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ST7+ Post CCT NHS Consultant Paediatric Diabetes & Endocrinology Berkshire United Kingdom via Workplace Doctors on a fixed term/ permanent basis.

***CESR / CCT or Post CCT (within 6 months of job offer) or equivalent overseas qualification. 
*** GMC Registration Required (General Medical Council) Essential
*** Specialist Register entry on the GMC Register
***Location: Berkshire United Kingdom
***Speciality: Paediatrics- Diabetes & Endocrinology Paediatrician
*** Role: Consultant / ST 7+ / Post CCT / CESR
***Duration: Fixed Term / Permanent (NOT Locum Basis)
***Pay rate: £NEGOTIABLE (dependent on experience £84,559 - £114,003 a year)
***Start date: ASAP
*** Exact location details provided upon receipt of application / CV

Overview

Our NHS client prides itself on being a friendly and caring place to work where the aim to combine our patient first approach with innovative and creativity against a backdrop of holistic team working, as encapsulated in their vision and values.

The primary purpose of this post is to provide endocrine, bone and diabetes clinical services for outpatients, inpatients and support our existing sub-specialty services. Care provision includes supporting all aspects of intensified diabetes management, including insulin pump management (CSII), education sessions and HbA1c target clinics with extra support for children and young people.

There is recognition within the department and desire to be innovative and implement new practices to ensure our diabetes and endocrine care continues to compare to the best standards in Europe.

The appointee is expected to be tertiary trained in paediatric endocrinology, metabolic bone disease & diabetes and have an excellent, practical knowledge of paediatric diabetes management and education including dietary management and CSII therapy as well as advanced glucose monitoring technologies.

Clinically, he or she will share in the provision of the outpatient service for Endocrinology and Diabetes and provide inpatient advice, as well as regional and supra-regional advice when requested.

The Royal County of Berkshire, named due to the presence of Windsor Castle, is located to the west of London in the M4 corridor with none of the county further than around ten miles from the motorway.

Navigable by water as much as land, The River Thames flows through the north east of the county while the Kennet and Avon Canal runs across the south of Berkshire, through Hungerford and Newbury where it meets the Thames in Reading.

Spanning 487 square miles. The geographic county occupies the valleys of the middle Thames and its tributary, the Kennet, immediately to the west of London. It is divided into six unitary authorities: Bracknell Forest, Reading, Slough, West Berkshire, Windsor and Maidenhead, and Wokingham. Much of West Berkshire sits within the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty which also comprises the Ridgeway National Trail.

In 2019, the total population of Berkshire county was 915k and it increased by 114k people since 2002. That's 14.2% population growth. Population average age was 38.7 and it increased by 1.8 years since 2002. The county was ageing faster than England and Wales in which the age grew by 1.6 years in the same period. The population was growing faster than population in England and Wales which grew by 13.0%.

Department

This is one of the recognised departments in the UK, delivering the full breadth of the speciality. In addition to general endocrine and diabetic clinics there are 5 NHS England commissioned national specialist clinics in severe, complex and atypical osteogenesis imperfecta, hypophosphatasia and in complex diabetes including Alström syndrome, Bardet Biedl syndrome, Wolfram syndrome. The service also hold regional specialist clinics for type 2 diabetes, cystic fibrosis, coeliac disease, metabolic bone disease, osteogenesis imperfecta and disorders of sex development (DSD). There are also joint clinics held in conjunction with specialists in Genetics, Adolescent Endocrinology, Adolescent Gynaecology, Rheumatology, Haematology, Thalassaemia, Oncology, Brain Tumours, Prader Willi syndrome, CHARGE syndrome, Septo-optic dysplasia, Orthopaedics and Young Adult Diabetes. Sub-speciality clinics also run in Adrenal medicine. The majority of the endocrine department clinics are delivered in the state of the art new Disease Centre. There is an established network of outreach Endocrine clinics in the Berkshire region. There are currently approximately 400 patients receiving growth hormone treatment, 75 patients on GnRH analogues, approximately 300 patients with metabolic bone disorders and 350 patients with diabetes.

Special clinical and research interests within the department at present include growth & gonadal disorders, steroid metabolic conditions, atypical forms of diabetes, disorders of calcium & bone metabolism, osteogenesis imperfecta and paediatric osteoporosis. The hospital has a Medical Day Care Unit for day case investigations (including the majority of the Endocrine investigations) and injections/infusions. This allows many children who would previously have required in-patient admission to undergo clinical investigation as day patients. It is expected that this service will increase, as it is less costly to the hospital than over-night admission, more efficient, and preferred by families.

General Duties- guideline only

This is a fixed term replacement tertiary endocrine consultant NHS post undertaking 10 PA’s per week. The post holder will join a busy and progressive team delivering paediatric diabetes, endocrinology and metabolic bone services within Berkshire and beyond.

 

The post will deliver secondary and tertiary endocrine services, on site with a combination of virtual and face to face clinics and inpatient care, in addition to endocrine outreach services. Specifically the post holder will contribute to the delivery of the national severe complex OI service and metabolic bone service and metabolic bone disease research studies.

 

There are 8.0 Direct Clinical Care (DCC) PA’s and 2.0 supporting professional activities (SPA). We seek to employ a dedicated, tertiary trained paediatric endocrinologist who will work with the existing team. There is a 1: 5.5 on call commitment for endocrinology & diabetes.

 

This job description may be reviewed from time to time in light of developments and may be amended in consultation with post holder. These are subject to change, as required by the needs of the service.

 

Job Plan

Regular job planning meetings will be undertaken with the post holder to ensure that the appointee is remunerated for any additional activities undertaken and that the job plan accurately reflects the overall workload undertaken by the post holder.


