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National Board Opportunities

+ RCEM Scotland National Board – Vice Chair role - Closing date Wednesday 21 September

RCEM Scotland National Board – Vice Chair role

Are you interested in getting involved with important College work? We are recruiting for the Vice Chair of the RCEM Scotland National Board, effective immediately. This is an exciting opportunity for our Fellows to influence on a national and local scale. Participating in College Boards is an important aspect of advancing the specialty of Emergency Medicine.

Duties:

  • Act as a national point of contact for advice to Fellows and Members on issues relating to the objectives of the College, including professional standards, clinical standards, research, education and CPD, training and other professional matters.
  • Gather information about service and educational issues concerning Emergency Medicine in the nation to inform the Council and Officers, as well as to provide a mechanism for the flow of information, ideas, and documents from the College to Fellows and Members.
  • Provide an appropriate point of contact for local national health bodies and to give advice on local issues.
  • Serve as a contact point for media concerning Emergency Medicine issues.
  • Provide a focus for the pastoral care and support of Fellows and Members and represent the College at key times (for example, during illness or bereavement, or when there is noted achievement by a Fellow or Member or by an Emergency Department team).
  • Deputise for the Chair if they cannot attend College Council or Executive meetings a year.
  • Attend and deputise four annual Scotland National Board meetings a year.
  • Report to the Chair, and President.

Appointment: By election from Fellows working (or resident if retired) in the Nation advertised.

Place of Work: There are four Board meetings a year, they will take place in a hybrid format.

Hours of Work: It is estimated that the Vice Chair post will take one day per month annualised. Anyone wishing to stand for the post will need to discuss this commitment with their clinical colleagues and employer(s).

Remuneration and Expenses: The posts are honorary and advertised as a developmental opportunity. Reasonable expenses for travel and subsistence will be payable in accordance with College policy.

The nomination paper, together with the candidate’s signed agreement to stand for election, must be received at the College office by Wednesday 21 September. A ballot of members in the region will be conducted if more than one nomination is received.

You can find the nominations paper here.

You can read our FAQs here.

Do you have any questions that have not been covered? Get in touch with us! We would be very happy to arrange a call and talk to you to discuss the roles further if you would like some more information. Email Tamara Pinedo, Senior Policy Officer, tamara.pinedo@rcem.ac.uk

+ Northern Ireland Vice President (Chair) and Vice Chair roles - Closing date Friday 14 October

RCEM Northern Ireland Vice President (Chair) and Vice Chair roles

Are you interested in getting involved with important College work? We are recruiting for a Northern Ireland Vice President (Chair) and Vice Chair for the National Board to begin in December 2022. This is an exciting opportunity for our Fellows to influence on a national and local scale. Participating in College Boards is an important aspect of advancing the specialty of Emergency Medicine.

Duties:

  • Act as a national point of contact for advice to Fellows and Members on issues relating to the objectives of the College, including professional standards, clinical standards, research, education and CPD, training and other professional matters.
  • Gather information about service and educational issues concerning Emergency Medicine in the nation to inform the Council and Officers, as well as to provide a mechanism for the flow of information, ideas, and documents from the College to Fellows and Members.
  • Provide an appropriate point of contact for local national health bodies and to give advice on local issues.
  • Serve as a contact point for media concerning Emergency Medicine issues.
  • Provide a focus for the pastoral care and support of Fellows and Members and represent the College at key times (for example, during illness or bereavement, or when there is noted achievement by a Fellow or Member or by an Emergency Department team).
  • The Chair will attend six College Council and six Executive meetings a year. If they cannot attend the meeting the Vice Chair will deputise.
  • Hold and run four annual NI National Board meetings a year,
  • Report to the President.

Appointment: By election from Fellows working (or resident if retired) in the Nation advertised.

Place of Work: There are four Board meetings a year, two will take place virtually and two will be in person. Council and Executive meetings will also take a hybrid format.

Hours of Work: It is estimated that the Vice President post will take at least two days per month annualised. Anyone wishing to stand for the post will need to discuss this commitment with their clinical colleagues and employer(s).

Remuneration and Expenses: The posts are honorary and advertised as a developmental opportunity. Reasonable expenses for travel and subsistence will be payable in accordance with College policy.

The nomination paper, together with the candidate’s signed agreement to stand for election, must be received at the College office by Friday 14th October.  A ballot of members in the region will be conducted if more than one nomination is received.
You can find the nominations paper here.

You can read our FAQs here.

Do you have any questions that have not been covered? Get in touch with us! We would be very happy to arrange a call and talk to you to discuss the roles further if you would like some more information. Email Tamara Pinedo, Senior Policy Officer, tamara.pinedo@rcem.ac.uk

+ 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@rcem.ac.uk

Regional Board Oppportunities

+ London Regional Chair - Call for nominations - Closing date Friday 14 October

London Regional Chair

Call for Nominations – Closing Date Friday 14 October

RCEM is looking for a new London Regional Chair!

Regional Chairs play a crucial and rewarding role in advocating for their region and representing their members in the College and key decision-making. Chairs provide leadership and act as a voice for the region.

The London Regional Chair is supported by an active and established Regional Board. We will work with you and the Board to establish and build relationships with local policymakers and the media. You will work with RCEM’s Policy, Communications and Quality teams, who will support you in your role. Your contribution as the London chair will help RCEM’s ability to flag challenges faced by emergency departments in London and beyond.

If you are a Fellow, work in a substantive consultant role in London and you are interested in representing your region, developing your career and your influencing skills then we would be delighted to hear from you.

The application process is non-competitive, and you do not need prior experience to apply for this role. For further information, please see the job description and FAQs, here. For applicants, the nominations form can be found here.

The deadline for applications is Friday 14 October.

At this time of change, representation has never been more critical. Get in touch with us if you are interested and share this call with your networks and anyone you know that would be suited to the role.

If you are interested in the role or have any questions, please feel welcome to get in touch with Daisy Harmer at daisy.harmer@rcem.ac.uk

+ South West Regional Board - Call for members - Closing date Friday 14 October

South West Regional Board

Call for Regional Board Members!

Closing date Friday 14 October

September 2022

RCEM is setting up a South West Regional Board!

