University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust is pleased to offer an exciting role of a clinical fellow within the Complications-related Excess Weight (CEW) service which is a NHS England funded Tier 3 Paediatric Obesity service.
This full time post involves working within the NHS England commissioned multidisciplinary (MDT) service for children and young people with complications related to excess weight. The East Midlands CEW MDT comprises of 3 Consultants, dietitian, physiotherapist , physio technical instructor, Clinical support workers, clinical Psychologist, Clinical Nurse Specialist and a Social worker.
This post will be based at Leicester Royal Infirmary, which is one of the CEW MDT sites in the East Midlands with some cross-site working at the Nottingham hub.
We run 3-4 outpatient CEW clinics per month at Leicester which are currently run at the Merlyn Vaz Health Centre. We also run once monthly CEW spoke clinics at Kettering General Hospital. The post holder will work with the MDT involved in the clinical management of children and adolescents with severe obesity and related medical complications, and alongside other specialties (for example: Respiratory, Gastroenterology) to formulate clinical pathways, taking clinical queries from the spoke centres and advising on appropriate management. There will also be opportunities to strengthen clinical experience in Paediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes.
Main duties of the job
The post holder will be expected to actively engage and take part in the MDT CEW clinics at Leicester and involve in the virtual MDT meetings with the Spoke centres. This will involve taking clinical queries, offering appropriate advice, developing clinical pathways, engagement in clinical/QI projects, data collection and analysis.
The post holder will also be expected to participate in governance activities such as audit quality improvement project or guideline development. The post holder will be encouraged to engage in clinical research projects and systematic reviews.
The post holder can also make use of opportunities to strengthen experience in clinical Endocrinology and Diabetes.
Leicester Children's Hospital provides paediatric services to just over one million residents of Leicestershire and Rutland. Tertiary services at the Leicester Children's Hospital also attract patients from further afield. All the general and specialist services are centralised on the Leicester Royal Infirmary site. The Leicester Children's Hospital currently manages around 130 beds and has a budget of over £35 Million. The Children's Hospital team includes more than 50 consultants and sees 13 000 new out-patients annually. The Children's Hospital manages 3000 day case patients and 12 000 emergency patients annually. The Children's Hospital forms part of UHL's Women and Children's Clinical Management Group (CMG).
Non Clinical Training Responsibilities
It would be expected that the post holder would gain transferrable skills in leadership, management, guideline development, clinical governance, research and gain an understanding of service development
Governance (E.g., NHSLA, CQC, Audit)
- To work effectively with the CBU clinical quality & safety co-ordinator to identify and reduce risk, incidents and complaints to ensure that the team learn from any such occurrences to improve patient safety.
- To be responsible for ensuring that consistently high standards of patient care is delivered by example and mentorship.
- To ensure that patients and families become expert in their own care.
Research and Teaching at Leicester Childrens Hospital
- To instigate and participate in clinical audits.
- To support the paediatric research profile.
- Participate in regular ward teaching of medical students and in weekly case presentations and junior medical staff teaching.
- The fellow will also be encouraged to participate in the teaching programmes for nursing and paramedical staff.
It is the aim of the Leicester Children's Hospital to continue to develop the University Hospitals of Leicester as a recognised centre of excellence. This will require not only excellence in the clinical service but also an on-going programme of excellence in education and research.
- The post does not carry any formal line management responsibility, although there will be an expectation that the post holder will be expected to lead and mentor Junior doctors and other Clinical Staff where appropriate
- The post holder will be expected to comply with national and local polices DOH and NICE guidance where applicable. The post holder will additionally be expected to be fully engaged with the clinical and managerial teams to develop policies locally where appropriate.
- To communicate effectively with clinical and managerial staff at all levels, patients and their families/carers.
Education / Qualifications
- oFull GMC registration
- oMRCPCH or equivalent.
- oMBBS or equivalent
- Previous subspecialty training in Paediatric Diabetes/Endocrinology
- oAbility to assess CYP with excess weight
- oGood IT Skills
- oCore general paediatric competence at Registrar level
- oMinimum 1 year NHS experience
- oExperience in Paediatric Endocrinology and/or diabetes
Communication and Relationship skills
- oDemonstrable skills in written and spoken English to enable effective communication with parents and colleagues.
- o To be emphathetic and sensitive; capacity to take others perspectives and treat others with understanding
- o Ability to motivate and develop both medical staff and non-medical staff
- o Liaison with other subspecialties and development links
Analytical and Judgement Skills
- oUnderstanding the place of Research in Service Development
- oEvidence of participating in research
Planning and organisation skills
- oExperience in teaching medical students and undegraduates
- o Organising teaching programme within MDT and the Paediatric Department
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