PHEM Senior Clinical Fellows

University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust
£51,017 a year per annum
Closing date
8 Jun 2023

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Do you want to want to develop your skills in Emergency Medicine & Pre-Hospital Care? Do you have interests in other areas aligned to Pre-Hospital Emergency Medicine which you would like to develop? Are you an enthusiastic, hard-working, willing to learn, team player? Do you want to work in a beautiful part of the world as part of team that values work life balance? Answered yes to all of these questions? then a Senior Clinical Fellow in Emergency Medicine & PHEM in University Hospitals Plymouth and Devon Air Ambulance Trust could be just right for you.

These unique posts spend 60% of time in ED and 40% of the time in the PHEM role working with the well-established Devon Air Ambulance Trust (DAAT). DAAT has two emergency helicopters and two Critical Care Cars to be able to deliver expert critical care to patients wherever they may be.

Main duties of the job

Your base clinical work will be at Derriford Emergency Department. You will be expected to work on the middle grade tier in the department and provide the relevant expertise and experience necessary to ensure the efficient primary management of emergency cases. You will be required to work within a multi-disciplinary team and work alongside other team members to manage the department workload. You will also be expected to provide supervision to the junior members of the team. This means you will have at least 3 years experience following completion of your Foundation Years, at least one year of which will be in Emergency Medicine.

About us

We are a people business - where every member of staff matters and can make a difference. Patients are at the heart of everything we do. Joining University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust means becoming part of a team of dedicated staff, who are committed to leading the way through innovation, clinical excellence and great customer care. The Trust has great opportunities for career development in a highly progressive working environment. We offer all of this in a vibrant, modern city with a historic reputation for adventure. PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL COMMUNICATION WILL BE ELECTRONIC, PLEASE CHECK YOUR EMAIL ACCOUNT REGULARLY. If you have any issues with applying online and need additional support including reasonable adjustments with the application process please contact the recruitment team on 01752 432100. We recognise that work life balance is important for our colleagues and so we invite requests from applicants around less than full time/flexible working for our advertised roles. Please contact the recruiting manager to discuss this prior to your application submission. We commit to giving this full consideration in each case. We encourage people from diverse backgrounds to apply for our roles, as diversity strengthens our teams. It is sometimes necessary to close vacancies before the closing date. If you have not heard from us within 4 weeks of the closing date, please assume that you have not been shortlisted.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will be expected to undertake full clinical duties including the immediate care of critically ill patients attending the ED, and also patients presenting with both major and minor illness and injuries. The care will include initial resuscitation where appropriate, diagnosis, management and the treatment, referral and discharge under the guidance of the Consultant.

The referral could be to GPs, to an appropriate specialist team for continued hospital care, or to other services.

The post holder will be expected to follow the various national and local guidelines and protocols. In the case of major trauma cases, cardiac arrests and critically ill patients attending the department, the post holder will be expected to act in a team leadership role, following appropriate life support guidelines. Post holders would be expected to gain and maintain certification in ALS, ATLS/ETC and APLS/EPALS, or recognised equivalents of these courses.

Pre-hospital Emergency Medicine:

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to spend 40% of their time working in a prehosptial system. This will include delivering education, training and sim and participating in a rigorous governance programme. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to develop / build upon critical care skills in pre-hospital environment, and build a PHEM logbook of experience.

The successful candidate will be expected to provide education to the (critical care) paramedic cadre and subject to experience will be offered an honorary post as Senior Lecturer in Prehospital Emergency Medicine / Retrieval and Transfer at Plymouth University.

Within the PHEM element of this job plan, approximately 50% will be clinical and 50% education and governance. The PHEM element will be split between car shifts and helicopter shifts and between the two bases (Eaglescott and Exeter airport) the successful candidate should expect to travel to a variable place of work.

There will be opportunity for service development activity, quality improvement projects, audit and research.

Candidates should be aware there is minimum medical, fitness and clinical requirement for this role, alongside random drugs and alcohol screening throughout the post. If these assessments are failed, the PHEM component of this job will be withdrawn.

Candidates may apply as a stand-alone post or from a recognised HST training programme as an OOPE. If applicable, appointed doctors must have permission from their local Training Programme Director for the duration of their secondment. Appointment to this post will not confer a National Training Number (NTN), sub-specialty trainee status, or a dual CCT. Post CCT/equivalent applicants are also welcome to apply.

Person Specification



  • MBBS or equivalent medical qualification
  • Eligible for Full GMC Registration and License to Practice at the time of appointment
  • ATLS/ETC and ALS provider status


  • Postgraduate qualifications in Emergency Medicine
  • APLS/EPALS provider
  • APLS / ATLS / ETC / ALS instructor
  • Relevant clinical and teaching courses
  • MRCEM exams undertaken
  • Dip IMC



  • At least 2 years' experience following on from foundation training, of which at least 1 year in emergency medicine OR completed ACCS training equivalent. (ST3 and above equivalent)
  • Up to date clinical knowledge.
  • Everyday ED clinical procedural skills.
  • Evidence of career progression
  • Ability to work as part of a team


  • Previous experience as ED middle grade.
  • Leadership skills.
  • Good time management.
  • Desire to pursue a career in Emergency Medicine
  • Previous UK/NHS Experience
  • Evidence of commitment to PHEM as a speciality
  • Evidence of delivery of pre-hospital care and / or prehospital critical care.

Clinical Research


  • Willing to take part in clinical audit and research


  • Evidence of completed audit projects
  • Record of active participation in research
  • presentations or publications



  • A genuine interest in clinical education
  • Ability to teach clinical and practical skills
  • Recognition of uncertainty and one's own limitations.


  • Evidence of teaching experience
  • postgraduate teaching qualifications
  • Evidence of experience in mentorship



  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.


  • Information technology skills.



  • Willingness to acquire management and organisational skills.


  • Evidence of ability in management and organisation.



  • Physical fitness (tested)

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust


Plymouth hospital NHS Trust

Derriford Hospital



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