Clinical - The successful candidate will be involved in all aspects of the care of patients in the Emergency Department (ED). He/she will have direct responsibility for the management of patients. A consultant is present on the shop floor hospital bet ween certain hours. Outside these hours one of the middle grade doctors is designated to undertake the ‘lead role’ and works in close liaison with the nurse co-ordinator to ensure the department runs efficiently. In addition to main shop-floor duties the successful candidate will also participate in the care of patients in the Clinical Decision Unit, incorporating Same Day Emergency Care (SDEC). The wide range of clinical interfaces provides a stimulating and rewarding experience for the clinician with ample opportunity for training. Working alongside a team of clinical, nursing, admin staff providing safe patient care to the public. Following a suitable induction and working period, it would be expected that the successful candidate would progress to become the Lead Registrar for one or both of the departments whilst on shift.
Timetable - The contracted hours are for up to 48 hours of work per week. The appointee will be expected to work on a rostered basis covering the full 24-hour period. Current Rotas are available in the “Contract Offer” document, along with the terms of Annual Leave and Study Leave.
Teaching: The Emergency Department is committed to teaching Imperial and American undergraduates as well as Doctors of all grades in the Department. There is also pan-hospital FY1 and FY2 teaching. Clinical attachment Doctors also attend the department. Middle grade staff within the department is expected to provide informal teaching/assistance to junior members of staff/students who are engaged in the care of patients. There is 2 hour teaching every Thursday which is attended by the daytime middle grade staff. This provides structured training and aims to cover the MRCEM curriculum.
Audit and QIP JTGs are expected to participate in ongoing Audit and Quality Improvement Projects within the department. There is an extensive programme of national, regional and local Audit and QIP ongoing within the EDs
Essentials: MBBS or equivalent, MRCEM/MRCP, GMC Registration and +5 Years of experience in Emergency Medicine.
Desireable: UK/Ireland experience.