Consultant in Emergency Medicine
Applications are invited for Consultants in Emergency Medicine to join our friendly, dynamic and expanding department. This is a substantive post based at Hinchingbrooke Hospital, part of the newly formed North West Anglia Foundation Trust. During the week, there is one-in-eight on site clinical commitment until 2400 hrs and thereafter from home and one-in-eight split weekends, working nine hours on-site during the day on Saturday and Sunday and then on call from home at other times. There may also be opportunities to work at our Sister site (The post attracts 10 PAs but we welcome applications from candidates who may wish to work more flexibly. The appointee will be encouraged to develop a special interest relevant to the specialty of Emergency Medicine e.g. ultrasound, paediatrics, elderly care, ambulatory care and critical care.
Hinchingbrooke Hospital Emergency Department is one of the top performing hospitals in the region and infact was in the top five in the country for the year 2012 - 2013, consistently achieving the ED four-hour standard.
We are now focusing on improving our services even further and need to recruit new consultants to achieve this. As part of the re-development work at Hinchingbrooke, the Trust is working with its commissioners to invest heavily in building up senior knowledge and skills in the ED and AAU.
Hinchingbrooke Hospital provides acute services to the 161,000 population of the Huntingdonshire area which includes the pleasant historical market towns of Huntingdon, St Ives and St Neots. Although still essentially a rural community, the area has experienced rapid growth over the last 30 years and a rising population. The area is well served for all age groups, with a range of highly regarded schools and varied opportunities for leisure activities. The hospital is in Huntingdon which is midway between Cambridge and Peterborough and less than an hour by train from London. It is a modern, purpose built hospital, opened in 1983 and provides a comprehensive range of all medical and surgical specialties. It also enjoys a high level of support from the local community. Hinchingbrooke Hospital continues to unite around an objective of becoming one of the top ten District General Hospitals in the country by excelling in four areas: patient safety, patient experience, staff engagement and value for money.
This is an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic and expanding division in a friendly district hospital located in pleasant surroundings and gives an opportunity to develop areas of special interest such as ultrasound, paediatrics, elderly care, ambulatory care and critical care.
To apply, please click the apply button quoting the job reference 176-EMD-HC-1423162
Closing date is 1st January 2019.