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Consultant in Paediatric Emergency Medicine

Consultant YC72

Main area
Accident & Emergency
Grade
Consultant YC72
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full time - 10 sessions per week (10 sessions plus on calls (additional sessions available if required))
Job ref
382-DOC96-22
Site
Blackpool Teaching Hospitals
Town
Blackpool
Salary
£88,364 - £119,133 per annum
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
05/10/2022 23:59

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. 

 


Job overview

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 Paediatric Emergency Medicine.  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

Main duties of the job

Applications are invited on a full or part time basis to undertake the role of Consultant in Paediatric Emergency Medicine.  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 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.

Person specification

Professional Qualifications

Essential criteria
  • 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
  • Significant post qualification experience in Paediatric Emergency Medicine
  • Evidence of achievement of CT1/2/3 ACC Emergency Medicine competences or evidence of 36 months training in CT1/2/3 levels in all specialties that make up ACCS and CT3
  • Emergency Medicine Training Programme
  • PEM sub specialist qualification through RCEM or RCPCH
  • ALS, EPALS/APLS, ATLS (ETC)

Professionalism

Essential criteria
  • Enthusiasm and commitment to the speciality
Desirable criteria
  • Registered as a member of RCEM

Personal Skills

Essential criteria
  • 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.
Desirable criteria
  • Experience of supervision of other staff
  • Understanding of principles of Clinical Governance

Management

Essential criteria
  • Awareness of Management issues in the NHS
Desirable criteria
  • Management training

Personal

Essential criteria
  • Agreement to live within 15 miles of Trust or within reasonable access by car.
  • Car owner with full driving licence

Knowledge and Skills

Essential criteria
  • Competent in basic clinical procedures
  • Able to prioritise clinical needs, time and workload
  • Understand the importance of effective team working
  • Ability to assess, recognise and initial management of the acutely ill patient and play an effective part in advanced life support
  • Knowledge of UK health systems, practices and values
  • Computer Literate

Employer certification / accreditation badges

No smoking policyDisability confident employerDefence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) - SilverVeteran Aware

Applicant requirements

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.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Dr Simon McKay
Job title
Head of Department
Email address
Simon.Mckay1@nhs.net
Telephone number
01253 300000
Additional information

Dr Simon McKay - Head of Department

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Simon.Mckay1@nhs.net