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HEMS consultant

NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant

Main area
Emergency Medical Services
NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant
Fixed term
2 PAs
Job ref
£77,913-£105,042 pro rota
31/03/2019 23:59

An exciting opportunity has arisen with University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust (UHS) for suitably qualified clinicians to join the Hampshire and Isle of Wight air ambulance (HIOWAA) critical care team as a HEMS (Helicopter Emergency Services) doctor.

This is a challenging role, working as part of a team of paramedics and doctors to deliver high-quality critical care to the people of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.

What we are looking for

Candidates must be working in a substantive consultant position within the NHS and have a minimum of 6 months WTE previous experience working in a pre-hospital role.

About the role

HEMS doctors work with HEMS paramedics to deliver critical care to patients. They will respond on both the air ambulance and critical care team vehicle (CCTV).

In addition to the provision of direct patients, doctors are expected to participate in the training of PHEM trainees and specialist paramedics.

There will also be a requirement to undertake promotional and educational roles alongside HIOWAA staff to raise awareness of the work of the charity.

Please note that GMC registration (with a licence to practice) and right to work in the UK are essential for this role.  Successful applicants will already have GMC registration or will be able to demonstrate they are eligible.  Applicants requiring Tier 2 sponsorship should ensure they meet the Home Office application criteria prior to submitting an application. 

About UHS

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust (UHS) is one of England's largest acute teaching trusts. We've recently been rated ‘Good’ by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey we ranked seventh in the country for staff engagement, and fourth best nationally for our proportion of staff saying that they would recommend the hospital as a place to work or to receive care.


Sunday 1st July 2018 marked eleven years to the day since the HIOWAA first began operations in 2007. During this time the air ambulance has been tasked to over 7,906 incidents across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight and the critical care vehicle team, which began operations in February 2017, has responded to over 858 call outs. We operate a range of shifts, providing a critical care resource from 7am to 2am, 7 days a week.

HIOWAA has recently joined UHS as an operational partner and maintains a close working relationship with South Central Ambulance Service.

Selection for the HEMS doctor role will be via the following process:

Short-listing against the person specification

Fitness assessment

Clinical assessment – specifically looking at human factors

Formal interview

If you are interested in applying for this role, we would encourage you to get in touch using the contact information at the bottom of this advert with any questions or if you would like to arrange an informal visit.

Job Reference: MT0018 - This vacancy closes on or before: 31st March 2019

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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