We consider good post graduate education and training with appropriate education as essential components of this post. Within both the Institute of Liver Studies, and the Trust (organised by the Department of Postgraduate Medical and Dental Education) there is a comprehensive teaching programme with protected MRCP teaching time and access to the excellent medical school facilities.
Main duties of the job
The Department of Hepatology at Institute of Liver Studies, King's College Hospital are offering an exciting opportunity to appoint a Senior Clinical Research Fellow in the department.
This post provides an opportunity for further specialised training in hepatology, transplantation, HPB medicine and ERCP. It is envisaged that this post is ideal for individuals who have completed training in their base speciality wish to gain further specialised training in the aforementioned areas. The exact job plan could be individualised to a successful candidate's needs. It is envisaged that this post would be for a period of 12 months. Applications from candidates from all specialities including Medicine.
The post holder will be expected to participate in the Hepatology/GI bleed on call rota as a 1 in 7.
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
The successful candidate will be part of a rota alongside other senior clinical fellow level or equivalent. This provides a timetable of fixed clinical commitments which would be determined by both their clinical training needs and the service requirements of the Institute. There may be an element of administrative duties. The rota also includes twilight and night shifts where the doctor will be fully supported by a specialist SHO on call with them.
Person Specification Qualifications & Registration Essential
MRCP or equivalent & Full registration with GMC
Training and experience Essential
ST 5 + or equivalent training in gastroenterology and/or Hepatology
Independent upper gastrointestinal endoscopist with some experience in managing variceal bleeding.
Audit & Research Essential
Previous experience in audit projects & understanding of research governance and ethics
BMJ Ref: BMJ-107446/213-DH-5556
All about King’s
We are one of London's leading hospitals with a world-class reputation, but our roots lie in the heart of our community.
Every day we care for patients from some of the most deprived communities in the capital and from some of the wealthiest. Our globally renowned specialties – including liver, diabetes and sickle cell – are largely driven by the health problems of our ethnically diverse local community.
King's is also one of the UK’s largest teaching hospitals. We train 400 doctors, 275 nurses and 750 dentists each year, in partnership with King’s College London.
We have a reputation to maintain, so we are looking to recruit great people. Whether you work in medicine, nursing, administration, scientific services or patient support, we want you to keep up our high standards… and push them even higher.
A reputation for excellence
By trying new things and working hard, we do more with less: that’s the King’s way. We’ve built our reputation by finding ways to be excellent, even in challenging times. As a result, we are now one of the UK’s largest and busiest hospitals, providing a full range of services for people in the London boroughs of Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham as well as specialist provision for patients in the South East and further afield.
Our reputation extends beyond London and the UK. King’s is recognised internationally for its work in liver disease and transplantation, neurosciences, cardiac, blood cancers and fetal medicine.
Making a difference to the community
As an NHS Foundation Trust, we reach out to the community and team up with local councils and groups to improve our services.
From working with police teams to tackle violent crime and anti-social behaviour, to lobbying for improvements to transport, King’s has the reputation and the influence to be more than a local hospital. In partnership with small businesses in the area, we are creating a two-way exchange of local services and skills.
King’s in the media
Our achievements regularly appear in the local and national media. From new surgical techniques to innovations in research, our reputation keeps growing.
The Channel 4 TV documentary 24 Hours in A&E was based at King's. The programme showed how our Emergency Department staff, and other medical and surgical teams across the hospital, worked together to treat seriously ill patients.
Patients and clinicians come to King’s from all over the world because of our reputation as pioneers in medical research.
Transferring the results of this research from bench to patient bedside is now quicker and easier thanks to the establishment of King’s Health Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre.