Specialty Doctor in Emergency Medicine

NHS Dumfries and Galloway
11 Jan 2018
10 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
NHS Dumfries & Galloway
SPECIALTY DOCTOR – Emergency Department
Full time 10 PAs/40hpw
Fixed term contract for one year

Closing date: Thursday 11th January 2018
Interview date: TBC

This is an exciting time to be joining the Emergency Medical team who are based in our new state of the art District General Hospital.

This Specialty Doctor in Emergency Medicine role will be based in Dumfries & Galloway Royal Infirmary, which is the principal Emergency Department in the South-west Scotland providing Emergency services to Dumfries and the surrounding catchment area with a population of approximately 148,000 people. The role involves dealing with the full range of unscheduled emergency care.

Applications are welcomed for the above appointment. This is a full time fixed term for one year appointment of 10 sessions per week. The post is based at Dumfries & Galloway Royal Infirmary.

You will be working as part of a multidisciplinary team of doctors in training, nurse practitioners, and paramedical support and with immediate access to the full support of acute receiving teams in the event of medical or surgical emergencies. In addition the hospital supports a trauma team as well as adult and paediatric cardiac arrest teams. When on duty you will be involved in consultations with the full range of emergency unscheduled care. This will include self-referrals and those referred to the Emergency Department via NHS24. Your hours of work will be 40hrs, 10 PAs per week (full time) or an agreed variation of this subject to a minimum of 16 hours per week minimum, fixed term for one year. 4 hours per week are allocated to Supporting Professional Activity time (SPA).

The salary scale for the post is £38,685 - £72,140 per annum and placement on the scale will be based on your previous equivalent experience. The post will contribute to our out of hours rota therefore, there will be enhancements to the above salary. As well as providing quality patient care you will be offered training and time for supporting professional activities.

We have an excellent active and forward thinking educational department including:
• Leaders in simulation faculty
• We welcome undergraduates from the universities of Glasgow, Edinburgh and Dundee
• Rated best Board in Scotland for training in 2016 GMC survey
• Rated in top ten Boards in UK for Foundation training two tears running
• Active educational programme

We would welcome and encourage candidates who wish to develop their skills in clinical teaching.

It is an exciting time in Dumfries and Galloway as we are relocating to a new District General Hospital in December 2017. The new hospital will ensure NHS Dumfries & Galloway staff are able to continue to provide high quality clinical care to the population of Dumfries & Galloway in a modern environment. Full information on the DGRI Redevelopment Project can be found on the NHS Dumfries & Galloway website –

Please click on the link below to experience a walk-through of our new state of the art hospital.

Dumfries and Galloway is a picturesque rural area in southwest Scotland with excellent transport links with easy access to Edinburgh, Glasgow and Northern England. The region offers excellent schools and quality, affordable housing.

Informal enquiries would be welcomed by Dr David Pedley, Consultant in Emergency Medicine and Clinical Lead Emergency Care: telephone - or email: or Dr Peter Armstrong, Consultant in Emergency Medicine & Foundation Programme Director (W19): telephone - or email:

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