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CLINICAL FELLOW IN PAEDIATRIC BMT (ST4+ EQUIVALENT)

ST3+

Main area
International Clinical Fellow – Paediatric Host Defence Unit (St4+)
Grade
ST3+
Contract
Fixed term: 12 months
Hours
Full time - 40 hours per week (on call)
Job ref
317-TD-22-176
Site
GREAT NORTH CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL, RVI
Town
Newcastle upon Tyne
Salary
£33,790 - £53,132 per annum
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
28/06/2022 23:59

Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the busiest, largest and most successful teaching NHS foundation trusts in the country, with around 16,000 staff and an annual income of £1 billion.

Rated ‘Outstanding’ by the CQC 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.

Newcastle Hospitals are proud to be one of the exemplar organisations across the NHS on sustainability, with a long history of delivering Sustainable Healthcare in Newcastle (Shine) and the first healthcare organisation in the world to declare a climate emergency. Our strategy includes commitments to being Net Zero by 2030, for our direct carbon footprint, and Net Zero by 2040 for our footprint plus. Delivering these ambitions will not be possible without the help, support and action of every single member of our team.

Job overview

GREAT NORTH CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL, ROYAL VICTORIA INFIRMARY

DIRECTORATE OF CHILDREN’S SERVICES

INTERNATIONAL CLINICAL FELLOW – PAEDIATRIC HOST DEFENCE UNIT (ST4+)

REF 317-TD-22-176

We are delighted to be able to offer this International Clinical Fellowship aimed at senior trainees in the field of Paediatric Immunology, Haematology / Oncology and HSCT.  This post offers an unparalleled opportunity to be part of a dynamic and innovative team with unrivalled clinical and extensive academic experience.  It also offers excellent opportunities to develop research projects in a very research-active unit.  The post is available from the beginning of September 2022 for a period of 12 months.

Clinical duties relate to the assessment, care and follow-up of patients with complex haematological or immunological disorders referred for HSCT. The post does not involve routine work with non-BMT in-patients.  The unit cares for children of all ages and adolescents up to 19 years of age.  The clinical area to be covered when on-call is the Children’s HSCT Unit (10 cubicles) and does not cover non-BMT patients.

The appointee may participate in 1-2 paediatric / adolescent clinics per week.  Depending on the particular aspect of work that the appointee is primarily involved in, these will include one or more of Haematology / HSCT preparation and follow-up, or immunology / allergy clinics.

Please read attached Job Description and Person Specification document.

Main duties of the job

We are pleased to offer this International Clinical Fellowship (at Trust Doctor, SpR equivalent level) aimed at senior trainees in the field of Paediatric Immunology, Haematology / Oncology and HSCT.

Working for our organisation

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the most successful teaching NHS Trusts in the country. We have one of the highest numbers of specialist services of hospitals in the UK. With around 14,000 staff, the Newcastle Hospitals is one of the region’s major employers. We have a long-standing reputation for high quality clinical care with our staff’s commitment to excellence reflected in our consistent performance at the highest level. We are committed to being an “employer of choice” offering our staff superb benefits, looking after their wellbeing, and providing access to high-quality education, training, career progression and support which enables them to provide “healthcare at its best – with people at our heart”.

For an informal discussion and further information regarding the opportunity and Directorate, please contact: Dr Mary Slatter (Consultant in & Clinical Programme Director - Paediatric HSCT and Head of Department) via email: Mary.Slatter@nhs.net.

You will be redirected to Trac to apply for the vacancy. Please complete the application form in full, ensuring that you provide references to cover the last 3 years. 

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Duties and Responsibilities:

Clinical:

Clinical duties relate to the assessment, care and follow-up of patients with complex haematological or immunological disorders referred for HSCT.  The post does not involve routine work with non-BMT in-patients.  The unit cares for children of all ages and adolescents up to 19 years of age.  The clinical area to be covered when on-call is the Children’s HSCT Unit (10 cubicles) and does not cover non-BMT patients.

