DUTIES OF THE POST
The appointee will be responsible for communication and liaison with other medical and service departments within the hospital and with general practitioners and other agencies, such as district nursing and Social Services.
The appointee will be expected to cover for absence of colleagues (including on call cover) at short notice, e.g. sickness. Cover outside the Rota requiring extra hours of work will be paid as additional work at nationally agreed rates and will be coordinated to be compliant with the relevant legislation.
It is expected that the post holder will play an active part in the training of junior medical staff. He/she will also be expected to supervise, educate and assist medical students.
The post holder should take an active part in clinical audit, journal club and departmental teaching sessions. Regular appraisals will occur and the post holder will be expected to take part in CPD.
On-Call Responsibilities and Hours of Duty
The on call team is made up of a Medical Registrar and two SHO level Doctors, plus an F1 during day time hours who all support a CDU team. The current take is age related for Consultants at 75 years with needs related fast tracking to subspecialty teams for speciality care. The on call team assess all patients and the average number of patients assesses per 24 hours is around 40.
Ensure that records of patients in your care are accurate, up to date, legible and signed.
Junior Medical Staff should endeavour to ensure that no more than two members in any one grade are absent at any one time. Approval of leave is at the discretion of the Clinical Director and is dependent upon the continuity of patient care.
The study leave and annual leave is according to national agreement. Eight weeks’ notice is required for study leave and annual leave and this is covered prospectively. Internal swaps have to be agreed by the directorate and be compliant with the relevant legislation.