To ensure the continued delivery of high-quality care to patients within the trust and to contribute to the further development of the Gastroenterology service.
Main duties of the job
To further develop clinical knowledge and skills in Gastroenterology to aid preparation for working as an Gastroenterology consultant. The training opportunities will mirror those given to Specialist Trainees with support from departmental teaching, career development, training budget, Quality Improvement Projects (QIP), participation in Outpatient elective activity and allocation of a clinical supervisor to support career development. Advanced Life Support (ALS) can also be organised at the trust but is desirable to have before starting.
The appointee will contribute to the medical on-call rota, including leading cardiac arrests and supervising junior doctors.
With over 4,000 staff (known as TeamQEH), the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Kings Lynn is one of the biggest employers in West Norfolk, supporting the health and wellbeing of the local community. QEH has 518 beds, 18 wards, a budget of circa £220m and provides a comprehensive range of specialist, acute, obstetrics and community-based services to those who live in the three counties of Norfolk, Cambridgeshire and Lincolnshire.
We are passionate about our journey of improvement. Our vision is to become the best rural district general hospital for patient and staff experience in the UK. We strive to deliver services that our local communities can be proud of, and to deliver exceptionally high standards of care, consistently for our patients and their families. Team QEH are one of the most research-active organisations for our size in the UK, recruiting 2,188 patients in 20/21, and were ranked 27/507 nationally for Covid related research. We have a wide-ranging and diverse portfolio of clinical studies and are recognised as one of the fastest trusts in the country from set up to recruitment.
TeamQEH is proud to be an inclusive employer, with many active staff networks. We have also been recognised as an exemplar employer by BAPIO (British Association of Physicians of Indian Origin) and offer outstanding health and wellbeing initiatives to support our staff and to implement our learning from the pandemic.
- To provide specialist care for Gastroenterology/Hepatology patients including, in-patients, in-reach/review of referrals, day unit treatments, out-patient clinics and endoscopy lists.
- To provide service work to maintain endoscopy and clinic waits to comply with national and local targets.
- Maintenance of the highest standards in the care of patients with Gastroenterology conditions
- To share with colleagues responsibility for the day-to-day management of Gastroenterology.
- To provide rapid assessment of acute medical patients.
- To maintain effective communication and handover to the on-call team.
- To support emergency services, liaising with other departments including Accident & Emergency and developing speciality teams and fast-track services
- Participate in the on-call rota on an equal basis with colleagues to ensure that appropriate emergency services are provided out-of-normal working hours.
- Work autonomously as a senior decision maker within the Ambulatory Emergency Care/Same Day Emergency Care unit.
- Ensuring ALS qualification is up to date and ability to lead a cardiac arrest.
- Supervise and support junior clinical and paramedical colleagues in the delivery of clinical care, demonstrating strong leadership and professionalism.
- Develop and maintain collaborative relationships with medical colleagues in other specialties and participate in regular clinical meetings and other post graduate activities.
- To be able to perform emergency procedures, such as lumbar puncture, ascitic drain and chest drains. Training can be provided around procedural competencies.
- To provide support for the effective development of the service.
- To have responsibility for ensuring active participation in Continuing Professional Development (CPD).
- To actively participate in both departmental and Trust matters concerning Clinical Governance and audit.
- To further develop clinical protocols, guidelines, and concise care bundles.
- To carry out responsibilities with due regard to the Trusts Equal Opportunities Policy.
- To be aware of the responsibility of all employees to maintain a safe and healthy environment for patients, visitors and staff and attend all relevant health and safety training.
- To ensure that all duties are carried out to the highest possible standard.
- To carry out annual performance reviews with each member of their staff.
- To attend all relevant management training in health and safety, risk assessment etc.
Additional Duties: This job description is not intended to be exhaustive but provide an indication of the range and complexity of the work to be undertaken.
- MBBS or equivalent medical qualification.
- MRCP (UK) Part 1 and Part 2 or equivalent experience
- Advanced Life Support (ALS) or be in the process of acquiring within a grace period of starting.
- Full Registration and a licence to practise with the General Medical Council.
- At least four years' full-time postgraduate training (or its equivalent gained on a part-time or flexible basis) at least two of which will be in Gastroenterology or as a fixed term specialty trainee in Gastroenterology; or shall have equivalent experience and competencies.
- Competence and expertise in Acute and General medicine
- Management of medical admissions at ST3+ level
- Advanced procedural competences, such as ascitic drains and lumbar punctures.
- Evidence of supervision or training of junior doctors.
- A minimum of 1 year of UK experience