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Specialty Doctor in the Emergency Department

Job Description

The Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (RBCH) serves a population of about 500,000 in Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch. The Trust includes the Royal Bournemouth Hospital, Christchurch Hospital and a Sterile Services Department based at Alderney Hospital.

At RBCH our mission is 'providing the excellent care we would expect for our own families'. Excellent care drives our culture within the Trust and is underpinned by four Values which are important in our daily work. Please view attachment in the right hand column for further information.

Position: Specialty Doctor in Emergency Medicine
Department base: Emergency Department
Salary scale: £37,547 - £70,018
Programmed Activities: 11PA
Fixed Term: ASAP for 12 months in the first instance, with the view to then be without limit of time

The Royal Bournemouth Hospital is looking for a Specialty Doctor to work in their Emergency Department. The candidate should be someone who has a commitment to Emergency Medicine and a desire to work in a fast-paced and stimulating environment.
Dorset is currently undergoing a major reconfiguration of services with Bournemouth Hospital being proposed by our commissioners as the preferred site in East Dorset for the Major Emergency Centre
The Emergency Department is looking to support this candidate with an excellent educational package CPD time.
We offer a supportive environment to aid individuals in their career progression. We have a proven track record of facilitating previous Middle Grades onto formal training programmes or to working at Consultant level in Emergency Medicine. We are able to offer Full or Part time posts working within the Emergency Department. We are also able to offer clinical fellow posts for those candidates looking to gain experience outside the ED. This involves a 3 month secondment of the candidate’s choice arranged by and paid for by the ED depending on the individual training needs.
The successful candidate would be joining a team of motivated Consultants that boast a wide variety of specialist interest. Alongside the Specialty Doctor team, they deliver an excellent standard of care to the local population.
Alongside their medical staffing colleagues this role will be responsible for the initial reception and management of all categories of patients attending the Emergency Department.
He or she will play a major role in the clinical management of different areas of the department, supervising the junior medical and nursing staff, and liaising closely with the department Consultants and other specialties as appropriate.
The hospitals are situated near some of the most beautiful parts of the country. There is easy access to coastal areas and countryside including the New Forest and the Purbeck Hills providing opportunity for a wide variety of leisure activities water sports and a high quality of life. There is an excellent rail and road network and two international airports situated nearby.

For further details / informal visits contact:
Informal enquiries may be made to the Consultants in Emergency Medicine. Secretary:  ( Phone number removed ) 

Vacancies may be removed at any time if sufficient numbers of applications are received.


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2. Non-NHS applicants with no previous NHS experience will ordinarily be appointed to the minimum of the band.
3. The Royal Bournemouth & Christchurch NHS Foundation Trust is committed to equality of opportunity and welcomes applications from everyone regardless of ethnicity, disability, gender, age, faith or sexual orientation. The Trust seeks to establish a workforce as diverse as the population it serves.
4. If you have not received an email inviting you for interview within 21 days of the closing date, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.
5. Travel expenses are not guaranteed. Please check with HR before you travel.

By completing an application for this post it is understood that you give permission for RBCH to contact the Home Office/UKBA to establish your immigration status and eligibility to undertake employment. Previous NHS service will be verified with the relevant employers (if relevant).
Please read the job description and person specification shown in the right hand column and ensure your application details meet the criteria for the post.

We look forward to receiving your application.

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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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