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Consultant in Diabetes & Endocrinology

Job Reference: 370-MEDCAME-5017

Warrington and Halton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Acute Medicine and Endocrinology
£84,559 to £114,003 pa

We are WHH an NHS Foundation Trust acknowledged as providing a positive learning environment and proud to be recognised as a Teaching Hospital. WE provide a first-class service from our two acute (secondary) care hospitals across two sites in the boroughs of Warrington and Halton, supporting a diverse population of 330,000. It has approximately 4,700 staff and an annual turnover of c.£317m.

The majority of our emergency care and complex surgical care is based at Warrington Hospital. The Halton Hospital site is home to the Nightingale Building, a centre of excellence for routine surgery, and the Captain Sir Tom Moore Building, housing our orthopaedic surgery services.

Our mission is to be Outstanding for our patients, our communities and each other.

We pride ourselves in being consciously inclusive and enjoy working with and for the diverse community we serve, employing a high calibre of skilled staff, reflective of our communities.

Our vision is to continue to deliver high quality, safe and sustainable health and care services to the local population of Warrington, Halton and beyond. Our approach to healthcare is founded on our five core values; Working Together, Excellence, Inclusive, Kind, Embracing Change

As an applicant or employee of WHH you have our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion, it’s the way we work! Our beliefs and culture insist that no job applicant or employee will receive less favourable treatment from the start of the employment journey. WHH is also an Armed Forces Friendly organisation and welcomes applications from members of the Military Veteran and Armed Forces Community.

Working at WHH means joining a team of 4,000+ professional and support staff who local people look to, to keep them well and support their well-being. If you embrace these values and are motivated to making a difference to our patients, we'll look forward to receiving your application.

Diabetes & Endocrine Consultant

An opportunity has arisen for a dynamic, enthusiastic Consultant to join our Diabetes & Endocrine Team at Warrington and Halton Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Warrington Hospital is the larger acute hospital in the Warrington and Halton Trust, with 578 in-patient beds. The second hospital, Halton General, has 42 in-patient beds, extensive out-patient services and a newly opened Urgent Care Centre. The ED at Warrington serves a population of over 310,000 people; it is open 24 hours daily and sees 85,000 new patients per year. There are a wide range of specialties on site including medicine, surgery, orthopaedics, ENT, ophthalmology, paediatrics, obstetrics and gynaecology. Warrington and Halton Teaching Hospital has been rated ‘Good’ in its most recent CQC inspection.

This is a permanent post based at Warrington and Halton NHS Trust. The appointee will play a key role in the development of our services and provides diabetes and endocrine services across both sites at the trust. This includes both inpatient and outpatient services.

The team is well supported by a strong diabetes specialist nurse team who provide the majority if the inpatient diabetes care and support the outpatient service. Within the DSN team there are nurses who specialise in insulin pump use, young-adult care and pregnancy. The team also provides a community diabetes nurse presence who support primary care in delivery of diabetes services.

The team is also supported by two diabetes educators who support inpatient education as well as education in the use of diabetes technology such as CGMS and Libre.

There is also admin support for the team, particularly the insulin-pump service.

The Diabetes specialist nurses and admin staff are based within the Diabetes Centre at Warrington Hospital, where some nurse-lead clinics are undertaken.

The team has weekly meetings (Tuesday lunchtime) which rotate through governance, audit and education. There is also a monthly insulin -pump MDT meeting for insulin pump starts.

This post is subject to NHS Employment Check Standards including a DBS check (formerly CRB). An enhanced DBS disclosure is required for this post which includes a check of the “Vulnerable Adults List” and may include the “Children’s List” and/or the Independent Safeguarding Authorities (ISA’s) barred lists.

All informal enquiries and visits may be arranged by contacting:

Dr Paula Chattington

Clinical lead/Diabetes & Endocrine Consultant

Dr Mark Forrest

Clinical Director, Medical Care Clinical Business Unit

This job advert may close as soon as sufficient applications have been received, therefore please apply for this job as soon as you can, if interested.

We encourage all applicants to share their personal information with us to understand why please read `Be counted` and `8 reasons why’ in the additional information.

The Trust operates a Smoke Free Policy which does not permit smoking within the Trust premises and grounds/site.

Please provide e-mail addressess for referees, as this will facilitate a quicker recruitment process. Please check your e-mail account regularly as you will receive alerts from the NHS Jobsite informing you of a message (including notification of interview)

Depending on the classification of the post, in-line with DBS guidelines, a Standard or Enhanced disclosure will be required which may include a check of the ‘Vulnerable Adults List’, the ‘Children’s List’ and/or the Independent Safeguarding Authorities (ISA’s) barred lists.

A charge of £60 (Enhanced) will be made by the successful candidate which will be deducted from the first 3 months’ salary. In addition to this, you will also be required to re-pay any future costs that may arise in relation to DBS fees.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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