As a Specialty Doctor in Same Day Emergency Care (SDEC) your role will be to administer ambulatory care to medical patients in the Urgent Care unit. The aim of this role is to help improve the effectiveness and quality of emergency care in the region.

SDEC is part of the NHS plan to provide effective and well managed care to patients who don’t need to be admitted to a hospital bed overnight. This model ensures that patients are treated in the right areas, improving patient flow. Patients in SDEC can receive rapid assessment, access to diagnostics, and effective treatment. The patient may need ongoing outpatient care, in a clinical or community setting, but this model usually means they are able to go home that day.

SDEC ensure that patients aren’t stuck in hospital for overly long periods of time, which particularly benefits the elderly as they can smoothly return to care in their homes and community. It also means that Acute Medical Units and Emergency Departments have a greater capacity to treat critical patients.

The Job

Your role as a Specialty Doctor will include:

  • Your role falls within the Acute Medical team and you will largely be working alongside Acute Physicians. There will always be an Emergency Medicine Physician on shift in SDEC as well.
  • In SDEC you will also be liaising frequently with other teams, including the Emergency Department and other medical sub-specialties within the hospital, as well as Ambulance staff, General Practitioners, and social services.
  • The contact is for 10 PAs (40 hours per week) with potential for an additional 2 PAs (48 hours per week). You will be expected to participate on a 1:4 weekend oncall rota.
  • You are entitled to 1.5 onsite SPAs per week, this should be used for continuous professional development, e.g. training, audits, courses etc.
  • As a senior member of the team you will be expected to participate in the management of the team, including teaching and training of junior doctors and quality improvement within the department.

The Location

  • The hospital is located in a vibrant city in the north west of England.
  • There are excellent transport links to the rest of the UK and you are just over an hour from an international airport for ease of travel to visit family and friends overseas.
  • This location boasts great access to some of the largest cities in the north west as well as being closely located to some of the most scenic countryside in England. This makes it easy to strike a good balance in quality of life.
  • There is a very high level of education in the area, with many ‘Outstanding’ rated schools.

The Hospital

  • The hospital is a 500+ bedded hospital which hosts all major specialities on site, so you receive a varied case load.
  • The hospital is part of a University Teaching Trust so there are undergraduate medical students training in the hospital.
  • You will be joining a supportive and welcoming department, which places great focus on onboarding senior international doctors.

The Requirements

In order to apply for this role, you will need:

  • Relevant postgraduate qualification (MRCP, MRCPI, USMLE, PLAB, Sri Lankan MD etc.)
  • IELTS or OET
  • Full GMC Registration
  • Experience in a similar role whether in the NHS or elsewhere

How to Apply

If you would like to apply for this opportunity or if you have any questions you’d like to ask then please send your CV through to [email protected] and one of our team will be in touch to discuss this with you.

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