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  • Advert number: 324890-0
  • Posted Date: 26/02/13

Five posts
North Cumbria University Hospitals is in the final stages of an acquisition process by Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust. This process is expected to be complete by October 2013.
 Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is rated in the top 10% of NHS Trusts in the UK for the fifth consecutive year and was recently declared the fourth best performing organisation for Cancer Patient Experience in England. It is an innovative, progressive and successful Trust, providing a range of Acute and Community Health Care Services. The proposed acquisition of North Cumbria University Hospitals will make the new organisation one of the largest and most geographically spread in the country, with five major Acute Hospitals spanning coast to coast, from Northumberland to West Cumbria. In addition, there are a number of smaller Community Hospitals. A brand new state-of-the-art Emergency Care Hospital is currently under construction.
 Emergency Medicine Consultants (Five posts) - Applications are invited for five Consultant posts in Emergency Medicine, four of which will be based at the Cumberland Infirmary Carlisle (one must have a specific interest in Paediatric Emergency Medicine), and one based at West Cumberland Hospital Whitehaven.
 Cumberland Infirmary, Carlisle (Four posts) - As part of an Emergency Flow Project, expanding and reorganising delivery of Unscheduled Care in North Cumbria, we are delighted to offer four Consultant posts in Emergency Medicine, based at the Cumberland Infirmary, Carlisle.
 You will be joining a small, very friendly, cohesive team in this busy District General Hospital which has recently been awarded Trauma Unit status.
 The Cumberland Infirmary, Emergency Department fulfils an important role for the local population both in Cumbria, the Borders Regions and Southern Scotland. Its proximity to the mountains of the Lake District and major trunk roads and motorways, ensures a regular influx of Trauma patients. The Department also accepts patients from various Helicopter Emergency Medical Schemes and has its own landing pad. The Cumberland Infirmary has all major Surgical Specialties on-site and the Department has excellent links with Tertiary Centres in Newcastle with regard to Major Trauma, Neurosurgery and Cardiothoracic Services.
 We are particularly interested in applicants with subspecialty qualifications in Paediatric Emergency Medicine. Applicants may also have special interest in areas such as: use of Ultrasound in Emergency Medicine; developing interface with Acute Medicine; and IT in the Emergency Department.
 Informal enquiries can be made by contacting: Dr Ruth Read, Consultant in Accident and Emergency, telephone: 01228 814401, email:
 West Cumberland Hospital, Whitehaven (One post) - As part of an Emergency Flow Project, expanding and reorganising delivery of Unscheduled Care in North Cumbria, we are delighted to offer one Consultant post in Emergency Medicine, based at the West Cumberland Hospital, Whitehaven.
 West Cumberland Hospital, Whitehaven, located on the West coast of Cumbria, provides exciting challenges and opportunities for the delivery of modern Emergency Care and a unique opportunity to work in a semi-rural Emergency Department which has a special interest in Mountain Rescue Medicine.
 The new appointee will be part of a modern, thinking team, and be responsible for developing an integrated system for managing emergencies in this area. This will include a new Hospital-build, with a fit for purpose Emergency Floor. It is planned that Emergency Medicine, the Acute Receiving Area, Coronary Care, Intensive Care and General Practice Out Of Hours will all be co-located in this Emergency floor and work closely together.
 The Emergency Department at West Cumberland Hospital provides Assessment and Treatment 24 hours a day. Our annual attendance figure is 30,000 new patients. Some senior staff have a pre-hospital interest in Mountain Medicine, being involved with the local Mountain Rescue Team and also work in BASICS.
 Informal enquiries can be made by contacting: Mr Charles Brett, Consultant in Emergency Medicine, email: or telephone: 01946 523265.
 Please Note: Any applicant who is unable, for personal reasons, to work full time, will be eligible to be considered for this post on a part time basis. Both job descriptions are accessed via the job description and additional vacancy specific document links. Please indicate in the Additional Information field which post you are applying for.
 Please apply using the following link: