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Specialist Doctor in Acute Medicine

NHS Medical & Dental: Specialist Grade (2021)

Main area
Acute Medicine
Grade
NHS Medical & Dental: Specialist Grade (2021)
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full time - 10 sessions per week
Job ref
320-MDQ-4290064-KA
Site
Queens Hospital
Town
Burton-On-Trent
Salary
£80,693 - £91,584 per annum
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
06/07/2022 23:59

As a trusted organisation at the heart of our communities, we recognise the important role we can play in supporting the public, patients, our own people and local partners in achieving the best of health for the local population and the communities in which they live by providing Exceptional Care Together.

Our fundamental Values of Compassion, Openness and Excellence underpin how we intend to work as a Trust and the associated behaviours are becoming embedded in all aspects of how we work.

With over 13,000 members of staff you can expect huge variety and new opportunities every day! Our staff go above and beyond and take pride in caring for our patients.

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust is fully committed to promoting inclusion, equality, diversity and human rights in employment and delivery of its services.  The Trust is committed to providing an environment where all employees, patients, carers and visitors experience equality of opportunity by means of understanding and appreciating the value of diversity.

As a Trust we promote an inclusive environment and welcome applications from a diverse pool of talent and backgrounds.  All individuals are valued and given every opportunity to succeed based on merit.

The Trust actively encourages applications from members of our Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities. These groups are under-represented in our organisation, and it’s important to us that our workforce reflects the diversity of our communities as much as possible.

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust is fully committed to promoting inclusion, equality, diversity and human rights in employment and delivery of its services.  The Trust is committed to providing an environment where all employees, patients, carers and visitors experience equality of opportunity by means of understanding and appreciating the value of diversity.

Join us and help make a real difference to our Trust.

Here’s more about the role and what we’re looking for; 

Job overview

An exciting opportunity has arisen to recruit an enthusiastic Specialist Doctor to join the Acute Medicine Department at University Hospitals of Derby & Burton NHS Foundation Trust. The post will be based at Queens Hospital, Burton.

We have recently undergone a period of redesign and refurbishment of our on site Minor Injuries department offering a more streamlined process of managing all walk in patients through appropriate signposting and subsequent management.

Main duties of the job

There is full 24-hr middle grade cover within the Department whilst also being able to offer a proactive approach to further training, development and education, including a well-equipped Centre for simulation-based training and a very supportive educational faculty - our educational supervisors have rated highly in GMC surveys.

We have opportunities for you to undertake flexible working and would be more than happy to discuss this with you prior to interview.

Working for our organisation

As a trusted organisation at the heart of our communities, we recognise the important role we can play in supporting the public, patients, our own people and local partners in achieving the best of health for the local population and the communities in which they live by providing Exceptional Care Together

Our fundamental Values of Compassion, Openness and Excellence underpin how we intend to work as a Trust and the associated behaviours are becoming embedded in all aspects of how we work.

In return we will offer:

  • Development opportunities, including both professional and leadership development
  • On-going support through every step of the way from recruitment to when you join our team and beyond.
  • A variety of other staff benefits including employee assistance programme, discounted gym membership, onsite fitness classes, car schemes

Key Facts about our Trust:

  • Our hospitals see more than 4,000 outpatients daily
  • We see more Trauma & Orthopaedic outpatients than any other Trust – over 3,300 per week
  • An average 860 patients are seen in A&E every day – 6th largest in the country
  • Our hospitals admit more than 220 emergency patients daily.
  • We carry out more planned surgical operations than any other Trust in England with almost 50,000 operations taking place in our 52 operating theatres
  • We are one of only 5 Trusts nationally with more than 50 operating theatres
  • We carry out more than 300 elective procedures each working day

 

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

The Specialist Grade will be involved in providing a general clinical service to the Trust:

i.    Provision of a service to Staffordshire, Derbyshire & surrounding areas with responsibility for diagnosis & treatment of patients at the hospitals & clinics at which you have duties.

ii.    Responsible for the continuing care & treatment of patients in your charge & personal performance of clinical duties as agreed in your job plan, allowing for all proper delegation to & training of your staff.

iii.    Provision of an out-of-hours service with colleagues including on-call rota commitments. 

iv.    Active participation in undergraduate & post graduate education, including training sessions for Foundation Years, Specialty Registrars and medical students.

v.    Provision of cover for colleagues during reasonable periods of leave including care of patients & supervision of doctors in training.

vi.     Responsible for the professional supervision, training  & management of junior medical staff, carrying out teaching, assessment & accreditation duties as required & contributing to postgraduate & CPD activity locally & nationally as appropriate.

vii.     Participate in clinical audit as part of quality improvement activity under local arrangements.

viii.    Commitment to entering patients into MRC trials where appropriate (if the appointee has an interest in research this would be supported by the Trust & the Division).

ix.     Commitment to taking part in annual appraisal process which will be undertaken by the a trust approved appraiser

x.    Responsible for compliance with personal continuing professional development requirements with the support of the Trust. It is mandatory for all Consultants and specialists to keep up to date with evidence based practice.

xi.    Responsible for maintaining awareness of & acting in accordance with professional guidelines such as “Duties of a Doctor”, “Good Medical Practice”, & the “GMC Performance Procedures” .

xiii.    Exceptional requirements to undertake additional duties for limited periods within geographical area specified above or undertake duties at other hospitals in the event of a major disaster or incident.

Our fundamental Values of Compassion, Openness and Excellence underpin how we intend to work as a Trust and the associated behaviours are becoming embedded in all aspects of how we work.

In terms of location, Derby and Burton offer the best of both worlds – city life on the doorstep of a stunning rural environment. We border the National Forest and we are in easy reach of the Peak District, offering outstanding natural beauty. Centrally located, we have excellent transport links to the rest of the country including major cities

Person specification

Clinical Experience

Essential criteria
  • A minimum of 12 years full time postgraduate training (or equivalent gained either part time or through Less Than Full Time Training) since obtaining a primary medical qualification
  • A minimum of 6 years’ experience in the Specialty Doctor/SAS Grade or equivalent in the Acute Medicine specialty or similar experience.
  • Evidence of independent clinical practice in Acute Medicine

Management

Desirable criteria
  • Attended a management/ leadership course

Teaching / Audit

Essential criteria
  • Experience of & commitment to teaching undergraduates & postgraduates
  • Experience of supervising F1, F2, ST trainees.
  • Experience of & commitment to clinical audit
Desirable criteria
  • Specific teaching qualification
  • Experience of teaching basic clinical skills to under-graduates
  • Attended a recognised teaching training course / accredited as educational supervisor

Qualifications

Essential criteria
  • MBBS
  • MRCP
  • Full GMC registration with a licence to practice
Desirable criteria
  • Additional higher medical / scientific degree relevant to the specialty
  • Specialty certificate examination in AIM

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Armed Forces CovenantNo smoking policyMindful employer.  Being positive about mental health.Disability confident employerArmed Forces Covenant (Silver Award)Step into health

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Dr Muhammad Memon
Job title
Assistant Clinical Lead
Email address
muhammad.memon3@nhs.net
Telephone number
01283511511