Ultrasound Clinical Fellow in Emergency Medicine
Come and join us at Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. Not only is it a great place to work; it's also a wonderful place to live. The town has great transport links, a bustling quay and some of the best beaches in England. You’ll also have easy access to the Dorset countryside, renowned for its areas of outstanding natural beauty and the spectacular Jurassic Coast, ideal for sports and outdoor activities.
Poole Hospital is one of the largest employers in the region and highly regarded across the NHS, consistently featuring within the top twenty per cent in both national patient and staff satisfaction surveys. We pride ourselves on positive team work, professional development and support staff to reach their fullest potential. All of this is underpinned by our unique philosophy, The Poole Approach, which pledges that we will strive at all times to provide friendly, professional, person-centred care with dignity and respect for all.
This is an exciting time for our staff, following a recent review of healthcare services in Dorset which will see major changes to the way healthcare is provided. As one of the two acute NHS providers in the east of the county, our services will be closely linked to those provided at the Royal Bournemouth & Christchurch Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. We’re working in close collaboration to deliver excellent emergency and planned care over the two sites, for the people of east Dorset.
We are looking to appoint to a new senior post in Emergency Medicine which will have formal Ultrasound training built into the rota. This post is aimed at SAS/ St4-6 level doctors who have at least 12 months experience working in Emergency Medicine.
The post holder will work on the Middle Grade rota and be responsible for running the Department in the late evenings and nights. This will include team-leading major Trauma until the ED Consultant arrives and Cardiac arrests.
The posts are designed to provide extended training in Ultrasound for SAS/St4-6 doctors in Emergency Medicine. The postholders will be trained to achieve Level 1 in Ultrasound, FEEL certification in echocardiography and level 2 in transabdominal ultrasound for early pregnancy. The post is designed to train doctors with no ultrasound skills but will also be very useful for those who already do some ultrasound.
The focus of training will be to obtain the required competences in each ultrasound module sequentially ie once Level 1 obtained, the postholder will then do Echocardiography and once FEEL certified will then progress to early pregnancy scanning.
After gaining ultrasound competences, the successful applicants will do placements in acute Medicine and Intensive Care to gain any outstanding competences. They will also be helped to prepare for MCEM and FCEM in order to ultimately apply ,through the CESR route, for a Consultant post if this is desired.
For further details please contact Dr Gary Cumberbatch 01202 442815.
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