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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 26/08/2020.

Specialty Doctor

Job Reference: 319-2491565HM-A

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Acute Medicine
Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital, Cramlington
£40,037 - £74,661 per annum

We are one of the country’s top performing NHS Foundation Trusts, looking after the wellbeing of around half a million people across Northumberland and North Tyneside – one of the largest geographical areas of any NHS Trust in England.

We deliver care from 11 acute sites including an emergency care hospital, general and community hospitals, an outpatient and diagnostic centre, an elderly care unit and an integrated health and social care facility.

We have benen rated ‘outstanding’ twice overall by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). We are one of the North East’s largest employers with 9,500 dedicated members of staff. We have a Council of Governors with 70 members, representing the public, staff and some of our external partners.

We invest heavily in staff to ensure that the best talent is attracted, developed, looked after, and retained in every area of the organisation. Staff satisfaction is high and our staff consistently rate us as one of the best places to work in the NHS.

We were one of the first NHS Trusts to receive foundation status, and have been a foundation trust for over a decade.

Northumbria Healthcare recognises the positive value of diversity and inclusion. We welcome and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates as BAME people are currently under-represented in our workforce.

Candidates must read the entire ‘Applicants Guidance Notes’ before submitting any applications.

Please note that it is a requirement of this Trust that all successful applicants pay for their own DBS certification if a DBS check is required for the post. The method of payment is a salary deduction from your first monthly pay.

Closing date for applications: 26th August 2020

We have a opportunity for a Specialty Doctor within Acute Medicine Department based at Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital (NSECH).

Our post offers an exciting opportunity to further develop your skills and gain clinical experience together with protected study leave time tailored to your specific needs and offer development in leadership, management, audits and teaching. There will be access to a study leave budget and the ability to attend additional training courses both internal and external.

It is envisaged you will gain a portfolio of competences and experiences that will enhance your future career and financial assistance will be given to allow you obtain an extension to your E-portfolio access.

You will have a designated Educational Supervisor during your appointment and you will be able to attend the regional Acute Medicine Regional Teaching.

This is a one year post starting from August 2020 (or soon after depending on HR processes)  until 3rd August 2021.

Essential criteria:

  • MBBS or equivalent.
  • MRCP part 1 examination.
  • Full GMC registration – you must have full GMC registration at the point of application.
  • Completion of two-year Core Medical (CMT) or Acute Care Common Stem (ACCS) training programme or equivalence Foundation Programme or equivalent


  • Paid NHS experience
  • Advanced life support training from resuscitation council (ALS) or equivalent.

With so many Speciality doctor posts available around the country why should you come and work in Northumbria?

  • Rated as 'outstanding' by the Care Quality Commission  
  • Special Recognition Award in the Health Service Journal's National Patient Safety Award for long-term commitment to quality of care - the first trust to achieve this. 
  • Named a top hospital for the ninth year running in CHKS Top Hospitals programme. 'Overall best trust' and awarded five other accolades at the Patient Experience Network national awards 

What our patients think:

We are widely recognised as having one of the best patient experience programmes in the NHS. Listening to the views of patients allows us to design and deliver services that people really need. We know that:

  • 98% of patients receiving care as an outpatient regarded the trust as excellent, very good or good
  • 97% of patients overall would be extremely likely or likely to recommend the trust
  • 95% of patients rated their care on our wards as excellent, very good or good.

What our employees think:

According to the latest annual NHS Staff Survey:

  • 94% feel their role makes a difference to patients.
  • Our teams are amongst the happiest in England, with extremely high levels of satisfaction in their job and the quality of patient’s care they deliver.

Consideration to rotational preferences stated at interview will be given.

Consideration to rotational preferences stated at interview will be given.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Jane Atkinson FRCPE, MRCP (Acute), MClinEd

Acute Care Consultant, Trust CMT lead and RCP College Tutor

Office: (0191) 6072657

Secretary: Tracy Groom (0191) 6072648

At Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, we believe that our staff are the foundation for all that we do. The Trust recognises its role in supporting the health and wellbeing of its staff and it taking positive action in this respect. We have a range of initiatives and support for staff including psychology and counselling, physiotherapy, physical activity opportunities and healthy food choices on site. We will also support flexible working where possible, and understand the importance of a healthy worklife balance.

The Trust is completely smoke free from March 2018. We do not discriminate against people who smoke but we do require all staff to be smoke free whilst at work and we have a range of support in place to help and support staff with this.

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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

UK Registration

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