Emergency Medicine/A&E Consultant, South Scotland

Job Ref: HQ02WHQA
Occupation: Doctors
Specialty: Accident and Emergency
Job Type: Temporary
Date Added: 25 May 2023
  • Melrose, Scottish Borders, UK TD6 9BS Melrose Scottish Borders GBR TD6 9BS
  • Scott Hilton
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LocationBorders General Hospital/NHS Borders
RoleEmergency Medicine/A&E Consultant
Job plan/RotaGenerally Mon-Fri 9am-5pm / May be some evening & weekend shifts - no on-call
Job LengthJune for 3 months+
Rates£90 to £120 PAYE


  • First sight of shifts across multiple NHS trusts
  • Competitive pay rates
  • A dedicated placement officer
  • Free CPD courses and career support with Medacs Academy
  • Hundreds of new shifts available every day
  • Long term jobs and short shifts available
  • Lucrative referral scheme
  • Revalidation support
  • 24/7/365 service, we're available when you need us

Are you a registered doctor who can keep a cool head in even the most pressured of circumstances? Medacs Healthcare is looking for talented medical professionals who are comfortable in taking control of emergency situations to work as an A&E Doctor at the prestigious Borders General Hospital/NHS Borders

Working flexible shifts at Borders General Hospital/NHS Borders, you will be based in an Accident and Emergency department, at the forefront of the action and working in a busy and demanding environment. In the role of A&E Doctor you will deal with members of the public who have been brought to hospital with traumatic injuries, acute illnesses or life-threatening conditions which need to be assessed and treated with urgency.

The very best A&E Doctors will be excellent at communicating and building rapport with an array of personalities and will be skilled in helping patients who are upset, traumatised, nervous, or distressed to remain calm and hopeful whilst in your care. You will rely on your superior communication skills to engage with and reassure patients that they are in great hands.

General key skills

In addition to your qualifications, as an A&E Doctor, you will have:

  • Good all-round medical knowledge
  • Assertiveness and decisiveness
  • Quick thinking
  • Composed, particularly when under pressure
  • The ability to keep others calm in challenging circumstances
  • Good communication and listening skills
  • The ability to work efficiently, effectively and as part of a team
  • The ability to work within tight time constraints
  • Good at prioritising differing patient needs
  • Confident in giving instructions to others
  • Empathy and a great bedside manner
  • Resilience, stamina, and the ability to work long shifts
  • Excellent analytic skills
  • Good administrative ability
  • Great organisation skills
  • Confidence to administer emergency and life-saving treatment
  • A genuine passion for caring for others and changing lives

Main Duties/Responsibilities

As an Accident & Emergency Doctor with Borders General Hospital/NHS Borders you will:

  • Examine and assess patients as they enter A&E
  • Be able to make diagnoses confidently and accurately from a wide range of symptoms
  • Prescribe appropriate courses of action for a wide range of conditions, diseases and injuries that require urgent medical attention
  • Be an effective communicator to clearly correspond with other colleagues including medical, admin or other support staff
  • Provide medical and emotional support to patients and those accompanying them to A&E
  • Administer a wide scope of emergency procedures including pain relief, resuscitation, defibrillation, tracheostomy, blood tests, drug overdose treatments, and many more
  • Arrange referrals to other departments or specialists as required
  • Make decisions that maximise patient survival rates and aid recovery
  • Take ownership of the cases in your care, but also know when to seek second opinions from other doctors/specialists
  • Report patients you consider to be at risk to the appropriate authorities
  • Promote health and well being best practices
  • Act as a professional representative of your hospital
  • Remain up to date with the latest medical guidelines



  • Be a registered Doctor.
  • MBChB (Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery) or equivalent.
  • Valid GMC License to Practice
  • 6 months recent NHS experience within the last 3 years.
  • Valid Right to work in the UK.

As an A&E Doctor your work with patients is normally short-term and whist you may not get to know your patients well, your ability to help people in their time of need means that they will often remember you and your support for a very long time. Apply today if you are ready to be in a key role that changes lives daily.

22/06/2023 15:18:57
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