King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Care Group: Child Health Medical Hepatology
Site: King's College Hospital (Denmark Hill) / PRUH & South Sites
Senior Clinical Fellow (MT04 or MT05) in Paediatric Gastroenterology
Full-time 47.25 hours per week
September 2023 - March 2024
Applications are invited for a middle grade / clinical fellow post (Equivalent to ST4+) based at the Paediatric Liver, GI and Nutrition centre at King's College Hospital to provide efficient, patient centred care. The successful candidate will cover the Paediatric Gastroenterology service during the daytime plus additional on call duty.
Main duties of the job
To provide middle grade cover to the Paediatric Gastroenterology services at Paediatric Liver, GI and Nutrition centre. The post will provide experience in managing a variety of GI conditions (at a tertiary level) such as inflammatory bowel disease, short gut syndrome, intestinal failure, enteral and parenteral nutrition, pancreatic & liver diseases in addition to managing more common pediatric GI complaints such as gastro esophageal reflux, constipation, diarrhea and feeding problems. There are specialist clinics for Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Celiac Disease, feeding problems, constipation and allergy. King's College Hospital serves as a national referral hospital for many specialties including Paediatric Hepatology and Bowel transplantation
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
The Trust is recognised internationally for its work in liver disease and transplantation, neurosciences, cardiac, haemato-oncology, fetal medicine, stroke, major trauma, and Emergency Department.
Kings is a key partner in one of London's foremost Academic Health Science Centres, King's Health Partners (KHP). KHP is one of only six Department of Health-designated AHSCs in England. It brings together a world-leading research-led university Kings College London and three successful NHS Foundation Trusts: Kings College Hospital, Guys and St Thomas, and South London and Maudsley.
This is an exciting opportunity to be a part of our dedicated workforce and join one of the largest and most successful Foundation Trusts in the UK with an international reputation for innovation and the desire to make a difference.
You must be fully registered with the GMC and hold a Licence to Practice and have equivalent experience and competencies relevant for the role.
The postholder will have regular contact with vulnerable adults and/or children (0-18 years), therefore this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975, and as such, it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.
To work with other middle grade performing day-to day care of the Gastroenterology patients in Rays of Sunshine Ward and/or Day Case Unit.
To maintain high quality communication both spoken and written with patients, parents, GPs and referring consultants
To attend endoscopy sessions (3 lists per week, under GA), Gastroenterology outpatient clinics (4 clinics per week) and also look after Gastroenterology patients who attends Phillip Isaac Day Case unit for hydrogen breath tests, Urea breath tests, impedance pH study, food challenge, pancreatic function tests, Video capsule enteroscopy and mono clonal antibody infusions. Opportunities are available to get experience in therapeutic endoscopic procedures including bleeding control (variceal banding, injection, clips etc), RNY loop enteroscopy & balloon enteroscopy, polypectomy, PEG and stricture dilation.
Attendance on consultant led ward rounds and MDT meetings and opportunity to attend adult gastroenterology meeting. Opportunities to attend specialist clinics such us joint GI/Liver clinic, Short Gut clinic, Gastro/Allergy clinic, Feeding clinic, coeliac clinic, adolescent transition clinic endoscopy review clinic and tertiary level constipation clinic.
Assistance in conjunction with specialist registrars/consultants with the teaching of undergraduate medical students.
Involvement in the research interests of the department and audit will be encouraged.
The objectives of the post include:
- Developing & understanding of all aspects of assessment and management of Gastrointestinal, Nutritional, Pancreatic and liver problems in children at tertiary level
- Developing diagnostic skills in upper, lower endoscopy and enteroscopy in children
- Developing endoscopic therapeutic skills in basic interventional procedures such as polypectomy
- Developing administrative skills in dealing with colleagues in respect to appropriate service cover
- Opportunity to attend appropriate courses and research
- Contact with adult tertiary level specialist care provision for gastroenterology & hepatology & nutrition
Research and Audit
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