This is a whole-time 10PA post for a Consultant Respiratory Medicine supporting our Acute Respiratory Infection Virtual Ward. The post will work in collaboration with our colleagues at Breathing Space who are our specialist Community Respiratory Facility. The post will also work in collaboration with our colleagues in the Acute Hospital based within Respiratory Medicine.

The post is integral to maintaining the quality and extent of the service provided by Therapies, Dietetics and Community Care and Respiratory Medicine, enabling the successful delivery of the strategic objectives. Our Division of Therapies, Dietetics and Community Care has an integrated care pathway across the acute and community setting. The service has a dedicated community respiratory outpatient unit - Breathing Space. Breathing Space is led by a Respiratory Nurse Consultant and hosts a number of differing healthcare services such as:

Outpatients - For respiratory diagnostic workup of asthma, COPD, Bronchiectasis and ILDs

Pulmonary rehabilitation

Respiratory Physiology (Limited to spirometry and FeNO)

Potential research opportunities

Provides domiciliary visits

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be expected to provide high quality management of Respiratory services to the population of Rotherham through:

Provision of a Community Respiratory Medicine Services on the Acute Respiratory Infection Virtual Ward, outpatients, residents in care homes and their own homes, participation in multidisciplinary working

Provision of Consultant delivered Community Respiratory Medicine services

Administrative duties to ensure the proper functioning of the department

Provision of cover for colleagues periods of leave

Participation in medical audit, clinical governance and continuing professional development relating to Community Respiratory Medicine

Management and supervision of medical, nursing and other professional staff within the multidisciplinary care team

Attendance at Divisional, Trust Wide and Regional meetings, as required, to represent the interests of the specialty, the department and the Trust

The provision of teaching duties and to take an active part in the education programme of trainee medical staff and medical undergraduate students from the University of Sheffield

The post holder will have full continuing clinical responsibility for patients under his or her care

Expectation and encouragement of the completion of research and clinical audit activities as an inherent part of normal clinical duties

For full details please see job pack attached

About us

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust is a combined acute and community provider delivering a range of health care services to people in Rotherham and across South Yorkshire.

We are ambitious about our future and the part we will play in meeting the health and social care needs of the local community and the wider region. Our innovative and forward thinking approach means we are at the forefront of care delivery for people at home, in the community and in hospital.

At the heart of the Trust are more than 4,500 members of staff who are working out of the main Rotherham Hospital site and a number of community locations. A range of specialist services are delivered across the South Yorkshire region and nationally.

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust is committed to diversity and inclusion and welcomes applications from everyone. The Trust seeks to establish a workforce as diverse as the population it serves. We will consider applications to work flexibly. If you are disabled and require reasonable adjustments to the application process, please contact the Medical Recruitment Team to discuss.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The Department

This is a whole-time 10PA post for a Consultant Respiratory Medicine supporting our Acute Respiratory Infection Virtual Ward. The post will work in collaboration with our colleagues at Breathing Space who are our specialist Community Respiratory Facility. The post will also work in collaboration with our colleagues in the Acute Hospital based within Respiratory Medicine.

The post is integral to maintaining the quality and extent of the service provided by Therapies, Dietetics and Community Care and Respiratory Medicine, enabling the successful delivery of the strategic objectives. Our Division of Therapies, Dietetics and Community Care has an integrated care pathway across the acute and community setting. The service has a dedicated community respiratory outpatient unit - Breathing Space. Breathing Space is led by a Respiratory Nurse Consultant and hosts a number of differing healthcare services such as:

Outpatients - For respiratory diagnostic workup of asthma, COPD, Bronchiectasis and ILDs

Pulmonary rehabilitation

Respiratory Physiology (Limited to spirometry and FeNO)

Potential research opportunities

Provides domiciliary visits

We have recently been awarded investment by NHS England to establish a Respiratory Physiology Service at Breathing Space in line with the ambitions for Community Diagnostic Services. Work is scheduled for completion in March 2023.

The role is intended to support the expansion of our community services and deliver the Acute Respiratory Infection component of the Virtual Ward also working in collaboration with the Frailty Virtual Ward and future plans for supporting other patients with acute dependencies in the community.

The Acute Respiratory Infection Virtual Ward will operate on a SystmOne Platform supported by the current Community Respiratory Exacerbation Nurse Specialist team in association with colleagues delivering the two-hour/two-day Urgent Community Response (UCR) and the new Discharge to Assess (D2A) pathway.

The post holder will be expected to work in partnership with all other members of the multidisciplinary team to deliver clinically effective, safe, high quality Community Respiratory Medicine Services to the population served.

