Specialty Doctor in Emergency Medicine

  • £50,373-£78,759
  • North West
  • Permanent

The successful appointees will work as Specialty Doctors in Emergency Medicine with the opportunity to progress their career through CESR. This is an exciting opportunity to join a thriving University Trust in the North West. The hospital care for a variety of emergency cases, including paediatric emergencies offering a 24/7 service. This opportunity is best suited for A&E doctors who wish to join a smaller emergency department – successful candidates will be given real responsibility within the emergency department as senior members of the clinical team. At the same time, the opportunity to develop within a supportive environment through consistent mentorship from the Consultant body. Support structures are in place for international candidates as well as doctors with UK experience.

The Job

You will join a team of 10 (soon to be 13) middle grade doctors within the Emergency Department and as a specialty doctor you will be responsible for running the shop floor on night shifts which may commence after an initial shadowing period. You will  join 8 other Specialty Doctors working under the consultant body and will report to consultants as and when you require their support. Your supervision and support extends to the Clinical Fellows and juniors within the ED. Day-to-day, you shall be responsible for resuscitation, diagnosis and emergency treatment of all cases that present in the ED. You will be responsible for participating in the 1:4 weekend rota to ensure the ED meets national and local standards for 24/7 cover.

The job plan is 10 sessions per week, with the option of additional PAs if you wish to discuss this with your clinical supervisor. Middle grade doctors are welcome if they wish to work additional hours above 40 per week, however there is no pressure to work more than 10PAs.

You shall benefit from dedicated non-clinical time within your job plan, to help develop your skills. The offer attracts 1.5 SPA per week, which can increase to 2 SPA over time, especially if the candidate wishes to take on additional responsibilities – for example, we are inviting our Specialty Doctors to volunteer for roles such as Trauma Lead, and Resus Lead. The department promotes a work/life balance for all the middle grade doctors therefore additional hours are optional, and non-clinical time spent on personal development is encouraged.

The locally employed doctors with a Royal College degree are encouraged to progress through CESR, and the Emergency department benefits from its own designated CESR lead who has successfully stepped up to consultant level via the CESR pathway himself. The Clinical Lead is also involved with the on-going development of the specialty doctors, and CESR secondments will be arranged from year two, if required.

The Location

The Northwest is one of the most desirable locations to live in the UK for international medical graduates. This diverse region of the Northwest of England attracts an international community as well as a much lower cost of living than the Southern parts of the UK which makes it a perfect place for young families, or couples looking to start a family and may have concerns around living costs. You are very close to the beautiful Lake District in this location which is ideal for a weekend break especially if you enjoy the outdoors. The Lake district is famously known for its glacial ribbon lakes, rugged fell mountains and historic literary associations.

  • Beautiful Scenic Surroundings
  • Low cost of living
  • International Community established
  • Access to international airports in Manchester

The Trust

We are a University Trust which operate from three main hospitals, two of which have fully established 24/7 emergency services and Critical/Coronary Care Units. We have a separate Urgent Treatment Centre which assist with non-life threatening conditions. All three hospitals offer planned care including outpatient and inpatient services, diagnostics, therapies and inpatient surgery. We also have community facilities that have a range of local outreach services and diagnostics. Both our A&E departments have full trauma unit accreditation but additionally, we partner with the regional Major Trauma centre for complex trauma cases.

When starting in post you will have a fantastic onboarding experience and well organised shadowing period so you can have the time you need to settle into your new position. The trust utilises a ‘buddy up’ scheme where you will be paired with another international doctor from the date of your arrival to help support you into the role.

The Requirements

  • Relevant postgraduate qualification (MRCEM) or Equivalent
  • IELTS or OET if you are coming from overseas
  • 3 years Registrar level experience in A&E from overseas or NHS

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
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