Speciality Doctor – Paediatric Emergency Medicine
University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust
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The Emergency Department (ED) currently sees more than 100,000 patients per year. Of these some 20000 are children. The casemix is varied.This is an exciting time to become involved in the paediatric ED as it starts on the next phase of its development. Our ambition over the next 5 years is to become a recognised centre of excellence for Paediatric Emergency Medicine (PEM) within the peninsula. We would like to become a training centre PEM, including for paediatric ACPs, and increase our research output.
We are in good place to begin this journey. The paediatric ED is currently a dedicated area, which is separately staffed 24/7 by a full team of enthusiastic and dedicated paediatric emergency nurses. There are 10 cubicles. Resuscitation may be carried out in the main resuscitation area or within the paediatric area. A rebuild of the whole ED is planned to commence in 2023, with a scheduled opening in 2025 or 2026, as part of the Future Hospitals Programme. This will provide a state-of-the-art ED suitable for our growing population and will include a modern and fully dedicated paediatric ED. During the build the Paediatric ED will be moving to operate out of the current Fracture Clinic.
We currently have two PEM consultants with dedicated time for the paediatric ED, one from a paediatric and one from an EM background. We intend to increase the consultant workforce. Our EM senior medical body are fully clinically involved with the department on a day to day basis.
Main duties of the job
This role is aimed at improving dedicated paediatric EM clinical input and supervision of trainee doctors. You will expected to work on at middle grade level in the paediatric ED, and provide the relevant expertise and experience necessary to ensure the effective primary management of emergency cases. You will be required to work with the other team members in the management of the department workload. You will also be to provide training and supervision to trainee members of the team.
There are opportunities for specialised development in a number of fields for interested and suitable candidates. These might include quality improvement, or education. There are also opportunities to work in the general ED, or as part of the paediatric service, depending on background and skillset.
We absolutely welcome Full time or less than full time applications, and will always seek to develop flexible and sustainable job plans
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The appointee will be expected to undertake full clinical duties including the immediate care of critically ill patients attending the Emergency Department, and also patients presenting with both major and minor illness and injuries. The care will include initial resuscitation where appropriate, diagnosis, management and the treatment, referral and discharge under the guidance of the duty consultant.
The appointee will be required to play an active role in the education, training, and shop floor supervision of trainee doctors, ACPs and medical students working within the department as well as seeing, assessing and treating patients. The duties will include teaching sessions and audit.
The timetable will be subject to negotiation based on number of clinical sessions to be worked, and any agreement to work within other services. It will be expected that any applicants will work weekends and out of hours shifts at a frequency consistent with other members of the ED middle grade team. Admin and SPA time will also be negotiated depending upon the mutually agreed requirements of the service and post holder. We always seek to develop fair and sustainable job plans, consistent with good practice and national terms and conditions.
Managerial and Leadership
The post holder will be clinically accountable to the consultant of the day - the Emergency Physician In Charge (EPIC) or the PEM Consultant, as well as to the Paediatric Emergency Medicine management team.
Managerially: the post holder is accountable to the Service Line Director of ED
Aptitude and Abilities
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