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Lancashire NHS Consultant Post CCT ST7+  A& E -Emergency Medicine General United Kingdom

Lancashire NHS Consultant Post CCT ST7+  A& E -General United Kingdom via Workplace Doctors on a fixed term/ permanent basis.

***Location: Lancashire – United Kingdom
***Speciality: A& E –General Emergency Medicine
*** Role: Consultant / ST 7+ / Post CCT / CESR
***Duration: Fixed Term / Permanent (NOT Locum Basis)
***Pay rate: £NEGOTIABLE (dependent on experience £79,860 to £110,465 a year)
***Start date: ASAP
*** GMC Registration Required ( General Medical Council) Essential
*** Specialist Register entry on the GMC Register
***CESR / CCT or Post CCT (within 6 month of job offer) or equivalent overseas qualification.

Overview

Are you a Consultant looking for a challenging and rewarding career in Emergency Medicine? Would you like to be part of an organisation that cares about staff experience as much as patient experience? Our client is ranked one of the best Trusts in the country for staff experience. They care about helping our staff to achieve a good work life balance and so we welcome conversations about what this means for you so that they can design the role based on both your needs and those of the Emergency Department. This is one of the reasons why the Trust was shortlisted for the HSJ and Nursing Times ‘Top 100 best places to work’.

Our Lancashire NHS client prides itself on being a friendly and caring place to work where the aim to combine our patient first approach with innovative and creativity against a backdrop of holistic team working, as encapsulated in their vision and values.

We are now looking for enthusiastic and motivated Consultants to join our clients team.

You will:
• Work in a dynamic environment
• Help shape our future integrated model for emergency care in Lancashire
• Provide support and training to the multi-disciplinary team
• Be encouraged to develop your special interests
• Earn an attractive salary with recruitment and retention premium
• Receive enhanced PA rate for work beyond 22:00

Lancashire is an attractive area to live and has many facilities available locally. The cities of Manchester and Liverpool are within easy reach. Recreational facilities are many and varied, with the Lake District, Ribble Valley, Yorkshire Dales and Fylde Coast nearby.

Department

The Emergency Department itself was commissioned in 2006, and became operational in July 2006. There has been substantial ongoing capital investment into the Emergency Department, including a £1.5 million refurbishment in 2012 to develop a dedicated paediatric area and expanded 8-bed resuscitation facility on the hospital site. There has been a multi-million pound redevelopment of the Urgent Care Centre at the secondary site, which is a new building completed in 2014. Most recently, there has been capital investment in new monitoring within the main Emergency Department.

The principal location for the department is on the hospital site, at which there is the main Emergency Department, and an associated Urgent Care Centre – the latter effectively representing the ambulatory area of the department.

Additionally, there is an Urgent Care Centre at the secondary hospital site. This is staffed by doctors and practitioners from the department.

The Emergency Department has an 8 bedded resuscitation area (with 1 bed designated for Paediatric patients) and 15 majors cubicles. In addition, there are four cubicles assigned to a Rapid Assessment area, which is nurse-led but to which the consultants provide close support.

The two Urgent Care Centres have examination cubicles, staff base, separate adult and paediatric waiting areas, reception and GP Consultation Rooms – all facilities to see minor injury and illness.

The Trust has close links with Tertiary Centres. Of interest to Emergency Medicine are Neurosurgery and Plastic Surgery at a another hospital in a close county/

General Duties– guideline only

The Emergency Department at the main site has annual attendances of approximately 110,000 patients per year, with a substantial proportion of ambulance attendances. The Secondary Urgent Care Centre sees a further 50,000 patients.

Clinical duties will be shared with the other consultants and will include all duties normally expected of a consultant working in any major Emergency Department in the United Kingdom.

These will include:-

  • Reception, resuscitation, diagnosis and initial treatment of all emergencies as appropriate.
  • Referral of patients to other specialties and transfer of patients for admission into hospital beds, to special units, to other hospitals within or outside the Trust, as out-patients or back to the Community. Normally GP admissions go directly to the appropriate assessment unit.
  • Providing supervision, teaching and support to trainees, students and other staff in the Emergency Department and Urgent Care Centres.

During periods as lead consultant in the Emergency Department to coordinate all aspects of medical care provided from the Emergency Department and Urgent Care Centres.

On Call Commitment

At present the on-call commitment is 1 in 10 on call with a 1 in 5 weekend working.

Job Plan

Regular job planning meetings will be undertaken with the post holder to ensure that the appointee is remunerated for any additional activities undertaken and that the job plan accurately reflects the overall workload undertaken by the post holder.

Rotas are individualised, based on departmental and individual needs. Currently the rota is based on a 10 week cycle. A whole time post averages 10 PAs / week, however applicants are usually offered an additional 2 PAs and applicants wishing to work less than full time are welcome to apply.

