University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire is located in the West Midlands and is home to one of the largest teaching hospitals in England. Our mission to Care, Achieve and Innovate is demonstrated in our reputation for innovation, teaching and research and high quality patient care. University Hospital in Coventry is one of the most modern healthcare facilities in Western Europe with £200 million of new medical and research equipment and a hospital that is at the forefront of digital imaging and technology.
We provide general acute hospital services to approximately 500,000 people from Coventry and Rugby and specialist hospital services to over one million people from Coventry, Warwickshire and beyond. The Trust has a revenue budget of approximately £473 million, we employ 5,639 staff, manage 1,380 beds and 32 operating theatres.
The Trust is made up of the following hospitals:
University Hospital Coventry
Hospital of St Cross – Rugby
University Hospitals of Coventry and Warwickshire is looking to appoint Consultants in Emergency Medicine to join our close knit but diverse team. We deliver a 24/7 resident on-call, consultant-led service, providing excellent supervision and training and a very high level of care for our patients in this busy, tertiary referral teaching hospital.
The Trust is one of the highest performing Major Trauma Centres in the UK on the basis of survival figures, and one of the busiest in terms of case numbers. Being resident on-call provides exceptional trauma care for patients while maintaining a sustainable work-life balance and flexible rota.
The purpose built Emergency Department opened in 2006 as part of a £500 million PFI new hospital build and currently sees in excess of 160,000 patients per year, with a full case mix. The ED enjoys excellent relationships with operational and specialty colleagues, and a culture of collaboration, openness, and honesty. There is robust multi-disciplinary support from all specialties. The Executive Team have made a clear commitment to further develop the ED footprint, increasing resus, triage and majors capacity and developing a community hub in preparation for increasing demand on services over the next few years. In addition we have a commitment to significantly expand our medical workforce to meet our rising demand.
We would be delighted to receive applications from both new consultants and from more established clinicians looking for a new challenge.
The department supports joint roles with intensive care, pre-hospital emergency medicine, paediatric emergency medicine, sports and exercise medicine and acute medicine, with several of the current consultants working in these areas as part of their job plans. Applicants seeking similar job plans are encouraged. We have been developing our research portfolio and employ two Emergency Department Research Nurses and we are active in both local and multi-centre studies including CRASH3 and HALT-IT.
We aspire to the highest standards in Emergency Medicine, and consistently produce excellent training feedback. We are proud of our attending model of shop floor consultant leadership, are committed to developing our educational and research output, and have established numerous courses including ultrasound, surgical skills, critical appraisal, Trauma Team leadership and pre-hospital care.
Recruiting to Values
To ensure that we provide world-class patient care, UHCW recruits people that can demonstrate the Trust’s Values and Behaviours in their everyday life. Therefore, if you are invited to interview, you will be undertaking a Values Based Interview/Assessment, which explores not only what you do but how and why you do it.
Before applying, we encourage you to review the Trust’s Values and Behaviours Framework and Values Based Recruitment Factsheet which can be accessed on the right side of this page under the job description.
The Supporting Information Section in your application should therefore reflect your understanding of the Trust’s Values and associated Behaviours. You will be expected to provide us with examples from work experience and/or personal life which demonstrate these values through your behaviour.
All correspondence will be sent by email; please check your account regularly including your Junk/SPAM folders
If you are invited to attend interview you will be asked to set up an account with the Trac recruitment system in order to confirm your interview time
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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To arrange an informal visit to the department, contact Dr Ed Hartley, Clinical Lead for the Emergency Department, or any of the consultants via Belinda Harrison on (024)76 966247