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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.

National Board Opportunities

There are no National Board vacancies at present.

Regional Board Opportunities

+ North West Regional Vice-Chair - Closing Date 17 June 2024

North West Regional Vice-Chair

Call for Nominations – Closing Date 17 June 2024

RCEM is looking for a new North West Regional Vice-Chair!

Regional Vice Chairs play a crucial and rewarding role in advocating for their region and representing their members in the College. Chairs provide leadership and act as a voice and conduit for members. Regional Chairs are extremely important, but cannot always be relied upon when they have other commitments. Vice Chairs are pivotal in these moments, standing up to the plate to make the necessary decisions.

You will work closely with RCEM’s Policy and Communications teams, who will support you in your role to engage with Members, develop regional networks and relationships with local policymakers and the media. Your contribution as North West Regional Vice-Chair will strengthen the College’s ability to flag challenges faced by emergency departments in the region and beyond, improving patient care and the working lives of members.

Who can apply?

To be eligible to become a Regional Vice Chair, you need to meet these requirements:

  • A Member and Fellow of the College in good standing
  • Employed in a current substantive consultant role in the region
  • In good standing with your regulator with no limitations on practice
  • Have a track record that will not negatively impact the College’s own reputation
  • Strong interpersonal skills and able to build consensus with colleagues
  • Experience ideally of facilitating or at least participating constructively in meetings
  • Ability to listen and communicate clearly.

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

What experience is needed?

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

Application Process

The application process is non-competitive. To apply, please complete a nomination form, with a personal statement (maximum 300 words) and signatures from two Fellows who are happy to support your application.

In the event that multiple candidates apply, a ballot of eligible regional members will be conducted. In this instance we will share your statement with voting members.

For further information please see the job description and application guidance, (downloadable), Nomination form and FAQs.

If you are interested in the role or have any questions, please feel welcome to get in touch with the Policy team at policy@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. We currently have regional Boards in the East of England, South Central, South East Coast, South West, West Midlands, and Yorkshire and Humber regions.

A Regional Board Member is an Associate Member, Member or Fellow* of the College who is appointed on behalf of the Council to the role.

The role includes these additional responsibilities.

  • Act as a local point of contact for colleagues and peers on issues relating to the objectives of the College, including professional standards, clinical standards, research, education and CPD, training, policy, and other professional matters.
  • Represent your localities, gathering information to inform the Regional Chair, RCEM Council and Officers, as well as to provide a mechanism for the flow of information, ideas, and documents from the College to colleagues and peers.
  • Bring an understanding of the issues and successes in urgent and emergency care closer to the population we care for.
  • Attend four regional board meetings a year and support the work of the Board.
  • Engage with emails and information pertaining to the Board, College and speciality.
  • Willing to support the work of the Regional Board and representing the membership in the Region at Board meetings.
  • Support the Regional Chair in their activities and duties.

Who can get involved?

To be eligible to become a Regional Board Member you need to meet these requirements:

  • Associate Member, Member or Fellow* of the College in good standing
  • Be a UK registered doctor or health professional in good standing with your regulator with no limitations on practice and, where appropriate, a licence to practice
  • Have a track record that will not negatively impact the College’s own reputation
  • Employed in a current substantive post in the region on which you will serve on the Board in the UK or Republic of Ireland usually for at least one year
  • Strong interpersonal skills and able to build consensus with colleagues.
  • Experience of participating constructively in meetings.
  • Ability to listen and communicate clearly.
  • Time commitment is approximately 1-2 PAs per quarter.

If you work in a region where there is no Board, contact the Policy and Public Affairs team to discuss other ways to get involved.

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 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.

For applications or further enquiries, please get in touch with our Policy team at policy@rcem.ac.uk.

Committee Opportunities

+ RCEM Global EM (GEM) Committee Member – Closing Date 30 June 2024

Global Emergency Medicine (GEM) Committee Member

Closing Date: 30 June 2024

Role Profile: GEM Committee Member

Responsible to:Academic Committee

Key working relationships: GEM Committee Chair, Dean, Academic Committee, RCEM Global team.

