Senior Trust Grade Doctor - Medicine

County Durham & Darlington NHS Foundation Trust

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Job summary

We are looking for applicants with experience in acute and/or general internal medicine who also have excellent team-working skills with the abilities and professional skills to work well in a multi-professional team. The posts would ideally suit a post CMT level doctor who wishes to gain further experience and skills before considering their next career move, or a registrar grade clinician who is keen to enhance their skills within the management of the acutely unwell adult patient. Each post holder will have a supervisor and encouraged to enrol onto a generic E-Portfolio.

Based at University Hospital North Durham or Darlington Memorial Hospital, the post-holder will be a key senior member of the medicine team with a clear role in ensuring comprehensive ongoing care for their inpatients. They will be working primarily with in the Medicine care Group under the supervisions of Medical Consultants based in a speciality but with flexibility to move within the remit of general medicine. As part of a multidisciplinary team, you will be committed to delivering clinical and quality targets agreed both nationally and locally with the clinical teams and commissioners.

Main duties of the job

1. Liaise between nurses, junior doctors, patients, relatives and senior medical staff.

2. Attend and participate in ward rounds as timetabled

3. Attend outpatient clinics.

4. Study for higher examination and maintain continued professional development.

5. Attend weekly educational and multidisciplinary sessions.

6. Undertake audit at various times throughout the rotations.

7. To supervise and manage junior medical staff

8. To assist in the teaching and training programmes for Junior Staff and Postgraduate Medical Education.

9. To support the development of clinical governance, using audit findings to improve the quality of treatment and to minimise clinical risk.

10. To develop innovative working practices, and to support the growing clinical contribution of non-medical staff.

About us

If you are being interviewed you must accept an interview slot in the system to continue, even if you have arranged with the manager

You must be able to produce ALL certificates stated essential in the person specification or you will not be able to complete pre-employment checks

We provide hospital services from two acute sites - Darlington Memorial Hospital and University Hospital of North Durham. We have a centre for planned care in Bishop Auckland and provide care from community hospitals in Chester-le-Street, Shotley Bridge, Barnard Castle, Sedgefield and Weardale as well as over 80 other community based settings and providing care in patients' homes.

We particularly welcome applications from disabled and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates as BAME and disabled people are currently under-represented

From April 1 2024 we are unable to offer sponsorship for healthcare roles that do not meet the minimum salary £23,200, to apply you must have Right to Work in the United Kingdom. If you are in the UK on a VISA please ensure you have no restrictions that would prevent you from taking this post

Full Job Descriptions can be found in the adverts supporting documents

Date posted

13 June 2024

Pay scheme

Hospital medical and dental staff

Grade

Doctor - other

Salary

£55,329 a year MT04 Pay Grade per annum pro rata

Contract

Fixed term

Duration

12 months

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

C9439-24-0634

Job locations

Darlington Memorial Hospital NHS Trust

Hollyhurst Road

Darlington

County Durham

DL3 6HX


University Hospital Of North Durham

North Road

Durham

DH1 5TW


Job description

Job responsibilities

On the 1 April 2011, County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust came together with Community Services to form a new integrated health care organisation delivering integrated acute and community health services to patients committed to providing quality care along the whole pathway; at home, in the community and in hospital.

We provide services from three main hospital sites, six community hospitals, and around 80 locations across the area plus the care delivered at home.

Our range of services includes hospital based emergency and planned care, including surgery, medical treatment for serious and life-threatening conditions, paediatrics and women services, community based services for long term conditions like diabetes or respiratory illness; and health and well-being services to improve health and prevent illness, such as smoking cessation and alcohol reduction. So now, whatever the health care needs of our community, and wherever they need them in County Durham, our commitment is to provide these to the best standard and quality.

We provide acute services, for the most seriously ill or injured patients through our Accident & Emergency departments at Darlington Memorial and University Hospital of North Durham. Planned patient care, rehabilitation and recovery, and an urgent care centre are provided at Bishop Auckland Hospital. Outpatient and diagnostic facilities are provided at all these sites.

We aim to treat patients as close to home as possible so provideoutpatient and community facilities, including inpatients and day care at six community hospitals.

The Trust in its aim to continue to drive the quality of service provided to the community is to develop greater interdependence between our hospitals by creating centres of excellence in a range of specialties on each site, and greater integration between hospital and community services.

Recent developments in this area includes the approval to centralise hyper-acute stroke services on a single site, at University Hospital of North Durham allowing us to improve emergency stroke care during the first 72 hours and the development of a specialist bariatric service at Darlington.

University Hospital of North Durham has 366 beds and provides a wide range of acute specialties including Accident & Emergency, Anaesthetics and ITU, General Medicine, General and Vascular Surgery, Urology (Day case only), Orthopaedics, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Paediatrics, Plastic Surgery, Rheumatology, Dermatology and Genito-Urinary Medicine. Additional out-patient facilities exist for ENT, Nephrology, Neurology, Radiotherapy/Oncology, Ophthalmology, Oral Surgery and Plastic Surgery. Clinical support departments of Imaging (including PACS digital radiology, CT, MRI and ultrasound), Coronary Angiography, Medical Physics, Pathology, Pharmacy and Allied Health Professions are all on site.

Recent approval will see Durham provide a hyper-acute stroke unit, supporting 24/7 emergency stroke care, including administration of thrombolysis where appropriate, on a sustainable basis.

The Hospital was built under the Private Finance Initiative and opened in 2001, replacing the former Dryburn Hospital that has been demolished. It serves a population of c250, 000. For Plastic Surgery and Dermatology the population served is c750,000, covering Sunderland and South Tyneside as well.

