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Foundation Year 2 Trust Doctor in Emergency Medicine

Employer
King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Orpington
Salary
£36,174 a year per annum, inc London Weighting (plus rota determined allowances)
Closing date
25 May 2022

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We are looking a doctor with at least 1 year's postgraduate experience to work and train as Trust Grade doctors (F2 level) in Emergency Medicine from 3rd August 2022.

The post will be based at the ED of the Princess Royal University Hospital which is a designated Trauma Unit and Hyper-acute Stroke Centre (BR6 8ND).

Main duties of the job

The primary duties of the post are to see new patients within the Emergency Department, with ready access to supervision from more senior staff and dedicated teaching opportunities.

About us

King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is one of the UK's largest and busiest teaching Trusts with a turnover of c£1 billion, 1.5 million patient contacts a year and more than 15,000 staff based across South East London. The Trust provides a full range of local and specialist services across its five sites. The trust-wide strategy of Strong Roots, Global Reach is our Vision to be BOLD, Brilliant people, Outstanding care, Leaders in Research, Innovation and Education, Diversity, Equality and Inclusion at the heart of everything we do. By being person-centred, digitally-enabled, and focused on sustainability, we aim to take Team King's to another level.

We are at a pivotal point in our history and we require individuals who are ready to join a highly professional team and make a real, lasting difference to our patients and our people.

King's is committed to delivering Sustainable Healthcare for All via our Green Plan. In line with national Greener NHS ambitions, we have set net zero carbon targets of 2040 for our NHS Carbon Footprint and 2045 for our NHS Carbon Footprint Plus. Everyone's contribution is required in order to meet the goals set out in our Green Plan and we encourage all staff to work responsibly, minimising their contributions to the Trust's carbon emissions, waste and pollution wherever possible.

Job description
Job responsibilities

The primary duties of the post are to see new patients within the Emergency Department, with ready access to supervision from more senior staff.

Teaching and Audit
  • There is a regular ED training programme facilitating each doctor to acquire the knowledge and skills required in emergency medicine. This includes lecture-room teaching, clinical supervision, attendance at relevant clinics and courses, and full immersion simulation sessions. Special focus is given towards the passing of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine examinations.
  • Involvement in a clinical audit project will be expected
  • Study leave can usually be arranged, provided sufficient notice is given, for educational activities relevant to emergency medicine. Relevant study-leave includes life-support courses, other emergency medicine courses, and preparation for exams.
  • Funding is available for educational activities such as the courses outlined above.

Continuing Professional Development
  • There will be regular appraisals and mentoring with an engaged and motivated Emergency Medicine Consultant.
  • The post holder will be expected to give time and attention to acquiring the knowledge and skills necessary for work in the Emergency Department.
  • If required, support will be provided to obtain the Alternative Certificate of Foundation competence.

THE EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT

In conjunction with the urgent care centre, the Emergency Department at the Princess Royal University Hospital sees 105,000 patients per year. The range of problems managed covers the breadth of emergency medicine with a large proportion of the workload being acute medical and general surgical emergencies. The ED has an excellent reputation for acute care management, training and junior doctor supervision.

Special ED interests include initiation of NIV in the ED, Severe Sepsis Care, Hyper-Acute Stroke Management and ED ultrasound.

The Emergency Department CDU admits patients under ED for various clinical pathways including Trauma, toxicology, chest pain and other observational cases.

Emergency Medicine specific training is well catered for with protected time for teaching and local ED resources for education. We also have close links with an internationally recognised ED course centre, delivering MRCEM, Ultrasound and Radiology courses.

Person Specification
gmc registration
Essential
  • GMC registration
1 year post qualification/internship work in acute or emergency specialties
Essential
  • 1 year post qualification/internship work in acute or emergency
Skills
Essential
  • Teaching and training skills
BMJRef: BMJ-76952/213-PRUH-3572
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