Academic (Education) – 2 posts
Academic (Leadership and Management) – 2 posts

F2 ACADEMIC POST

The academic F2 post integrates F2 clinical training with educational experience in undergraduate and postgraduate education or leadership and management. A key component for the medical education posts is completion of the Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Education; for the leadership and management posts, it is completion of the Postgraduate Certificate in Healthcare Management, Leadership and Innovation.

The academic F2 posts are based on a model of 2x6 months of integrated clinical and academic time. For one-6 month job, each pair of F2s (i.e. education or leadership and management) will be based with the Gastroenterology team and form part of the general medicine acute on call rota. Each pair of academic F2 post-holders will job share the full time F2 Gastroenterology post and on-call rota and agree their academic timetables. There will be close liaison with the Medical Education Team in relation to their academic timetable.

For the second 6 month post, each post-holder will be offered some choice of clinical specialty, with the final decision depending on trainee preference, availability, F1 experience, the requirement to provide a broad training programme and the Foundation Programme Director’s view of any individual educational needs. In the event of disagreement (which we of course hope won’t happen), the Foundation Programme Director’s decision will be final.

Example Academic F2 Timetable for Gastroenterology

WEEK

ON-CALL

WARD

ACADEMIC

1 F2 A   F2 B
2 F2 A F2 B  
3   F2 B F2 A
4   F2 B F2 A
5 F2 B F2 A  
6 F2 B F2 A  
7   F2 A F2 B

The academic components of the timetable will be timetabled around the clinical work and on-call rota.

Academic (Education) Objectives

There will be opportunities to be involved in a range of educational activities according to individual need or interest, particularly with simulated and scenario based learning, clinical teaching, assessment and feedback.

Teaching formats include:

• Activity based small group learning
• Life science teaching
• Clinical skills resource centre based teaching and learning
• Clinical placement based teaching and learning
• Assessment
• Large and small group teaching

There will also be the opportunity to participate in:

• The regional endoscopy training unit at Torbay Hospital and projects for elective care.
• Surgical skills training and surgical simulator training.
• Coordinating a teaching program for medical students.

Significant contribution to delivering teaching is expected and the F2 will embed themselves as part of the wider education team.

The F2 will complete the Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Education with Plymouth University. There will be six action learning sets, each for half a day, when you will meet with other Academic Foundation Trainee’s.

In addition to clinical teaching, the post holders will hold an honorary contract with the Medical School(s), part of which will allow access to the School(s) facilities (in Plymouth and Exeter) as well as learning environments and clinical skills resource centres.

Academic (Leadership and Management) Objectives

There will be opportunities to be involved in a range of leadership and management related activities according to individual need or interest, particularly with simulated and scenario based learning, clinical teaching, assessment and feedback.

Post holders will be expected to complete a service development quality improvement project.

Other opportunities:
• involvement with the clinical workforce group, led by Matt Halkes Director of Clinical Education. This group comprises many subgroups looking at the workforce needs and overlaps with rostering, non-medical roles, patient engagement, attracting doctors to the Trust etc.
• observer/contributor role in a management committee e.g. the senior medical staff committee, local medical committee, medical directorate committee.
• Involvement with the integrated care project and/or Clinical Care Commissioning Group
• Attendance at doctors’ forum and lead on project of importance to trainee colleagues.

The F2 will complete the Postgraduate Certificate in Healthcare Management, Leadership and Innovation with Plymouth University. There will be six action learning sets, each for half a day, when you will meet with other Academic Foundation Trainee’s.

Clinical Objectives (Gastroenterology)

Clinical – Gastroenterology - Objectives

• Understands the role of specialist diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopic procedures
• Performs a nutritional assessment and addresses nutritional requirements in management plan,
• Understands the indications, contra-indications and ethical dilemmas of naso-gastric feeding, PEG tubes, IV nutrition and re-feeding syndromes
• Appropriately investigates and manages an acute GI bleeding
• Appropriately investigates and manages acute and chronic diarrhoea and in particular the manifestations and management of inflammatory bowel diseases
• Appropriately investigates and manages acute liver dysfunction – Jaundice, Ascites and Encephalopathy.
• Appropriately investigates and manages alcoholic liver disease including alcohol withdrawal.
• Able to competently perform paracentesis

The Gastroenterology Team consists of:

4 x Consultants
2 x SpRs
1 x CT1
2 x F2s
1 x F1

Please also see Speciality Descriptor in Section 10.

Supervision

The F2’s (education) academic component will be supervised by Dr Nick Cooper, Associate Professor in Clinical Education.
The F2’s (management and Leadership) will be supervised by Maree Wright, Trust doctor and Appraisal Lead

The F2 will be clinical supervised by a member of the department that they are working in during each 6 month section

Arrangement of leave

Academic days will be flexible and the F2’s will be expected to cover each other’s clinical work in the absence of the other.

Annual Leave and Study Leave must be negotiated between the two F2’s with close liaison with the Medicine Practice Manager and Medical Education Team. It is expected that your annual leave will take time away from your academic time as well as the clinical time.