Consultant Post CCT StR 7+ Respiratory Medicine – London West United Kingdom– via Workplace Doctors on a fixed term/ permanent basis.
***Location: London West - United Kingdom
*** Role: Consultant / ST 7 / Post CCT / CESR
***Duration: Fixed Term / Permanent (NOT Locum Basis)
***Pay rate: £NEGOTIABLE (dependent on experience £74,504 to £102,465 a year)
***Start date: ASAP
*** GMC Registration Required ( General Medical Council) Essential
*** Specialist Register entry on the GMC Register
***CESR / CCT or Post CCT (within 6 month of job offer) or equivalent overseas qualification.
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our dynamic Respiratory Team at our clients NHS Foundation Trust. They are proud to have improved our CQC rating to Good in our last inspection, commented by the head of the CQC as a remarkable achievement. The hospital is recommended by staff and patients as a supportive environment.
This is a substantive post to fill a current vacancy within the Respiratory Team. You should have (or be within 6 months of obtaining) a CCT in Respiratory and General Medicine. The department currently comprises a Lung Cancer, TB, Asthma and ILD service; many of which encompass MDT working with other organisations. In addition, a Community Respiratory Service has been developed providing care for patients across East Berkshire.
Successful candidates will participate in all the activities of the Respiratory department and contribute to the expansion of the current Respiratory service, including 7 day working.
All areas of interest will be considered, including those with interventional experience. Within the next 12 months, exciting areas of development include a new EBUS service and establishing a Medical High Dependency Unit.
Applicants should demonstrate good team leader skills with excellent interpersonal relationships, have the ability to cope with the high pressure environment of acute Medical units, exercise good diagnostic and practical skills and have exemplary time management. Teaching expertise and enthusiasm is also essential.
Any consultant who is unable to work full time for personal reasons will be considered to work part time. If such a person is appointed, modification of the job content will be discussed on an individual basis in consultation with the Clinical Director.
They are supported by a team of Junior Doctors, and a Pharmacy team. The Nurses on the ward are trained to a high standard to enable them to assess and care for acutely ill patients. Currently the majority of specialist out-patient services for Respiratory Medicine are provided at the Chest Clinic at the secondary hospital site. This clinic was completely refurbished in 2000 to provide excellent patient and clinical facilities, including a seminar room and laboratory.
There are a number of specialist services:
Pulmonary Function: There is a fully equipped pulmonary function laboratory providing a wide range of investigations including: static lung function testing (Jaeger Masterlab), exercisetesting, oximetry & ear-lobe blood gas analysis, bronchial challenge testing. Bronchoscopy: There is currently 1 bronchoscopy list per week at the main hospital site
Respiratory Nurse Specialists (RNS): There are 5 full-time RNS who play a major role in liaison between the clinics, hospital wards and GP surgeries. Their work is predominantly in the areas of airway disease and cancer. In addition Sister Amanda Annetts is clinic manager but also RNStrained. TB treatment, contact-tracing & Mantoux testing is co-ordinated by 2 full-time TB liaison nurses.
COPD supported discharge scheme: The chest clinic runs a 5 day a week early discharge scheme to facilitate safe and effective discharge for COPD patients from both hospitals.
Pulmonary Rehabilitation/physiotherapy: There are physiotherapists attached to the clinic who provide out-patient physiotherapy and lead the pulmonary rehabilitation courses.
Research facilities - there is a small laboratory area in the clinic.
General Duties- guideline only
The proposed sessional commitments are detailed in the Job Schedule section. The main duties and responsibilities of the Consultant are set out below:
• To provide a high quality service (together with consultant colleagues) in Acute Medicine to the people of the surrounding area with appropriate evidence base guidelines and clinical governance structure
• To contribute to the multi-disciplinary team working.
• To liaise with Social Services Departments, General Practitioners and Voluntary organisations as required.
• To advise clinical colleagues on matters within his/her sphere of expertise;
• To offer advice to medical, nursing, managerial and other staff on appropriate matters;
• To carry out medical teaching, examination and accreditation duties as required;
• To participate in the formal appraisal of junior medical staff in accordance with guidelines from the Royal College of Physicians and the Regional Postgraduate Dean;
• To contribute to postgraduate and continuing medical education activity including Continuing Professional Development
• To contribute if appropriate to the training of nurses, paramedical, scientific and technical staff;
• To participate in medical audit on a regular basis and to help develop it;
• To provide information as required from time to time for legitimate management purposes, for example to support job planning, service development etc
• To contribute to the management process within the Trust through participation in planning, project or liaison groups as appropriate. In particular the post holder would be fully involved in specialty and divisional level business meetings
• To support the Divisional Chair and Divisional Operations Director with appropriate advice with regard to the development of services at the Trust.
