Consultant Physician in Diabetes & Endocrinology
Closed for applications on: 17-Aug-2022 00:00
Vacancy status: Closed
Closed for applications on: 17-Aug-2022 00:00
- Blackpool Teaching Hospitals
- FY3 8NR
- Major / Minor Region
Contract type & working pattern
- Full time - 10 Sessions
- £84,559 - £114,003 per annum
- Salary period
- Main area
- Diabetes & Endocrinology
Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is situated on the west coast of Lancashire, with services covering the local authority areas of Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre. The Trust is part of the Lancashire and South Cumbria Integrated Care System (ICS) supporting a population of around 1.6 million people.
We have three main hospitals providing acute services to around 330,000 local residents. The organisation also provides specialist tertiary care for cardiac and haematology services, delivers community health services to over 445,000 residents including those in North Lancashire and hosts the National Artificial Eye Service across England. Plus, we provide urgent and emergency care services to an estimated 18 million people who visit the seaside resort each year. We employ over 7000 people from 68 different countries.
We welcome and encourage application from anyone with protected characteristics, as well as supporting reservists and Veterans who are looking for a rewarding and challenging career within the NHS.
Blackpool Teaching Hospitals encourages flexible working in all our roles to support staff in maintaining healthy home-life balance. Working patterns such as: part time working, self-rostering, compressed hours, annualised hours, term time, reverse term time and flexitime working can be explored.
It is an exciting time to join our Diabetes & Endocrinology team within the IMPF Division at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation NHS Trust, which is looking to appoint a consultant physician to work with consultant colleagues and wider multi-disciplinary teams to provide a wide range of diabetes and endocrine services including inpatient diabetes across the Fylde Coast.
The clinical commitments of this post will include responsibility for inpatient diabetes & endocrinology care, outpatient clinics, acute medical take on call commitments. The post-holder will work with colleagues to manage a clinically effective and financially responsible service. The post-holder will take part in clinical audit, service evaluation and clinical governance.
The post-holder will work with service colleagues to evaluate the patient outcomes and respond to the finding with appropriate service changes. It is anticipated that there will be significant evolution of the service, particularly in the early years. All members of the team will be expected to have a flexible approach to the necessary service changes.
The post-holder will support medical trainees and other members of the service with their continuing educational needs and personal development.
There is an active Clinical Audit programme in the Medical Directorate under the supervision of the Head of Department. All consultants are expected to participate in the design of audit within their specialty and to attend all audit presentations of the directorate
There is a requirement to participate in annual appraisal in line with GMC regulations.
The successful applicant will be encouraged to participate in research on clinical and/or service issues relating to Diabetes and Endocrinology. The Trust is supported by an active Research and Development department.
For further details please see Job Description
Working for our organisation
Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is ideally situated just a forty five minute drive from Manchester. The Trust provides services to the 440,000 residents of Blackpool, Fylde & Wyre and North Lancashire, as well as specialist tertiary care for Cardiac and Haematology patients.
As one of the United Kingdom’s largest coastal resort, Blackpool has plenty to offer its residents – it’s not just a good place to work; it’s a great place to live. In addition to its bustling centre and historic seafront, the town is world famous for its many attractions, including the famous Blackpool Tower. Blackpool also offers a number of scenic cycling routes round our local parks and across the surrounding countryside, as well as boasting panoramic views of the coast on its picturesque Promenade. Further afield, Blackpool also benefits from less than three-hour connections via rail to Edinburgh in the north and London in the south.
Detailed job description and main responsibilities
The post holder will have an opportunity to develop diabetes renal service, multidisciplinary adrenal, and pituitary service with a liaison with Manchester and Preston. The department will support the post holder to gain experience in sub-specialty of their interest.
This new position has been created to play a major role in the delivery of diabetes with focus on expansion of inpatient diabetes and diabetes technology, and endocrine services.
Fur further details please see job description attached.
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Any invitation to interview will be sent to the email account stated on your application form.
If the role you have applied for requires a Disclosure and Barring Services (DBS) check we will administer this as part of your pre-employment checks. Please note, you will be required to repay the cost on appointment. This will be collected via a salary deduction. You can choose whether to pay this over 1-3 months from your salary or as a one-off payment on commencement in post. The level of check required depends on the role that you have been offered. Currently the charges are - Basic DBS check £22.00, Standard DBS check £22.00 and Enhanced DBS check £42.00.
You are encouraged where possible, to register for the DBS update service. This is an annual registration fee of £13. By registering for the update service you will not have the additional cost of repeated disclosures.
Should you withdraw your application, you may be required to reimburse the cost of the DBS check.
DBS checks remain free of charge for volunteer positions.
By submitting an application for this vacancy you are confirming your agreement to the above in the event you are successfully appointed.
The DBS Code of Practice can be accessed here.
Please ensure that you read the Person Specification attached below as your application will be judged against this.
Please note that every effort will be made to keep the vacancy live until published closing date, though there may be instances where such interest is generated, that for administrative reasons the post may close earlier.
Please note that in line with national NHS guidelines this Trust operates a strict non-smoking policy. Members of staff are not permitted to smoke on Trust premises or grounds at any time nor take breaks during working hours for the purposes of smoking.
The Trust does not offer interview expenses to shortlisted candidates unless indicated in the advert.
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.
- Full registration with the General Medical Council.
- Primary Medical qualification. MRCP, or equivalent.
- MD, PhD or other relevant qualifications Entry on Specialist Register or within six months of receipt of certificate of completion of training (CCT) in general (internal) medicine by the date of the interview.
- Any specialist interest.
- Ability to supervise audit projects.
- Understanding of principles of research and audit. Regular attendance at audit meetings.
- Evidence of recent research activity and publications. Recent personal involvement in audit
- Enthusiasm and commitment to the specialty
- Membership of appropriate societies
- Ability to work well as a member of a team. Ability to work as team leader when required. Possess good organisational and teaching skills. Possess good verbal and written communication skills. Ability to communicate effectively in English
- Experience of supervision of other staff.
- Understanding of principles of Clinical Governance
- Awareness of Management issues in the NHS
- Management training
- Agreement to live within 10 miles of the Trust or within reasonable access by car. Car owner with full driving licence.
Further details / informal visits contact
- Dr McGhee
- Job title
- Divisional Director
- Telephone number
- 01253 955519
- Additional information
Interested applicants should contact Dr David McGhee via 0125955615