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Junior Clinical Fellow in Emergency Medicine

Employer
NHS Fife
Location
Kirkcaldy, Fife
Closing date
8 Dec 2023

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Fixed term till the 6th of August 2024

Come and join the department that is rated in the top 2% for emergency medicine in the GMC national training survey. 

We are looking to welcome up to 2 new colleagues to join an enthusiastic, motivated and supportive Emergency Department team. You will work in the Emergency Department at Victoria Hospital, Kirkcaldy, which opened in 2012. The department has an annual attendance of 72000. 

The department includes an 8 bay resuscitation area, a 9 bay majors area, a 6 bay minors area and 2 paediatric consulting rooms. There is a dedicated Procedures room and a 6 bedded Emergency Medicine Observation Unit which admits primarily toxicology and head injury patients. There is access to electronic pathology and radiology ordering. Departmental guidelines, protocols and rotas are on the departmental intranet web pages. We perform well in key areas such as sepsis, stroke thrombolysis and trauma.  

The Emergency Department has 24 hour senior doctor presence, (21 Consultant Emergency physicians) with current shop floor consultant presence daily from 0800 to 2300. We have 8 GPwSI who deliver regular sessions throughout the week and at weekends. There are daily ENP sessions to help with the minors flow.

There is a co-located GP OOH service in the evenings and at weekends, allowing redirection of appropriate patients. A formal redirection policy is in operation.

There is a 24 hour ENP-led Minor Injuries Unit Located at Queen Margaret Hospital in Dunfermline which is clinically supported by the senior doctors in the Emergency Department. There is also a new clinical simulation centre available for training at the Queen Margaret hospital.

Post of Clinical Development Fellow in Emergency Medicine

SUMMARY OF POST

Job title        Clinical Development Fellow in Emergency Medicine
Responsible to    Emergency Medicine Consultants
Grade            Specialty Registrar
Directorate        Emergency Care Directorate
Salary            Specialty Registrar Scale
(Band 1a)

These now well established posts support the provision of high quality patient care within the Emergency Department. It is aimed at post Foundation Year trainees who wish to broaden their clinical experience and receive excellent training in the assessment and management of the undifferentiated patient and to develop their portfolio in aspects of quality improvement and teaching.

During this period, you will work for 6 months as an additional member of the junior tier (maximum 48 hours per week ), with shop floor teaching focusing on prioritisation of workload, formulation of investigation and management plans. There is a departmental teaching programme which includes micro-teaching and simulation. You will have access to CPD time of 4 hours per 48 hours of clinical activity.

Successful applicants will be encouraged to take part in departmental audit, quality improvement, journal club and help deliver teaching sessions to junior colleagues, medical students and nursing staff with consultant support. Previous post-holders have presented their CPD/audits at national conferences and have been successful in obtaining posts in ACCS EM training or allied specialties. You will be expected to maintain an e-portfolio and undertake an annual appraisal. Each clinical development fellow will be allocated a consultant educational supervisor to support their clinical and professional development.

Applications from those who wish to work flexibly are welcomed.

Enquires to Dr Kate Searle Consultant in Emergency Medicine and deputy clinical lead email: kate.searle@nhs.scot Dr Melvin Carew Consultant in Emergency Medicine and clinical lead email: Melvin.carew@nhs.scot are welcomed and encouraged.

NHS Scotland is committed to encouraging equality and diversity among our workforce and eliminating unlawful discrimination. The aim is for our workforce to be truly representative and for each employee to feel respected and able to give their best. To this end, NHS Scotland welcomes applications from all sections of society.

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