• To work within the framework of policies and procedures relevant to Medical and Dental staff
• To participate fully in mandatory training as required and modified by the Trust from time to time and also in annual appraisal, job planning and revalidation procedures
The duties are subject to review from time to time in the light of the changing requirements of the service. The duties will be reflected in the job plan, which will be subject to review once a year in conjunction with the Divisional Chair.
At present there is a clinic each weekday:
General Respiratory Clinic
Joint Lung Cancer Clinic
General Respiratory Clinic
Rapid Access Chest Clinic
General Respiratory Clinic
General Respiratory Clinic
There is a two-part multidisciplinary team meeting involving the chest physicians, clinical oncologist, cytologist, chest surgeon and two radiologists each Tuesday after the joint clinic to discuss interesting/difficult cases, review scans and discuss case management.
Approximately 1000 new patients are seen / year and 3000 follow-ups. These figures do not include the respiratory patients seen in clinics held in the acute hospitals.
The salary is based on the national salary scale as outlined in the Medical and Dental Terms and Conditions and mentioned above.
Office accommodation will be provided for the appointee with secretarial support.
All Consultants are required to attend the monthly Directorate Meetings. Post holders will be expected to share in administrative duties allocated by mutual agreement within the Directorate. As part of the Consultant Team, the consultant will offer mentoring support and lead the existing clinical team through, one-to-one support, individual case management and complex cases, identifying development needs and suggesting CPD (Continuous Professional Development) opportunities and responding to clinical enquiries via e-mail and telephone.
The consultant will be required to participate in programmes for teaching clinical students, training junior doctors and in clinical examinations. The post-holder’s contribution to teaching, training and research will be included in the regular job plan review. Teaching will take place during programmed activities and flexibly at other times.
All consultants are senior members of the Trust’s staff and are therefore seen by colleagues as leaders. Consultants are expected to make allowance for this, given that the most powerful leadership influence they exert is the example they set.
In addition, the Trust places great emphasis on the role of doctors in leading service improvement and change, both in their normal daily role of delivering care and in relation to specific issues. It is expected that a consultant will lead on specific areas of priority for their service from time to time, as part of their consultant duties. Such departmental or specialty leadership roles would be agreed, for example, in respect of leading or co-ordinating:
• clinical governance
• quality improvement
The Trust supports these activities as part of the normal job plan commitments of any consultant.
Clinical Governance & Audit
The consultant will participate in clinical governance activities, including clinical audit, clinical effectiveness, risk management, quality improvement activities as required by the Trust, and external accrediting bodies. There are 6 half day clinical governance meetings per annum which substitute regular fixed sessions. There is a weekly consultant meeting before MDT on Friday to discuss any issues during the week and to plan for next week.
• Ensuring compliance against relevant national specifications, e.g. NICE guidelines
• External Peer review and relevant national audits.
• Monitoring of outcomes reflected in routinely collected data
• Participation in clinical coding review and improvement
• Participation in Trust-wide programmes
• Implementation of local improvements as defined in e.g. mortality review
• Service or system improvement projects, including small scale change, lean or other recognised improvement methods
• Conducting or considering reviews of the evidence to plan better service delivery
• Where agreed, working with commissioners to match service delivery with requirements of relevant populations
• Implementing service improvements on the basis of individual or service feedback from patients or carers
• Raising the profile and impact of patient participation in decisions about their own care
Involvement in understanding and improving the ethical basis of care provided
Personal & Professional Development
The post-holder will be required to keep himself/herself fully up-to-date with their relevant area of practice and be able to demonstrate this to the satisfaction of the Trust.
The Trust supports the requirements for continuing professional development as laid down by the Royal College of Physicians and is committed to providing time and financial support for these activities.
Medical revalidation is the process by which the General Medical Council (GMC) confirms the continuation of a doctor’s licence to practise in the UK, provides greater assurance to patients, the public, employers and other healthcare professionals that licensed doctors are up-to-date and fit to practise. It is a key component of a range of measures designed to improve the quality of care for patients.
