Medical Education Fellow - London School of Radiology
Whittington Hospital NHS Trust
The closing date is 09 March 2021
Applications are invited for the post of Medical Education Fellow for the London School of Radiology and Whittington Health NHS Trust. There are 2 short term LTFT appointments to support Education projects in the London School of Radiology.
This is an opportunity for radiology registrars (ST3+) currently on London training programmes to spend up to a year LTFT (2 days/week) out of programme working on projects supporting training in the London School of Radiology, while continuing clinical training in their current scheme. The posts are nominally based at the Whittington Hospital, but due to current Covid-19 restrictions will be expected to work remotely.
Applicants are encouraged from LTFT trainees and job- share would be a possibility.
Main duties of the job
Please see the Job Description and the Persons Specification for further details about the job role. If you are unable to access the PDF, the details of the job description can also be found in the 'Detailed Job Description and Main responsibilities' section.
Whittington Health serves a richly diverse population and works hard to ensure that all our services are fair and equally accessible to everyone. Nowhere is this more obvious than in the way we look after our staff. We aim to employ a workforce which is as representative as possible of this population, so we are open to the value of differences in age, disability, gender, marital status, pregnancy and maternity, race, sexual orientation, and religion or belief. The Trustbelieves that as a public sector organisation we have an obligation to have recruitment, training, promotion and other formal employment policies and procedures that are sensitive to these differences. We think that by doing so, we are better able to treat our patients as well as being a better place to work.
The post is nominally hosted by the Whittington Hospital as the HOS of the London School of Radiology is a consultant at the Whittington Hospital and the funding is coming through this route.
There are no clinical sessions associated with these posts at the Whittington hospital. It is envisaged in the current pandemic that the duties of the posts will be carried out via remote working.
Clinical work will continue to be at the base hospital/ training scheme of the successful applicants.
Duties of the post
This will include working on evaluation of existing online teaching projects, and further development of online teaching, assessment and training resources in collaboration with other groups including the Oxford RAIQC (Radiology and Imaging Quality Control) platform, RCR and HEE e learning resources. The two major projects will be expanding and developing resources and assessment for OOH work, and working on the ST1 FRCR teaching resources, exploring the development of a curated set of content which is available to trainees across multiple training schemes. These are not exclusive projects. The post holders will work collaboratively. They will also have links with the new Whittington Digitising Medical Education Coordinator.
Individual job plans of 2 days work will be agreed with the HOS in collaboration with the TPD of the successful candidates training scheme.
Medical Education Fellows will be able to take up opportunities of leadership and education events organised within the Whittington Hospital and HEE during their time in post
HEE provides leadership for the education and training system. It ensures that the shape and skills of the future health and public health workforce evolve to sustain high quality outcomes for patients in the face of demographic and technological change. HEE ensures that the workforce has the right skills, behaviours and training, and is available in the right numbers, to support the delivery of excellent healthcare and drive improvements through supporting healthcare providers and clinicians to take greater responsibility for planning and commissioning education and training.
Our ambition is to be the best organisation of our type in the world by living our values every day. Our Core Values are that everyone feels valued and respected and are included and involved in everything that affects them; are trusted to make decisions with clear reasons in order to be empowered to deliver; are committed to clear, effective communication, which is transparent and open when sharing information; takes pride and has integrity in everything we do and recognises that everyone has a significant contribution whilst taking personal responsibility and accountability for actions and behaviours.
This section details the personal attributes we require for this role. If you feel these describe you, we would welcome your application
Behaviours and Values Skills and Abilities
Makes sure they work in a way that complies with legislation and organisation policies and procedures
Operate in a highly political, complex and sensitive environment with strong management and communication skills
Acts as an exemplar, actively promotes the NHS Constitution and Values through personal behaviour and interaction with others and by the standards and example they set for those they work with.
Commitment to health and healthcare in London, driven by the needs of patients, service users and external stakeholders.
Well organised, with effective time management and good administrative capability.
Commitment to personal and professional development.
Evidence of good interpersonal skills.
Operates with integrity and treats services users, partners, and colleagues with respect and dignity at all times
Aware of the impact of own behaviour on others and takes responsibility to address any personal development needs.
Promotes a safe environment for the exchange of views and ideas and encourages creativity and innovation to facilitate continuous improvement
Will consider the most effective way to promote equality of opportunity and good working relationships in employment and service delivery and has the ability to take actions which support and promote this agenda
At the end of the year to continue links with Postgraduate Dean and to establish links with successor and to act as mentor to successor.
Interest in and understanding of health care and health issues in London.
