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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 02/06/2019.

Consultant In Emergency Medicine

Job Reference: 360-B-002

West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust
Emergency Medicine
£77,913 - £105,042 pa

As an employer of nearly 5,000 staff, West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust is the place to be. Having have been shortlisted over the last three years for 18 national people related awards and most recently winning the Nursing Times award for Best UK Employer 2019 we are immensely proud of our achievements.

We have lots to shout about! Despite having lots of challenges, we’ve worked really hard to make West Herts a great place to work. The good news is we’re really starting to see the results of our efforts. We’re one of the few NHS organisations across the UK to have achieved a phenomenal 0% nurse vacancy rate within our adult inpatient areas. We have also recently secured over £450m capital funding to transform our sites and give our patients and colleagues within #teamwestherts the working environment they deserve.

West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust

Associated University (UCL) NHS Provider Trust

Applications are invited for the above full-time posts to commence as soon as possible at Watford General Hospital, a 640 bed acute hospital. Consultants will each have an opportunity to pursue an area of specialist interest as well as developing clinical practice leadership, and multi-professional teaching and supervisory skills within a major ED.

The Emergency Department sees 100,000 new patients per year.The hospital is part of the North West London Trauma Network and sees more trauma cases than any of the other trauma units referring into the network. We thrombolyse acute stroke and have dedicated stroke nurses 24 hours a day. The minor injury stream is run by ENPs. West Herts also provides the ENP service for the Hemel Hempstead Urgent Care Centre and St Albans Minor injury Unit. 

39% of adult attendances are admitted and many of these are high dependency requiring resuscitation. 25% of patients are paediatric and we have paediatric consultant shop-floor cover to include all weekdays.

The Department consists of 11 EM consultants, 1 EM consultant with a special interest in Paediatrics, 2 paediatricians, 3 ST4-6 level specialty trainees, 4 ST3 level specialty trainees, 7 clinical fellows at middle grade level, 2 ACCS, 21 GPVTS and FY2, and 3 SHO level clinical fellows. In addition there are 4 ANPs working at senior SHO level and also trainee ANPs.

The pattern of work will cover duties on a shift basis including weekends. The on calls will be shared amongst the EM consultants – the rota provides internal cover for annual and study leave according to the RCEM guidelines. 

Hertfordshire is a great place to live and work. It is close to London, offering the best of both worlds for rural and urban living. There are beautiful towns and villages to live in and many great schools. The hospital is well known for its friendly atmosphere with many students and trainees returning here as consultants. University Teaching Hospital status with University College London provides an opportunity for teaching and training.

These posts are offered as full time appointments although applicants who would wish to work less-than-full-time (LTFT) are also invited to apply.

For an informal discussion please contact Dr Nida Yasin Suri (Clinical Director, Emergency Department) at or Rachel Hoey (Divisional Director, Emergency Medicine) at

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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.

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