The post holder will need to demonstrate their ability to work at SHO level to cover both the department's outpatient and inpatient services. This may be at our main site or at one of our peripheral hospital sites. The post is to fill a GP training post in the department that is available for 6 months. It is therefore a stand alone 6 month post in ENT surgery that would suit a candidate wishing to pursue an ENT career or to get more experience of ENT for GP training.
Main duties of the job
The Department of ENT is looking for an enthusiastic SHO (or equivalent) to join our team on a fixed term basis. This post will give the successful applicant clinical experience in all areas of ENT including the assessment and clinical management of emergency patients. There are research opportunities and the postholder may undertake clinical and medical audit to demonstrate clinical outcomes and clinical effectiveness of the clinical care pathways in ENT. The post is supported by a large team of doctors at all levels who provide a 24/7 elective and emergency service. The department also works very closely with the Department of Audiovestibular Medicine and the two services share a purpose built outpatient area. We expect all our staff to share the values that are important to the Trust, being Excellent, Kind, Responsible and Respectful, and behave in a way that reflect these.
The successful candidates must be able to start work within 6 weeks of interview date.
St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest healthcare units inthe United Kingdom accommodating around 1170 beds and treating around 500,000 patients annually. The Trust employs over 5000 staff incorporating 575 Medical and Dental Staff. It provides general acute services together with specialty services including neurosciences,cardiothoracic and specialist children's services. St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is now a level 1 trauma centre. St George's Hospital is the main teaching hospital in the western sector of London, and as suchh as developed links with most district general hospitals throughout the South West supporting a significant training programme for junior doctors who rotate through the Trust. It serves 1.3 million people across south west London and is one of the major trauma centres in London servicing a much larger population.
The following responsibilities are common to all posts in the Trust and should be included at some point in the job description. To have responsibility for the Health, Safety and Welfare of self and others and to comply atall times with the requirement of the Health and Safety Regulations. The successful applicant will be expected to work with local managers and professional colleagues in the efficient running of services and will share with consultant colleagues inthe efficient running of services and will share with consultant colleagues in the medical contribution to management. He/she will be expected to observe the Trusts agreed policies and procedures drawn up in consultation with the profession on clinical matters and to follow the standing orders and financial instruction of the Trust. To ensure confidentiality at all times, only releasing confidential information obtained during the course of employment to those acting in an official capacity in accordance with the provisions of the Data Protection Act and its amendments. To work in accordance with the Trusts Equal Opportunities policy to eliminate unlawful discrimination in relation to employment and service delivery. To ensure skills are up-to-date and relevant to the role, to follow relevant Trust policies and professional codes and to maintain registration where this is a requirement of the role. To comply with St. Georges No Smoking Policies. To undertake such duties as may be required from time to time as are consistent with the responsibilities of the grade and the needs of the service.
- Full registration with the GMC or GDc
Experience and ability
- Experience of working at SHO level
- Evidence of continuing medical education (must demonstrate participation in CPD)
- Experience in ENT at SHO level
- Ability to teach therapy staff, nurses and medical students
- Evidence of interest in teaching
- Experience of research, particularly in collaboration with other clinicians
- willingness to continue participation in research
- Potential to cope with stressful situations, undertake responsibility, be enthusiastic and approachable and a team player
- Excellent communication skills
- Ability to travel between Trust sites
- Evidence in developing effective and collaborative working relationships
BMJ Ref: BMJ-88048/200-SUCAY-4400866-CC