Consultant in Paediatric and General Emergency Medicine
Closed for applications on: 26-May-2022 12:54
Vacancy status: Closed
Closed for applications on: 26-May-2022 12:54
- Blackpool Teaching Hospitals
- FY3 8NR
- Major / Minor Region
Contract type & working pattern
- Full time - 10 sessions per week (10 sessions plus on calls (additional sessions available if required))
- Consultant YC72
- Main area
- Accident & Emergency
Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is situated on the west coast of Lancashire, with services covering the local authority areas of Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre. The Trust is part of the Lancashire and South Cumbria Integrated Care System (ICS) supporting a population of around 1.6 million people.
We have three main hospitals providing acute services to around 330,000 local residents. The organisation also provides specialist tertiary care for cardiac and haematology services, delivers community health services to over 445,000 residents including those in North Lancashire and hosts the National Artificial Eye Service across England. Plus, we provide urgent and emergency care services to an estimated 18 million people who visit the seaside resort each year. We employ over 7000 people from 68 different countries.
We welcome and encourage application from anyone with protected characteristics, as well as supporting reservists and Veterans who are looking for a rewarding and challenging career within the NHS.
Blackpool Teaching Hospitals encourages flexible working in all our roles to support staff in maintaining healthy home-life balance. Working patterns such as: part time working, self-rostering, compressed hours, annualised hours, term time, reverse term time and flexitime working can be explored.
We have an exciting opportunities to join the ED Consultant Team at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
The department is also currently offering a Recruitment and Retention Premium to all current and new Consultants. This is to support the expansion to 18 WTE team members. The premium commences at 30% of basic salary up to recruiting the 13th consultant. There will then be an incremental reduction in RRP until all positions are filled
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
We are very fortunate to be building a brand new Emergency Village. This will give staff a chance to work in an emergency department that’s modern and fit for purpose. The ED will have excellent facilities offering you a chance to work at the triage or in the rapid assessment and treatment zone as a Senior Decision Maker. Or work in the adrenaline filled zone of the 6 bedded ER with a dedicated paediatric resus bay?
Applications are invited on a full or part time basis to undertake the role of Consultant in Emergency Medicine with Paediatric specialist training. 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
Applications are invited on a full or part time basis to undertake the role of Consultant in Emergency Medicine with Paediatric specialist training. 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 must hold at least 10 years post qualification experience in Emergency Medicine and hold full registration with the GMC.
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.
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.
Working for our organisation
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.
Detailed job description and main 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.
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Any invitation to interview will be sent to the email account stated on your application form.
If the role you have applied for requires a Disclosure and Barring Services (DBS) check we will administer this as part of your pre-employment checks. Please note, you will be required to repay the cost on appointment. This will be collected via a salary deduction. You can choose whether to pay this over 1-3 months from your salary or as a one-off payment on commencement in post. The level of check required depends on the role that you have been offered. Currently the charges are - Basic DBS check £22.00, Standard DBS check £22.00 and Enhanced DBS check £42.00.
You are encouraged where possible, to register for the DBS update service. This is an annual registration fee of £13. By registering for the update service you will not have the additional cost of repeated disclosures.
Should you withdraw your application, you may be required to reimburse the cost of the DBS check.
DBS checks remain free of charge for volunteer positions.
By submitting an application for this vacancy you are confirming your agreement to the above in the event you are successfully appointed.
The DBS Code of Practice can be accessed here.
Please ensure that you read the Person Specification attached below as your application will be judged against this.
Please note that every effort will be made to keep the vacancy live until published closing date, though there may be instances where such interest is generated, that for administrative reasons the post may close earlier.
Please note that in line with national NHS guidelines this Trust operates a strict non-smoking policy. Members of staff are not permitted to smoke on Trust premises or grounds at any time nor take breaks during working hours for the purposes of smoking.
The Trust does not offer interview expenses to shortlisted candidates unless indicated in the advert.
You must have appropriate UK professional registration.
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.
- 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
- ALS, APLS, ATLS, MIMS
- Completion of appropriate recognised training program or evidence of Higher Training in Emergency Medicine which is equivalent to that required for CCT.
- Broad exposure to all aspects of Emergency Medicine.
- Specialist interest
Research/ audit/ publications
- Ability to supervise audit projects
- Understanding of principles of research and audit.
- Regular attendance at audit meetings
- Evidence of recent research activity and publications.
- Recent Personal involvement in audit
- Enthusiasm and commitment to the speciality
- Membership of appropriate societies
- 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.
- Experience of supervision of other staff
- Understanding of principles of Clinical Governance
- Awareness of Management issues in the NHS
- Management training
- Agreement to live within 15 miles of Trust or within reasonable access by car.
- Car owner with full driving licence
Further details / informal visits contact
- Dr Anthony Kearns
- Job title
- Head of Department, Emergency Medicine
- Email address
- Telephone number
- 01253 300000
- Additional information
Dr Anthony Kearns - Head of Department
01253 300000 bleep 558
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