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Consultant Dermatologist

Employer
King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Orpington
Salary
£95,828 to £128,443 per annum incl. London Zone Allowance.
Closing date
14 Mar 2024

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Profession
Specialist doctor, Dermatology
Grade
Consultant
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Setting
Hospital

Job Details

Consultant Dermatologist - 10PAs & 5PAs

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a 1.0 WTE (10 Programmed Activities) Consultant Dermatologist to join our team providing high-quality dermatological care at Beckenham Beacon (part of King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust).

The successful applicant will join a team of five consultants, a Specialty Doctor and Clinical Fellow, supported by a team of dermatology nurses and Clinical Nurse Specialists, providing a comprehensive dermatology service. The team works closely with the Bromley Intermediate Dermatology Service, currently delivered by five experienced GPwERs.

The appointee will undertake general dermatology, paediatric dermatology and two-week wait skin cancer clinics, a skin surgery list and teledermatology sessions (skin lesions). The appointee will work on a rota with consultant / specialty doctor colleagues to provide inpatient dermatology consults, mostly via teledermatology with some ward visits.

Beckenham Beacon is located within the central area of Beckenham excellent public transport links (rail, tram, bus) to Central London and other surrounding areas. Staff parking is available on site. Beckenham is known for its pleasant atmosphere and there are excellent schools in the area.

Applicants must be within 6 months of CCT or of submitting CESR application. Any applications not meeting these criteria will not be considered.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be responsible, together with Consultants, Speciality Doctor and nursing colleagues, for both outpatient and inpatient work.

The post holder will undertake general dermatology, paediatric dermatology and 2 week wait skin cancer clinics, a surgical list, and teledermatology sessions (skin lesions). The post holder will also participate in a rota providing senior cover of ward referrals during normal working hours (supervising the dermatology clinical fellow).

The post holder will join the weekly skin cancer Multidisciplinary Team meetings, and a monthly regional special cases meeting, where difficult clinical cases are discussed. The post holder will also participate in departmental operational and governance meetings and audit activities. There is also the opportunity to attend the Royal Society of Medicine Dermatology Section meetings and the St John's Dermatological Society meetings.

About us

King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is one of the UK's largest and busiest teaching Trusts with a turnover of c£1 billion, 1.5 million patient contacts a year and around 14,000 staff based across 5 main sites in South East London. The Trust provides a full range of local hospital services across its different sites, and specialist services from King's College Hospital (KCH) sites at Denmark Hill in Camberwell and at the Princess Royal University Hospital (PRUH) site in Bromley.

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-wide strategy Strong Roots, Global Reachis 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 can take Team King's to another level.

Job description
Job responsibilities

GENERAL

Applicants must be within 6 months of CCT or of submitting CESR application. Any applications not meeting these criteria will not be considered.

This is a substantive post. The post holder will join a team of five Dermatology Consultants (3.6 WTE) and a full time Specialty Doctor working across the South Sites (Beckenham Beacon, The Princess Royal University Hospital & Orpington Hospital).
PURPOSE OF JOB
This is based at Beckenham Beacon. The post holder will also cover acute dermatology at Princess Royal University & Orpington Hospitals. Timetables may change to offer clinics at alternative sites within the trust according to departmental requirements. There is no on-call commitment.

The job plan comprises 10 Programmed Activities. There is no on-call commitment. The job plan includes general dermatology, paediatric dermatology, and 2 week wait skin cancer clinics, a surgical list, teledermatology, a weekly skin cancer MDT meeting and participation in departmental meetings. The post also includes participation in a rota providing senior cover of ward referrals during normal working hours (supervising the clinical fellow).

The job plan includes Supporting Professional Activity time for revalidation and CPD activities. The post also includes additional responsibility time for one of the lead roles within the department. The lead roles within the department include skin cancer lead, clinical governance lead and educational lead taking on one of these roles can be negotiated through the job planning process. If the appointee wishes to work fewer PAs, this may be negotiated as part of the appointment process, although our strong preference would be to appoint someone to 10PA post.

General dermatology outpatient clinic templates typically comprise 5 new patients and a maximum of 8 follow up patients. Two-week wait skin cancer clinic templates typically comprise 10 new patients and up to 4 follow-up patients. The department aims to conduct skin cancer clinics on a see and treat model, and nurses are being trained in skin surgery procedures to facilitate this. Theatre lists include around four or five procedures (depending on the complexity of the cases). Acute dermatology inpatient referrals are usually 0-3 per day, many of which are managed remotely via teledermatology. Dermatology does not have inpatient beds, so patients are under named consultants from other teams (e.g. general medicine). The department operates a rota system for ward referrals (daily 9-5 Mon-Fri) and 3 ward vists per week, as required. There is no out-of-hours on-call commitment with this post.

There is a weekly skin cancer multidisciplinary meeting form 1-2pm every Thursday. We also hold a monthly combined clinic for complex skin cancer cases, with representation from dermatology, maxillofacial surgery and oncology.

There is a monthly SE Thames Regional Dermatology Meeting at Denmark Hill (although on some months there is a similar clinic held at Beckenham Beacon). This session covers difficult diagnostic and management problems for patients who come to the regional clinic.

All employees are expected to be prepared to undertake work on any of the Trusts sites as required by the service. As a senior employee of the Trust you will work in close co-operation with, and support other clinical, medical professional and managerial colleagues in providing high quality healthcare to the Trusts patients. Integral to these responsibilities is the following: -

  • The provision of a first-class clinical service
  • Effective leadership to all staff engaged in the specialty
  • Sustaining and developing teaching and research in conjunction with Kings College London / KHP
  • Undertaking all work in accordance with the Trusts procedures and operating policies
  • Conducting clinical practice in accordance with contractual requirements and within the parameters of the Trusts service plans
  • Maintaining the confidence of business plans and development strategies formulated for the specialty, the Division or the Trust

Person Specification
Qualifications
Essential

  • Registerable medical qualification.
  • Full MRCP.

Desirable

  • Other higher degree or diploma (e.g., MD).

Registration
Essential

  • Full Registration with GMC.
  • Name on GMC Dermatology Specialist Register on date of taking up appointment.

Interview Eligibility
Essential

  • On the day of interview applicants must be within 6 months of CCT or must have fully completed CESR application and be fully registered on the GMC Dermatology Specialist Register.
  • Any applications not meeting these criteria will not be considered.

Training and Experience
Essential

  • Wide experience in all aspects of Dermatology, culminating in award of Certificate of Completion of Training by GMC, or award of Certificate of Eligibility for Specialty Registration (CESR) by GMC.
  • Completion of specialist training programme in Dermatology.

Desirable

  • Dermatology Subspecialty Interest.

Administration
Essential

  • Experience in day-to-day organisation of Dermatology services in a busy Teaching Hospital.
  • Familiarity with information technology and general computer skills.

Desirable

  • Familiar with current structure of UK National Health Service and conversant with recent initiatives and changes.

Management and Leadership
Essential

  • Able to demonstrate leadership capability within multi-disciplinary teams.

Desirable

  • Management course and/or qualification.

Audit and Quality Improvement
Essential

  • Thorough understanding of principles of medical audit.
  • Must have undertaken and completed audit projects.

Desirable

  • Audit Publications.

Research and Publications
Essential

  • Experience of clinical research.
  • Publication of relevant review articles or case reports.

Desirable

  • Relevant research experience in one or more aspects of Dermatology.

Teaching
Essential

  • Experience of undergraduate and post-graduate teaching and exam preparation.

Desirable

  • Teaching skills course/qualification.

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