Consultants in Emergency Medicine (4)

Watford, Hertfordshire
£77,913 - £105,042
29 Jul 2019
26 Aug 2019
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Department of Emergency Medicine, Watford General Hospital

Applications are invited for the above posts to commence as soon as possible at Watford General Hospital.

WHHT has taken the decision to invest in Emergency Medicine, leading to the creation of new consultant posts. Successful applicants will be working as part of well-integrated consultant team and will be given the opportunity to develop a job plan which will allow work-life balance to be maintained.

The trust is currently in the process of enhancing the Emergency Care Pathway with the introduction of a purpose-built new Urgent Treatment Centre as part of £11 million investment into Emergency Department, which will include an ED CT Scan machine, an extended Majors area and improved staff areas. This is in addition to a separate £350 million redevelopment of the trust.

Each successful applicant will be supported to pursue an area of specialist interest (dual accredited applicants are welcome).

There will be scope for the successful candidates to engage in leading the Urgent Care pathway, as well as be an active member of the CPG (Care pathway group in collaboration with Royal Free Hospital).

Successful applicants will be given the opportunity to enrol in the Trust Clinical Leadership programme. Other opportunities available include funding support in pursuing relevant Post Graduate education (e.g. Masters in Medical Education/Sports Medicine/Public Health, MBA in Healthcare).

The Department consists of 10 EM Consultants, 1 Paediatric EM Consultant, 2 Paediatricians, 3 Specialty Trainees (ST3-6 level), 6 Clinical Fellows at middle-grade level, 1 ACCS, 21 GPVTS and FY2, and 4 SHO level Clinical Fellows. In addition, there are 3 ANPs and 2 Trainee ANPs supervised by our Nurse Consultant.

These posts are offered as full-time 10 PA appointments although applicants who, for domestic or personal reasons, require LTFT working are also invited to apply. 

There is provision that 1PA of SPA time can be worked off-site.

The pattern of work will cover duties on a shift basis including weekends. The on calls will be shared amongst the EM Consultants – the rota provides internal cover for annual and study leave according to RCEM guidelines. Annualised self-rostering for consultants and middle grade doctors is planned in the near future.

Successful candidates will be eligible for a relocation allowance up to £8,000 according to Trust Relocation Expenses Policy.

For an informal discussion please contact: Dr Nida Suri (Clinical Director of the ED), Dr Rachel Hoey (Divisional Director for Emergency Medicine)

To apply, please click the apply button quoting ref no 360-B-002.

Closing date: 26 August 2019.