GEM vision

The aim of the Global Emergency Committee is to establish RCEM as a world-leader in the development of global EM that is clinically excellent, evidence-based, compassionate, and equitable.

Role purpose: The College is looking for members to join the GEM Committee. The members of this committee will have a role in the supporting the work of RCEM that is focused on the development of EM internationally. They will support the developments on international networks and the development of global health knowledge and expertise in the college members and support the development of an international college network.

Members of the GEM committee will have a role in the supporting RCEM’s aim to develop EM internationally, they will support the developments on international networks and the development of global health knowledge and expertise across college members and support the development of an international college network.

This is an honorary post. The College will reimburse all post related expenses (e.g. travel to meetings).

Responsibilities:

  • Attend committee meetings of the Global Emergency Medicine (GEM) Committee held four times a year
  • Support with the GEM committee activities as outlined in the Terms of Reference
  • Support with developments in RCEM’s Global work, as and where there is a need
  • Attend international visits, training programmes, webinars, meetings etc based on need and area of focus from partner organisations
  • Support with stakeholder engagement with local international medical organisations and donors
  • Provide advice and oversight relating to programmes focused on the development of EM internationally
  • Support the developments on international networks and the development of global health knowledge and expertise in the college members
  • Support developments of international college networks
  • Represent the GEM committee at various key events in the GEM and international health sector space.

TERM OF OFFICE

The term of office for this role will be for three years. Post-holders may apply for a second and final term of office subject to the approval of College Council.

APPOINTMENT

Selection will be based on the strength of application and interview and will be reviewed by the Dean, a College Officer and member of RCEM Training staff.

PLACE OF WORK

The nature of the task means that there will be a number of duties in London and nationally. 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 take about 4 hours a month in addition to 10 days meetings per year.

Attendance at GEM up to four meetings (One half day each) per year, one of which is held face-to-face.

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, the Chair will be expected to travel in accordance with the College policy.

How to apply: Applications must be submitted in writing (no more than 500 words) outlining relevant experience and how the applicant meets the person specification below, via email to the International Team at globalem@rcem.ac.uk by 30 June 2024.

Person Specification

Essential Desirable
Practical experience and skills
  • Registered with the College (as a trainee/FASSGEM or FRCEM)
  • Willing and able to put volunteer time into supporting the committee
  • A commitment to global emergency medicine
  • International experience
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Knowledge of EM training Programmes
  • Evidence of continuing personal development
  • Broad experience of working overseas in a global health context in LMICs
  • Computer literate: MS Excel, Word
  • Skills and or experience in key areas of EM training – e.g. curricula development, accreditation
  • Training/qualifications in global health
  • Publications/research/grants in global health
  • Links with networks/stakeholders in global health
  • Experience of liaising with key health institutions such as WHO, Ministries of Health, NGOs, Emergency Care societies.
Personal Qualities
  • 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

Closing Date: 30 June 2024

Frequently Asked Questions

+ RCEM Public Health Special Interest Group – Committee Members x two - Closing Date 1 July 2024

RCEM Public Health Special Interest Group – Committee Members x two

Honorary posts

The College is looking for two new members to join RCEM’s Public Health Special Interest Group. We are particularly interested in applications from ACPs, Nurses, and trainees as well as Emergency Medicine Consultants.

Committee Overview:

The SIG was created in 2017 to support and engage a growing number of UK emergency medicine practitioners who have formal as well informal training, skills, and experience specifically in public health.  The RCEM Public Health SIG hopes to embed public health 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. The SIG is part of the Quality in Emergency Care Committee (QECC), led by QECC chair. The role will also work closely with the RCEM Quality Team.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Support and advocate for the work of the Public Health SIG
  • Attend committee meetings and contribute to discussions
  • Undertake any tasks delegated by the group and provide feedback on work produced

Essential Criteria:

  • RCEM Member
  • Commitment to a three-year term on the committee
  • Capacity to engage with the group and undertake tasks, either individually or as a team
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills to support collaboration
  • Demonstrable passion and engagement in issues related to public health
  • Able to attend 3-4 meetings each year (approximately three virtual and one face-to-face in London)

Desirable Criteria:

  • Experience in effectively representing committees or organisations in external forums
  • Experience engaging with stakeholders such as government bodies, healthcare organisations, and professional associations

How to Apply:

Email amy.stanton@rcem.ac.uk with a statement of less than 250 words describing why you are interested, and what you will bring to the work in terms of expertise or experience. Selection will be based on the statements received and successful applicants will join members of the Public Health SIG who have already volunteered for this work.