Interest in, and understanding of, educational theory particularly that relevant to the delivery of medical education and regional training
Effective interpersonal skills including building and maintaining strong working relationships with colleagues and good team working.
Ability to initiate and sustain a project / activity requiring collaboration with policy, clinical and managerial interests, academic bodies and other stakeholders.
Understanding of evaluation for projects / activity
Analytical, problem solving and trouble shooting skills.
Good communication skills, including public speaking and presentation skills. Understanding of how to present and communicate complex issues to a variety of audiences.
An interest in improving the patients experience / care / safety through training from audits, quality improvement projects or guideline development.
Expert level knowledge and experience of Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and Word
Experience of writing high quality reports on projects undertaken for internal and external stakeholders
Ability to use online virtual platforms for training/meetings
To monitor policy developments relevant to all aspects of education and training, as directed.
Ability to analyse and interpret data to highlight issues and support decision making.
Experience and Knowledge
Qualifications and Training
Current Radiology Specialist Trainee in London ST3 or above.
Teaching experience in either undergraduate or postgraduate education.
Author or co-author, or contribution to publications or abstracts in peer reviewed and professional journals.
Experience of organisational development / change e.g. through a quality improvement project, managerial role or as a junior doctor or student representative.
Knowledge of recent health policy in the UK and London, relevant to healthcare education, the applicants own specialty and beyond.
Knowledge of theory underpinning medical education, and experience in curriculum mapping
Experience in using sim for training
GMC registration or professional equivalent.
Satisfactory progression through training as demonstrated by satisfactory ARCP outcomes including outcome 1 or 10.1 at last ARCP.
Holds relevant exams for specialty for stage of training e.g. FRCR 2a/2b, (allowing for effect of Covid 19 on exam sittings)
Higher degree or other evidence of academic study, research or significant initiatives in healthcare beyond the minimum requirements of the training programme.
If relevant, by the time of interview will have OOPE approved by supervisor and training programme director
About your role
This section details the outcomes and deliverables that would be expected from the role
Engaging People/Key Working relationships
Delivering Results/Functional Responsibilities
The post holders will represent The London School of Radiology on matters relating to education and training policy and delivery, and will be required to maintain good working relationships with a broad range of internal and external stakeholders, including:
HEE teams and senior management
Royal College of Radiologists
Collaborating organisations and deaneries
Local education providers
Training programme directors
Heads of Specialty schools
It is expected that the post holder will nurture key relationships and maintain networks internally and externally.
Provide subject matter expertise to the planning and delivery of Regional training day programmes alongside members of the team, as well as wider stakeholders
Provide regular reporting on work programmes
Manage a wide range of stakeholder relationships
Develop and lead projects relevant to business need to drive up the quality of education and training.
Support the identification and sharing of best practice across HEE London and identify areas for improvement
Liaise with stakeholders to ensure successful delivery of projects
Support the delivery of individual programmes and training days
Support the demonstration of value for money
Management and leadership
Qualifications and Training
To develop leadership and management skills related to project management, team working and stakeholder engagement.
Ensure effective communication within and between teams to encourage strong working relationships.
Develop and oversee projects of continuous improvement activity to drive up the quality of education and training
Responsible for the delivery of project work as agreed within the team
Provide and develop clear understanding and knowledge sharing practices across projects, working collaborative with stakeholders to deliver project objectives.
Use expert knowledge and influencing skills to drive quality and consistency in the delivery of education and training.
Analyse, interpret and present data to highlight issues, risks and support decision making.
Plan, develop and evaluate methods and processes for gathering, analysing, interpreting and presenting data and information across the business process
Produce activity and outcome reports for projects ensuring activity is aligned to business need.
- Full GMC Registration
- Current Postgraduate Medical Trainees at ST3 level or above from the London school of Radiology
- For Radiology trainees: satisfactory progression through training, as evidenced by satisfactory outcomes at ARCP
- Experience of managing projects
- Experience of working with and influencing senior stakeholders
- Previous co-ordination or management or leadership experience within or without health care
Skills & Abilities
- Presentation Skills
- Report writing skills
- Critical appraisal skills
- Good communication skills
- Ability to work with, and lead others, across professions
- Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and under pressure
- Understanding of current issues and challenges pertinent to delivery of training through technology
- Understanding of current issues and challenges within health care delivery in the wider NHS
- Understands self and impact of behaviour on others
- Evidence of continual personal learning and development
- Evidence of clinical excellence e.g. prizes, presentations papers
Disclosure and Barring Service Check
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 (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.
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. The UK Visas and Immigration department 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 UK Visas and Immigration website (opens in a new window). 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 (opens in a new window).
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).
Whittington Hospital NHS Trust
Imaging Level 5