Consultant in Accident & Emergency Department

  • (YC72-01 or YC73-01) – (£93,666 - £126,286)
  • South West
  • Fixed

I am delighted to present an opportunity for Consultants to join a NHS Foundation Trust in a role within the A&E. This is an opportunity for experienced doctors within the field of emergency medicine who can offer a high level of independent attention within the Emergency department and raise the standards of quality, assurance, and care throughout.

The Job

This is an opportunity for the post-holder to play an active role in all senior aspects of an established Emergency department. It is recognised that a major role of Emergency Department seniors is supervising the care provided in the department, and providing an appropriate safety net of follow-up clinics to which more junior staff may refer if uncertain. All consultants will be expected to provide extended senior cover for the service that will require some out of hours working in the department. This will involve working approximately one late shift, nominally 16:00 to 00:00, per week and two weekend shifts (Sat/Sun) either early (08:30 to 18:30) or late (14:00 to 00:00) every fifth weekend. This will ensure the presence of a consultant in the department until midnight seven days a week and overnight, there will always be a supervising consultant on call.

PA Breakdown

  • Clinical (DCC) - 7.5 PA’s
  • Non-Clinical (SPA) - 2.5 SPA’s

On a weekday there are two consultants rostered to cover the department. One consultant is designated as being in overall charge of the department, focussing on the smooth running of Majors and Resus. The other consultant will undertake the daily review clinics, Short Stay Emergency Unit ward rounds, X-ray reviews, note review of absconders/overnight attenders and oversee Minors. Both will ensure proper supervision of junior staff. During the weekday evenings there is usually one consultant on duty, with two on a Monday.

An afternoon will be set aside for formal SHO/intermediate grade teaching and departmental meetings. This will include clinical governance activities when all the consultants and intermediate grade staff will be in attendance. Below is an indicative job plan. The Consultants take part in a team job plan and all clinical duties are internally covered within this plan; this post will work a 10PA job plan.

The Location

World-class attractions, unique independent shops, top quality schools, a comradely spirit and stunning scenery: Salisbury has it all. Set in the heart of the beautiful Wiltshire countryside there is much to see and do you won't want to go anywhere else. But, with good road and rail links, getting to other parts of the country is easy.

Salisbury train station is on the main line to London with a commute of just one and a half hours. Direct trains also run to Bristol, Southampton, and Exeter.

Airports in Southampton and Bournemouth are less than a 45-minute drive away, with Heathrow, Gatwick, and Bristol easily accessible by road and train.

For many, the low crime rate is a big draw to Salisbury. According to the latest report, crime figures over the year ending June 2020 show there were 41,086 offences in the Wiltshire Police area. This puts the overall crime rate at 56.9% per 1,000 people, compared to a national average of 84.7%.

In March 2022 the city was named in the top 10 family-friendly travel destinations in the UK, by travel guide Bounce. Salisbury came 7th, when judged on criteria including family attractions, weather, affordability, safety, and restaurants that were welcoming to families.

If you like being active, Salisbury is a hive for fitness. There are cycle and walking routes to make the most of the beauty of the city and surrounding countryside, clubs for those who like to get fit and make friends, and a large choice of gyms.

The Trust

The trust provides a wide variety of high-quality services within the multiple sites. The Urgent Treatment Centre treats a wide variety of both adult and paediatric patients with minor illness and injury which require urgent assessment. The department is open 24 hours a day, 7 days per week. This opportunity is best suited for A&E doctors who wish to join a smaller UTC. The parent NHS Trust employs over 20,000 staff. 

Salisbury District Hospital has a big presence within the community. In the latest inspection, it was rated ‘Good’ overall by the Care Quality Commission, with ‘Outstanding’ critical care. The Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust, which runs the hospital, is a major local employer with over 4,000 staff.

Our values are how we work towards achieving our vision to provide an outstanding experience for our patients, their families and the people who work for and with us. 

In recent months we have reflected and, with input from our staff, have further developed our core values and behaviours. These are the characteristics which define how our organisation works and reflect how we want to be viewed by the communities we serve.

The Requirements

  • Relevant primary medical qualification (MBBS) or Equivalent 
  • NHS Experience
  • MRCEM and FRCEM Completed (or near completion)
  • 10 years minimum in Emergency Medicine or equivalent
  • All life support courses up to date (ALS, PALS ..)

How to Apply

To apply for this role, simply send your CV through to and one of our specialist medicine team can pick it up. If you have any questions or would like to know more, please email your queries through to the same address and one of our team will be in touch.  

How BDI Resourcing can support

When choosing to apply for your next role with BDI Resourcing, you’ll have the full support of an expert recruitment team who will assist, as standard, with:

  • CV Preparation using our recognised bespoke guidance
  • Application support with expert knowledge of the Emergency Medicine Specialism 
  • Tailored Interview Preparation using specific example questions according to job role
  • Contract and salary negotiations 

Once you have accepted your new role, you’ll then be met by one of our dedicated relocation executives who will guide you through all the way to starting to your new role including:

  • Guidance through Pre-employment checks
  • COS and Visa Application support for you and your family
  • Support securing short-term and long-term accommodation 
  • Assistance with Travel Arrangements
  • Support finding schools and any other aspects of pastoral care


Aidan Tannam Senior Recruitment Consultant

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