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Locum consultant in emergency medicine

NHS Medical & Dental: Locum Consultant

Main area
Emergency Medicine
NHS Medical & Dental: Locum Consultant
Fixed term: 6 months (6-12 months)
Full time - 40 hours per week
Job ref
Southampton General Hospital
£82,096 - £110,683 Per Annum
Salary period
15/04/2021 23:59

Job overview

We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic and passionate consultant to work in the emergency department at University Hospital Southampton (UHS). You will be working alongside experienced colleagues, all with a wide range of interests including education, prehospital medicine, simulation, quality improvement, trauma and critical care. Your development of portfolio careers will be encouraged and individuals’ skills and interests nurtured. The role involves a mix of shift times, including some nights, as per overall consultant rota.

You will be joining a team of 25 emergency care consultants and 2 associate specialist with a further 6 Consultant Paediatric Emergency Physicians. The ED medical team is further complemented by a nursing team including a Professor of Emergency Nursing and 3 other Consultant Nurses, 3 RCEM credentialed ACP’s as well as a team of ANPs and ENPs. The team works closely with other specialties, particularly acute medicine, and has a nationally leading SDEC

Main duties of the job

You can read an overview of the main duties of the role in the section below: Job Description and Main Responsibilities.

To understand the role in more detail please read the full job description and person specification documents attached.

Working for our organisation

As one of the largest acute teaching Trusts in England, we offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. UHS is rated ‘Good’ by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we were in the top 10 acute trusts for staff engagement and for staff recommending the hospital as a place to work or receive care. 

We support flexible working and will consider requests taking into account the needs of the service. UHS employees are able to access a range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata), and we offer a generous pension scheme.

Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and direct trains to London. The New Forest National Park and beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than London and 14 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

University Hospital Southampton is a major teaching centre for the University of Southampton offering opportunities for undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and excellent facilities for research and clinical care. It is also the regional Major Trauma Centre with neurosurgery and cardiothoracics on site.

Applicants should have a CST or be on the GMC’s Specialist Register.  Applicants who are within six months of obtaining their CST on the date of the interview may also apply. Applicants will be expected to demonstrate their competence to communicate in spoken and written English.

Where equivalent qualifications or experience are being offered, it is essential that candidates should provide confirmation of this from the relevant College or Faculty in the United Kingdom and attach the confirmation to your application.

When applying please remember to include your CST date in the Membership of Professional Bodies section of the online application form, which is where you must also record your GMC number.

All applications MUST be made online.  CV or paper applications are not accepted.

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. 


Individuals wishing to apply must be fully registered with the General Medical Council (GMC) and should be either already on or within 6 months of eligibility to be included on the specialist register of the GMC.

The successful candidate will be employed under the terms and conditions of service for Consultants (England) 2003. 

Job Reference: 188-MT0446 - This vacancy closes on or before:  15th April 2021

Should you have any queries, please use the contact details below to get in touch.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Full GMC registration
  • Completed registrar training programme in Emergency Medicine
  • CCT awarded or imminent within 6 months. Completion of exit examination.


Essential criteria
  • Wide range of experience in Emergency Medicine at Registrar and/or Consultant level
Desirable criteria
  • Experience in other health care systems

Aptitudes and skills required

Essential criteria
  • Ability to work within a multi-disciplinary Emergency Department.

Values and behaviours

Essential criteria
  • Patients First
  • Always Improving
  • Working Together
  • Enthusiastic
  • Leadership skills
  • Diplomacy
  • Ability to cope with pressure
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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Dr Chris Hill
Job title
Clinical Lead for ED
Email address
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Additional information

Dr Sarah Robinson

Clinical Lead for ED



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