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Consultants in Emergency Medicine

Job Description

Would you like to be part of a team delivering high quality Emergency Care and relocate to live in or near the Lake District or Yorkshire Dales National Parks? Our department has a workload to keep you interested and challenged, but still give you time to talk to your patients properly, and do the practical procedures that interest you as an Emergency Physician: for example procedural sedation with ketamine, or Bier’s block for Colles’ fracture. If education is your thing, then we do simulation training in the resuscitation room using tablets and screens to mimic real-life scenarios, and actively use video and other media to enhance the learning experience for our doctors and nurses. We are a Trauma Unit practicing ETC models of trauma care.

There are opportunities to get involved in education at Undergraduate and Postgraduate level, and the Trust has a flexible approach and, for example, can fund Masters’ level study in relevant areas. The University of Lancaster Medical School supports dedicated time in consultant job plans for teaching, and for formal roles within the University.

Other consultant interests in the department are Medical Law, Sepsis, Critical Care and Sports Medicine. The department’s new Clinical Lead Dr Colin Read has a flexible approach to keeping the consultant team fulfilled professionally, and maintaining a healthy work-life balance.

If you would be interested in a dual post with another specialty this can be accommodated, as we are a forward-thinking department that appreciates that there is much benefit from having clinicians with experience from outside of ED, so that clinical strengths are shared and there is cross-over of skills.

As Emergency Departments become busier and busier, life outside of work is increasingly important to prevent burn-out. The Lake District and Yorkshire Dales National Parks are close by, and it is possible to live in these areas and work in Lancaster: if running, cycling and the outdoors are your thing, then this is one of the best places in the country to be based.

Lancaster schools are well known for their excellence and the City of Lancaster and the town of Kendal known for being ‘the gateway’ to the Lake District offers excellent primary and secondary schools.
The department sees 53,000 new patients a year which, whilst still a busy unit, enables the opportunity to provide good quality care. The department is staffed with Consultants, SAS Doctors (24/7 middle grade rota in operation, with two MGs on nights) and juniors. In addition there is a strong nursing team including an evolving team of Advanced Nurse Practitioners and Physicians Associates.

These posts are available Full Time 10PA's up to a maximum of 12PA's, or Part Time. The consultant position attracts a Recruitment and Retention Premium of enhanced pay for out of hours PA’s (2 hours per PA for DCC).

The University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust has a keen interest and extensive involvement in Medical and Dental Education at both Undergraduate and Postgraduate levels. We work in partnership with Lancaster Medical School, North Western Deanery and Health Education North West to provide quality education and training which meets the requirements of these regulatory bodies as well as the Trust’s high standards of patient care. UHMBT is the lead NHS organisation and takes responsibility throughout the five years of the degree for the provision of acute practice placements. Fifth year medical students from Lancaster Medical School spend two months on attachment to the department. This is an excellent opportunity for the right candidate to support the further development of Emergency Medicine in this area.

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay are keen to attract enthusiastic committed individuals and in return, will offer attractive relocation package and generous SPA allowance as part of the job plan for the right candidate.

The post is based at the Royal Lancaster Infirmary, which is in the attractive historic City of Lancaster; there is a vibrant cultural life, in part the result of being a University City. There are increasing academic links between the Trust and the University. Lancaster is near the Lake District National Park, an area well known nationally for outstanding beauty and outdoor pursuits.

Road and rail communications to the rest of England, Scotland and Wales are good. Manchester is one hour's drive away and London two and a half hours by train. Lancaster Royal Grammar School and Lancaster Girls Grammar School contribute to the area’s academic excellence.

Interview expenses will be paid from point of entry to the UK.

You must either be on the GMC Specialist Register with a licence to practice in Emergency Medicine or be within six months of obtaining your CCT award (or equivalent) at the time of interview.

For further information please contact our Lead Clinician Dr Colin Read Tel:  ( Phone number removed )  or email ( Email address removed ).

For further information on dual role opportunities, links to Lancaster University for educational role opportunities, or a relocation package pease contact Katy Stretch, Workforce Business Partner on  ( Phone number removed ) 


The Trust promotes flexible working opportunities where ever possible to enable staff to balance their work and home life. We are committed to Equal Opportunities and operate a No Smoking Policy.

Only those applicants who demonstrate clearly how they meet our Person Specification will be shortlisted for Interview.

We reserve the right to close a job advert early where sufficient applications have been received.

The Trust does not offer interview expenses to shortlisted candidates unless indicated in the advert

If the post is subject to Disclosure & Barring Service checking, (formerly CRB) a charge of £44 for Enhanced and £26 for Standard clearance for will be made to the successful candidate(s).

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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