You are middle-grade doctor, a team player with bags of enthusiasm and a passion for learning with demonstrable expedition, humanitarian, military or disaster medical experience. NHS Job Reference 185-A-20-83032
The Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital is looking to appoint to a unique clinical fellowship post combining both a substantive post in Emergency Medicine and an opportunity to complete the renown MSc in Extreme Medicine at the University of Exeter (UEMS). This post would be applicable for doctors working at ST2 -ST4 grades. The successful applicants will join our team in the emergency department working on either the junior doctor or middle grade rota, dependant on experience, whilst completing all of the modules of the Masters Degree in Extreme Medicine. Course fees will be sponsored by the Acute Trust for the 3 year duration of the post providing satisfactory progress is deemed to have been attained.
The RD&E Emergency Department is a modern progressive Department supported by a dedicated team of 10 full time Consultant Emergency Physicians providing shop floor leadership from 0800 – 2200 hours, 365 days a year. The Department enjoys round the clock Middle Grade cover, with 3 SHOs overnight and is supported by a team of Emergency Nurse Practitioners. The Emergency Department in Exeter is one of a very small number nationally to have been afforded an ‘Outstanding Rating’ in the new style CQC inspections in 2016 and prides itself on its aspiration to deliver the highest possible standard of care for all patients at all times. The Department is a Major Trauma Unit and employs a 24hr Consultant led Trauma Team and enjoys excellent working relationships with all of the in-Hospital specialties.
The Department has established a reputation for supporting those interested in pursuing the Certificate of Eligibility for Specialist Registration (CESR) and a number of the existing Middle Grade cohort are being mentored in activities to complete this. The post will provide the appointed clinical fellows with the training opportunities and support required to successfully complete all aspects of the CESR process, with an experienced educational supervisor to help direct completion of the College portfolio. Links are available with acute medicine, paediatrics, anaesthesia and intensive care to undergo the periods of secondment required to complement successful CESR application.
The Department is involved in a number of multi-centre national research projects offering successful applicants experience in research. The hospital is the principle hospital of UEMS and there will be opportunities to participate in formal teaching activities.
The course attracts the wider healthcare community – paramedics, nurses, doctors, and military medics. Students will be working or looking to work in situations of rapid change and uncertainty and will be looking to demonstrate capabilities that extend beyond clinical competence into areas such as leadership, communications, teamwork, resilience, humanitarian relief, planning and logistics. The programme’s foundations are rooted in the core values of collaboration, challenge, community, impact and rigour, embedded firmly within the University’s and World Extreme Medicine’s mission to make the exceptional happen, by challenging traditional thinking and defying conventional boundaries. This is medicine at its best, crossing geographical and professional boundaries. The courses modular structure allows you to follow your specific interests is taught by a world-class faculty which includes NASA astronauts, special forces medics, humanitarian nurses and expeditioneers.
The MSc program is widely considered ‘best in class’. Outside learning partnerships include the University of Texas Medical Branch in Houston, the European Space Agency, UK Special Forces, Florida State International University Aquarius Reef Base to name but a few.
Year 2 will see you being offered the opportunity to become involved in the famous WEM Conference which is the world’s largest gathering of medical professionals interested in extreme medicine and in the past has included speakers such as Dr David Nott, NASA Medical Director JD Polk and Eddie the Eagle! Entry for Year 3 entry as a delegate in free along with the opportunity to present a poster exhibition of your dissertation project.
We strongly believe that undertaking this Clinical Fellowship will enhance your medical career combining a position in one of the regions premier ED’s with studying on one of the world’s most innovative learning programs at a Russel Group University.
‘To those that live in Devon, it’s probably no secret, but a survey in Country Life Magazine found that those living in the county simply enjoy a better quality of life than anywhere else in England’
The successful applicants will be expected to possess competences across the whole range of UK based Emergency Medicine practice. Applicants will be expected to have completed at least two years’ full time postgraduate training to include at least six months in Emergency Medicine. Previous applicants need not apply.
Please refer to the NHS Job Description for full details and how to apply for a Clinical Fellowship.
FULL DETAILS OF POST SUBJECT TO OFFICIAL NHS JOB ADVERT
POST: Trust Doctor/ Specialty Registrar in Emergency Medicine / MSc in Extreme Medicine
- GRADING/EQUIVALENT: Middle Grade ST1 / ST2, Registrar equivalent
- DURATION OF POST: Posts are available from August 2017 and will last for the duration of the higher qualification (3 years). There may be some flexibility in the application of this.
- SALARY SCALE: £36,461-46,208 plus out of hours payment
- ANNUAL LEAVE: 27 days per year (pro rata for LTFT)
STUDY LEAVE: the post will be split 80:20 between the role in the Emergency Department and the MSc in Wilderness and Extreme Medicine at the University of Exeter. The successful candidate will be employed on the existing middle grade rota in the Emergency Department and released for the compulsory components of the MSs programme. Study leave will be incorporated into the time required to complete the relevant modules.
- CONDITIONS OF APPOINTMENT:
- The post is subject to the Terms and Conditions of Service of Hospital Medical and Dental Staff as amended from time to time.
All appointment to Trust posts are subject to:-
- Appropriate Registration and License to Practise with the General Medical Council
- Satisfactory Medical Examination including documentary validated evidence of Hep B, Hep C and HIV
- Satisfactory clearance with the Criminal Records Bureau
- References covering the last 3 years to date
A well-established Foundation Trust, the Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital provides acute services to approximately 350,000 people in Exeter, East Devon and Mid-Devon with the support of nearly 6000 staff. Further information about the Trust can be found at www.rdehospital.nhs.uk.
The Department staffing currently comprises:
Medical Consultants (11.6 WTE)
Mr Chris McLauchlan
Dr Gavin Lloyd
Dr Tony Hudson
Mr Peter Riou
Dr Lewis Jones (Lead Clinician)
Dr Andy Appelboam
Dr Adam Reuben
Dr Steve Fordham
Dr Cassie Worth
Mr Andy Ketchin
Dr Alex Cross
Dr Richard Crosthwaite-Eyre
Dr Jo Webber
15 Specialty Doctors (10.9 FTE)
3 ST6s (2 FTE)
2 rotating ST4s
2 rotating ST3s
3 Extreme Medicine (WEM) doctors (2.3 FTE)
3 CT1s (ACCS)
3 GPST2s (2.6 FTE)
8 Trust Grades – with 1 vacancy (6.4 FTE)
Nursing 1 Band 8a
6.13 Band 7
10.9 Band 6
35.89 Band 5
5.5 Band 3
1.8 Band 2
The Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital Emergency Department is a busy District General department, seeing approximately 95,000 patients per year, of which, approximately one third are children. Approximately 7,000 patients p.a. are followed up in various “in-house” clinics.
The Department has been computerised with the MSS Patient First system. This has produced improved tracking and communication with GP’s and has, with the collection of coded data, provided an excellent database for audit and research.