Consultants in Emergency Medicine

Leeds, West Yorkshire
16 Apr 2018
10 May 2018
Emergency medicine
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

We are looking for dynamic individuals for these four, 10 PA posts (one replacement and three new) within the Emergency Department at the Leeds General Infirmary/St James’s University Hospital. The creation of the Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust represents a unique opportunity for the city to become home to one of the leading health care institutions in the world, excelling in patient care, teaching and research.

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust has undertaken a major investment in its Emergency Medicine services to provide specialist Consultant led trauma care at the Leeds General Infirmary which has been designated a Major Trauma Centre, and a 24/7 Consultant presence in the Emergency Department.

The Emergency Departments in Leeds have an excellent reputation for quality, innovation and education. The Emergency Medicine service treats in excess of 200,000 new patients per year. Acute services in Leeds have undergone extensive reconfiguration to deliver trauma based services and paediatrics on the LGI site and acute and elderly medicine at St James’. The Emergency Departments have undergone modifications to reflect these patient flows, including expansion of the Paediatric ED on the LGI site. All Consultants work across all areas of the Emergency Departments on both sites.

The two departments have an excellent reputation for training. We provide subspecialty training in Paediatric Emergency Medicine for trainees from both Emergency Medicine and Paediatrics.

The posts are part of a Consultant team which delivers a 24hr Consultant presence in the Emergency Departments. It is expected that newly appointed Consultant will share this commitment with all members of the current team. We recognise the importance of ensuring that work patterns of our Consultants are sustainable.

The successful applicants should possess FCEM (or equivalent) and should be included on the Specialist Register or within six months of CCT at the time of interview, if currently within a training programme within the UK. In accordance with the consultant appointment regulations, all other categories of doctors must be on the Specialist Register.

The Trust is committed to providing sustainable consultant-delivered services to ensure the quality of the patient experience. Working patterns that provide senior cover throughout 24 hours per day, seven days per week will therefore be required. Successful candidates will be expected to work with the Trust and its consultant staff to deliver service patterns and job plans that meet this objective.

Applicants should have established skills in Emergency Medicine and may have a subspecialty interest. Applicants with subspecialist training in Paediatric Emergency Medicine are particularly encouraged for one of these posts. A strong commitment to undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and a research interest is desirable.

Consideration will be given to applicants who wish to work full or part time and those wishing to job share.

If shortlisted, you will be required to give a 10 minute presentation on:

“Measuring and Ensuring Quality of an Emergency Medicine service ”

Prospective applicants are encouraged to visit the hospital, which can be arranged by contacting:

Mr Stephen Bush Clinical Director 0113 2068006

Joanne Wood General Manager 0113 2065015

INTERVIEWS WILL BE HELD: Thursday 7 June 2018

If you wish to discuss this, or have any queries, please contact Lynn Lindley in Medical Staffing on (0113) 2064895: E Mail Address: or to apply please click the Apply button

This vacancy may close before the advertised closing date if sufficient suitable applications are received.

We are committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics. Reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled applicants where required.

Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust has received the Silver Award from the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme and we welcome applications from defence personnel to work for us.

If you are offered a position, you may be required to undertake a DBS. The Trust will administer the DBS check on your behalf and will recover the cost (Enhanced £48 or Standard £30) from your salary over a 3 month period (including Internal staff). You will also be required to participate in the DBS Update Service and pay the £13 cost per year. This is a condition of your employment. For Band 1 roles the Trust will pay the cost of the DBS checks and refund to you the cost of the update service. DBS checks for volunteers are free.

Please ensure your application is submitted with referees who can verify your employment/education history over the last three years and include valid email addresses for them. LTHT will request electronic Factual Employment References from your previous employers. These references will be requested before you are issued with an unconditional offer of employment letter.

Please note that a car parking permit or space cannot be guaranteed. The Trust operates a points based waiting list system.

If you have any questions about the process please contact LTHT Resourcing on (0113) 2065980.

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.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants

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