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Senior Clinical Fellow (Diabetes)

NHS Medical & Dental: Trust registrar

Main area
Diabetes and Endocrinology
Grade
NHS Medical & Dental: Trust registrar
Contract
Fixed term: 12 months
Hours
Full time - 40 hours per week
Job ref
320-MDR-40156369-KA
Site
Derby
Town
Derby
Salary
£51,017 pa plus OOH
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
03/07/2022 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

Senior Clinical Fellow in Medicine – ST4 level

Are you at a crossroads in your career?

Are you looking for more clinical experience before Internal Medicine stage 2 training in Medicine?

Do you need training in Diabetes and Endocrine to complete the ‘Alternative Certificate’ ready for Internal Medicine stage 2 applications?

Keen to gain more experience in Medicine with a friendly team that is interested in your development as a doctor before deciding on your next career move?

Would you like to spend one day per week dedicated to training opportunities such as specialist clinics or completing Quality Improvement Projects?

Main duties of the job

We would like to offer you opportunities in Specialist Diabetes and Endocrinology clinics to increase your out-patient experience, build upon the skills you already have and work in our busy yet friendly department.

Support and training will be available.

You will receive supervision, access to an Eportfolio and be encouraged to join the established teaching programmes. We can offer PACES training if needed and where possible, offer opportunities to complete the ‘alternative certificate’ ready for higher training applications.

You will have £500 and five days (pro rata) for study leave and subject to individual requirements, there may be scope to facilitate attendance at Advanced Life Support (ALS) or IMPACT courses. We will perform your annual appraisal.

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

Based at Royal Derby Hospital, we are appointing a Senior Clinical Fellow within our Diabetes and Endocrinology team. This will be a full-time, fixed-term service appointment for 1 year fixed term from 3rd August 2022 with a possibility of extension. Applications for less than full-time working patterns are welcome.

The post can be tailored to individual requirements but centres upon the provision of care to the Diabetes/General Medicine teams. There is scope to access opportunities that enable you to fulfil the ‘alternative certificate’ required for HST.

The working week will be divided between performing ward rounds, attending outpatient clinics and attending to speciality referrals in Diabetes & Endocrinology, all under supervision of a consultant in Diabetes & Endocrinology. The postholder will do at least one diabetes clinic and one endocrine clinic a week. In addition to general endocrinology and diabetes clinics, the department runs a number of specialist clinics and MDMs such as: Diabetic foot clinic, Insulin Pump and Diabetes Technology, Antenatal Diabetes and Endocrinology, Renal Diabetes, Bariatric, Transition diabetes and endocrinology, Specialist endocrinology clinics e.g thyroid, adrenal, MEN, pituitary and osteoporosis

The postholder will work 8 hours on duty Monday to Friday, rostered between 0900hrs and 1700hrs (option of 0800-1600 available). As part of a ward multi-disciplinary team, the Registrar will review patients and support consultant ward rounds to enable efficient senior decision-making and effective management of patients on their respective wards.

In addition, there are daily ‘board rounds’ with the opportunity to discuss the management of the ward patients with a senior clinician. The post holder will be attached to the Diabetes team. You will also have regular out-patient clinics with full consultant supervision. You will be expected to work as middle-grade doctors, seeing speciality referrals and leading your junior team with full consultant support.

You will be based within the Department of Diabetes and Endocrinology and work with consultants, advanced care practitioners (ACPs), Therapists and Discharge Support Officers to deliver a responsive service to medical patients throughout the hospital. Your speciality team will give you consistent support and further learning opportunities.

The out of hours commitment is 1:9 working nights and weekends (currently).

There is consultant presence on site for the take 0800-2200 seven days a week. Overnight supervision by consultants is from home. Until 2400 each night there are two middle grades in the hospital.

Numerous training opportunities are available in all teams and you will be actively encouraged to access these options throughout your post.

  • Applicants must hold MBBS or an equivalent medical qualification and have 4 years post qualification experience including experience in Acute Medicine/ Medical specialities. In addition, applicants must have worked for at least 6 months in the NHS within the past 2 years and have gained Part 1 MRCP.
  • Full Registration with the GMC at time of submitting an application is essential due to the requirement to commence in post as soon as possible. Applicants must also be eligible to work in the UK and have excellent skills in written and spoken English, adequate to enable highly effective communication about medical topics with patients and colleagues.

You will be employed on Local terms and conditions. The salary will mirror the NHS Doctors and Dentist in Training (England) 2016 at ST3 level. Your leave will be pro-rata (27-32 days pa depending on NHS service), which must be booked 6 weeks in advance. Your leave can be taken throughout the contract, subject to approval.

Although not a formal training post and not accredited by Health Education West/East Midlands, we believe we can offer you good opportunities to progress your career.

Less than full time (LTFT) applications very welcome.

Interview date TBC: w.c 11th July or w.c 18th July

Person specification

Qualifications

Essential criteria
  • MBBS or equivalent qualification
  • ALS Certificate
  • Part 1 MRCP

Eligibility

Essential criteria
  • Full GMC Registration with a license to practice on application
  • A minimum 4 years post qualification medical experience
  • Minimum 6 months experience in the NHS within the last 2 years

Clinical Governance and improving quality of patient care

Desirable criteria
  • Participation in audit
  • Familiarity with clinical governance systems

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 Antonia Ugur
Job title
Consultant
Email address
antonia.ugur@nhs.net
Telephone number
01332 783283