Regional Boards play a crucial role in advocating for their region, representing colleagues and patients alike. We are looking for people who are passionate about advocating for the South West and interested in getting more involved with the College and key decision making. You will be working with the support of the RCEM Policy team; this is an opportunity for you to develop your career and influencing skills. Your contribution will support RCEM’s ability to flag challenges faced by emergency departments and their teams in the South West.

The main purpose of the Board is to represent your localities, support the aims of the Regional Chair and the work of the College. Regional Chair Dr James Gagg’s vision for the South West Board, is:

“To work with local media (radio, TV, papers etc) as well as other opportunities in our communities, to bring an understanding of the issues and successes in urgent & emergency care closer to the population we care for.

To build a strong network for sharing good practice, education, research, and innovative solutions to our challenges.

To foster relationships with other regional boards.”

We have already recruited a Vice Chair and trainee representatives, so are now looking for:

  • An education/training representative (i.e., an educational leader in the region)
  • A research representative
  • A specialty and specialist (SAS) doctor representative
  • An advanced clinical practice (ACP) representative

We are also looking for a substantive member of staff from each of the following trusts:

  • Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • North Bristol NHS Trust
  • Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
  • Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust
  • Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust
  • Somerset NHS Foundation Trust
  • Southampton General Hospital
  • Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust
  • University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS
  • University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust
  • University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust
  • Yeovil District Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

You do not need prior experience to apply for these roles. For further information, please see the Application Guidance. The nominations form can be found here.

The deadline for applications is Friday 14 October.

If you are interested or have any questions, please feel welcome to get in touch with Regional Chair James Gagg at swchair@rcem.ac.uk and Senior Policy Administrator Daisy Harmer at daisy.harmer@rcem.ac.uk Finally, please share this call out with your networks and anyone you know that would like to get involved!

+ North East Regional Chair - Call for nominations - Closing date Friday 14 October

North East Regional Chair

Call for Nominations – August 2022
(Closing date – Friday 14 October)

RCEM is looking for a new North East Regional Chair!

Regional Chairs play a crucial and rewarding role in advocating for their region and representing their members in the College and key decision-making. Chairs provide leadership and act as a voice for the region.

With time, we will work with you to establish a regional board and build relationships with local policymakers and the media. You will work with RCEM’s Policy, Communications and Quality teams, who will support you in your role. Your contribution as the North East Regional Chair will help RCEM’s ability to flag challenges faced by emergency departments in the North East and beyond.

If you are a Fellow, work in a substantive consultant role in the North East and you are interested in representing your region, developing your career and your influencing skills then we would be delighted to hear from you.

The application process is non-competitive, and you do not need prior experience to apply for this role. For further information, please see the job description and FAQs, here.

For applicants, the nominations form can be found here.

At this time of change, representation has never been more critical. Get in touch with us if you are interested and share this call with your networks and anyone you know that would be suited to the role.

If you are interested in the role or have any questions, please feel welcome to get in touch with Daisy Harmer at daisy.harmer@rcem.ac.uk

+ West Midlands Regional Chair - Call for nominations!

West Midlands Regional Chair

Call for Nominations – July 2022

RCEM is looking for a new West Midlands Regional Chair!

Regional Chairs play a crucial and rewarding role in advocating for their region and representing their members in the College and key decision-making. Chairs provide leadership and act as a voice for the region.

With time, we will work with you to establish a regional board and build relationships with local policymakers and the media. You will work with RCEM’s Policy, Communications and Quality teams, who will support you in your role. Your contribution as the West Midlands chair will help RCEM’s ability to flag challenges faced by emergency departments in the West Midlands and beyond.

If you are a Fellow, work in a substantive consultant role in the West Midlands and you are interested in representing your region, developing your career and your influencing skills then we would be delighted to hear from you.

The application process is non-competitive, and you do not need prior experience to apply for this role. For further information, please see the job description and FAQs, here. For applicants, the nominations form can be found here.

At this time of change, representation has never been more critical. Get in touch with us if you are interested and share this call with your networks and anyone you know that would be suited to the role.

If you are interested in the role or have any questions, please feel welcome to get in touch with Daisy Harmer at daisy.harmer@rcem.ac.uk

+ Applications Open for Regional Boards

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 Daisy Harmer at daisy.harmer@rcem.ac.uk or if you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Committee Opportunities

+ Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) Committee - Members wanted - Closing date Friday 14 October

Applications sought for members of the Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Committee

The EDI Committee was established in 2021 and is focusing on addressing inequalities and discrimination in the speciality of Emergency Medicine. The Committee has done some work addressing racial inequalities; however, we also have a wider remit in examining inequalities and discrimination across all social groups. Equality is a core value of the College, and we take our commitment to addressing all forms of inequality very seriously. Our vision is to be a catalyst and provide support to ensure the speciality of emergency medicine is inclusive, fair, and equal, where all social and cultural groups can develop to their full potential. The EDI Committee are recruiting for two positions:

  • Co-Chair of the EDI Committee
    The Co-Chair of the EDI Committee will work with their counterpart to execute the EDI Committee’s strategy and workplan. The Co-Chair will be responsible for making sure that each meeting is planned effectively, conducted according to the governing rules and a social code, and that matters are dealt with in an orderly, efficient manner. The Co-Chair must work collaboratively to make the most of all Committee members, building and leading the team.
  • Neurodiversity and/or seen or unseen disability representative
    The Committee is seeking a member with knowledge and lived experience of a visible or non-visible disability, impairment and/or neurodiversity. The Committee are looking for an individual who has knowledge and understanding of how these characteristics could affect the lives of our members working in the specialty of Emergency Medicine. Experience of advocating on behalf of these groups would be an added bonus.

As a College, we are engaging in critical debates about structural inequalities, and we value the creativity and variety of experiences that a diverse EDI Committee can provide. We are particularly keen to appoint individuals with lived experience of neurodiversity or disability. If you wish to apply, please set out a brief statement of no more than 500 words as to why you have the experience, knowledge, and skills to be a member of this committee.

To apply for either position, please submit your self-nomination form to policy@rcem.ac.uk by Friday 14 October.

Download a pdf – full description of this vacancy.

+ FRCEM OSCE Lead Examiner - Closing date Friday 09 September

FRCEM OSCE Lead Examiner

We are looking to appoint a new FRCEM OSCE Lead Examiner.

The Lead Examiner will chair the FRCEM OSCE Working Group, produce examination stations and blueprints, supervise standard setting, and oversee all aspects of the conduct and delivery of the FRCEM OSCE examination.

