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

We're recruiting our next East Midlands Regional Chair. We are looking for a Fellow who will represent the region and in time work with us to establish a regional board, influence local policymakers and the media, and support our members working in the East Midlands region.

This role would be suited for someone who has strong communication, interpersonal, and organisational skills and is looking to develop their career and influencing skills. In return, we will provide you with support in carrying out your duties as the Regional Chair and give you a full induction into the College and provide you with media training if required.

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

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

RCEM Same Day Emergency Care Special Interest Group Member – Honorary post

The College is looking for new members to join the Same Day Emergency Care Special Interest Group, who have an interest in improving the care for ambulatory care patients presenting at the emergency department.

The Same Day Emergency Care (SDEC) Special Interest Group (SIG) is part of the Service Delivery Care Cluster, led by the cluster leads Ian Higginson and Lisa Munro-Davies, which undertakes guidance and development work relating to emergency medicine. The role will also work closely with the RCEM Quality Team and the SIG administrator at RCEM.

For more information about the role, please read the job description and person specification

How to apply:
Please submit a personal statement (max 250 words) outlining why you should be a member of the Committee to Karla West-Bohey at karla.west-bohey@rcem.ac.uk by 7th May 2021. Please 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 Karla West-Bohey at karla.west-bohey@rcem.ac.uk


Chairperson of the Ultrasound Education and Training Sub-Committee

The College has decided to convene an Ultrasound Education and Training Sub-Committee.  The new Sub-Committee will report to the Education Committee and support the delivery of ultrasound competences in the 2021 EM Curriculum.  This will include addressing regional variation in the delivery and assessment of ultrasound training, working with the Curriculum Sub-Committee to develop PoCUS competences and supporting the Training Standards Committee in the quality assurance of training.

Applications are sought from interested Fellows to chair this Committee. The Chairperson will oversee the recruitment of members of the additional Sub-Committee, working with the Dean to establish an agreed work programme.

Please see the role profile  for further details including the person specification. Application is by written statement of not more than 500 words and interview.  Please send completed applications to curriculum@rcem.ac.uk by Monday 12 April, 5.00pm.

Public Health Special Interest Group - Members x 3 (nurse, trainee, ACP, and SAS grade all welcome and encouraged)
The College is looking for members to join RCEM’s Public Health Special Interest Group, ideally two nurse/trainee/ACP/SAS grade levels and one consultant level.
Click here for more information and how to apply. Closing date: Friday, 30th April 2021


Emergency Medicine Trainees’ Association (EMTA) Research Committee Representative

The College is looking for an EMTA representative to join the Research Committee.
This is a position in which the rep will contribute and ensure that the trainee voice is heard in all aspects of the committee's work.
Click here for more information and how to apply. Closing date Tuesday, 9th April 2021.

Emergency Medicine Trainees’ Association (EMTA) 
Sustainable Working Practices Committee (SWPC) Representative
The College is looking for an EMTA representative to the SWPC.
This is a great position in which you will contribute to the work of the committee and ensure that the trainee voice is heard in all aspects of its work.
Click here for more information and how to apply. Closing date Tuesday, 9th April 2021.


Sustainable Working Practices Committee Chair - Honorary Post

The College is looking for a chairperson for the Sustainable Working Practices CommitteeThis is a fantastic opportunity to influence EM and improve the working standards of EM staff. Click here for more information and how to apply. Closing date Monday, 8 April 2021.

Sustainable Working Practices Committee Member - Northern Ireland representative
The College is looking for a member to join the Sustainable Working Practices Committee as a representative of Northern Ireland.
Click here for more information and how to apply. Closing date Tuesday, 4 May 2021.

RCEM Elderly Care and Frailty Special Interest Group Chair
Honorary post.


The College is looking for a new member with experience of Elderly Care and Frailty in Emergency Medicine to join the Elderly Care and Frailty Special Interest Group as a chair.  

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

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

Role responsibilities:
The Chair will chair committee meetings, coordinate guidance and policy in emergency medicine, and ensure the College is appropriately represented on national bodies that relate to elderly care and frailty. 

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

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

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

How to apply: To apply for the position please send a single A4 page personal statement to Alison Ives, Quality Officer, alison.ives@rcem.ac.uk by 8th April 2021.  Please ensure your personal statement covers your relevant experience and how you meet the person specification.  Please note that the interviews are likely to be carried out via ZOOM or telephone call. 

RCEM Quality Assurance and Improvement
Committee Member – Honorary post.


The College is looking for new members with experience of Quality Improvement in Emergency Medicine to join the Quality Assurance and Improvement Committee. 

Accountable to: Elizabeth Saunders - Quality Assurance and Improvement Committee Chair. 

Key working relationships: The Quality Assurance and Improvement Committee is part of the Quality in Emergency Care Committee, 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 and Quality Manager Emily Lesnik. 

Committee remit: 
1. To develop clinical standards and National Quality Improvement Project (QIP) tools for measuring and improving the quality of care delivered by the speciality of Emergency Medicine
2. To run the national QIP programme of the College and develop reports of the individual and comparative results for participating departments
3. 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.
4. 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
CPD points
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? 
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
Participate in 4 virtual or face-to-face meetings in London of the committee per year
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. 

For more information, please see the Personal Specification, how to apply and FAQs
 
Member of the Service Design and Configuration Committee (SDCC)

We have an exciting opportunity for members to join our Service Design and Configuration Committee (SDCC). As we head towards the recovery phase of the pandemic, there’s never been a more important time for RCEM to be providing a lead on this aspect of our practice.

The purpose of the committee is to develop RCEM guidelines, advice and support for members and fellows in a number of areas and is currently focussed on:

  • Processes within the Emergency Department and how they relate to the rest of the urgent and emergency care system (eg the role of Urgent Treatment Centres, Same Day Emergency Care etc).
  • All aspects of workforce design including staffing numbers, grades, inter-relationships and roles.
  • Building design requirements and principles – what does a good ED look like?
  • The fragile Emergency Department, especially related to remote and rural healthcare services.

This role is open to every category of membership and we are looking for members who have a passion for designing and delivering high quality emergency care.

This role would be suited for someone who has an interest or an expertise in the areas above and is looking to develop their Guideline Development and Operational Leadership skills.

Meetings are currently held remotely and occur 4 times a year. Historically at least 2 of these have been face to face and held at the College.

How to apply:
Please submit a personal statement (max 250 words) outlining why you should be a member of the Committee to lucas.dalla-vecchia@rcem.ac.uk by 4th May 2021
Questions?
If you have any questions, please get in touch with Lucas Dalla Vecchia at lucas.dalla-vecchia@rcem.ac.uk You can find a FAQ document on our committee roles here.


Global EM interest

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

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