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Specialty Doctor in Minor Injuries Unit/Urgent Care Centre

Job Description

Sherwood Forest Hospitals is a new breed of NHS Foundation Trust and our ambition is to offer world class healthcare to our patients. Our commitment is built on the core principles of quality, safety and clinical excellence. It is our complete dedication to patients that really sets us apart.

We appreciate what good health means to patients. So we shape our services to deliver it. We believe our patients deserve the best.

Sherwood Forest Hospitals is a leading edge NHS Foundation Trust embracing a £260m turnover healthcare business. We employ over 4,000 people and deliver best care through some of the best quality hospital facilities in the country.

From the passionate support for Newark Hospital to the leading edge design of the new King’s Mill Hospital, we take great pride in the quality of service we offer our patients.

Two Specialty Doctors in Urgent Care are required by Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust to be based at Newark Hospital, Newark. These are 10 Programmed Activity contracts and the successful candidates should have had previous experience in Emergency Medicine.

Newark Hospital was opened in April 1996 and provides a wide range of in-patient and outpatient services. It has sub-acute and rehab medical in-patients and a Day Case surgical ward. It runs all specialities, outpatient services and has an Endoscopy suite and CT scanner.

The Urgent Care Centre (UCC) and Minor Injuries Unit (MIU) see approximately 20,000 new patients per annum. The department is open on a 24 hour basis and treats a wide range of patient episodes including emergencies. The department is fully computerised and there are 4 trained Emergency Nurse Practitioners in post. Newark Hospital has recently undergone a substantial reconfiguration taking acute medical admissions in the day time and transferring admissions after 7pm to King’s Mill Hospital. All patients who require admission apart from medical patients are always transferred.

As well as covering the MIU the post covers the 35 bed sub-acute medical ward overnight. We have a transfer agreement with East Midlands Ambulance Service that all unwell patients are transferred to King’s Mill Hospital as urgent calls.

These are full-time positions but candidates wishing to work part-time or in a job share are encouraged to apply. If such a person is appointed modification of the job content will be discussed with the appointee on a personal basis. They will be required to devote substantially the whole of his/her time for the appointed programmed activities to the duties of the post and to give them priority at these times.

Applicants must be fully registered with the GMC and must have completed at least four years full time hospital service as a Specialty Registrar (or equivalent) or higher grade since first obtaining full GMC registration, this must include a minimum of 1 years’ experience in Emergency Medicine.

Some cross site working at King’s Mill Hospital may be required.

For further details / informal visits contact:
Mr. Ranjan Chowdhary, Associate Specialist – MIU/UCC, Newark Hospital on  ( Phone number removed ) 
Dr. Ben Owens, Clinical Director for Emergency Care on ( Email address removed ) or  ( Phone number removed )  ext. 6403

If you would like this information in an alternative format or in a different language please contact us on  ( Phone number removed )  ext 3271. Please note that we no longer accept handwritten/paper applications and that the email address given on your application will be used for all correspondence regarding this post.

Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust reserves the right to close a vacancy before the closing date if a sufficient number of applications have been received.

Priority for vacancies at the Trust will be given to existing NHS employees of Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust whose roles are currently at risk of redundancy due to organisational change.

Only applications received via NHS Jobs on or before the vacancy's closing date will be considered for short listing. This is to ensure that the Trust meets its commitment to Equality of Opportunity.

In submitting an application, you authorise Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust to confirm any current and previous NHS Service details and you agree to the Trust obtaining and transferring personal date held about you, including Occupational Health data (inoculations and screening tests). This data will be shared using the NHS Electronic Staff Record (ESR) and third party systems via an automated process and will only be used for the purposes of maintaining your employment record.

Please note if you are successful in obtaining this position and the post involves regulated activity you will be required to undertake a Disclosure & Barring Service check. The Trust will pay for the check initially and the money will then be deducted from your first month’s salary. The current price of a check is £4769 plus VAT for an enhanced and £2969 plus VAT for a standard check. Further details of the Disclosure & Barring Service check will be confirmed upon offer of employment.

For further information on the Trust, please visit our website.

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.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship (formerly a Work Permit)

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

UK Registration

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