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Consultant in Paediatric Gastroenterology

Employer
University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust
Location
Leicester
Salary
£99,532 to £131,964 Per Annum
Closing date
12 Jul 2024

Job Details

Applications are invited for whole-time or part-time consultant in Paediatric Gastroenterology. This will be a substantive permanent post. This opportunity has arisen due to retirement of a consultant colleague.

You will join 3 consultants and a team of paediatric gastroenterology specialist nurses, paediatric surgery specialist nurses, a specialist gastroenterology dietitian, a PN and gastroenterology pharmacist and full support staff.

We provide services for children and families in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland and further afield. We are a GRID training centre, and provide a full range of tertiary gastroenterology services including managing IBD, intestinal failure including Home PN, and full range of gastroenterological conditions. Day case Investigations and treatments are done on our daycare ward.

Main duties of the job

Our working week includes management of inpatients, outpatient clinics (individual, telephone clinics and multidisciplinary clinics), regular endoscopy lists, and weekly nutrition round on neonatal unit and paediatric wards.

Special interest in leading regional intestinal failure service is desirable.

On the interview date, applicants must already be on the GMC specialist register with a certificate of completion of specialist training in Paediatric Gastroenterology (or equivalent training eg CSER) , or be within 6 months of completion.

About us

Our new strategy, developed with the support and feedback of colleagues, patients, and partners, is our compass for the next seven years (2023-2030).

We have four primary goals:

  • high-quality care for all,
  • being a great place to work,
  • partnerships for impact, and
  • research and education excellence

And we will embed health equality in all we do - taking active steps to reduce the avoidable differences in healthcare that some people face, working in partnership with communities.

Our strategy is underpinned by new values and we will work to ensure they are an everyday reality for all:

  • we are compassionate,
  • we are proud,
  • we are inclusive, and
  • we are one team

This is an exciting moment as we look to the future with clarity on what we already do well and where we need to focus our energies to make an even bigger difference for the people we serve.

About the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust:

http://www.leicestershospitals.nhs.uk/aboutus/work-for-us/current-vacancies/

Job description
Job responsibilities

  • To participate in care of paediatric gastroenterology inpatients, and provide advice and input to other specialties. To provide telephone advice peripheral hospitals (service week model)
  • One multidisciplinary and one to two individual outpatient clinics per week at LRI.
  • Regular endoscopy lists
  • To participate in telephone clinics
  • On call commitment for paediatric gastroenterology (currently telephone only)
  • Involvement as needed in teaching and training (undergraduate and postgraduate)
  • If appropriately trained and experienced candidate, we are looking for someone with strong interest in leading intestinal failure and home PN service.

Duties and Responsibilities of the post

Clinical

  • Provide the highest standard of care and professionalism in the inpatient, acute and outpatient settings
  • Work collaboratively with the paediatric gastroenterology team and other services
  • Work in a multidisciplinary team, participate in MDT meetings and supervise trainees
  • Ensure effective communication between all stakeholders including patients, their parents or carers and all members of the multi-disciplinary team
  • Work to appropriate national and local clinical guidelines and policies
  • Work with the team to develop and review protocols of care
  • Ensure that consistently high standards of service are delivered by example and mentorship
  • Work effectively with the Clinical Management Group clinical quality & safety coordinator to identify and reduce risk, incidents and complaints to ensure that the team learn from any such occurrences to improve patient safety
  • Initiate and participate in clinical audit as part of the clinical governance arrangements within the UHL Trust
  • Instigate and engage with Quality, Innovation, Productivity and Prevention (QIPP) initiatives
  • Actively ensure the appropriate safeguarding of patients

Education and Training

Route to Recruit

  • Clinical supervision of trainee doctors
  • Clinical teaching of medical students
  • Undertaking trainees work-based assessment and providing clinical supervisor reports
  • Participation in undergraduate examinations
  • Develop and participate in outreach education to primary care and other stakeholders.

Research

It is the aim of the Leicester Children's Hospital to continue to develop the University Hospitals of Leicester as a recognised centre of excellence. This will require not only excellence in the clinical service but also an on-going programme of excellence in education and research.