Current shifts worked are 09:00 -17:00 at either ED or UCC, 08:00 – 16:00 at the ED, 13:00 – 20:30 in ED and a 17:00 – 01:30 shift in ED associated with the oncall. The daytime shifts represent 2 PAs each and the on-call shift is currently considered as 4 PAs.

Weekend shifts are currently 3 PAs (08:00-17:00) or 4 PAs (17:00-01:30 + o/c).

Clinical administration time is provided, usually 0.5 PA / wk.

Annual leave is taken sessionally. We are committed to ensuring a fair work-life balance for our ED consultants. In order to facilitate this, no more than 60% of PAs will be shop floor in the main Emergency Department.

The supporting professional activities (SPAs) allocation within the provisional job plan is an illustrative guide and will be finalised following individual agreement with successful candidates.

Further discussion on supporting professional activities will depend on the Trust’s requirements and the individual’s particular expertise.

Salary

This is as described in the Medical and Dental Terms and Conditions, in line with the Consultant Contract (2003). The current full time salary scale (as of July 2020) ranges from £79,860 to £110,465 a year with eight thresholds.

The on call supplement is Category A and attracts a supplement of 5% of basic salary.

Office Accommodation

Office accommodation will be provided for the appointee with secretarial support.

Management Responsibility

All Consultants are required to attend the monthly Directorate Meetings. Post holders will be expected to share in administrative duties allocated by mutual agreement within the Directorate. As part of the Consultant Team, the consultant  will offer mentoring support and lead the existing clinical team through, one-to-one support, individual case management and complex cases, identifying development needs and suggesting CPD (Continuous Professional Development) opportunities and responding to clinical enquiries via e-mail and telephone.

Teaching/Research

The consultant will be required to participate in programmes for teaching clinical students, training junior doctors and in clinical examinations. The post-holder’s contribution to teaching, training and research will be included in the regular job plan review. Teaching will take place during programmed activities and flexibly at other times.

  • To provide conditions for improved training opportunities in line with national and local recommendations arising out of GMC and related requirements
  • To supervise and manage the work of his/her junior medical staff and participate in the training and development of these staff to the standards required by the Royal Colleges.

Clinical Governance & Audit

The consultant will participate in clinical governance activities, including clinical audit, clinical effectiveness, risk management, quality improvement activities as required by the Trust, and external accrediting bodies. There are 6 half day clinical governance meetings per annum which substitute regular fixed sessions. There is a weekly consultant meeting before MDT on Friday to discuss any issues during the week and to plan for next week.

Personal & Professional Development

The post-holder will be required to keep himself/herself fully up-to-date with their relevant area of practice and be able to demonstrate this to the satisfaction of the Trust.

The Trust supports the requirements for continuing professional development as laid down by the Royal College of Physicians and is committed to providing time and financial support for these activities.

Medical revalidation is the process by which the General Medical Council (GMC) confirms the continuation of a doctor’s licence to practise in the UK, provides greater assurance to patients, the public, employers and other healthcare professionals that licensed doctors are up-to-date and fit to practise. It is a key component of a range of measures designed to improve the quality of care for patients.

The Trust supports Royal College guidance on provision of mentors for new consultants in line with GMC recommendations. All newly appointed consultant staff are provided with a list of locally trained mentors who are available for ongoing support as required.

Personal Responsibilities

Confidentiality

All confidential information, including patient records, individual staff records, details of contract prices and terms and any other confidential information, must under no circumstances be divulged or passed on to any unauthorised person or persons. The penalty for breach of confidentiality will normally be summary dismissal.

Workplace Doctors are looking for medical professionals with UK & Overseas experience: that possesses the following qualities:

ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS:

*** Ability to act as part of a team
*** Ability to cope with a varying work load
*** GMC Registration Essential (General Medical Council) – We can provide guidance if needed
*** Specialist Register entry on the GMC Register
***Post CESR or CCT obtained (CCT – Certificate of Completion of Training) or (CESR- Certificate of Eligibility for Specialist Registration)
****IELTS and PLAB Exam Part 1 & 2 (IELTS, overall score 7.5) – overseas doctors
****GMC Registration Essential (General Medical Council) – We can provide guidance if needed

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Note: The Trust operates a policy whereby all employment for staff that have access to children/vulnerable adults will be subject to a satisfactory DBS Disclosure (Disclosure and Barring Service) The Criminal Records Bureau ( CRB ) and the Independent Safeguarding Authority ( ISA ) have merged to become the Disclosure and Barring Service ( DBS ). CRB checks are now called DBS checks. Overseas candidates will require an international police check or character reference.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship (formerly a Work Permit)

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test.

At Workplace Doctors we welcome all applications irrespective of age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, race or religion.  Candidates will be offered an interview providing they meet the minimum criteria for the post.

Workplace Doctors is a recruitment agency that offers locum, fixed term, permanent & locum medical jobs to cover the NHS, HSE, public and private sectors for Doctors and Nurses, AHP medical professionals.

We look forward to helping you progress your career and find you the ideal position.

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