The Department of Medicine is part of the acute and long-term conditions care group and provides all major medical specialties. There are 220 beds in the University Hospital for medical specialities, with a further 68 rehabilitation beds in satellite hospitals. There is a full range of diagnostic support with access to CT, MRI and Ultrasound including carotid imaging.

There is a 40 bed acute medical unit receiving over 40 admissions/24 hours plus a co-located ambulatory care service. The AMU is supported by acute care physicians. There is a dedicated 24 bedded hyper acute stroke unit with support from Stroke consultants with direct admissions 24/7 for all acute stroke admissions.

Job description

Job responsibilities

On the 1 April 2011, County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust came together with Community Services to form a new integrated health care organisation delivering integrated acute and community health services to patients committed to providing quality care along the whole pathway; at home, in the community and in hospital.

We provide services from three main hospital sites, six community hospitals, and around 80 locations across the area plus the care delivered at home.

Our range of services includes hospital based emergency and planned care, including surgery, medical treatment for serious and life-threatening conditions, paediatrics and women services, community based services for long term conditions like diabetes or respiratory illness; and health and well-being services to improve health and prevent illness, such as smoking cessation and alcohol reduction. So now, whatever the health care needs of our community, and wherever they need them in County Durham, our commitment is to provide these to the best standard and quality.

We provide acute services, for the most seriously ill or injured patients through our Accident & Emergency departments at Darlington Memorial and University Hospital of North Durham. Planned patient care, rehabilitation and recovery, and an urgent care centre are provided at Bishop Auckland Hospital. Outpatient and diagnostic facilities are provided at all these sites.

We aim to treat patients as close to home as possible so provideoutpatient and community facilities, including inpatients and day care at six community hospitals.

The Trust in its aim to continue to drive the quality of service provided to the community is to develop greater interdependence between our hospitals by creating centres of excellence in a range of specialties on each site, and greater integration between hospital and community services.

Recent developments in this area includes the approval to centralise hyper-acute stroke services on a single site, at University Hospital of North Durham allowing us to improve emergency stroke care during the first 72 hours and the development of a specialist bariatric service at Darlington.

University Hospital of North Durham has 366 beds and provides a wide range of acute specialties including Accident & Emergency, Anaesthetics and ITU, General Medicine, General and Vascular Surgery, Urology (Day case only), Orthopaedics, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Paediatrics, Plastic Surgery, Rheumatology, Dermatology and Genito-Urinary Medicine. Additional out-patient facilities exist for ENT, Nephrology, Neurology, Radiotherapy/Oncology, Ophthalmology, Oral Surgery and Plastic Surgery. Clinical support departments of Imaging (including PACS digital radiology, CT, MRI and ultrasound), Coronary Angiography, Medical Physics, Pathology, Pharmacy and Allied Health Professions are all on site.

Recent approval will see Durham provide a hyper-acute stroke unit, supporting 24/7 emergency stroke care, including administration of thrombolysis where appropriate, on a sustainable basis.

The Hospital was built under the Private Finance Initiative and opened in 2001, replacing the former Dryburn Hospital that has been demolished. It serves a population of c250, 000. For Plastic Surgery and Dermatology the population served is c750,000, covering Sunderland and South Tyneside as well.

The Department of Medicine is part of the acute and long-term conditions care group and provides all major medical specialties. There are 220 beds in the University Hospital for medical specialities, with a further 68 rehabilitation beds in satellite hospitals. There is a full range of diagnostic support with access to CT, MRI and Ultrasound including carotid imaging.

There is a 40 bed acute medical unit receiving over 40 admissions/24 hours plus a co-located ambulatory care service. The AMU is supported by acute care physicians. There is a dedicated 24 bedded hyper acute stroke unit with support from Stroke consultants with direct admissions 24/7 for all acute stroke admissions.

Person Specification

Special Skills & Knowledge

Essential

  • Clinical competences equivalent to CT2

Qualifications

Essential

  • MBBS or equivalent
  • MRCP or previous experience in the country

Desirable

  • MRCP-1

Statutory Registration

Essential

  • GMC registration

Special Requirements

Essential

  • ALS

Experience

Essential

  • Previous general medicine experience in UK

Desirable

  • CT2/ST3 level experience
Person Specification

Special Skills & Knowledge

Essential

  • Clinical competences equivalent to CT2

Qualifications

Essential

  • MBBS or equivalent
  • MRCP or previous experience in the country

Desirable

  • MRCP-1

Statutory Registration

Essential

  • GMC registration

Special Requirements

Essential

  • ALS

Experience

Essential

  • Previous general medicine experience in UK

Desirable

  • CT2/ST3 level experience

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

County Durham & Darlington NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Darlington Memorial Hospital NHS Trust

Hollyhurst Road

Darlington

County Durham

DL3 6HX


Employer's website

https://www.cddft.nhs.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)


Employer details

Employer name

County Durham & Darlington NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Darlington Memorial Hospital NHS Trust

Hollyhurst Road

Darlington

County Durham

DL3 6HX


Employer's website

https://www.cddft.nhs.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)


For questions about the job, contact:

Medical Consultant

Siby Punnose

siby.punnoose@nhs.net

01913332333

Date posted

13 June 2024

Pay scheme

Hospital medical and dental staff

Grade

Doctor - other

Salary

£55,329 a year MT04 Pay Grade per annum pro rata

Contract

Fixed term

Duration

12 months

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

C9439-24-0634

Job locations

Darlington Memorial Hospital NHS Trust

Hollyhurst Road

Darlington

County Durham

DL3 6HX


University Hospital Of North Durham

North Road

Durham

DH1 5TW


Supporting documents

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