Closing date: Monday 1 July 2024

Frequently Asked Questions

+ Pre-hospital Emergency Medicine Professional Advisory Group Chair - Closing Date 18 June 2024

RCEM Pre-hospital Emergency Medicine Professional Advisory Group Chair

Honorary post

The College is looking to appoint a new Chair to the Pre-hospital Emergency Medicine Professional Advisory Group (PHEM-PAG)

Accountable to: QECC Chair, Quality Care Cluster lead, RCEM Council.

Key working relationships: As Chair, you will be leading, coordinating the activity of, and inspiring the Pre-hospital Emergency Medicine Professional Advisory Group (PHEM PAG) members. This PAG is part of the Quality in Emergency Care Committee (QECC) which is part of the Quality Care Cluster. PHEM PAG has a remit that spans pre-hospital issues across the whole of RCEM. The role will involve working closely with the RCEM Quality Team and the Chair of QECC, currently James France.

Role responsibilities:
The PHEM PAG Chair will lead / oversee the activity of the committee and chair committee meetings, liaising with other committees / external bodies where relevant.

Committee remit:

  • Ensure that pre-hospital interests are represented within all relevant aspects of College structure / business, and that PHEM is recognised and developed as both a sub-speciality, but also a normal part of practice in most emergency departments
  • Facilitate internal and external requests for representation on matters or documents relating to pre-hospital emergency care, ensuring that the College membership is fairly represented and is engaged
  • Developing guidance and standards, training and tools for members and fellows
  • Collaborating with other professional bodies nationally, for example DoH, NICE, CQC etc on best practice for Pre-hospital Emergency Medicine
  • Contributing to the work of QEC committee
  • 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
    • Become involved in the development of EM study days, presentation
    • Represent RCEM at stakeholder events.
  • 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 Pre-hospital Emergency Medicine committee meetings (Formal Quarterly virtual meetings with ad hoc additional meetings as required. One of the quarterly meetings per annum would be face to face)
  • Make decisions on behalf of the committee and escalating any concerns to the QECC chair or cluster lead
  • At times you may be asked to attend / nominate attendance at other meetings to represent the College
  • Attend all QECC meetings
  • Draft an annual Committee work plan and report for RCEM Council.

How to apply: To apply for the position please send a CV and single A4 page personal statement to Caitlin from the Quality Team – Caitlin.Lindsay-Smith@rcem.ac.uk by 18 June. 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 current consultant in EM who has a demonstrable interest in Pre-hospital Emergency Medicine.

  • Ability to motivate others to perform to deadlines by using influencing skills
Essential Desirable
  • Fellow of the College (all categories of membership welcome)
  • Demonstrable interest and expertise in pre-hospital emergency medicine
  • verbal and written communication skills
  • Evidence of continuing personal development
  • Record of successful experience in quality work
  • Excellent knowledge of developments in the emergency medicine field
  • Computer literate: excel, word
Personal Qualities
  • 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

Frequently Asked Questions

Download a PDF of this PHEM PAG vacancy

+ Portfolio (CESR) Faculty Lead - Training Standards Committee - Closing Date 1 July 2024

Portfolio (CESR) Faculty Lead

Reports to: Training Standards Committee

Key working relationships:
Portfolio (CESR) Officers, Heads of Schools, Regional Advisers, Academic Regional Advisers, Education and Training Division, other members of the portfolio (CESR) Faculty, GMC.
The CESR/Portfolio Faculty Lead is responsible for developing and reviewing the Portfolio pathway development workstreams for the College. They will support the assessors in the portfolio processes for all types of CESR applications.

