The positions described in this job description are for full time consultant physicians in respiratory and general medicine based at Northampton General Hospital.
This significant expansion is to both support a change in the acute medical model, and to expand and develop specialist respiratory services.
You will be expected to contribute to the acute take as part of this role, and the near doubling of our numbers creates an opportunity to achieve a step-change in our respiratory services.
Your role is an integral part of this exciting development. Once we have sufficient numbers we will be aiming to deliver a respiratory in-reach service with less emphasis on acute medicine. It is important to understand that the role described currently may change significantly and you will be part of driving that change for the better care of respiratory patients.
Main duties of the job
To provide clinical services in respiratory and internal medicine to the local population of south Northamptonshire including inpatient care, respiratory clinics and procedures (including pleural and bronchoscopic procedures).
To participate in the development of Respiratory Medicine services.
To provide input to the education of medical undergraduates on placement in NGH.
To support and provide teaching and training of junior medical staff, post graduate training and nurse training on the unit.
To participate in the Department of Medicine meetings
To ensure good practice by regular audit and review of incidents with the clinical team and take forward lessons learnt.
To link with directorate clinical governance meetings and contribute to lessons learnt from incidents and complaints.
To take part in the on call medical rota. The consultant will be expected to join the on call rota for acute medical admissions to the emergency units.
The appointee will link with all the acute physicians involved in the admission of respiratory patients and other colleagues in the specialty across Northamptonshire.
Working for your organisation
Northampton General Hospital is one of the largest employers in the area and we are on an exciting journey. All of our divisions are committed to doing things better, with more efficiency as we update, modernise, and advance. We have also entered into a Group Model with neighbouring Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and become University Hospitals of Northamptonshire. Our Excellence Values. Compassion. Accountability. Respect. Integrity. Courage We want to recruit the best people to deliver our services across the University Hospitals of Northamptonshire and help to unleash everyone's full potential. As an organisation, we value how we communicate and promote our vacancies to all communities. The Hospital Group encourages applications from people who identify from all protected groups, especially those from BAME, Disabled and LGBTQ+ backgrounds as these are underrepresented in our hospitals. We understand that we need to work with colleagues from diverse backgrounds and make sure the environment they work in is inclusive and collaborative. We have active Networks that promote and support colleagues from all backgrounds. This ensures everyone feels supported and has a sense of belonging working for Kettering and Northampton General Hospitals.
Please see attached Job Description and Person Specification for further details. Please note: This job is pending RCP approval.
Qualifications and Training
- Relevant specialty degree qualification
- Completion of Specialty Training (CST or equivalent) or within 6 months of achieving it in relevant specialty
- MRCP (UK) or an equivalent qualification
- MD, PhD or other higher degree
- Education / Medical Education Qualification (preferably at Masters level)
- Full registration with General Medical Council
Teaching, Audit and Quality Improvement
- Experience of Audit and Quality Improvement
- Experience of Teaching Junior Staff
- Experience of Undergraduate Teaching
- Experience in Curriculum development and delivery
Management and leadership experience
- Effective Team worker, valuing the experience and contributing
- Demonstrable Team Leadership skills and experience
- Understanding and experience of delivering organisational change
Academic achievements and research
- Publications in recognised Medicine / Medical Education Journals or Presentations at National Level
- Research experience relating to quality improvement
- High level Organisational Skills
- Communication Skills