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Acute Care Fellows Hospital Out of Hours

NHS Medical & Dental: Junior Clinical Fellow

Main area
Acute care setting Medicine/Surgery
Grade
NHS Medical & Dental: Junior Clinical Fellow
Contract
12 months (12 months fixed term contract)
Hours
  • Full time
  • Part time
40 hours per week (plus OOH)
Job ref
320-MDR-3915245-COA
Site
Royal Derby Hospital
Town
Derby
Salary
£40,257 OOH
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
29/06/2022 23:59

As a trusted organisation at the heart of our communities, we recognise the important role we can play in supporting the public, patients, our own people and local partners in achieving the best of health for the local population and the communities in which they live by providing Exceptional Care Together.

Our fundamental Values of Compassion, Openness and Excellence underpin how we intend to work as a Trust and the associated behaviours are becoming embedded in all aspects of how we work.

With over 13,000 members of staff you can expect huge variety and new opportunities every day! Our staff go above and beyond and take pride in caring for our patients.

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust is fully committed to promoting inclusion, equality, diversity and human rights in employment and delivery of its services.  The Trust is committed to providing an environment where all employees, patients, carers and visitors experience equality of opportunity by means of understanding and appreciating the value of diversity.

As a Trust we promote an inclusive environment and welcome applications from a diverse pool of talent and backgrounds.  All individuals are valued and given every opportunity to succeed based on merit.

The Trust actively encourages applications from members of our Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities. These groups are under-represented in our organisation, and it’s important to us that our workforce reflects the diversity of our communities as much as possible.

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust is fully committed to promoting inclusion, equality, diversity and human rights in employment and delivery of its services.  The Trust is committed to providing an environment where all employees, patients, carers and visitors experience equality of opportunity by means of understanding and appreciating the value of diversity.

Join us and help make a real difference to our Trust.

Here’s more about the role and what we’re looking for; 

Job overview

We are pleased to be re-appointing these innovative posts. The posts were established 3 years ago and are designed to be flexible. They would suit someone wishing to create an F3 type year. The (1 in 6) night commitment of the job is towards the Trust’s Hospital out Of Hours Team. The rest of the contracted time can be in a range of specialities within the trust of the candidate’s choosing. These would be undertaken on a rotational basis of 4-6 months. For example General Surgery, Orthopaedics & Urology could form 1 rotation. There are also opportunities to undertake various Medical Specialities.

The successful applicant will be supported with professional examinations & will be offered a flexible timetable that allows adequate personal study time.  You will receive supervision, access to an Eportfolio & be encouraged to join the established regional teaching programmes.

Main duties of the job

  • Attend handover
  • Attend / participate at cardiac arrest calls as part of the resuscitation team.
  • Work with other members of the HOOH team to share tasks and cross cover as appropriate.
  • Communicate continuously to ensure other members of the team are aware of the current position throughout the trust.
  • Refer appropriately to Surgical or Medical Registrar linked to the HOOH team
  • Support the F1 trainees attached to the HOOH team
  • Support the activity on the Private Patient Unit if requested

The rota for the post will follow the provisional timetable shown below which includes prospective cover.

Essentially: Mon – Thursday night in week 1 and Fri-Sunday night in week 3 both covering HOOH. The rest of the time are standard days in the pre-agreed areas of the candidates choosing with 1 ‘long day’ in week 6.

Working for our organisation

As a trusted organisation at the heart of our communities, we recognise the important role we can play in supporting the public, patients, our own people and local partners in achieving the best of health for the local population and the communities in which they live by providing Exceptional Care Together

Our fundamental Values of Compassion, Openness and Excellence underpin how we intend to work as a Trust and the associated behaviours are becoming embedded in all aspects of how we work.

In return we will offer:

  • Development opportunities, including both professional and leadership development
  • On-going support through every step of the way from recruitment to when you join our team and beyond.
  • A variety of other staff benefits including employee assistance programme, discounted gym membership, onsite fitness classes, car schemes

Key Facts about our Trust:

  • Our hospitals see more than 4,000 outpatients daily
  • We see more Trauma & Orthopaedic outpatients than any other Trust – over 3,300 per week
  • An average 860 patients are seen in A&E every day – 6th largest in the country
  • Our hospitals admit more than 220 emergency patients daily.
  • We carry out more planned surgical operations than any other Trust in England with almost 50,000 operations taking place in our 52 operating theatres
  • We are one of only 5 Trusts nationally with more than 50 operating theatres
  • We carry out more than 300 elective procedures each working day

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

  • Redefine medical cover out of hours
  • Achieve effective and safe clinical care
  • Introduce multidisciplinary, competency-based, teams who work together
  • Minimise out of hour’s workload by changing current ways of working and promoting the shift of routine non-urgent work into the day.
  • Improve handover to ensure patients are handed over safely and efficiently
  • Attend handover
  • Attend / participate at cardiac arrest calls as part of the resuscitation team.
  • Work with other members of the HOOH team to share tasks and cross cover as appropriate.
  • Communicate continuously to ensure other members of the team are aware of the current position throughout the trust.
  • Refer appropriately to Surgical or Medical Registrar linked to the HOOH team
  • Support the F1 trainees attached to the HOOH team
  • Support the activity on the Private Patient Unit if requested

The post holder will have the opportunity to be involved in one of the many quick turnaround clinical research projects and the new style of Quality Improvement projects within The Trust or even regionally.

Person specification

Qualifications

Essential criteria
  • Full GMC registration with a licence to practise on application
  • MBBS or equivalent
  • Undertaken an ALS course
  • Current BLS certificate
Desirable criteria
  • Any post-graduate qualification

Eligibility

Essential criteria
  • Two years Foundation training or equivalent
  • At least six months experience in a UK Health Care setting
Desirable criteria
  • Experience at CT level in either surgery, medicine, critical care or emergency medicine

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Armed Forces CovenantNo smoking policyMindful employer.  Being positive about mental health.Disability confident employerArmed Forces Covenant (Silver Award)Step into health

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 Gareth Hughes
Job title
Consultant & Clinical Lead for HOOH
Email address
gareth.hughes6@nhs.net
Telephone number
07471140688