The supporting professional activities (SPAs) allocation within the provisional job plan is an 
illustrative guide and will be finalised following individual agreement with successful candidates. Further discussion on supporting professional activities will depend on the Trust's requirements and the individual's particular expertise.


A draft job plan is provided below. The job Plan will be reviewed and agreed with the post-holder at appointment.

 

 

AM

PM

Monday

Diabetes Admin /AM

Off alt weeks (0.5 DCC)

SPA - audit/ ed supervision/ Bone research/ PM Off alt weeks. (0.75 SPA) Plus predictable on call out of hours= 0.75 PA DCC / week from on call 1 in 5.5

Tuesday

Week 1 Bone clinic (0.25DCC)

Week 2 (Bone alternating with Endo

clinic) (0.25 DCC).

Week 3 Endo clinic inc outreach
(0.25 DCC).

Week 4 Endo/bone Clinic Admin
(0.25 DCC)

 

Endo bone clinic admin 0.5 DCC

Endo MDT 0.25 DCC

Research/Bone studies

0.25 SPA

Wednesday

OI clinic 1 in 3

(0.3DCC)

OI MDT (0.25 DCC)

OI ADMIN (0.3 DCC)

Diabetes education (0.2 DCC)

Bone density service / clinical queries / advice/ WRs when on call (0.45 PAs)

SPA (0.5 SPA)

Thursday

Departmental teaching/ audit (0.5 SPA) Departmental/ Endo + Diabetes MDTs (0.5 DCC)

Diabetes clinic (1.0 DCC)

Friday

Endo Clinic (1 DCC)

Endo Clinic Admin (1 DCC)


Salary

 

This is as described in the Medical and Dental Terms and Conditions, in line with the Consultant Contract (2003). The current full time salary scale (as of July 2020) ranges from £84,559 - £114,003 a year with eight thresholds.


The on call supplement is Category A and attracts a supplement of 5% of basic salary.

Office Accommodation

Office accommodation will be provided for the appointee with secretarial support.

Management Responsibility

All Consultants are required to attend the monthly Directorate Meetings. Post holders will be expected to share in administrative duties allocated by mutual agreement within the Directorate. As part of the Consultant Team, the consultant  will offer mentoring support and lead the existing clinical team through, one-to-one support, individual case management and complex cases, identifying development needs and suggesting CPD (Continuous Professional Development) opportunities and responding to clinical enquiries via e-mail and telephone.

Teaching/Research

The consultant will be required to participate in programmes for teaching clinical students, training junior doctors and in clinical examinations. The post-holder’s contribution to teaching, training and research will be included in the regular job plan review. Teaching will take place during programmed activities and flexibly at other times.

·       To provide conditions for improved training opportunities in line with national and local recommendations arising out of GMC and related requirements

·       To supervise and manage the work of his/her junior medical staff and participate in the training and development of these staff to the standards required by the Royal Colleges.

Clinical Governance & Audit

The consultant will participate in clinical governance activities, including clinical audit, clinical effectiveness, risk management, quality improvement activities as required by the Trust, and external accrediting bodies. There are 6 half day clinical governance meetings per annum which substitute regular fixed sessions. There is a weekly consultant meeting before MDT on Friday to discuss any issues during the week and to plan for next week.

Personal & Professional Development

The post-holder will be required to keep himself/herself fully up-to-date with their relevant area of practice and be able to demonstrate this to the satisfaction of the Trust.

The Trust supports the requirements for continuing professional development as laid down by the Royal College of Physicians and is committed to providing time and financial support for these activities.

Medical revalidation is the process by which the General Medical Council (GMC) confirms the continuation of a doctor’s licence to practise in the UK, provides greater assurance to patients, the public, employers and other healthcare professionals that licensed doctors are up-to-date and fit to practise. It is a key component of a range of measures designed to improve the quality of care for patients. 

The Trust supports Royal College guidance on provision of mentors for new consultants in line with GMC recommendations. All newly appointed consultant staff are provided with a list of locally trained mentors who are available for ongoing support as required.

Personal Responsibilities 

Confidentiality

All confidential information, including patient records, individual staff records, details of contract prices and terms and any other confidential information, must under no circumstances be divulged or passed on to any unauthorised person or persons. The penalty for breach of confidentiality will normally be summary dismissal.

Workplace Doctors are looking for medical professionals with UK & Overseas experience: that possesses the following qualities:

ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS:

*** Ability to act as part of a team
*** Ability to cope with a varying work load
*** GMC Registration Essential (General Medical Council) - We can provide guidance if needed
***
Specialist Register entry on the GMC Register
***Post CESR or CCT obtained (CCT - Certificate of Completion of Training) or (CESR- Certificate of Eligibility for Specialist Registration)
****IELTS and PLAB Exam Part 1 & 2 (IELTS, overall score 7.5) – overseas doctors
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Note: The Trust operates a policy whereby all employment for staff that have access to children/vulnerable adults will be subject to a satisfactory DBS Disclosure (Disclosure and Barring Service) The Criminal Records Bureau ( CRB ) and the Independent Safeguarding Authority ( ISA ) have merged to become the Disclosure and Barring Service ( DBS ). CRB checks are now called DBS checks. Overseas candidates will require an international police check or character reference.

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Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test.

At Workplace Doctors we welcome all applications irrespective of age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, race or religion.  Candidates will be offered an interview providing they meet the minimum criteria for the post. 

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Please note that should we experience a high level of interest in the post, the vacancy will be expired early. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted as soon as possible after the closing date.