Responsibilities:

  • To support the completion of assessments from the GMC, stepping in when no other assessors are available
  • To be an independent adjudicator for assessors who are having trouble concluding on an assessment
  • To support the running of events, inclusive of (but not limited to) CESR Applicants training day, CESR assessors training day, Regional CESR days and CESR leads/supervisors’ days
  • To lead developments in the potential alternative pathways work/GMC enhancements alongside RCEM
  • To attend and update the TSC meetings
  • To attend relevant GMC / AoMRC meetings in relation to CESR/Portfolio pathways
  • To support the College team in responding to queries about the CESR/portfolio process/clinical content
  • Maintain good communication with the faculty, regularly engaging with the assessors and reinforcing College requests.

CESR Sub-Committee Responsibilities

  • Chair quarterly (or when held) meetings of the CESR Sub-Committee
  • Oversee the overall running of the business of the CESR Sub-Committee as outlined in the Terms of Reference
  • Oversee the overall running of the business of the CESR Sub-Committee
  • Oversee the recruitment and selection of CESR Sub-Committee and faculty members
  • Lead the development, maintenance and quality assurance of the CESR pathways and assessments
  • Lead the development of the new pathway protocols, guidelines and other documentation as necessary
  • Identify and liaise with other relevant stakeholders, including the CESR Faculty, CESR Leads, other Royal Colleges, Faculties and regulatory bodies where required
  • Lead the response to external requests for curriculum changes or advice
  • Provide information as required for the Training Standards Committee, Academic Cluster and Council
  • Provide regular reports on CESR to relevant College committees
  • Respond to relevant correspondence in cooperation with the Dean, RCEM Director of Education and RCEM Head of Training
  • In conjunction with the Dean, RCEM Director of Education and RCEM Head of Training, ensure equal opportunities are respected in all matters concerning the CESR
  • To develop and maintain CESR processes and protocols across all standards and pathways
  • To liaise with other Royal Colleges, Faculties, and Intercollegiate groups as appropriate in relation to CESR activity
  • To ensure that the EPortfolio and IT mechanisms that support the CESR processes are fit for purpose and offer an excellent user experience for both candidates and accessors
  • To integrate curriculum developments with existing CESR processes and guidance
  • To provide regular reports on the health of CESR progress to relevant College committees
  • To develop and maintain CESR guidelines and supporting communication
  • To respond to external request and GMC regulations.

Appointment

  • Eligibility: Those who are Heads of Schools / Heads of Training for EM in a school structure or devolved Nation or TSC members or past TSC members who have served as Head of School or equivalent are eligible for appointment
  • Appointment is through self-nomination and formal interview by Chair of TSC, Dean and two other Heads of School (one from devolved nation).

Place of Work

  • Duties will be primarily conducted in London and normal place of work much of the workwill be 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 TSC meetings (1 day each) per year
    • 3 CESR Applicant training days per year
    • At least one CESR leads/Supervisors Day per year
    • At least 2 CESR Assessor training days per year (more/less days, subject to requirements).
  • 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 allows such special leave as it is in the interests of the specialty.

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, the CESR/Portfolio Faculty chair will be expected to travel in accordance with the College Policy.
Requirement Essential Desirable

Fellow of RCEM in good standing

Yes

On the GMC Specialist Register for Emergency Medicine

Yes

Consultant Emergency Physician in a current substantive post in UK or Republic of Ireland for at least three years

Yes

Experience in an educational leadership role such as Head of School or equivalence

Yes

Experience of CESR / completing CESR evaluations

Yes

Understanding of GMC regulatory requirements

Yes

Up to date Equality and Diversity training

Yes

IT skills (proficient in Word and Excel)

Yes

Experience of chairing committees

Yes

Experience in examining in College exams

Yes

Download a pdf of this Portfolio Faculty Lead vacancy.

See our webpage for full CESR information.

