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YORKSHIRE AND THE HUMBER POSTGRADUATE DEANERY

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  • 1. YORKSHIRE AND THE HUMBER POSTGRADUATE DEANERYHead of School - Yorkshire and the Humber Postgraduate Deanery School ofClinical RadiologyAn outstanding individual is sought to lead the Deanery School of Clinical Radiology.Accountable to the Deputy Postgraduate Medical Dean, he/she will play a central part inthe strategic development of the school and the management of training programmes inall specialties.The ideal candidate will be an experienced NHS Consultant with a thoroughunderstanding of the postgraduate medical education agenda. He/she will have strongleadership and communication skills, and be able to work effectively as a member of amulti-professional team. The ideal candidate will be a strategic thinker and implementer,with the ability to successfully deliver major change initiatives in a complex workingenvironment.This post will be available on the basis of a secondment arrangement to theYorkshire and Humber Postgraduate Deanery, remunerated on the NHSConsultant Pay Scale – up to four PAs per week (negotiable).The appointee will be seconded to the Deanery with payment to their current employer atthe rate of up to four PAs per week (negotiable) on the NHS Consultant Pay Scale. Theemploying trust will therefore remain the post-holder’s employer. It is expected that theemploying Trusts will have given at least tacit agreement to the application.How to applyApplications should be addressed to Professor Sarah Thomas, Postgraduate Dean,Yorkshire and the Humber Postgraduate Deanery and submitted via e-mail to her PA:m.nightingale@yorkshiredeanery.com. Your application should include:- Copy of current curriculum vitae. Supporting statement of no more than one-side A4 detailing why you are suitable for the post.Informal enquiries can be made to:-Professor S Thomas: telephone (0113) 3431516 or email:m.nightingale@yorkshiredeanery.comThe Lead Locality Deputy Dean: Mr David Wilkinson: telephone (0113) 3434530 oremail: david.wilkinson@bradfordhospitals.nhs.ukAll applications will be treated in complete confidence.A job description and person specification is available on the Yorkshire and theHumber Postgraduate Deanery Website: www.yorksandhumberdeanery.nhs.uk.Closing date: 4th June 2009Interview date: 26th June 2009
  • 2. JOB DESCRIPTIONPost: Head of School – Yorkshire and the Humber Postgraduate Deanery School of Clinical RadiologyGrade NHS ConsultantSessions: Up to 4 PAs (negotiable)Tenure: 3 years: 1 year in the first instance, renewable thereafter subject to satisfactory annual appraisalAccountable Accountable managerially and professionally to the Lead Localityto: Deputy Postgraduate DeanJob summary The Head of School is the director of postgraduate education and training and is responsible for the overall provision of the programmes in line with the standards laid out by PMETB, the Deanery and the Royal College curriculum. The Head of School is responsible for the provision of educational resources to the trainer/trainee interface at Trust level. With the Locality Deputy Dean and other Locality Deputy Deans, the Head of School will be responsible for identifying the service implications of new ways of working contingent on providing programmes in line with the new curriculum.Main duties:1. To ensure that the provision of education in the Radiology Specialties is of a consistent high quality across the deanery.2. To provide senior leadership and direction on training within the Deanery School of Clinical Radiology in line with Deanery and College policy.3. To establish a suitable specialty specific infrastructure and network including Chairing the School of Clinical Radiology Management Committee, and the Specialty Training Committee(s) ensuring appropriate levels of engagement from all stakeholders, particularly Royal College Tutors at Locality and Local Education Provider levels.4. In conjunction with the Lead Deputy Dean contribute to the development of the Deanery strategy for training in insert specialty as the MMC reforms for post- Foundation training evolve, and to develop the strategy in conjunction with key stakeholders5. To have line management responsibilities for the appointment, development and appraisal of Specialty Training Programme Directors, in accordance with Deanery policies and proceduresMay 2009 2
