Consultant in paediatric emergency medicine

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust - More jobs by this advertiser

Applicants are invited to apply for consultants in paediatric emergency medicine (substantive & locum).  The substantive post is permanent and the locum post is fixed term.

We are looking for enthusiastic Paediatric EM Consultants from either Paediatric /Adult background to join our expanding team & support further the development of a newly developed Children’s Emergency Department. The department provides a centre for Paediatric Emergency care and is the level 1 paediatric major trauma centre for the South Coast. It is the acute front door of Southampton Children’s Hospital and is supported by both general paediatric & sub-speciality teams.


The Children’s ED receives approximately 30,000 patients per year and receives both GP & self referrals from the local city of Southampton as well as being the paediatric major trauma centre with a 24/7 helipad. We currently have 5.5WTE PEM Consultants from both  paediatric & adult background and work closely with our General Paediatric & ED colleagues who provide shifts within the department.

 In Sept 2019 we opened our new Children’s ED which provides 11 acute assessment beds, 8 short stay beds & paediatric X-ray. In the next 6 months we will be opening the final phase of the build which includes a new resuscitation room, paediatric procedural sedation room and children’s waiting room.

The department provides PEM grid training to both ED & Paediatric trainees and also delivers training to GP & Paediatric trainees. It is developing a nurse practitioner training programme and participates actively in education & research.


  • Oversee & deliver acute care to ill and injured children & young people who attend the Children’s ED
  • Deliver Consultant ward round to the Short Stay Unit admissions and be responsible for GP referrals working closely with the General Paediatric team
  • Team lead both medical & major trauma resuscitations
  • Educational and clinical supervision of trainees


  • Consultant or trainee within 6 months of CCT who is trained in Paediatric Emergency Medicine (adult /paediatric background) or General paediatrician with equivalent training.
  • Experience in working in Paediatric emergency department & short stay unit.
  • Highly motivated and able to deliver service improvement
  • Good communication skills and ability to work within an MDT

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. 

 Job Reference: MT0312 - This vacancy closes on or before:  29th July 2020


As one of the largest acute teaching Trust’s in England, we can offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. We believe you deserve the best possible surroundings in which to do your job and we want to support you in doing your job to the best of your ability.                      

As a Trust, we support flexible working and will consider requests taking into account the needs of the service. You’ll have an opportunity to discuss this at interview. Our LiveWell and inspire programme offers opportunities, support and advice, including smoking cessation services, exercise and activity classes, and support for mental health.

UHS employees are able to access a huge range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata) on appointment, can access on-site nursery facilities ...

Please be advised that this vacancy may close earlier than stated if large numbers of applications are received.

Due to the volume of applications we receive, we are unable to acknowledge receipt of your application. If you have not heard from us within four weeks of the closing date of this post, please presume that you have not been selected for interview.

Applicants from University Hospitals Southampton NHS Foundation Trust whose posts are considered to be ‘At Risk’ will be given prior consideration for this post

Our Trust runs the return to practice course each year for nurses who have been out of the profession and wish to return.  To find out more please visit our website:   Information on Southampton as a place to live and enjoy   See what fantastic training and development we have on offer at UHS   learn about the Trust through visiting our YouTube channel 

Getting to Work

Application can be made for parking on site at UHS or through one of the park and ride schemes.  This will be based on specific criteria to determine eligibility for site parking as this can be very limited.  UHS encourages staff to utilise other green methods of getting to work such as cycling or walking where possible.   UHS is well connected through bus services to the city centre and other areas.

Please note that we will not accept any applications or queries via agencies, under any circumstances.

Our staff are positive about working at UHS and rate us above average compared to other NHS Trusts in the  Staff Attitude Survey. We are rated strongly on a number of areas including teamwork, communication and engagement.

Equality remains at the centre of all Trust policy making, service delivery and employment practice with all employees being given equality of opportunity to develop, apply for promotion and have working arrangements that enable them to achieve a manageable work-life balance.

The Trust actively promotes a work environment free from harassment and discrimination and provides training for managers and staff to ensure this happens. The Trust also closely monitors recruitment activity, training and development and employment practices to ensure equality of practice with regard to race, colour, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, gender, sexual orientation, disability, marital status and age.

As a service provider the Trust ensures equality of access and delivery of our services through the provision of interpreter services, facilities for the disabled and sensitivity for patients ethnic and religious differences and needs.

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University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust

Southampton, Hampshire (United Kingdom)

Phone: +44 123456789

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2 August 2020
Location: United Kingdom Hampshire $1
Salary: £79,860 - £107,668 GBP per year
Work type:
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Medical Practitioner
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