  • Participate in local, national and international research studies (when available) in collaboration with departmental colleagues

Management and Administration

  • Undertake managerial duties associated with the care of their patients and the running and development of their Clinical Department
  • Have an understanding of the wider health agenda and modem NHS
  • Engage fully with the Children's Hospital Strategy and the strategic direction of the wider trust
  • Be able to account for their non-fixed session time - this may be filled with additional teaching, audit research and/or administrative duties
  • It is not envisaged that the post holder will have a designated budgetary responsibility, although the post holder will be expected to work with the Management Team and Lead Clinicians to ensure that the service is delivered within budget.

Management and Administration

  • Undertake managerial duties associated with the care of their patients and the running and development of their Clinical Department
  • Have an understanding of the wider health agenda and modem NHS
  • Engage fully with the Children's Hospital Strategy and the strategic direction of the wider trust
  • Be able to account for their non-fixed session time - this may be filled with additional teaching, audit research and/or administrative duties.
  • It is not envisaged that the post holder will have a designated budgetary responsibility, although the post holder will be expected to work with the Management Team and Lead Clinicians to ensure that the service is delivered within budget.

Person Specification
Qualifications/Training
Essential

  • MB BS or Equivalent
  • Full GMC Registration
  • Fully Accredited for Higher Specialist Training in Paediatric Gastroenterology (or equivalent training eg CSER) or will be eligible for inclusion on the Specialist Register within 6 months of the interview date.
  • MRCPCH or Equivalent
  • Child Protection Level 3
  • APLS

Desirable

  • Membership of relevant Specialist Societies or Associations.
  • Higher degree e.g. MSc, MD or equivalent.

Experience / Clinical Skills
Essential

  • Good knowledge of Paediatric Gastroenterology
  • Clinical Knowledge and Expertise: Appropriate knowledge base and ability to apply sound clinical judgment to problems demonstrates clear, logical thinking/analytical approach understands evidence based practice
  • IT Skills, ability to use web browser, excel, word etc.
  • Willingness to develop skills and experience in areas of interest

Desirable

  • Evidence of clinical or research commitment and a relevant specialty interest.
  • Fully trained in Paediatric Gastroenterology including diagnostic endoscopy
  • oSpecial interest in leading intestinal failure service

Management
Essential

  • Ability to work effectively as part of a multidisciplinary team and supervise juniors.
  • Experience of leading teams and awareness of leadership styles.
  • Ability to effectively organise, prioritise and manage clinical workload.
  • Understanding of wider health agenda and modern NHS.
  • Ability to work to overcome barriers to change (negotiating, influencing and persuasion skills).
  • Knowledge and understanding of clinical governance issues.

Desirable

  • Evidence of management and administration experience.
  • Management training on an accredited course.
  • Awareness of Service Development issues.

Communication Skills
Essential

  • Demonstrable skills in written and spoken English that is adequate to enable effective communication with patients and colleagues.
  • To be empathic and sensitive capacity to take others perspectives and treat others with understanding.
  • Highly Developed Emotional Intelligence

Desirable

  • High standard of presentation both written and verbal
  • Demonstrable track record of successful change management
  • Proven ability to maintain focus in a demanding environment

Motivation
Essential

  • Personal integrity and reliability.
  • Ability to motivate and develop both medical Staff and non-medical staff.

Desirable

  • Commitment to further develop the post and the service provided.

Audit/ Quality Improvement
Essential

  • Effective participation in and a commitment to clinical audit.
  • Participation in a quality improvement programme
  • Experience of quality improvement work and audit

Desirable

  • Undergone training in teaching and willingness to organise relevant audit activities including quality improvement evidence
  • Completion of formal courses in Audit and quality improvement.
  • Published Audit including quality improvement.

Research
Essential

  • Understanding and interest in research
  • Ability to appraise research critically
  • Ability to supervise juniors undertaking research projects.
  • Evidence of recent research and development activity

Desirable

  • Publications in nationally and internationally recognised peer-reviewed journals on subjects relevant to the specialty.
  • Evidence of recent research and development activity

Teaching
Essential

  • Experience of and a commitment to training/ teaching undergraduate and postgraduates.
  • Appraisal and assessment skills.
  • Ability to asses clinical competencies
  • Enthusiastic and ability to inspire and lead others.

Desirable

  • Willingness to develop new approaches to teaching.
  • Post Graduate qualification in teaching and training.

Equality & Diversity
Essential

  • Able to demonstrate a commitment and understanding of the importance of treating all individuals with dignity and respect appropriate to their individual needs.

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