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Chief Registrar

Employer
Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust.
Location
Northampton
Salary
£51,017 a year per annum / per annum pro rata
Closing date
25 May 2022

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Sector
Hospital, General surgery
Career Level
Specialty registrar
Contract Type
Fixed Contract
Hours
Full Time
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An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and motivated registrar (ST4 equivalent or above) with an interest in leadership, management, and quality improvement to join Northampton General Hospital as a chief registrar.

The chief registrar role will suit registrar-level doctors who:

  • Want to learn about leadership and gain senior leadership experience
  • Are comfortable working in uncertain environments and across traditional boundaries
  • Relish the opportunity to develop their own ideas and initiatives
  • Are committed to and passionate about improving the NHS.

The chief registrar will be expected to attend modules delivered as part of the RCP's bespoke development programme, which will cover, for example, change management, team culture and development, quality improvement, leadership, influencing and personal resilience.

Applications are open to doctors:

  • At ST4-level equivalent or above
  • Whether trainees or non-trainees
  • Working full time or less-than-full-time
  • Who have full GMC registration

This is a fixed-term role for minimum of 12 months. If a trainee, the role can be undertaken in programme or out of programme (training or experience). In the first instance, applications must be discussed with your educational supervisor and training programme director (if applicable), and permission to apply must be granted.

Main duties of the job

Job role and responsibilities

The job description is broad in scope in order to allow chief registrars and recruiting organisations to have autonomy and flexibility over the work the chief registrar undertakes.

Key ongoing responsibilities at Northampton General Hospital include:

Regular rounds of the wards to speak with the medical workforce to understand their challenges

 

  • Reporting these to senior clinical leaders and managers and negotiating resolutions between the two groups
  • Chairing the monthly Junior Doctors' Council meetings, taking notes, and presenting them to relevant senior clinical leaders and managers

Otherwise, chief registrars should focus on addressing key local challenges and priorities, for example:

 

  • Providing a 'bridge' between senior clinical leaders, managers and the wider trainee workforce to improve communication, engagement and morale.
  • Service improvement, for example redesigning pathways, implementing new technology and establishing new services to improve flow and outcomes for patients.
  • Involvement in workforce planning and improving the deployment of trainees to meet service needs and improve morale.
  • Improving efficiency and reducing waste.

Involvement in and exposure to senior management and organisational decision-making

The chief registrar should attend departmental and divisional management meetings.

Where possible and appropriate, they should attend Board meetings.

About us

Statutory and Miscellaneous

 

  • Takes responsibility to ensure that Professional Registration is up to date at all times and does not lapse or expire and to inform line management immediately with any concerns of if registration lapses or expires (all registered staff).
  • This post involves treatment to children and/or adults at risk, as defined by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). It will therefore be necessary for the post holder to apply for and be in receipt of a satisfactory Enhanced DBS check.
  • Be responsible for maintaining own vaccinations that are applicable to the role.
  • Safeguard patient confidentiality at all times, including adherence to the Data Protection Act.
  • Attend statutory and mandatory training and refresher courses as necessary.
  • Be aware of the responsibilities of all employees to maintain a safe and healthy environment for patients, visitors and staff.
  • Ensure that all duties are carried out to the highest possible standard, and in accordance with current quality initiative within the area of work and the Trust's Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy.
  • Have a commitment to identifying and minimising risk, report all incidents and report to the manager any risks which need to be assessed.

Job description
Job responsibilities

Job role and responsibilities

The chief registrar job description is broad in scope in order to allow chief registrars and recruiting organisations to have autonomy and flexibility over the work the chief registrar undertakes.

Key ongoing responsibilities at Northampton General Hospital include:

Regular rounds of the wards to speak with the medical workforce to understand their challenges

 

  • Reporting these to senior clinical leaders and managers and negotiating resolutions between the two groups
  • Chairing the monthly Junior Doctors Council meetings, taking notes, and presenting them to relevant senior clinical leaders and managers

Otherwise, chief registrars should focus on addressing key local challenges and priorities, which may include some or all of the following:

 

  • Providing a bridge between senior clinical leaders, managers and the wider trainee workforce to improve communication, engagement and morale.
  • Service improvement, for example redesigning pathways, implementing new technology and establishing new services to improve flow and outcomes for patients.
  • Improving the quality of clinical and non-clinical education and training activities, and supporting/mentoring other trainees to engage in quality improvement.
  • Involvement in workforce planning and improving the deployment of trainees to meet service needs and improve morale.
  • Improving efficiency and reducing waste.
  • Working across teams and boundaries to engage stakeholders in quality improvement and influence change.

Involvement in and exposure to senior management and organisational decision-making

The chief registrar should attend departmental and divisional management meetings to gain an understanding of management and the wider social, political and economic influences on healthcare delivery.

Where possible and appropriate, they should attend Board meetings. They should lead any sessions on service development, improvement and transformation for which they have direct responsibility.

Clinical responsibilities

The amount of time spent undertaking clinical commitments will be determined by individual NHS organisations and will vary between 50% and 60%. This is in order to protect the minimum of 40% protected time for chief registrar responsibilities.

On-call commitments may vary and should be determined locally.

Enrolment on RCP development programme

The RCP delivers a bespoke development programme for chief registrars that comprises five 2-day modules held between September 2021 and June 2022.

Person Specification
Experience
Essential

 

  • Qualifications / Level of experience

Desirable

 

  • Additional relevant degree (intercalated/masters etc)

Education and Teaching
Essential

 

  • Evidence of interest in and experience of teaching

Clinical Skills
Essential

 

  • Evidence of clinical competencies in specialty appropriate to stage in training
  • Ability to work without supervision where required

Research
Essential

 

  • Understanding of research, including awareness of ethical issues

Desirable

 

  • Evidence of relevant academic achievements, including publications/presentations

Leadership and Management
Essential

 

  • Evidence of effective team working and leadership, supported by multi-source feedback or workplace-based assessment

Desirable

 

  • Evidence of effective leadership

Quality / service improvements or audit
Essential

 

  • Understanding of clinical governance, including the basic principles of audit, clinical risk management, patient safety and quality improvement initiatives

Personal Qualities and Attributes
Essential

 

  • Ability to communicate effectively with others
  • Ability to work well in multidisciplinary teams

To apply, please click the apply button.

BMJRef: BMJ-73465/265-4108474

 

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