Applications are invited for a new Specialty Doctor post, based at Leighton Hospital, Crewe. The successful candidate will be experienced in Emergency Medicine and be expected to deliver appropriate care within the Urgent and Emergency Care department.
The post holder will be a senior member of the Urgent and Emergency Care Service. Working autonomously, this Specialty grade doctor will take responsibility for the patients under their care and be able to manage a full range of presentations within the Service.
Full GMC registration with a Licence to Practise is required.
Main duties of the job
The successful candidate will undertake independent assessment of patients, employing the necessary clinical decision skills to formulate appropriate management plans for the patients under their care. In addition, the appointee will provide senior level decision making to support junior doctors and clinical colleagues within the department.
Although working autonomously, the post holder will have the necessary understanding of their own limits and seek help when required. They will be responsible for adhering to the generic capabilities' framework outlined nationally for the Specialty grade.
Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (MCHFT) provides good quality, safe and effective healthcare to the people of Cheshire and beyond. The Trust, which manages Leighton Hospital in Crewe, Victoria Infirmary in Northwich, and Elmhurst Intermediate Care Centre in Winsford, was established as an NHS Trust in April 1991 and became a Foundation Trust in April 2008.
We employ almost 5,000 members of staff, provide around 540 hospital beds, with a range of services including accident and emergency, maternity, outpatients, therapies, and children's health.
The Trust is also part of Central Cheshire Integrated Care Partnership (CCICP), a unique local health partnership that provides a range of community services for people across South Cheshire and Vale Royal.
During the Coronavirus pandemic, the Trust was recognised nationally for its 'Be Safe Be EquiPPEd' campaign, which aimed to make the Trust as safe as possible for staff and patients, through supporting the correct use of PPE.
The results in the 2020 national NHS Staff Survey showed improvements in all elements of the safety culture theme, with 92% of respondents feeling their role made a difference to our patients. We were also recognised nationally for our workforce health and wellbeing initiatives.
At Mid Cheshire, we value our staff and appreciate that in order to give our patients the best quality, compassionate care, we also need to look after our colleagues.
The post holder/s will be expected to:
- Work and build professional relationships with a range of clinicians, nursing teams and admin support
- Contribute to the management of clinical risk by reporting clinical incidents and near misses
- Ensure that record-keeping of medical staff meets both the Trusts and the Divisions standards
- Ensure that the post holder's practice and practice of junior staff complies with health and safety guidelines and that any deficiency in health and safety systems or documentation are reported to the manager of the area concerned
- Attend training for health and safety purposes when required.
- Deliver a team approach to care through the establishment of explicit lines of communication, ensuring that the roles and responsibilities of doctors and nursing staff are clearly defined and recorded to ensure clarity.
- Participate in multidisciplinary forums to ensure that patients receive care appropriate to their needs.
Further information is provided in the full job description available under Supporting Documents.
- Full GMC Registration
- MBBS or equivalent
- Experience in an Emergency Department or Acute Specialties at F1 / F2
- Minimum of 3 + years' experience following F1 / F2
- Keeps professional knowledge up-to-date
- Keeps professional skills up-to-date
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