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Specialty Doctor- Emergency & Urgent care


Main area
Emergency & Urgent care
Fixed term
10 PAs
Job ref
Whittington Health NHS Trust
Employer type
Accident & Emergency Level 5
£40,037 - £74,661 PA
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Whittington Health NHS Trust received a ‘good’ overall inspection from the CQC in April 2016, rated ‘good’ in a national review of openness and transparency standards across NHS trusts in England and ranked 78 out of 230 NHS Trusts overall.

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Applications are invited for enthusiastic, motivated and committed individuals to join our friendly team within the Emergency Department as the post of Specialty Doctor.

The successful applicant will join a committed team in a forward thinking Emergency Department. This post offers the opportunity to work on a registrar rota alongside Emergency Medicine trainees and is suitable for doctors with at least 3 year's postgraduate experience.

The post will offer a wide range of experience in all aspects of both Adult and Paediatric Emergency Medicine and would be suitable for those planning a career in Emergency Medicine. However, due to the variety of work and also the development of a leadership role, it would also be asset for anyone wishing to pursue a career in any acute specialty or general practice. It may also suit those who have followed an unconventional career path with a variety of previous experience in acute specialties who wish to consolidate and develop their clinical and leadership skills.

We would welcome applications from overseas trainees with experience of Emergency Medicine who wish to work in the NHS.
The post holder will work on a shift basis with other registrars e.g. Specialty Trainees (ST3 and above) or Specialty Doctors, such that cover is provided in the Emergency Department 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Whittington Health has a thriving and innovative Emergency Department with a focus on clinical excellence. Demand for our service is steadily growing and we now see nearly 100,000 new attendances per year.
The post holder will assess patients and initiate treatment working with a multidisciplinary team and will assist the consultants in the supervision of the more junior doctors and in the safe and effective running of the Emergency Department.

As an Integrated Care Organisation, Whittington Health is commissioned to provide acute and community services to meet the needs of our diverse population. Our mission is “Helping local people live longer, healthier lives”. The Emergency Department has a co-located Urgent Care Centre and a Clinical Decision Unit with well-established pathways and a multidisciplinary team. There is a dedicated Children’s Emergency Department.

Successful applicants will be provided with a named Educational Supervisor and will be supported to develop skills relevant to work in the Emergency Department and given help and advice to work towards personal career aims. The Emergency Department provides a weekly teaching programme with protected teaching time and appropriate study leave will be granted.

The Whittington is one of three main home campuses of UCL Medical School and there are active undergraduate and postgraduate teaching programmes running in the Emergency Department.

Previous candidates need not apply.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

For an informal visit please contact Dr Heidi Edmundson or Dr Duncan Carmichael, Consultants in Emergency Medicine on 020 7288 5699 / 5348 / 3863.

If you have problems applying, contact

Whittington Health NHS Trust
Magdala Avenue
N19 5NF
020 7288 5286