Senior clinical fellow in Emergency medicine and point of care ultrasound
Senior Clinical Fellow Emergency Medicine
Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust, (LGT), is a community-focused provider of local and acute care, delivering high-quality services to over one million people living across the London boroughs of Lewisham, Greenwich, and Bexley. We provide whole-life care and are here to support our communities to live healthier lives as well as taking care of them when they need us the most.
Employing almost 7,500 colleagues, affectionately known as Team LGT, we provide services at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Woolwich, University Hospital Lewisham, and at over a dozen community settings in Lewisham. We also provide some services at Queen Mary’s Hospital in Sidcup.
We have recently launched our new vision and values to mark the LGT10 – the tenth anniversary of our Trust forming in 2013. Our trust vision is to be exceptional. In the quality of our patient care; our support for colleagues; and in the difference we make through our partnerships and in our communities.
To achieve this we value Respect, Compassion, and Inclusion; Being accountable over staying comfortable; Listening over always knowing best; and Succeeding together over achieving alone. You can read more about our visions and values here
Our hospitals and community sites provide a wide range of inpatient and outpatient services, as well as emergency and planned care. The Trust is rated as “good” or “outstanding” in over three-quarters of the services inspected by the Care Quality Commission.
Every year our work includes performing 10,000 procedures in our theatres; bringing seven and a half thousand new lives into the world; carrying out 570,000 visits to patients in their homes or communities and providing emergency care for more than 300,000 patients arriving in our busy Urgent and Emergency Departments.
LGT is a centre for the education and training of medical students enrolled with King’s College London’s GKT School of Medical Education. We are a training centre for nurses, midwives and allied health professionals. We are pioneering new roles that will support the changing needs of our patients and are one of the largest employers of physician associates in the country.
We are committed to working with our partners to deliver the best outcomes for our local communities. This means playing an active role in the South East London Integrated Care System (ICS), and in formal partnerships including the South East London Acute Provider Collaborative, provider partnerships with our local mental health trusts and borough-based boards of the ICS in Bexley, Greenwich and Lewisham.
The successful candidates will join an enthusiastic and motivated team, helping to support the future vision and development of the service. 30% of the rostered time is protected for engagement in Point of care ultrasound project activity and skills development. Possibilities include completing a certification process such as Fusic heart, taking up a post graduate certification in Point of care ultrasound or developing skills within the emergency department under mentorship of Dr Anna Colclough Consultant in Emergency Medicine , Msc medical ultrasound. Member of the RCEM POCUS subcommittee and the BMUS POCUS CIG. As skills develop the successful candidate will be encouraged to build on the POCUS training programme within the department. By the end of the 12 months this candidate should have a firm grasp of many POCUS applications and have gained experience in leadership and quality improvement.
The remaining 70% will be spent working as a clinical Emergency medicine registrar. This includes the running of the department at night with on call consultant support. For this reason candidates must have successfully passed MRCEM and have at least 18 months experience working in Emergency Medicine and be up to date with relevant resuscitation certificates such as ALS and ATLS.
Main duties of the job
Successful candidates will join a dynamic workforce and is a great opportunity to broaden your experience while working in a very friendly and supportive environment.
There is a strong training culture with protected academic time and regular weekly training incorporating lecture-room teaching and clinical supervision, attendance at relevant clinics and courses, and full immersion simulation sessions.
Shift allocations are done by a self rostering process running on a 9 week rotation. The 70% clinical component will include the same night shift and weekend shift numbers as a clinical full time equivalent.
There are also opportunities for flexible working and career progression.
Working for our organisation
Our people are our greatest asset. When we feel supported and happy at work, this positivity reaches those very people we are here for, the patients. Engaged employees perform at their best and our Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) initiatives contribute to cultivate a culture of engagement. We have four staff networks, a corporate EDI Team and a suite of programmes and events which aim to insert the 5 aspirations:
- Improving representation at senior levels of staff with disabilities, from black, Asian, and ethnic minorities background, identify as LGBTQ+ and women, through improved recruitment and leadership development
- Widening access (anchor institution) and employability
- Improving the experience of staff with disability
- Improving the EDI literacy and confidence of trust staff through training and development
- Making equalities mainstream
Detailed job description and main responsibilities
- To provide high quality health care for patients referred to the Department for diagnosis and treatment.
- To participate in educational and governance meetings and meet CPD requirements; to meet appraisal and revalidation requirements
- To provide cover for colleagues during periods of annual leave.
- To support the Trust’s Clinical Governance Strategy, to participate in clinical audit, and to contribute towards the development of protocols/guidelines within the Trust
- To participate in departmental meetings and activities.
- To contribute to the development of the service.
- To provide continuing training for clinical staff, including anaesthetic trainees, medical students, midwives and nurses
- Full registration with UK General Medical Council
- Current provider status in at least one of the following advanced life support courses ATLS or ALS or other recognised equivalent course
- MRCEM passed (primary, intermediate and OSCE)
- Current provider status in 2 or more advanced life support courses ATLS or ALS
- Instructor status in ATLS or ALS
- Qualification or certification in Point of Care Ultrasound
- Completed at least three years full time postgraduate training (or its equivalent) at least one of which will be in a specialty training programme in a relevant specialty or as a fixed term appointment in a relevant specialty
- Shall have at least 12 months, full time (or its equivalent) experience of working in a Consultant led ED or have demonstrable, equivalent experience and competencies
- Demonstrates developing an area of interest in Emergency Medicine
- Holds of Logbook of Point of Care Ultrasound Experience
- Has participated in quality improvement activity
- Should have evidence of current ongoing CPD and annual appraisal
- Experience of undergraduate teaching
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
Further details / informal visits contact
- Dr Anna Colclough
- Job title
- ED Consultant
- Email address
- [email protected]
- Telephone number
- Additional information
For further information please contact Dr Anna Colclough 02083333649