Specialty Doctor in Emergency Medicine

  • £51,000 - £80,000 per annum
  • Wales
  • Permanent

The Department

The Emergency Department consists of:

  • 19 bed clinical decision unit
  • 4 bay resuscitation room
  • 7 cubicles for trolleys
  • Triage area
  • Psychiatric interview room
  • X-Ray
  • Plaster room
  • 12 treatment rooms with instant access to surgical treatment centre
  • Surgical Assessment unit
  • Out of hours GP also runs on-site in the A&E

We are proud to provide care for the people in Southwest Wales (Such as Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire), this allows us to maximise the effort and level of care we give our patients in regard to sufficient time spent.

A&E Personnel Coverage

  • 2 Consultants
  • 2 Locum Consultants
  • 1 Associate Specialist
  • 6 Specialty Doctors
  • 4 Clinical Fellows
  • 1 GPST
  • 2 FY2 Doctors
  • 1 FY1 Doctor

The Job Description

The job itself will be split into two sections of work: both clinical (PA) and non-clinical time (SPA). As a specialty doctor your hours will be broken down into 4-hour blocks so for example;

1 PA (Programmed Activity) = 4 hours

10 PA = 40 hours

12 PA = 48 hours

This job would encourage doctors to undertake 10PA’s as to maximise their clinical and non-clinical exposure. SPA time (Supporting Professional Activity) can cover aspects of worktime such as teaching, research, clinical audits or medical education roles. So, you will be expected to work as normal on site but wouldn’t be on the shop floor. This SPA time is integral for us to offer our doctors as we’re strong believers in personal development which will have a knock-on effect on to the motivations of fellow doctors.

Clinical duties will include:

  • Provide Emergency care to the patients in the hospital whilst being responsible to prevent illness and to diagnose cases accordingly.
  • All Specialty doctors working here would have to be apart of the middle grade rota. During out of hours, they would most likely be the senior doctor on the shop floor. Of course, Consultants would ensure coverage is given on site during in and out of hours.
  • Doctors will be expected to participate in regular meetings in regard to clinical auditing and postgraduate teaching classes which will be run by the specific consultants.

Why work in Wales?

Wales is a popular destination for doctors who aren’t looking for big, populated cities and busy area’s. It boats a beautiful coastline, mountainous national parks and friendly residents all over. Working for NHS Wales will bring you plenty of benefits including:

  • Annual leave – you will receive a generous annual leave allowance of 27 days leave a year plus bank holidays.
  • Flexible working – NHS appreciate that there is more to life than work, so they offer a flexible working policy to help you balance your home and working life.
  • Occupational Health – All employees have access to occupational health services: the service can support staff with stress management, confidential counselling and seasonal vaccinations.
  • Salary – Everyone who joins the NHS is guaranteed a salary that matches their ability and responsibilities and is given every opportunity to increase it through training and development.
  • Beautiful scenery – 26% of Wales is designated as a National Park or area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
  • It’s cheaper than England – The average cost of living in Wales is considerably lower than the UK average. The average cost of property in Wales is £144k compared with the average UK cost of £216k
  • Beaches – Wales has over 150 stunning beaches, which offer views of Whales, seals, sharks and an assortment of birds.
  • Happiest place to live – In a recent survey of more than 17,000 people by Rightmove , which asked people how many they are with aspects of where they live, this is how they voted for the happiest places to live in Wales.
  • Here in Wales, you’re never far from a mountain or the sea - so it’s no wonder walkers, cyclists, surfers and sailors love to come and visit. We also have affordable housing, excellent schools and higher education along with good road and rail links to London.

The Requirements

To be considered for this role, you must meet the following requirements:

  • GMC registration in full.
  • Full MRCEM
  • Minimum of four years’ experience within Emergency Medicine.

If you’re a UK based doctor who finds this opportunity interesting, then please do get in touch with us and we would be happy to help.

How BDI Resourcing can support

When choosing to utilise BDI Resourcing when applying for your next position, you will receive the following support from our expert team of Emergency Medicine recruiters:

  • Tailored CV preparation and advice.
  • Job application support, ensuring your CV is presented to the relevant points of contact.
  • Interview preparation utilising questions that are specific to your role and the hospital you are applying to.
  • Contract and offer negotiations for salary and financial relocation support.

Once you have accepted your new role, you will then be provided support by one of our dedicated relocation experts, who will be there to support you in every step of your move into your new location. This includes:

  • Gathering of pre-employment documentation and verification.
  • CoS and VISA guidance and support.
  • Short-term and long-term accommodation sourcing.
  • Travel arrangements and guidance.
  • Family support in locating schools and any other pastoral support required.


Aidan Tannam Senior Recruitment Consultant

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