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Consultant Dermatologist

James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Great Yarmouth
£84,559 to £114,003 a year per annum
Closing date
2 Mar 2023

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Hospital, Dermatology
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

The James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (JPUH) is seeking to appoint a Consultant in Dermatology.

The post holder will have responsibility for providing a Dermatology service in conjunction with consultant colleagues. This is a permanent post 1.0 WTE covering 10 PA's based at the James Paget University Hospital covering 5 days per week Monday to Friday. There will be no on-call commitments

Main duties of the job

The appointee will help the department achieve the skin cancer waiting time targets and the 18 week referral to treatment time targets and other targets as become relevant. The appointee will have opportunity to develop their own special interest and engage in research activities

The appointment is to the Trust, not to specific hospitals however the appointee may be expected, as part of their duties, to undertake clinics in community hospitals or outreach clinics.

There will be no on-call commitments. Any dermatology patient needing admission to hospital will be admitted to the general medical ward where they will be stabilized and referred to the dermatology team the following day for review.

The appointee will share with the other consultants in the supervision of nurse-led clinics in the departments. These include acne, leg ulcer, Cryotherapy, Photodynamic therapy, day treatment and surgery lists.

The appointee will be expected to attend the department's meetings including the monthly Monday lunchtime departmental and consultant meeting, monthly Clinical Governance meeting, weekly Skin MDT meeting and fortnightly Wednesday afternoon educational joint clinics for complex cases.

The appointee will be a member of the Consultant Medical Staff Committee.

About us

The James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (JPUH) provides medical services for a population of approximately 230,000 living in South East Norfolk and North East Suffolk, plus a large number of visitors to the coast and Broads National Park during the summer months. In addition, it provides approximately a third of the secondary care teaching for the new UEA Medical School. The Trust has foundation status and is highly regarded within the region.

The JPUH have been given an overall rating of Good, following the Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspection which took place in August 2019. This places us in the top 30% of acute trusts in the country. The Trust came out top in the East of England region on the 2016 GMC trainees' survey results, reflecting our commitment to providing a high quality training environment and looking after our trainees as valued colleagues.

The Hospital is situated in a mainly rural area in one of the most open, picturesque, safe and unspoilt parts of the country, offering a range of inexpensive properties, good schools, easy access to the coast and an abundance of outdoor, sporting and recreational activities. The post will appeal to candidates who seek a high quality of life combined with a practical clinical role within a secure and well-run hospital distinguished by its supportive and friendly culture.

Job description
Job responsibilities

The Job plan

The Job plan and detailed timetable, which will depend on both experience and interests of the candidate and the needs of the department, will be agreed with the Divisional Director on behalf of the Medical Director, within three months of the commencement date of the appointee. This will be signed by the Chief Executive and will be effective from the date signed by the Divisional Director.

The job plan will then be reviewed annually, following an Appraisal Meeting. The document will be a prospective agreement that sets out a consultants duties, responsibilities and objectives for the coming year. It will cover all aspects of a consultants professional practice including clinical work, teaching, research, education and managerial responsibilities. It will provide a clear schedule of commitments, both internal and external. In addition, it will include personal objectives, including details of their link to wider service objectives and details of the support required by the consultant to fulfil the job plan and the objectives.

Breakdown of PA allocation

Direct Clinical Care: 7.5 PAs on average per week

Supporting Professional Activities:2.5 PAs on average per week (Including ward rounds, MDTs, OP clinics and clinical admin):

SPAs are likely to include at least 0.5 PAs to allow the appointee to familiarise themselves with all relevant guidelines, policies and procedures (Includes CPD, audit, teaching and research)

This is for a 10PA contract. The allocation of PA's is reviewed and may be subject to adjustment when a further diary exercise is undertaken or if the service demands a review of the Job Plan. The SPA sessions, in addition to CPD time, audit, teaching and guideline development should include time for the appointee to familiarise themselves with the Trusts policies, procedures and guidelines and to undergo training at the UEA in order that they can become a recognised teacher. There is also a requirement that all Consultants attend appropriate training to meet the requirements provision of Clinical and Educational Supervision. A mentor will be appointed to support the consultant in adjusting to the new role and responsibilities

Medical Student teaching

The appointee will be expected to contribute to undergraduate teaching. There is an expectation that the appointee will also participate in admission assessments for applicants to the medical school, lectures, seminars, examinations and small group problem based learning (PBL) teaching that occurs throughout the academic year. There will be an increase in Medical Student numbers over the next few years.

