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Consultant - Emergency Department

NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant

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Emergency Medicine
NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant
Full time 10 pa's per week
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Royal Lancaster Infirmary
£79,860 - £107,668 per annum
02/02/2020 23:59

''A great place to be cared for; a great place to work''


Would you like to be part of a dynamic team delivering high quality Emergency Care?

We are offering an opportunity for an enthusiastic and committed ED Consultant to join a forward thinking team and be part of the redesign and remodeling of the workforce whilst also being able to enjoy a lifestyle which could be either city, coastal or rural based, depending on your personal taste. Areas of recognised natural beauty such as the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales National Parks are both within easy commute of the historic city of Lancaster, which itself possesses two thriving universities with medical school, renowned secondary education at both the Lancaster Royal Grammar School and the Lancaster Girls Grammar School and a city with a vibrant, multi-cultural way of life. The local area offers choice and for those keen to maintain ties further afield, the city is just two and a half hours from London and Glasgow by direct rail transfer and just one hour’s drive from Manchester and Liverpool, with all these destinations offering international travel options.

This vacant Consultant post is based at the Royal Lancaster Infirmary, which is in the center of the City.

With approximately 60,000 attendances per year, our department has a workload to keep you interested and challenged, but still give you time to talk to your patients properly, and do the practical procedures that interest you as an Emergency Physician, whilst delivering excellent patient care We are also a Trauma Unit practicing ETC models of trauma care and take an active role in the Trauma Network. The department is staffed with a mixture of Consultants, SAS Doctors (24/7 middle grade rota in operation, with two MGs on nights) and juniors. In addition there is a strong nursing team including an evolving team of Advanced Nurse Practitioners and Physician Associates.

These posts are available Full Time 10PA's up to a maximum of 12PA's, or Part Time. The consultant position attracts a Recruitment and Retention Premium of enhanced pay for out of hours PA’s (2 hours per PA for DCC). This is subject to annual review by the Trust.

In addition, The University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust (UHMBT) has a keen interest and extensive involvement in Medical and Dental Education at both Undergraduate and Postgraduate levels. We work in partnership with Lancaster Medical School, and Health Education North West to provide quality education and training which meets the requirements of these regulatory bodies as well as the Trust’s high standards of patient care. We are the lead NHS organisation and take responsibility throughout the five years of the degree for the provision of acute practice placements and fifth year medical students from Lancaster Medical School spend two months on attachment to the Emergency Department.

This is an excellent opportunity for the right candidate to support the further development of Emergency Medicine in this area.

We are open to accommodating individuals who may be interested in a dual post with another specialty, as we are a forward-thinking department that appreciates that there is much benefit from having clinicians with experience from outside of ED, so that clinical strengths are shared and there is cross-over of skills.

We will offer an attractive relocation package for the right candidate.

Interview expenses will be paid from point of entry to the UK.

You must either be on the GMC Specialist Register with a license to practice in Emergency Medicine or be within six months of obtaining your CCT award (or equivalent) at the time of interview.




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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

Dr Jeremy Harrison - Clinical Lead ( - 01524 512323 - 07870 983 329

Richard Vallely - Service Manager ( - 01524 518684 - 07825 175 792