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Quality Improvement Project Roles

We have five vacancies within our Topic Teams. Please see full details below.

RCEM Quality Improvement Projects (QIPS) – Topic Team Members – Consultant Sign Off – Honorary post.

See full details here

RCEM Quality Improvement Projects (QIPS) – Topic Team Members – Infection Prevention & Control – Honorary post.

See full details here

RCEM Quality Improvement Projects (QIPS) – Topic Team Members – Mental Health Self Harm – Honorary post.

See full details here

RCEM Quality Improvement Projects (QIPS) – Topic Team Members – Cognitive Impairment in Older People – Honorary post.

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RCEM Quality Improvement Projects (QIPS) – Topic Team Members – Pain in Children – Honorary post.

See full details here


We have two vacancies within our QA & I committee.

RCEM Quality Assurance and Improvement – ACP Committee Member Advanced Clinical Practitioner – Honorary post.

See full details here

RCEM Quality Assurance and Improvement – Committee Chair – Honorary post.

See full details here


Call for nominations – West Midlands Regional Chair/seat on Council

We’re recruiting our next West Midlands Regional Chair!

We are looking for a Fellow who is in good standing, and currently working in a substantive consultant role in West Midlands, who will represent the region and in time work with us to establish a regional board, influence local policymakers and the media, and support our members working in the West Midlands region.

This role would be suited for someone who has strong communication, interpersonal, and organisational skills and is looking to develop their career and influencing skills. In return, we will provide you with support in carrying out your duties as the Regional Chair and give you a full induction into the College and provide you with media training if required. You do not need to have previous experience working with the College in order to apply!

You can also find the job description and FAQS here. The nomination form can be found here.

If you are interested in applying, please contact Kelly Sarsfield at Kelly.sarsfield@rcem.ac.uk


Call for Regional Vice Chair for the South West

We are recruiting a Regional Vice Chair for the South West of England!

We are looking for a Fellow who is in good standing, and currently working in a substantive consultant role in the South West, who will represent the region and in time work with the Regional Chair to establish a regional board, influence local policymakers and the media, and support our members working in the region.

This role would be suited for someone who has strong communication, interpersonal, and organisational skills and is looking to develop their career and influencing skills. In return, we will provide you with support in carrying out your duties as Vice Chair and give you a full induction into the College. You do not need to have any previous College experience in order to apply!

You can find the job description and FAQS here. The nomination form can be found here.

If you are interested in applying or have any further questions, please contact Kelly Sarsfield at Kelly.sarsfield@rcem.ac.uk


RCEM Public Health Special Interest Group Chair

Honorary post.

An opportunity to chair this exciting and innovative specialist interest group for a term of 3 years.  The RCEM Public Health Special Interest Group was established in January 2017 with the vision to provide an integrated approach to strengthening the interface between public health and emergency care in order to improve health outcomes for communities. We are currently made up of 6 clinicians and 1 lay member who hope to achieve this vision through:

  • sharing the vision with health care workers nationally and internationally
  • working with partners in the development of policies, research, training, and clinical practice related to EM and PH
  • fostering an environment that encourages health care workers to pursue their professional interests in this field

Key working relationships:

Accountable to: Simon Smith, Quality Care Cluster lead, RCEM Council.

Key working relationships: As Chair, you will be leading and inspiring the Public Health Special Interest Group members. This SIG is part of the Quality Care Cluster, led by the cluster lead Simon Smith, which also undertakes guidance, development and safety work relating to emergency medicine. The role will also work closely with the RCEM Quality Team.

Role responsibilities:

  • The Chair’s role is to:
  • Plan and oversee the SIG’s strategy
  • Have regular virtual meetings and one funded face to face meeting a year with the SIG members
  • Attend the bi-annual Quality in Emergency Care (QECC) meetings at the RCEM as part of the Best Practice Sub-Committee
  • Collaborate and engage with internal and external stakeholders on embedding public health into emergency medicine including the Faculty of Public Health, HEE, PHE, ROSPA, Academy of Public Health
  • Attend key local and national public health events
  • Oversee organisation of events including study days and conferences

Committee remit:

  • Developing standards, training and tools for members and fellows.
  • Collaborating with other professional bodies nationally.
  • To advise DoH, NICE, CQC etc on best practice for Emergency Medicine public health
  • Contributing to the work of QEC committee particularly through collaboration with Audit and QI planning, Best Practice guidelines and Patient Safety.
  • Publication of resources on the RCEM website.

 What can you expect from us? 

