CDF / CTF – Critical Care – NHS Scotland – Kilmarnock

NHS Scotland

NHS Scotland is committed to encouraging equality and diversity among our workforce and eliminating unlawful discrimination. The aim is for our workforce to be truly representative and for each employee to feel respected and able to give their best. To this end, NHS Scotland welcomes applications from all sections of society.​​​​​​​

Applications are open for this innovative 12 month rotation within the Critical Care Department at University Hospital Crosshouse. There are four posts available. Commencing 2nd August 2023, the position involves a 12 month placement working in the Critical Care Department. Successful applicants will have the opportunity to spend a proportion of their development time in the Department of Anaesthesia if this is one of their identified development needs.

Successful candidates will have the opportunity to work in a welcoming and forward thinking department. The intention of the position is to increase exposure to critical care patients before applications to the national anaesthetics or higher specialty recruitment processes. Opportunities will be provided to enhance portfolios of successful candidates thereby increasing competitiveness in future recruitment applications.

This post would be suitable for those who have completed ACCS training programme or who have anaesthetic training and are looking for increased exposure to critical care. Applications will also be accepted by those who have completed foundation training and who wish to explore a critical care career path.

Doctors within this role will be expected to participate in ward rounds, MDT meetings, and will provide in-reach support to both the surgical and medical high dependency units. The opportunity to assess patients in the Emergency Department who require Critical Care input will also be available. If appointed you will provide out of hours on-call commitments to the Critical Care rota.

The successful applicants will have a dedicated Educational Supervisor and will be encouraged to keep a portfolio to document their critical care progression. The appointed candidates will be expected to participate in audit, education and quality improvement projects within the departments. Access to support for projects are available within the following areas of interest:
• Treatment Escalation Planning
• Recovery after Intensive Care Programme (INSPIRE)
• Paediatric Anaesthesia
• Recruitment to National Research Programmes
• Organ Donation and End of Life Care

The role of Clinical Development Fellow allows successful applicants to spend 4-8 hours per week (1 day per fortnight or 2 half days) to perform dedicated development projects whether this be in education and teaching, research, quality improvement or leadership. CDFs will be supported by the Director of Medical Education in their area on interest. This will be supported with a study budget of £1250 per annum pro rata.

The appointment will be whole time for the duration of 12 months commencing 3 August 2023. A 50% pay supplement will be paid to recognise contribution to out of hours working and emergency duty commitments and will be based on a salary range of £36,472 – £57,349. The posts are not recognised for training. Applicants must hold Full GMC Registration with a current Licence to Practice.

​​​​​​​There is also one CTF post available in critical care. The successful candidate will deliver undergraduate teaching to 3rd, 4th and 5th year medical students, primarily from the University of Glasgow and Dundee University. The post is split 7 sessions teaching and development time to 3 sessions clinical. This post in unbanded. The successful candidate can choose to either undertake a PG cert in medical education OR have access to a £1250 study budget (pro-rata).

Prospective applicants are encouraged to make contact with Dr David Finn (Email: [email protected]) Dr Claire Gilroy, University Hospital Crosshouse (Email: [email protected])

Applications should be submitted via the jobtrain website no later than noon on Wednesday 31st March 2023 ​​​​​​​

Please Quote Ref No: 138751.

Interviews are scheduled for the 21st April 2023

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Applications are welcome from UK, EEA and non-EEA candidates.
As part of the recruitment process, you will be required to produce proof of your EU Settlement status from 1st July 2021 to demonstrate your Right to Work in the United Kingdom. Further information: Existing employees may be asked to provide evidence of their EU Settlement Status from 1st July 2021.

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