The Trust is seeking to appoint a part-time Consultant Dermatologist on an 8 PA contract.
You will join the existing team, which includes the Community based team with whom we have established a valuable intermediate/Community link.
Candidates for this role must have Full GMC registration with a licence to practice and recent experience within the NHS.
The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust is investing in the reconfiguration and development of its Acute Dermatology Service. These changes will transform the service offered to patients and deliver a truly integrated cross sector approach for the benefit of its patients – a growing population of 550,000. Dermatology is an established and well respected service at the Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS trust. Having been a single practice Consultant service for some time, SaTH now has a collaborative sub contractual relationship with a Consultant Community Dermatology service based in Shrewsbury.
This is therefore an extremely exciting time to join this expanding team and to lead the on-going change process – the Trust invites applications from dedicated, innovative individuals which will in turn provide you with a great opportunity for leadership to shape the service of the future. A sound knowledge of general Dermatology is required; you will have the opportunity and potential to bring your own area of clinical sub specialty interest to add to the established Acute Service portfolio. There is an established skin cancer MDT and you will become a core member of this group. There is dedicated Theatre and Minor Operation capacity. We also have established links with the plastics team and the Head and Neck service. The Trust has teaching Hospital status for Keele University Medical School and you will participate in the teaching programmes for Medical and Nursing Students.
We are entering an incredibly exciting period here at The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH).
We have been guaranteed more than £300 million pounds to develop our hospitals into two state-of-the-art facilities that will offer greatly improved environments, more sustainable staffing and better facilities.
The Princess Royal Hospital (PRH) in Telford will become a dedicated Planned Care site and the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital (RSH) will become a specialist Emergency Care site.
This will allow specialist doctors to treat the most serious cases on the Emergency Care site, which is proven to be safer, provide better results for patients and reduce the amount of time people have to stay in hospital.
By having a separate Planned Care site, patients will wait less time for their appointments and beds would be protected for planned operations, meaning that is highly unlikely operations will be cancelled due to emergency admissions.
In addition, patients will be able to access 24-hour urgent care services at both hospitals. This means that the vast majority of patients will continue to go to the same hospital as they do now for emergency and urgent care.
We have been building the foundations of a better future through our work with Virginia Mason and our own transforming care institute (TCI). We have introduced a leadership academy with more opportunities for development so all our leaders support, coach and perform at the highest levels, celebrate the hard work of our staff and recognise the wonderful improvements that are being made each and every day. This is a vital stepping stone to ensure we are equipped for our better future and realising our vision of providing the safest and kindest care for our patients. Leadership is about supporting teams to be the best they can be. As we move forward together it is vital all our teams understand their important role in delivering this brighter future for everyone.
We are ideally located between the north and the south making travelling around the UK extremely easy. As well as being only a short distance from major cities and busy transport links including Birmingham airport, our county also borders with beautiful north Wales which is abundant in outdoor activities, brilliant beaches, and thrilling scenery.
We want you to find out more about the department and our Hospitals, and invite you to contact Dr Susan Kelly with any questions you may have on 01743 261107, or even arrange a visit to the Trust and Department.
We look forward to hearing from you.