University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust is a dynamic and challenging environment, which provides acute healthcare for people in Plymouth, South West Devon and South East Cornwall, and has more than 6,500 staff working in its services.
The Trust became a teaching hospital with the opening of the Peninsula Medical School, a joint venture with the Universities of Plymouth and Exeter and We are the largest teaching hospital in the South West and have an active commitment to developing and supporting our staff.
The Trust is one of the largest acute healthcare providers in the country. Our services include Emergency and Acute Assessment units, General Medical and Surgical Services, Cancer Care, Orthopaedics, Paediatrics, Dentistry, Ear Nose and Throat, Neurosciences and Renal services. We offer a full range of general hospital services to around 450,000 people in Plymouth, North and East Cornwall and South and West Devon. These include emergency and major trauma services, maternity services, paediatrics and a full range of diagnostic, medical and surgical sub-specialties.
We are a people business – where every member of staff matters and can make a difference. Patients are at the heart of everything we do. Joining University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust means becoming part of a team of dedicated staff, who are committed to leading the way through innovation, clinical excellence and great customer care. The Trust has great opportunities for career development in a highly progressive working environment. We offer all of this in a vibrant, modern city with a historic reputation for adventure.
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Grade Senior Clinical Fellow in Emergency Medicine
Contract 6 -12 months fixed term
Hours 40 hours per week(LTFT can be discussed on request)
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Employer University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust
Salary £48,075.00 plus enhancements
Applications are invited for Senior Clinical Fellow posts in Emergency Medicine (CT3 and above/ middle grade level) working at University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust. The post is available now for a period of 6-12 months. However, there is scope to extend this beyond the initial fixed term.
Derriford Hospital’s Emergency Department is the largest ED in the South West. Our ED sees a fascinating mix of rural remote and inner city pathology and is the Major Trauma centre for the Peninsula Trauma Network. We practice a modern emergency medicine model incorporating both observational medicine and ambulatory care. Our department also benefits from close links with the military, and the British Antarctic Survey Medical Unit and the Peninsula Medical School. We have a strong academic department undertaking our own research and portfolio studies. We are a teaching hospital with significant input into undergraduate medical, nursing and paramedic education, along with postgraduate training at all levels. We benefit from excellent access to tertiary services, and have good relationships with key departments to support our work.
We pride ourselves on being a friendly, supportive department. We receive excellent feedback from trainees and students. We want to continue to build this reputation, along with our reputation for providing high quality clinical care at the cutting edge of our speciality.
This job is an opportunity work in a major hospital, in a well-run and supervised emergency department, whilst making a lifestyle choice. Plymouth is a large University City set on coast, at the border of Devon and Cornwall, with an active cultural scene. Leisure opportunities are broad. Schooling is excellent, with high quality primary and secondary schools (including grammar). Road and rail links mean we aren’t as far away from the rest of the UK as you would think …. just far enough!
This post offers the opportunity to design your own clinical fellow post and we will work flexibly with you to help you develop your area of interest. You would be living near the Cornwall/Devon border and have easy access to stunning beaches, the Tors of Dartmoor, gorgeous rivers and estuaries with all of the leisure and sporting opportunities that these offer.
You will be expected to work on the middle grade tier in the department, and provide the relevant expertise and experience necessary to ensure the efficient 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 expected to provide supervision to the junior members of the team. This means you will have at least 3 years’ experience following on from the Foundation Years, at least one year of which will be in Emergency Medicine.
This post offers you 25% job plan time off of the shop floor to develop your interests and embark on developing your portfolio and there is a vast selection locally for you to choose from;
- EM and Ocean Medicine (from weaver fish to diving, with surfing in between)
- EM with Education/ Simulation, with Peninsula Medical School
- EM and Global Health, spending time in rural Kenya
- EM and British Antarctic Survey Medical Unit, deploying to Antarctica
- EM and Mountain rescue/ Coastguard/ RNLI
- EM and Intensive Care
- EM and intro to PHEM with Devon Air Ambulance
- EM and Sepsis (working with National leads)
- Paediatric Emergency Medicine
- EM and Expedition/extreme medicine
- EM and Major Trauma
- EM and Lifestyle Fellow (developing and embedding wellbeing/safety culture)
- EM and Quality Improvement Fellow
- EM and Research (working with the a renowned research team)
- EM and Toxicology
- EM and Major incident management
- EM and leadership/innovation
These are exciting and novel posts, working to an annualised system of rostering which supports juniors and allows sustainability and job satisfaction. There is also the opportunity to obtain CESR, with a lead consultant and departmental support for further training needs. Details of the area of interest to develop and time allocated to this activity will be discussed at interview.
Undergraduate Medical Education
Plymouth University Peninsular School of Medicine and Dentistry (PUPSMD) has been praised by the GMC for its innovative approach to undergraduate medical education. The curriculum is based around problem based learning and has been highly ranked by our graduates in how they felt prepared for postgraduate medicine. Your role will include important opportunities to engage with undergraduate education, in both the hospital environment and the school itself, to continue this vital job of producing tomorrow’s doctors and allied health care professionals.
Further information can be obtained from
• Dr Fionna Lowe, EM Consultant (( Email address removed ) )
• Dr Anne Hicks, Service Line Director (( Email address removed ) )
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