The Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery are advertising a one year fill time clinical fellowship post to attain advances specialist skills across a spectrum of neurological services.Main duties of the job
Candidates will have to opportunity to learn from observation and encouraged to develop autonomous clinical assessment and decision-making skills over the course of the fellowship. Multi-disciplinary engagement with specialist nursing, OT, physiotherapy, speech and language therapy neuropsychology, neuro-ophthalmology, neuroradiology, neurophysiology, laboratory based neuroimmunology and neurointensive care is integrated into daily practice. The candidate will also have the opportunity to work closely with the plasma exchange team, neuro-pharmacists and take part in the weekly encephalitis MDT
There will be the opportunity to perform an audit, quality improvement project or clinical research project under senior supervision. Attendance of national and international courses and conferences is encouraged as is presentation of original research work in these settings to help the fellow develop a strong reputation in the area and initiate career building networking opportunities.About us
University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH) is one of the most complex NHS trusts in the UK, serving a large and diverse population. We provide academically led acute and specialist services, to people from the local area, from throughout the United Kingdom and overseas. Our vision is to deliver top-quality patient care, excellent education and world-class research.
We provide first-class acute and specialist services across eight sites:
- University College Hospital (incorporating the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Wing)
- National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery
- Royal National Throat,Nose and Ear Hospital
- Eastman Dental Hospital
- Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine
- University College Hospital Macmillan Cancer Centre
- The Hospital for Tropical Diseases
- University College Hospitals at Westmoreland Street
We are dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of many complex illnesses. UCLH specialises in women's health and the treatment of cancer, infection, neurological, gastrointestinal and oral disease. It has world class support services including critical care, imaging, nuclear medicine and pathology.
At UCLH, we have a real 'One Team' ethos, and our values - safety, kindness, teamwork and improving, are central to the way we work. This is supported by our staff, who voted us as the #1 NHS Acute Trust to work for in the whole of England.Job descriptionJob responsibilities
This one year, full time clinical fellowship position to attain advanced specialist clinical skills across the spectrum of neuromuscular diseases. The post will include inpatient and outpatient experience in the assessment, investigation, management and follow up of patients with acquired and inherited anterior horn cell, peripheral nerve, neuromuscular junction and muscle disorders. Supervision and instruction will be provided by consultant neurologists and clinical academics with established national and international standing in these disease areas. Candidates will have to opportunity to learn from observation and encouraged to develop autonomous clinical assessment and decision-making skills over the course of the fellowship. Multi-disciplinary engagement with specialist nursing, OT, physiotherapy, neuropsychology, neuropathology, neuroradiology and neurophysiology is integrated into daily practice. There will be the opportunity to perform an audit, quality improvement project or clinical research project under senior supervision. Attendance of national and international neuromuscular courses and conferences is encouraged as is presentation of original research work in these settings to help the fellow develop a strong reputation in the area and initiate career building networking opportunities.
This position meets all essential and desirable criteria set out in the BPNS/ BMS accredited neuromuscular fellowship document (attached) by way of the basic weekly timetable (below). Weekly undifferentiated peripheral nerve and muscle clinic sessions can be supplemented or replaced by a range of sub-speciality clinics (mitochondrial, channelopathy, myasthenia, MND, Kennedys, inflammatory neuropathy, haem-onc neuropathy, check-point inhibitor neurotoxicity, McArdles, CMT management, rare genetic neuropathy) or clinical experience in related subspecialties according to self-directed learning goals.Person SpecificationKnowledge and QualificationsEssential
- GMC registration
- Experience in Neurology and/or Stroke and keen interest in pursuing career in Neurology/ Stroke
Skills and AbilitiesEssential
- Experience working in the NHS
- Understanding of research methodology
Knowledge and QualificationsEssential
- IT proficiency at advanced user level (Spreadsheet, Word Processing, Database, Email).
- Completion of CMT training or equivalent
- MRCP or equivalent
- Knowledge of confidentiality, data protection, Good Clinical Practice and GDPR
- Management of medical or neurology inpatients
Skills and AbilitiesEssential
- Clinical Audit
- Previous data-analysis
- Completion of projects, audit, quality improvement and service developments related to Neurology
Personal and People DevelopmentEssential
- Communicate effectively and compassionately with patients from a diverse range of backgrounds and with diverse clinical and social needs.
- Excellent written and oral communication with colleagues within a multidisciplinary ethos.
- Good inter-personal skills with an ability to work co-operatively in a multidisciplinary setting.
- Takes responsibility for own personal development plan
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