We are seeking a dynamic Locum Consultant Immunologist to join the Leeds Immunology & Allergy specialist services at St Jamess University Hospital. The appointee will become a key member of a dedicated and highly experienced multidisciplinary team.
The job is full time post comprising of ten programmed activities, with supervision of the junior doctors and Physician Associate. There will also be an on-call commitment of 1:4 basis.
Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust makes up one of the largest teaching hospitals in Europe housing over 2,000 beds and providing a range of general, acute and elective services, together with a significant number of regional and supra-regional specialties. The Leeds Department of Immunology & Allergy has a worldwide reputation for its clinical and academic achievements and our aim is to provide a first- class service. The department has recently gained QPIDS accreditation. We are committed to providing high quality specialist care to patients suffering from allergic, immunodeficiency and autoinflammatory disorders. Great emphasis has been placed on delivering a friendly, consultant led, patient centric service. Our multidisciplinary teams are a key part of our success and include anaesthetics, clinical nurse specialists, pharmacists, physician associate and researchers. There is a dedicated outpatient and Day- Case facility.
Main duties of the job
Locum Consultant in Immunology SJUH SITE
The appointee must hold the Membership of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom, or equivalent, and have completed higher specialist training in Immunology. Applicants must be on the Specialist Register or within six months of being admitted to the Register for trainees if currently in a training programme within the UK. In accordance with the consultant appointment regulations, all other categories of doctors must be on the Specialist Register.
Shortlisted candidates are encouraged to visit by prior appointment. Consideration will be given to applicants who wish to work full or part time and those wishing to job share.
Informal enquiries may be made to:
Dr Sinisa Savic, Lead Clinician & Consultant Immunologist Sinisa.firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr Anoop Mistry Consultant Immunologist Anoop.email@example.com
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This is a 10PA locum appointment for a Consultant Immunologist. The post is for a period of 6 months with the opportunity to extend for a further 6 months.
The post will be based at St James's Hospital. The Department of Clinical Immunology and Allergy, based in Beckett Wing at St. James's Hospital, provides specialist clinical services for the West, North and large parts of the East Yorkshire. Altogether we serve a population of just over 3 million people. We also provide a supra regional service for patients with systemic auto-inflammatory disorders.
The service is divided into three key areas primary immunodeficiency, allergy and auto-inflammatory disorders. The service employs two full time consultants (immunologists), two part-time consultant (Immunologist), three higher specialist trainees, one GP with Specialist Interest, one clinical fellow, two band 6 specialist nurses, three Band 5 nurses, one Physician Associate We also have a dedicated specialist pharmacist support and a full-time research nurse. The unit has designated administrative support.
OBJECTIVES OF THE POST
To deliver care to patients with immunology and allergy issues at the Immunology Department.
Supervision of patients
Care of in-patients and category B on-call 1:4
Contribute to Specialist Multi-disciplinary team meetings
To link with Consultant colleagues in other relevant site specialist teams within the Respiratory team.
To work with colleagues in Immunology to deliver on-call. This includes both out-of-hours cover in addition to acute ward rounds during normal working hours.
To contribute to research, teaching and new developments within the Immunology and Allergy team. The post holder will be encouraged to facilitate and contribute to the current clinical research programs on going in the department.
REQUIREMENTS OF THE POST
The Trust expects consultants to deliver clinical service as agreed with commissioners and other stakeholders. This will include:
meeting the objectives of the post (see above)
continuously improving the quality and efficiency of personal and team practice
working with other staff and teams to ensure that the various criteria for service delivery are met, such as
o achieving the best clinical outcomes within the resources available
o waiting times
o infection control standards
Consultants in LTHT are line managed by their specialty Lead Clinician working in conjunction with a Business Manager. This specialty team is then managed alongside a number of other specialties in a Clinical Service (or Support) Unit (CSU) led by a Clinical Director as the responsible person and supported by a full time General Manager and a full time Head of Nursing.
The Clinical Director and their team report operationally to the Chief Operating Officer (COO). The Clinical Director will work closely with the Chief Operating Officers team which includes two Medical Directors for Operations, Nurse Directors for Operations, Deputy Chief Operating Officer, Assistant Directors of Operations (ADOs) and a Performance Team, with each ADO aligned to specific CSUs.
