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Consultant Emergency Medicine posted by Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust

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Full Time
£77,913 - £105,042 / year

Job Description

Working at Southport and Ormskirk means joining a team of 3,000 staff and professionals who local people look to keep them well and support their well-being.

We’re a friendly bunch who’ll give you the opportunities to grow your skills and make an impact that gets noticed.

We have a new and dynamic leadership team that’s starting to shape how we’ll care for patients in the years ahead. It’s an exciting time we want people like you to be part of.

So, whether you’re starting out, settling down or simply looking for the next step in your career, there’s a role for you at Southport and Ormskirk.

Consultant in Emergency Medicine

Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust

Accident and Emergency

11 PA’s (Job plan to be negotiated – a degree of flexibility is possible)


£77,913-£105,042 per annum

Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust provides healthcare in hospital and the community to 258,000 people across Southport, Formby and West Lancashire.

Acute care is provided at Southport and Formby District General Hospital and Ormskirk and District General Hospital. This includes adults’ and children’s accident and emergency services, intensive care and a range of medical and surgical specialities. Women’s and children’s services, including maternity, are provided at Ormskirk hospital.

The North West Regional Spinal Injuries Centre at Southport hospital provides specialist care for spinal patients from across the North West, North Wales and the Isle of Man.

The Trust also provides sexual health services for the Metropolitan Borough of Sefton.

Southport & Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust is looking to recruit an enthusiastic Consultant in Emergency Medicine to join our team. This is a full time post for 10-14 Pas depending on job planning.

Southport hospital is one of two modern hospitals within the trust and provides acute services to adult patients. The emergency department sees approximately 55,000 patients a year.

The emergency department has benefitted from a full refurbishment and now offers a state of the art resuscitation room, bespoke mental health and relative’s facility and a modern Observation Ward/CDU.

The ED team are young determined, motivated and forward thinking. Over recent years the team have led on the introduction of ambulatory emergency care in the trust and also in frailty pathways, particularly admission avoidance. We have presented our work in these areas nationally.

We maintain close links with the Ambulatory Care Unit and the acute physicians. We would welcome applicants with an interest in ambulatory emergency care.

The department is active in education with 3 of the current consultants having defined educational roles within the trust. We host medical students, physician associate students alongside student nurses, student allied health professionals and junior doctors.

We are part of the Mersey and Cheshire trauma network as a trauma receiving unit. The current ED team also work at the MTC as trauma team leaders on an ad hoc basis in order to maintain skills. A more formal arrangement may be possible if preferred.

The adult A&E department enjoys excellent working relationships with the Paediatric A&E department based on the Ormskirk site and the postholder will be expected to undertake weekly sessions within the Paediatric A&E department. The Paediatric A&E department sees approximately 25,000 patients per year. As a completely separate unit Ormskirk ED offers bespoke paediatric facilities. As well as a full resuscitation and minors area there is a procedure room and a number of treatment rooms. The department offers a very child friendly environment with a play room and numerous toys and games. The nursing staff are highly trained with all Band 6 staff having full APLS.

The department has close links with the department of paediatrics and shares educational activities. Paediatric ED can access the paediatric assessment unit thereby offering the ability to undertake observation of ED patients.

All applicants must be either on the GMC Specialist Register or be within six months of obtaining their CCT award at the time of interview.

The successful candidate will participate on the on-call rota The Trust is happy to consider flexible working arrangements and extended days to deliver a desirable work life balance, support professional goals and personal development. The Trust is happy to reimburse any costs associated with relocation.

This post will be subject to an Enhanced DBS (with barred list for Adults and Children's disclosure)

Advert Date: 21st May 2019

Closing Date: 18th June 2019

Shortlisting Date :- 24th June 2019

Proposed Interview date - Early July 2019

For further details / informal visits contact:

For informal discussion regarding the post, please contact Dr D Snow, Associate Medical Director/ Emergency Department, Tel: Apply Now >> or Dr M Aisbitt, Clinical Director Emergency Medicine, Tel: Apply Now >>; or Dr T Hankin, Medical Director, Tel: Apply Now >>.

Please apply online and expect all future correspondence relating to your application via email. This includes Invitation to Interview. We do not pay interview expenses.

Should your application be successful we will require a reference/references covering a minimum period of three years from your current/most recent employer. Wherever possible provide an email address for your referees.

If you are shortlisted we are required to check your documents to establish both your identity and your right to work in this country at interview. We require at least one item of photographic documentation.

Non-EEA candidates will need immigration sponsorship. You can self-assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship for this post.

You must complete a Declaration of Fitness to Practice form if the post requires a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) assessment, and return it prior to interview. Trust policy is to charge successful applicants for DBS fees.

In submitting an application, you authorise the Trust to confirm any previous NHS service via the ESR IAT process or paper staff transfer form, should you be appointed.

We reserve the right to close the job early should we receive a high volume of applications.

We are unable to respond to all applicants. If you are selected for interview you will be advised within maximum of four weeks.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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