+ RCEM Toxicology Special Interest Group Committee Members three Honorary posts - Closing Date 11 June 2024

RCEM Toxicology Special Interest Group

Committee Member Honorary post x three

The College is looking to recruit three new members with experience and interest in toxicology in emergency medicine to join the Toxicology Special Interest Group. We are particularly interested in applications from Paediatric backgrounds, College of Paramedics, Pharmacists and NPIS.

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.  This is part of the Quality in Emergency Care Committee (QECC) which is part of the Quality Care Cluster. The role will involve working closely with the RCEM Quality Team.

Role responsibilities:

  • Support and advocate for the work of the Toxicology SIG
  • Attend committee meetings and contribute to discussions
  • Undertake any tasks delegated by the group and provide feedback on work produced.

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 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
  • 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
  • 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).

How to apply:

To apply for the position please send a CV and single A4 page personal statement to Caitlin from the Quality Team – Caitlin.Lindsay-Smith@rcem.ac.uk by 11 June.  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

Essential Desirable
Practical experience and skills  
  • Fellow of the College (all categories of membership welcome)
  • Demonstrable interest and expertise in toxicology
  • verbal and written communication skills
  • Evidence of continuing personal development
  • Record of successful experience in quality work
  • Excellent knowledge of developments in the emergency medicine field
  • Computer literate: excel, word
Personal Qualities  
  • 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
  • Ability to motivate others to perform to deadlines by using influencing skills

See Frequently Asked Questions

+ ACP Credentialing Sub-Committee: Chair – Closing Date 14 June 2024

Chair: ACP Credentialing Sub-Committee and Panel

Are you passionate about supporting and developing the EM-ACP workforce through the process of credentialing? Are you a current or previous member of the ACP Credentialing Sub-Committee or Panel and have a detailed knowledge of the 2022 EM-ACP curriculum and credentialing process?

Then we’d love to hear from you.

The ACP Credentialing Sub-Committee is responsible for developing, planning, evaluating and quality assuring the EM-ACP curriculum and credentialing process and we are looking to appoint a new Chair to lead this vital work. The successful candidate will undertake the role of Deputy Chair until the current Chair steps down in approximately 12 months’ time. This will give the incoming Chair an opportunity to familiarise themselves with this complex role. The Chair of the ACP Credentialing Sub-Committee also serves as the Chair of the ACP Credentialing Panel which is responsible for awarding the RCEM ACP credential.

Role profile

Reports to: RCEM Academic Committee and Council

Responsibilities:

The Chair of the ACP Credentialing Sub-Committee will be required to:

  • Work in collaboration with the Dean, Vice Presidents, Director of Education and Head of Training to align the strategic direction of ACP training, curricula and workforce development through the process of credentialing in tune with patient and specialty needs across the four nations
  • Oversee the overall running of the business of the ACP Credentialing Sub-Committee and Panel
  • Lead the development, maintenance and quality assurance of the EM-ACP curriculum, assessment structure and credentialing process;
  • Lead the development of EM-ACP protocols, guidelines and other documentation as necessary.

Member specification

Essential criteria

  • Fellow of the College
  • EM Consultant in a substantive post within a UK ED
  • Past or current member of the ACP Credentialing Sub-Committee or ACP Credentialing Panel
  • Detailed knowledge of the EM-ACP curriculum (2022) and credentialing process

Desirable

  • Supervised an ACP through the credentialing process to a successful submission
  • Excellent knowledge of developments in the emergency medicine field.

Place of work

Video conferencing and other media will be utilised to reduce the need for travel and so we expect that duties will be primarily conducted from your normal place of work, although meetings may occasionally be held in person at Octavia House, London.

Hours of work and commitment

It is estimated that this post will take approximately one to two hours a week (annualised) in addition to six meetings per year (ACP Credentialing Sub-Committee and Panel).

Attendance at quarterly Academic Committee meetings.

Remuneration and expenses

This role is honorary. Reasonable expenses for travel and subsistence will be payable on production of receipts and vouchers. As with all travel on College business, the Chair will be expected to travel in accordance with College policy.