This is a vital role in supporting and updating FRCEM OSCE examiners and candidates, whilst ensuring that our examinations remain fit for purpose and are continually developed.

You will work closely with the Chief Examiner, Dean, Head of Examinations and Director of Education to set examinations and help implement changes to improve the validity and reliability of the examination.

The role of Lead Examiner is a demanding one. The successful applicant must be looking to take on senior responsibility and should be prepared to manage a wide-ranging role with responsibility for a major professional examination.

Applicants must meet the following criteria to be eligible to apply:

  • Experience in examining in College exams and a current FRCEM examiner
  • Experience in setting College examinations
  • Consultant Emergency Physician of at least 3 years standing
  • Up to date Equality and Diversity training
  • Experienced NHS trainer

It is expected that this role will require 0.5 PA per week in addition to other duties. The Term of Office is three years, renewable for a further period of two years.

This is an honorary position, but all reasonable travel and subsistence expenses will be covered in line with the College expenses policy.

Full details of the role and a person specification can be found in the attached job description.

If you are interested in this role, we would love to hear from you. Please submit your CV and outline, in no more than 500 words, your suitability for the role. Please submit applications for the attention of the Chief Examiner to examiners@rcem.ac.uk.

All applications will be considered by the Chief Examiner and Head of Examinations.

The closing date for applications is Friday 09 September 2022. Interviews are expected to take place towards the end of week commencing 19 September 2022.

+ Sustainable Working Practices Committee Member - Closing date 05 September

RCEM Sustainable Working Practices Committee Member – Honorary post

The College is looking for a member to join the Sustainable Working Practices Committee.
Role profile: Sustainable Working Practices Committee member

Accountable to: Sustainable Working Practices Committee Chair

Key working relationships: The Sustainable Working Practice Committee is part of the Service Delivery Committee, led by a Council member of RCEM, which also undertakes work relating to service design and configuration, paediatric emergency medicine, informatics, pre-hospital emergency medicine, remote and rural emergency medicine, and ambulatory care. The role will also work closely with staff in the RCEM Quality Team.

Role purpose:
RCEM is looking for a Sustainable Working Practices Committee (SWPC) member. You will be involved in committee meetings, creating guidance documents, writing supplements, attend events pertaining to the wellbeing of clinicians, and working with other SWPC members.

Committee remit:

  1. To devise a strategy and work programme for approval by the Workforce Committee focussed on improving sustainability of the working life of emergency physicians.
  2. To devise a strategy for improving the working conditions in the workforce in emergency medicine.
  3. To devise a strategy for assisting emergency physicians with remediation, advise on revalidation issues and oversee the work of the AACs.

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 the QA and I 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 four SWPC meetings (currently virtual, in-person for two likely in the future).
  • Attend regional board meetings and deliver regional updates to the committee.
  • At times you may be invited to attend other meetings to represent the College.
  • Be involved in helping to design and report on SWPC guidance documents and events.

Person Specification

Practical experience and skills:The role would suit a current consultant in EM who has a demonstrable interest in sustainable working practices.

How to apply: To apply for the position please send a single A4 page personal statement to alison.ives@rcem.ac.uk by Monday the 5th of September 2022. Please ensure your personal statement covers your relevant experience and how you meet the person specification below. Please note that the interviews are likely to be carried out via ZOOM or telephone call.

Practical experience and skills
Essential

  • Fellow of the College
  • Current substantive consultant in emergency medicine
  • Demonstrable interest in sustainable working practices.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Knowledge of revalidation
  • Evidence of continuing personal development
  • Working as an EM clinician

Desirable

  • Experience of serving on AAC panels Record of successful implementation of initiatives to improve sustainable working
  • Excellent knowledge of developments in the emergency medicine field
  • Computer literate: MS Excel, Word
    Personal Qualities

Essential

  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to prioritise and work to tight deadlines
  • Self-motivated and innovative
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Professional manner and appearance
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to motivate others to perform to deadlines by using influencing skills
  • A commitment to upholding the organisation’s values.

Desirable

  • Ability to motivate others to perform to deadlines by using influencing skills.

Download a PDF version of this vacancy

+ EMLeaders Communities of Practices (CoPs) - Closing date Monday 31 October

Want to try something new?

Want to invest in yourself?

Want to work with colleagues from around the UK, and learn from each other?

EMLeaders Communities of Practices (CoPs)

The EMLeaders Programme is looking to create and support a Community of Practice (COP) in the coming months focused on embedding leadership learning across Emergency Departments in the UK.

The EMLeaders CoPs will provide people with an opportunity to develop their own leadership and facilitation skills; and to share their skills knowledge/ abilities with each other, as well work with their local EMLeaders School Faculty teams.

The aim is to increase the skills and knowledge within regions to support leadership learning on the shopfloor across the multi-disciplinary team.

We are seeking applications from ACPs, EMSAS, ST6 trainees and consultant level.

You will receive:

Those within the cohort will receive training and development to support them so that by the end they will:

  1. Have a sound understand of the aims and objectives of the EM leaders programme, understands how leadership fits into the relevant Curriculum and how they can develop these skills in the workplace.
  2. Be leadership champions and role models by having a consistent ‘leadership language’ and behaviours from which the multidisciplinary clinical workforce in the ED can learn from.
  3. Feel able to confidently work on the shop floor through the implementation of leadership training.

Communities of Practice – Dates

COP One:  23 November 2022, 31 January and 07 March 2023

COP Two:  29 November 2022, 15 February and 22 March 2023

31 March 2023 for a joint Development Day

You will need to be available on one of the following cohort group dates.

Further reading and learning will be required outside and in-between these dates. 

Application Process

If you are interested in this opportunity, please send your CV and 500 word statement outlining your relevant experience and what you would like to gain from the opportunity to training@rcem.ac.uk.

Please discuss with your appropriate Supervisor/Lead in advance of your application and include their letter of support along with your application.

Please indicate your preference of dates for COP One or COP Two dates.

Closing date is Monday 31 October 2022.

The EMLeaders SLWG will review applications and contact will be made in September 2022.

