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Consultant - Accident & Emergency


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Accident & Emergency
5 PAs
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Blackpool Teaching Hospitals
£76,761 to £103,490 pa
05/02/2018 23:59

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is situated on the west coast of Lancashire, and offers a full range of district hospital services and community health services to a population of 1.6 million in Lancashire and South Cumbria.

The Trust provides services to the 440,000 residents of Blackpool, Fylde & Wyre and North Lancashire, as well as specialist tertiary care for Cardiac and Haematology services across the wider region.

We employ more than 6,500 staff, with a turnover in excess of £370m in 2014/2015 and have approximately 900 beds.

Our main activities are

  • Cardiovascular care at our Cardiac Centre.
  • Accident and Emergency at Blackpool Teaching Hospital
  • Community Midwifery and Women and Childrens Services.
  • Clinical research with an 80-strong team of nurses and doctors
  • Community nursing ans school nursing
  • Recovery and rehabilitation for a variety of conditions including brain injury, stroke and elderly care.
  • Sexual health and family planning services
  • Wellbeing and lifestyle including mental health services, heart health campaigns, and smoking cessation services.
  • End of life and palliative care.

Between April 1 2014 and March 31 2015 we treated 100,662 day cases and inpatients (elective and non-elective), 329,257 outpatients and had 83,303 A & E attendances. The total number of community contacts was 1,228,494.

The Trust houses a state of the art Simulation & Skills Facility that provides training for all grades of staff to improve the safety and quality of the service that we offer our patients.

We run a portfolio of in-house courses that can be accessed by all staff to enhance their professional development needs. The training is supported by the use of modern equipment including part task trainers for such skills as venupuncture and full body manikins for the practice of emergency drills.

Applications are invited for the part time post of a Consultant in Emergency Medicine working across the geographical areas of Blackpool Fylde & Wyre. This newly established post is for a 50% (0.5 WTE) part time consultant though interst in another specialty to make up to full time (1 WTE) is welcomed.

Appointment to this position would help to fulfill a planned increase in numbers to 10 Consultant WTEs. The successful candidate will join 8.5 Consultant Colleagues. The consultant team is supported by 12 ST3+ doctors, 6 GP trainees, 2 ACCS trainees, 5 FY2 trainees, 5 ST1 doctors and 6 FY1 trainees. There are also 3 ANPs and 6 ENPs as well as a multi-professional team based in the purpose built Emergency Department.

The Emergency Department at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is a high performing and forward-looking Department. The Department deals with approximately 86,000 new patients and 5,000 follow up patients per annum and performs well with respect to the 4 hour standard. The adult : paediatric patient split was approximately 71,000 : 15,000. We are currently pursuing a quality agenda based around improving outcomes and reducing mortality in line with the College standards. In addition we are working closely with our host PCT to direct attendees with primary care problems to the adjoining Urgent Care Centre. The Emergency Department uses an electronic patient records system supplied by ALERT ®.

Blackpool Victoria Hospital is an 849 bedded Hospital serving the three surrounding boroughs of Blackpool Fylde & Wyre. It has a population of 330,000 with some seasonal variation as Blackpool and the Fylde Coast attracts up to 16 million visitors a year. There are desirable residential areas throughout the Fylde Coast area and rural Wyre, with excellent schooling facilities within easy reach of the hospital.

Applicants must hold full registration with the GMC.

The role may also accompanied by an attractive relocation package.

No smoking policyDefence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) - BronzeCommitted to disability confident

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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Further details / informal visits contact

Mr Simon Tucker, on 01253 953523
Mr Thomas Rushworth on 01253 956945

If you have problems applying, contact

01253 957015