Dermatology - Clinical Lead

Job Introduction

We are looking for a Dermatology Clinical Lead to our Virgin Care service in Milton Keynes on substantive contract. The service is run with in Milton Keynes – University Hospital providing a secondary care dermatology service. We are a forward thinking, innovative and collaborative in the way that we work - always looking to the future! We encourage any applicants to bring their own ideas and ways to help us attain our goals and ambitions.

Milton Keynes hospital is a general district hospital serving north Buckinghamshire, south Northamptonshire, and north-west Bedfordshire and within 30 mins by train to central London.

Virgin Care operate several dermatology services throughout the UK, getting together on a regularly basis, auditing and sharing standard methodology for innovation and service re-design. Within the role you will have the option to join your clinical specialism and network with likeminded professionals from across the country sharing ideas to help achieve greater and better dermatological health care. You’ll be a part of the pool of subject matter experts bringing together clinical and operational leads and you will be a part of quality improvements, research, and development activity.

Main Responsibility

As the clinical lead for dermatology, you will undertake new and follow up consultations of patients referred to the Dermatology service by GPs. This will include diagnosis of the full range of dermatology conditions and initiating medical and surgical treatments. The service provides and not limited to, 2-week cancer referrals, phototherapy, paediatrics, Systemics, Biologics and patch testing.

Within this role, you will: 

  • Undertake new and follow up consultations for adults and children including a full assessment of the medical condition, the patient’s concerns, and expectations. The post holder will enter full details of history, examination findings, diagnosis, and treatment plan in the case record
  • Provide strong clinical leadership and support
  • Clinical supervision
  • Stakeholder management
  • Dermatological diagnostic and surgical procedures as well as autonomous prescribing for patients.
  • Manage and monitor patients on the 2 weeks wait pathway
  • MDT
  • Follow care pathways for the common skin problems as recommend by national guidance
  • Prescribe treatment only for the presenting complaint and in accordance with the dermatology formulary and prescribing restrictions
  • Ensure that patient or carers are informed fully about the condition, answer any questions, supply written information if available and involve them in decisions about the treatment
  • Dictate a letter to the patient’s GP at the time of the consultation for every patient and arrange to review the letters and amend as necessary to an appropriate timescale.
  • Undertake dermatological surgical procedures only with evidence of appropriate training.
  • Participate in Audit and evaluation
  • Undergo annual appraisal and participate in clinical governance meetings
  • Report incidents and complaints and cooperate with investigations
  • Undertake all required Postgraduate training and development to maintain skills

The Ideal Candidate

As a consultant dermatologist you must possess MRCP qualification or equivalent, be fully registered with the GMC as well as hold a licence to practice and be on the “Specialist Register” for dermatology. You will need to be able demonstrate a high level of clinical experience and competence in the management of all aspects of Dermatological conditions

You will also need to be confident using IT systems and be able to demonstrate working knowledge of Microsoft Office packages i.e., Outlook, Word, Excel.

Package Description

You will feel valued as a Consultant Dermatologist with Virgin Care, receiving access to exclusive rewards and benefits including:

  • Highly competitive salary - £167,000.00 per annum
  • Flexible working to provide you with that true work / life balance
  • Access to our Strive for Better networks, a national support and professional network made up of NHS professionals like you, giving you the chance to constantly develop industry-leading care and quality
  • Access to Virgin Tribe -our staff benefits scheme which grants you access to premier offers and discount off all Virgin products including flights, holidays, gyms, and media, along with regular competitions and giveaways
  • Access to our free well-being service available 24/7/365 online and by telephone including counsellors, post trauma incident support, legal, debt and practical life management helpline, guided self-help, telephonic career coaching and monthly well-being newsletters
  • We are pleased to offer access to Wagestream - which lets you track your pay throughout the month and stream your earned wages into your bank account if you need them. No more high-interest loans or overdraft fees - simply get paid as you go.
  • A committed Learning and Development team who work closely with Universities and Health Education England to further your potential and support your progression
  • Access to a range of courses and e-learning to develop further skills, bespoke career pathways and opportunities continuing your professional development
  • Innovative forward-thinking culture with the opportunity to put forward your ideas to contribute to the way we work. You will be encouraged to apply for national funding to drive your initiatives locally to benefit our patients and service users
  • Rewarding and supportive teams, you will be recognised and have opportunities to recognise others by nominating for local and national awards annually and taking part in our new virtual “Ask our Executives” event, where you can submit questions to the board and hear updates regularly on company strategy and objectives

Working in an environment focused on the highest clinical and quality standards with 100% of our services being rated overall good or outstanding by the Care Quality Commission

About the Company

Virgin Care partner with the NHS and local authorities, providing high quality care for more than 1 million people each year up and down the country. We are an ambitious, forward thinking, and passionate company who strive to make a real difference to people and our colleagues. We re-invest all the money we earn to improve the experience, deliver ambitious transformations and empower all of our colleagues to make the changes, no matter how big or small, that make a real difference.

We’re committed to equal opportunities and welcome a broad diversity of talent to apply. We reserve the right to cease any advertising prior to the published closing date for a role that receives a high number of applications.

As a Disability Confident Committed company, we work in partnership with the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) to provide facilities, work environment adjustments and technical solutions to make our business an inclusive place for all.

Virgin Care is committed to safeguarding and protecting the children, young people and vulnerable adults that we work with. As such, all posts are subject to a safer recruitment process, including the disclosure of criminal records and vetting checks. We ensure that we have a range of policies and procedures in place which promote safeguarding and safer working practice across our services.

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