How to apply

Please send a personal statement (max. 500 words) to acp@rcem.ac.uk outlining your relevant experience and how you meet the person specification. All applications must be received by 5pm, Friday 14 June 2024.

Selection will be based on the strength of application and interview and will be reviewed by the Dean, a College Officer and member of the RCEM Training team.

Further information

Follow this link for further details of this role, including the full person specification and responsibilities of the role.

If you have any questions relating to this role or would like to arrange an informal chat with the current Chair prior to applying, please email ACP@rcem.ac.uk.

+ ACP Credentialing Sub-Committee: Committee members x 2 – Closing Date 14 June 2024

ACP Credentialing Sub-Committee: Committee member x 2 – Closing date 14 June 2024

Are you passionate about supporting and developing the EM-ACP workforce through the process of credentialing? Are you a Fellow of RCEM, have experience of supervising an ACP through to successful credential and are currently supervising an ACP on the credentialing pathway?

Then we’d love to hear from you.

The ACP Credentialing Sub-Committee is responsible for developing, planning, evaluating and quality assuring the EM-ACP curriculum and credentialing process and we are looking to appoint two Fellows of the College to help us with this vital work.

Role profile

Reports to: Chair of ACP Credentialing Sub-Committee

Responsibilities:

Members of the ACP Credentialing Sub-Committee are responsible for:

  • reviewing and maintaining the EM-ACP curriculum;
  • reviewing, maintaining, developing and quality assuring the EM-ACP assessment structure and credentialing process;
  • developing and maintaining EM-ACP protocols, guidelines and other documentation as necessary;
  • identifying and liaising with other relevant stakeholders and devising mechanisms to engage with these individuals/groups;
  • responding to external requests for curriculum changes or advice.

Members of the ACP Credentialling Sub-Committee are also expected to become members of the ACP Credentialing Panel which is responsible for awarding the RCEM ACP credential.

Member specification

Essential criteria

  • Fellow of the College
  • On the GMC specialist register for Emergency Medicine with a licence to practice and no limitations on practice
  • EM Consultant in a substantive post within a UK ED
  • GMC recognised trainer
  • RCEM trained ACP Educational Supervisor
  • Previously supervised an ACP who has successfully credentialed
  • Current ACP Educational or Clinical Supervisor

Desirable

  • On the GMC specialist register with PEM sub-specialty accreditation, or can demonstrate equivalence
  • Experience in an educational leadership role such as Trust/Departmental ACP Training Lead or Credentialing Lead
  • Member of the ACP Credentialing Panel

Place of work

Video conferencing and other media will be utilised to reduce the need for travel and so we expect that duties will be primarily conducted from your normal place of work, although meetings may occasionally be held in person at Octavia House, London.

Hours of work and commitment

  • ACP Credentialing Sub-Committee: up to 4 meetings per year (2 hours each). This is a busy, working sub-committee and members will also be expected to take ownership of workstreams, as agreed by the committee.
  • ACP Credentialing Panel: members will be expected to contribute to either the Spring or Autumn credentialing opportunity each year for the duration of their membership. Review of evidence should take no more than eight to ten hours per ACP applicant with additional time required to discuss submissions. Attendance at a one-day Panel meeting to confirm and ratify credentialing outcomes will also be required.

Remuneration and expenses

This role 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 College policy.

How to apply

Please send a personal statement (max. 500 words) to acp@rcem.ac.uk, setting out why you have the credentials, experience and drive to be an active member of the ACP Credentialing Sub-Committee. All applications must be received by 5pm, Friday 14 June 2024.

Selection will be made by the Chair of the ACP Credentialing Sub-Committee and RCEM Director of Education (or nominated deputies) and will be based upon the strength of the application and, if necessary, interview. If applications are received from multiple appointable RCEM Fellows, applicants from regions currently under-represented on the Sub-Committee will be prioritised.

Further information

Follow this link for further information on this role, or email ACP@rcem.ac.uk.

