FOR TRAINING –
ROYAL HOSPITAL FOR SICK
WOMEN AND CHILDRENS DIRECTORATE
STR/LOCUM APPOINTMENT FOR TRAINING
ONE YEAR, APPLICATIONS FOR SHORTER PERIODS MAY BE CONSIDERED.
ROYAL HOSPITAL FOR SICK CHILDREN
The post is based principally at Yorkhill Hospital where the successful applicant will work
in the national paediatric cardiac centre.
Applicants must possess MRCP or equivalent and meet the entry criteria for a training
post in paediatric cardiology.
This post will not attract a National Training Number.
If a Locum Appointment for Training appointment is made, the training received will
count towards the completion of CCT training. The Postgraduate Dean has confirmed
that this programme has the required educational and staffing approval.
To practice medicine in the UK you need to hold both GMC registration and a licence to
NHS GREATER GLASGOW & CLYDE
WOMEN’S & CHILDREN’S DIVISION
Paediatric Cardiology STR/LAT
Royal Hospital for Sick Children,
WEST OF SCOTLAND REGION
LOCUM APPOINTMENT FOR TRAINING IN PAEDIATRIC CARDIOLOGY
Brief Description of Hospital:
The Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Yorkhill is a 306 bed unit which provides
paediatric services to the Greater Glasgow Health Board are and is a tertiary
referral centre for the West of Scotland. Undergraduate and postgraduate
teaching is undertaken and the Glasgow University Departments of Child Health,
Surgical Paediatrics, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Human Nutrition and
Medical Genetics are housed within the hospital. The Trust also incorporates
Community Child Health for Glasgow.
Work of the Department:
Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery form part of the Medical Directorate and share a
24 bed ward on the second floor of the hospital. Six beds in the General
Intensive Care Unit are committed to Cardiac Surgery. The Department of
Cardiology is well equipped for non-invasive and invasive investigation.
Comprehensive cardiac ultrasound facilities are available including M-mode, 2-D.
spectral and colour Doppler and transoesophageal echo. Treadmill exercise
testing, 24 hour Holter monitoring, digital event monitoring and 12 lead ECG
recording are routine. The Catheter Laboratory was replaced in 2007 and has
digital biplane angiography replay and storage facilities. Approximately 310
catheter procedures are performed annually including diagnostic studies and
Cases for elective investigation or surgery are admitted in the early part of each
week and emergency cases are admitted anytime. Urgent referrals are seen in
the Department and visits made the city’s special care baby units or to other
wards as required. A weekly clinic caters for patients requiring long term review;
a fortnightly clinic run jointly with an adult cardiologist looks after teenage
patients and those with pacemakers. Each cardiologist has an outpatient clinic.
Peripheral clinics are held in six towns throughout the year. Fetal ultrasound
examinations are conducted weekly in collaboration with the fetal medicine
specialists at the Queen Mother’s Hospital. Daily rounds of the combined
medical-surgical cardiac ward and Intensive care Unit are undertaken. A
conference is held weekly to discuss the management of individual cases.
Teaching of undergraduate and postgraduate students is a regular commitment
and special teaching courses in clinical paediatrics (2) and echocardiography (3-
4) occur throughout the year.
Medical Staff in the Department:
Glasgow Paediatric Cardiologists Dr K McLeod, Dr T Richens, Dr B
Knight, Dr B Smith
Edinburgh Paediatric Cardiologists Dr M Walayat, Dr J Burns
Cardiac Surgeons Mr K A McArthur, Mr M Danton, Mr A
2 Specialist Registrars in Paediatrics
2 Specialist Registrars in Cardiology
This department has close relationships with the Departments of Anaesthesia,
Intensive Care and Radiology.
NHS EDUCATION FOR SCOTLAND - WEST REGION
HIGHER - TRAINING PROGRAMME- LOCUM APPOINTMENT
FOR TRAINING – PAEDIATRIC CARDIOLOGY
The STR/locum appointment for training (LAT) post forms part of the West of
Scotland Training Programme in Paediatric Cardiology, has training approval
from the JCHMT and conforms to the formal training guidelines laid out in the
JCHMT documents. Subject to satisfactory progress training will count towards
the time required to complete any subsequently awarded CCT training scheme.