Professionally, consultants report to Dr Magnus Harrison, Chief Medical Officer
The role of consultant Immunologist will be expected to demonstrate a high level of clinical experience and competence in the diagnosis and management of:
There will be an opportunity to contribute to the autoinflammatory service with supportive training
The post holder will be responsible for performing outpatient clinics and providing consultative clinical advice to colleagues at Leeds Teaching Hospitals.
The Trust has a programme of activities that are designed to help consultants improve the quality of the service they offer. This includes a range of activities shown below as examples not all activities can be undertaken every year! Consultants are expected to routinely engage in relevant activities in their specialty that are focussed on quality improvement. This participation should be reflected at annual appraisal and job planning and will be discussed in specialties as part of clinical governance programmes and meetings.
Clinical Audit and standard setting
Clinical audit projects
Development and application of agreed clinical guidelines
Ensuring compliance against relevant national specifications, e.g. NICE guidelines
External Peer review and relevant national audits
Implement improvements identified in GIRFT reviews
Clinical outcome review
Mortality and morbidity reviews
Structured Judgement Reviews
Monitoring of outcomes reflected in routinely collected data
Participation in clinical coding review and improvement
Improving patient safety
Participation in Trust-wide programmes, including mandatory learning
Respond to national patient safety alerts
Implementation of local improvements, including actions from serious incident investigation reports, following clinical review
Promptly record patient safety incidents on Datix and immediately escalate potential serious incidents to the CSU management team
Ensure Duty of Candour requirements are met
Improving service effectiveness and efficiency
Service or system improvement projects, including small scale change, lean or other recognised improvement methods
Conducting or considering reviews of the evidence to plan better service delivery
Where agreed, working with commissioners to match service delivery with requirements of relevant populations
Improving the patient experience
Implementing service improvements based on individual or service feedback from patients or carers
Raising the profile and impact of patient participation in decisions about their own care
Involvement in understanding and improving the ethical basis of care provided, utilising where necessary the trusts clinical ethics committee
Respond to complaints in a timely and open manner and ensure lessons are learned for future patient care
The Trusts Research Strategy encourages all clinicians to participate in high quality, nationally recognised clinical research trials and other well-designed studies, with a particular emphasis on work supported by the National Institute for Health Research. The Trust has several major programmes in experimental medicine and applied health research, developed in partnership with the University of Leeds, which reflect strengths described in the Strategy and clinicians are encouraged to participate in these programmes.
The Trust also supports bespoke academic development and participation programmes linked to the Research Strategy, including academic mentoring, and embedding of clinicians within the major research programmes.
Sessional time required for any participation in research activity will be agreed on commencement and kept under review, but not all consultants will require such sessional time.
The Trust is a Teaching Hospital and therefore considers the active participation of consultant and other medical staff in teaching and training to be part of our core activities. Not all consultants will have regular and substantial teaching commitments, but all will be involved in related activities from time to time, if only through informal opportunities, for example as part of service quality improvement (see above). It is therefore expected that all consultants will be familiar with the principles of effective teaching and will enable the service and colleagues to fulfil their obligations to learn and teach about effective care.
The remainder of this section concentrates on teaching and training for medical colleagues, but the Trust actively supports and encourages consultant medical staff to participate in and deliver teaching and training to any colleagues, within and outside of the Trust, where this is agreed as an appropriate time commitment.
Clinical Experience and Career Progression
- Previous experience of supervising research by junior staff
- Experience in training undergraduate medical students and postgraduate doctors
- Experience of participation in regular clinical audit
- Well organised and skilled in good time management
- Effective interpersonal skills
- Demonstrate ability to relate to and work within a team
- MB BS or equivalent qualification. MRCP or equivalent qualification
- Certificate of completion of Specialist training in Immunology FRCPath or equivalent
- The appointee must hold the Membership of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom, or equivalent and should have completed a recognised training programme in Immunology
- Eligible for full registration with the GMC at time of appointment and hold a current licence to practice
- Evidence of the ability to carry out medical research.
- Must be able to demonstrate a high level of clinical experience and competence in managing patients with primary and secondary immunodeficiencies, drug allergy and chronic spontaneous urticaria
- Evidence of continuous career progression consistent with personal circumstances
- Must demonstrate higher training in Immunology
- Previous experience of supervising research by junior staff
Eligibility, Fitness to practice, and Language Skills
- Eligibility to work in the UK
- Is up to date and fit to practise safely
- All applicants to have demonstrable skills in written and spoken English adequate to enable effective communication about medical topics with patients and colleagues