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Consultant in Emergency Medicine

NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant

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Emergency Medicine
NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant
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Dorset County Hospital
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Outstanding Care, Outstanding Careers


Outstanding Hospital

We are the largest and most diverse employer in West Dorset with over 3,000 staff providing an acute hospital service to a population of over 250,000.

Our Mission is to provide outstanding care for people in ways which matter to them and to achieve this we ensure our values of Integrity, Respect, Teamwork and Excellence is at the core of everything we do.

Outstanding Location

West Dorset with its outstanding scenery and rugged coastline is characterised by a number of small towns, each with a distinct identity. The coastline is protected by World Heritage as a site of outstanding natural beauty.

Dorchester is an intriguing mix of historic and the modern, with the new Brewery Square development offering a vibrant and sophisticated leisure and shopping complex.

The local schools are amongst the best in the country with a mix of public and private education.

The hospital is close to the town centre of Dorchester, and has excellent bus and rail networks, making the major centres of Bournemouth, Bath, Southampton, Exeter and Bristol easily accessible

Outstanding Rewards

NHS Discount Scheme – free to join and a huge range of discounts for NHS staff

Childcare Support – our staff receive discounted rates at Sunny Days Nurseries and we also provide a childcare voucher scheme.

Cycle to Work Scheme – we run a Cycle to Work Scheme, offering savings on the cost of a new bike plus cycling equipment

Pension – the NHS offers one of the UK’s best pension schemes with an excellent package of benefits

Flexible working – a range options including compressed hours, term-time contracts and part-time working

Staff Recognition – as well as regular appraisals, local and corporate inductions, we recognise the great work of our staff through the Monthly Hospital Heroes Award and the Annual Gem Awards

Employee Support and Wellbeing– A free, confidential counselling service for both work and non-work related matters. A physiotherapy service is also available.

Outstanding Career

We are delighted to offer the opportunity for a highly motivated individual to join our hard working and dedicated team as a Consultant in Emergency Medicine. This is a new post. Applicants should hold the Fellowship of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine and a CCT in Emergency Medicine or be within six months of award. An interest in acute medicine is desirable, but not essential. We enjoy an excellent working relationship with our colleagues in acute medicine and it is anticipated that this appointment will enable an even more integrated and rewarding approach to managing the “Front Door”.  

The Emergency Department currently manages approximately 48,000 patients per year. Of late we have consistently been one of the highest performing hospitals in the country against the 4-hour emergency access standard. We currently benefit from a full complement of specialty doctors, who provide comprehensive 24/7 cover for our service.  

The department is proactive in the management of critical illness, and major trauma, which is consultant led. The EM Consultants support the 24/7 stroke thrombolysis rota with Physician colleagues. Primary PCI is offered by our cardiologists in hours as part of the pan Dorset Network Service.

Dorset County is a trauma unit in the Wessex Major Trauma Network. The geographical location of the hospital is such that the ambulance services rarely bypass our unit in favour of the Major Trauma Centre. The onsite helipad receives patients from the Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance and the HM Coastguard Search & Rescue Service.

The anticipated fixed weekly-programmed activities of the new appointee are 10PA’s and an on call commitment of 1 in 6 with internal cover. This is recognised in annualised consultant job plans, and working life is regarded by the consultant team as both rewarding and sustainable.

The successful candidate will be expected to provide excellent clinical leadership as well as to deliver an excellent standard of direct clinical care. Teaching and training is delivered within the department and in a dedicated Education Centre which has its own sim-suite. We actively encourage all staff to participate in audit, research and teaching.

Applicants are invited to visit the department by prior appointment and meet the team before an application for the position. Alternatively, applicants are invited to contact our Clinical Lead for an informal chat.

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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 Andrew Brett on 01305 255542

If you have problems applying, contact

01305 255874