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Consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine

King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£90,526 to £121,295 a year including London Zone Allowance
Closing date
1 Nov 2022

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Hospital, Rehabilitation medicine
Contract Type
Full Time
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The remit of the post holder will be to work within the multidisciplinary team providing and further developing care for patients undergoing rehabilitation from all adult services, and to provide and develop Rehabilitation Medicine services for King's College Hospital Foundation Trust patients. In addition, the individual will be required to play an active role in the general workload of the department and contribute to governance and teaching.

Inpatient rehabilitation medicine at King's is at the Orpington site within reach to Denmark Hill and Princess Royal University Hospital sites. The level 1B inpatient rehabilitation service is the Frank Cooksey Rehabilitation Unit, consisting of 15 consultant led beds. Our level 2B inpatient rehabilitation service is run in collaboration with GSTT with 14 beds at Ontario ward at Orpington and 6 beds at the Pulross Centre in Brixton. It is envisaged that the appointee will contribute to the development and delivery of neuro-rehabilitation and have a particular remit for caring for inpatients at Orpington hospital developing a successful liaison interface with the regional neurosciences centre at King's and the PRUH. The appointee will support the specialist spasticity service and provide outreach support to assessment rounds at other sites.

Main duties of the job

The post will be based principally at Orpington Hospital and a Job Plan example is attached. It is a requirement however of your employment that you are prepared to work at any additional or different location owned or served by the Trust either on an on-going or temporary basis according to the demands of the service.

There will be an average of 8.5 Programmed Activities of Direct Clinical Care, with the remainder being allocated for Supporting Professional and/or other Activities.

All employees are expected to undertake work on any of the Trusts sites as required by the service. As a senior employee of the Trust you will work in close co-operation with, and support other clinical, medical professional and managerial colleagues in providing high quality healthcare to the Trust's patients. Integral to these responsibilities is the following: -

  • The provision of a first class clinical service
  • Effective leadership to all staff engaged in the specialty
  • Sustaining and developing teaching and research in conjunction with King's College London / KHP
  • Undertaking all work in accordance with the Trust's procedures and operating policies
  • Conducting clinical practice in accordance with contractual requirements and within the parameters of the Trust's service plans
  • Maintaining the confidence of business plans and development strategies formulated for the specialty, the Division or the Trust

About us

King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is one of the UK's largest and busiest teaching Trusts with a turnover of c1 billion, 1.5 million patient contacts a year and more than 15,000 staff based across South East London. The Trust provides a full range of local and specialist services across its five sites. The trust-wide strategy of Strong Roots, Global Reach is our Vision to be BOLD, Brilliant people, Outstanding care, Leaders in Research, Innovation and Education, Diversity, Equality and Inclusion at the heart of everything we do. By being person-centred, digitally-enabled, and focused on sustainability, we aim to take Team King's to another level.

We are at a pivotal point in our history and we require individuals who are ready to join a highly professional team and make a real, lasting difference to our patients and our people.

King's is committed to delivering Sustainable Healthcare for All via our Green Plan. In line with national Greener NHS ambitions, we have set net zero carbon targets of 2040 for our NHS Carbon Footprint and 2045 for our NHS Carbon Footprint Plus. Everyone's contribution is required in order to meet the goals set out in our Green Plan and we encourage all staff to work responsibly, minimising their contributions to the Trust's carbon emissions, waste and pollution wherever possible.

Job description
Job responsibilities

  1. Together with the other consultants, nurses and therapists and all members of the multidisciplinary rehabilitation team, to provide a service for neuro-rehabilitation. This includes all aspects of treatment and relevant management duties for the proper functioning of the department.
  2. Shared responsibility with the other consultants in Rehabilitation Medicine, to provide cover for the Ontario and FCRU Units. Responsible also for covering colleagues periods of annual leave and short-term sickness.
  3. Clinical supervision of junior medical staff as a shared responsibility with other consultant colleagues.
  4. Responsible for carrying out teaching, examination and accreditation duties as required and contributing to Continuing Medical Education and clinical governance initiatives.
  5. Responsible for out-patient clinic commitments in peripheral hospitals as agreed by the Division management team.
  6. To contribute to departmental research interests in accordance with the Trusts R&D framework.
  7. To contribute to the Audit Programme.
  8. To take an active role in the formulation, implementation and monitoring of the Divisions Business and Operating Plan. This may include assisting with discussions regarding service plans and developments with both internal and external agencies.
  9. To conduct all activities within the contracted level of service and operating plan for Rehabilitation Medicine Services.
  10. To exercise professional leadership for all staff working in the specialty. This will include fostering and developing projects focused towards these ends and ensuring that the momentum of post qualification professional education and other appropriate training is maintained.
  11. To work in conjunction with clinical and professional colleagues to ensure that the productivity of staff within the specialty is maintained and their job satisfaction is enhanced. This may include involvement in the appraisal process for junior colleagues.
  12. To undertake Divisional management duties as agreed with the Clinical Director.
  13. To be aware of, and comply with, all Trust infection prevention and control policies, to include hand hygiene, personal hygiene, environmental and food hygiene. To undertake annual training/updates in infection prevention and control.
  14. To be accountable for implementation of the Code of Practice within own department/area of responsibility.
  15. To prepare for and undertake the protective interventions that you are responsible for in a manner that is consistent with evidence based practice and maintaining patient safety.
  16. You have a general duty of care for the health, safety and well-being of yourself, work colleagues, visitors and patients within the hospital in addition to any specific risk management or clinical governance accountabilities associated with this post.
  17. You are required to observe the rules, policies, procedures and standards of Kings College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust together with all relevant statutory and professional obligations.
  18. You are required to observe and maintain strict confidentiality of personal information relating to patients and staff.
  19. You are required to be responsible, with management support, for your own personal development and to actively contribute to the development of colleagues.
  20. The post holder has an important responsibility for and contribution to make to infection control and must be familiar with the infection control and hygiene requirements of this role. These requirements are set out in the National Code of Practice on Infection Control and in local policies and procedures which will be made clear during your induction and subsequent refresher training. These standards must be strictly complied with at all times.
  21. This job description is intended as a guide to the general scope of duties and is not intended to be definitive or restrictive. It is expected that some of the duties will change over time and this description will be subject to review in consultation with the post holders.
  22. All employees must hold an '' email account which will be the Trust's formal route for email communication.You are therefore required to check this regularly and to deal with such communication promptly.

Person Specification
  • MD or MBBS or equivalent
  • MRCP or FCRS or MRCGP or MRCPsych or Primary FRCA
  • MD, PhD, MSc
  • Full Registration with BSRM
  • European, US, or Commonwealth Board certification in PMR/PRM/PM&R
  • Full Registration with GMC
  • Name on Specialist Register on date of taking up appointment or within months of CCT at date of interview
Training and Experience
  • Wide experience in all aspects of neuro-rehabilitation including complex spasticity management including the use of botulinum toxin and managing baclofen pump requirements. Training will be provided in intrathecal baclofen therapy management to those who require it
  • Experience in day to day organisation of neuro-rehabilitation services in a busy Teaching Hospital.
  • Familiar with current structure of Health Service and conversant with recent initiatives and changes.
Management and Leadership
  • Able to demonstrate leadership capability within multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Thorough understanding of principles of medical audit. Must have undertaken and completed audit projects.
  • Publication of relevant review articles or case reports.
Research and Publications
  • Experience of clinical research.
  • Relevant research experience in one or more aspects of neuro-rehabilitation.
  • Experience of undergraduate and post-graduate teaching and exam preparation.
  • Teaching skills course/qualification

BMJRef: BMJ-95039/213-PRUH-4583-A
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