Consultant in Emergency Medicine
The Emergency Department, based at the QMC campus, is one of the busiest in Europe with 195,000 new attendances annually. A co-located Children’s ED sees 44,000 children and young people.
The department currently has 29 consultants, 18 middle grade doctors, 16 CESRs and 29 advanced clinical practitioners. We are one of the first ED to offer clinical progression to ACPs with the appointment to Band 8Bs this year. We run a very successful CESR programme. An innovative Chief Registrar role has recently been implemented and is proving very successful. The multi-professional workforce will be undergoing significant expansion over the next 1-2 years.
The Department caters for trainees covering a range of rotations including Foundation Year 2, GPVTS, Paediatric and ACCS. We offer paediatric emergency training for both paediatric trainees (PEM grid post) and ED trainees (OOPT). We employ Physicians Associates and have a dedicated ED pharmacist team.
You will join a friendly and dedicated team of 29 Consultants, 4 of which are exclusively paediatrics, working on a flexible annualised rostering system. You will be forward thinking and willing to work in a team as a role model and clinical leader alongside our multi-disciplinary workforce. Your experience, skills and knowledge will be used to think creatively, support others to develop to the best they can be and to be part of the vision to be a world-class centre of excellence.
We work closely with all our speciality teams to facilitate early access to appropriate care pathways.
We empower people to be innovative and creative in their work and make positive choices that support healthier lifestyles
We celebrate and recognise our staff and aspire to be known for clinical excellence and outstanding patient care
We value everyone’s contribution, take pride in our inclusivity and diversity, make best use of the resources entrusted to us and always make time for people
We encourage all our teams to be the best they can be through continuous learning, education, research and feedback
We pull together as one team and aspire to be a valued partner in the wider health and social care system
We’re open, fair and honest in all we do and have the courage to speak up
The successful candidate will be expected to be responsible for adult and paediatric emergency patients attending NUH ED under his/her care. Consultant lead CDU support is provided daily on the LJCDU and this is rostered Monday-Friday as a separate session, combined with an afternoon supervision session.
The shop-floor roster currently encompasses five different roles:
- Consultant in charge of the entire department – largely based in ED Majors Unit
- Resus Room consultant
- Urgent Treatment Unit consultant
- Ward-round and Supervision consultant
- Paediatric ED consultant
The continuing responsibility for the care of patients, as well as the proper functioning of the department, is the overarching responsibility of the consultant. These duties are subject to review from time to time in the light of the changing requirements of the service. If alterations to the described duties are required these will be mutually agreed between the appointee, his/her Consultant colleagues and the Trust.