Any time contributed to Medical Student teaching by the appointee will need to be agreed by the existing physicians providing the stroke and acute service and the Divisional Director but in general this will be supported and encouraged.

The appointee will contribute towards the supervision and training of junior doctors in dermatology at the NNUH and JPUH. This may include work as an educational supervisor and supervision of case reports, scientific abstracts and clinical research by specialist registrars. The appointee will be expected to contribute to undergraduate and postgraduate teaching within the Trust.


Each clinic session comprise 4 new and 8 follow up patients. Depending on the specialist area of expertise the number of clinics per week can vary from 4 clinics per week and at least 2 minor operating sessions per week. Each minor operating session will Depending on the demand at times there may be a need for more clinics and fewer minor operating sessions and vice versa depending on the number and type of patient referrals. Each minor operating session will have 3 to 6 patients depending on the complexity of the procedure. Internal patient referrals can vary from 4 to 8 per day. There are no on call commitments.

The Post

The position provides an excellent opportunity for a suitably qualified specialist to actively contribute to the further development of a modern Dermatology service within this highly regarded Trust with its wide range of acute and community services, which will afford high professional visibility.

All consultants, including the appointee, will be expected to be involved in implementing the Trusts Clinical Governance program. This includes active participation in clinical audit, quality, clinical guidelines/pathways (including National Institute of Health and Care Excellence and British Association of Dermatologists guide- lines), professional development, appraisal and risk management.

The Department of Dermatology is an integrated out patient, day-patient, unit with specialist dermatology nursing staff. It serves residents across Great Yarmouth, Lowestoft and Waveney, as well as the many visitors who come to this part of East Anglia. The new department opened in January 2003. Our department consists of 4 consultation/examination rooms, 3 minor surgery rooms, and 2 nurse treatment rooms. A light treatment Unit and facilities for patch and skin prick testing.

Services provided:

Minor surgery

PUVA, TLO1 Therapy, Photodynamic Therapy

Patch and prick testing

Paediatric Clinics

General Dermatology clinics

Nurse led specialist clinics:


Leg ulcer


We have close links with other hospital specialities including Plastic surgery, Ophthalmology and Oculo-plastics, Paediatrics, Rheumatology and Genito-urinary medicine.

General dermatology outreach outpatient clinics are also held at Beccles Hospital.

We work closely with The NNUH in the management of Skin cancer via a weekly SSMDT meeting.

We are supported by a small but very efficient Medical/Clinical photography team.

The James Paget University Hospital Dermatology department and the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital Dermatology departments work closely together particularly in skin cancer, teaching and research and this post will continue the move towards closer integration of the two units.

The post-holder will be accountable clinically and managerially to the dermatology Clinical Lead (Dr Mousumi Zaman) and the Medical Director (Mr Vivek Chitre).

For further information about the James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust please view our web site - work for us.

Person Specification

  • MBBS or Basic Medical Degree
  • MRCP or equivalent
  • Hold a certificate or being within 6 months of completion of training or being on or eligible for the UK Specialist Register at the date of interview
  • Full GMC registration


  • Have sub-specialisation recognised on CCT
  • MD/PhD

Experience & Skills

  • Ability to provide expert clinical opinion across a wide range of problems within Dermatology.
  • Experience of conducting clinical audit
  • Experience in teaching junior medical staff


  • Involvement in research projects and published papers
  • Experience of teaching medical students
  • Experience of committee work/project management
  • Formal training in teaching skills

Key Skills

  • Capable of organising and prioritising work effectively
  • Motivation and ability to plan and develop the service
  • Willingness to participate in clinical governance
  • Leadership qualities
  • Energy and enthusiasm and an ability to work under pressure
  • Conscientious and highly motivated with the ability to communicate clearly with colleagues and staff
  • Able to form part of a team and recognise the importance of team working
  • An interest in developing and reinforcing interdepartmental relations
  • Experience in teaching junior medical staff


  • Experience of teaching medical students
  • Experience of committee work/project management
  • Forward thinking and not afraid of the challenges that change brings
  • Formal training in teaching skills

BMJ Ref: BMJ-109548/177-MDEMER-4857994


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