terms and conditions of service

REF: 38291D
Applications are invited for the above posts within the medical unit, Royal
Alexandria Hospital, Paisley. The applicant will be part of a dynamic acute
team with nationally renowned quality improvement programme and will be
expected to fully participate in this work. They will also be encouraged and
supported to publish/present at local, national and international meetings. The
post is available from 5 August 2015 until 5 August 2016. It is essential that
candidates have appropriate experience in General/Acute Medicine. It is
desirable that candidates should be in possession of the MRCP (UK). These
posts will not be recognised for Training. In order to practice medicine in the
UK you need to hold both GMC registration and a license to practice.
Clinical Fellow
General Medicine / Gastroenterology
Royal Alexandria Hospital
1. Glasgow – a great place to live and work
2. About NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
3 NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Services
4. Royal Alexandria Hospital, the Post and Work of the department
5. Valuing our Staff
6. Contact Details
1. Glasgow – a great place to live and work
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 a short distance away. What’s more, we are easily
accessible by air, rail and road so getting here could not be easier.
2. About NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde is the largest provider of healthcare in Scotland
and one of the largest in the UK.
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde’s core purposes are to assess the state of health of
the people of Greater Glasgow and Clyde and plan and provide services which:
 Promote good health
 Prevent ill-health
 Improve health
Provide safe sustainable and equitable treatment for patients
In doing this, the Board works in close partnership with other NHS organisations,
local authorities and other agencies to ensure that social work, education, housing,
employment and environmental services unite effectively and efficiently with the NHS
in tackling inequalities and underlying health problems in local communities.
A multi-million programme to modernise and reconfigure acute hospitals so that they
are purpose-designed to deliver the most advanced, integrated forms of care.
Planning for this began in 2002 and should be completed by 2014/2015.
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde serves a population of 1.2 million (over 1/5th of the
population of Scotland) with services provided by 40,000 staff. The geographical
area covered includes, West Dunbartonshire, Inverclyde, Renfrewshire, East
Renfrewshire, East Dunbartonshire, Glasgow City, South Lanarkshire (Rutherglen &
Cambuslang) and North Glasgow (Stepps-Moodiesburn corridor).
In 2010/2011 NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde spent £2.7 billion delivering local,
regional and national services, included in which are a number of world-class
specialist services. Consequently, a significant portion of NHS Greater Glasgow and
Clyde’s income is from other NHS areas in exchange for providing services to nonGreater Glasgow and Clyde residents.
The healthcare challenge within the area is considerable. Many of the most deprived
communities in Scotland and the UK as a whole exist within NHS Greater Glasgow
and Clyde’s boundaries. In addition, people in the area suffer higher than average
rates of coronary heart disease, lung cancer, respiratory illnesses and premature
deaths among males. Alcohol-related disease is on the increase. The Board is at
the forefront of developing new approaches to tackling these huge challenges in
partnership with the Glasgow Centre for Population Health. Ongoing lifestyle issues,
such as the prevalence of smoking, poor diet and lack of exercise, are key factors, as
is the steadily ‘ageing’ profile of the population.
The area has experienced intensive industrialisation followed by rapid
deindustrialisation. The legacy is poor population health and extreme inequalities in
health. Parts of the area have seen a transformation in employment, prosperity and
infrastructure over the last 20 years. Economic regeneration is increasingly visible
but social renewal is much slower.
The challenge of healthcare provision, added to the rapidly changing technology and
practice of healthcare were instrumental in NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde’s
decision to invest in new hospitals and new ways of working between community and
hospital based systems underpinned by new IT based records and support. Key
services – such as those devoted to emergency care – are undergoing root and
branch reform.
This investment is evidenced by the New Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre
at Gartnavel, which opened in May 2007, the new Gartnaval Royal Hospital providing
mental health services and Rowanbank Clinic providing medium secure forensic
mental health services. The new Victoria and Stobhill Hospitals were opened to
patients in the summer of 2009.
