We have an exciting opportunity for a Consultant in Neuro-rehabilitation/Rehabilitation Medicine to join the team in Swansea Bay University Health Board. This role is full-time post (10 sessions per week).
The Neuro-Rehabilitation service provides an in-patient service as well as outpatient service for patients with long-term neurological illnesses as well as Prosthetic Rehabilitation and Major Trauma Rehabilitation.
It is expected that there is cross cover between the existing consultants in Rehabilitation medicine to ensure availability for advice and support for Neuro-Rehabilitation, Amputee Rehabilitation and Trauma Rehabilitation.
Main duties of the job
This is a new post joining a team of two Consultants responsible for the provision of Neuro-Rehabilitation services to the Health Board. In this post, you will be an integral part of the specialist rehabilitation team, working in three different but overlapping roles. Final sessions in each sub-specialty can be negotiated with the medical director and the current two Consultants:-
- Prosthetic Rehabilitation
- Major Trauma Rehabilitation
Further detailed information can be found in the attached JD & PS.
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You will provide a clinical service, with colleagues, which will include the responsibility for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of illness.
Working with consultant colleagues and the multi-professional team you will have continuing responsibility for the well-being of all patients under your care allowing for proper delegation to, and training of staff. In partnership with clinical and managerial colleagues you will also have responsibility for the safe, efficient and effective functioning of the services in which you work in line with the values, operational policies and integrated medium term plan (IMTP) of the Health Board. You are encouraged to consider how services can be improved and to report any concerns about safety.
You will be required to adhere to the principles of good medical practice as laid down by the General Medical Council.
You will be required to participate in the Health Boards risk management process, clinical governance and any other healthcare governance activities within the department, the Service Group and the Health Board. Adherence to the Caldicott Principles of information governance is mandatory.
You will be required to maintain a licence to practice through revalidation, to undergo satisfactory annual appraisal using the all Wales online Medical Appraisal Scheme (MARS) and to formulate a Personal Development Plan, in conjunction with the Clinical lead, to identify training and development needs. You will be expected to participate in sufficient personal and professional development to fulfil Royal College and GMC requirements. You will also be required to undergo a job plan review at least annually and to agree and then meet service outcomes.
You will be expected to make a significant contribution to the service and Service Group planning process through active participation in the clinical Service Group structure.
Domiciliary consultations may be required when clinically indicated
You will adhere to all policies which cover radiation exposures as currently outlined in IRMER regulations.
The Health Board is committed to meet its obligations to minimize infection. You will be required to comply with current procedures for the control of infection, including dress-code, to challenge non-compliance by colleagues, and to attend training in infection control provided by the Health Board.
Education and Training
We place great importance on our University status and have strong educational links to the Swansea University Medical School, Cardiff College of Medicine and the College of Human and Health Science in Swansea and you will be responsible for carrying out training, teaching, examination of healthcare staff and accreditation duties as required and for contributing to and participating in postgraduate and continuing medical education activity, locally and sometimes nationally.
A staff Education Centre at Morriston Hospital, shared with the Swansea University Medical School, with raked lecture theatres, seminar rooms and common rooms opened in 2015 as part of a substantial investment on the site to replace older facilities.
There is a small library and education centre at Cefn Coed Hospital to support the staff who work there. Singleton Hospital has a well-stocked library and seminar rooms for staff as well as education facilities for the Swansea University Medical School in its own facilities. Neath Port Talbot Hospital has an education centre and library on the top floor of the main hospital building. All five libraries are integrated to provide support for students and staff across the Health Board.
[If appropriate] You will be named in the contracts of junior medical staff as the person expected to act as Educational Supervisor for those assigned to you overseeing their training and being the initial source of advice for doctors regarding their careers, within the guidelines of the specialist bodies and medical royal colleges. Medical trainees in Wales are required to agree an educational contract jointly between them, the Health Board and the Deanery.
You will participate in the specialtys postgraduate teaching sessions.
- Participate actively in the departments undergraduate teaching programme.
- Welcome medical students into learning environments with specific the approval of any patients involved.
- Engage and involve medical students in your clinical activities, where possible and appropriate.
- Provide informal and bedside teaching to undergraduate medical students where appropriate, particularly during ward rounds, in the emergency department, during outpatient clinics and during operations and procedures.
- Give feedback to medical students.
- Participate in undergraduate examinations, particularly clinical examinations for Swansea and Cardiff medical students if requested to do so.
- Be responsible to the honorary lecturer and honorary senior lecturer for the purpose of undergraduate medical education.
There will be opportunities for the successful candidate to develop a specific teaching interest, develop and to take up formal, remunerated clinical teaching sessions which will be integrated into his/her job plan.
We are a University Health Board and you will be encouraged to participate in or actively support research and development in line with our Research and Development strategy and in discussion with the Director of Research and Development. The time required for supported research activities will be agreed through the job planning process.
MANAGEMENT AND CLINICAL LEADERSHIP
Consultants have an important leadership role in their teams and the Health Board. You will be required to work closely with your clinical and management colleagues in the safe and efficient running of services and are expected to contribute, with colleagues, to the management, improvement and modernisation of the services in which you work. You may also be asked to contribute nationally to support the NHS in Wales.
There is a requirement to work within the financial and other constraints determined by the Health Board and set out in the integrated medium term plan (IMTP) and you will be expected to contribute to the development and annual review of the IMTP. Additional expenses or resources of any kind must not be committed without the approval of the appropriate manager/budget holder.
Subject to the terms and conditions of service, you will be expected to observe all relevant policies and procedures of the Health Board, drawn up in consultation with the professions, where they involve both clinical and non clinical matters.
You will be expected to be familiar with and comply with local and national employment and Human Resources policies and procedures in the management of employees of the Health Board.
You will be required to ensure that arrangements are in place for the organisation of medical staff and that they are allocated duties in accordance with the work of the specialty and within the level of their competence.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES SPECIFIC TO THE POST
The successful candidate will have responsibility for the care of patients in his/her charge and be available to provide advice and to either treat or arrange the treatment of those patients for whom it is appropriate and necessary to receive care within the Neuro-Rehabilitation Service as an inpatient and outpatient.
- Registered with GMC
- Licenced to practice
- On Specialist Register with GMC as a specialist in Rehabilitation Medicine or eligible for CCT within 6 months of date of interview and have passed exit exam OR a statement of eligibility for registration issued by GMC OR a primary medical qualification and recognised specialist qualification from a European Member State which will allow direct entry to the GMC specialist Register
- Evidence of an ability to develop effective working relationships, on an individual and multidisciplinary basis with all levels of staff
- Evidence of working with management and clinical colleagues to improve a service
- Values partnership with other agencies
- Evidence of teaching and training of post/undergraduate clinical staff
- Evidence of initiating , progressing and completing audit
- Effective leadership ability to take response ability and demonstrate leadership when appropriate
- Understands the importance of effective Team Working with all levels of staff, take time to listen, understand and involve people receptive to appropriate change
- Understands and can apply the principles of Prudent Healthcare
- Excellent interpersonal skills - ability to communicate effectively (written and verbal) with patients, colleagues, relatives and staff communicate openly and honestly and explain things clearly
- Understands information systems and technology
- Demonstates learning in Improvement science and methodology, ability and drive to use information and experience to improve the service