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Trust Doctor/ Clinical Fellow in Paediatric Surgery

Employer
Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Location
Leeds
Salary
£51,017 a year +OOH Enhancement
Closing date
11 Oct 2022

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Sector
Hospital, Paediatrics, Paediatric surgery
Career Level
Trust / Career grade, Fellow
Contract Type
Fixed Contract
Hours
Full Time
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Job Details

We are inviting applicants to join our busy but welcoming paediatric surgical team as a Senior Clinical Fellow from October 2022 based at the Leeds General Infirmary in West Yorkshire. This role is suitable for applicants at ST4+ / Senior Registrar with experience in paediatric surgery looking to sit their FRCS Paed Surgery exams. It is ideally suited to candidates wishing to work in a large teaching hospital which provides many specialist services. This post is available for an initial period of 12 months with a possibility of extending to 24 months.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will participate in the middle grade on call rota equivalent to ST4+ (middle grade). You will be on a 1 in 10 rota and are rotated to cover the paediatric surgical ward on 42, surgical newborn unit, outliers, A&E and CAT units and theatres or clinics. This gives all trainees an opportunity to see the breadth of patients in paediatric surgery and manage them both in an elective setting and a sick child.

There are several theatre lists both emergency and elective lists that happen on a daily basis and several clinics that happen daily. Trainees are encouraged to go to any of these as per their choice and availability. All trainees are allocated a clinical supervisor within the department and if they do not have an educational supervisor in their rotation are allocated one within the department as well.

About us

Paediatric Surgical Department is based within a large Teaching Hospital catering for a population of over 1 million people, and up to 3 million people in the wider region. We deliver care for, and training in, a wide range of Paediatric Surgery specialties, including general surgery of childhood and specialist surgical exposure in upper GI, thoracics, oncology, lower GI, hepatobiliary surgery (one of only 3 UK units), urology and minimally invasive surgery. We have our own equipment to perform Robotic surgery and an OR1. We are a designated trauma unit and work alongside colleagues in Liver and Renal Transplantation and in Paediatric Cardiac Surgery. Our regional neonatal unit serves a large population and our throughput across all age groups is large as we provide a regional and supraregional service for Yorkshire and Humber and beyond. There are 12 consultants, 10 ST3+ and 9 other Junior Doctors.

Leeds Teaching Hospitals is committed to our process of redeploying 'at risk' members of our existing workforce to new roles. As such, all our job adverts are subject to this policy and we reserve the right to close, delay or remove adverts while this process is completed. If you do experience a delay in the shortlisting stage of the recruitment cycle, please bear with us while this process is completed, and contact the named contact if you have any questions.

Job description
Job responsibilities

DUTIES OF THE POST

Successful candidates will participate in a rolling 10 week shift rota and be involved in covering all aspects of inpatient care including long day ward cover and night shifts. During the other weeks they will be involved in other aspects of the paediatric surgical service, including attending outpatient clinics, theatres and performing audits and will also have exposure to other activities within the department.

LEVELS OF RESPONSIBILITY

The post holder will participate in the middle grade on call rota. You will be on a 1 in 10 rota and are rotated to cover the paediatric surgical ward on 42, surgical newborn unit, outliers, A&E and CAT units and theatres or clinics. This gives all trainees an opportunity to see the breadth of patients in paediatric surgery and manage them both in an elective setting and a sick child.

There are several theatre lists both emergency and elective lists that happen on a daily basis and several clinics that happen daily. Trainees are encouraged to go to any of these as per their choice and availability. All trainees are allocated a clinical supervisor within the department and if they do not have an educational supervisor in their rotation are allocated one within the department as well.

All trainees should attend the daily morning handover at 8:00- 8:30am and join the ward round if they are not going to either theatre or clinic.

TEACHING AND RESEARCH/STUDY AND TRAINING

The successful candidate will be expected to participate in departmental teaching and ward based teaching of medical students. There is a half day teaching once a month on the same day as the monthly morbidity and mortality meeting.