The appointee may participate in 1-2 paediatric / adolescent clinics per week.  Depending on the particular aspect of work that the appointee is primarily involved in, these will include one or more of Haematology / HSCT preparation and follow-up, or immunology / allergy clinics.

This post offers an unparalleled opportunity to be part of a dynamic and innovative team with unrivalled clinical and extensive academic experience.  The post also offers excellent opportunities to develop research projects in a very research-active unit.

Managerial:

To take an active part in organising and presenting cases at the weekly grand round discussions.

Administrative:

Discharge summaries and correspondence with regard to in and out patients and other administrative duties associated with patient care.

Research:

Clinical Fellows will be given the opportunity to work on a research or audit project during the time that they are here.

Teaching:

Clinical Fellows play an active part in the instruction of medical students, nurses and visiting staff.

Flexibility:

In line with the Trust’s 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. 

Person specification

Education and Qualifications

Essential criteria
  • Primary Medical Qualification.
  • Full GMC registration or eligibility to obtain this before the start date.
  • Completion of F1 and F2 core competencies. MRCPCH (UK) or MRCP (UK) or equivalent.
  • Completion of Level 1 RCPCH competencies (or equivalent).
  • Eligible for posts at ST4 level or higher.
Desirable criteria
  • Distinctions, scholarships, prizes.
  • BSc (or equivalent).
  • APLS.

Clinical Skills and Knowledge

Essential criteria
  • Take a history & complete a satisfactory physical examination in children.
  • Formulate a working diagnosis.
  • Order appropriate investigations.
  • Manage common paediatric emergencies.
  • Prioritise clinical need.
  • Competent in basic paediatric procedures e.g., CPR, infection control, physical examination, history taking, practical procedures etc
  • Knows when to appropriately seek assistance from a senior colleague.
Desirable criteria
  • Knowledge of UK Health Systems.
  • Knowledge of current issues in the NHS.
  • Experience of working in the NHS.
  • Experience of critical care (e.g., HDU, PICU).
  • Previous experience in Paediatric Bone Marrow Transplantation, Immunology / Infectious Diseases, or Haematology / Oncology.
  • Experience of working in a Hospital at Night.

Maintaining Clinical Competence

Essential criteria
  • Written evidence of satisfactory training to date e.g., workplace assessments.
  • Keeps professional knowledge and skills up to date.
Desirable criteria
  • Courses relevant to paediatric BMT, Immunology / Infectious Diseases, or Haematology / Oncology or related subjects.

Teaching

Essential criteria
  • Able to contribute to teaching and learning of others in the clinical setting.
Desirable criteria
  • Have experience in teaching undergraduate medical students & F1 / PRHOs.
  • Contribution to departmental training sessions.

Clinical Governance, Audit and Research

Essential criteria
  • Active interest in clinical audit.
  • Understanding the importance of clinical and medical research.
  • Understanding of the principles of Clinical Governance.
Desirable criteria
  • Previous audit experience.
  • Previous research experience.
  • GCP training.

Communication, Relationships and Working with Colleagues

Essential criteria
  • Able to communicate clearly in written and spoken English.
  • Ability to communicate and liaise effectively with patients and other people within a team.
  • Ability to work as a team with professional colleagues in all disciplines.
  • Willing to seek help from Senior Colleagues when appropriate.
  • Committed to patient care and reliable.
Desirable criteria
  • Experience of organisation of rotas and staff planning

Personal Attributes

Essential criteria
  • Alignment with the Trust’s Core & Professional Behaviours.
  • Flexible approach to service delivery and committed approach to development.
  • A commitment to personal / unit CPD.
  • Time management skills.
  • Honesty, integrity, awareness of ethical dilemmas, respect for confidentiality.
  • Recognises stressful situations and responds appropriately.
  • Demonstrates initiative, enthusiasm and common sense.
  • Respects and promotes individual’s rights, interests, preferences, beliefs, and cultures.
  • Computer literate.
Desirable criteria
  • Other work experience / outside interests.
  • Computer qualifications e.g., ECDL, Keyboard skills etc.

Employer certification / accreditation badges

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Veronika Tosheva
Job title
HR Advisor
Email address
veronika.tosheva@nhs.net