Clinical duties will include all those duties normally expected of a Specialty Doctor in a similar sized Emergency Department in the United Kingdom. The majority of the appointee’s time will be spent on clinical duties. However, an integral part of the post will be spent on Trauma related activities.
The detail of clinical duties will include:
- Provision of primary medical care to patients suffering recent injuries and acute medical and surgical conditions of sudden onset. Occurring in circumstances where it is not practical to seek the assistance of their General Practitioner.
- Provision of primary care to patients taken ill whilst in transit through the area.
- On site treatment of accident victims and those suffering from acute illness when requested by Medical Practitioners or rescue organisations.
- Treatment of patients referred to the department by General Practitioners excluding those normally referred directly by Practitioners to the medical/surgical or other specialist departments.
- Assessment and treatment of patients admitted to the Clinical Decision Unit.
- Preparation of such correspondence reports and other documents as may be necessary during the performance of the above duties.
- Provision of advice to members of the general public who contact the department by telephone or in person.
- Management of waiting times in the Department to maintain 95% compliance with the 4 hour target.
- Teaching undergraduates, nursing staff, ambulance personnel and colleagues.
- Liaison with social service departments, ambulance, police, education and other departments of the local authority and health services when required for the treatment of patients.
- Other duties may be allocated by the Consultants to ensure the proper care of patients.