Consultant in Emergency Medicine
Employer Location London Salary £93,666 to £126,281 Per Annum Closing date 20 Nov 2023
Sector , Career Level Contract Type Hours You need to or to save a job. CONSULTANTS IN EMERGENCY MEDICINE
WHIPPS CROSS UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL
FULL TIME - (10 PROGRAMMED ACTIVITIES)
FULL TIME - 10 PROGRAMMED ACTIVITIES 7.5 DCC / 2.5 SPA
The DCC/SPA Activity as per the New RCEM guidance
Job Reference No: 259-MED0588WXH
Whipps Cross Hospital is looking to recruit enthusiastic Emergency Medicine Consultants
Why choose Whipps Cross? We can offer the best of both worlds with a combination of working in a District General Hospital serving a diverse local population as well as being part of Barts Health one of the largest Trusts in the country, with the Royal London and its major trauma centre and Air Ambulance service. There are exciting times ahead, the hospital is currently developing the case for Whipps Cross to be completely redeveloped and build a health and wellbeing campus.
These posts will provide a sustainable work life balance for those who love Emergency Medicine and our newly funded posts.
There are opportunities for a tailor-made job plan to develop a special interest. We are endorsing the RCEM workforce planning guidance 2018 to work towards a sustainable work life balance for our ED consultants.
Main duties of the job
DIRECT CLINICAL CARE
When on clinical shifts the appointee: Will be responsible for the diagnosis and initial treatment and resuscitation of all emergencies. Will make arrangements for patients to be referred to the next most appropriate agency or to be discharged home within 4 hours. Will be expected to participate actively in direct clinical management as well as overseeing care provided by junior medical and non-medical staff. Should monitor the workload and stresses within the department moving staff accordingly and ensuring that breaks are taken. They will work closely with the senior nurse to provide clinical leadership for the department, ensuring that all areas are functioning optimally and providing the highest standard of care for all patients attending the Emergency Department. Will also be responsible for patients admitted to the Clinical Decision Units under the auspices of the Emergency Department. During clinical shifts, ward rounds will be undertaken to ensure that these patients are either discharged or referred to a speciality team for onward care if admission is likely to exceed 12 hours. Will have clinical responsibility for the patients in the above named areas under the care of Emergency Medicine and should ensure that a clear handover is provided to colleagues taking over from them at the end of their shift. Will participate when required in clinical administration such as answering complaints, checking results and recalling patients if needed.
Barts Health is one of the largest NHS trusts in the country, and one of Britain's leading healthcare providers.
The Barts Health group of NHS hospitals is entering an exciting new era on our improvement journey to becoming an outstanding organisation with a world-class clinical reputation. Having lifted ourselves out of special measures, we now have the impetus and breathing space to chart a fresh course in which we are continually striving to improve all our services for patients.
Our vision is to be a high-performing group of NHS hospitals, renowned for excellence and innovation, and providing safe and compassionate care to our patients in east London and beyond. That means being a provider of excellent patient safety, known for delivering consistently high standards of harm-free care and always caring for patients in the right place at the right time. It also means being an outstanding place to work, in which our WeCare values and behaviours are visible to all and guide us in how we work together.
We strive to live by our WeCare values and are committed to promoting inclusion, where every staff member has a sense of belonging. We value our differences and fully advocate, cultivate and support an inclusive working environment where staff treat one another with dignity and respect. We aim to create an equitable working environment where every individual can fulfil their potential.
The post holder, shared with other consultants, will be expected to: Attend the weekly senior team meetings, the monthly Clinical Governance meetings and other relevant Emergency Department meetings. Contribute to the recruitment and selection of all clinical staff. Contribute to the wider management aspects of the department, which include the future and annual planning process, improving performance against local and national targets and taking on responsibility for an aspect of the service. Foster multidisciplinary team working. Develop good working relationships with specialist teams, support services and Primary Care colleagues to ensure that patients are encouraged to access care from the most appropriate agency to meet their needs. Be involved in the establishment of care pathways for a range of conditions, which may involve specialist teams. Be involved in the updating of Standard Operational Policies and departmental clinical policies Be involved in service development and Quality Improvement work, supported by the Clinical Lead and resources on site eg Service Transformation Team
Essential Full GMC Registration MB ChB or equivalent
Desirable MRCP or equivalent additional higher qualification Experience as a locum Consultant experience or acting up MD MSc
Essential Entry on the Specialist Register in Emergency Medicine, or that at time of interview the applicant can produce evidence that he/she is within six months of CCT date and is expected to achieve CCT ALS, ATLS, APLS provider
Desirable Instructor status in Advanced Life Support Courses, MIMMS provider
Essential Appropriate for level of experience with evidence of continual professional development, quality improvement and annual appraisals Able to apply knowledge and experience to practice High standard of documentation Able to manage patients with on-going medical and surgical critical care needs in the resuscitation room
Desirable Experience in Acute Medicine and/or other acute speciality.
Leadership & Management Skills
Essential To demonstrate leadership skills and behaviours. Ability to prioritise tasks. To lead and motivate junior staff.
Desirable Management/Leadership development course or qualification Led on a service development. Evidence of being an effective leader with impact
Audit & Quality Improvement
Essential Evidence of completing the audit cycle or completing a quality improvement project.
Desirable Quality improvement training
Governance & Risk Management
Essential Understanding of risk as it relates to Emergency medicine, with evidence of risk management Reporting incidents - understanding how and when and can demonstrate examples of shared learning. Quality assurance Evidence of participation in Clinical Governance activities Evidence of learning from an incident or event Understanding own role within safeguarding
Desirable Lead investigator of a serious incident investigation Attendance at departmental and Trust Governance meetings.
Essential Experience of undergraduate and Postgraduate teaching. Enthusiastic teacher
Desirable Organising a training Programme. Written a curriculum and developed a training programme. Qualification in teaching Evidence of appropriate development towards clinical supervision
Research & Publications
Essential Understands importance of research and evidence-based medicine.
Desirable Paper presented at Academic meetings.
Personal (Transferable Skills)
Essential Team working. Shows decision making and judgement. Demonstrates adaptability. Enthusiasm for obtaining good results. Committed to learning. Punctual. Communicates sensitively with patients and their families and colleagues. Works under pressure. Evidence of effective delegation.
Desirable Demonstrates breadth of thinking. Demonstrates initiative. Demonstrates resilience. Positive role model.
Barts Health NHS Trust
Whipps Cross University Hospital
Whipps Cross Road
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