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Evelina London Children’s Hospital
Locum Consultant in Paediatric Bladder
From £76,761 p.a excl. LZ pro rata
Part Time - 5 PAs
Fixed Term - 6 months
Guy’s and St. Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust is made up of two of London’s best known teaching hospitals and employs over 13,650 staff and have over 2 million patient contacts a year.
Our annual turnover is now £1.3 billion.
The Evelina London Children’s Hospital (ELCH) is seeking a part-time (5 PA) consultant in paediatric bladder disorders to further develop our tertiary service.
ELCH admits over 25,000 patients per year of which over 8,000 are non-elective admissions; over the past year alone both elective and non-elective admitted activity have increased by an average of 8%. This growth is anticipated to continue into the coming years. ELCH has a broad reaching transformational programme entitled Fit for the Future which aims to enhance patient and family care and also has major capital plans to develop additional physical capacity to meet this demand. In addition to this over 125,000 outpatients attend ELCH each year.
The Department of Paediatric Nephro-Urology at Evelina London Children’s Hospital, provides a comprehensive nephro-urology service, both secondary and tertiary, including dialysis, transplantation and a medical Bladder service to children and adolescents from south east England with an approximate population of around 10 million. The bladder service receives around 6% of referrals from elsewhere in the UK. The bladder service currently provides an outreach clinic to Chailey Heritage, Lewes, four times per year with plans to expand the outreach clinics within the nephro-urology “network” with this additional post.
This is an excellent opportunity to join a progressive and dynamic team and be part of the innovative future of children’s healthcare across South London.
The paediatric bladder service is a medical consultant led outpatient service offering specialist diagnostic and therapeutic care from birth through to 18 years with transition to adult services via the YOU (Young Onset Urology) service to Guy’s Hospital. The service accepts referrals for young people under the age of 16 years with treatment-resistant daytime urinary incontinence and/or enuresis, dysfunctional voiding, recurrent urinary tract infections or suspected neuropathic bladders with or without associated bowel dysfunction.
The service is supported by 5 urology clinical nurse specialists, including a transition nurse specialist. All new referrals are seen in the ‘one stop’ diagnostic clinic and subsequently followed up in the general consultant or nurse led bladder clinic or specialist clinics (Bladder-bowel dysfunction, multidisciplinary spinal cord clinic, neuromodulation clinic, biofeedback clinic or posterior urethral valve clinic).
Bladder clinics currently run Monday through to Saturday. This post does not include any on-call working.
In-patient services consist of 18 nephro-urology beds that are provided on Beach Floor and a 6 bed day-case unit on Arctic floor. Inpatient activity includes diagnostic procedures with nurse-led non-invasive urodynamic assessments (bladder function assessments), consultant led video-urodynamics three times a week in the radiology department and Nurse-led invasive urodynamics. A new ambulatory urodynamic service is due to be introduced in the coming months. Inpatient therapeutic procedures include biofeedback and clean intermittent catheterisation training.
There is a very close working relationship with the paediatric urologists and paediatric nephrologists, with weekly joint imaging meetings and urodynamic meetings.
There are also close links with the adult urology unit at Guy’s Hospital, and in particular with the Young Onset Urology clinic with the Transition urology clinical nurse specialist working both at the Evelina and at Guys Hospital.
The department is actively involved with audit and research with regular presentation at national and international conferences.
You must be fully registered with the GMC and hold License to Practice and be on the Specialist Register, or within six months of attaining your CCT or equivalent at interview stage.
The postholder will have regular contact with vulnerable adults and/or children (0-18 years) and therefore this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.
As an organisation, we are committed to developing our services in ways that best suit the needs of our patients. This includes asking certain groups of staff to work more flexibly so that we can offer services to patients in the evenings and at weekends. We regard this flexibility as essential if we are to continue to provide first class patient care in the future. As a result, any offer of employment to a consultant post will be subject to you agreeing to work a new more flexible pattern of working in the future if required and in accordance with the provisions of the new Guy’s and St. Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust consultant contract.
For further information, please contact Dr Chris Reid, Head of Service for Paediatric Nephro-Urology, on 020 7188 4586, or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, Dr Anne Wright, Clinical Lead for the Bladder Service, on 020 7188 4662 or email@example.com or James O’Brien, General Manager for Children’s Medical Specialties & Neonatology on 020 7188 4689.
Please apply online quoting reference number LCON323.
Closing date: 15/10/2017, midnight.
Interview date: TBC
Please note that we will only accept online applications.
You must have appropriate UK professional registration.
Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UKVI website. From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks for Overseas Applicants.
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.
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