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Ultrasound Fellow in Emergency Medicine

Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust
£51,017 a year per annum
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Job summary

The advertised post is suitable for individuals who are interested in furthering their knowledge, skills, and experience in emergency medicine, whilst working in a stimulating yet supportive environment. The posts have been designed for individuals who are interested in building on any experience already gained at middle grade level in Emergency Medicine.

Successful applicants would join the emergency department team in the Emergency Care Centre. The successful candidates will contribute to the middle grade rota. The posts will be spilt 80% clinical and 20% ultrasound, with flexibility at the time of job planning.

The trust will fund the successful candidate in a PG Certificate in Medical Ultrasound is at Teesside University and allocate a QE POCUS supervisor and will have weekly scanning time built into their job plans.

'The course gives you ultrasound education, skills and training, from the principles and practice of ultrasound to undertaking cutting edge research in point-of-care (PoCUS) practice and education at a state-of-the-art ultrasound simulation centre in Darlington'.

Main duties of the job

The department sees approximately 90,000 new attendances per annum covering the full spectrum of acute illness and injury that is seen in a busy district general hospital. The department is a designated trauma receiving unit and has established links with the local major trauma centre at the RVI in Newcastle. The emergency medicine consultant body has several areas of specialist interest and specific training could be provided in paediatric emergency medicine, core and enhanced emergency ultrasound, hand surgery, education, and simulation. The department runs a daily review clinic and a weekly paediatric review clinic. The emergency department is responsible for the inpatient care of head and chest injuries. There are established programmes of teaching, audit, and research that the successful applicant would be encouraged to partake in

About us

The people in this area are known for being friendly and there is a strong sense of regional identity.

Gateshead Quays has the most contemporary and stylish cultural and leisure attractions to be found along the Tyne. Next to the world-famous Tyne Bridge there's the stunning Millennium Bridge, the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art and of course the fabulous Sir Norman Foster building, The Sage Gateshead a new home for music both national and international.

More than �250 million has been invested over recent years in major new cultural and leisure facilities along the riverbank. Gateshead is a pleasant combination of urban development in the east and rural land to the west. Some of the best coast and countryside in the country are all easily accessible from Gateshead. The area is well served with public transport, and air and ferry links to mainland Europe are both about seven miles away.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The successful candidate will be expected to assess and manage patients presenting to the emergency department with a wide spectrum of emergency presentations, including adult, paediatric, trauma and non-trauma presentations. Service delivery will be on the middle grade rota. The successful candidate will also be expected to supervise and support the more junior medical staff as required and will be involved in the resuscitation of acutely ill and injured patients.

The successful candidate will be expected to use the allocated supporting clinical activities time to engage in Continuing Professional Development (CPD) as well as departmental development activities.

Person Specification



  • Ability to prioritise workload & use initiative
  • ALS, ATLS (or ETC) and APLS provider status
  • Good communication skills
  • Meet the requirements of the GMC's Good Medical Practice


  • ATLS, APLS or ALS instructor



  • Experience in posts recognised for General Professional Training
  • Experience in EM at middle grade level
  • Involvement with audit and teaching


  • Relevant experience in specialties allied to EM
  • Involvement in research or simulation



  • Ability to work with and support members of a multidisciplinary team



  • Ability to fully participate in rota
  • Valid permit status to work/remain in UK


  • Evidence of continuing education and personal development

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