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Clinical Fellow in Rare Disease

Employer
Cardiff and Vale University Health Board
Location
Penarth
Salary
£35,408 to £55,674 a year per annum
Closing date
31 Aug 2022

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Sector
Hospital, Respiratory medicine
Career Level
Fellow
Contract Type
Fixed Contract
Hours
Full Time
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We are delighted to be able to advertise a new post; which is an exciting opportunity for the right candidate. Initially for a 1 year fixed term with potential for extension to 2 years. This post is suitable for anyone who has completed Foundation Training or equivalent (or is due to complete this by August 2022).

We are looking for a dynamic and enthusiastic doctor to work as part of a wider team, based at University Hospital Llandough Adult Cystic Fibrosis Centre and the Department of Metabolic Medicine. The successful candidate will be committed to providing 10 programmed sessions per week; demonstrating professional excellence and the ability to deliver effective care. Five sessions will relate to Syndrome Without a Name (SWAN) Clinics and 5 sessions will be for delivery and development of research with the All Wales Adult Cystic Fibrosis Centre and the Department of Metabolic Medicine.

Main duties of the job

The post-holder will show a commitment to Syndrome without a Name clinics in helping to ensure that best clinical care is delivered in a multidisciplinary team setting to adults and children attending the SWAN Service, providing evidence based care.

The post-holder will contribute in the review of patients in outpatient clinics, including those patients seen on an outpatient ad hoc basis at short notice.

Inpatient ward duties and ward rounds to include review of and acting upon investigation results and supervising the junior medical team.

Help ensure patient admissions run smoothly, efficiently and effectively by encouraging multi-disciplinary team working.

Contribute to the training of junior staff by giving feedback on case presentations, examination techniques and clinical assessments.

Carry out teaching duties as required and take an active part in the undergraduate and postgraduate medical education programme and in the teaching of junior staff.

Participate in service development and improvement through commitment to clinical governance.

Take part in and lead as appropriate, team, departmental and reginal improvement projects. The post-holder will be expected to organise and participate in audit both related to both clinical and organisational practice.

Be involved in departmental research where appropriate.

Adhere to all service procedures and protocols and update them as and when necessary through a consultative process.

About us

The All Wales Adult Cystic Fibrosis Service and the Department of Metabolic Medicine have large dedicated specialist multidisciplinary Teams with whom, the post-holder will work closely with.

The post-holder will be responsible to Dr Jamie Duckers, National Rare Disease Lead and Cystic Fibrosis Consultant at the All Wales Adult Cystic Fibrosis Centre. Dr Dev Datta, Consultant in Metabolic Medicine and Dr Ian Tully, R&D Lead, Consultant in Medical Genetics, All Wales Medical Genomics Service.

Relevant members of the department include Professor Stephen Jolles, Clinical Lead and Dr Ian Tully, Genetic Lead - Adult SWAN Clinic.

Dr Jennifer Evans, Clinical Lead and Dr Jennifer Gardner, Genetic Lead, - Paediatric SWAN Clinic.

Dr Duncan Cole, Consultant in Metabolic Medicine and two research nurses.

Rare Diseases affect over 170,000 people in Wales and it is important that the NHS amongst other services, provide this large and diverse population with the best possible care. The UK Rare Diseases Framework 2021 has outlined 4 key priorities-:

  • Helping patients gat a final diagnosis faster
  • Increasing awareness of rare disease amongst healthcare professionals
  • Better coordination of care
  • Improving access to specialist care, treatment and drugs

Job description
Job responsibilities

The successful candidate will work to help achieve the goals of the UK Rare Disease Framework 2021 within the Welsh Rare Disease Action Plan. A key element of the Clinical Fellow role will be assisting in the operation of Syndrome without a Name Clinics (SWAN). SWAN clinics have been developed as a two year pilot from Welsh Government and commissioned through Welsh Health Specialist Services Committee with the ultimate aim of shortening the diagnostic odyssey for patients with suspected rare diseases. There will be both adult and paediatric SWAN clinics based at the University Hospital of Wales.

The successful post-holder will have the opportunity to experience multidisciplinary care of the largest Rare Disease Group in Wales - Cystic Fibrosis at the All Wales Adult CF Service and gain experience at the Noah's Ark Hospital.

There will be opportunity for involvement in quality improvement projects and an expectation to be involved in Rare Disease Clinical Trials, both commercial and investigator led.

The post-holder will show commitment to the Syndrome without a Name clinics in helping to ensure that the best clinical care is delivered in a multidisciplinary team setting to adults and children attending the SWAN service providing evidence based care. As such the post-holder will contribute in the -:

Review of patients in outpatient clinics, including those patients seen on an ad hoc basis at short notice.

Inpatient ward duties and ward rounds to include review of and acting upon investigation results and supervising the junior medical team.

Comply with the GMC guidance on Good Medical Practice.

Help ensure patient admissions run smoothly, efficiently and effectively by encouraging multidisciplinary team working

Contribute to the training of junior staff by giving feedback on case presentations, examination techniques and clinical assessments.

Carry out teaching duties as required and take an active part in the undergraduate and postgraduate medical education programme and in the teaching of junior staff.

Active participation in departmental meetings.

Participate in service development and improvement through commitment to clinical governance.

Take part in and lead as appropriate, team departmental and regional Quality Improvement projects. The post-holder will be expected to organise and participate in audit both related to clinical and organisational practice.

Be involved in departmental research where appropriate.

Adhere to all service procedures and protocols and update them as and when necessary through a consultative process.

Person Specification
Qualifications
Essential

 

  • MBBS or equivalent
  • Evidence of progress towards MRCP/MRCPCH/MCEM/FCEM or equivalent diploma

Desirable

  • Academic excellence (prizes, merits, distinctions etc)
  • MRCP/MRCPCH/MCEM/FCEM or equivalent diploma
  • Other postgraduate degree e.g MSc, MD, PhD

Previous Experience
Essential

  • Three years full-time postgraduate training (or part-time equivalent) OR equivalent experience/competencies

Desirable

  • Postgraduate experience within a specialty training programme in a relevant specialty or as a fixed term trainee in a relevant specialty
  • Assessment of clinical emergencies

Skills, Knowledge, Abilities
Essential

  • Demonstrable skills in written and spoken English adequate to enable effective communication about medical topics with patients and colleagues
  • Commitment to team approach and multi-disciplinary working
  • Counselling and communication skills
  • Understanding of clinical risk management and clinical governance
  • Up to date with current practices in medicine
  • Ability to take independent clinical decisions when necessary and to seek advice from senior doctors as appropriate
  • Basic computer skills

Desirable

  • Audit experience
  • Teaching experience
  • Research interests relevant to the wider specialty
  • Previous publication of work in scientific journal

Attitude, Aptitudes, Personal Characteristics
Essential

  • Motivated and efficient
  • Able to relate to patients, staff and medical colleagues
  • Flexible, caring and hardworking
  • Ability to work both in a team and alone
  • Commitment to work as part of a multidisciplinary team

Other Requirements
Essential

  • Current GMC certificate with a licence to practice
  • Satisfactory immigration status for length of contract
  • Satisfactory Health Clearance
  • Satisfactory DBS Clearance

Desirable

  • Completion of Good Clinical Practice training for clinical research

BMJRef: BMJ-88059/001-MP140.22

 

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