Consultant in Emergency Medicine 

Southport, Merseyside
18 Apr 2018
13 May 2018
Emergency medicine
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

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

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 50,000 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 use simulation extensively as an educational tool and would welcome applicants with an interest in this area. 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 you 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.

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

For informal discussion regarding the post, please contact Dr D Snow, Joint Associate Medical Director/ Emergency Department, Tel: 01704 704123 or Dr J Mahajan Interim Medical Director.

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Closing date: 13 May 2018.
Interview date: 8 June 2018.