25538D Specialty doctor in rehabilitation medicine by zhouwenjuan





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This is an exciting opportunity to join a team of four consultants providing a needs-led
comprehensive Rehabilitation Medicine service based in the Southern General Hospital.

The post is offered on a full-time basis with no on-call attachment.

All applicants must possess Full GMC Registration, a licence to practice and at least 4
Years full time Post Graduate Training, two of which must have been in relevant acute
specialties or you will demonstrate and evidence equivalent experience and
competencies. Consideration will be given to applicants who are unable for personal
reasons to work full time.

Rehabilitation and Assessment Directorate

        Southern General Hospital

            Information Pack
             For the Post of

Specialty Doctor in Rehabilitation Medicine

     Greater Glasgow and Clyde Valley are one of the world’s most thrilling and
     beautiful destinations. There is a wealth of attractions to discover, the UK’s finest
     Victorian architecture to astound, internationally acclaimed museums and
     galleries to inspire, as well as Glasgow’s own unique atmosphere to soak up.

     Be entertained in one of Europe’s top cultural capitals by its year-long calendar of
     festivals and special events and enjoy outstanding shopping, superb bars and
     restaurants – all located within a stone’s throw of some of the country’s finest
     parks and gardens.

     The area also stands at the gateway to some of Scotland’s most spectacular
     scenery, with Loch Lomond and the Trossachs only 40 minutes away.

     What’s more, we are easily accessible by air, rail and road so getting here could
     not be easier.


     The Acute Division of NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde is the largest group of
     adult acute hospitals in Scotland – offering many opportunities to ensure job
     satisfaction and career development.

     We provide a wide range of services from community-based care through to the
     full range of general hospital services.

     We enjoy close links with Glasgow’s three universities and make a significant
     contribution to teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. Research
     also has a high profile within the organisation. We provide excellent facilities for
     students and their tutors in the brand new, £15 million, state of the art, Wolfson
     Medical School, based at Glasgow University.

     We serve a core catchment population of 560,000 with patients not only coming
     from Greater Glasgow and Clyde but also, in some instances, from the whole of
     the West of Scotland and for our national services, from the whole of Scotland.

     We have eight hospitals north of the River Clyde, all with teaching responsibilities:
     Glasgow Royal Infirmary, Western Infirmary, Stobhill Hospital, Gartnavel General
     Hospital, Glasgow Dental Hospital and School, Drumchapel Hospital, Blawarthill
     Hospital and Lightburn Hospital. South of the river situates the Southern General
     Victoria Infirmary. The Royal Alexandra Hospital in Paisley, Inverclyde Royal
     Hospital in Greenock and the Vale of Leven District General Hospital situated in
     Alexandria make up the three acute sites within Clyde.

     With an annual budget of over one billion pounds this is a particularly exciting
     time to be joining NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde. Over the next decade there
     is planned investment of more than £750 million, this is the largest single
     investment programme in the history of NHS Scotland – giving NHS Greater
     Glasgow and Clyde hospital accommodation for 21st Century health care.
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde plans to develop a new pattern of Accident &
Emergency Services for Glasgow that will see:

   Specialist Accident & Emergency and Orthopaedic teams sited 24 hours a day
    at two centres of excellence – Glasgow Royal Infirmary and Southern General
   New rapid access for GP emergency referrals; and
   Five Minor Injury Units staffed by nurse practitioners under the guidance of
    Accident & Emergency Consultants at Glasgow Royal Infirmary, Gartnavel
    General Hospital, Southern General Hospital and at the Ambulatory Care
    Hospitals to be built at Stobhill Hospital and the Victoria Infirmary.

The Acute Division brings together all acute services across the city and Clyde
under a single management structure led by the Chief Operating Officer. The
Division is made up of six Directorates of clinical services each managed by a
Director and clinical management team along with a Facilities Directorate.

These are:

   Rehabilitation and Assessment
   Emergency Care and Medical Services
   Surgery and Anaesthetics
   Regional Services
   Diagnostics
   Women and Children’s Services
   Facilities
Rehabilitation and Assessment Directorate

The Rehabilitation and Assessment Directorate brings together the management of
services that have strong inter-relationships to related CHCPs.

