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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 20/02/2020.

Trust Doctor in Extreme Medicine

Job Reference: 185-A-20-83032

Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust
Emergency Department

We offer a fantastic benefits package with competitive pay rates with annual increases, annual leave of 27 days increasing to 33 days after 10 years, access to the NHS Pension Scheme to which you and the Trust contribute. Our Medical workforce has separate arrangements. Alongside this there are extensive training development opportunities with paid mandatory training, support for flexible working and access to an On-site Ofsted graded ‘Outstanding’ Nursery. We promote a healthy work life balance, provide an Occupational Health Service to support you at work and have a number of NHS discounts available either directly through ourselves or online through NHS Discounts. As part of our recruitment process we can tell you more about our benefits package and you will see that we offer everything you would expect and more!

The Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust (RD&E) provides Acute and Community services across Exeter and East Devon serving a population of more than 450,000 people. In our latest CQC full inspection of our services, the RD&E received an overall rating of “good”. We were rated as “outstanding” for our Emergency and Critical Care services, and for Caring Trustwide.

The Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust has been ranked as the joint best performing non-specialist Trust in the country for overall patient experience of care in the 2016 Care Quality Commission (CQC) Adult Inpatient Survey.

The main hospital site is in the historical Cathedral city of Exeter that has abundant family amenities and beautiful surrounding countryside. It is situated in the middle of the South West Region with easy access to the countryside and coast of Devon and Cornwall. It is well served by rail, road and air links. Good educational facilities such as the University of Exeter and good Ofsted rated schools are available locally. Our Community sites are equally well positioned and are a good place to work.

Enjoy a good quality of life in the South West and be part of our caring workforce.


Trust Doctor/ Specialty Registrar in Emergency Medicine / MSc in Extreme Medicine

Salary: £36,461-46,208 plus out of hours.

‘To those that live in Devon, it’s probably no secret, but a survey in Country Life Magazine found that those living in the county simply enjoy a better quality of life than anywhere else in England’

The Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital is looking to appoint to a unique post combining both a substantive post in Emergency Medicine and an opportunity to complete the new and exciting MSc in Extreme Medicine at the University of Exeter. This post would be applicable for doctors working at ST2 -ST4 grades. The successful applicants will join our team in the emergency department working on either the junior doctor or middle grade rota, dependant on experience, whilst completing all of the modules of the Masters Degree in Extreme Medicine. Course fees will be sponsored by the Acute Trust for the 3 year duration of the post providing satisfactory progress is deemed to have been attained.

The Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust is a Teaching Hospital based in the historic cathedral city of Exeter in the heart of the South West of England. As such it enjoys a wealth of sporting and cultural resources along with access to the many beaches of Devon and Cornwall and the open moorland of Exmoor and Dartmoor. Excellent surf can be reached within an hour at Bantham in South Devon, or Croyde in North Devon, with high class windsurfing and kitesurfing at Exmouth, a mere 10 miles from the Emergency Department. Sandy Park in Exeter, home of the Exeter Chiefs who play in rugby’s Premiership, is one of only two club grounds in the country to host international fixtures in the 2015 Rugby World Cup. Great opportunities are also on hand for mountain and road biking, sailing and a whole gamut of cultural experiences including music, theatre and arts.

The Emergency Department is a modern progressive Department supported by a dedicated team of 10 full time Consultant Emergency Physicians providing shop floor leadership from 0800 – 2200 hours, 365 days a year. The Department enjoys round the clock Middle Grade cover, with 3 SHOs overnight and is supported by a team of Emergency Nurse Practitioners. The Emergency Department in Exeter is one of a very small number nationally to have been afforded an ‘Outstanding Rating’ in the new style CQC inspections in 2016 and prides itself on its aspiration to deliver the highest possible standard of care for all patients at all times. The Department is a Major Trauma Unit and employs a 24hr Consultant led Trauma Team and enjoys excellent working relationships with all of the in-Hospital specialties.

The Department has established a reputation for supporting those interested in pursuing the Certificate of Eligibility for Specialist Registration (CESR) and a number of the existing Middle Grade cohort are being mentored in activities to complete this. The post will provide the appointed clinician with the training opportunities and support required to successfully complete all aspects of the CESR process, with an experienced educational supervisor to help direct completion of the College portfolio. Links are available with acute medicine, paediatrics, anaesthesia and intensive care to undergo the periods of secondment required to complement successful CESR application.

The Department is involved in a number of multi-centre national research projects offering successful applicants experience in research. The hospital is the principle hospital of the University of Exeter Medical School (UEMS) and there will be opportunities to participate in formal teaching activities.

The Masters in Extreme medicine provides the practical skills, knowledge and understanding needed to perform at the highest possible level in the field of Extreme Medicine. Key features are the residential locations of the courses across the UK, and the opportunity to experience environment specific modules located in mountain (Nepal), jungle (Costa Rica), desert and Polar Regions (Norway).

The course attracts the wider healthcare community - paramedics, nurses, doctors, and military medics. Students will be working or looking to work in situations of rapid change and uncertainty and will be looking to demonstrate capabilities that extend beyond clinical competence into areas such as leadership, communications, teamwork, resilience, humanitarian relief, planning and logistics. The programme’s foundations are rooted in the core values of collaboration, challenge, community, impact and rigour, embedded firmly within the University’s and World Extreme Medicine’s mission to make the exceptional happen, by challenging traditional thinking and defying conventional boundaries. This is medicine at its best, crossing geographical and professional boundaries.

This unique Masters programme is delivered in partnership between the University of Exeter Medical School and World Extreme Medicine, the world’s leading provider of specialist training courses for medics taking their skills into challenging environments.

This can be reviewed on the Exeter University website. Postgraduate/taught/medicine/extrememedicinemsc/

For further information about the job contact either Dr Cassie Worth, Clinical Lead for the Emergency Department or Mark Hannaford, Director World Extreme Medicine

The successful applicants will be expected to possess competences across the whole range of UK based Emergency Medicine practice. Applicants will be expected to have completed at least two years’ full time postgraduate training to include at least six months in Emergency Medicine. Previous applicants need not apply.

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The Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust will contact previous employers to confirm employment history to cover a period of at least 3 years. The Trust is only able accept written references; these will be requested via email. One of your referees must be your current line manager and all references must cover the previous three years work or study history.

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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