Download a PDF copy of EMLeaders Communites of Practices vacancy

+ RCEM Quality Improvement Projects (QIPs) Topic Team - Care of Older People - Closing date Friday 30 September

RCEM Quality Improvement Projects (QIPs)
Topic Team Members – Care of Older People (Honorary post)

The College is looking for passionate individuals with experience of Quality Improvement in Emergency Medicine to join the Care of Older People Quality Improvement Projects (QIPs) Team. This is a great opportunity to improve your quality improvement experience and skill set and can be used to help for QIAT and validate appraisals.

Accountable to: The Quality Assurance and Improvement Committee Chair and Care of Older People topic team lead.

We are looking for interest from individuals in the following areas to join the team:
(Please state the role you are applying for on your application email)

  • Consultant
  • ACP (Advanced clinical practitioner)
  • SAS (Specialists Doctors and Associate Specialists)
  • Local Quality Improvement or Clinical Audit Professional
  • Nurse

Key working relationships: The Care of Older People (COP) topic team is part of the RCEM Quality Assurance and Improvement Committee (QA&I). This is directed by the RCEM Quality in Emergency Care Committee (QEC), led by the cluster lead James France, which also undertakes guidance development and safety work relating to emergency medicine. The role will also work closely with other EM specialists and the RCEM Quality Team.

Topic Team remit:

  1. To develop clinical standards and National Quality Improvement Project (QIPs) tools for measuring and improving the quality of care delivered by the speciality of Emergency Medicine
  2. To produce an annual report on the performance of EM departments
  3. To run the national QIP programme of the College and develop reports of the individual and comparative results for participating departments
  4. To advise the NHS, NICE, DOH, CQC, the Royal Colleges and other national bodies who have an interest in the quality of care in Emergency Departments
  5. To develop and maintain the standards and QIP section of the College website

What can you expect from us?

  • The chance to identify and improve key areas of EM practice, with your choice of topics to be involved in each year
  • Co-authorship of at least one national report per year
  • Evidence of participation for your appraisal
  • Meet and work with EM staff with similar values from across the UK
  • 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 the QA&I 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?

  • To attend and contribute to monthly topic team meetings
  • To work on report drafts, recommendations, standards and data interpretation
  • Passion about improving quality at a national level
  • Work collaboratively with the committee to develop measurable standards
  • Help develop and test the QIP tools
  • Work with the committee to improve the quality of care in Emergency Departments
  • Attend at least one full QEC meeting per year
  • At times you may be asked to attend other meetings to represent the College
  • This role will be for three years, potentially renewable for a further three years.

What time commitment is expected for this role?
One-two days per month for meetings and working on documents, including:

  • Attendance at quarterly steering group and development QA and I meetings
  • Contribution at monthly topic team meetings 2-3 hours a month (chaired by the topic team lead)
  • Contribution to standards development, report writing, testing the portal and giving feedback and recommendations on the QIP data in between meetings over email (max half day per month)

Person Specification
The role would suit a current clinician/ QI professional in Emergency Medicine who has a demonstrable interest in Quality Improvement, specifically the care of older people.

Practical experience and skills
Essential

  • Demonstratable interest in Quality Assurance and Improvement
  • Demonstratable interest and experience in care of older people within EM
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Desirable

  • Record of successful experience in quality work
  • Excellent knowledge of developments in the emergency medicine field
  • Evidence of continuing personal development
  • Computer literate: excel, word

Personal Qualities
Essential

  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to prioritise and work to tight deadlines
  • Self-motivated and innovative
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Professional manner and appearance
  • Ability to work independently
  • A commitment to upholding the organisation’s values

Desirable

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

How to apply: Please submit a CV and personal statement (max 250 words) outlining why you should be a member of the QIP topic team and your experience to Alison Ives (Quality Officer at RCEM) Alison.Ives@rcem.ac.uk by 10am on Friday 30 September 2022
Ensure your personal statement covers your relevant experience and how you meet the person specification.
If you have any questions or would like an informal chat about the role, please email Alison Ives (Quality Officer at RCEM) Alison.Ives@rcem.ac.uk

Download a PDF version of this vacancy

+ RCEM Quality Improvement Projects (QIPs) Topic Team - Infection, Prevention & Control - Closing date 30 September

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

The College is looking for passionate individuals with experience of Quality Improvement in Emergency Medicine to join the Infection Prevention & Control Quality Improvement Projects (QIPs) Team. This is a great opportunity to improve your quality improvement experience and skill set and can be used to help for QIAT and validate appraisals.

Accountable to: The Quality Assurance and Improvement Committee Chair and Infection Prevention & Control topic team lead.
We are looking for interest from individuals in the following areas to join the team:
(Please state the role you are applying for on your application email)

  • Consultant
  • ACP (Advanced clinical practitioner)
  • SAS (Specialists Doctors and Associate Specialists)
  • Local Quality Improvement or Clinical Audit Professional
  • Nurse

Key working relationships: The Infection Prevention & Control (IPC) topic team is part of the RCEM Quality Assurance and Improvement Committee (QA&I). This is directed by the RCEM Quality in Emergency Care Committee (QEC), led by the cluster lead James France, which also undertakes guidance development and safety work relating to emergency medicine. The role will also work closely with other EM specialists and the RCEM Quality Team.

Topic Team remit:

  1. To develop clinical standards and National Quality Improvement Project (QIPs) tools for measuring and improving the quality of care delivered by the speciality of Emergency Medicine
  2. To produce an annual report on the performance of EM departments.
  3. To run the national QIP programme of the College and develop reports of the individual and comparative results for participating departments
  4. To advise the NHS, NICE, DOH, CQC, the Royal Colleges and other national bodies who have an interest in the quality of care in Emergency Departments.
  5. To develop and maintain the standards and QIP section of the College website

What can you expect from us?

  • The chance to identify and improve key areas of EM practice, with your choice of topics to be involved in each year
  • Co-authorship of at least one national report per year
  • Evidence of participation for your appraisal
  • Meet and work with EM staff with similar values from across the UK
  • 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 the QA&I 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?

  • To attend and contribute to monthly topic team meetings
  • To work on report drafts, recommendations, standards and data interpretation
  • Passion about improving quality at a national level
  • Work collaboratively with the committee to develop measurable standards
  • Help develop and test the QIP tools
  • Work with the committee to improve the quality of care in Emergency Departments
  • Attend at least one full QEC meeting per year
  • At times you may be asked to attend other meetings to represent the College
  • This role will be for three years, potentially renewable for a further three years.