The Directorate manages the following services:

      Stroke
      Frail Elderly
      Palliative Care
      Inpatient Physically Disabled
      West of Scotland Mobility and Rehabilitation Centre (Westmarc)
      Physiotherapy
      Dietetics
      Speech and Language Therapy
      Rehabilitation
In addition, the Directorate manages a range of community services including palliative
care, a number of specialist community disability services, pain services, continence,
services to care homes and falls prevention.

Emergency Care and Medical Services

The specialties included in this Directorate are:

          Accident and Emergency services
          Acute Medicine
          Cardiology
          Respiratory Medicine
          Renal Medicine
          Gastroenterology
          Diabetes
          Infectious Diseases
          Rheumatology
          Dermatology

   This Directorate also includes management of the Out-of-Hours GP Service
Surgery and Anaesthetics

This Directorate includes:

         General Surgery – including vascular and breast surgery
         Orthopaedics / trauma
         Anaesthetics – including critical care (with the exception of Coronary Care)
         Ophthalmology
         Optometry
         ENT Surgery
         Audiology
         Endoscopy
         Urology

Regional Services

This Directorate includes:

         Neuro-sciences (including all sub-specialties except neuro - Radiology and
         Specialist Oncology services (including haemato-oncology)
         Plastic Surgery and Burns
         Cardiothoracic Surgery
         Renal Transplantation
         Oral and Maxilofacial surgery
         Homeopathy

Diagnostic Services

This Directorate includes:

         All Laboratory Medicine including Paediatrics
         Diagnostic imaging (including Beatson radiological services and Paediatric
         Vascular and Interventional Radiology
         Breast Screening services
Women and Children’s Services

This Directorate brings together maternity, gynaecology and children’s services.
The Directorate includes:

         Obstetrics
         Gynaecology
         Neonatology
         Paediatric Medicine
         Paediatric Surgery
         Paediatric Accident and Emergency
         Paediatric Anaesthetics

Facilities Directorate

This Directorate includes:

         Site maintenance for both acute and CHCP facilities
         Hotel Services
         Laundry
         TSSU
         Supplies
         Transport
         Catering
         Telecommunications
         Waste Management

The Southern General Hospital is a large teaching hospital with an acute operational
bed complement of approximately 900 beds. The Hospital is sited in the south-west of
Glasgow and provides a comprehensive range of acute and related clinical services.

District General Hospital services are provided for the south-west of the city, with some
services provided for the whole city. Services include Accident and Emergency,
Dermatology, ENT, General Medicine (including sub-specialties), General Surgery
(including sub-specialties), Medicine for the Elderly (including Assessment,
Rehabilitation and Day Services), Gynaecology, Neonatal Paediatrics, Obstetrics,
Ophthalmology, Orthopaedic Surgery, Urology, Physically Disabled Rehabilitation and
Continuing Care.       The Obstetrics, Urology, Ophthalmology and Dermatology
Departments provide the single in-patient location for the whole population of South

The Maxillofacial Department for the whole city was centralised at the hospital in the
autumn of 2002 providing trauma and elective surgery and specialist provision for head
and neck cancer. South and West Glasgow’s in-patient Gynaecology service was
centralised at the Southern General Hospital in late 2003/early 2004, bringing together
on one site a range of services from across the city. The Assessment and Rehabilitation
service for the Physically Disabled is also provided for the whole city from the Southern
General Hospital.

There is also a wide range of therapeutic services including Audiology, Clinical
Psychology, Dietetics, Occupational Therapy, ECG, Physiotherapy, Radiology (including
MRI and CT provision for the general hospital service) and Speech Therapy.

The Institute of Neurological Sciences
The Institute of Neurological Sciences is based on the Southern General campus and
provides Neurosurgical, Neurological, Clinical Neurophysiology, Neuroradiological and
Neuropathology facilities for the West of Scotland. The Institute is equipped with 2
Magnetic Resonance Imaging Suites, SPECT Scanner, 2 Computerised Axial
Tomography Scanners, and angiography facilities. The Institute has recently undergone
a major upgrade to incorporate ENT and Oral & Maxillofacial Services and is now
equipped with additional facilities including the development of a new ward, four
additional theatres, ICU, HDU and a new out-patient department.