+ RCEM Sustainable Working Practices Committee (SWPC) - Welsh Representative Committee Member - Closing Date 30 June 2024

RCEM Sustainable Working Practices Committee (SWPC)

Welsh Representative Committee Member

Are you passionate about improving working conditions in Emergency Departments and ensuring Emergency Medicine workers have safe, sustainable careers for years to come?

Are you ready to represent Wales when key guidelines and standards for working conditions are created by RCEM?

The college is looking for a Welsh representative to represent Wales in the Sustainable Working Practices Committee. Apply now and ensure your nation is represented in our committees vital work.

Role Overview:

The Sustainable Working Practices Committee (SWPC) is focussed on improving sustainability of the working life of emergency physicians and improving the working conditions in the workforce in Emergency Medicine.

As a national representative, you will be a committee member who contributes to the committees work alongside providing insight and feedback for Wales.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Support and advocate for the work of SWPC
  • Attend committee meetings and contribute to discussions
  • Undertake any tasks delegated by the group and provide feedback on work produced
  • Provide insight and feedback on behalf of your representative country.

Essential Criteria:

  • RCEM Member
  • Currently employed in a Welsh Emergency Department
  • Commitment to a three-year term on the committee
  • Capacity to Engage: Capacity to engage with group and undertake tasks, either individually or as a group
  • Collaborative Approach: Strong interpersonal and communication skills to support collaboration
  • Interest in subject matter: Demonstrable passion and engagement in improving working conditions and working life of EM workers
  • Availability: Able to attend 3-4 meetings each year.

Desirable Criteria:

  • Advocacy and Representation: Experience in effectively representing committees or organizations in external forums
  • EDI Training: Training and understanding of Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion
  • Understanding of Regional Variations: Knowledge of regional variations in healthcare systems, particularly in the UK and Northern Ireland
  • Engagement with Stakeholders: Experience engaging with stakeholders such as
    government bodies, healthcare organisations, and professional associations.

How to Apply:

  • Email hazel.grant@rcem.ac.uk with a statement of less than 250 words describing why you are interested, and what you will bring to the work in terms of expertise or experience. Selection will be based on the statements received and successful applicants will join members of SWPC who have already volunteered for this work.

Closing date: 30 June 2024

+ RCEM Sustainable Working Practices Committee (SWPC) - Scottish Representative Committee Member - Closing Date 30 June 2024

RCEM Sustainable Working Practices Committee (SWPC)

Scottish Representative Committee Member

Are you passionate about improving working conditions in Emergency Departments and ensuring Emergency Medicine workers have safe, sustainable careers for years to come?

Are you ready to represent Scotland when key guidelines and standards for working conditions are created by RCEM?

The college is looking for a Scottish representative to represent Scotland in the Sustainable Working Practices Committee. Apply now and ensure your nation is represented in our committees vital work.

Role Overview:

The Sustainable Working Practices Committee (SWPC) is focussed on improving sustainability of the working life of emergency physicians and improving the working conditions in the workforce in Emergency Medicine.

As a national representative, you will be a committee member who contributes to the committees work alongside providing insight and feedback for Scotland.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Support and advocate for the work of SWPC
  • Attend committee meetings and contribute to discussions
  • Undertake any tasks delegated by the group and provide feedback on work produced
  • Provide insight and feedback on behalf of your representative country.

Essential Criteria:

  • RCEM Member
  • Currently employed in a Scottish Emergency Department
  • Commitment to a three-year term on the committee
  • Capacity to Engage: Capacity to engage with group and undertake tasks, either individually or as a group
  • Collaborative Approach: Strong interpersonal and communication skills to support collaboration
  • Interest in subject matter: Demonstrable passion and engagement in improving working conditions and working life of EM workers
  • Availability: Able to attend 3-4 meetings each year.

Desirable Criteria:

  • Advocacy and Representation: Experience in effectively representing committees or organizations in external forums
  • EDI Training: Training and understanding of Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion.
  • Understanding of Regional Variations: Knowledge of regional variations in healthcaresystems, particularly in the UK and Northern Ireland
  • Engagement with Stakeholders: Experience engaging with stakeholders such as government bodies, healthcare organisations, and professional associations.