  • The chance to influence EM policy and produce cutting edge new guidance.
  • Meet and work with new consultants/EM staff with similar values.
  • Opportunities to get involved in EM study days, presentations and represent RCEM at stakeholder events.
  • To work closely with the RCEM Quality Improvement Projects to raise the overall quality of care in Emergency medicine.
  • Support and guidance in the role from the RCEM Quality Team and cluster chair.
  • This is an honorary post and while no financial honorarium is offered for the postholder, the College will reimburse all post related expenses (e.g. travel to meetings).

What can we expect from you?

  • Attend and chair all public health committee meetings (two London-based plus two virtual per year).
  • Making decisions on behalf of the committee and escalating any concerns to the cluster lead.
  • At times you may be required to attend other meetings to represent the College.
  • Draft an annual Committee work plan for RCEM Council.

To see current activities, please refer to the public health webpage on the RCEM website.  For further information about the role, please feel free to contact Dr Ling Harrison: hooi-ling.harrison@nhs.net.

How to apply: To apply for the position, please send your CV and a covering letter to Karla West-Bohey, Quality Officer: karla.west-bohey@rcem.ac.uk by 16 December 2021.  Please ensure your personal statement covers your relevant experience and how you meet the person specification.  Please note that the interviews are likely to be carried out via ZOOM or telephone call.

Attachment of Personal Spec and FAQs:

Person Specification

Practical experience and skills: The role would suit a Member of RCEM who has a demonstrable interest in Public Health in Emergency Medicine.

Essential Desirable
Practical experience and skills  
o   Member of the College (all categories of membership welcome)

o   Demonstrable interest in public health

o   Excellent verbal and written communication skills

o   Experience in leading a team and collaborative working

o   Experience of chairing meetings

o   Evidence of continuing personal development

o   Experience in public health project management, policy writing and implementation

o   Record of successful experience in quality work

o   Excellent knowledge of developments in the emergency medicine field

o   Computer literate: excel, word

Personal Qualities  
o   Attention to detail

o   Ability to prioritise and work to tight deadlines

o   Self-motivated and innovative

o   Good interpersonal skills

o   Professional manner and appearance

o   Ability to work independently

o   A commitment to upholding the organisation’s values

o   Ability to motivate others to perform to deadlines by using influencing skills

Frequently Asked Questions 

Are committee roles only for those who have been closely involved with the College before?

No, certainly not. Our committee roles are open to all Fellows, not just those who have worked in Emergency Medicine for years! This includes trainees. We are always keen to help those who have not previously had a role with us to get involved.

So, should I apply even if I have not been involved in the College before?

Absolutely! We are very keen to encourage those who have not been involved in the College to apply; if you have the skills and the passion, please do apply.

We can provide induction into College processes to support those who are not familiar with committees in the medical Royal College sector.

I have the passion and the skills but not enough experience, should I still apply?

Yes! You might think that you do not have the experience, but if you are working in the field of Emergency Medicine, you probably do!

Aside from clinical skills, Emergency Medicine requires a depth of interpersonal skills: management, communication, influencing skills for example. Emphasise the skills you have, and think about soft skills such as communication, leadership, and team working.

How should I go about writing my application?

To apply we ask you to write a A4 page personal statement. This statement is an opportunity for you to explain why you are suitable for and interested in the role and detail your objectives for your time as a committee member.

Before you write your application, you should study the role profile in detail. Pay particular attention to the member specification aspect of the profile and ensure your application addresses the points outlined.

I am really interested in becoming a committee member, but I am not sure about the time commitment.

College staff are currently working remotely, and we will utilise video conferencing and other media to reduce the need for travel. We expect that duties will be primarily conducted from your normal place of work or from the comfort of your own home. Committee meetings take place 4 times per year on average.

Will my expenses be covered if there’s in-person meetings?

It is highly unlikely that there will be regular face-to-face committee meetings in 2021, however if RCEM decides to meet once it is safe to do so then travel expenses will be covered as per our Expenses Policy. RCEM staff member responsible for Chair recruitment can provide more information.

Who can apply to the committee member positions?

For the committee member roles, we welcome applications from College Fellows working in the region advertised. We encourage all fellows to apply, regardless of how experienced you are or how long you have been a fellow for.

Can I ask my Trust to support me with time off?

Given the pressures the system is experiencing, we do understand that our Members and Fellows are needed for frontline services. However, there is often support provided to allow some recognition for College work, particularly as it can be developmental. In the past, the Chief Medical Officers have written to Trusts about this (see attached letter) and if you need help in how to approach your Trust for help please let us know.

Will I have any support from the College?