During training the Specialist Registrar is allocated a supervisor and performance
assessment is on a regular basis throughout training.
The training programme is supervised by the Training Programme Director for
paediatric cardiology, West of Scotland Deanery. Study leave conforms with
terms and conditions of service for the Specialist Registrar grade.
2 ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
The STR/LAT will be appointed by a Committee comprising representatives of
the Postgraduate Dean, Speciality Training Committee, Trust, University of
Glasgow and National Panel of Specialists.
Specialist Registrars must hold MRCP or equivalent and have a minimum of two
years general professional training in the SHO grade.
3 DUTIES OF THE POST
The STR/LAT must make full use of the training opportunities provided.
The STR/LAT will be involved in all aspects of cardiology inpatient and outpatient
care including management of emergency cases. Initial training in cardiology
techniques would be largely in non-invasive aspects of cardiology and
introduction to invasive studies, with subsequent experience being gained in
invasive investigation and interventional techniques.
The STR/LAT will be expected, when appropriate, to participate in the day to day
running of the department in administrative activities such as organisation of on-
call rotas, organisation of undergraduate training, patient reports and letters.
This will include:
Discussion with Paediatric Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery Consultants
regarding clinical problems. Communication with General Practitioners and
referring consultants including telephone discussion of problems and writing of
letters about cases seen. Liaison with specialists in other hospitals/agencies,
such as district nurses, ambulance, police etc.
(i) Continuing Education
The STR/LAT will be expected to participate in educational activities on a local
and national basis.
In-house tutorials and locally arranged postgraduate courses are available.
Specialist Registrars are expected to further their education through attendance
at meetings and courses held both locally and nationally.
Local educational activities include regular audit, CME schemes, lectures, journal
clubs and Unit discussions.
Teaching of undergraduate and postgraduate students and other groups would
be a regular commitment.
Audit is an essential component of paediatric cardiology practice and the
STR/LAT will have a specific role in clinical audit and be expected to participate
in local and national audit activities.
6 LOCATION OF DUTIES
The initial appointment will be the combined medical-surgical cardiac ward and
Department of Cardiology at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Yorkhill.
The banding for the Royal Hospital for Sick Children is currently Band 2b.
2011 Person Specification
Application to enter Specialty Training at LAT4: Paediatric Cardiology
Essential When Evaluated1
MBBS or equivalent medical qualification Application form
Qualifications MRCPCH, MRCP (UK) or equivalent
Eligibility Eligible for full registration with the GMC at time of appointment Application form
Evidence of achievement of Foundation competencies by
August 2011 in line with GMC standards/ Good Medical Application form Interview /
Practice including: 3
o Good clinical care
o Maintaining good medical practice
o Good relationships and communication with patients
o Good working relationships with colleagues
o Good teaching and training
o Professional behaviour and probity
o Delivery of good acute clinical care
Entry through paediatrics Application form Interview /
Evidence of achievement of ST1 & ST2 competencies in Selection centre
paediatrics at time of appointment & ST3 competencies in
paediatrics by August 2011.
Evidence of achievement of the competences outlined in ‘A
Framework of Competences for BST in Paediatrics’
Entry through general internal medicine
Application form Interview /
Evidence of achievement of ST1 & ST2 competencies in general Selection centre
internal medicine at time of appointment by August 2011.
Eligibility to work in the UK
Fitness To Practise Is up to date and fit to practise safely Application form
‘when evaluated’ is indicative, but may be carried out at any time throughout the selection process
A Framework of Competences for BST in Paediatrics, RCPCH October 2004
A selection centre is a process not a place. It involves a number of selection activities that may be delivered within the
Unit of Application.
Language Skills All applicants to have demonstrable skills in written and spoken Application form
English adequate to enable effective communication about medical Interview / Selection centre
topics with patients and colleagues demonstrated by one of the
o a) that applicants have undertaken undergraduate medical training
in English; or
o b) have the following scores in the academic lnternational English
Language Testing System (IELTS) – Overall 7, Speaking 7,
Listening 6, Reading 6, Writing 6.
