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Clinical Fellow in Emergency Medicine

University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust
£50,017 per annum
Closing date
3 Feb 2022

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Hospital, Emergency medicine
Career Level
Contract Type
Fixed Contract
Full Time
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Grade: StR Higher equivalent

Contract: 6 -12 months, fixed term contract

Please apply via NHS Jobs.

Applications are invited for Clinical Fellow posts in Emergency Medicine (ST3 and above / middle grade level) working at University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust (Medical School & Major Trauma Centre). The post is available now for a period of 6 - 12 months, however, there is scope to extend this beyond the initial fixed term.

Derriford Hospital's Emergency Department is the largest ED in the South-West. We see approximately 100 000 patients a year, from both rural and urban environments, with a broad case mix. We practice a modern emergency medicine model incorporating both observational medicine and ambulatory care. We have been designated as the major trauma centre in the region. Our department also benefits from close links with the military, and the British Antarctic Survey Medical Unit. We have a strong academic department undertaking our own research and portfolio studies. We are a teaching hospital with significant input into undergraduate medical, nursing and paramedic education, along with postgraduate training at all levels. We benefit from excellent access to tertiary services and have good relationships with key departments to support our work.

We pride ourselves on being a friendly, supportive department. We receive excellent feedback from trainees and students. We want to continue to build this reputation, along with our reputation for providing high quality clinical care at the cutting edge of our speciality.

This job is an opportunity work in a major hospital, in a well-run and supervised emergency department, whilst making a lifestyle choice. Plymouth is a large University City set on coast, at the border of Devon and Cornwall, with an active cultural scene. Leisure opportunities are broad. Schooling is excellent, with high quality primary and secondary schools (including grammar). Road and rail links mean we aren't as far away from the rest of the UK as you would think .... just far enough!

You will be expected to work on the middle grade tier in the department and provide the relevant expertise and experience necessary to ensure the efficient primary management of emergency cases. You will be required to work with the other team members in the management of the department workload. You will also be expected to provide supervision to the junior members of the team. This means you will have at least 3 years' experience following on from the Foundation Years, at least one year of which will be in Emergency Medicine.

You will be expected to undertake full clinical duties including the immediate care of critically ill patients attending the Emergency Department, as well as patients presenting with both major and minor illness and injuries. The care will include initial resuscitation where appropriate, diagnosis, management and the treatment, referral, and discharge under the guidance of the Consultant.

We are offering an exciting opportunity to enhance your personal portfolio. We are offering time within your contract for experience in education, sepsis champion, completing a QIP, ultrasound, major trauma, research, leadership, toxicology, simulation, ambulatory medicine, major incident management and others depending on personal career needs/interest/development of training) These are new and very novel posts, working to an annualised system of rostering which supports juniors and allows sustainability and job satisfaction. The post is a split post comprising 75% clinical work and 25% to work on non-clinical projects. Details of the area of interest to develop and time allocated to this activity will be discussed at interview.

For further information and an informal discussion, please contact:

• Dr Nanette Bothma, ED Associate Specialist via

• Dr Anne Hicks, Consultant in ED and ED Medical Recruitment Lead via

Or call on 01752 437634 / 01752 437629

Undergraduate Medical Education

Plymouth University Peninsula School of Medicine and Dentistry (PUPSMD) has been praised by the GMC for its innovative approach to undergraduate medical education. The curriculum is based around problem-based learning and has been highly ranked by our graduates in how they felt prepared for postgraduate medicine. Your role will include important opportunities to engage with undergraduate education, in both the hospital environment and the school itself, to continue this vital job of producing tomorrow's doctors and allied health care professionals.

BMJ Ref: BMJ-59812/216-10257-SFEM

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