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Consultant in Emergency Medicine

NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant

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Emergency medicine
NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant
10PA's + on-call
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£77,913-£105,042 per annum
19/01/2019 23:59

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.



Consultant in Emergency Medicine

Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust

Emergency Medicine


10-14PA’s depending on job planning

£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.

The Trust is looking to recruit enthusiastic Consultants in Emergency Medicine to join our team.

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 recently benefitted from a full refurbishment and now offers a state of the art resuscitation room, bespoke mental health, protected cubicle capacity for patients brought in by ambulance, a modern Observation Ward, and 8 trolleyed Clinical Decision Unit. 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, and we maintain close links with the Ambulatory Care Unit and the acute physicians.

The department is active in education with a number of the current consultants having defined educational roles within the trust. We use simulation extensively as an educational tool. 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 an accredite 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.


Advert date: Friday 21st December 2018

Closing date: Sunday 19th January 2019

Interview date: Thursday 28th February 2019

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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

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