If applicants believe they have adequate communication skills
but do not fit into one of these examples they must provide
Health Meets professional health requirements (in line with GMC Application form
standards/Good Medical Practice) Pre-employment health
Career Ability to provide a complete employment history Application form
Progression Evidence that career progression is consistent with personal
Evidence that present achievement and performance is
commensurate with totality of period of training
At least 36 months’ experience in paediatrics or 24 months in
general internal medicine (not including Foundation modules) by
Application Application form
ALL sections of application form completed FULLY according to
Completion written guidelines
Any time periods specified in this person specification refer to full time equivalent
Essential Desirable When Evaluated5
Career Progression As above Less than 72 months
experience (usually 36-60
months) in this specialty (not
modules) by August 2011
Essential Desirable When Evaluated
Clinical Skills Clinical Knowledge & Expertise: Successful completion of Application form
Capacity to apply sound clinical APLS, NLS, ACLS or Interview / Selection
knowledge & judgement. Potential equivalent centre
to develop excellent diagnostic Successful completion of References
skills a child protection course
Able to demonstrate proficiency in a or equivalent
range of medical procedures as an
indication of manual dexterity and
Evidence of experience in a range
of acute medical specialties, with
experience of managing patients on
unselected medical take during
core medical training
Evidence of competence in
management of medical
emergencies and in-patients
through continuous work-based
Shows aptitude for practical skills,
e.g. hand-eye co-ordination,
‘when evaluated’ is indicative, but may be carried out at any time throughout the selection process
Essential Desirable When evaluated
Academic / Research Skills:
Interview / Selection
Research Skills Demonstrates understanding of Evidence of relevant
importance of audit, risk academic & research
management & research. achievements , e.g.
Potential to contribute to degrees, prizes, awards,
development in paediatrics distinctions, publications,
Evidence of involvement
in formal research
Evidence of active participation in project
audit Evidence of a portfolio of
audit projects including
where the audit loop has
Evidence of involvement
Evidence of teaching experience in teaching students,
and/or training in teaching postgraduates and other
Evidence of participation
in a teaching course
Evidence of attendance
at a management course
Essential Desirable When evaluated
Personal Skills Communication Skills: Application form
Capacity to communicate effectively Interview / Selection
at different levels, e.g. with babies, centre
young people and their families References
Empathy & Sensitivity:
Capacity to take in others’
perspectives and treat others with
Managing Others & Team
Capacity to work cooperatively with
others & work effectively in a
Problem Solving & Decision Making:
Demonstrates an analytic approach
to practice. Capacity to bring a
range of approaches to solving
Coping with Pressure:
Capacity to manage acute situations
under pressure. Demonstrates
initiative & resilience to cope with
Organisation & Planning:
Capacity to achieve a balance
between urgent and important
Vigilance & Situational Awareness:
Capacity to monitor acute situations that
may change rapidly
Evidence of interest and experience
in management and leadership
Essential Desirable When evaluated
Probity Professional Integrity & Respect for Application form
Others: Interview / Selection
Takes responsibility for own actions. centre
Displays honesty, integrity & References
awareness of ethical issues.
Understands importance of
advocacy, children’s rights, safety,
confidentiality & consent
Commitment To Learning & Personal Development: Extracurricular activities / Application form
Specialty Demonstrates interest and realistic achievements relevant to Interview / Selection
insight into paediatric cardiology. paediatric cardiology centre
Understanding & awareness of References
particular requirements & demands
of working with children & their
Demonstrates reflective approach to
practice & commitment to personal
TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF SERVICE
The conditions of service are those laid down and amended from time to time by the
Hospital and Medical & Dental Whitley Council.
TYPE OF CONTRACT Fixed Term
GRADE AND SALARY STR LAT £29,705 – £46,708 per annum
New Entrants to the NHS will normally commence on the minimum
point of the salary scale, (dependent on qualifications and experience).
Salary is paid monthly by Bank Credit Transfer.
HOURS OF DUTY Full time, 40 hrs
SUPERANNUATION You have the option to join the NHS Superannuation Scheme, to
participate in the State Earnings Related Pension Scheme or to take
out a Personal Pension.
Employee’s contributions to the NHS Scheme are Tiered based on your
earnings and the employers contribution equates to 13.5 % of salary.