Absolutely! The College is always here to support you in the role and with all responsibilities and duties you may have. We can send out email communications on your behalf to all members in the region and those in the College more generally. We take responsibility for organising any meetings as well as setting up and providing guidance with press coverage. We want to ensure that you can carry out the role to the best of your abilities and are therefore happy to provide as much support as you need to fulfil the role effectively.

Do you have any questions that have not been covered?  Get in touch with us!  We would be very happy to talk to you. Email Karla West-Bohey, Quality Officer: karla.west-bohey@rcem.ac.uk


RCEM Best Practice Sub-Committee Chair

Honorary post.

The College is looking for a new member with experience of Best Practice in Emergency Medicine to join the Best Practice Sub-Committee as a chair.  

Key working relationships:

Accountable to: Simon Smith, Quality Care Cluster lead, RCEM Council.

Key working relationships: As Chair, you will be leading and inspiring the Best Practice Sub-Committee members. This Sub-Committee is part of the Quality Care Cluster, led by the cluster lead Simon Smith, which also undertakes guidance, development and safety work relating to emergency medicine. The role will also work closely with the RCEM Quality Team.

Role responsibilities:

The Chair will chair committee meetings, coordinate guidance and policy in emergency medicine, and ensure the College is appropriately represented on national bodies that relate to best practice.

Committee remit:

  • Developing standards, training and tools for members and fellows.
  • Collaborating with other professional bodies nationally.
  • To advise DoH, NICE, CQC etc on best practice for Emergency Medicine
  • Contributing to the work of QEC committee particularly through collaboration with Audit and QI planning, Best Practice guidelines and Patient Safety.
  • Publication of resources on the RCEM website.

What can you expect from us?

  • The chance to influence EM policy and produce cutting edge new guidance.
  • Meet and work with new consultants/EM staff with similar values.
  • Opportunities to get involved in EM study days, presentations and represent RCEM at stakeholder events.
  • To work closely with the RCEM Quality Improvement Projects to raise the overall quality of care in Emergency medicine.
  • Support and guidance in the role from the RCEM Quality Team and cluster chair.
  • This is an honorary post and while no financial honorarium is offered for the post holder, the College will reimburse all post related expenses (e.g. travel to meetings).

What can we expect from you?

  • Attend and chair all best practice sub-committee meetings (two London-based plus two virtual per year).
  • Making decisions on behalf of the sub-committee and escalating any concerns to the cluster lead.
  • At times you may be required to attend other meetings to represent the College.
  • Draft an annual Committee work plan for RCEM Council.

How to apply: To apply for the position please send a single A4 page personal statement to Karla West-Bohey, Quality Officer: karla.west-bohey@rcem.ac.uk by 16 December 2021.  Please ensure your personal statement covers your relevant experience and how you meet the person specification.  Please note that the interviews are likely to be carried out via ZOOM or telephone call.

Attachment of Personal Spec and FAQs:

Person Specification

Practical experience and skills: The role would suit a Member of RCEM who has a demonstrable interest in Best Practice in Emergency Medicine.

Essential Desirable
Practical experience and skills  
o   Member of the College (all categories of membership welcome)

o   Demonstrable interest in Best Practice in Emergency Medicine

o   Excellent verbal and written communication skills

o   Experience of chairing meetings

o   Evidence of continuing personal development

o   Record of successful experience in quality work

o   Excellent knowledge of developments in the emergency medicine field

o   Computer literate: excel, word

Personal Qualities  
o   Attention to detail

o   Ability to prioritise and work to tight deadlines

o   Self-motivated and innovative

o   Good interpersonal skills

o   Professional manner and appearance

o   Ability to work independently

o   A commitment to upholding the organisation’s values

o   Ability to motivate others to perform to deadlines by using influencing skills

Frequently Asked Questions 

Are committee roles only for those who have been closely involved with the College before?

No, certainly not. Our committee roles are open to all Fellows, not just those who have worked in Emergency Medicine for years! This includes trainees. We are always keen to help those who have not previously had a role with us to get involved.

So, should I apply even if I have not been involved in the College before?

Absolutely! We are very keen to encourage those who have not been involved in the College to apply; if you have the skills and the passion, please do apply.

We can provide induction into College processes to support those who are not familiar with committees in the medical Royal College sector.

I have the passion and the skills but not enough experience, should I still apply?

Yes! You might think that you do not have the experience, but if you are working in the field of Emergency Medicine, you probably do!

Aside from clinical skills, Emergency Medicine requires a depth of interpersonal skills: management, communication, influencing skills for example. Emphasise the skills you have, and think about soft skills such as communication, leadership, and team working.

How should I go about writing my application?