What time commitment is expected for this role?
One-two days per month for meetings and working on documents, including:

  • Attendance at quarterly steering group and development QA and I meetings
  • Contribution at monthly topic team meetings 2-3 hours a month (chaired by the topic team lead)
  • Contribution to standards development, report writing, testing the portal and giving feedback and recommendations on the QIP data in between meetings over email (max half day per month)

Person Specification
The role would suit a current clinician/ QI professional in Emergency Medicine who has a demonstrable interest in Quality Improvement, specifically Infection Prevention and Control.

Practical experience and skills

Essential

  • Demonstrable interest in Quality Assurance and Improvement
  • Demonstratable interest infection prevention and control within EM
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Desirable

  • Record of successful experience in quality work
  • Excellent knowledge of developments in the emergency medicine field
  • Evidence of continuing personal development
  • Computer literate: excel, word

Personal Qualities
Essential

  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to prioritise and work to tight deadlines
  • Self-motivated and innovative
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Professional manner and appearance
  • Ability to work independently
  • A commitment to upholding the organisation’s values

Desirable

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

How to apply: Please submit a CV and personal statement (max 250 words) outlining why you should be a member of the QIP topic team and your experience to Lucas Dalla-Vecchia (Quality Officer at RCEM) lucas.dalla-vecchia@rcem.ac.uk by 10am on 30 September 2022.
Ensure your personal statement covers your relevant experience and how you meet the person specification.
If you have any questions or would like an informal chat about the role, please contact Lucas Dalla-Vecchia (Quality Officer at RCEM) lucas.dalla-vecchia@rcem.ac.uk

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+ Toxicology Special Interest Group - Group members x 4 - Closing date Friday 30 September

Toxicology Special Interest Group – 4 members

The College is looking to recruit four new members with experience and interest in toxicology in emergency medicine to join the Toxicology Special Interest Group.

Role profile:
Toxicology Special Interest Group member

Accountable to:
Toxicology SIG Chair, Quality in Emergency Care Committee (QECC)

Key working relationships:
As a member of the Toxicology Special Interest Group (Tox SIG), you will be joining and engaging with other members of the SIG, the Tox SIG is a part of the Quality in Emergency Care Committee, led by QECC chair, which also undertakes work relating to emergency medicine in Geriatrics, Mental Health, Public Health, Best Practice, Quality Assurance & Improvement, Safer Care, and other SIGs. The role will also work closely with the RCEM Quality Team.

Committee remit:
The SIG was created in 2011 to support and engage a growing number of UK emergency medicine practitioners who have formal as well informal training, skills, and experience specifically in toxicology. The RCEM Tox SIG hopes to embed toxicology as part of hospital policy and education, and to support the national strategy on population health, reducing health inequalities, and most recently to ensure greater resilience to the risk of Covid-19.

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 other RCEM committees and SIGs to raise the overall quality of care in Emergency medicine
  • Support and guidance in the role from the RCEM Quality Team and the Tox SIG 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 at least two meetings each year (meetings dates are currently TBC)
  • Be able to offer the time commitment required to pro-actively support and input into the SIG’s ongoing strategy and work streams
  • Offer innovative ideas and actions to further embed toxicological expertise into the ED
  • Champion toxicological work in your own ED through promoting and encouraging the engagement with, and delivery of, toxicology interventions in the ED
  • Share and promote RCEM committee work within your own professional communities
  • Review or add content into other national strategic bodies work where requested
  • Help with RCEM member queries concerning toxicology issues forwarded by RCEM staff
  • At times you may be required to attend other meetings to represent the College
  • Collaborate and engage with relevant faculties, institutions, and agencies, to embed toxicology into emergency medicine, (such as Health Education England, NICE, academic institutions).

Person Specification
Practical experience and skills:
The role would suit any grade in EM who has a demonstrable interest in toxicological issues.

How to apply:
To apply for the position please send a single A4 page personal statement to alison.ives@rcem.ac.uk by Friday, 19 August 2022. Ensure your personal statement covers your relevant experience and how you meet the person specification below. Please note that this will be a points-based recruitment based on your personal statement and no formal interview will take place.

Practical experience and skills
Essential

  • Member/Fellow/nurse/trainee/ACP/SAS/Consultant grade of the College
  • Demonstrable interest in toxicology with appreciation of the ‘bigger picture’ when addressing patient’s health needs
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Evidence of continuing personal development

Desirable

  • Knowledge of toxicological developments in the field of emergency medicine
  • Involvement in toxicological interventions
  • Higher degree in a field relating to toxicology medicine
  • Computer literate: MS Excel, Word

Personal Qualities
Essential

  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to prioritise and work to tight deadlines
  • Self-motivated and innovative
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Professional manner and appearance
  • Ability to work independently
  • A commitment to upholding the organisation’s values

Desirable

  • Ability to motivate others to perform to deadlines by using influencing

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Closing date: Friday 30 September 2022

+ RCEM Safer Care Committee SAS Representative - Closing date Friday 30 September

RCEM Safer Care Committee (SCC) SAS Representative (Honorary post)

Accountable to: RCEM The Safer Care Committee chair

Role purpose: RCEM is looking for an outstanding Representative with SAS experience to join the Safer Care Committee a key strategic part of the Quality in Emergency Care cluster. The rep will attend and contribute to committee meetings, coordinate the work of the Safer Care Committee, safety flashes, and ensure the College is appropriately represented on national bodies that relate to safety.

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).

Sub-Committees and Special Interest Groups within the QEC cluster:

  • Quality in Emergency Medicine Committee
  • Quality Assurance & Improvement Sub-Committee
  • Safer Care Sub-Committee
  • Best Practice Sub-Committee
  • Mental Health Sub-Committee
  • Public Health SIG
  • Toxicology SIG
  • Older People SIG
  • Major Trauma Sub-Committee
  • Paediatric Sub-Committee
  • Pre-Hospital Sub-Committee

Key working relationships: The SAS rep will work closely with the Chair and other members of the Safer Care Committee, and other committees within the cluster. The SAS rep is expected to attend all Safer Care Committee meetings and Large Quality in Emergency Care Committee cluster meetings twice a year. The rep will also work closely with the RCEM Quality Team.

Committee remit:
i) To develop and review safety guidelines for the speciality of Emergency Medicine
ii) To develop Consensus Based Safety Statements for the speciality of safety in Emergency Departments
iii) To develop and disseminate patient safety strategies for the speciality of Emergency Medicine
iv) To develop and maintain the safety section of the Royal College website

Role requirements:
This role will be for three years, potentially renewable for a further three years.

