Doctors - Simulation Fellow - Emergency Medicine

  • Job Type Accident & Emergency
  • Salary Basic £46,208
  • Closing Date 30/10/2018
  • Location The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust
  • Grade Specialty Registrar ST3+
  • Job ref 223-MSS662F
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Fixed Term
  • Hours Full Time 40 hours
  • Contact Dr Adrian Marsh/Mr Subramanian Kumaran, Clinical Director for Emergency Medicine
  • Telephone 01743 261082 or 01952 64122 Ext 4235

The Offer

Tailored offers are available to support successful candidates including free accommodation.

Successful candidates will be offered:

  • Free accommodation
  • Financial support for a return flight home in the first 12 months
  • Bespoke support for registration with the GMC
  • If appropriate English lessons with local provider, with specific concentration on medical/health terminology
  • Personal development allowance  
  • Support with education and housing

The Role

We wish to identify and train a team of doctors to be excellent clinical teachers with an emphasis on developing skills in simulation, working as part of a team of like-minded enthusiastic individuals in a forward thinking simulation faculty. This post is aimed at applicants looking for a post at ST3+ scale or above. This is a challenging post that will test skills that are not the focus of most clinical training roles, yet are highly relevant and transferable to senior clinical roles. This post encompasses more than just teaching. The successful applicant will take part in various modes of assessment and appraisal with emphasis on designing, developing and delivering simulation education to undergraduates and post-graduates using a variety of methods.

You will have a significant role in the delivery of simulation education for years 4 and 5 of the Keele University Medical School Curriculum. This is particularly exciting as the university moves to develop a new curriculum more dependent on a variety of simulated experiences for students in both simulation lab and in-situ experiences. The post holder will also support the whole year teaching component of the fourth year curriculum, including ethics, drug administration, lumbar puncture teaching and pain management again with emphasis on simulation as the educational model. Educational models may include problem based learning, clinical and communication skills tuition, inter-professional education, the use of simulated patients and environments and use of advanced whole body simulation (via use of SimMan 3G). The involvement in the undergraduate curriculum may involve a range of activities, including bedside teaching, clinical skills teaching, communication, ethics and law  tutorials, as well as in-course assessment and end of year OSCE examinations for both year 4 and  year 5. 

Post-graduate inter-professional whole body simulation is delivered for FY1 and FY2 doctors along-side registered ward nurses in a highly successful local course, receiving out-standing feedback. Trauma team and paediatric emergency simulation training are held frequently in the ED resus room and there is ACCS simulation held for regional trainees in non-technical skills. We are about to commence CMT simulation for regional trainees.

Expansion in simulation education is anticipated and planned by the simulation faculty, to include CMT simulation for acute medicine, and advanced emergency medicine techniques including difficult airway and sedation alongside higher specialist training courses. We envisage setting up skills teaching for CMT and ACCS trainees to align with the curricula for each. This will extend to regional teaching days and potentially national conferences. It is envisaged that we will set up an education website for the Trust alongside Free Open Access Medical education (FOAM).

Trust News

68 Registered Nurses have been offered posts to join the Trust by the end of September.

The offers follow a successful recruitment campaign and a number of improvements to our recruitment processes as part of our Transforming Care work done in partnership with the Virginia Mason Institute.

The Trust has also successfully managed to recruit additional Healthcare Assistants. This means Care Groups have been instructed to stop using expensive agency staff —the Trust will still be using bank staff — to allow our teams to provide better continuity of care to patients.

One of the biggest areas we struggle to recruit into is middle grade posts. This is a national problem and therefore SaTH are thinking a little differently by working alongside Keele University and Wolverhampton University to offer Fellowship posts. They are challenging posts that will test skills that are not the focus of most clinical training roles, yet are highly relevant and transferable to senior clinical roles. 

Finally, since NHS Future Fit plans were announced the Trust has seen an increase in the number of A&E consultants wanting to work at SaTH in the future. The NHS Future Fit plans have generated a positive vibe about future of our hospital and Simon Wright, Chief Executive, is planning to meet two of them in the near future.

Shropshire

Shropshire is a beautiful county located between the West Midlands and North Wales. Whilst rural and home to the Shropshire Hills it is anything but sleepy. The county is bustling with idyllic towns including Shrewsbury, Oswestry, Bridgnorth and Ludlow, with plenty to do regardless of your interests. More information can again be found under further links.

We are ideally located between the north and the south making travelling around the UK extremely easy. As well as being only a short distance from major cities and busy transport links including Birmingham airport, our county also borders with beautiful north Wales which is abundant in outdoor activities, brilliant beaches, and thrilling scenery.

We want you to find out more about the department and our hospitals, and we invite you to contact us with any questions you may have or even arrange a visit. Please also take the time to read any supporting documentation to really get to know us.

We look forward to hearing from you.

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