Employees in the NHS Scheme are “Contracted-out” of the State
Earnings Related Pension Scheme and pay a lower rate of National
Insurance contributions. Employees who choose to participate in the
State Earnings Related Pension Scheme pay the higher rate of
National Insurance contribution. A Stakeholder Pension is also
A Personal Pension is a private arrangement agreed with the pension
provider that will be an organisation such as a Bank, Building Society or
REMOVAL EXPENSES Assistance with removal and associated expenses may be given and
would be discussed and agreed prior to appointment.
EXPENSES OF Candidates who are requested to attend an interview will be given
CANDIDATES FOR assistance with appropriate travelling expenses. Re-imbursement shall
APPOINTMENT not normally be made to employees who withdraw their application or
refuse an offer of appointment.
TOBACCO POLICY NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde operate a No Smoking Policy in all
premises and grounds.
This post is considered to be in the category of “Regulated Work” and
DISCLOSURE therefore requires a Disclosure Scotland Protection of Vulnerable
SCOTLAND Groups Scheme (PVG) Membership which currently costs £59.00. The
cost of the PVG Membership will be initially paid by NHS Greater
Glasgow and Clyde and will required to be repaid through a payroll
deduction mandate from the successful candidate’s first salary.
CONFIRMATION OF NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (NHSGGC) has a legal obligation to
ELIGIBILITY TO WORK ensure that it’s employees, both EEA and non EEA nationals, are
IN THE UK legally entitled to work in the United Kingdom. Before any person can
commence employment within NHS GGC they will need to provide
documentation to prove that they are eligible to work in the UK.
Non EEA nationals will be required to show evidence that either Entry
Clearance or Leave to Remain in the UK has been granted for the work
which they are applying to do. Where an individual is subject to
immigration control under not circumstances will they be allowed to
commence until the right to work in the UK has been verified.
ALL applicants regardless of nationality must complete and return the
Confirmation of Eligibility to Work in the UK Statement with their
completed application form. You will be required provide appropriate
documentation prior to any appointment being made.
REHABILITATION OF The rehabilitation of Offenders act 1974 allows people who have been
OFFENDERS ACT 1974 convicted of certain criminal offences to regard their convictions as
“spent” after the lapse of a period of years. However, due to the nature
of work for which you are applying this post is exempt from the
provisions of Section 4 of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 by
virtue of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions Orders
1975 and 1986). Therefore, applicants are required to disclose
information about convictions which for other purposes are “spent”
under the provision of the act in the event of employment, failure to
disclose such convictions could result in dismissal or disciplinary action
by NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde. Any information given will be
DISABLED APPLICANTS A disability or health problems does not preclude full consideration for
the job and applications from people with disabilities are welcome. All
information will be treated as confidential. NHS Greater Glasgow and
Clyde guarantees to interview all applicants with disabilities who meet
the minimum criteria for the post.
You will note on our application form that we ask for relevant
information with regard to your disability. This is simply to ensure that
we can assist you, if you are called for interview, to have every
opportunity to present your application in full. We may call you to
discuss your needs in more detail if you are selected for interview.
GENERAL NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde operates flexible staffing
arrangements whereby all appointments are to a grade within a
department. The duties of an officer may be varied from an initial set of
duties to any other set, which are commensurate with the grade of the
officer. The enhanced experience resulting from this is considered to
be in the best interest of both NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde and the
EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES The postholder will undertake their duties in strict accordance with NHS
Greater Glasgow and Clyde’s Equal Opportunities Policy.
For further information on NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, please visit our website on
Applicants wishing further information about the post are invited to contact Dr Trevor
Richens, Training Programme Director, Paediatric Cardiology: Tel 0141 201 0000,
e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with whom visiting arrangements can also be
HOW TO APPLY
To apply for these posts please include your CV and names and addresses of 3
Referees, along with the following documents; (click on the hyperlinks to open)
Medical and Dental Application and Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form
Declaration Form Regarding Fitness to Practice
Alternatively please visit www.nhsggc.org.uk/medicaljobs and click on the “How to
Apply” tab to access application for and CV submission information.
RETURN OF APPLICATIONS
Please return your application by email to email@example.com or to the
recruitment address below;
Medial and Dental Recruitment Team
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Recruitment Services
5th Floor, Tara House
46 Bath Street
The closing Date will be 26th August 2011