Additionally, by 2010/11 further new purpose built mental health facilities and
Community Health Centres will be coming on stream as part of the major capital
investment programme. These changes lead up to 2013/14 when the final stages of
the new plan for acute services will be put in place, in particular, the new South-Side
Hospital, new Children’s Hospital and Laboratory on the site of the Southern General
3. NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Services
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde delivers Services from within three main blocks:
Acute Services -
Surgery & Anaesthetics
Women & Children’s Services
Emergency Care & Medical Services
Rehabilitation and Assessment
Partnerships -
Glasgow City Community Health Partnership
East Dunbartonshire Community Health Partnership
West Dunbartonshire Community Health & Care
East Renfrewshire Community Health & Care
Renfrewshire Community Health Partnership
Inverclyde Community Health & Care Partnership
Oral Health
Corporate Planning and Policy Finance
Human Resources
Public Health
Health Information and Technology
In addition to the above, there are a small number of services which cross over
organisational boundaries; Prescribing and Pharmacy Policy, Clinical Governance
and Inequalities
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.
Acute medicine is managed by general managers on a sector basis with a lead
strategic role for a citywide specialty.
4. Royal Alexandria Hospital
The Royal Alexandra Hospital (RAH) is situated in Paisley and provides acute health
care services to Renfrew District (pop 205,000). The Hospital is a 968 bed modern
District General Hospital (DGH), which opened in 1986 and is one of the largest and
busiest non-teaching DGHs in Scotland. In addition the hospital is currently the base
for provision of surgical, orthopaedic, ophthalmology, paediatric and the majority of
maternity services to the population north of the Clyde served by the Vale of Leven
The hospital provides a wide range of District General Hospital specialties with
excellent support facilities. The hospital has a first class modern radiology
department and services. Pathology services for the Clyde division of Greater
Glasgow and Clyde (GG&C) are centred on this site. All departments participate in
undergraduate teaching and there is an active postgraduate educational programme.
The hospital enjoys an enviable reputation for undergraduate teaching and is highly
popular with training grades. There is a good medical library service.
The Vale of Leven Hospital (VOL) is situated in Alexandria, an area of outstanding
natural beauty and serving a population in excess of 88,000 largely from Dumbarton,
Alexandria and Helensburgh. The Vale of Leven Hospital is undergoing a period of
re-configuration following the implementation of the Vale of Leven Vision in
December 2010. This vision includes the retention of unscheduled medical care at
the Vale of Leven Hospital, led by the Consultant Physician team based at the Royal
Alexandra Hospital and supported by GP and GP trainees. In addition there are
inpatient medicine for the elderly beds, short stay surgical beds together with day
surgery and a full range of diagnostic and support services.
The Medical Unit
The Medical Unit at the Royal Alexandra Hospital has 203 beds.
There is a 30 bedded medical receiving ward and 8 beds / 3 trolley space Medical
Assessment Unit. The Acute medicine team have recently revised the model of care
for GP expected medical patients whereby patients not arriving via the ambulance
service bypass the Emergency Department (ED). This change has resulted in an
increased throughput in the unit and reduced the time patients spent in ED.
The medical unit also includes a 12 bedded Coronary Care Unit and 5 chaired Chest
Pain Assessment Area.
Speciality outpatient clinics for acute medicine, diabetes and endocrinology,
gastroenterology, cardiology, asthma, respiratory medicine and haematology are
delivered on site.
The Vale of Leven Hospital medical unit includes a Medical Assessment Unit, 12 bed
receiving unit with provision for monitored beds and a further 27 general medical
Consultant Staffing
Between the RAH and VOL there are twenty two consultant physicians with special
interests as noted
Dr Gautam Ray
Dr Chris Foster
Dr Iain Keith
Dr Iain Findlay
Dr Stuart Hood
Dr Eileen Peat
Dr Alistair Cormack
Dr Claire Murphy
New post
Prof Martin McIntyre
Dr Claire Harrow
Dr Neil McGowan
Dr Chris Smith
Dr James McPeake
Dr Mathis Heydtman
Dr Graham Naismith
Dr Riz Hamid
Dr Selina Lamont
Dr Zia Mustafa
Dr Alistair Dorward
Dr Jane Gravil
Dr Douglas Grieve
Dr Yi Ling
Dr Matt Embley
Dr Gillian Roberts
Dr Martin Perry
Dr Catriona Grigor
Acute Medicine
Acute Medicine
Acute Medicine
Diabetes and Endocrinology
Diabetes and Endocrinology
Diabetes and Endocrinology
Diabetes and Endocrinology
Respiratory Medicine
Respiratory Medicine
Respiratory Medicine
Respiratory Medicine
Respiratory Medicine
A clinical haematology service is provided within ward 1 by four consultant
haematologists, supported by junior staff from the medical unit. There are 4
sessions of visiting and out-patient neurology, and there is a weekly renal
consultation service from the Western Infirmary Glasgow (WIG) renal unit.
