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Specialty Doctor in Emergency Medicine (with CESR Support)

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Job Description

An outstanding SAS job opportunity for experienced Emergency Medicine doctors to attain CESR and work in an NHS Trust that is committed to providing the best quality care. This Trust was rated "Good" overall, and is one of the largest employers in the South East England region and their members and staff are dedicated professionals whose work is varied, challenging and makes a real difference to people’s health and well-being.

The post is suitable for emergency candidates candidates holding specialisation in the EEA, or for experienced Emergency Medicine Specialists looking to complete CESR.


The Trust is one of the largest organisations in the country and they employ over 6,000 dedicated staff with an annual turnover of £380 million who provides service to 525,000 people that live within the area. Their services are mainly provided from two district general hospitals, both have Emergency Departments and provide care 24 hours a day. They offer a comprehensive range of surgical, medical and maternity services supported by a full range of diagnostic and therapy services.

The role of the NHS Trust is to provide the best possible healthcare service to patients, who come first in everything the organisation does. Safe patient care is the Trust's highest priority. They will provide high quality clinical services that achieve and demonstrate optimum clinical outcomes and provide an excellent care experience for patients. The employees will be valued and respected. They will be involved in decisions about the services they provide and offered the training and development that they need to fulfill their roles.

They will operate efficiently and effectively, diagnosing and treating patients in timely fashion and expediting their return to health. They will use their resources efficiently and effectively for the benefit of their patients and their care to ensure our services are clinically, operationally, and financially sustainable.


The NHS Trust supports 2 Emergency Departments (1 each at their 2 main hospitals). The Emergency Department at the first site is a designated Trauma Unit A, with a total of over 120,000 new patients attended in 2018/2019. In addition to that, it has a dedicated radiology room supporting PACS. The ED has 18 cubicles (4minors, 2 paediatric, 12 majors 1 ENT/Ophthalmology with a slit lamp, operating theatre with theatre lighting) and a resuscitation area supporting 4 bays. 

The Emergency Department at the second site has a co-located radiology room supporting. The ED has 19 cubicles (3 minors, 1 ENP room and 15 major’s spaces) and a resuscitation area supporting 4 adult trolleys and 2 paediatric bays. The resuscitation area for Conquest Hospital has recently been upgraded. Each bay has new monitoring equipment with end tidal CO2, its own ventilator and defibrillator. The resuscitation area at Eastbourne General Hospital has monitoring with end tidal CO2, its own ventilator and defibrillator at each bay.

The specialty doctors, together with the two registrars provide a full 24 hr middle grade rota. The Specialty Doctor will be responsible for the primary management of patients attending the department and for supervising and assisting the more junior grades of doctor. The specialty doctor will also be expected to lead the trauma team and assist the cardiac arrest team if required.


The region has a natural beauty! The town where the first site is, is a working fishing port, but its relaxed seaside vibe and proximity to London make it a hotspot for those looking for a picturesque bolthole. This town is one of the best-connected seaside resorts in the Southeast. This is perfect for a seaside retreat without the price tag of popular neighbouring town. This town became a prosperous Victorian seaside town, and its timeless Old Town still welcomes visitors with scenic passageways and a multitude of antique shops, quirky independent retailers and atmospheric pubs.

The second town, where the second site is, is a large seaside resort. Its Victorian roots means have blessed it with large properties and generous, tree-lined streets. This town tends to be more affordable than their neighbouring town. You’ll find rows of traditional Victorian seaside homes in this coastal town. For modern homes with sea views, look no further than Sovereign Harbour. Sleek new apartments and penthouses jostle for space alongside restaurants and shops at this waterfront destination.

Both towns have a rich cultural heritage with numerous cultural and tourist attractions and a variety of opportunities to participate in sports, arts and leisure activities. It also has a rich and fascinating history, and it’s full of culture and character with a variety of things to do and experience, from witnessing the local talent in theatre and music, to enjoying the varied and beautiful landscape.


The combination of clinical practice and first-class academic connections means that medical professionals have a wide range of opportunities to develop their careers and achieve their aspirations. You will have access to leadership, teaching, educational and research opportunities for Continued Professional Develop (CPD).

If you are a new consultant you will receive mentoring and support from medical leads as well as access to a large peer group of enthusiastic and high-caliber Consultants.

EEA Candidates:

  • Experience of working in Emergency Medicine (essential) 
  • Board Certified Specialist in Emergency Medicine (desirable)

Non-EEA Candidates:

  • MRCEM (UK) (essential)
  • Experience of working in Emergency Medicine (essential)
  • Specialist training in Emergency Medicine (desirable)

UK based applicants

  • Experience of working in Emergency Medicine (essential)
This is a great opportunity for any experienced physician interested in Emergency Medicine working towards CESR or specialist registration in the UK, whilst working as a specialty doctor in the NHS. 
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