In this role you will be expected to attend four committee meetings a year 3 virtual and one in person in London Bridge and at times attend other meetings to represent the College. As well as quarterly Quality in Emergency Care meetings. Other business will be conducted by teleconferencing and e-mail.

Person Specification
Practical experience and skills: The role would suit an exceptional current SAS in EM who has a demonstrable interest in safety in emergency care.

How to apply: To apply for the position please send your single A4 page, personal statement and CV to lucas.dalla-vecchia@rcem.ac.uk by 5pm on Friday 30th September 2022. Applicants will be elected by an interview process.

Please ensure your personal statement covers your relevant experience and how you meet the person specification below, as your application will be scored against meeting each point.

Essential

Practical experience and skills

  • Current SAS in emergency medicine with a minimum of 2 years experience
  • Demonstrable interest in safety
  • Excellent knowledge of developments in the emergency medicine field
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Evidence of continuing personal development

Personal Qualities

  • Ability to motivate others to perform to deadlines by using influencing skills
  • Ability to prioritise and work to tight deadlines
  • Attention to detail
  • Self-motivated and innovative
  • Good interpersonal and collaborative skills
  • Professional manner and appearance
  • A commitment to upholding the organisation’s values
  • Ability to work independently

Desirable

  • Computer literate: MS Excel, Word

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+ RCEM Safer Care Committee Nurse Representative - Closing date Friday 30 September

RCEM Safer Care Committee (SCC) Nurse Representative (Honorary post)

Accountable to: RCEM The Safer Care Committee chair

Role purpose: RCEM is looking for an outstanding Representative with Nurse experience to join the Safer Care Committee a key strategic part of the Quality in Emergency Care cluster. The rep will attend and contribute to committee meetings, coordinate the work of the Safer Care Committee, safety flashes, and ensure the College is appropriately represented on national bodies that relate to safety.

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).

Sub-Committees and Special Interest Groups within the QEC cluster:

  • Quality in Emergency Medicine Committee
  • Quality Assurance & Improvement Sub-Committee
  • Safer Care Sub-Committee
  • Best Practice Sub-Committee
  • Mental Health Sub-Committee
  • Public Health SIG
  • Toxicology SIG
  • Older People SIG
  • Major Trauma Sub-Committee
  • Paediatric Sub-Committee
  • Pre-Hospital Sub-Committee

Key working relationships: The nurse rep will work closely with the Chair and other members of the Safer Care Committee, and other committees within the cluster. The Nurse rep is expected to attend all Safer Care Committee meetings and Large Quality in Emergency Care Committee cluster meetings twice a year. The Nurse rep will also work closely with the RCEM Quality Team.

Committee remit:
i) To develop and review safety guidelines for the speciality of Emergency Medicine
ii) To develop Consensus Based Safety Statements for the speciality of safety in Emergency Departments
iii) To develop and disseminate patient safety strategies for the speciality of Emergency Medicine
iv) To develop and maintain the safety section of the Royal College website

Role requirements:
This role will be for three years, potentially renewable for a further three years.
In this role you will be expected to attend four committee meetings a year 3 virtual and one in person in London Bridge and at times attend other meetings to represent the College. As well as quarterly Quality in Emergency Care meetings. Other business will be conducted by teleconferencing and e-mail.

Person Specification

Practical experience and skills: The role would suit an exceptional current Nurse in EM who has a demonstrable interest in safety in emergency care.
How to apply: To apply for the position please send your single A4 page, personal statement and CV to lucas.dalla-vecchia@rcem.ac.uk by 5pm on Friday 30th September 2022. Applicants will be elected by an interview process.
Please ensure your personal statement covers your relevant experience and how you meet the person specification below, as your application will be scored against meeting each point.

Essential

Practical experience and skills

  • Current Nurse in emergency medicine with a minimum of 2 years experience
  • Demonstrable interest in safety
  • Excellent knowledge of developments in the emergency medicine field
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Evidence of continuing personal development

Personal Qualities

  • Ability to motivate others to perform to deadlines by using influencing skills
  • Ability to prioritise and work to tight deadlines
  • Attention to detail
  • Self-motivated and innovative
  • Good interpersonal and collaborative skills
  • Professional manner and appearance
  • A commitment to upholding the organisation’s values
  • Ability to work independently

Desirable

  • Computer literate: MS Excel, Word

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+ Best Practice Sub-Committee (3 members) - Closing date Friday 30 September

Best Practice Sub-Committee (3 members)

The College is looking to appoint three new members with experience of Best Practice in Emergency Medicine to join the Best Practice Sub-Committee.

Key working relationships: Accountable to: Best Practice Committee (BPC) Chair, Quality Care Cluster Chair, RCEM Council.

Key working relationships: 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: Undertake the production of written national guidance as agreed with the chair of BPC, solely or in collaboration with other committee members and interested parties.  Provide advice on topics related to best practice within emergency medicine as required by chair or other areas of the Quality and Effectiveness Committee (QEC).  Provide advice on areas of emergency medicine where Best Practise advice should be developed to the benefits of member s and fellows. Attend meetings of BPC and QEC.

Committee remit:

  • The Best Practice Sub-Committee (BPC) produces guidelines where clinical evidence is sparse, but there is a perceived clinical need by members / fellows. This work is almost unique among medical royal colleges.
  • 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 postholder, the College will reimburse all post related expenses (e.g. travel to meetings).

What can we expect from you?

  • Attend BPC meetings
  • Commit to guideline development work within agreed timeframes
  • Provide reasoned expert advice on areas related to the Best Practise of Emergency Medicine
  • Represent the best interests of members and fellows of RCEM with regard the development of Best Practise of emergency medicine.
  • Pragmatic approach to guideline production particularly in those areas where evidence maybe limited, but the subject is of concern to members or fellows.

How to apply: To apply for the position please send a single A4 page personal statement to Divon Johnson-Kennedy, Senior Quality Administrator: Divon.Johnson-Kennedy@rcem.ac.uk by Friday 30 September 2022. 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.

