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Consultant in Paediatric Emergency Medicine

Employer
Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Blackpool
Salary
£93,666 to £126,281 per annum
Closing date
25 Apr 2024

We have an exciting opportunity to join the ED Consultant Team at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Why not check out our page to meet some of our fantastic team, read about the department and see what it's like to work at the Trust

Applications are invited on a full or part time basis to undertake the role of Consultant in Paediatric Emergency Medicine. The successful candidate will lead the Paediatric Emergency Medicine service. This role will also be the lead doctor for child protection within the department.

You will be responsible for ensuring robust PEM teaching and training for all doctors and nurses within the department as well as the co-ordination of paediatric resuscitation courses.

Main duties of the job

You will be responsible for ensuring all patients receive rapid assessment, treatment and clinical decision making whilst ensuring quality and safety are delivered and sustained and undertake reception, resuscitation, diagnosis, and initial treatment of all emergencies as appropriate.

Working with the Nurse Coordinator you will ensure there is effective and timely communication between the clinical team, providing timely intervention and safe care to maintain optimal patient flow. You will liaise with other paediatric (medical, surgical, orthopaedic, critical care) departments in the hospital and associated hospitals in the Trust network.

About us

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is a large, integrated provider of acute and community services ideally situated just a forty-five-minute drive from Manchester to the 445,000 population of the Fylde coast health economy and the estimated 11 million visitors to the seaside town of Blackpool. With patients and families at the heart of all we do, we are committed to creating a culture that empowers our staff and inspires us all to deliver first class clinical care. We form a central part of the Healthier Fylde Coast Integrated Care Partnership and our progressive approach to partnership working in the area provides an enviable opportunity to redesign and deliver services that meet the challenges of today's health system.

We are not underestimating the challenges facing today's health system but believe there are the foundations here in Blackpool to deliver truly excellent, integrated services that can make a major impact on the lives of the thousands of people we serve.

As one of the United Kingdom's largest coastal resort, Blackpool has plenty to offer its residents - it's not just a good place to work, it's a great place to live. It offers several scenic cycling routes round our local parks and across the surrounding countryside, as well as boasting panoramic views of the coast on its picturesque Promenade. Further afield, Blackpool also benefits from less than three-hour connections via rail to Edinburgh in the north and London in the south.

Job description
Job responsibilities

Duties and Responsibilities include:

  • Reception, resuscitation, diagnosis and initial treatment of all emergencies as appropriate
  • Provide high quality care to patients including clinical leadership and supervision of junior medical staff
  • Be proactive in ensuring all patients receive rapid assessment, treatment and clinical decision making whilst ensuring quality and safety are delivered and sustained
  • Work with the Nurse Coordinator to ensure there is effective and timely communication between the clinical team, providing timely intervention and safe care to maintain optimal patient flow
  • Ensuring robust PEM teaching and training for all doctors and nurses within the department
  • Coordination of paediatric resuscitation courses
  • Liaison with other paediatric (medical, surgical, orthopaedic, critical care) departments in the hospital and the associated hospitals in the network
  • Lead doctor for child protection within the ED department

Please see attached job description for full list of duties.

Person Specification
Professional Qualifications
Essential

  • Primary medical qualification
  • Full Registration with General Medical Council, FCEM, FRCA, FRCS, MRCP or equivalent.
  • Entry on Specialist register or in receipt of CCT within 6 months of interview
  • Significant post qualification experience in Paediatric Emergency Medicine
  • Evidence of achievement of CT1/2/3 ACC Emergency Medicine competences or evidence of 36 months training in CT1/2/3 levels in all specialties that make up ACCS and CT3
  • Emergency Medicine Training Programme
  • PEM sub specialist qualification through RCEM or RCPCH
  • ALS, EPALS/APLS, ATLS (ETC)

Professionalism
Essential

  • Enthusiasm and commitment to the speciality

Desirable

  • Registered as a member of RCEM

Personal Skills
Essential

  • Ability to work well as a member of a team
  • Ability to work as team leader when required
  • Possess good organisational and teaching skills
  • Possess good verbal and written communication skills in English.

Desirable

  • Experience of supervision of other staff
  • Understanding of principles of Clinical Governance

Management
Essential

  • Awareness of Management issues in the NHS

Desirable

  • Management training

Personal
Essential

  • Agreement to live within 15 miles of Trust or within reasonable access by car.
  • Car owner with full driving licence

Knowledge and Skills
Essential

  • Competent in basic clinical procedures
  • Able to prioritise clinical needs, time and workload
  • Understand the importance of effective team working
  • Ability to assess, recognise and initial management of the acutely ill patient and play an effective part in advanced life support
  • Knowledge of UK health systems, practices and values
  • Computer Literate

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