The Westmarc Unit houses the clinical services for prosthetics and orthotics, including
the Artificial Limb and Appliance Centre, within a purpose-built facility. The centre is
staffed jointly by hospital and university personnel from the National Centre for Training
in Prosthetics and Orthotics of Strathclyde University.

The Department of Podiatry has a purpose-built 24-chair clinic and a minor procedure
Spinal Injuries Unit
The Queen Elizabeth National Spinal Unit for Scotland provides a spinal injuries service
to the whole of Scotland. This is housed in a purpose-built facility attached to the
Institute of Neurological Sciences.

There is a long tradition of training medical students and the Southern General is one of
the principal teaching hospitals in Glasgow. There are fully equipped conference
facilities at the Walton Conference Centre on site and a range of other tutorial rooms
throughout the hospital. There is also a Library with a Learn Direct E-Learning Centre.

University Links
The Southern General Hospital has built a sound academic and research base over the
years, and have an excellent teaching reputation with libraries and lecture suites with
comprehensive audio/visual facilities. There are close links with the University of
Glasgow's Faculty of Medicine including Professors within Neurosciences.

The Division is committed to extending training and development opportunities to all staff
and is actively developing multi-disciplinary training, extending the role of on-line
learning, and recognises the importance of developments in technology for both staff
and patients.

We offer:

1.    Policies to help balance commitments at work and home and flexible family
      working arrangements / Access to Day Nursery
2.    Excellent training and development opportunities / Excellent student support /
      On-site library services / Commitment to staff education and life-long
      learning/development opportunities
3.    Free and confidential staff counselling services
4.    A central Glasgow location, with close access to motorway, rail and airport links
5.    On-site staff gym at the Southern General Hospital / Active health promotion
6.    Subsidised staff restaurant facilities on each site
7.    Access to NHS staff benefits/staff discounts
8.    Easy access to city centre shopping facilities, with SGH close to Braehead
      Shopping Centre
9.    Good Public Transport links / Bike User Group / Access to discounted First Bus
10.   Access to NHS Pension scheme

     The PDRU provides a consultant led multidisciplinary rehabilitation service for
     adults with physical disability referred from both hospital and community settings.
     Referrals are received from the inpatient neurological and neurosurgical units at
     the Institute of Neurological Sciences, as well as medical and surgical units in
     Glasgow and surrounding areas. Patients are also admitted from outpatient and
     domiciliary assessments having been referred by GPs, other specialists or
     community services.

     Inpatients receive a multidisciplinary rehabilitation programme directed by patient
     centred goals. Weekly consultant led multidisciplinary team meetings and ward
     rounds are held to monitor patient progress and manage relevant clinical issues.
     Each patient will also have regular individual goal planning meetings with staff
     specifically working with them to set goals in detail.

     Each consultant has regular outpatient and also day assessment or day case
     clinics. A specialist spasticity clinic is held on a regular basis, and there are also
     gait assessment clinics. There are good links with the West of Scotland Mobility
     and Rehabilitation Centre (Westmarc) and community services. Domiciliary and
     environmental control assessments are carried out regularly.

     The Larkfield Unit also provides a consultant led multidisciplinary rehabilitation
     service for adults with physical disability referred from both hospital and
     community settings for patients mainly residing in within the Inverclyde area of
     NHSGGC. This service is provided across outpatient and community settings and
     within an 8 bedded inpatient ward based at the Inverclyde Royal Hospital.

     Ward 53 provides continuing care for younger adults with severe physical
     disability, and there is facility for medical respite.

     There is regular teaching of medical undergraduates, and there is one FY2 and
     one GPST2 post rotating through the PDRU. Multidisciplinary audit, clinical
     governance and journal club meetings are held regularly.

