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SPECIALTY DOCTOR OPPORTUNITIES WITHIN EMERGENCY MEDICINE
AYRSHIRE AND ARRAN, AYR HOSPITAL
SPECIALTY DOCTORS IN EMERGENCY MEDICINE
(FULL-TIME) ?36,443 - ?67,959
POST REF: MD/445/09
We are looking for ambitious and committed team players with a wide experience in Emergency
Medicine to replace substantive positions. The Emergency Departments currently see 110,000
patients per year and are modern, well equipped and recently underwent further upgrade. The
successful applicants will join a dedicated team of 5 consultants, 3 staff grades, 1 specialty trainees
and 3 Foundation Year 2 Doctors & 3 GPVTS Doctors providing emergency care at Ayr Hospital.
There is an active programme of teaching, audit and research and excellent hospital educational
The job will be based around a full shift pattern and is offered on a fixed term period of one year in
the first instance, commencing as soon as possible on a whole-time or part-time basis up to 10
sessions per week.
The Terms and Conditions of service are those determined by the New Specialty Doctor Grade
(Scotland) 2008 and post are offered on a 10 programmed activity basis. Details of the specialty
doctor contract can be found on the SHOW web site: www.sehd.scot.nhs.uk/ Circular PCS (DD)
Applications from individuals who may wish to work on a part time or job share basis will be
considered. Opportunities may exist for Additional Programmed Activities subject to service
Successful applicants must have full registration with the General Medical Council, and have
completed at least 4 years full-time postgraduate training, including at least 2 years will have been
relevant to Emergency Medicine.
Informal enquiries should be directed to Mr D Chung Clinical Director/Consultant in A&E on (01563)
827751, or Dr Teresa Hand on (01292) 614578
How to apply: Applications in the form of a current CV (together with the names and addresses of 2
referees should be submitted to the Medical Staffing Officer, 68 Lister Street, Crosshouse Hospital,
Kilmarnock, KA2 0BE no later than Monday 14 September 2009. Please Quote the appropriate
Ref No: MD-445-09
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further information about the organisation from www.nhsayrshireandarran.com
SPECIALTY DOCTOR IN EMERGENCY MEDICINE
These posts are part of our funded Establishment.
The main function of the posts is to provide first line medical care to patients attending the Accident/Emergency Unit and
to patients admitted to the Short Stay Ward, under the direction of the Accident/Emergency Consultants.
2. FACILITIES, RESOURCES AND ACTIVITY
Crosshouse Hospital is a modern 608 bedded Acute District General Hospital serving a population of around 230,000 for most specialties and the whole of Ayrshire and Arran for Paediatrics, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, ENT, Maxillofacial
The Accident/Emergency Unit is a busy A-Class Unit with 63,000 new attenders last year. Within the department there
are 4 Resuscitation Bays, 1 Stitch Room and a Plaster Room, and two dedicated x-ray rooms. Adjacent to the
department there is an Out-Patient Theatre, Intensive Care Unit, Imaging Department with 24 hour access to CT. There is
24 hour anaesthetic cover. The hospital also has 12 bedded Coronary Care and Medical High Dependency Units.
The department deals with all medical, surgical, trauma & orthopaedics, psychiatric, paediatric and geriatric acute
emergencies and resuscitation of the patient before handing over to the appropriate speciality. Inpatient care for adults is
provided in our adjacent 6 bed short stay and 6 bed Clinical Decisions Unit.
Consultant A&E review clinics are held in the outpatient department 4 times a week.
Ayr Hospital is a modern 330 bed District General Hospital serving a population of 156,000 for most specialties and the
whole of Ayrshire and Arran for Vascular Surgery, Ophthalmology and Urology and interventional radiology.
The Emergency Department had 41,000 new attenders last year. Besides serving the local population, a large number of
tourists and holiday makers visit this area, significantly increasing the Department’s workload during the Spring and
In-patient care for adults is provided by the Department in our adjacent six-bedded Observation Ward. Ward Rounds are
performed on a daily basis by the Consultants and Staff Grades. Discharge of patients from the Ward is supported by the
Psychiatry Liaison Service and the Hospital's Rapid Response Team..
A & E Consultant-Led Review Clinics are held three times per week.
