Specialty Registrar LAT – ST3 level

NHS Grampian
Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
£32,157 - £50,563
13 Jun 2019
14 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

(2 posts) 

Applications are invited to apply for a 12 month LAT (ST3 level) in Acute Medicine starting 7 August 2019.

The posts will be based within the Acute Medicine team at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.

Ideal for someone interested in, or looking to gain experience and confidence in Acute Medicine.  These posts come with a unique opportunity to also develop new skills in point of care ultrasound, with one rota session per week set aside to learn and accredit in point of care ultrasound (following the Focused Acute Medicine Ultrasound (FAMUS) curriculum), with tuition from an accredited supervisor.  This will enable the candidate to perform, and issue reports, on ultrasonography of the lungs, as well focused abdominal scans, vascular access and venous leg dopplers.  Echocardiography skills are not part of the FAMUS curriculum, but additional training in them will be provided.  In addition to accrediting themselves, candidates will have the opportunity to help support others who are training in POC ultrasound, once they have acquired further experience.

Clinical work is based in the department of Acute Medicine, which covers a medical receiving area, a large Short Stay Medical ward and a busy Ambulatory Emergency Care area - each area with its own dedicated staff. There are 14 Acute Medical Consultants, 7 existing Registrars and support from 18 MSN/Advanced Nurse Practitioners.

Candidates will have one day a month bleep-free teaching, which includes simulation training.  There is also a weekly M&M and weekly quality improvement meetings.

The Postgraduate Dean confirms that this placement and/or programme has the required educational and Postgraduate Dean's approval.

Applicants may be eligible for excess travel and relocation expenses. Information regarding nationally agreed excess travel and relocation are contained in NHS Circular PCS(DD) 2010/8.  NHS Grampian’s relocation policy can be accessed by visiting http://www.scotmt.scot.nhs.uk/recruitment/specialty-recruitment/key-documents/relocation-policies.aspx

Full registration with a licence to practise with the GMC is required. For more information visit www.gmc-uk.org

Informal enquiries should be made to Innes Young, Consultant in Acute Medicine via email innes.young@nhs.net

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Closing date:  Sunday, 14 July 2019.