Required to fill this new post, it is an exciting opportunity to join an expanding paediatric Nephrology department as we work towards building a new Childrens Hospital in Leeds. As a substantive consultant, you will help to shape the future health of children and young people with kidney disease across Yorkshire and the Humber Region. The team provide a range of tertiary paediatric nephrology services including dialysis and transplantation. Support is provided to all regional hospitals and paediatric departments via a regional network with regular outreach clinics. The renal unit is based on a shared specialist ward with 16 beds and an adjacent 5 bed haemodialysis unit, with a project in place to start home haemodialysis. The consultant team is supported by a full multi-disciplinary team of specialist nurses, dieticians, psychologist, social workers and play specialists. The team also provide more specialised services including transition, nephron-urology, renal stone disease, Tuberous sclerosis and joint rheumatology clinics. The service provides nephrology support for many different specialties in the childrens hospital including bone marrow transplantation, oncology, cardiology/cardiac surgery and paediatric Hepatology. There is close working relationship with the Urology team with joint nephro-urology clinics, MDT and future plans for introduction of a medical management of bladder service.
Main duties of the job
The successful candidate will join a team of 5 consultants (Dr Eric Finlay, Dr Amanda Newnham, Dr Hitesh Prajapati, Dr Kay Tyerman and Dr Pallavi Yadav) with a 1 in 6 on call requirement. There are opportunities to develop a specialised interest of the candidates choice. The successful applicant should possess RCPCH (or equivalent) and should be included on the Specialist Register or within 6 months of CCT at the time of interview, if currently within a training programme within the UK. In accordance with the consultant appointment regulations, all other categories of doctors must be on the Specialist Register.
Leeds Teaching Hospitals is one the largest teaching hospital trusts in Europe, with access to leading clinical expertise and medical technology. We care for people from all over the country as well as the 780,000 residents of Leeds itself. The Trust has a budget of 1.1 billion. Our 20,000 staff ensure that every year we see and treat over 1,500,000 people in our 2,000 beds or out-patient settings, comprising 100,000 day cases, 125,000 in-patients, 260,000 A&E visits and 1,050,000 out-patient appointments. We operate from 7 hospitals on 5 sites all linked by the same vision, philosophy and culture to be the best for specialist and integrated care.
Our vision is based on The Leeds Way, which is a clear statement of who we are and what we believe, founded on values of working that were put forward by our own staff. Our values are to be:
We believe that by being true to these values, we will consistently achieve and continuously improve our results in relation to our goals, which are to be:
1. The best for patient safety, quality and experience
2. The best place to work
3. A centre of excellence for specialist services, education, research and innovation
4. Hospitals that offer seamless, integrated care
5. Financially sustainable
This post will be based at Leeds General Infirmary and will deliver 10PAs working alongside a team of 5 consultants (Dr Eric Finlay, Dr Amanda Newnham, Dr Hitesh Prajapati, Dr Kay Tyerman and Dr Pallavi Yadav) with a 1 in 6 on call requirement The Leeds Paediatric Renal service provides regional specialist kidney care for children across East Yorkshire, West Yorkshire and the Humber. This service is one of 13 designated services for paediatric nephrology in the UK and one of 10 providing a fully comprehensive service including transplantation. There is an established regional network that includes educational activities, including the annual regional network study day to provide educational updates and training and provision of regional guidelines alongside a network of 11 outreach clinics. Thus providing shared care for patients and in-line with the principle of providing equity of access to quality care as close to home as possible for a population of children with complex and/or chronic disease (NHS Kidney Care-supported Improving the standard of care of children with kidney disease through paediatric nephrology networks, RCPCH 2011). Specialist in-patient services are provided in Leeds Childrens Hospital. Children will need to come to Leeds for specialised treatments or procedures which include, renal transplantation, acute kidney injury requiring dialysis, insertion of long-term dialysis access and problems relating to long-term dialysis, renal biopsy, specialist imaging and children with complex nephro-urological conditions. Children with chronic kidney disease require the input of a large multi-disciplinary team. There is an extensive multi-disciplinary team that consist of: paediatric nephrologists, paediatric urologists, transplant surgeons; specialist nurses, dieticians, social workers, pharmacist, psychologist and play specialists.
If shortlisted, you will be required to give a 10-minute presentation on:
What does good look like for delivery of paediatric nephrology services in Leeds Childrens Hospital?
INTERVIEWS WILL BE HELD VIA ZOOM: Thursday 10 November 2022
- Must be able to demonstrate a high level of clinical experience and competence in paediatric nephrology.
- Specifically, must demonstrate higher paediatric training in paediatric nephrology.
- Evidence of continuous career progression consistent with personal circumstances.
- Should have completed a recognised training programme in Paediatric Nephrology
Research, Teaching & Audit
- Evidence of the ability to carry out medical research.
- Experience in training undergraduate medical students and postgraduate doctors.
- Experience of participation in regular clinical audit.
- Previous experience of supervising research by junior staff.
- Previous attendance on Appraisal Techniques and Small Group Teaching Workshops.
- Membership examination of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) or equivalent qualification.
- Eligible for full registration with the GMC at time of appointment and hold a current licence to practice.
- Eligibility to work in the UK.
- Is up to date and fit to practise safely
Management & Interpersonal Skills
- Understanding of current issues in the NHS.
- *Well organised and skilled in good time management.
- *Effective interpersonal skills.
- *Demonstrate ability to relate to and work within a team.
- Attendance at recognised management course.
- Medically fit to fulfil ALL aspects of the post, and be able to respond quickly to emergencies, as necessary. Meets professional health requirements (in line with GMC standards/Good Medical Practice).
- *Hold full GMC Registration with a license to practice.
- *Entry on the GMC Specialist Register via:
- -CCT (proposed CCT date must be within 6 months of interview) CESR (or) international applicants should comply with the GMC specialty registration process: https://www.gmc-uk.org/news/news-archive/brexitinformation-for-doctors
BMJ Ref: BMJ-91451/298-C9298-CON-748