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   Evidence of continuing personal development

o   Able to work within a committee structure and listen to a variety of opinions

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 as well as within a committee structure; valuing differing opinions

o   Able to accept constructive criticism

o   A commitment to upholding the organisation’s values

 

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

 

 

EMTA Opportunities

Opportunities to join the Emergency Medicine Trainees’ Association (EMTA)

+ Social Media Officer - Executive Member of EMTA Committee - Closing date 29 August

Application to join the Emergency Medicine Trainees’ Association (EMTA)

Social Media Officer – Executive Member of EMTA Committee

Job Description
We are looking for a motivated EM Trainee to join the Emergency Medicine Trainees’
Association Committee as EMTA Social Media Officer. This is an executive role which
means there will be the opportunity to provide cross-cover to other RCEM committees
and get involved in projects such as the EMTA Survey and the EMTA Conference.
The role is one of both leadership and delivery.
The successful applicant will provide leadership on EMTAs social media practices and
policy. They will work with RCEM and RCEM events towards a strategic and
sustainable plan for member engagement through social media. They will also work
closely with the EMTA website lead to keep content up to date.
The successful applicant will plan and produce, with the help of the wider EMTA
committee and the RCEM communications team content for social media.
The successful applicant will work with and aim to develop the EMTA Social Media Policy which is summarised below.

EMTA Social Media Policy
1. Current position.
Presence on social media platforms Twitter (4500 followers) and Facebook (3000
followers.) Posts on an ad-hoc basis by a few members of the committee. Original
posts for EMTA events/recruitment rounds, retweets and reposts of posts from
others including RCEM accounts.
2. Aim of social media presence.
Objectives:

  • Engage with and promote the accomplishments of EM trainees.
  • Demonstrate (and celebrate!) EMTA activity.
  • Interact with potential collaborators.
  • Stream interest to the EMTA website, Tell EMTA button and Glide App.

3. Potential EMTA Campaigns

  • Introduction of committee members and spotlight on activities – initial posts
    introducing each member of the committee and their role, followed by posts
    when attending meetings/events. Potential “take over” events.
  • Recruitment – wider reach, more applicants, easier to fill posts.
  • Spotlight on survey findings/call to action.
  • Spotlight on Committees/subcommittees
  • Link up with #RespectED

4. EMTA Events
EMTA conference 2022

  • Pre-event speaker profiles / short clips, committee member snapshots
  • During event – dedicated behind the scenes Q&As, green room interviews. Live stream of social media hashtag on main screens during
    the break, Interactive Q&As, blackpool bingo, prize for most social media interactions
  • After event – feedback, top 10 learning points, event word cloud.

5. More Platforms
Consider expansion to Instagram (+/- TikTok) ahead of EMTA 2022, depending on
success of new campaigns, the availability of social media officer.

6. Collaboration
Increased social media presence could also be improved with collaborations with
other accounts with similar interests. This is done regularly and successfully by several
medical education accounts (ASME and their subgroups) which could improve reach
and provide enhancement to our events/outputs.

Role Description
As a trainee representative, you will provide insight into the trainee perspective on
matters arising, maintain vigilance for policy which may have adverse outcomes to
trainees generally or minority trainee sub-groups (e.g. LTFT, dual trained, protected
characteristics) and advocate for changes which can improve the quality and equitability of training delivery in the UK. Primarily you should be able to give input from trainees collectively and then from your own perspective. The candidate would also be expected to summarise discussions and communicate to the EMTA Committee,
regional representatives and wider cohort of trainees.

The successful applicant would hold additional responsibilities within EMTA, as a full
committee member, including attendance at 3 EMTA meetings per year. There are multiple and varied opportunities to use and develop your specific skill set around your areas of interest and areas of development you wish to pursue. Candidates are requested to specify if they hold any other interests or skills pertinent to the functioning of EMTA.

The candidate would be expected to abide by the EMTA and RCEM Codes of Conduct, including the requirement to maintain regular communication with the EMTA Committee and be responsive to requests and feedback. Additional roles and
responsibilities to best utilise areas of the applicant’s interest will be discussed on an
individual basis with successful applicants.
The work commitment would be expected to average out to approximately 1-2 hours per week. As per RCEM Guidance, departments would be expected to support formal commitments via Professional Leave.

The post is honorary.

Reasonable expenses for travel and subsistence will be payable in accordance with College policy.

Person Specification

  • The applicant must be an Emergency Medicine Trainee currently holding a Dean’s Reference Number (for ACCS-EM trainees) or National Training Number (for run-through or HSTs)
  • The applicant may be in training or Out of Programme
  • Applicant should demonstrate their suitability for the role through their
    written personal statement.
  • The candidate will need to be able to demonstrate an ability to deliver
    professionally and enthusiastically in their role, meet deadlines and communicate effectively at all times.
  • We understand that the role of trainee representation can, at times, be onerous on an already stretched workload. We would request candidates are realistic about their abilities to take on any additional responsibility at present whilst warmly welcoming any of those who feel motivated by improving EM training to join us.
  • The current application is for a 24-month term which would be reviewed together with the EMTA Chair with the potential to renew for a further 24 months.

Application
Application is by a written personal statement not exceeding 400 words and a CV of no greater than two sides of A4. We would ask candidates to pay particular attention to the requirements, expectations and desirable characteristics expressed within this advert and take effort to highlight previous or current experience relevant to these.

We would please ask candidates to clearly state their grade and expected CCT date and, if known, their career plans over the next 24 months.

Applications to: rcem@rcem.ac.uk
Closing date: 29th August 2022

Thank you very much in advance for your application.

Daniel Darbyshire,
Chair,
Emergency Medicine Trainees’ Association.

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+ Inclusion & Diversity Representative - EMTA - Closing date 29 August

Application to join the Emergency Medicine Trainees’ Association (EMTA)

Inclusion & Diversity Representative

Job Description
This is a new EMTA role recognising the importance of having a member of the team
dedicated to this area of our work.

It is vital that we remain vigilant and work proactively with all organisations involved in
Emergency Medicine to address issues of inequality, discrimination and bias.

The successful applicant would be expected to hold EMTA to account for its approach and contribution to these practices and to assist us in helping others do similarly. We will also be recommending the successful applicant to the Royal College of Emergency Medicine for future work in this area, particularly around Recruitment and Equality & Diversity.

We need a representative who not only feels passionately motivated by these issues, but ideally has experience that will help to tackle these at a national and systemic level.

