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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 02/06/2020.

Specialty Doctor in Emergency Medicine with CESR Training

Job Reference: 421-MS-1176K

Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust
Emergency Medicine
£40,037 to £74,661 pa

Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust is one of only two trusts in Yorkshire and Humber to be awarded HSJ’s Top 100 Best Places to Work. We believe that You Matter Most, and this is reflected in our values of Responsible, Respectful and Passionate. So if you’re looking for an interesting and rewarding career in the NHS, where you can make a real difference to patients’ lives, Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust is the place for you. We are proud to be awarded Bronze level Investors in People, which recognises our commitment to developing our staff and is an indication of how you will be treated when you work here.



Do you want a job that you enjoy and will further your career?

Do you want to work in a happy, friendly department with people who strive to provide the highest quality patient care?

Do you want to work in a beautiful town surrounded by world famous countryside which has been voted one of the happiest places to live in the UK for several years running?

Why not come and see for yourself what Harrogate has to offer?

A new and exciting opportunity has arisen to work within the small and friendly Emergency Department at Harrogate District Hospital which has a reputation for excellence. You will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team to provide support and a comprehensive acute care service within the Trust.

You will be joining a team of 14 HST & Specialty doctors on an established CESR training programme. Our CESR posts have been created specifically to give doctors with previous experience and a keen interest in Emergency Medicine the opportunity to develop their career through a tailored training programme.

The posts are based at Harrogate and District Hospital and have been designed to give the post holder the opportunity to acquire essential competencies in both emergency medicine and relevant allied specialties (paediatrics, acute medicine, anaesthetics and ITU). The programme also includes a teaching programme which parallels the Emergency medicine curriculum and HST training consisting of weekly teaching sessions along with self-directed learning/CPD sessions for the equivalent of ½ day per week.

The training takes approximately 4 years to complete depending on previous experience and will culminate in the requisite skills, experience and portfolio to support an application for a Certificate of Eligibility for Specialist Registration (CESR) through the GMC. The ultimate aim being to establish a career as a fully accredited consultant in Emergency Medicine. Our CESR scheme has been running successfully now for approximately 4 years with current trainees making excellent progress. This post would commence August 2020.

There will also be the opportunity to deliver teaching as part of the regional training programme and participate in our active research team. Each individual will have their training needs assessed and a programme created specifically around that in conjunction with their colleagues’ training needs. Rotations to other specialties will last 4 months and the rest of the year will be spent improving emergency medicine skills and acquiring further experience in the emergency department.

The rota provides 24 hour cover with 4:12 weekends worked on an 11.75 PA basis. There are also additional weekend day time sessions which can be worked on a voluntary basis to enhance earnings. You will be joining a cohesive team led by 8 consultants (6WTE) with a wide breadth of teaching experience and backgrounds.

Successful applicants should have completed a significant length of time in postgraduate training in Emergency Medicine and/or other relevant specialties. If you would like to find out more, please call Dr Victoria Holloway, Consultant, Emergency Medicine on 01423 557384. We would also be happy for you to chat to our current specialty doctors based in the department and this can be arranged by telephone.

We are an Equal Opportunities Employer and are signatories of the Mindful Employer Charter which underlines our commitment to enhancing the emotional wellbeing of all staff. This commitment begins when you apply to work at our organisation. We will support individuals through reasonable adjustments both at interview and during ongoing employment. In line with the principles of flexible working and improving work life balance, all advertised full time posts will be considered for job share or part time.

We welcome applicants with lived experience of providing unpaid care and/or support to a family member or friend with a disability, physical or mental health condition, addiction or other healthcare needs.

We take pride in being a partner organisation in the Yorkshire and Humber Clinical Research Network and are committed to supporting research activity as part of the services we provide. We have research projects running across all specialties which are providing evidence and informing local and national practice.

Applicants who require Tier 2 immigration status to work in the UK are welcome, but such candidates will not be appointed to the post if there are a sufficient number of other suitable candidates, as the employing body will, in those circumstances, be unable to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test requirements, as required by UKVI. All applicants must state their current immigration status, including expiry dates on their application.

All job offers are subject to Agenda for Change T&C’s, excluding medical posts. Offers may also be subject to a Standard or Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service certificate, dependent on the position.

HDFT takes its responsibility for the Safeguarding of Children & Vulnerable Adults seriously. Each member of staff must comply with the HDFT policy, procedures and strategies relating to Safeguarding.

In submitting an application form, you automatically authorise the Trust to confirm any previous NHS service details via the ESR IAT process, should you be appointed.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the current Resident Labour Market Test which will be in place until the end of December 2020. UK Visas and Immigration requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants

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Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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