The post holder is expected to undertake service development review and evaluation to improve & expand current practice. All appointees are required to participate in all divisional activities, including audit, sharing the administrative responsibilities and contributing to the further development of the divisions and the Trust

KEY RESULT AREAS / RESPONSIBILITIES

Clinical

The post holder will be expected to provide high quality management of Respiratory services to the population of Rotherham through:

Provision of a Community Respiratory Medicine Services on the Acute Respiratory Infection Virtual Ward, outpatients, residents in care homes and their own homes, participation in multidisciplinary working.

Provision of Consultant delivered Community Respiratory Medicine services as identified in the job plan.

Administrative duties to ensure the proper functioning of the department.

Provision of cover for colleagues periods of leave.

Teaching and Education

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust is committed to teaching and education, facilitating a wide variety of training opportunities to various staff groups, including Medical students, Nurse Students, qualified Nurses, junior doctors and other Allied Health Care professionals.

Consultants are directly responsible for appointment, supervision and appraisal of junior staff. It is therefore a requirement of Consultants to attend appropriate training courses (interviewing techniques, educational supervisors course, equal opportunities training etc.) to ensure the adequate experience and skills are gained.

The Dean regards specific training for educational supervision as mandatory for all Consultants and when new Consultants are appointed, it is expected that this training will be completed within 12 months of appointment.

Active learning is strongly encouraged, along with opportunities to research and present on topical issues of interest to the specialty.

The post holder will have an active role in clinical supervision of other staff and participate in Grand Rounds.

The department regularly accommodates undergraduate students and the post holder will support this activity.

The Trust has excellent established links with Sheffield Teaching Hospitals (STH). STH has excellent infrastructure for both teaching and research. It accommodates just fewer than 50% of undergraduate students of the University of Sheffield. The case mix is excellent for teaching and the facilities for undergraduates have been improved by the provision of a new Medical Education complex at the Northern General Hospital. There are excellent opportunities for research including collaborative research with colleagues.

Research, Audit and Development

The Trust has an exceptional Research and Development Department and has a committed research ethos. There are strong links with the Universities of Sheffield and Sheffield Hallam University. Research is encouraged within the department and trainees in particular are encouraged and mentored in their audit and research activities.

Participation in clinical audit is a professional and contractual requirement for all doctors within the Trust. The importance of clinical audit is recognised by the Trust and commissioning authorities and protected time for clinical audit is provided with dedicated sessions provided. The post holder is expected to attend and participate in these sessions.

The post holder will be expected to adhere to national and Trust clinical effectiveness guidance using the best information to direct their clinical practice.

Participation in national audit initiatives such as NCEPOD and CESDI is undertaken by the Trust and are regarded as compulsory for Consultant medical staff.

The post holder is encouraged to lead innovative methods of conducting audit and link this to education e.g. journal clubs and integrated care pathways.

Research is performed within the Trust by individual clinicians. Clinical research (subject to Local Ethical Committee approval and usual financial requirements) is encouraged. The post holder will be expected to comply with all principles of research governance.

Development of Service

The clinical lead will be expected to take a key role in development of the service in line with local and national strategy.

The post holder will be expected to develop and maintain collaborative working relationships within the Trust and local partner organisations i.e. Primary Care, community services, voluntary sector etc.

The post holder will be expected to work with the team to assure optimum utilisation of all clinical sessions in terms of quality of service provided and productivity.

The post holder will be expected to actively contribute towards the achievement of all targets agreed for the respective specialty areas and the wider Division.

Meeting Attendance and Participation

The post holder will be expected to attend and lead several meetings

Attendance at additional meetings will be agreed by negotiation with the post holder as and when required.

Person Specification

Management Skills

Essential

  • Demonstrate effective team working skills
  • Time management/organisational ability. An example may be they have developed and run training programmes.
  • Proven knowledge of systems and process of NHS or equivalent
  • Sense of understanding and commitment to corporate responsibility
  • Commitment to and understanding of their responsibility to the organisation. Examples may include previous involvement in management roles, management courses

Ability and Skills

Essential

  • Specific skills required to undertake the role above those required to achieve CCT.

Qualifications

Essential

  • Full registration and a licence to practise with the GMC
  • Please provide your GMC registration number
  • On the GMC Specialist Register or within 6 months of CCT from the date of interview
  • Must hold MRCP or qualification equivalent to overseas training in Respiratory Medicine

Desirable

Education and Training

Essential

  • Experience and interest in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and training.

Experience

Essential

  • >3 Years of General Medicine years of post-qualification
  • Experience of General Medicine and management of Respiratory dis

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