As a trainee representative you will provide insight into the trainee perspective on matters
arising, maintain vigilance for policy which may have adverse outcomes to trainees generally
or minority trainee sub-groups (e.g. LTFT, dual trained, protected characteristics) and advocate for changes which can improve the quality and equitability of training delivery in the UK.

You should be able to give input from trainees collectively primarily, and then from your own
perspective. The candidate would also be expected to summarise discussions and communicate to the EMTA Committee, regional representatives and wider cohort of trainees.

At present we expect the appointed applicant to represent EMTA to the RCEM Recruitment team, comprising 90 minute meetings every 2-3 months and to the RCEM Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committee, when its Terms of Reference are finalised.

The successful applicant would hold additional responsibilities within EMTA including
attendance at 3 EMTA meetings per year and offer assistance in other matters pertaining to
EMTA activity, such as the annual conference, and trainee representation.

In particular, candidates are requested to specify if they hold any other interests or skills pertinent to the functioning of EMTA, including in design and online communications.

Successful applicants would be expected to contribute the EMJ supplement at least once per year on an issue relevant to their representative role.

The candidate would be expected to abide by the EMTA and RCEM Codes of Conduct, including the requirement to maintain regular communication with the EMTA Committee and be responsive to requests and feedback. Additional roles and responsibilities to best utilise areas of the applicant’s interest will be discussed on an individual basis with successful applicants.

The work commitment would be expected to average out to approximately 1-2 hours per
week. As per RCEM Guidance, departments would be expected to support formal commitments via Professional Leave.

The post is honorary.

Reasonable expenses for travel and subsistence will be payable in accordance with College policy.

Person Specification

  • The applicant must be an Emergency Medicine Trainee, currently holding a Dean’s Reference Number (for ACCS-EM trainees) or National Training Number (for run-through or HSTs)
  • The applicant may presently be in training or Out of Programme
  • The candidate will need to be able to demonstrate an ability to deliver professionally and enthusiastically in their role, to meet deadlines and to communicate effectively at all times
  • We understand that the role of trainee representation can, at times, be onerous on
    an already stretched workload. We would request candidates are realistic about their abilities to take on any additional responsibility at present whilst warmly welcoming any of those who feel motivated by improving EM training to join us.
  • Trainee representation experience would be advantageous but not essential
  • The current application is for an 18 month term to be reconsidered for a second term if remaining eligible.

Application
Application is by written personal statement not exceeding 800 words. We would ask
candidates to pay particular attention to the requirements, expectations and desirable
characteristics expressed within this advert and take effort to highlight previous or current experience relevant to these.

We would please ask candidates to clearly state their grade, date of commencement of sub-specialty training and expected CCT date and, if known, their career plans over the next 24 months.

Applications to: rcem@rcem.ac.uk
Closing date: 29 August 2022

Thank you very much in advance for your application.

Daniel Darbyshire
Chair,
Emergency Medicine Trainees’ Association.

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+ Secretary - Executive Member of EMTA Committee - Closing date 29 August

Application to join the Emergency Medicine Trainees’ Association (EMTA)

Secretary – Executive Member of EMTA Committee

Job Description
As EMTA has grown as a committee, a need has developed for a formal infrastructure around this, which allows us to function smoothly and effectively as a group. EMTA now has a number of roles that exist solely for this purpose – what is known as the ‘Executive Committee’.

Traditionally those on the executive team also hold other posts on EMTA and have already spent some time attending our meetings and therefore have understanding of some of our processes and how we all work together. One of the most important roles in coordinating this and the various roles is that of the EMTA secretary.

We are looking for someone with an enthusiasm for the work EMTA does and who would be keen to collaborate with the rest of the team to promote trainee engagement through general committee work, RCEM staff liaison and EMTA conference and survey team support.

The successful applicant would hold the following responsibilities:

  • Forming a close link with the EMTA Chairperson(s) to ensure commitment to an
    allied vision/strategy and shared committee goals
  • Organisation of 3-4 EMTA meetings a year including formation of the day’s agenda
  • Taking and disseminating minutes for above meetings
  • Liaison with the Chair as to ongoing committee recruitment needs, helping to write
    job descriptions such as these, then reviewing (along with the rest of the committee) the applications received
  • Once new recruits are appointed welcoming them to the committee with dissemination of registration documents and a short zoom induction
  • Chase up regular updates from each EMTA representative to ensure maximum
    dissemination of the fabulous work being done and encourage cross channel working
  • Providing some admin support for the Slack and Google drives
  • Understanding that some of the secretary role, like that of the chair, is pastoral,
    ensuring all members feel valued and supported in the work they do.

The work commitment would be expected to average out to approximately 1-2 hours per
week. As per RCEM Guidance, departments would be expected to support formal commitments via Professional Leave.

The post is honorary.

Reasonable expenses for travel and subsistence will be payable in accordance with College policy.

Person Specification

  • The applicant must be an Emergency Medicine Trainee, currently holding a Dean’s Reference Number (for ACCS-EM trainees) or National Training Number (for run-through or HSTs)
  • The applicant may presently be in training or Out of Programme
  • The candidate will need to be able to demonstrate an ability to deliver professionally and enthusiastically in their role, to meet deadlines and to communicate effectively at all times
  • We understand that the role of trainee representation can, at times, be onerous on
    an already stretched workload. We would request candidates are realistic about their abilities to take on any additional responsibility at present whilst warmly welcoming any of those who feel motivated by improving EM training to join us.
  • Trainee representation experience would be advantageous but not essential
  • The current application is for an 18 month term to be reconsidered for a second term if remaining eligible.

Application
Application is by written personal statement not exceeding 400 words and a CV of no greater than two sides of A4. We would ask candidates to pay particular attention to the requirements, expectations and desirable characteristics expressed within this advert and take effort to highlight previous or current experience relevant to these. We would please ask candidates to clearly state their grade and expected CCT date and, if known, their career plans over the next 24 months.

Applications to: rcem@rcem.ac.uk
Closing date: 29 August 2022

Thank you very much in advance for your application.

Daniel Darbyshire,
Chair,
Emergency Medicine Trainees’ Association.

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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 one-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 Regional 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. For this SIG, we are encouraging SAS, Nurse, trainee and ACP grade EM staff to apply. You do not need to be a Fellow to join this SIG.

+ 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 regional 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 Alison Ives, Quality Officer: alison.ives@rcem.ac.uk

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