The Trust fully supports the GMC’s Revalidation agenda and we have a dedicated Revalidation Support Team who support the co-ordination of Revalidation and medical appraisal activity, providing personalised support for all consultants, which includes the facilitation of 360° Multi-Source Feedback, providing advice and guidance on completing appraisal documentation and sourcing evidence.
The Trust supports Royal College guidance on provision of mentors for new consultants in line with GMC recommendations. All newly appointed consultant staff are provided with a list of locally trained mentors who are available for ongoing support as required.
Professional or study leave is granted for postgraduate purposes approved by the Trust, and includes time off for study, research, teaching, examining, taking examinations, visiting clinics external to the Trust and attending professional conferences. Study leave allowance is a maximum of 30 days in a 3-year period. Currently £1000 per consultant per year is allocated to support CME/CPD activities.
All staff working for the Trust must promote and maintain the highest standards of Infection prevention and control practice at all times. This includes adhering to all Trust policies and procedures relating to Infection prevention and control. These policies include all staff must be ‘bare below the elbow’ when assessing or treating patients, and washing hands with antibacterial gel between patients. It is the responsibility of the post-holder to take reasonable care not to endanger him/herself or anybody else on the premises by an act or omission.
The post-holder must adhere to the Trust’s Fire Policy.
No Smoking Policy
This Trust has adopted a no smoking policy. This restriction applies to patients, staff and visitors alike. Whilst the Trust will not discriminate against employing smokers, all prospective employees should be aware of this policy. Standards This Trust aims towards maintaining the goodwill and confidence of its own staff and the general public. To assist in achieving this objective it is essential that, at all times, employees carry out their duties in a courteous, sympathetic manner.
All confidential information, including patient records, individual staff records, details of contract prices and terms and any other confidential information, must under no circumstances be divulged or passed on to any unauthorised person or persons. The penalty for breach of confidentiality will normally be summary dismissal.
Conflict of Interest
The Trust is responsible for ensuring that the service provided for patients in its care meets
the highest standards. Equally, it is responsible for ensuring that staff do not abuse their official position for personal gain or to benefit their family or friends. The Trust's Standing Orders require any officer to declare any interest, direct or indirect, with contracts involving the Trust. Staff are not allowed to further their private interests in the course of their NHS duties.
Data Protection and IM&T Security
If this post requires you to obtain process and or use information held on a computer then this must be undertaken in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1984. This Act requires that you should hold data only for the specific registered purpose and not use or disclose it in any way incompatible with such a purpose. In accordance with Trust and Departmental policy you should only disclose data to an authorised person/s or organisation. Changing data when unauthorised to do so is forbidden. You must also comply with the Trust’s IM&T Security and PC Policies which outline an individual responsibility for all members of staff to ensure the security of information they obtain, use or process. It outlines your responsibility to maintain the confidentiality and security of all verbal, written and computerised information. If this post requires you to use a computer you will also have an individual responsibility to ensure the security of the software and hardware as well as your password. Breaches of confidence and security in relation to data or information will normally result in disciplinary action which may lead to dismissal. Only memory sticks encrypted by the IM&T department are allowed to be used on any Trust PC. Internet services within Trust offices are only to be used for official purposes.
Staff are not under any obligation to talk to the press and should be extremely careful in what is said to the press. Staff should refer all press enquiries to the Trust’s Press Officer, who will gladly deal with them on behalf of the Trust.
Workplace Doctors are looking for medical professionals with UK & Overseas experience: that possesses the following qualities:
*** Ability to act as part of a team
*** Ability to cope with a varying work load
*** GMC Registration Essential (General Medical Council) - We can provide guidance if needed
*** Specialist Register entry on the GMC Register
***Post CESR or CCT obtained (CCT - Certificate of Completion of Training) or (CESR- Certificate of Eligibility for Specialist Registration)
****IELTS and PLAB Exam Part 1 & 2 (IELTS, overall score 7.5) – overseas doctors
****GMC Registration Essential (General Medical Council) – We can provide guidance if needed
Note: The Trust operates a policy whereby all employment for staff that have access to children/vulnerable adults will be subject to a satisfactory DBS Disclosure (Disclosure and Barring Service) The Criminal Records Bureau ( CRB ) and the Independent Safeguarding Authority ( ISA ) have merged to become the Disclosure and Barring Service ( DBS ). CRB checks are now called DBS checks. Overseas candidates will require an international police check or character reference.
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