  • 3. JOB DESCRIPTION6. In line with Deanery Policies & procedures To ensure that monitoring processes are in place to: support and advise trainees, advise on the quality of posts and programmes and support, and develop a mechanism locally to ensure appraisal of all consultants involved in the delivery of Clinical Radiology education including those with defined School roles.7. To work closely with the Lead Locality and TPDs to ensure training programmes are fit for purpose. To take the lead on ensuring governance, see that PMETB standards are met in relation to quality assurance and externality in relation to developments, ARCPs /RITA etc, and ensure that the School is adhering to Deanery policy when managing and reporting exceptions.8. Promote a multi-professional approach to patient care and teaching and learning.9. To oversee and manage the development and delivery of training courses, including making recommendations for commissioning regional and local training programmes to support the curricula.10. To take the lead on developing a specialty specific business planning process in order to access educational resources In line with the Lead Locality and merged Deanery.11. To provide liaison between Royal Colleges, National Training bodies, Trusts, College Advisers and College Tutors, educationalists and trainees to promote the development of the Deanery School of Clinical Radiology and its activities.12. To develop a three-year strategic plan and a one year operational plan, plus provide an annual report on the Deanery School of Clinical Radiology and its activities (to be shared with Deanery Postgraduate Schools’ Board).13. To ensure that those responsible within the School produce and deliver on a strategy for training in research skills.14. To assist the Deanery and its Localities on the quality control of training as laid out by PMETB, and to ensure that necessary reports are produced by training supervisors in the relevant and allied specialties and by heads of specialty programmes and schools.15. To ensure that Deanery policies for dealing with trainees in difficulty are followed and that Educational Supervisors have appropriate training for this role.16. To ensure that Deanery policies for selection skills training are applied within the School.17. To review the results of feedback surveys, including the PMETB Trainees’ survey and ensuring that appropriate responses and actions are made.18. Decide on the need for local Quality Assurance visits and to arrange these and participate in visits to adjoining programmes/Schools when required.May 2009 3
  • 4. JOB DESCRIPTION19. To promote the sharing of ideas, development and good practice across Deaneries, Colleges and key stakeholders.20. Other duties which may be recognised as post-foundation training develops, including the ability to work flexibly in terms of hours, as the service needs demand.NB: The job description provides a framework for the role of Head of School andshould not be regarded as a closed list of duties and responsibilities. These willdevelop and change over time through natural progression, The Deanery or thepostholder may both instigate changes to the job description at any time, thesechanges would be introduced only after full discussion.You are expected to demonstrate a commitment to personal and professionaldevelopment and take every reasonable opportunity to maintain and improveprofessional knowledge and competence and to participate in personal objectivesetting and review, including the creation of a personal development plan.May 2009 4
  • 5. JOB DESCRIPTIONESSENTIAL CRITERIAQualifications:  Medical Degree  Membership or Fellowship of a Royal College of Radiology in the United Kingdom  Outstanding professional record this is more inclusive than purely ‘Academic’Experience:  At least five years experience as a NHS Consultant  Previous experience of group working and multi- professional learningKnowledge / Skills:  Thorough understanding of the postgraduate medical education agenda  Understanding of assessment and workplace teaching in a postgraduate setting  Awareness of current national policy developments in the NHS  Understanding of adult learning and its application to education  Familiarity with Modernising Medical Careers (MMC) and its implications for postgraduate medical education  Excellent leadership, management and interpersonal skills  Excellent written and oral communication skills  Ability to establish academic and professional credibility  Ability to work as member of a multi-professional team  Proven track record of influencing and motivating others and leading change  Ability to understand and work with complexity  Computer literatePersonal Skills & Attitudes  Strategic thinker and implementer  Ability to prioritise work against background of uncertainty and change  Good political skills  Self motivated, proactive and innovative  Able to demonstrate the successful delivery of major change initiatives  Empathy with junior doctors and training, but sensitive to service requirements  Travel to various locations as requiredDESIRABLE CRITERIAQualifications  Higher Degree in Medical Education  Previous Publication in Medical EducationMay 2009 5
  • 6. JOB DESCRIPTIONExperience  Regional or national experience of committee work  Experience in managing specialty training programmesKnowledge / Skills  Thorough understanding of the workforce agenda  Understanding of medical workforce planning  Ability to teach in a multi-professional environment  Ability to lead consultant developmentMay 2009 6