Acute Internal Medicine Prospectus
There is an active Medical Education Centre with regular programmed teaching. The Academic centre at Maidstone has the state-of-art simulation for endocscopy, Laparoscopic Skills Suite, and other Simulation and Clinical Skills rooms. Dedicated teaching sessions at Maidstone.
The Urgent Medical & Ambulatory Unit is purpose built with design input from Doctors.
To be catered as per the needs of the trainee’s PDP with due regard to clinical commitments;-
- Use of Emergency Ultrasound (1 list per week)
- Clinics – Urgent medical clinic – Diabetes Clinic/Endocrine clinic/respiratory clinic
- Acute medical take & UMAU
- Inpatient care acute medicine patients
- Inpatient acute med referrals (seen first by registrar and discussed with consultant)
- Procedures: Bronchoscopy experience, chest drain, lumbar puncture, pleurodesis
- Grand round presentations
- Clinical X-ray/CT meeting discussion
- Training in use of non-invasive ventilation
- Teaching role for final year medical students attached to the firm
- Opportunity provided to attend management meetings with the Clinical Director for experience in management of the hospital
- Grade: ST3+.
- Location: Maidstone Hospital.
- Qualifications & Professional registration required: Registered medical qualifications; MRCP membership; Completed Foundation years 1 and 2 or equivalent and 2 years of Core Medical Training or equivalent; At least 1 year UK experience.
Provision of in-patient care for Consultant’s patients. Attendance at monthly Departmental Clinical Governance and Audit Meetings. To participate in a partial shift on-call rota. Attendance at out-patient clinics as appropriate. Discharge summaries and follow up clinic letters as directed. Other duties as directed by the Deputy Clinical Director or designated Consultant for the care of patients.
“The post holder accepts that he/she will also perform duties in occasional emergencies and unforeseen circumstances at the request of the appropriate Consultant, in consultation where practicable with his/her colleagues both senior and junior. It has been agreed between the professions and the department that while juniors accept that they will perform such duties, the Secretary of State stresses that additional commitments arising under this sub-section and, in particular, that juniors should not be required to undertake work of this kind for prolonged periods or on a regular basis”.
The ST3+ post will take part in the registrar rota, along-side the other SpRs & middle grades doctors. This is full shift on-call rota with 13 hour shifts with internal rotation onto nights. Nights are 4 nights (Monday to Thursday) and 3 nights (Friday to Sunday).
SpR’s will also be released for regional training days in acute medicine (having made arrangements to cover the on call rota).
Dr Alex Keough – College Tutor
Each trainee will be allocated an Educational Supervisor who should meet with them at least every 3 months for appraisal and career advice, as well as a summary meeting at the end of the year, which will generate the Ed Supervisor’s final Structured Report to be presented to the ARCP Panel. Trainees will be allocated clinical supervisors during each of their posts.
The completion of Work Place Based Assessments (WBPAs) and modular paperwork is the responsibility of the trainee however every support will be provided in ensuring completion as appropriate. Trainees are encouraged to fill in WPBAs throughout their time rather that all at the last minute.
- ST Acute Medicine
- Part of training towards CCT in Acute and General Medicine
All payscales can be found on the website below. The Trust is continually working with juniors to make sure all rotas are compliant. You will initially receive an offer letter followed by your contract. Should you require any additional information beforehand, please contact our Medical Staffing department by email.
Employee salaries are paid on the 24th of the month. If this falls on a weekend salaries will be paid on the last working day.
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