The purpose-built Community Diabetes Centre was opened in 1996 and is located on the Kettering General Hospital site.
The department has close links with Leicester / Cambridge for endocrine issues and Oxford, to whom patients for pituitary surgery are traditionally referred and with Northampton, where patients would be referred to receive radioactive iodine for benign thyroid disease as well as vascular intervention/surgery. Kettering, Leicester and Cambridge endocrine team meet monthly for discussion of complex cases.
Diabetes care benefits from input of expert nurses, podiatrist and dietitians as well as organised MDT meeting/teachings. A range of general and speciality clinics happen in both diabetes and endocrine.
Department, as part of the University Hospitals of Northamptonshire, has established an academic link with Leicester Diabetes Centre, University of Leicester and soon will be appointing the first academic consultant who will have 50% academic (University of Leicester) and 50% clinical job (Diabetes and Endocrine Dept, Kettering). This will further support academic productivity on the Unit.
Royal college approval of JD/PS pending.
Main duties of the job
These are two new post due to expansion within the speciality. The appointee will join a team of 4 existing consultants who currently deliver both inpatient and outpatient diabetes and endocrine services for the Trust. Due to the changing dynamics of chronic disease management, the structure of the consultant team is under continual review in order to facilitate an efficient interface between primary and secondary care.
The appointee will also have a commitment to acute general (internal) medicine on call, which is currently on a 1 in 16 basis week days and 1 in 10 weekends.
The successful appointee should have received training in general adult diabetes and endocrinology and should have a CCT or its equivalent in Diabetes & Endocrinology and General (Internal) Medicine (or be within 6 months of doing so at the time of interview). The successful candidate will be expected to help continued development of the local service ensuring the delivery of the quality standards in diabetes and endocrinology care.
Job description Pending Royal College Approval
-Provide specialist diabetes and endocrine management to in-patients and out-patients under your care-Provide advice to other specialties and Primary Care as part of a weekly rota with other consultants in the Department- To help develop guidelines and care pathways to ensure the highest standard of specialist care is delivered.Please read full PS & JD for further information
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For further information on the advertised role, please refer to the job description located under the Supporting Documents heading. The full person specification can be accessed under the Shortlisting Criteria section of the document.
- GMC Registration
- oInclusion on Specialist Register or to be within receipt of CCT within 6 months of interview.
- Wide experience in General Medicine and Diabetes / Endocrinology
- Previous experience of working at consultant level
BMJ Ref: BMJ-75044/264-4039028-MED