Trust Doctor (MT04)
The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
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We are delighted to be able to offer opportunities for motivated, ambitious individuals to join our well-integrated team. The vacancy has arisen for one Trust Doctor (ST3+) in Respiratory Medicine, based within the Cardiothoracic Department, at the Freeman Hospital.
The post is to commence from October 2023 or as soon as possible for 12 months.
In addition to the challenges of the role, we can offer you a commitment to teaching, education, research and audit.
Please read attached Job Description and Person Specification.
Main duties of the job
This post is an exciting opportunity to gain experience in Respiratory Medicine, encompassing management of common and advanced respiratory diseases but also aspects of the specialty not readily available elsewhere. In particular, the Freeman Hospital is one of the UK's leading highly specialised centre for advanced lung disease, pulmonary hypertension, bronchiectasis and sleep medicine services, with an internationally renowned centre for Lung Transplantation. The successful applicant will have a unique opportunity to gain some clinical experience in these respiratory sub-specialties. This post may be suitable for those considering a career in respiratory medicine who want more experience before applying for a Specialist Training post or for those who have completed Specialist Training but want more experience prior to becoming a consultant. To date, all the clinical fellows employed in this post who wanted to pursue respiratory specialist training have gone on to gain a national training number in respiratory medicine.
For an informal discussion and further information regarding the opportunity and Directorate, please contact: Dr Andrew Stanton, Consultant Respiratory Physician on 0191 223 1487 or email: email@example.com
Please read attached Job Description and Person Specification.
Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the busiest, largest and most successful teaching NHS foundation trusts in the country, with over 18,000 staff and an annual income of £1 billion. Rated 'Outstanding' by theCQC for the second consecutive time in 2019, we have a long history of providing high quality care, clinical excellence, and innovation in medical research regionally, nationally and internationally.
We're also proud to be the second largest provider of specialised services in the country. This means we support people with a range of rare and complex medical, surgical and neurological conditions, cancers and genetic orders.
Our staff oversee around 1.84 million patients 'contacts' each year, delivering high standards of healthcare.
We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and recognise the benefit in providing an inclusive environment. We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects the communities we serve, and is equipped to deliver the best service to our patients. We welcome all applications irrespective of people's race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and in particular those from under- represented groups.
The post will be supervised and therefore suitable for any trainee who has acquired MRCP (UK) or equivalent (or is near to acquiring this), up to and including candidates post-CCT in Respiratory Medicine who wish to take advantage of the additional experience available at the Freeman Hospital.
There will be opportunities for the appointee to gain practical knowledge of the clinical management of all forms of advanced lung disease including the assessment and management of patients both pre and post lung transplant, pulmonary arterial hypertension, lung cancer, pleural disease, airways disease, respiratory failure, bronchiectasis and sleep medicine. Depending on the candidates prior experience and interests, there is opportunity to gain further experience in other areas of respiratory medicine including, but not confined to, those listed below:
- Management of patients with various forms of lung malignancy, pleural disease, airways disease and respiratory failure.
- Gain experience in the management of pulmonary vasculitis.
- Manage patients with bronchiectasis including understanding of the role of a specialist service.
- Manage patients referred to the Difficult Asthma Service.
- Gain further experience in Sleep Medicine as part of the Regional Sleep service.
- Deepen understanding of the interpretation and value of pulmonary function testing.
- Learn and manage the predictors for successful lung transplantation and appropriate risk assessment
- Assess and manage referrals for a Respiratory specialist opinion from other specialist departments within the Freeman Hospital, namely Hepatology, Haematology, Oncology, Cardiology and Renal services.
- Complete quality improvement project
The successful appointee will an opportunity to work mainly with all the Respiratory consultants based on Ward 29 at the Freeman Hospital which is the primary respiratory ward as well as the ward 38 which is the primary transplant ward based at the Institute of Transplantation at the Freeman Hospital.
A clear timetable of duties will be provided, but there will be the opportunity to experience some of the other specialist services indicated above, depending on individual interest with the broad case-mix of patients that are referred to attend the Freeman hospital both regionally and nationally with many forms of advanced lung disease. The timetabling of core duties will be determined with Educational Supervisor and Head of Department.
The department also provides a daily respiratory consultation and pleural service to other departments that present a unique opportunity for gaining experience with other regional services, namely Haematology, Bone marrow transplantation, renal and hepatology services, including renal and liver transplant patients, and a regional oncology service.
Responsibility for in-patient electronic records and discharge summaries for those patients admitted to the ward and communication with Specialist referring teams and General Practitioners regionally and nationally across the United Kingdom as necessary. Responsibility for updating participant records in Targeted Lung Health Checks bespoke software system.
Participation in the weekly Regional ST Teaching Programme is encouraged, plus attending GIM monthly teaching. This post includes on call cover which is for Freeman respiratory and transplant services out of hours on the middle grade rota alongside the respiratory specialist trainees; this is non-resident. This would attract the appropriate banding supplement. On call duties include cover for new admissions and existing respiratory patients on ward 29, as well as respiratory and lung transplant patients based on outlying wards such as ward 25 and 30 in the Cardiothoracic block, and ward 38 based at the Institute of Transplantation. There is support from the Hospital at Night team overnight at Freeman.
In line with the Trusts core value of placing patients at the heart of everything we do, we are developing our service provision to be responsive to the needs of our patients. To meet those needs some staff groups will be increasingly asked to work a more flexible work pattern so that they can offer services in the evening or weekend. As a result any offer of employment will be subject to you agreeing to work a new more flexible pattern or working in the future if required, including evening and weekend work.
Education and Qualifications
Clinical Skills and Knowledge
Maintaining Clinical Competence
Clinical Governance, Audit and Research
Communication, Relationships and Working with Colleagues
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