How to Apply:

  • Email hazel.grant@rcem.ac.uk with a statement of less than 250 words describing why you are interested, and what you will bring to the work in terms of expertise or experience. Selection will be based on the statements received and successful applicants will join members of SWPC who have already volunteered for this work.

Closing date: 30 June 2024

+ Gender Equity Committee: Committee Members x two - Closing Date 26 May 2024

Gender Equity Committee: committee member x two

Are you passionate about breaking down gender barriers in Emergency Medicine? The College is looking for two new Gender Equity Committee (GEC) members to tackle gender disparities head on. Apply now and make your voice heard!

Why Join?

  • Become part of a dynamic team dedicated to promoting equity and inclusivity for all genders
  • Make a tangible impact on those working in Emergency Medicine
  • Help raise awareness and develop strategies to support all in the field regardless of their gender identity
  • Network with like-minded professionals who are also advocating for change.

Who we’re looking for:

  • Members or Fellows of the College who share our commitment to gender equity
  • Individuals with experience in advocacy, mentorship, or project leadership
  • Passionate campaigners ready to roll up their sleeves and drive real change
  • No previous College experience is necessary – just an interest in tackling gender disparities in Emergency Medicine.

How to apply

Send us a brief statement (max 500 words) outlining why you’d be a good fit for the GEC. Tell us about your credentials, experience, and importantly, why gender equity matters to you. Email policy@rcem.ac.uk

Closing date: 26 May 2024

Please read below for more details.

Gender Equity Committee – Member – Role Profile

Reports to: Chair of GEC

Responsibilities

The Members of the committee are responsible for contributing the work of the committee. They will attend meetings, contribute ideas, contribute to projects and also represent the views of the committee to other stakeholders.

The aim will be for the committee to:

  • Increase awareness about gender issues in medicine
  • Access resources to fuel discussion about gender topics
  • Foster and facilitate a culture of open communication about gender-specific issues
  • Construct solutions to emphasise the positive and mitigate the negative consequences of gender bias
  • Develop strategies to promote wellness, career sustainment, and career progression
  • Ensuring that the College takes into account the experience and involvement of all genders in all appropriate activities
  • Contributing to the development of College policies
  • Responding to requests for comments from Council, its Boards and Committees
  • Highlighting the work of the College whilst safeguarding the College’s reputation.

Member Specification

Member or Fellow of the College in good standing.

Members must take an interest in and have some working knowledge of gender disparities in the NHS and how it relates to the practice of emergency medicine. No previous College experience is necessary – just an interest in tackling gender disparities in Emergency Medicine. We are particularly keen to engage with those new to the College.

Experience of:

  • Participation in support networks or experience of mentorship
  • Providing moral and ethical leadership and motivating others to be involved in the committee’s initiatives
  • Experience of advocacy or participation in a campaigning or voluntary group
  • Project work experience including ability to demonstrate having led a project from start to finish.

Skills set to include:

  • A passion for addressing gender disparities in emergency medicine
  • Ability to influence key stakeholders
  • Ability to inspire, support and communicate with a diverse range of people including peer-to-peer engagement, public speaking and listening skills.

Place of work

It is anticipated that we will utilise video conferencing and other media to reduce the need for travel and so we expect that duties will be primarily conducted from your normal place of work.

Hours of work

  • Up to 4 committee meetings (2 hours each) per year
  • This will be a productive committee and members will be expected to take ownership of work-streams, as agreed by the group
  • Anyone wishing to stand for a position will need to discuss this 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.

Quality Improvement

There are no vacancies for Quality Improvement at present.

Examinations Opportunities

There are no vacancies for Examinations Opportunities at present.

EMTA Opportunities

Opportunities to join the Emergency Medicine Trainees’ Association (EMTA) There are no vacancies with EMTA at present.

Other Voluntary Roles

There are currently no other voluntary roles available.

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 members 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: quality@rcem.ac.uk



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