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SPECIALIST REGISTRARS PRE-HOSPITAL CARE (HEMS)

Applications are invited for the posts of three PHC Registrars based at the Kent Air Ambulance. Initial period of appointment is for twelve months. Renewal may be considered. Up to three posts are available from January 2008 to be based at the Kent operation and a further three posts may be available from the spring of 2008 at our Dunsfold base.

The Kent Air Ambulance Trust is an independent charity funded HEMS service working in partnership with two important stakeholder organisations.

South East Coastal Ambulance Service is committed to trial the development of Critical Care Paramedics who will be seconded to the operation to work as part of the team. Successful applicants will be expected to support and encourage the development of the paramedic's training in this important step forward in critical care.

London Hems shares the vision of Kent Air Ambulance Trust to move forward towards a nationally recognised and accredited model of Hems operation. Selection, clinical governance, audit and Consultant on call support will be provided by the London HEMS team.

Doctors from all specialties may apply, but experience in emergency medicine, anaesthesia, or critical care is essential. A higher postgraduate diploma and four years specialty postgraduate experience is also essential. Candidates may apply from recognised SpR training programmes or to work in these as stand-alone posts. Appointed doctors who are already on Specialist Registra Rotation programmes must have the support of their local Training Programme.

Appointment to this post will not confer a National Training Number (NTN).

The primary role of the doctor will be Pre-hospital Emergency Care. During daylight hours the candidate will rotate to the duty flight crew on board the Kent Air Ambulance. Initial appointment is subject to success at interview, standard checks and an operational flight suitability assessment. Before becoming operational successful candidates will undertake an intensive training period of around one month and pass an assessment by a pre-hospital consultant.

The rota is 1: 3. All appointments are subject to annual assessments and satisfactory progress in meeting educational objectives.

Application form and job description are available by contacting medicalrecruitment@bartsandthelondon.nhs.uk and quote reference MDC/HEMS/576