Specialty Doctor in Emergency Medicine

  • MC75 PayScale (£52,530 - £82,400)
  • London
  • Fixed

The trust is recruiting for Specialty Doctors in Emergency Medicine to support the development, strategy and delivery of excellent emergency clinical care in West London. The successful candidates are expected to work effectively alongside other Specialty Doctors and Specialist Registrar colleagues, that deliver direct clinical care on a 24/7 basis, with full internal cover for annual leave, study leave, Public and Bank Holidays. This is a senior position within the emergency department and the successful applicant will be expected to have the skills required to take responsibility as the most senior resident doctor when the Emergency Medicine Consultant is non-resident and on call for emergencies. The rota complies with current national guidance and Specialty Doctors are contracted for 10 programmed activities per week:

9 PA – for direct clinical care

1 PA – for supporting professional activity

Duties and Responsibilities

There will be a job plan that is provided before you join the department that will also be reviewed annually. The duties and responsibilities include:

  • Providing excellent direct clinical care to patients presenting to the ED, while working to maintain operational standards
  • Be responsible for the initial assessment, management and discharge or referral of patients to specialist teams
  • To assume the role of Trauma Team Leader when the Trauma team is activated
  • Be able to provide timely and effective review of those patients initially assessed by the post-holder, both in the main department and of those patients subsequently admitted to the Clinical Decision Unit
  • To be able to assume the role of Team Leader for cardiac arrests occurring in the Emergency Department
  • Be able to respond to a major incident call out and deliver clinical care in accordance with the Trust’s Major Incident Plan
  • Be responsible with all colleagues, such as the Nursing Shift leader, for efficient floor management including deployment of junior medical staff
  • Be able to review pathology and imaging reports and initiate appropriate action as required
  • Be able to liaise with colleagues within the Department, specialist teams providing inpatient care, the Clinical Site Practitioners, the Psychiatric Liaison Team, Rapid Response Service and the statutory, voluntary and other bodies involved in the provision of patient care within the community.
  • To participate in the Clinical Governance role of the Department, including quality improvement, risk management and the investigation of formal complaints and incidents

The Hospital and the Emergency department

The hospital is an acute general hospital in West London and offers a wide range of adult and paediatric services including emergency medicine, inpatient care, day surgery, outpatient and maternity services. The Emergency department has a total of 28 adult patient assessment cubicles, which includes 4 Resuscitation Bays, 20 EM assessment cubicles and a dedicated Triage and rapid treatment area consisting of 4 cubicles. The department receives approximately 165,000 per year. There is Same Day Emergency Care which receives around 35 patients per day but the Trust aims to expand SDEC to see 50 undifferentiated patients a day. There is also a Paediatric Emergency Department (PED) run by the department of Emergency Medicine. Doctors from both Emergency Medicine and Paediatrics staff the PED.


The hospital is located in one of the biggest boroughs of London and is located within a reasonable distance of a large international airport. There is excellent transport links in the region, from trains (London Underground or national railway) to buses, it is entirely accessible. The area has a large variety of stores, supermarkets and shopping centres as well as many community centres and places of worship.


  • GMC
  • MRCEM or equivalent Postgraduate examinations
  • At least 12 months Emergency Medicine Experience
  • Provider for ALS, ATLS, APLS (or equivalent)

How to Apply

To apply for this role, simply send your CV through to bryan@bdiresourcing.com 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 specialisms, NHS, and local support
  • Video based Interview Preparation using specific example questions according to job role
  • Contract and offer negotiations for salary, relocation packages, tenure and more

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  • Document gathering and checking
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Bryan Solarte Trainee Recruitment Consultant

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