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Consultant in Emergency Medicine

£76,001 - £102,465 /Year

Job Description

Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust is one of the largest acute hospital trusts in the country. We provide a full range of services to more than 650,000 people across Portsmouth, South East Hampshire and West Sussex. Most services are provided at Queen Alexandra Hospital but we also offer a range of outpatient and diagnostic facilities closer to patients’ homes. We handle around 130,000 Emergency Department admissions a year and have the busiest maternity department on the South Coast. The Trust employs around 6,000 staff and is the second largest employer in Portsmouth.

The Trust’s vision is to be the best hospital, provide the best care by employing the best people and to ensure our patients are the centre of all that we do. If you share the same values as Portsmouth Hospitals; Respect & Dignity, Quality of Care, Working Together and Efficiency we want you to work for us.

Applications are invited for enthusiastic Consultants in Emergency Medicine to join a cohesive, friendly and supportive team at Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth.

The appointments will fill one consultant vacancy and then strengthen and further expand the existing complement of a team of 1315 WTE with additional sessions from three Nurse Consultants and Paediatric colleagues.

These appointments will be in addition to the current consultant numbers and represent a commitment from the Trust to develop a 7 day service in the Emergency Department.

The Department

Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust is a very large District General Hospital with a wide range of specialities and provides services to a population of over 600,000.

The Emergency Department sees over 115,000 patients per year of which 25% are Paediatric.

Portsmouth hosts a Ministry of Defence Hospital Unit and this link has resulted in high standards of trauma care.

The department provides staffing and advice to local MIUs and is contracted by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency to provide medical advice to shipping around the world. Further work is currently underway to expand this service in the provision of medical advice to maritime services via another partner within the maritime medical industry.

In recent years the department has evolved to provide ultrasound mentoring, significant research activity and high levels of training recognised by recent reviews.

There is a Paediatric Emergency Department which provides Paediatric sub-speciality training to ST7 and GRID trainees.

The department has 3 Consultant Nurses who are an integral part of the senior team. As a result the department has a forward thinking approach to the development of an Allied Health Professional cadre including Emergency Nurse Practitioners and both adult and Paediatric Advanced Clinical Practitioners.

We’re looking for;

  • Full GMC registration with a licence to practice
  • Applicants who are either already on, or within six months of eligibility to be included on, the Specialist Register of the GMC
  • Candidates who will help develop the service to provide the highest quality of care to patients
  • Candidates with an appropriate subspecialty interest
  • Candidates who work well in a established multi-disciplinary team

What can we offer you?

You will join a department that will provide a varied caseload.

Opportunities to develop interests in related fields be it Paediatrics, intensive care, pre-hospital care, research or education.

We will support your professional development via internal courses including Trust Leadership and Management programmes.

Staff benefits which include childcare vouchers, onsite gym / swimming pool, cycle to work scheme, access to our Beach Hut and many more!

Contact us today!

To discuss the role in more detail please contact Mr Simon Hunter, Chief of Service on;  ( Phone number removed ) .

Once you have submitted your application you will be invited to visit the department for a tour.

The closing date is 6th November 2016.

NB: This job description does not have Royal College approval.

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