Digital Education Fellow in Emergency Medicine with PGCert (Education)

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£33,790 to £53,132 a year Per annum plus London Weighting (1B banding)
Closing date
5 Jun 2023

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Job summary

Do you have a passion for education and an interest in technology? Are you a social media wizard? Applications are invited for a Digital Education Fellow in Emergency Medicine starting in August 2023 for a fixed term of 12 months with a 50% clinical and 50% education centred job.

We are seeking a registrar grade talented doctor, to lead, innovate and deliver the very best in next generation digital based education. No formal IT qualifications or coding experience are necessary but a strong interest in education, management skills and organisational ability will be key assets of the successful post holders. Experience with social media, vlogging and filming is desirable.

Main duties of the job

The post holder should be of registrar or equivalent grade in Emergency Medicine and fully registered with the GMC. We welcome trainees holding national training numbers as out-of-programme training experience (OOPE) or doctors looking for a standalone experience.

You will be supported to complete a fully funded PGCert in medical education with UCL. Applications for this will need to be made separately to UCL and subject to the University's admissions process. The deadline for this the end of August 2023.

About us

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH) is one of the most complex NHS trusts in the UK, serving a large and diverse population. We provide academically-led acute and specialist services, to people from the local area, from throughout the United Kingdom and overseas. Our vision is to deliver top-quality patient care, excellent education and world-class research. We provide first-class acute and specialist services across eight sites: University College Hospital (incorporating the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Wing) National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery Royal National Throat,Nose and Ear Hospital Eastman Dental Hospital Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine University College Hospital Macmillan Cancer Centre The Hospital for Tropical Diseases University College Hospitals at Westmoreland Street We are dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of many complex illnesses. UCLH specialises in women's health and the treatment of cancer, infection, neurological, gastrointestinal and oral disease. It has world class support services including critical care, imaging, nuclear medicine and pathology. At UCLH, we have a real 'One Team' ethos, and our values - safety, kindness, teamwork and improving, are central to the way we work. This is supported by our staff, who voted us as the #1 NHS Acute Trust to work for in the whole of England.

Job description

Job responsibilities

This is fulltime role in the Emergency Department and jobs plans will be bespoke to the successful applicant.

The approximate split in the job plan will be 50% clinical and 50% education, with a weekend frequency of 1 in 6 in order to support successful completion of a fully funded modular PGCert in Medical Education at UCL subject to their application process. Details of how to apply for this will be supplied upon appointment in August 2023.

Salaries will be commensurate to the post-holders previous experience and subject to banding with London weighting. Overseas candidates will need to be registered with the GMC prior to commencing the post in August 2023 and supported through a certificate of sponsorship (CoS) process.

It is essential that you have experience leading a clinical shift as a senior registrar as you will be participating on our tier A rota as well as full paediatric, trauma and anaesthetic competencies.

Main duties of the Education Role

Be responsible for the planning, organisation and delivery of our internal ED education programme.

Analyse curriculum requirements to ensure that delivery is matched to the learning needs of our multidisciplinary team.

Collect feedback from each session electronically and use this to quality assure the programme.

To improve on the use of technology to deliver novel educational experiences.

To use the education platform to deliver key messages and enhance safety and clinical governance.

To work with the simulation leads to deliver at least twice monthly live-streamed micro-simulations in the ED.

To develop a comprehensive electronic resource or virtual classroom for trainees to access in their own time.

To present our work in international conferences and publish in peer reviewed journals.

Main duties of the Clinical Role

You will work at a senior registrar in the ED role participating in the tier A rota with approximately 1 in 6 weekends to allow sufficient time to complete your PGCert.

To work independently in all areas of the ED including the resuscitation room, majors, urgent treatment centre and paediatrics.

You will be responsible for reviewing patients seen by our junior medical team and complementing Consultant delivered care.

Deliver point-of-care teaching and support for our multi-stream trainees as well as career-grade doctors and ACPs.

You will be supported to develop your senior registrar leadership abilities with supported ESLEs and work-based assessments by our experienced Consultant trainers.

You will be encouraged to develop and fully sign-off your point-of-care ultrasound skills in line with the requirements set-out by the Royal College of Emergency Medicine.

To engage with our research team in the ED, appropriately recruiting and supporting patients recruited to our studies.

To attend our weekly clinical governance meetings and participate and enhance your managerial and safety skills.

You will be supported to complete a quality improvement project as part of your clinical component.

Person Specification

Professional Qualifications


  • MBBS or equivalent primary medical degree.
  • Full GMC registration.


  • MRCEM or FRCEM Primary
  • Post-graduate teaching qualification.



  • At least 12 months experience in emergency medicine.
  • ALS, ATLS and APLS or equivalent certification.


  • Experience in internal (acute) medicine, anaesthetics, paediatrics, surgery, and orthopaedics.
  • Instructor in life support courses



  • At least 4 years post-graduate training.


  • Familiar with the UK system of healthcare delivery.



  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Good record keeping


  • Vlogging, blogging and social media experience.
  • Fully signed-off for point-of-care CORE ultrasound.

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