Accident & Emergency Doctor
Area of Work: Accident & Emergency
Employer: London NHS Hospital
Salary: £54,937 to £81,550 per annum
Job Type: Permanent
Closing Date: 30/09/2009
Applications are invited for the post of Specialty Doctor in Emergency Medicine to commence as soon as possible for 6 months in the first instance, renewable by mutual consent and satisfactory appraisal.
We are looking for clinically excellent, motivated and enthusiastic doctors. You will join a rota of 10 middle grade doctors to provide full shift cover. The contract is for 48 hours a week, with at least one session for CPD. This post would suit a doctor with 6 - 12 months Emergency Medicine experience who is planning a career in Emergency Medicine or another Critical Care specialty. The successful applicant will be paid on the Speciality Doctor Scale.
The NHS Trust is one of the largest hospitals in South Essex. It has all the major specialities and a new Cardiothoracic Tertiary Centre opened in July 2007. It is an associate teaching hospital for the University College of London Medical School and steps are progressing to achieve full Teaching Hospital status for UCL.
The Accident and Emergency Department sees approximately 95,000 new patients a year. Medical Staff consists of 5 Consultants, 2 ST4 - ST6 emergency medicine trainee doctors, 10 senior doctors (Emergency Medicine Speciality doctors), 12 Foundation Year 2 trainees, 3 GPVTS trainees and 1 ST1/2 ACCS trainee. It has excellent case mix including paediatrics, major trauma, and critically ill Medical and Surgical patients, which presents an excellent educational opportunity. The department facilities include a 4 bedded Resuscitation Room (one of them for paediatric resuscitation) with overhead X-ray facility and dedicated Children's waiting and examination areas, in addition to Minor injuries and Majors cubicle areas. Unique initiatives such as Minors assessment stream and RAPT contribute to an excellent environment for staff to provide quality healthcare.
The Emergency Medicine Consultants are committed to providing experience and training to their staff in all areas of Emergency Medicine. Formal and informal teaching is provided and educational advancement and audit will be actively encouraged and supervised in working hours, within a 48-hour rota. There is an active senior doctor teaching programme both locally and regionally.
Postgraduate qualifications are desirable but not essential and study for the membership examinations (MRCS, MCEM, MRCP) and the life support courses (ALS, ATLS, APLS, MIMMS) will be supported. ALS, ATLS and APLS courses are run locally with the Emergency Department taking the lead in their programmes.
How to make an application
Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org including:
• The job reference in the subject of the email
• A paragraph introducing yourself in the body of the email
• An up to date version of your CV, written in English
• A telephone number and available times for us to contact you
What will happen if your application is successful
- Throughout each of the below stages, we will provide comprehensive guidance and assistance including step by step instructions on how and when to begin your registration process with the appropriate UK professional body (GMC for Doctors, NMC for Nurses, HPC for Allied Health Professionals).
- We do not charge any fees to applicants, we are paid exclusively by the hospital we are recruiting for.
- We will also contribute towards i) travel costs associated with attending an interview in the UK, ii) fees associated with registering with the appropriate UK professional body, and iii) any other costs incurred. The level of our contribution varies depending on the vacancy and each applicant's circumstances, and will be assessed during Stage 1.
Stage 1) Assessment
We will initially send you an email confirming a date and time when we will be contacting you for an introductory conversation.
During the introductory conversation we will assess:
• Your experience, skills and qualifications relating to the vacancy
• Your availability and suitability to relocate to the UK
• Your understanding of what life is like living and working in the UK
• Your short, medium and long term objectives relating to your career and desire to stay in the UK
• Your English speaking and listening ability
We will then select the best applicants to take forward to the next stage, and provide feedback to those who have been unsuccessful.
Stage 2) Interviews with the hospital
It is likely that the hospital will want to conduct a telephone interview with you before inviting you to attend a formal interview in the UK.
Following the telephone interviews, if you are successful you will be asked to attend a formal interview in the UK.
Once a date has been confirmed, we will organise everything for you including:
• Return flights to the UK
• Hotel reservations
• Travel instructions to the hospital
• Information about the hospital, and the format of the interview
Stage 3) Offers of employment
Offers of employment may be subject to the applicant providing the following documentation:
• Professional references
• An occupational health assessment
• Criminal record check
• Proof of professional body registration
Relocating to the UK
If you choose to accept an offer of employment, we will help you organise your relocation including:
• Recommendations on areas to where to look for accommodation
• Introducing you to fellow healthcare workers from your home country
• Providing you with information to about the city in which are moving to including it's history and culture
• Providing you with useful contacts, for when you arrive in the UK