STAFFING AT CROSSHOUSE HOSPITAL
Mr David Chung, Clinical Director & Consultant in Accident/Emergency (Whole-time)
Dr C McGuffie, Associate Medical Director, Acute Care (Whole-time)
Dr A Lannigan, Consultant in Accident/Emergency (Whole-time)
Dr J Mardon, Consultant in Accident/Emergency (Part-time)
Mr J Stevenson, Consultant in Accident/Emergency (Whole-time)
Dr Nicola Weatherup, Consultant in Accident/Emergency (Whole-time)
Dr J Mulligan, Consultant in Accident/Emergency (Part-time)
Dr J Gordon, Consultant in Accident/Emergency (Part-time)
3 Staff Grade (Full-time)
1 Staff Grade (Part-time)
5 Specialty Trainees in Accident/Emergency
4 Foundation Year 2 Doctors
2 GPVTS Doctors
STAFFING AT AYR HOSPITAL
Dr Fiona Gibson, Consultant in Accident/Emergency (Whole-time)
Dr Teresa Hand, Consultant in Accident/Emergency Medicine (Whole-time)
Dr Ernie Ofei, Acting Consultant in Emergency Medicine
Dr Alan Krichell, Consultant in Accident/Emergency (Whole-time)
Dr Alastair Stevenson, Consultant in Accident/Emergency (Whole-time)
3 Staff Grade (Full-time)
1 Staff Grade (Part-time)
1 Specialty Trainees in Accident/Emergency
3 Foundation Year 2 Doctors
3 GPVTS Doctors
The department uses computerised records. Registration, Triage, ordering of x-rays and documentation of patient care
are all done via the computer system. Letters to the GP are automatically generated from the in-put information.
The Departments share the services of the Health Care Manager, Clinical Nurse Manager, Nurse Consultant
(Unscheduled Care) Community Liaison is undertaken via Paediatric and Geriatric Liaison staff. There is a well
established Psychiatric liaison service and the departments are also well supported by the Ayrshire Rapid Response
Service in terms of falls assessment and early supported discharge and domiciliary rehabilitation.
There is also a well established Emergency Nurse Practitioner Service.
3. PROPOSED WEEKLY PROGRAMME
The post will consist of ten programmed activities per week.
Crosshouse, weekly pattern, not repeating
am pm No of PA
Mon 15.00-22.00 2
Tues 10.00-1300 13.00-18.00 2 SPA in
alternate am Wed 10.00-13.00 13.00-18.00 2 SPA alternate
Thur OFF OFF
Fri 15.00-22.00 2
Sat 09.00-13.00 13.00-21.00 4 1 in 4 weekends Sun 09.00-13.00 13.00-21.00 4 1 in 4 weekends
Ayr Hospital,current rolling rota
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday 9pm-8am 9pm-8am 9pm-8am 9pm-8am 9pm-8am 8pm-8am 8pm-8am OFF OFF OFF OFF OFF OFF OFF 2pm-10pm 2pm-10pm 2pm-10pm 2pm-10pm 2pm-10pm OFF OFF 8am-5pm 8am-5pm 8am-5pm 8am-5pm 8am-5pm 8am-8pm 8am-8pm 4pm-12am 4pm-12am 4pm-12am 4pm-12am 4pm-12am OFF OFF 10am-8pm 10am-8pm 10am-8pm 10am-8pm 10am-8pm OFF OFF
This reflects the current working pattern. The new postholders will integrated into this to reflect the new
contract Full-time = 10 Programmed Activities (ie 9 x DCC and 1 SPA), exact timing of SPA to be determined
within the above rota to harmonise needs of postholder and department.
The timing and location of activities in the timetable are indicative and may require being adapted to meet the
need for availability across sites and the changing needs of the service. Any changes would be subject to
3.1 Proposed Weekly Programme
The proposed weekly programme is shown at Section 3. This timetable will be reviewed three months following
appointment and should therefore be regarded as an interim programme. Opportunities may exist for Additional
Programmed Activities to be undertaken subject to service requirements and in accordance with national terms and
conditions of service.
Minimum of one SPA will reflect activities such as appraisal, personal audit, professional development (occurring outside
study leave time) but dependent on local conditions , may also provide enough time to reflect teaching and other activities.
Further SPA time may be negotiated for specific, clearly identified additional Supporting Activities provided that these are
acceptable to the Specialty Doctor and desired by the Board.
