The Thoracic department at St James University Hospital is one of the largest in the UK with a catchment population of 2.5 million and currently services 6 MDTs across the region. The department has expanded greatly over the years and continues to do so. We currently have 6 consultants, 9 Registrars, and 3 ANPs. Theatres and clinics run daily. There is a 32 bedded thoracic ward including a dedicated 4 bedded HDU.Main duties of the job
The post holder will be expected to engage in all aspects of the post. This includes the care of patients both pre and post operatively, attending relevant MDTs, attending theatre and clinic sessions, being involved in the on-call rota and teaching of medical students.About us
Our values are part of what make us different from other trusts, so we see this as a 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 and Empowered. All actions and endeavours will be guided and evaluated through these values.
Our Thoracic unit is one of the largest and most reputable in the UK. We perform more than 300 anatomical lung resections per year, with more than 80% of them done minimally invasively (VATS or RATS). We have a passion for innovation and proven track record for training. The department has an established endobronchial and navigational bronchoscopy service, as well as a robotic programme.
Our CSU boasts a passionate, talented team and successful candidates will be able to access a wide range of learning and development opportunities.
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
INFORMATION ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT
The Leeds Cancer Centre, which is part of the regional Yorkshire Cancer Network, is based at St Jamess University Hospital in Leeds and serves a population of 2.7 million. In addition to treating patients in Leeds, the provision of gynaecological cancer surgery for patients from York, Harrogate, Calderdale, Mid-Yorkshire and Bradford is centralised at St Jamess Hospital. The Thoracic department at St James University Hospital is one of the largest in the UK with a catchment population of 2.5 million and currently services 6 MDTs across the region. The department has expanded greatly over the years and continues to do so. We currently have 6 consultants, 9 Registrars, and 3 ANPs. Theatres and clinics run daily. There is a 32 bedded thoracic ward including a dedicated 4 bedded HDU.
MEDICAL STAFF IN THE DEPARTMENT
Mr Alex. Brunelli
Mr Nilanjan Chaudhuri
Mr. Joshil Lodhia
Mr. Marco Nardini
Mr Richard Milton
Mr Peter Tcherveniakov
Ms Elaine Teh
The consultant team are supported by a team of 9 registrars, Trust Doctors and surgical trainees. There are also 3 full time ANPs and 2 SHOs.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED
Please see Person Specification
DUTIES OF THE POST
This is a full-time post. Candidates will be expected to engage in all aspects of the post, this includes the care of patients both pre and post operatively, attending relevant MDTs, attending theatre and clinic sessions, being involved in the on-call rota and teaching of medical students.
LEVELS OF RESPONSIBILITY
The post holder will be required to undertake 10 sessions to support the needs of the service and provide flexibility to cover during times of leave. During the week, the trust doctor will lead ward rounds, attend theatre lists and clinics at least weekly. There will also be opportunities to undertake audit and research in a dedicated session, contributing to the portfolio of the department.
TEACHING AND RESEARCH/STUDY AND TRAINING
Opportunities exist for participating in research within the Department as well as an on-going teaching programme. The successful candidate is expected to be involved in the departmental audit meetings.
THE LEEDS WAY VALUES
Our values are part of what make us different from other trusts, so we see this as a 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:
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
This post is covered by the Hospital Medical and Dental Staff (England and Wales) Terms and Conditions of Service. These documents are available on the Medical Staffing Intranet site.
The post holder is required to be fully registered with the General Medical Council (GMC) and hold a licence to practice.
Standards of Conduct and Behaviour
You are required to work to the standards set out by the General Medical Council in Good Medical Practice. This includes protecting patients when you believe that a doctors or other colleagues conduct, performance or health is a threat to them. If, after establishing the facts, it is necessary, you must follow the Trusts procedures in this matter and inform your Clinical Director or Medical Director in the first instance.
The Trust has a set of expected behaviours for all employees and additional behaviours and skills that are expected of managers and supervisors.
All leave should be applied for in accordance with the Trusts Leave Policy, normally giving six weeks notice of any leave, other than in exceptional circumstances.
The jobholder must take responsibility in agreement with his/her line manager for his/her own personal development by ensuring that Continuous Professional Development remains a priority. The jobholder will undertake all mandatory training required for the role.
Health & Safety
All staff are responsible for working with their colleagues to maintain and improve the quality of services provided to our patients and other service users. This includes complying at all times with the Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust Policies, including Health and Safety policies, in particular by following agreed safe working procedures, and reporting incidents using the Trust Incident Reporting system.
Equality & Diversity
The jobholder must comply with all policies and procedures designed to ensure equality of employment and that services are delivered in ways that meet the individual needs of patients and their families. No person whether they are staff, patient or visitor should receive less favourable treatment because of their gender, ethnic origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, religion etc.
The Trust's Equality and Diversity Policy ensures that barriers to employment for disadvantaged groups are identified and removed, and that no person is treated less favourably on the grounds of their race, ethnic group, religion, impairment, age, gender, sexual orientation or mental health status. Reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled applicants and post holders where required.
The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust recognises the serious hazards to health caused by smoking and has adopted a strict no smoking policy. Under the terms of our No Smoking Policy, staff, visitors and patients will not be permitted to smoke at any time or in any part of Trust property, whether inside or outside the hospital buildings.
Rehabilitation of Offenders Act & DBS Disclosure
This position involves access to patients during the normal course of duties and is therefore subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975. As such you must reveal any information which you may have concerning convictions which would otherwise be considered as spent.
An offer of appointment to this post would be subject to the express condition that the Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust receives a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly CRB) Disclosure which will check the existence and the content of any criminal record received.
The Trust has the right to withdraw an offer or employment if not satisfied of a candidate's suitability for this position by reason of criminal record or antecedents, especially in cases where no declaration of criminal proceedings has been made on a candidates application form or DBS Form. The Trust reserves the right to determine this issue at its sole discretion. If you are appointed to this post you will be asked to complete a 'DBS Disclosure Application Form' which will be submitted to the DBS.
Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust has a Policy Statement on the Recruitment of Ex-offenders which is available on request.
The jobholder must comply at all times with the Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust Infection Control policies, in particular by practicing Universal Infection Control Precautions. Hand hygiene must be performed before and after contact with patients and their environment.
Patient and Public Involvement
The Trust has a statutory duty to involve patients and public in evaluating and planning services. All staff have a responsibility to listen to the views of patients and to contribute to service improvements based on patient feedback.
Respect for Patient Confidentiality
The jobholder should respect patient confidentiality at all times and not divulge patient information unless sanctioned by the requirements of the role.
For further information please contact Mr Peter Tcherveniakov, consultant Thoracic surgeon via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or his secretary Caroline Scarth on tel: 0113 2068728 or email email@example.com.Person Specification 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 the time of application.
- 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.
- That applicants have undertaken undergraduate medical training in English
- academic International English Language Testing System (IELTS) results showing a score of at least 7.5 in each domain (speaking, listening, reading, writing),with an overall score of at least 7.5
- MBBS or equivalent medical qualification
- make the care or your patient your first concern
- provide a good standard of practice and care
- take 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 publics trust in the profession.
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