The main duties of the advertised post will be as follows:
To provide Emergency Medicine services in Durham or Darlington. The post holder will be expected to provide a comprehensive clinical service at level of middle grade. The Consultant has a continuing responsibility for the care of patients in his/her charge.
Specific clinical areas include:
Supervision of and assistance to junior medical staff and Emergency Nurse Practitioners
To act as Team Leader in the resuscitation of seriously traumatised patients and those with critical illness.
To conduct review clinics if required
Assist in the smooth integration of the Emergency Department and Urgent Care services.
The post holders will be expected to provide a comprehensive clinical service to consultant colleagues in clinical disciplines in the Hospital and to general practitioners in Durham or Darlington.
For management purposes and use of resources the post holders will be accountable to the clinical lead and will ensure the effective and efficient use of resources allocated.
The appointee will be expected to provide cover when colleagues are on annual and study/professional leave.
Research activities which are considered to be an inherent part of normal clinical duties will be encouraged and limited research funding may be available following successful application to the local research and development committee.
Administrative duties – the post holder will have continuing responsibility at all times for the care of patients in his/her charge and for contributing in the smooth running of the service. The post holders will also be expected to share the administrative responsibility.
The post holder will be responsible for the professional supervision and management of junior staff to ensure standards of care are maintained on the shop floor.
The appointee will be expected to participate in the teaching of medical staff and undergraduates
attached to the Trust and in the training of all grades of staff as well. There is in house teaching for
middle Grades for personal professional development and there are various other teachings held in
trust if interested in other topics.
It is expected that the appointees will actively and regularly participate in Clinical Audit. Evaluation of the department’s performance against agreed measures will take place.
The post holder will be expected to participate in clinical governance arrangements in line with national and local guidelines and in respect of undergraduate and postgraduate teaching in the Trust in accordance with current best practice.
Maintenance of the highest clinical standards in the management of all patients presenting to the Emergency Department
To share with colleagues responsibility for the day-to-day management of the Emergency Department
Teaching and Training of intermediate and, junior medical staff, nursing staff, medical students and paramedic staff
To actively participate in both departmental and Trust matters concerning Clinical Governance and audit
To have responsibility for and actively participate in continuing professional development (CPD)
The new appointees will be expected to join the middle grade body in leading by example, managing the sickest patients, engaging with the juniors to ensure safe and timely management and working with the nursing staff to ensure adequate patient flow.
The appointees will be expected to be involved in implementing the Trust’s clinical governance programme. This includes active participation in clinical audit, clinical guidelines/pathways, professional development, appraisal and risk management.