Chief Registrar in Medicine

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust
£40,257 to £58,398 a year per annum
Closing date
8 Jun 2023

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We are offering a 12-monthth fixed-term opportunity for ST4+ level candidates, to participate in an RCP programme working as the Chief Registrar for Medicine. Candidates will be undertaking dual training in general internal medicine (GIM) and another specialty with experience of leading an acute unselected medical take and/or participating in the acute medical take at ESHT.

The Chief Registrar is a healthcare leadership and management development role aimed at senior trainees nearing completion of training. The role carries responsibility for quality improvement, education and contribution to local service re-design and workforce transformation activity. As such the Chief Registrar will be a member of the Medical Director's medical leadership team and work closely with Clinical Director colleagues. They will also give a regular account of their work to the Chief Executive.

Main duties of the job

Chief Registrars are emergent leaders of the future, and it is anticipated they will continue training in leadership and management after receiving their CCT, with the ultimate aim of achieving a senior leadership position including Clinical Director, Medical Director and Chief Executive. The role is supported by an education and leadership programme delivered by the RCP. This will be a modular programme.

Participating in this programme will be classed as an Out of Programme experience (OOPE) and interested candidates will need to secure approval from their Educational Supervisor and TPD before submitting an application for the post (a letter of confirmation should be included with the application). It is envisaged that the Chief Registrar will spend 50-60% of their time in a clinical/ research post, and the remaining 40%-50% of time will be protected for Chief Registrar responsibilities.

About us

We are proud to provide 'Outstanding' care and be a great place to work

We provide safe, compassionate and high quality care to half a million people living or visiting East Sussex. We are one of the largest organisations in East Sussex, the only integrated provider of acute and community care in Sussex. Our extensive services are provided by 7000+ members of staff working from acute hospitals in Hastings and Eastbourne, three community hospitals in Bexhill, Rye and Uckfield, over 100 community sites and in people's own homes.

In 2020 the Care Quality Commission (CQC), rated us as 'Good' overall, and 'Outstanding' for being caring and effective. The Conquest Hospital and our Community Services are rated 'Outstanding'. Eastbourne DGH rated 'Good'.

In 2020 the Trust launched its ambitious 'Building for our Future' programme. This once in a lifetime programme aims to repair, redevelop and expand our hospitals, transforming the environment in which we provide care for generations to come.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the Job Description and Person Specification attached.

If you have any questions about this position, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Person Specification

Reg, Training & Qualifications


  • Hold a full GMC registration with licence to practise
  • Hold a national training number and be enrolled in a medical specialty training programme that ideally includes general internal medicine
  • Be within 24 months of receiving Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) on intended start date
  • Evidence of satisfactory/more than satisfactory progress through training, including annual review of competence progression (ARCP) outcomes


  • Additional degree (intercalated, masters or doctorate)

Clinical Skills


  • Competency in managing medical emergencies
  • Evidence of clinical competencies in their medical specialty appropriate for their stage of training
  • An appropriate knowledge base, and ability to apply sound clinical judgment to problems
  • Ability to prioritise clinical need


  • Evidence of skills in the management of acute medical emergencies (eg ALERT, IMPACT certification, ALS instructor)



  • Understanding of research, including awareness of ethical issues
  • Understanding of research methodology
  • Knowledge of evidence-based practice


  • Evidence of involvement in a formal research project
  • Evidence of relevant academic achievements, including publications/presentations

Leadership and management


  • Evidence of effective team working and leadership, supported by multi-source feedback or workplace-based assessments
  • Interest in and knowledge of the importance of leadership and management for clinicians


  • Evidence of effective leadership in and outside medicine (eg evidence of leading innovations or improvements
  • Understanding of the local and national context in which the trust operates, including economic and political influences

Quality/improvement or audit


  • Awareness of the RCP Future Hospital Programme and understanding of the policy arena in relation to the implementation of the Future Hospital Commission's recommendations
  • Understanding of clinical governance, including the basic principles of audit, clinical risk management, evidence-based practice, patient safety and clinical quality improvement initiatives
  • Evidence of active involvement in quality improvement, audit, research or other activity that focuses on patient safety and clinical improvement and innovation
  • Interest in/knowledge of the delivery of safe, effective healthcare services


  • Evidence of a portfolio of audit/quality improvement projects, including evidence that the audit loop has been closed and evidence of learning about the principles of change management
  • Evidence of publications/presentations/prises in quality improvement or audit
  • Good knowledge of the UK healthcare system, including education, research, service provision, regulation, career structures, medical politics and ethics
  • Clear insight into issues facing UK healthcare services

Education and Teaching


  • Evidence of interest in and experience of teaching
  • Evidence of feedback on teaching approaches


  • Evidence of regular teaching experience
  • Development of teaching programmes
  • Participation in teaching courses, degree or diploma courses in education
  • ASL/simulation instructor

Personal skills


  • Communication, problem solving & Decision making
  • Organisation and planning
  • Coping with pressure and managing uncertainty
  • Team working, leading and managing others
  • Appropriate personal attributes
  • Computer skills

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.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to 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) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust


Eastbourne/Conquest Hospital


BN21 2UD

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