Fellow in Resuscitation Medicine (ST2, ST3, and ST3-6)

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09 May 2017
04 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Contract
Full Time

Fellow in Resuscitation Medicine (ST2, ST3, and ST3-6)

This post is a 2 year rotation through emergency and critical care medicine, including a funded MSc in Emergency and Resuscitation Medicine

We are seeking enthusiastic, full time clinical Fellow posts in Resuscitation medicine at Barts Health NHS Trust. This is a unique opportunity to join the UK’s largest trust, trauma centre and heart attack centre, and home of London’s Air Ambulance. The posts are for two years and include six month placements in the Emergency Departments at Royal London Hospital, Newham University Hospital and Whipps Cross University Hospital; and six months in critical care at Whipps Cross Hospital (including intensive care, high dependency care and anaesthesia).

Applicants should have at least two years medical post-graduate training, including 12 months Emergency Medicine or 6 months emergency medicine and 6 months in any of acute medicine, anaesthesia or critical care. It is anticipated most applicants will have more experience than this, and this would be regarded as an advantage in the application.

The post will include a funded 3-year distance learning MSc or 2 year Diploma in Emergency and Resuscitation Medicine at Queen Mary university of London (http://www.qmul.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/coursefinder/courses/181703.html). This course is designed for doctors who wish to develop a sub-speciality interest in resuscitation medicine. It will appeal to trainees in emergency, acute, pre-hospital and intensive care medicine, and anaesthesia.

This is an online course with an international faculty of leading experts in their fields. The content and learning will parallel professional examinations in Emergency Medicine but will take the student to a higher level than fellowship in this area. Further information is available on the QMUL website.

The eight successful applicants will have access to a dedicated ultrasound training facility and free attendance at up to three simulation resuscitation days each year (in addition to departmental training). Students will have full access to QMUL teaching facilities.

Barts Health NHS Trust is one of Britain’s leading healthcare providers and the largest trust in the NHS. It was created on 1 April 2012 by bringing together three trusts: Barts and The London NHS Trust, Newham University Hospital NHS Trust and Whipps Cross University Hospital NHS Trust. The new Trust has a turnover of approximately £1.1 billion and approximately 15,000 employees. Our vision is to create a world-class health organisation that builds on strong relations with our partners and the communities we serve – one dedicated to ending the historic health inequalities in east London. We will build an international reputation for excellence in patient care, research and education. And as members of UCLPartners, the largest academic health sciences system in the world, we will ensure that our patients are some of the first in the country to benefit from the latest drugs and treatments.

The Royal London Hospital is Europe’s largest heart attack and trauma centre and home to London HEMS. There is 24/7 consultant shop floor presence and a new department that boasts two computed tomography scanners and a radiology suite within the ED, two fully mini labs for point of care testing, two ultrasound machines, a simulation lab, 12 bedded CDU and 8 bed resuscitation unit. Whipps Cross and Newham University Hospitals have dedicated and award-winning Faculties of Medical Education, housed primarily in a well-equipped Medical Education Training Suite within the Trust. There is a clinical skills suite, a communication laboratory, and a sophisticated simulation suite, occupying the space of a whole ward. The simulator is also transportable to the ED allowing simulated scenarios to be performed in the resuscitation room. Both have newly built state of the art Emergency Departments with consultants on the shop floor 0800-2200.

The Emergency Department at Whipps Cross is a new state of the art facility with 6 resuscitation bays, 22 majors cubicles, minors, a separate paediatric unit and an Emergency Department run 8 bed/6 chair CDU. A new acute care unit opened in April 2013 and includes a 56 bed medical and surgical admission bed area. The Emergency Department census is around 100,000 per annum with a diverse case mix.

The Emergency Department at Newham University Hospital is a busy unit in East London seeing in excess of 142,000 patients a year with the co-located Urgent Care Centre. With high volumes of critically ill patients with a wide range of pathologies, this is an excellent base to develop emergency and critical care skills. NUH offers protected teaching, sponsored level 1 ultrasound sign off, taster sessions in prehospital care and assistance with preparation for MRCEM, FRCEM and CESR applications.

Whipps Cross hospital has a nationally recognised 9 bedded Intensive Care Unit with 500-600 admissions per year. A brand new eight-bedded HDU will be opening in the spring of 2017. Currently there are eight ICU consultants; and two locums in post, six are anaesthetists, one a respiratory physician and one an emergency physician. The service is consultant-led to supervise the junior staff which includes one trainee who has achieved full ICU competencies, and trainees of all grades additionally Monday to Friday.

The anaesthetic department offers a wide range of services: Preoperative assessment and perioperative care, high dependency and intensive care for adults, elective and emergency operating in orthopaedics, general surgery, colorectal surgery, vascular surgery, gynaecology, maxillo-facial and dental surgery, ENT surgery, urology and ophthalmology, as well as acute and chronic pain management, obstetric analgesia and anaesthesia. Whipps Cross has a long history of provision of hyperbaric oxygen therapy. London Hyperbaric Medicine Ltd. was established in its current form in April 2001 as a Private Finance Initiative with the Trust. The facility is one of the busiest in the UK and has a state of the art multi-place chamber. One of their staff is a member of the department. The provision of this service does have a small impact on ICU capacity.

For further information please contact Prof Tim Harris, Professor of Emergency Medicine on Tim.Harris@bartshealth.nhs.uk or on 0208 539 5522 ext 5253.

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Closing Date: Sunday, 4th June 2017