SPR Doctor for Emergency Medicine - Portsmouth

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Job Summary:

Specialty Doctors are on site 24 hours a day 7 days a week, with consultants on call at all times.

Due to the nature of the speciality you need to possess not only excellent clinical skills but also managerial and teaching skills. The role includes seeing patients, supporting and teaching both junior medical and nursing staff and ensuring the smooth running of the department by allocating your resources appropriately.

There is an expectation for an ongoing commitment to the medical education of the junior staff not only on the shop floor but also in a more formal “class room” setting. This will also include senior doctors through departmental teaching and external courses.

This post is an excellent opportunity for those wishing to pursue a career in emergency medicine as well as those who would like to consolidate their skills and knowledge before embarking on a career in other specialties. Whether you are taking postgrad examinations or looking at CESR pathways, you will be supported and encouraged to attend courses relevant to your chosen career path.

Emergency Department:

Emergency Medicine is at the heart of the hospital’s emergency care pathway and has recently been award £58 million from the Department of Health to develop and innovate the delivery of Unscheduled Care across the Trust. The department is led by a highly motivated group of Consultants who provide high quality care, support junior doctors as well as driving change.  They are present on the shop floor for 16 hours a day. In addition there is an excellent co-located Paediatric Emergency Department that has also has Consultant delivered care until midnight. 

In the past year the department has been recognised nationally for the innovative QI approach to patient care. This includes

  • Being part of the team that won the HSJ award for Consultancy partnership of the year, for the quality improvement work within the department.
  • Shortlisted in the BMJ awards in the Anaesthetic and perioperative team of the year for the QI work to improve pain relief for patient presenting with neck of femur fractures.

    The department has a strong education ethos with many of our trainees returning as Consultant colleagues.  The opportunities include:

  • Clinical Educators –These Consultants are in addition to the Consultants providing shop floor care and the sole purpose is to provide training and learning for junior doctors. They complete SLE’s as well as support trainees requiring competency sign off in specialists areas , e.g. sedation or ultrasound. Our varied consultant body have a range of different expertise. Ranging from reginal simulation leads, regional trauma network directors, Foundation Programme directors and more. This diversity of portfolio is perfectly suited to developing candidates who have a variety of different aspirations.
  • 2 hours of protected teaching a week
  • Regular simulation sessions, including virtual reality
  • Daily 12 o’clock teaching vignettes

Whilst this is not a formal training post, the successful candidate would have the opportunity to access the same departmental training opportunities as those on a postgraduate training programme.


Job: Emergency Medicine

Although this post is not approved for postgraduate training the duties are the same as the existing specialty training posts.  The successful candidate will be assigned a Consultant educational supervisor and will be encouraged to maintain an educational portfolio with appropriate assessments to their level of experience and participate in annual appraisal.

Job holders are required to act in such a way that at all times the health and well being of children and vulnerable adults is safeguarded. Familiarisation with and adherence to the Safeguarding Policies of the Trust is an essential requirement for all employees.

The successful candidate duties will include:

  1. Delivery of shop floor care to patients arriving in the Emergency Department.
  2. Participate in a 24/7 rota including weekend work and night shifts.
  3. Provide support and teaching for F2s and ST1-3 doctors working in the Emergency Department including carrying out and supervising bedside procedures.
  4. Ensure discharge summaries are completed in a timely manner and communicate with GPs and other clinical colleagues as required.
  5. Maintain continued professional development.
  6. Attend educational and multidisciplinary sessions.
  7. Completion of essential/mandatory training
  8. Comply with all local policies including, dress code, annual and study leave.


Person Specification






Full GMC registration with a licence to practice

Primary medical qualification recognised by the GMC

PLAB (if applicable)

IELTS (overall 7.5 score) or OET


ALS, APLS, ATLS or equivalent


Clinical Experience


Evidence of completion of 2 year training programme

Demonstrable skills and experience in Emergency Medicine


Experience of working within the NHS


Clinical Skills


Demonstrate evidence of being able to

  • manage/prioritise time
  • manage information effectively
  • prioritise clinical need


Ability to maximise safety and minimise risk.

Monitor developing situations and anticipate issues.

Ability take clear and concise case histories and conduct a good clinical examination

Ability to initiate treatment of common medical conditions

Ability to cannulate and catheterise patients.

Experience of working with in the NHS



Able to demonstrate appropriate level of clinical knowledge

Evidence of annual appraisal/ARCP

Knowledge and use of evidence based practice

IT skills.

Effective, confident presentation ability

Practical experience of working in various medical and surgical specialities.

Good understanding of working with patients with multiple medical co-morbidities.


Desirable to have previous experience of working with common NHS IT systems like PACS.




Resilience and ability to function effectively under pressure

Able to adapt to working with the whole team.

Evidence of participation in audit/QI project

Good written and spoken English adequate to enable effective communication

Logical thinking, problem solving and decision making

Applicants must meet professional health requirements (in line with GMC standards/Good Medical Practice)



Prizes and honours



Working Together For Patients with Compassion as One Team Always Improving

Strategic approach (clarity on objectives, clear on expectations)


Relationship building (communicate effectively, be open and willing to help, courtesy, nurtures partnerships)


Personal credibility (visibility, approachable, back bone, courage, resilience, confidence, role model, challenge bad behaviour, manage poor performance, act with honesty and integrity)


Passion to succeed (patient centred, positive attitude, take action, take pride, take responsibility, aspire for excellence)


Harness performance through teams (champion positive change, develop staff, create a culture without fear of retribution, actively listen and value contribution, feedback and empower staff , respect diversity)

Bank Partners is an employment agency/employment business (as defined by the Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations 2003) and is acting on behalf of its client in relation to this vacancy.

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