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Associate Director - Postgraduate Medical Education

Published 2022-11-25

Job overview

The responsibilities of the Associate Director of Postgraduate Medical Education is to ensure the delivery of high quality training across the Trust. The post holder is responsible delivering the outcomes aligned to the ADPGME role and for supporting the SCO Director of Postgraduate Medical Education to ensure education & training is embedded and quality assured in Postgraduate Medical Education

Main duties of the job

  • Specific Areas of Responsibility:
  • The Associate Director of PGME role, will have specific responsibilities for SCO specialties that fall under Tertiary Medicine. As outlined below:

    Tertiary Medicine specialties across SCO: Biochemistry, Dermatology, Haematology, Histopathology, Immunology, Intensive Care, Microbiology, Neurology, Neurorehabilitation, Radiology, Renal, Rheumatology and Stroke. 

    Working for our organisation

    What does the PGME Department do?

    The core function of the PGME Department is to ensure medical education and training across the Trust meets national, local and professional quality standards. Delivering Postgraduate Medical Education is embedded in the Trust’s strategic goals. It is recognised that high quality medical education has a significant downstream effect and not only raises the quality of service provision but also the quality of doctors’ attracted to work at the Trust and the quality of patient experience. PGME therefore safeguards the reputation of the Trust and supports its ambition to be the safest organisation in the UK.

    Salford Care Organisation (SCO) has a strong track record for educating doctors in training. Every year the trust educates all levels of doctors in Foundation, GP, IMT Specialty and academic, leadership and research programmes, as well as ensuring the supervision and development of Clinical Fellows and Physician Associates. The Trust aims to deliver high quality training to doctors at all levels.

    Led by the Director of Medical Education and the Postgraduate Medical Education Manager, the Postgraduate Medical Education team work actively with all junior doctors and Physician associates to understand their education needs and to ensure they receive the appropriate level of support and training. Moreover those delivering education across the Trust are also supported and developed by the team.

    Detailed job description and main responsibilities

  • Support the DPGME in achieving key responsibilities in own area:
  • Responsibility for achieving defined standards of postgraduate medical education
  • Professional leadership and vision on education issues.
  • Represent the organisation for postgraduate medical education issues, both externally and internally.
  • Ensure all non-consultant grade doctors (both training and non-training grades) undergo and complete appropriate induction programmes.
  • Facilitate and monitor the effectiveness of postgraduate medical education across the Trust.
  • In order to deliver these, the ADPGME will assist the DPGME to
  • Support the existing local quality framework for the delivery of postgraduate medical training at SCO.
  • Ensure all involved in own area have clear roles and responsibilities and are accountable for these educational roles.
  • Identify data collection and reporting processes which are necessary both for internal quality control and training service development.
  • Liaise with other educational leaders towards the development of multi-professional learning environment.
  • Ensure continuous educator development including delivery of training workshops and educational appraisal where appropriate
  • Key Result Areas for the PGME faculty in which you will be a member are:
  • Evidence of robust systems for educational governance required by statute for the GMC QA processes, and other external bodies as required.
  • Work with Associate Medical Directors to promote Directorate ownership of the quality of clinical supervision, education and training delivered within their own areas for all Postgraduate doctors in own area
  • Report to EERC on all relevant matters concerning PGME including impact on service, quality indicators and other KPI in own area
  • Support implementation, monitoring and improvements to postgraduate medical training programmes in own area.
  • Timely review and summary of the 2x yearly reports from their division (HENW LEP) and development of an action plan to inform the executive summary for EERC.
  • Oversee all programmes in allocated area to meet curricula and Deanery standards.
  • Local Education Provider Report - two per annum.
  • Support where appropriate the provision of a comprehensive response to Deanery Monitoring visit Report.
  • Ensure the provision of a Trust response and comprehensive action plan for the GMC trainee and trainer reports in allocated area
  • Specific Trust Requirements:
  • Participate in interviews for Educational faculty appointments as required.
  • Attend PGME Committee Meetings ( 4 per year)
  • Attend Divisional Risk Meetings on regular basis to ensure educational risk is embedded
  • Attend monthly PGME Faculty Meetings
  • Deputise for DME at meetings if required
  • Meet with Trust Specialty Training Leads in allocated area at least once per year.
  • Submit two reports on allocated area per year
  • Attend Local Quality Monitoring Visits in allocated area
  • Meet regularly with the DME
  • Quality assure all reports submitted by Trust Specialty Training Leads in allocated area
  • Support doctors experiencing educational, clinical, career related or personal difficulties in allocated area
  • Actively promote the links between clinical education, patient safety and service quality and effectiveness by working closely with the Quality Improvement Team.
  • Support the delivery of trust standards for pre-employment screening, educational and clinical supervision, out of hours learning, co-ordination of work placements, local educational activities and workplace-based learning.
  • To support current PGME priorities in SCO ie Medical staff engagement, trainees involvement in quality improvement, safe supervision of non-training grade doctors, quality assurance and feedback on individual posts and accurate identification of untoward incidents involving medical staff and formation of appropriate medical education action.
  • Person specification

    Consultant Level

    Essential criteria

  • Consultant
  • -Clinical and educational Supervisor Experience

    Essential criteria

  • Clinical and educational Supervisor Experience
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