ACADEMIC and CLINICAL FELLOW - HEPATOCELLULAR CANCER SURVEILLANCE

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust

The closing date is 23 June 2024

Job summary

The Birmingham Liver Department caters for over a quarter of UK's population for advanced, complex and/or rare liver conditions and liver transplantation. The department has a large cohort of patients with cirrhosis under surveillance for development of complications, including hepatocellular cancer (HCC).

The Birmingham Liver Transplant programme is the joint largest in Europe performing approximately 250 liver transplants a year.

It also carries out liver transplantation for HCC in up to 40 patients a year.

All other treatments for HCC are also available including surgery, immunotherapy, ablation, trans-arterial chemoembolization, stereotactic ablative radiotherapy and selective internal radiotherapy.

Birmingham HCC service is one of Europe's largest recruiters into clinical trials.

The Liver Department also constitutes the core of the Birmingham Biomedical Research Centre with extensive academic activity including that related to HCC, with setting up and delivery of 3 of Birmingham's own 'bench to bedside' multi-Centre clinical trials.

Main duties of the job

The appointed doctor will:

*Participate in the development of the clinical and research projects.

*Help in the delivery the projects.

*Liaise with gastroenterology and hepatology departments within West Midlands to create a clinical network for achieving the projects' aims.

*Oversee sample and data collection.

*Perform related lab-based research.

*Register for and successfully obtain a higher degree (MD, PhD).

About us

We are recognised as one of the leading NHS Foundation Trusts in the UK. Our vision is to Build Healthier Lives, and we recognise that we need incredible staff to do this.

Our commitment to our staff is to create the best place for them to work, and we are dedicated to:

Investing in the health and wellbeing of our staff, including a commitment of offering flexible working where we can;Offer our staff a wide variety of training and development opportunities, to support their personal and career development objectives.

UHB is committed to ensuring that our staff are treated fairly and feel that they belong, by creating a kind and inclusive environment. This is about equity of opportunity; removing all barriers, including discrimination and ensuring each individual member of staff reach their true potential, achieve their ambitions and thrive in their work. This is more than words. We are taking action. Our commitment to an inclusive culture is embedded at all levels of the organisation where every voice is heard, driven by our diverse and active staff networks, and at Board level by the Fairness Taskforce led by our CEO. We nurture a culture which empowers staff to challenge discriminatory behaviours and to enable people to bring their 'whole self' to a kinder, more connected and bold place to work.

University Hospitals Birmingham is a Smoke-Free premises hospital.

Date posted

02 June 2024

Pay scheme

Hospital medical and dental staff

Grade

Doctor - other

Salary

£55,329 a year

Contract

Fixed term

Duration

12 months

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

9203

Job locations

Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Mindelsohn Way

Birmingham

West Midlands

B15 2TH


Job description

Job responsibilities

The HCC programme has been funded by NHSI and NHSE to improve detection of patients with significant liver damage and to deliver improvements in HCC surveillance in the West Midlands. This is an academic and clinical endeavor that requires development of methods to identify patients, develop services to manage the new and existing cohorts to the highest standard in the most efficient fashion, and to track these patients to facilitate compliance with surveillance. Stringent data collection is required to determine the benefit of these changes.

These projects link in with other work performed by the HCC team and its research collaborators that can potentially help improve accuracy of cirrhosis diagnosis and develop strategies to halt or reverse liver damage.

The post holder will help in the setting up and development of all the above-mentioned aspects of the projects. Their work will lead to a higher degree -- MD or PhD.

The post will be suitable for an experienced Gastroenterology/Hepatology trainee wanting to gain advanced knowledge of management of cirrhosis and HCC.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The HCC programme has been funded by NHSI and NHSE to improve detection of patients with significant liver damage and to deliver improvements in HCC surveillance in the West Midlands. This is an academic and clinical endeavor that requires development of methods to identify patients, develop services to manage the new and existing cohorts to the highest standard in the most efficient fashion, and to track these patients to facilitate compliance with surveillance. Stringent data collection is required to determine the benefit of these changes.

These projects link in with other work performed by the HCC team and its research collaborators that can potentially help improve accuracy of cirrhosis diagnosis and develop strategies to halt or reverse liver damage.

The post holder will help in the setting up and development of all the above-mentioned aspects of the projects. Their work will lead to a higher degree -- MD or PhD.

The post will be suitable for an experienced Gastroenterology/Hepatology trainee wanting to gain advanced knowledge of management of cirrhosis and HCC.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • *Medical Degree from a recognised University.
  • *Full GMC registration required to take up post.
  • *Evidence of achievement of Foundation competencies in line with GMC standards/Good Medical Practice.
  • *Eligibility to live and work in the UK.

Experience

Essential

  • *On a recognised training programme leading to consultant level (CST) or equivalent in Gastroenterology /Hepatology.
  • *Commitment to an understanding of the principles of audit and research.

Additional Criteria

Essential

  • Please see attached Job Description for further details about this role or contact the named consultant for a discussion about this post.
Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • *Medical Degree from a recognised University.
  • *Full GMC registration required to take up post.
  • *Evidence of achievement of Foundation competencies in line with GMC standards/Good Medical Practice.
  • *Eligibility to live and work in the UK.

Experience

Essential

  • *On a recognised training programme leading to consultant level (CST) or equivalent in Gastroenterology /Hepatology.
  • *Commitment to an understanding of the principles of audit and research.

Additional Criteria

Essential

  • Please see attached Job Description for further details about this role or contact the named consultant for a discussion about this post.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Additional information

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Mindelsohn Way

Birmingham

West Midlands

B15 2TH


Employer's website

https://www.uhb.nhs.uk/jobs.htm (Opens in a new tab)


Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Mindelsohn Way

Birmingham

West Midlands

B15 2TH


Employer's website

https://www.uhb.nhs.uk/jobs.htm (Opens in a new tab)


For questions about the job, contact:

Consultant

Dr Tahir Shah

Tahir.Shah@uhb.nhs.uk

Date posted

02 June 2024

Pay scheme

Hospital medical and dental staff

Grade

Doctor - other

Salary

£55,329 a year

Contract

Fixed term

Duration

12 months

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

9203

Job locations

Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Mindelsohn Way

Birmingham

West Midlands

B15 2TH


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