     Bed Numbers

     Southern General Hospital

     Physically Disabled Rehabilitation Unit                          26
     Ward 53 Continuing Care                                          22

     Inverclyde Royal Hospital

     Larkfield Unit                                                     8

     (a)   Title:
           Specialty Doctor in Rehabilitation Medicine

     (b)   Relationships

             (i)     Rehabilitation and Assessment Directorate
                     Stroke and Disability Services

                     Director:                  Ms A Harkness
                     Associate Medical Director:      Dr M Roberts
                     General Manager            Ms M Farrell

           (ii)      Names of Consultant members of the Department
                     Dr A Weir
                     Dr B Panesar
                     Dr J Benjamin                     Lead Consultant

           (iii)     Other members of medical staff in the Department
                     Dr S Jose                  Staff Grade
                     Specialist Registrar       2 Posts
                     GPST 2                     1 Post
                     FY2                        1 Post

     (c)   Duties of The Post

             (i)      The postholder will be expected to work with local managers and
                      professional colleagues in the efficient running of the service.
                      Subject to the provisions of the terms and conditions of Service,
                      the postholder is expected to observe NHS Greater Glasgow and
                           Clyde’s agreed policies and procedures, drawn up in
                      consultation with the profession on clinical matters, and to follow
                      the standing orders and financial instructions of the Health Board.
             (ii)     The postholder will be expected to make sure that there are
                      adequate arrangements for hospital staff involved in the care of
                      patients to be able to make contact with the postholder when
             (iii)    The postholder is required to comply with GG&C Health and
                      Safety Policies.
             (iv)     Direct Clinical Care:
                           Referral assessments
                           Out-patient and day case clinics including procedures
                           Administration associated with task e.g. letters, liaison with
                            GPs and families
                           Cross-cover for absent colleagues
                         Supporting Professional Activities:
                          Hospital meetings
                          Audit
                          Involvement in Clinical Governance e.g. complaints,
                           investigation of clinical incidents
                          Participation in Annual Appraisal and Job Planning

                         There are no on-call or out of hours duties required with this
  Whilst this is not a training post we would be happy to support a suitable candidate who
  wished to consider specialist accreditation via the CESR route.

  6.    Proposed Weekly Programme
  The proposed indicative weekly programme is below. The job plan will be reviewed with
  the successful candidate within 3 months of appointment and immediately after
  appointment if the appointee wishes to work a reduced number of sessions.
  Specialty: Rehabilitation Medicine
  Grade: Specialty Doctor
  Effective Date of Job Plan:
  Next Expected Review Date:
  Weekly PAs: 10
  Principal Place of Work: Southern General Hospital
  Other Regular Workplaces: Inverclyde ward if cover required
  On-Call Availability Supplement:        Nil           None / (delete as appropriate)
  Out of Hours Work: Nil
  Managerially Accountable to:
  Clinically Responsible to:     PDRU Consultants

  a)    Timetable of activities which have a specific location and time
DAY       HOSPITAL/          DESCRIPTION OF              CATEGORY                  PA TYPE
          LOCATION                WORK
           Southern                               DC SOA        AR      -         PA     APA
          Hospital or
        other Glasgow
         hospitals for
            liaison work
Monday     PDRU              Day case clinic             √       √
From /
To         Neuro             Outpatient clinic           √       √
9am –      outpatients
Tuesday    Referring units   Referral assessments        √       √
From /
To         Referring         Referral
9am –      units/PDRU        assessments/admin           √       √
Wednesd    Neuro             Spasticity                  √       √
ay         outpatients       clinic/General
From /                       rehabilitation outpatient
To                           clinic
9am –                                                            √
5pm        Referring units   Referral assessments

Thursday   Neuro             Spasticity                  √       √
From /     outpatients/PDR   clinic/procedures
To         U
9am –                        SPA                             √   √
5pm        PDRU

Friday     PDRU              Day case clinic             √       √
From /
To         Neuro             General rehabilitation      √       √
9am –      outpatients/PDR   clinic / admin
5pm        U
7.   No Smoking Policy

     In recognizing the danger to health of smoking and the right of non-smokers to
     enjoy smoke free air, Greater Glasgow and Clyde has implemented a smoking
     ban throughout all premises.

