RESIDENT MEDICAL OFFICER JOB
Our client has over 20 years of experience employing RMO's for both private and NHS hospitals across the UK. It is also on the General Medical Council's list of designated bodies, and an Approved Practice Setting. As a result, it is possible for the client to help you obtain your GMC registration without taking IELTS/OET (providing you have not taken the test before).
Our client is looking for EU qualified medical doctors, interested to continue their medical career in the UK, starting as Resident Medical Officers
The RMO role is a great introduction to the UK system and a great first step for a doctor wanting to work in the UK. As most of the doctors have not worked in the UK before the support provided is excellent and the flexible "week on, week off" rotation allows doctors a comfortable settling in period.
Working as an RMO gains your UK experience in a safe well managed environment and provides regular contact with UK consultants which can lead to very important references.
Working as an RMO sets doctors up in the best possible way for their long term future in the UK.
The RMO role typically involves:
· Providing pre and post-operative care to patients – including cannulation, blood taking, afterhours pharmacy and ward rounds. This is usually 8-10 hours during the day.
· Providing urgent care response – this is typically things like pain management and urgent post-surgical complications.
· The RMO is responsible for leading the Resuscitation team. Resuscitations tend to be rare, but the RMO must be prepared to lead.
· RMOs typically work week on week off rotation at one hospital on renewable 9-12 month contracts.
The Benefits of working as a Resident Medical Officer are:
· First and foremost the RMO role is an excellent introduction to the UK system.
· Free accommodation and meals are provided on most rotations during working weeks
· Working as a Resident Medical Officer provides UK experience and contact with UK consultants. UK experience and referrals from UK consultants are important commodities when applying for permanent NHS posts
· Salary: £1785 per working week and then £215 of holiday pay (which is paid separately during a holiday week). Typically a doctor working a full year , on a week on week off rotation will make £52000 gross per year.
· Earnings can be enhanced when doing standby shifts when available (£1380 / week with free accommodation). There are 3 mandatory standby shifts in a 12 month contract.
· Most doctors choose to work week on week off. This rotation means that for your working week, you are Resident (as in living) inside the hospital. You typically do 8-10 hours of ward work throughout the day and the remainder of the time during the week you are on call in case of emergency. The active working hours are well monitored to ensure safe practice and our doctors are typically not disturbed during sleeping hours with usually no more than one or two calls a week during these hours.
The off weeks are free time and you are free to do what you choose. Many doctors use the time to study or pursue other interests and many continue to live in their home country (flying in and out for their working weeks). Accommodation during off weeks would be your own responsibility, although there is a small house near Birmingham that doctors can stay at (if space is available) for a maintenance fee.
· At least 2 years post graduate experience with good recent experience in surgery, emergency and/or ICU
· A very good level of English, both spoken and written.
· Ability to carry out general ward work in line with the specific hospital job description. This often includes updating consultants, pharmacy procedures and may include clerking patients.
· You will be a team member and need to present a friendly and professional demeanor to patients and staff alike. Also, you will be expected to lead the resuscitation team in the event of a cardiac arrest and so you need to be able to display leadership skills.