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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 23/12/2021.

Consultant in Emergency Medicine

Job Reference: 415-MP545-21

Northern Devon Healthcare Trust - Medical & Dental
415 Med Staff Accident & Emergency : 01801
£84,559 to £114,003 pa

Consultants in Emergency Medicine

Applications are invited for consultants in Emergency Medicine at North Devon District Hospital. These roles are offered on a whole-time basis (10.0PA) but suitably qualified applicants unable to work full-time will also be considered.

The successful applicant will join an enthusiastic consultant team that supports and delivers a modern, comprehensive emergency service. This is a small, friendly department with big ideas and a commitment to improving our service by
embracing change and innovation.

You will be expected to take an active role in all aspects of patient’s medical care, providing a consultant led and delivered service including operational responsibility for the day-to-day running of the department. Opportunities to develop specialist areas of interest are encouraged and supported with potential for research, leadership and management roles and an SPA allocation to match.

NDHT is consistently ranked top in the South West for staff satisfaction with the main hospital located in Devon, a county frequently voted as one of the best places in the UK to live.

Our medical staffing team ( will help you get settled, providing financial relocation support, registration for children at one of the excellent local schools and support for partners seeking employment.

For an informal discussion, prospective candidates are welcome to contact Dr. Oliver Dodd (Lead Clinician) on 01271 314044. Informal visits are welcomed and transport and accommodation costs will be covered.

For more information about what it’s like to work at NDDH, please visit

AAC: 02.02.2022 (am)

This post is being offered as Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust and the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust continue to develop our long standing partnership with a view to becoming a single integrated organisation across Eastern and Northern Devon. Working together gives us the opportunity to offer unique and varied careers across our services combining the RD&E’s track record of excellence in research, teaching and links to the university with NDHT’s innovation and adaptability.

Whilst the post holder is formally being appointed to a role within the base hospital of Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust, over time there may be a need to provide some clinical activity in the partner hospital site to ensure service continuity and equity of access to appropriate services.

The Government has formally announced that it intends to introduce regulations that will require most healthcare workers to be fully vaccinated (1stand 2nd dose) against COVID-19 by1st April 2022.To achieve this the successful applicant must have had their 1st COVID-19 vaccination by3rd February 2022. Therefore, full COVID-19 vaccination will be a condition of employment unless an individual is medically exempt. We will ask for proof of vaccination during the recruitment process.

Our values guide everything we do. At all times, we aim to:

  • Demonstrate compassion
  • Strive for excellence
  • Respect diversity
  • Act with integrity
  • Listen and support others

Our teams of care professionals work with patients and their families to support peoples’ independence, health and wellbeing. We provide support to avoid hospital admissions, and if an admission is necessary, we try to make each patient’s stay in hospital as short and effective as possible before working with them on a safe discharge home.

According to many clinical targets, we rate as one of the best performing non-foundation trusts in England, because we treat patients in line with national waiting time standards, have very few hospital-acquired infections and meet our four-hour waiting times for urgent care. We have a huge range of clinical expertise that we share across professional spheres to ensure people get world-class care when they need it.

In our most recent staff survey, our staff voted us in the top 10% of NHS provider organisations to work for and we also came out as the top provider in the South West for our overall results. Our patients (through the Friends and Family Test) regularly report an average of over 95% satisfaction with our services.

Applications from job seekers who require 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 Resident Labour Market Test. For further information and to self-assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship, please visit the UK Border Agency website. Note: we will be unable to obtain Tier 2 sponsorship for Bank positions.

Please note that we may close this vacancy early if we receive a high volume of applicants.

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