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Rehabilitation Medicine Consultant

Consultant

Main area
Rehabilitation Medicine
Grade
Consultant
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full time - 10 sessions per week
Job ref
320-MDR-4807502-CO-A
Site
Florence Nightingale Community Hospital
Town
Derby
Salary
£88,364 - £119,133 pa
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
22/02/2023 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.

The Trust is a Disability Confident Employer and committed to both employing and retaining people with disabilities.

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

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust are looking to recruit a Rehabilitation Medicine Consultant based at the Florence Nightingale Community Hospital, Derby. This post is part replacement and part of a strategy to plan for retirements over the next five years.

We have the flexibility to provide a bespoke job plan that encompasses your academic, teaching or research interests and your work-life balance. The advertised post is fulltime, but part-time or annualised working arrangements can be considered. We are able to offer relocation and incentive packages.

The Department of Rehabilitation Medicine is a forward thinking, research active and friendly department which covers a wide scope of neurological and amputee rehabilitation across the 1.1 million population of Southern Derbyshire and South & East Staffordshire.

Main duties of the job

There are currently five Rehabilitation Medicine consultants and one Specialty Doctor, alongside SpR and F2 posts, and working with well established multi-disciplinary teams.

The post holder will contribute to the 19 bed Level 2b Rehabilitation Medicine inpatient ward (King’s Lodge), inreach to Royal Derby Hospital and outpatient services. This will be on a rotational basis, according to shared decision making amongst colleagues.

Inreach to the Royal Derby Hospital is an innovative aspect of our department’s role. The Rehabilitation Medicine consultant works with a dedicated Neurological Rehabilitation Inreach Team, providing specialist rehabilitation to patients waiting in acute beds for inpatient or outpatient rehabilitation.

As well as general Rehabilitation Medicine and Spasticity clinics, the postholder will have the opportunity to develop their practice in specific areas of outpatient rehabilitation, such as Neuromuscular Rehabilitation, Complex Needs and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.

The department plays an active role in medical student teaching. Any applicant interested in education would have the opportunity to develop this further.

There is no on call duty.

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

In addition to any specialist interests all consultants will be involved in providing a general clinical service to the Trust.

  1.  Provision with consultant colleagues of a service to Derbyshire, Staffordshire & surrounding areas with responsibility for diagnosis & treatment of patients at the hospitals & clinics at which you have duties.
  2. 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.
  3. Active participation in undergraduate & post graduate education, including training sessions for Foundation Years, Specialty Registrars and medical students.
  4. Provision of cover for your consultant colleagues during reasonable periods of leave including care of patients & supervision of doctors in training.
  5. Responsible for the professional supervision, training & management of junior medical staff, carrying out teaching, examination & accreditation duties as required & contributing to postgraduate & CPD activity locally & nationally as appropriate.
  6. Participate in clinical audit under local arrangements.
  7. 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).
  8. Commitment to taking part in annual appraisal process which will be undertaken by the Assistant Clinical Director for Rehabilitation Medicine. Commitment to take part in revalidation
  9. Responsible for compliance with personal continuing professional development requirements with the support of the Trust. It is mandatory for all Consultants to keep up to date with evidence based practice
  10. Responsible for maintaining awareness of & acting in accordance with professional guidelines such as “Duties of a Doctor”, “Good Medical Practice”, & the “GMC Performance Procedures” .
  11. 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.

Person specification

Qualifications

Essential criteria
  • MBBS or equivalent
  • Possession of full MRCP or equivalent
  • Full GMC registration with a license to practice at date of commencement
  • GMC Specialist Register for Rehabilitation Medicine Specialty OR Within 6 months of receipt of Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) at time of interview OR Evidence that the GMC is processing the Specialist Registration application (MUST be provided prior to interview)
Desirable criteria
  • Additional higher medical / scientific degree relevant to the specialty

Clinical Experience

Essential criteria
  • At least 4 years supervised training in an appropriate StR equivalent training programme, together with a high standard of clinical skill & expertise in neurological rehabilitation
  • Evidence of a special interest in neurological rehabilitation
Desirable criteria
  • Experience and interest in specialist clinics such as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Huntington’s disease, MND, complex disability, transition from paediatrics to adults, spasticity or neuromuscular conditions.

Management

Essential criteria
  • Experience of & commitment to teaching medical students & clinical staff
  • Experience of supervising F2 and SpR posts
  • Experience of & commitment to clinical audit
Desirable criteria
  • Attended a management course for consultants
  • Experience in UK ROC data collection
  • Specific teaching qualification
  • Experience of teaching basic clinical skills to medical students

Employer certification / accreditation badges

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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 Margaret Phillips
Job title
Consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine
Email address
Margaret.phillips5@nhs.net
Telephone number
01332 258238