Medical Unit Junior Staff
 9 Specialist Registrars
 4 core medical trainees
 3 GP specialty trainees
 5 Foundation Year 2
 17 Foundation Year 1
There are specialist nurses in diabetes, respiratory medicine, cardiac rehabilitation,
cardiac failure, haemato-oncology, gastroenterology, DVT and chest pain
Gastroenterology Service
The Gastroenterology Department comprises 6 Consultant Physicians, offering
subspecialty clinics in Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD), Hepatitis and chronic
Liver Disease. The Consultants are assisted by 2 Hepatitis Clinical Specialist nurses;
1 Liver Specialist Nurses; and 2 IBD Nurses. The team will be augmented by a part
time STR in the coming year. The department is actively involved in endoscopic
training with simulator facilities and is committed to research and audit on a local and
national level.
Duties of this Post:
This post is based over a twelve month period and includes participation in
gastroenterology emergency and planned care. There is also opportunity for the
postholder to participate in acute medical receiving and also form part of the ECMS
team. The candidate Will have the opportunity to attend regular Gastroenterology
clinics with close Consultant support and will have the opportunity to train in Upper GI
endoscopy during the course of the year.
5. Valuing our Staff
The Emergency Care and Medical Services Division is committed to extending
training and development opportunities to all staff and is actively developing multidisciplinary training, extending the role of on-line learning, and recognises the
importance of developments in technology for both staff and patients.
We Offer:
 Policies to help balance commitments at work and home and flexible
family friendly working arrangements
 Excellent training and development opportunities
 Free and confidential staff counselling services
 A central Glasgow location, with close access to motorway, rail and
airport links
 On-site library services
 Subsidised staff restaurant facilities on each site
 Access to NHS staff benefits/staff discounts
Access to discounted First Bus Travel
Active health promotion activities
Bike User Group
Good Public Transport links
Commitment to staff education and life-long learning/development
Excellent student support
Access to NHS Pension scheme
6 Date when post is vacant
5 August 2015
Details of arrangements for applicants to visit the hospital
In the first instance please contact:
Dr Graham Naismith
Consultant Gastroenterologist
Royal Alexandra Hospital
Corsebar Road
Paisley PA2 9PN
0141 314 6826
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.
The conditions of service are those laid down and amended from time to time by the Hospital
and Medical & Dental Whitley Council.
Fixed Term
Clincial Fellow
£ 30,605 £ 40,491 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.
Full Time: 40.00 hours
New entrants to NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde who are aged sixteen but
under seventy five will be enrolled automatically into membership of the NHS
Pension Scheme. Should you choose to "opt out" arrangements can be made
to do this via: www.sppa.gov.uk
Assistance with removal and associated expenses may be given and would be
discussed and agreed prior to appointment.
Candidates who are requested to attend an interview will be given assistance
with appropriate travelling expenses. Re-imbursement shall not normally be
made to employees who withdraw their application or refuse an offer of
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
therefore requires a Disclosure Scotland Protection of Vulnerable Groups
Scheme (PVG) Membership.
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (NHSGGC) has a legal obligation to
ensure that it’s employees, both EEA and non EEA nationals, are legally
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 no 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.
The rehabilitation of Offenders act 1974 allows people who have been
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
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.
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.
The postholder will undertake their duties in strict accordance with NHS
Greater Glasgow and Clyde’s Equal Opportunities Policy.
The employment is subject to one months’ notice on either side, subject to
appeal against dismissal.
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
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.
For further information on NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, please visit our website
on www.show.scot.nhs.uk
View all our vacancies at: www.nhsggc.org.uk/medicaljobs
Register for Job Alerts at: www.medicaljobs.scot.nhs.uk
Applicants wishing further information about the post are invited to contact Dr
Graham Naismith on 0141 887 9111 (via hospital switcboard) with whom visiting
arrangements can also be made.
To apply for these posts please include your CV and names and addresses of 3
Referees, along 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.
It is Board policy that no person can act as a member of an Advisory Appointments
Committee and be a referee for a candidate for that post. You should therefore
check with your proposed referees whether there is likely to be any difficulty in this
respect for we may otherwise have to invite you to submit another name or names
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, 1st Floor
Modular Building, Gartnavel Royal Hospital
1055 Great Western Road
G12 0XH
The closing Date will be Noon 31st July 2015