Weekly departmental teaching

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

Am Liver grand round Colorectal MDT Radiology meeting

Oncology / radiology meeting

Vascular anomalies MDT (1st Friday each month)

Urology MDT (2nd Friday every month)

Lunchtime HPB MDT Neonatal MDT

pm Voluntary evidence based learning / simulation Oncology MDT

THE LEEDS WAY VALUES

Our values are part of what make us different from other trusts, so we see this as strength, as well as a responsibility. They have been developed by our staff and set out what they see as important to how we work. Our five values are:

Patient-centred

Collaborative

Fair

Accountable

Empowered

All our actions and endeavours will be guided and evaluated through these values

Additionally the following are core values which relate specifically to this post:

The beliefs and attitudes that underpin effective performance within the job role. Emphasis should be on the requirements of the role not the individual when completing this section. Examples might include: quality focus, mistakes are used as a continual learning experience, honesty, integrity etc.

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is part of the West Yorkshire Association of Acute Trusts (WYAAT), a collaborative of the NHS hospital trusts from across West Yorkshire and Harrogate working together to provide the best possible care for our patients.

By bringing together the wide range of skills and expertise across West Yorkshire and Harrogate we are working differently, innovating and driving forward change to deliver the highest quality care. By working for Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust this is your opportunity to be a part of that change.

WYAAT is the acute sector arm of the West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership, one of the largest integrated care systems in the country. The Partnerships ambition is for everyone to have the best possible health and wellbeing, and the work of WYAAT, and each individual trust, supports that ambition.

CONDITIONS OF SERVICE - Please see JD

Person Specification
Qualifications
Essential

  • MBBS or equivalent medical qualification
  • MBBS or equivalent medical qualification Successful completion of MRCS by time of interview

Clinical, Academic, and Personal Skills
Essential

  • Ability to apply sound clinical knowledge and judgement to problems
  • Ability to prioritise clinical need
  • ability to maximise safety and minimise risk
  • Recognition of, and ability to undertake the initial management of, an acutely ill patient
  • Demonstrates understanding of research, including awareness of ethical issues
  • Demonstrates understanding of the basic principles of audit, clinical risk management, evidence-based practice, patient safety, and clinical quality improvement initiatives
  • Demonstrates knowledge of evidence-informed practice
  • Demonstrates clarity in written/spoken communication & capacity to adapt language as appropriate to the situation
  • Able to build rapport, listen, persuade & negotiate
  • Capacity to use logical/lateral thinking to solve problems/make decisions, indicating an analytical/scientific approach

Experience
Essential

  • Member of the FRCS or equivalent by examination
  • Completed at least 4 years in a recognised training post or experience in paediatric surgery at ST3 + with experience of acute out of hours work.
  • In line with GMC standards / Good Medical Practice; including:
  • make the care or your patient your first concern
  • provide a good standard of practice and care
  • take a prompt action if you think that patient safety, dignity or comfort is being compromised
  • protect and promote the health of patients and of the public
  • treat patients as individuals and respect their dignity
  • work in partnership with patients
  • work with colleagues in the ways that best serve patients interests
  • be honest and open and act with integrity
  • never discriminate unfairly against patients or colleagues
  • never abuse your patients' trust in you or the public's trust in the profession
  • Evidence of achievement of ST3+competencies in medicine or Surgery (as defined by the curricula relating to Core Medical training or Core Surgical Training)

Desirable

  • Experience in nutrition

Eligibility, Fitness to practice, and Language Skills
Essential

  • Be eligible for full registration with, and hold a current licence to practise from, the GMC at intended start date
  • Eligibility to work in the UK.
  • Advanced Life Support Certificate from the Resuscitation Council UK or equivalent (as required to complete Foundation competences) by intended start date
  • Is up to date and fit to practise safely and is aware of own training needs.
  • All applicants to have demonstrable skills in written and spoken English adequate to enable effective communication about medical topics with patients and colleagues demonstrated by one of the followi
  • That applicants have undertaken undergraduate medical training in English;
  • academic International English Language Testing System (IELTS) results showing a score of at least 7.0 in each domain (speaking, listening, reading, writing),with an overall score of at least 7.5, to
  • If applicants believe they have adequate communication skills, but do not have evidence in one of the above forms, they must provide alternative supporting evidence of language skills
  • Meets professional health requirements (in line with GMC standards/Good Medical Practice)

BMJ Ref: BMJ-94111/298-C9298-MED-024

 

 

Company

Leeds Teaching Hospitals is one of the biggest NHS trusts in the country, offering a range of both general and specialist hospital services, with excellent clinical outcomes for patients. We have an international reputation for excellence in specialist care, research and academic training.

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Telephone
0113 2433144
Location
Beckett Street
Leeds
West Yorkshire
LS9 7TF
United Kingdom
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