The post is based at the Leicester Royal Infirmary, a major teaching hospital closely allied with the University of Leicester and the medical school.
This post is available initially on a Locum basis for a period of 6 months.
You will join 3 consultants and a team of Paediatric Gastroenterology specialist nurses, Paediatric Surgery Specialist Nurses, a dietician and full support staff including pharmacy, psychology, admin, etc.
Main duties of the job
A working week includes management of inpatients, outpatient clinics (individual, telephone clinics and multidisciplinary), regular endoscopy, weekly nutrition round on neonatal unit and paediatric wards.
An ability to scope is desirable but not essential, and the post could include endoscopy training if this were appropriate.
Applicants must already be on the GMC specialist register or within 6 months of the interview date have a certificate of completion of specialist training in Paediatric Gastroenterology.
The successful appointee will be expected to participate in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, research and clinical audit. They will be required to undertake management duties and work in a multidisciplinary team.
THE LEICESTER CHILDRENS HOSPITAL
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.
- To participate in care on paediatric gastroenterology inpatients and provide advice and input to other specialties (service week model).
- One multidisciplinary and 1.5 individual outpatient clinics per week at LRI.
- Possible endoscopy lists (not essential requirement).
- To participate in telephone clinics.
- Expectation of some telephone on-call commitments for Paediatric Gastroenterology (telephone only).
- Involvement as needed in teaching and training (undergraduate and postgraduate).
The job plan will be subject to annual review, with any revisions sought by mutual agreement but it is expected that the successful candidate will work with the CMG management team to ensure that services are delivered efficiently and reflect best practice with processes and governance to match.
Training & Qualifications
- MB BS or Equivalent
- Full GMC Registration
- Fully Accredited for Higher Specialist Training in Paediatric Gastroenterology or will be eligible for inclusion on the Paediatric Gastroenterology Specialist Register within 6 months of the interview date
- MRCPCH or Equivalent
- Child Protection Level 3
- Membership of relevant Specialist Societies or Associations. . Higher degree eg MSc, MD or equivalent.
- Fully trained in Paediatric Gastroenterology
- Clinical Knowledge and Expertise:
- Appropriate knowledge base and ability to apply sound clinical judgment to problems demonstrates clear, logical thinking/analytical approach understanding evidence based practice
- IT Skills, ability to use web browser, excel, word etc
- Willingness to develop skills and experience in areas of interest
- Evidence of clinical or research commitment and a relevant specialty interest.
Communication and relationship
- All applicants to have demonstrable skills in written and spoken English that are adequate to enable effective communication with patients and colleagues
- To be empathic and sensitive capacity to take others perspectives and treat others with understanding
Analytical and Judgement skills
- Understanding and interest in research
- Ability to appraise research critically
- Ability to supervise juniors undertaking research projects.
- Evidence of recent research and development activity. Publications in nationally and internationally recognised peer-reviewed journals on subjects relevant to the specialty.
- Willingness to work as a member of the team and to share administrative responsibilities. Able to work in multidisciplinary teams and supervise juniors . Understanding of wider health agenda and modern NHS . Knowledge of clinical governance issues . Capacity to manage/prioritise time and information effectively capacity to organise own workload. . Flexible
- Awareness of Service Development issues
- Evidence of management and administration experience
- Management training on an accredited course
Planning and organisation skills
- Willingness to work as a Awareness of Service member of the team and to share administrative responsibilities. Able to work in multidisciplinary teams and supervise juniors. Understanding of wider health agenda and modern NHS. Knowledge of clinical governance issues. Capacity to manage/prioritise time and information effectively capacity to organise own workload. Flexible Development issues. Evidence of management and administration experience. Management training on an accredited course