Employed Doctors (LED) lead and Speciality and Associate Specialist (SAS) lead. We offer a suite of professionalised development and support including

  • An extended and enhanced induction and CPD program for IMGs
  • LED support, careers guidance and CPD
  • A quality controlled CESR portfolio support system and teaching program
  • SAS professional representation and teaching program
  • An accredited program for existing and aspiring Medical Leaders
  • A new consultants support and development program

Our aim is to make NCIC a centre of Excellence for SAS Doctors and we look forward to welcoming successful applicants to our supportive local team.

Job description
Job responsibilities

Please see attached job description and person specification for further information regarding the role and the essential and desirable criteria required to be met by applicants.

Please note, due to changes implemented by the Government to the UK immigration policy, individuals who require a Health and Care Visa or a Skilled Worker Visa may no longer be eligible for sponsorship where the UKVI salary threshold is not met or if the occupation is not included in the updated Immigration Salary List (ISL). Applicants must check their eligibility to be employed in any role they are interested in applying for, prior to completing an application for employment. Any applicants who do not meet the eligibility criteria will not be progressed.

If you are applying under the Disability Confident Scheme or Armed Forces Covenant and you meet all the essential criteria for a post, you will be guaranteed an interview.

Relocation assistance may be available for successful applicants moving to the region for certain posts. Please see our Policy for eligible vacancies.

Please ensure that you document evidence of meeting all the essential criteria in the supporting information.

If sufficient response is received this post could be closed earlier than the specified closing date, please apply as soon as possible to ensure that your application is considered.

Important Information

Candidates who have been successfully shortlisted for interview will be asked via an email notification to log on to their Trac account to select an interview time. This will usually be within 2 weeks of the closing date.

For candidates applying using a Hotmail account or have strict firewall settings please ensure the following:

  • Junk Mail is checked regularly

Disclosure and Barring Service:

On 28 November 2020, the new Disclosure and Barring Service filtering rules will come into effect.

The changes mean that:

  • youth cautions, reprimands and final warnings will no longer be subject to automatic disclosure
  • the multiple conviction rule has been removed, meaning that if an individual has more than one conviction, regardless of offence type or time passed, each conviction will be considered against the remaining rules individually, rather than being automatically disclosed.

If you are unsure about whether you need to disclose certain criminal record information, free confidential advice may be sought from one of the charity bodies listed below. These bodies can advise you on what you are legally required to declare and may also be able to advise you on how you can disclose criminal record information to a prospective employer and your legal rights when doing so.

Nacro Tel: 0300 123 1999, or email:

Unlock Tel: 01634 247350, email or complete the online form on the Unlock website

The Trust is committed to safeguarding adults and children therefore if the post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended) the successful candidate(s) will be subject to a criminal records check with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The cost of the DBS must be met by the successful candidate(s) through salary deduction. DBS charges are as follows if applicable to the post:

Standard Check: £18 + Administration cost of £3.85 = £21.85. Deducted at £6.85 from 1st month salary and £5 deducted from salary over following 3 months.

Enhanced Check: £38 + administration cost of £3.90 = £41.90. Deducted at £11.90 from 1st month salary and £10 deducted from salary over following 3 months.

As part of the one of the largest employers in the UK NCIC future employees will have also access to the following benefits.

A lease car may be available for this position further details will be provided upon appointment if applicable.

27-day holiday scheme rising to 33 after 10 years

Flexible working Scheme

Excellent opportunities for development

Competitive NHS Pension scheme

Access to NHS discounts with retailers and leisure companies

EAP (Employee Assistance Programme) a free, confidential counselling and information service to assist with personal or work-related problems

These schemes are subject to availability

Person Specification
Education and Qualifications

  • Full GMC Registration with Licence to Practice MBBS or equivalent medical degree Current certification in: ALS/ACLS, ATLS/ETC, and APLS/EPLS


  • Postgraduate Royal College qualification Evidence of attendance at or qualification in expedition wilderness medicine or humanitarian course or qualification in above.

Experience and Knowledge

  • Shall have completed at least four years' full-time postgraduate training (or its equivalent gained on a part-time or flexible basis) at least two of which will be in a specialty training programme in a relevant specialty or as a fixed term specialty trainee in a relevant specialty or shall have equivalent experience and competencies Minimum of 12 months working in Emergency Medicine Minimum of 12 months working for an NHS organisation Minimum of 3 months in Anaesthesia and/or Intensive Care Medicine Experience of working in Paediatrics - general or emergency medicine. Can demonstrate successful completion of foundation competencies or equivalent Good communication, interpersonal and organisational skills. Ability to know own limitations & when to seek advice Excellent time management - Ability to prioritise workload & use initiative Professional integrity & respect for others


  • Evidence of involvement in audit & research projects Teaching skills Presentation skills

Management & Administrative

  • Ability to organise and prioritise workload and delegate responsibilities. Ability to maintain accurate, and legible records. Awareness of changes in NHS organisation (purchaser, provider and community care) Ability to advise on efficient and smooth running of the service. Ability to organise and manage own workload efficiently. Good standard of note keeping, computer skills and Willingness to learn


  • Experience of Budget management. Experience of Staff management


  • Demonstrate previous or current teaching experience. Ability to motivate and support multidisciplinary team.


  • Experience of teaching medical students and postgraduate doctors in training and multi-disciplinary teams. Evidence of Leadership skills. Educational Qualification.





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