Location: SOUTH EAST
Job Type: Permanent
Job ID: 165578
Main Purpose of Role
The role will provide exciting opportunities for an enthusiastic candidate to work as a Consultant Rheumatologist in an expanding service. Our client is looking for a candidate to share their passion and to drive forward changes for the care of Rheumatology patients.
Key aspects include
Provide remote specialist Rheumatology clinical support / advice to the Community Rheumatology Clinical staff
Provide on–site clinical supervision to the Rheumatology Nurse Consultant(s)
To liaise where needed with Secondary Care Rheumatology colleagues if the Nursing team requires support
Advise on any Clinical Governance related issues in relation to Rheumatology in this service
To contribute to the ongoing development of rheumatology services for the local population across East Kent
To participate in some training and educational activities, teaching, continuing medical education and maintaining clinical excellence within the service.
To remotely support Nursing and AHP Rheumatology staff to ensure excellent and safe clinical care is offered to patients and support ongoing clinical work being undertaken by the department
Provide a remote opinion at the request of clinical staff in the service on patient scenarios as needed
To participate where possible and agreed by both parties, in development or other activities involving Connects national Rheumatology department.
Leadership & Governance
Work with colleagues ensure a comprehensive rheumatology service for Connect and ensure that the highest standards of care are achieved
Work with colleagues in advising on developing service delivery pathways and practice including a forward looking innovative practice
Advise on the development of and review of relevant clinical standards
Clinical supervision of Consultant staff via a combination of telephone, Skype and face to face
Contribute to review and audit of service including clinical outcomes
Advise on the content of Quarterly Governance / Performance report to the CCG/ Connect Clinical Governance Group
Advise on management of any clinical incidents or complaints related to the service
Provide teaching within the department as agreed by all parties
Medical Registration and Specialist Accreditation
Take responsibility for personal and professional development and ensure that CME standards are achieved, and specialist accreditation retained
To complete annual appraisal related to Rheumatology practice and evidence this
To maintain registration and revalidation with the General Medical Council and evidence this
To maintain appropriate Medical Indemnity and evidence this
The duties of this post may be subject to variation from time to time following consultation with the post holder.
Health & Safety
It is the general duty of every employee to take reasonable care for the health and safety of him/herself and others (including patients). This may involve the wearing of suitable protective clothing and footwear, and to co-operate with the management in meeting its responsibilities under the Health and Safety at Work Act. Any failures to take such care or any contraventions of safety or managerial instructions may result in Disciplinary action being taken.
All staff are required to respect confidentiality of all matters that they may learn relating to their employment, other members of staff and the general public and will be required to confirm their compliance with relevant codes of conduct.
This post is subject to an enhanced level of DBS disclosure.