3.2 Notes on the Programme
Patient Administration. This activity covers the management of individual patients including Out Patient administration, results reporting, letters/phone calls to patients, carers, GP’S and members of the wider multidisciplinary team involved in
the patients care.
Ward Rounds: the time allocated is indicative and will be discussed with the appointee. Ward work will include teaching
ward rounds as required.
Travel: Any travel allocation will be included within the Total Programmed Activities and will be determined by location at
which Direct Clinical Care and Supporting Professional activities are carried out.
Supporting Professional Activities: The agreed job plan will include all of the specialty doctor’s professional duties and
commitments, including agreed supporting professional activities (SPAs). NHS Ayrshire & Arran supports the
identification of 4 hours of SPA work for full-time employees and commits to manage this in a high trust, low bureaucracy
fashion. It will be requested that SPAs are delivered at the normal place of work, unless there are mutual advantages to it
being performed elsewhere. The exact timing and location of SPAs, and flexibility around these, will be agreed during the
1:1 and included in the prospective job plan.
Research: Research is encouraged and supported by an active Research and Development Committee. The appointee
will be encouraged to develop research interests associated with their specialist interest.
Teaching: The postholder will be responsible for the training and supervision of post-graduates and under-graduates and
will be expected as part of their SPA allocation to devote time to this activity on a regular basis. In addition he/she will be
expected to ensure that Junior Staff and medical students receive adequate support and advice and may act as a contact
as the person responsible for overseeing their training and as an initial source of advice.
Private Practice: If the postholder wishes to undertake any private practice, they are obliged to inform their employer at the time of appointment of their intentions to do so. This should be submitted in writing to the Medical
The postholder shall be free to undertake private practice without approval provided such work is undertaken outside the
time agreed in the job plan for programmed activities. (Refer Schedule 10 of the new Specialty Doctor Contract).
4. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The successful candidate will work as a member of the Emergency Medicine team at Ayr hospital, however
cross site cover may be required in a crisis situation. They will relate to nursing and medical members of the
team and be supervised by one of the Consultants in Emergency Medicine. The main duties and responsibilities
of this post include:
1. Assessment, treatment and appropriate disposal of patients attending the unit.
2. Providing direct supervision of the ST Trainees/FY2s, including instruction in practical procedures and delegation of
routine work in Accident and Emergency and Short Stay Ward.
3. Review of radiology and laboratory reports.
4. Assisting in the supervision of the observation ward.
5. Assisting with the review clinics held in the Out Patients Department.
6. Teaching of the ST Trainees/FY2s. (The successful candidate will be expected to attend or have completed
Advanced Cardiac Life and Advanced Trauma Life and Paediatric Advanced Life Support courses.)
7. Performing departmental Audit.
5. GENERAL PROVISIONS
The post is within the Integrated Care & Emergency Service Directorate, the post holder will be accountable to
the Consultants within the Emergency Medicine Service, who will agree the Job Plan.
Subject to the provision of the Terms and Conditions of Service, the post holder is expected to observe NHS
Ayrshire and Arran’s agreed policies and procedures, drawn up in consultation with the profession on clinical
matters, and to follow the standing orders and financial instructions of NHS Ayrshire and Arran.
The post holder is required to comply with NHS Ayrshire and Arran’s Health and Safety Policies.
6. ANNUAL APPRAISAL
The successful candidate will be required to take part in annual appraisal. Objectives agreed following the appraisal
process will be discussed and taken into account of during the annual job plan review.
7. TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF SERVICE
The Terms and Conditions of service are those determined by the New Specialty Doctor Grade (Scotland) 2008
and the post is offered on a 10 programmed activity basis. Applications from individuals who may wish to work
on a part time or job share basis will be considered. Opportunities may exist for Additional Programmed
activities subject to service requirements.
Appropriately experienced applicants must have full registration with the General Medical Council, and have
completed at least 4 years full-time postgraduate training, of which at least 2 years will have been within
relevant specialities to Emergency Medicine.
Possession of Membership of the College of Emergency Medicine would be an advantage.
8. FURTHER INFOMATION AND VISITING
Applicants wishing to obtain information about the posts or to arrange a visit are invited to contact Mr David Chung,
Crosshouse Hospital, 01563 577751, or Dr Teresa hand (Ayr) 01292 614578.
The closing date for application is Monday 14 September 2009