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Speciality Doctor Emergency Medicine

Specialty Doctor

Main area
Accident and Emergency
Specialty Doctor
Full time - 6 sessions per week (6 PAs)
Job ref
Southport District General Hospital
£39,467 - £77,519 Per annum (pro rata)
Salary period
30/06/2022 08:00

Working for Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust offers all the benefits of coast and country living with the convenience of big city life.

We have miles of unspoilt coastline on our doorstep, attractive commuter towns, picturesque villages and stunning countryside all within easy reach. Excellent transport links mean the vibrant, historic city of Liverpool is only a short journey away. Shops, bars, restaurants, museums, galleries, a World Heritage listed waterfront and, of course, two Premiership football teams makes this a destination for travellers from across the world.

The University of Liverpool has awarded us the status of University Clinical Education Centre in recognition of the high standard of training provided for students on placement to the Trust.

We pride ourselves in providing safe, clean and friendly care, and recruit to our SCOPE values. We also offer a range of family friendly options to staff.


Job overview

Speciality Doctor Adult and Paediatric Emergency Medicine

Applications are invited to join a friendly and supportive Emergency Departments working across Adult and Paediatric ED with the aim to provide high quality care to all patients attending the departments. 

This position is based at both Southport District General Hospital and Ormskirk District General Hospital

Advert Date- 23rd June 2022

Closing Date - 30th June 2022

Shortlisting Date- 1st July 2022

Interview Date - 12th July 2022

Main duties of the job

The duties include, and are not limited to:

- undertaking assessment of patients attending the ED departments making decisions on treatment

- ensuring timely and accurate treatment plans for patients are actioned and appropriate referrals to specialties when admission is required;

- liaising with other departments across the hospital as well as services located in the community

- participating in the teaching and supervision of the work and duties of junior doctors in training

- assisting in the compilation, checking and analysis of data for medical audits

- participating on the Tier 2 rota working across Adult and Paediatric ED


Working for our organisation

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 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.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

The Adult Emergency Department sees over 50,000 patients per year and the Paediatric Emergency Department sees approximately 28,000 patients a year.

Both sites have a mix of Specialty Doctors, Emergency Medicine ST3-6s, Clinical Fellows as well as GPVTS and F2s. In addition to this there are Advance Nurse Practitioners, Physician Associates and Emergency Nurse Practitioners

The Adult Emergency Department has 25 majors cubicles, 4 resus cubicles, a dedicated isolation room, a mental health room, as well as an 8 trolley Clinical Decisions Unit. 

The Paediatric Department includes the dedicated Children's Accident & Emergency Department with a 4 bedded Assessment Bay, a 16 -bedded in-patient ward 1 HDU bed and a 6-bed day case unit including facilities for adolescents.


Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Full registration with the medical council and licensed to practice
  • MB ChB, MBBS
Desirable criteria
  • MRCPCH/ FRCEM Primary/ Intermediate/ MRCEM

Knowledge and Experience

Essential criteria
  • Minimum 2 years at Tier 1 level
  • Minimum 12 months experience in Paediatrics or Emergency Medicine
  • Must have experience of managing acute patients
  • Basic Paediatric Life Support Skills
  • APLS
  • Ability to work unsupervised

Skills and abilities

Essential criteria
  • Proven Ability to Teach
  • Commitment to teaching and supervision of junior staff
  • Evidence of Multi-Disciplinary team working
  • Experience and evidence of Audit, Research and Quality Improvement
  • Completed Audit Topic and Research Publication
  • Willingness to seek timely assistance from senior colleagues when appropriate
  • Good personal and interpersonal skills
Desirable criteria
  • Up to date knowledge of the changing NHS structure and Hospital based services

Employer certification / accreditation badges

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Dr Mike Aisbitt
Job title
Clinical Director
Email address
Telephone number
01704 704123
Additional information

Dr Mike Aisbitt - 01704 704123