8.   Crown Indemnity

     The postholder will be eligible for Crown Indemnity. However it is recommended
     that the individual contacts his/her Medical Defence organisation for advice on
     any personal cover needed for his/her own situation.

9.   Details of arrangements for applicants to visit hospital:

     In the first instance contact:

     Head of Department           Dr Alastair Weir           0141 201 1690
                                  Lead Consultant
                                  Disability Services, RAD

     Short-listed candidates are invited automatically by the Director of Human
     Resources to visit the hospitals concerned. If candidates on their own initiative
     have visited the hospital prior to short-listing, they will only be allowed expenses
     for that prior visit if they are subsequently short-listed. When it is thought that
     there will be difficulty in filling the post, the Director of Human Resources has the
     authority to approve a second visit.
                                  NHS GREATER GLASGOW AND CLYDE
                                       ACUTE SERVICES DIVISION

                                             PERSON SPECIFICATION

JOB TITLE:       Specialty Doctor in Rehabilitation     SPECIALITY: Rehabilitation Medicine

              FACTOR                                  ESSENTIAL                               DESIRABLE

QUALIFICATIONS                      MBBS or equivalent medical

Eligibility                         Full registration with the GMC and a
                                    licence to practice.
                                    Evidence of achievement of Foundation
                                    competencies by time of appointment in
                                    line with GMC standards in Good
                                    Practice including:
                                    • good clinical care
                                    • maintaining good medical practice
                                    • good relationships and communication
                                    with patients
                                    • good working relationships with
                                    • good teaching and training
                                    • professional behaviour and probity
                                    • delivery of good acute clinical care.
                                    Evidence of achievement of ST1/CT1
                                    competences in a relevant specialty at
                                    of application and likelihood of
                                    ST2/CT2 competences in a relevant
                                    specialty by the start date of the post
                                    notes on page 31).
                                    Eligibility to work in the UK.
Fitness to                          Applicant’s knowledge is up to date and
practise                            is
                                    fit to practise safely
Language skills   All applicants to have demonstrable
                  skills in written and spoken English
                  that are adequate to enable effective
                  communication about medical topics
                  patients and colleagues, which could be
                  demonstrated by one of the following:
                  • applicants have undertaken
                  undergraduate medical training in
                  • applicants have scores in the
                  International English Language Testing
                  System (IELTS) or equivalent equal to
                  those required for recruitment to MMC
                  specialty training programmes.
                  If applicants believe that they have
                  communication skills but do not fit into
                  one of the examples they need to
                  evidence (see notes on page 31).
Health            Meets professional health requirements
                  line with GMC standards in Good

Application       ALL sections of application form FULLY
completion        completed

Clinical skills   Acute care safe: up-to-date ALS.              ALS instructors
(see notes on     Relevant specialty clinical knowledge:        Certificate
page 31)          capacity to apply sound clinical              Hospital at night team
                  knowledge                                     working/experience or out of
                  relevant to the post.                         hours experience relevant to the
                  Clinical judgement: experience in             job.
                  clinical decisions and managing risk.
                  Knows when to seek help, able to
                  prioritise clinical need.
                  Practical skills: shows aptitude for
                  skills, required in the job.
                  Proven ability to work effectively in
                  different clinical settings required in the
Specialty         Can assess patients for rehabilitation        Specialty knowledge
specific skills   potential                                     Exam
related to the    Can manage common problems in
post              rehabilitation as part of multidisciplinary   Experience of procedures carried
                                                                out in rehabilitation
Commitment        Clinical governance: Capacity to be           Demonstrates
to clinical       alert                                         understanding of the
governance/       to dangers or problems. Demonstrates          principles of research,
improving         awareness of good decision making.            evidence of relevant
quality of        Aware                                         academic and research
patient care      of own limitations. Track record of           achievements (see
                  engaging in clinical governance:              note on page 32).
                  reporting errors, learning from errors.       Teaching: evidence of
                  Audit: evidence of active participation in    experience in teaching
                  audit.                                        where required in the job.

