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Emergency Medicine Consultant

Employer
Swansea Bay University Health Board
Location
Swansea
Salary
£82,356 to £106,920 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
10 Jun 2022

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Sector
Hospital, Emergency medicine
Career Level
Consultant
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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This is a new post (7DCC 3 SPA) to support the development of Emergency Medicine at SBUHB , part of a consultant recruitment plan to enhance the current workforce of 13 wte consultants leading the Emergency Department at Morriston Hospital. Following a major workforce review the Health board is committed to enhancing the senior team further to allow a gold standard, consultant delivered service, supported by robust middle and junior decision maker tiers. Our workforce plan has been developed to provide quality patient care delivered by a team supported to reach their full potential; enhance their skills with dedicated time to develop special interests and with innovative job planning and progression for both sustainable working and a quality work-life balance.

Main duties of the job

You will provide a clinical service, with colleagues, which will include the responsibility for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of illness.

Working with consultant colleagues and the multi-professional team you will have continuing responsibility for the well-being of all patients under your care; allowing for proper delegation to, and training of staff. In partnership with clinical and managerial colleagues you will also have responsibility for the safe, efficient and effective functioning of the services in which you work in line with the values, operational policies and integrated medium term plan (IMTP) of the Health Board. You are encouraged to consider how services can be improved and to report any concerns about safety.

About us

The Emergency Department at Morriston Hospital is the major unit for South West Wales seeing more than 80,000 new patients per year and around 6,000 follow-ups. Due to surrounding minor injury units, there is an emphasis at Morriston on major trauma and serious medical presentations. The unit benefits from the on-site support of all major specialties with ophthalmology, neonatology and obstetrics & gynaecology located on the Singleton hospital site in Swansea and neurosurgery provided at University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff.

The Emergency Department underwent significant changes during 2020 and now supports a Children's Emergency Unit, a dedicated area that includes separate reception, waiting room, 1 triage room, 1 triage / CAMHS assessment room, 4 minors trolleys, 6 majors trolleys including two cubicles and an HDU bay. The resuscitation bay is currently shared, within the main 5 bedded resuscitation area. The adult department currently includes 2 resuscitation areas to allow for infection control separation, 3 walk-in triage and initial assessment rooms, 15 trolley spaces (including 5 cubicles), 7 ambulatory spaces, a dedicated mental health room, plaster room and procedure room. There is a separate ENP run minor injury stream with an area that includes reception, waiting space and 4 clinical rooms. These rooms are also used for our review clinics, by our physiotherapy practitioners and our dedicated occupational therapists.

Job description
Job responsibilities

You will provide a clinical service, with colleagues, which will include the responsibility for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of illness.

Working with consultant colleagues and the multi-professional team you will have continuing responsibility for the well-being of all patients under your care; allowing for proper delegation to, and training of staff. In partnership with clinical and managerial colleagues you will also have responsibility for the safe, efficient and effective functioning of the services in which you work in line with the values, operational policies and integrated medium term plan (IMTP) of the Health Board. You are encouraged to consider how services can be improved and to report any concerns about safety.

You will be required to adhere to the principles of good medical practice as laid down by the General Medical Council.

You will be required to participate in the Health Boards risk management process, clinical governance and any other healthcare governance activities within the department, the Service Group and the Health Board. Adherence to the Caldicott Principles of information governance is mandatory.

You will be required to maintain a license to practice through revalidation, to undergo satisfactory annual appraisal using the all Wales online Medical Appraisal Scheme (MARS) and to formulate a Personal Development Plan, in conjunction with the Clinical lead, to identify training and development needs. You will be expected to participate in sufficient personal and professional development to fulfil Royal College and GMC requirements. You will also be required to undergo a job plan review at least annually and to agree and then meet service outcomes.

You will be expected to make a significant contribution to the service and Directorate planning process through active participation in the clinical Service Group structure.

You will participate in the Emergency Medicine Consultant twelve week rolling rota. There is a mixture of early, middle and late finishes and currently 1:6 weekends with 2-3 consultants being on each weekend. Bank holidays are shared equitably between consultants. All out of hours work attracts enhanced hours equivalents.

You will be supported to develop a specialist interest that enhances the current Emergency Department senior team. We are especially seeking individuals to develop observational emergency medicine, major incident and emergency planning & medical education & teaching.

In exceptional circumstances it may also be necessary to undertake duties at other locations within the Health Board. Travelling as necessary between hospitals will be required to undertake such duties. Travel expenses will be remunerated according to the Health Board Policy and Procedures for claiming.

You will adhere to all policies which cover radiation exposures as currently outlined in IRMER regulations.

The Health Board is committed to meet its obligations to minimize infection. You will be required to comply with current procedures for the control of infection, including dress code, to challenge non-compliance by colleagues, and to attend training in infection control provided by the Health Board.

Person Specification
Qualifications
Essential

  • Registered with the GMC
  • Licensed to practice
  • On Specialist Register with GMC Emergency Medicine Specialist
  • Current ATLS/APLS/ALS certification

Desirable

  • ATLS, ALS or APLS instructor status
  • Teaching qualification/Higher qualification in medical education

Experience
Essential

  • Evidence of an ability to develop effective working relationships, on an individual and multi-disciplinary basis with all levels of staff (Working Together)
  • Evidence of working with management and clinical colleagues to improve a service (Always Improving)
  • Values partnership with other agencies (Working Together)
  • Evidence of teaching and training of post/undergraduate clinical staff

Desirable

  • Experience of research of relevance to emergency medicine

Skills
Essential

  • Effective leadership; ability to take responsibility and demonstrate leadership when appropriate
  • Understands the importance of effective Team Working with all levels of staff, take time to listen, understand and involve people; receptive to appropriate change (Working Together)
  • Understands and can apply the principles of Prudent Healthcare (Caring for each other)
  • Excellent interpersonal skills - ability to communicate effectively (written and verbal) with patients, colleagues, relatives and staff; communicate openly and honestly and explain things clearly (Caring for each other)
  • Demonstrates learning in Improvement science and methodology, ability and drive to use information and experience to improve the service (Always Improving)
  • Understands information systems, data capture and analysis as relevant to the running of a UK emergency department

BMJRef: BMJ-76629/130-MSG9771S

 

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