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Middle Grade Doctor – Same Day Emergency Care / Acute Medicine

NHS Medical & Dental: Trust registrar

Main areaAcute MedicineGradeNHS Medical & Dental: Trust registrarContractPermanentHoursFull time – 40 hours per week Job ref184-1MED1074 SiteMusgrove Park HospitalTownTauntonSalary£50,017 – £53,077 Per AnnumSalary periodYearlyClosing06/10/2021 23:59

Job overview

The Same Day Emergency Care (SDEC) unit at Musgrove Park Hospital is seeking to recruit 2 x Trust Middle Grade Doctors to join the team as we expand the service, following our recent refurbishment in December 2020 of the unit.

We pride ourselves on delivering high quality care to approximately 22 patients each day. We are seeking inspirational doctors who are passionate about providing high quality, emergency same day care in this fast paced, evolving and exciting area of acute emergency care. You must have excellent communication skills and be enthusiastic about being part of an innovative multidisciplinary team.

Main duties of the job

This is an exciting time to join our same day emergency care team as we increase the numbers of patients attending the service. We see approximately 22 patients a day on each site, with varying presentations including renal colic, DVT, cellulitis, low risk chest pain and many more.

We work closely with the Emergency Department, taking many patients from ED triage, as well as those who are referred in by their own GPs. If you are interested in ambulatory and same day emergency care (SDEC) then this could be the role for you!

The SDEC team are flexible and supportive of each other, and opportunities are available for doctors to develop their skills or undertake educational projects including in developing ambulatory emergency care pathways.

There are no night shifts involved in this post, we are currently developing the unit to open 7 days a week, 14 hours a day. 

We welcome applications from doctors who are already registered with the GMC and who have at least 6 months experience working in the NHS.

Working for our organisation

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust is the first NHS trust on the English mainland to provide community, mental health and acute hospital services. We work with health and social care partners in Somerset to ensure that we deliver outstanding services that meet the needs of our population.

Our trust was formed on 1 April 2020 when Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust merged.


Taunton is a beautiful area of the South West, located between areas of outstanding natural beauty. Somerset offers you the opportunity to live near some of the UKs most desirable locations; from the beautiful local beaches; to the vibrant cosmopolitan centres of Bristol, Bath and Exeter within easy reach.

The County town of Taunton boasts a wide range of local amenities including; an extensive range of shopping, a wide range of local restaurants, sporting and recreational facilities, and excellent educational facilities. Taunton’s nightlife offers a great atmosphere with cosy pubs and trendy bars.

Taunton provides access to the M5 motorway and a mainline intercity rail link with trains to London Paddington in less than 2 hours, and Bristol in 30 minutes.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

You would join our established Acute Medicine team which covers all medical admissions through the 51 bedded Acute Medical Unit (AMU) and the designated same day emergency care (SDEC) area.

You would primarily be responsible for patients attending for assessment in the SDEC or AMU on a rotating basis, supporting the CMT/GPVTS trainee and PA/ANP in patient management and follow up with the support of the Acute Medicine Consultants (who rotate between areas).

There will also be opportunities to lead changes in practice and developments on the SDEC and to be involved on the AMU. SDEC is open 08.00 to 20.00, but the post holders will be on a rota, which ultimately would consist of working a rota covering the unit from 08:00 -22:00 weekdays and 09:00 -21:00 at weekends. There are zero-hour days factored into the rota and flexibility regarding the timing of SPA and administration time. Our aim is to make these posts enjoyable and enable them to flex around other commitments, while meeting the growing needs of our patients.

Any member of the junior medical staff may be required to serve as member of a medical committee if so elected by his/her colleagues.

Involvement in audit and Q.I. and departmental development is also encouraged, with full help from the department.

Person specification

Qualifications and Skills

Essential criteria

  • Primary Medical Degree
  • Full Registration within the General Medical Council (GMC)
  • At least 4 years of SHO level experience within Acute Medical specialties or passed MRCP
  • NHS Experience
  • Desirable criteria

  • Clinical experience within an Ambulatory Care setting
  • General Experience

    Essential criteria

  • Gained at least four years of full time postgraduate clinical experience (or its equivalent gained on a part-time or flexible basis) at least two years of which will be in relevant medical specialties
  • Desirable criteria

  • Evidence of Acute / General Medicine experience in an appropriate setting at Middle Grade / Senior level at least 12 months full time (or equivalent part time)
  • Specialist Experience

    Essential criteria

  • Provider status in ALS (or equivalent)
  • Physical Skills

    Essential criteria

  • Experience and competence with core acute medical procedures (e.g. Cannulation, Lumber Puncture, Ascitic Drain)
  • Able to cope in a busy environment
  • Physically able to carry out the duties of the post
  • Please note: If you are successful for interview, you will be required to bring the following with you: Proof of any essential qualifications stated on the Job Description, proof of NHS payslip if coming from another NHS Organisation and all ID to prove your identity and Right to Work (More details will follow for successful applicants invited to interview)

    Our values are simple: Outstanding Care, Working Together, Listening and Leading. 

    We recognise that our staff are our most valuable resource, we are proud of the excellent levels of service our Trust provides to our service users and the dedication and conscientious of our staff. With this in mind, we offer a range of staff benefits including:

    Excellent annual leave entitlement

    Relocation package – up to £8,000 (Subject to eligibility)

    Enhanced rates of pay

    NHS Pension Scheme

    Free parking on most of our sites

    NHS discounts

    Training and development

    Flexible working

    Paid registration fees for the 1st year for newly qualified staff

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