Communication     Effective communication skills:               360º feedback
skills            demonstrates clarity in written/spoken        Patient survey
                  communication and capacity to adapt           feedback and
                  language as appropriate to the                reflections (see notes
                  situation.                                    on page 32)
                  Empathy and sensitivity: capacity to
                  and take in others’ perspectives.
                  Works in partnership with patients:
                  always considers patients preferences
                  discussing treatment options.
                  Always considers the full impact of
                  decisions on the patients. Practice
                  decision making.
                  Directs and supports patients to access
                  information they need to support
                  decision making
Personal skills   Team working: demonstrated                    Leadership skills:
                  experience                                    experience in
                  working in a team, values the other           leadership
                  professionals in the team.
                  Managing others and team                      Demonstrates skills
                  involvement:                                  needed for effective
                  capacity to work co-operatively with          delegation within the
                  others and demonstrate leadership             team: 360º feedback
                  when                                          Driver with a valid
                  appropriate. Capacity to work                 license (see notes on
                  effectively in                                page 32)
                  multi-professional teams.
                  Coping with pressure: capacity to
                  under pressure. Demonstrates initiative
                  resilience to cope with setbacks and
                  to rapidly changing circumstances.
                  Problem solving and decision making:
                  capacity to use logical/lateral thinking to
                  solve problems and make decisions.
                  Organisation and planning: capacity to
                  organise oneself and prioritise own
                  Demonstrates punctuality, preparation
                  self-discipline. Understands importance
                  information technology.
                  Flexible approach to work: able to
                  adapt and work with employers to
                  improved patient care.
                  Equality and diversity: promotes
                  equality and values diversity
Probity           Professional integrity and respect for
                  others: capacity to take responsibility
                  for own actions and demonstrate a
                  approach towards others.
                  Displays honesty, integrity, awareness
                  confidentiality and ethical issues.
Commitment        Learning and personal development:            Extracurricular
to ongoing        demonstrates interest in the specialty        activities/achievements
professional      required for the job. Demonstrates a          relevant to the job
development       commitment to maintaining professional
                  skills and knowledge relevant to the job      Specialty exams (see
                  (see                                          notes on page 32)
                  notes on page 32).
                  Demonstrates a willingness to fully
                  in appraisal. Self-awareness and ability
                  to accept and learn from feedback.
                                   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             Permanent

GRADE AND SALARY             Specialty Doctor
                             £ 36,807 £ 68,638 per annum (pro rata)

                             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 40.00

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 available. A Personal Pension is a
                             private arrangement agreed with the pension provider that will be an
                             organisation such as a Bank, Building Society or Insurance Company.

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 assistance
CANDIDATES FOR               with appropriate travelling expenses. Re-imbursement shall not normally be
APPOINTMENT                  made to employees who withdraw their application or refuse an offer of

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 SCOTLAND          therefore requires a Disclosure Scotland Protection of Vulnerable 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 IN       ensure that it’s employees, both EEA and non EEA nationals, are legally
THE UK                       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 completely

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 individual.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES   The postholder will undertake their duties in strict accordance with NHS
                      Greater Glasgow and Clyde’s Equal Opportunities Policy.

NOTICE                The employment is subject to three months’ notice on either side, subject to
                      appeal against dismissal.

MEDICAL NEGLIGENCE    In terms of NHS Circular 1989 (PCS) 32 dealing with Medical Negligence the
                      Health Board does not require you to subscribe to a Medical Defence
                      Organisation.       Health Board indemnity will cover only Health Board
                      responsibilities. It may, however, be in your interest to subscribe to a defence
                      organisation in order to ensure you are covered for any work, which does not
                      fall within the scope of the indemnity scheme.

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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

Immigration Questionnaire

Alternatively please visit www.nhsggc.org.uk/medicaljobs and click on the “How to Apply” tab to
access application for and CV submission information.


Please return your application by email to nhsggcrecruitment@nhs.net or to the recruitment
address below;

Medical and Dental Recruitment Team
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Recruitment Services
5th Floor, Tara House
46 Bath Street
G2 1HJ


The closing Date will be 15 June 2012.

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