To apply we ask you to write a A4 page personal statement. This statement is an opportunity for you to explain why you are suitable for and interested in the role and detail your objectives for your time as a committee member.

Before you write your application, you should study the role profile in detail. Pay particular attention to the member specification aspect of the profile and ensure your application addresses the points outlined.

I am really interested in becoming a committee member, but I am not sure about the time commitment.

College staff are currently working remotely, and we will utilise video conferencing and other media to reduce the need for travel. We expect that duties will be primarily conducted from your normal place of work or from the comfort of your own home. Committee meetings take place 4 times per year on average.

Will my expenses be covered if there’s in-person meetings?

It is highly unlikely that there will be regular face-to-face committee meetings in 2021, however if RCEM decides to meet once it is safe to do so then travel expenses will be covered as per our Expenses Policy. RCEM staff member responsible for Chair recruitment can provide more information.

Who can apply to the committee member positions?

For the committee member roles, we welcome applications from College Fellows working in the region advertised. We encourage all fellows to apply, regardless of how experienced you are or how long you have been a fellow for.

Can I ask my Trust to support me with time off?

Given the pressures the system is experiencing, we do understand that our Members and Fellows are needed for frontline services. However, there is often support provided to allow some recognition for College work, particularly as it can be developmental. In the past, the Chief Medical Officers have written to Trusts about this (see attached letter) and if you need help in how to approach your Trust for help please let us know.

Will I have any support from the College?

Absolutely! The College is always here to support you in the role and with all responsibilities and duties you may have. We can send out email communications on your behalf to all members in the region and those in the College more generally. We take responsibility for organising any meetings as well as setting up and providing guidance with press coverage. We want to ensure that you can carry out the role to the best of your abilities and are therefore happy to provide as much support as you need to fulfil the role effectively.

Do you have any questions that have not been covered? Get in touch with us! We would be very happy to talk to you. Email Karla West-Bohey, Quality Officer: karla.west-bohey@rcem.ac.uk


Role Profile: Member of the Ultrasound Education and Training Sub-Committee

Reports to:

Key working relationships: Other Sub-Committee members, Dean, Curriculum Sub-Committee, Deputy Chief Executive, Heads of School and members of Training Standards Committee, RCEMLearning Editorial Executive, CPD Director, ICACCST and General Medical Council

The Ultrasound Education and Training Sub-Committee is a standing committee of the Royal College and reports to the Education Committee. The Term of Office is three years, renewable once.

Responsibilities:

  • Developing resources to support the delivery of ultrasound competences within the EM curriculum including preferred methods of assessment of competences that addresses regional variation and maintain oversight of this.
  • To work with the Curriculum Sub-Committee and other groups within the College to develop point of care ultrasound skills (PoCUS) competences within the curriculum and to ensure PoCUS is clearly identified within the curriculum as a training/assessment tool at any point of revision of the curriculum.
  • To support the Training Standards Committee in the quality assurance of high quality training for Emergency Physicians.
  • To work with other groups within the College to develop a range of resources over and above PoCUS training, including RCEMLearning and CPD activity to support the delivery of the curriculum.
  • To support the development and maintenance of the ePortfolio system, participating in project boards if required
  • To support the organisation and delivery of training workshops and CPD events as necessary

APPOINTMENT

  • Appointment is through self-nomination. Applicants are required to outline, in no more than 500 words, their suitability for the role. Selection will be made by the Committee Chair, Committee Deputy Chair, College Officer and the Deputy CEO and will be based on the strength of application and, if necessary, interview.

PLACE OF WORK

Duties will be primarily conducted in London and normal place of work. It is anticipated that much of the work will be conducted by video conference, telephone and email.

HOURS OF WORK

  • It is estimated that this post will require 0.5 PA per week in addition to:
  • 4 Sub-Committee meetings (1 day each) per year.
  • Additional days may be required to attending meetings, training days or other CPD events

Anyone wishing to stand for the post will need to discuss this issue with their clinical colleagues and employers. NHS Trusts and Foundation Trusts are reminded that the NHS allows such special leave as it is in the interests of the NHS.

REMUNERATION AND EXPENSES

The post is honorary. Reasonable expenses for travel and subsistence will be payable on production of receipts and vouchers. As with all travel on College business, sub-committee members will be expected to travel in accordance with the College policy.

