The Diabetes and Endocrine Team at University Hospitals Southampton NHS Foundation Trust are delighted to offer an opportunity to join our growing tertiary endocrine, diabetes and general medicine services. We are seeking to appoint two dynamic candidates full time to join our existing consultant team working within an exceptional multidisciplinary team. The two 10PA posts will cover endocrinology, diabetes and general internal medicine, with a focus on further developing tertiary specialist endocrinology, developing a sustainable GIM inpatient model and building on integration with community diabetes services in Southampton.
ABOUT THE TEAM
Appointed candidates will join our thriving teaching hospital and an award winning team of 4 existing diabetes and endocrine consultants, 2 academic consultants, 2 GIM consultants, a consultant pharmacist, 6 diabetes specialist nurses, 3 endocrine nurses and 2 specialist dieticians. The diabetes and endocrine service support the 1100 adult beds in Southampton hospitals and the 1.9million people living in Southampton and South Hampshire. Alongside general endocrinology and thyroid services, our tertiary specialist endocrine services comprehensively cover all areas of endocrinology including neuroendocrine tumours, pituitary surgery, reproductive and maternal endocrinology, adrenal surgery, lipids, metabolic medicine and host regional pituitary, adrenal and neuroendocrine MDT’s. Our diabetes service is nationally recognised for its inpatient model and offers a full range of specialist diabetes services, including severe insulin resistance, monogenic diabetes and cystic fibrosis related diabetes. Southampton diabetes services are in a process of further integration between secondary and primary care, with opportunities for joint working with community diabetes consultants in the future.
WHAT YOU’LL DO
The appointees will work across endocrinology, diabetes and general internal medicine providing senior clinical leadership and will be particularly encouraged to contribute towards research development, undergraduate and postgraduate education at Southampton School of Medicine and education programmes delivered internally at UHS or to primary care healthcare professionals. Along with two existing consultant colleagues, appointees will form a new winter pressures GIM team which will cover 18 weeks of GIM every winter to ensure we continue to build a safe and sustainable inpatient medical model in Southampton. Each appointee will support GIM for 10 weeks per year covering the winter pressures GIM team and providing planned cover for the two existing general medical teams. Each post will also provide 32 weeks of pure diabetes and endocrine specialty cover which will include general and specialty endocrinology, inpatient diabetes, specialist diabetes clinics, community diabetes advice and contribute to specialist advice and guidance both internally and externally. Specialist endocrinology and diabetes clinical work will be based on appointee’s interests, skills and experience. 1PA of acute medical on call activity is needed to be covered by the two appointees (either as 0.5PA’s each or one candidate taking 1PA)
Example of job plan can be viewed in the Job Description.
WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR
We are looking for candidates ideally who are fully registered with the GMC and ideally already have a CCT in Diabetes and Endocrinology with GIM or be within 6 months of CCT. Candidates should have good leadership skills, always be patient focused and excellent communicators. We are looking for colleagues that would embody the UHS trust values of “Patients first”, “Working together” and “Always improving”.
WHAT WE CAN OFFER YOU
As one of the largest acute teaching Trust’s in England, we can offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. We believe you deserve the best possible surroundings in which to do your job and we want to support you in doing your job to the best of your ability.
As a Trust, we support flexible working and will consider requests taking into account the needs of the service. You’ll have an opportunity to discuss this at interview. Our LiveWell and inspire programme offers opportunities, support and advice, including smoking cessation services, exercise and activity classes, and support for mental health.
UHS employees are able to access a huge range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata) on appointment, can access on-site nursery facilities (subject to availability), and we offer a generous pension scheme.
ABOUT OUR TRUST AND SOUTHAMPTON
UHS is rated ‘Good’ by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we were in the top 10 acute trusts for staff engagement and for staff recommending the hospital as a place to work or receive care.
Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and only an hour on the train from central London. The New Forest National Park and the beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than those in London, 13 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted and 13 nearby green spaces to enjoy.
Interviews will be held on 05/01/2021
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION OR TO APPLY
If you’re interested in applying for this role, we’d encourage you to get in touch using the contact information at the bottom of this advert with any questions or if you would like to arrange an informal visit. Alternatively, if you’re ready to apply, please follow the link below to complete an application.
For further details / informal visits contact: Philip Newland-Jones Clinical Director – Diabetes & Endocrinology [email protected] 07717355109