Person Specification

REQUIREMENT ESSENTIAL DESIRABLE
Member of the College in good standing (Associate Member, Associate Fellow, Member or Fellow)
On the GMC medical register with a licence to practice (or appropriate regulator for AHP colleagues) and no limitations on practice
In a current substantive post in UK or Republic of Ireland for at least three years
Experience in developing educational resources and delivering PoCUS training
Experienced NHS trainer
Up to date Equality and Diversity training
IT skills (proficient in Word and Excel)
Understanding of GMC regulatory requirements
Experience in an educational leadership role such as Training Programme Director or Head of School
Experience in curriculum development

Closing date 15 November at 5pm, any queries to emily.beet@rcem.ac.uk


 

Application for RCEM Northern Ireland National Board

We have some fantastic opportunities for our membership to get involved with College work and sit on our Northern Ireland (NI) National Board. This is a great chance to have your say and make a difference.

We currently have vacancies for:

  • A representative from the Southern Trust
  • An Academic Lead
  • A Trainee representative

What will being part of the Board involve?
Members of the NI National Board will meet on a quarterly basis to raise awareness of important issues facing their Emergency Departments as well as:

  • provide a point of contact for Members and Fellows on College matters and all aspects of Emergency Medicine
  • communicate information from Northern Ireland to the College, and disseminate information from the College to its Members and Fellows
  • actively work to improve urgent and emergency care services across Northern Ireland by working closely with senior health officials, the Minister for Health of Northern Ireland and other key health and social care stakeholders.

Who can get involved? We are looking for members of all categories who work in NI to support the work of the College. We want to ensure that the Board is truly representative of the different staff groups that make up the Emergency Medicine workforce and of the different Trusts in the nation.

What experience is needed?
No previous College experience is necessary – just an interest in representing your region and a passion for Emergency Medicine. We are particularly keen to engage with those who are new to the College.

What if I’m a Trainee?
We are looking for an Emergency Medicine Trainee who can act as the spokesperson for trainees on the RCEM NI Board and also act as a representative for NI on the Emergency Medicine Trainees’ Association (EMTA) Committee. The representative will attend committee meetings for both groups. They will communicate with Regional Trainee Representatives throughout NI and raise any relevant issues with both the RCEM NI Board and EMTA, as well as communicating relevant information from these committees back to trainees. Through this work, they will ensure that projects and work produced by EMTA are as relevant and applicable in Scotland as the rest of the UK.

How can I get involved?
To apply, please fill out an Expression of Interest form, explaining why you would like to get involved in the Board and send it to the email below.

The Expression of Interest form can be found here.

If you are interested in applying or have any questions, please contact Tamara Pinedo at tamara.pinedo@rcem.ac.uk

Sustainable Working Practices Committee – Chairperson (Honorary Position)

The Sustainable Working Practices Committee (SWPC) is seeking a new chairperson to work closely with the RCEM Quality Team and help develop and guide sustainable practices for EM clinicians. To apply, please read this job description and email alison.ives@rcem.ac.uk with your personal statement. There is no current closing date, please feel free to email if you have any questions about the role.


Applications Open for Regional Boards

We have an exciting opportunity for members to get involved in College work!

We are now recruiting members to join our new Regional Boards that are being set up in the South Central, South East Coast, East of England, and Yorkshire and Humber regions.

What will being part of a Regional Board involve?

Members of each Regional Board will meet on a quarterly basis to raise awareness of important issues facing their Emergency Departments as well as their experiences more generally, and to share learning and advice that can be disseminated back to those working in the region. These Boards will also serve as a way of supporting the Regional Chair in campaigning for better standards of healthcare for both patients and Emergency Medicine staff.

Regional activity is becoming increasingly important as all parts of England will soon be covered by Integrated Care Systems, which will bring more decision-making to a local level.

Who can get involved?

We are looking for members of all categories who work in any of these parts of England to represent their region and support the work of the College. We want to ensure that these Regional Boards are truly representative of the different staff groups that make up the Emergency Medicine workforce and of the different Trusts in each region.

What experience is needed?

No previous College experience is necessary – just an interest in representing your region and a passion for Emergency Medicine. We are particularly keen to engage with those who are new to the College.

How can I get involved?

To apply, please fill out an Expression of Interest form, explaining why you would like to get involved in a Regional Board and send it to the email below.

You can find the Terms of Reference document here which will provide more information on the purpose and scope of the Board.

The Expression of Interest form can be found here.

If you are interested in applying, please contact Kelly Sarsfield at kelly.sarsfield@rcem.ac.uk or if you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch.


 

Global EM interest

Are you interested in Global EM? Please let us know via your Member account!

We have added a ‘Global EM Interest’ box that you can tick when you log in to your Member account which is found on the ‘About you’ tab. This way we can keep you updated on GEM issues, events and you can help us work towards creating a real network for our Members with an interest in this area.

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