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Foundation Programme Director

Consultant

Main area
PGME
Grade
Consultant
Contract
Fixed term: 3 years
Hours
Part time - 1 session per week (1 EPA)
Job ref
318-22-FPD
Site
GHNHSFT
Town
Gloucester
Salary
£10,000 £10K per annum
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
23/08/2022 23:59

Join us at an exciting time for Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust! We have recently been awarded an improved CQC rating of Good and are proud of what we’ve achieved. We have an ambitious plan for our journey to Outstanding and are looking for aspirational, committed individuals to join us, making a real difference to both staff and patients.

As a former winner of England for excellence award: Tourism destination of the year, the beautiful city of Gloucester and the scenic regency spa town of Cheltenham are fantastic places to work and live.

As a hospital Trust we are currently involved in over 100 clinical trials and studies, whilst also providing acute elective and specialist services to a population of over 620,000.

By joining Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust new colleagues can look forward to a warm welcome and a future full of opportunities and support.

 

Job overview

The Postgraduate Medical Education faculty is seeking a new Foundation Programme Director (FPD) to join the team.  The 4 FPDs work collaboratively to manage and quality control the two year Foundation Programme across Gloucestershire.  The post holder will work with local educators to ensure that posts offer trainees a comprehensive range of experiences to enable them to achieve curricular outcomes for completion of foundation training.  Key working relationships include those with other FPDs, the foundation programme coordinator, the director of medical education, clinical tutors and foundation programme trainee representatives.  The post-holder will be a member of the Medical Education Board.

This is an exciting time for Postgraduate Medical Education in Gloucestershire, with anticipated imminent developments including the Enhancing Generalist Skills trailblazer programme, a regional Endoscopy Training Academy, an Education Innovation and Research programme and Foundation Programme Expansion.

Potential applicants are encouraged to contact one of the current FPDs (Adam Rye, Susanna DeGressi, Taher Sharaf and Syamprasad Basu) and/or the DME (Russell Peek) for informal discussion about the post.

3 Year fixed term contract with potential for a further 2 years. 

Main duties of the job

The Foundation Programme Director (FPD) is responsible for the overall management and quality control of Foundation Programmes consisting of placements across the Gloucestershire health economy (acute, mental health and primary care). S/he will work with the local lead educators to ensure that each placement of the programme and the programme as a whole meets HEE and GMC standards for training and that each trainee is able to access a comprehensive range of experiences which will enable them to gain the competences necessary for full registration and completion of foundation training.

Working for our organisation

The PGME team exists to maintain and develop Gloucestershire’s reputation as a centre of excellence for postgraduate training.  The team has a welcoming and positive atmosphere and thrives on the success of learners.  We aim to demonstrate a positive learning culture through supporting the professional development of faculty, just as much as that of learners at earlier stages of their careers.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

  1. To work with local lead educators (director of medical education, clinical tutors, course organisers and college tutors) to ensure that the training programmes meet the requirements of the deanery educational contracts for foundation training.
  2. To work with lead educators, educational and clinical supervisors and human resources to ensure each programme and its placements have a current work schedule that meets the requirements of HEE educational contracts for foundation training.
  3. To work with lead educators to ensure that each programme meets the educational aims specified for the programme.
  4. To work with lead educators to ensure that each placement in the programme meets the educational aims specified for the placement.
  5. To monitor the attendance and performance of each foundation doctor at regular intervals and initiate remedial support for any doctor in difficulty.
  6. To collect evidence about attendance and performance to corroborate content of individual foundation doctor’s portfolio and enable decisions about recommendations for registration and certification.
  7. To provide annual reports for the Foundation School and Gloucestershire’s Department of Post Graduate Medical Education.

Person specification

Key Responsbilities

Essential criteria
  • To ensure the participation of the Trust in the Foundation Programme Recruitment process.
  • To manage and quality control Gloucestershire’s Foundation training programmes:
  • To work with local lead educators (director of medical education, clinical tutors, course organisers and college tutors) to ensure that the training programmes meet the requirements of the deanery educational contracts for foundation training.
  • To work with lead educators to ensure that each programme meets the educational aims specified for the programme.
  • To work with lead educators to ensure that each placement in the programme meets the educational aims specified for the placement.
  • To monitor the attendance and performance of each foundation doctor at regular intervals and initiate remedial support for any doctor in difficulty.
  • To collect evidence about attendance and performance to corroborate content of individual foundation doctor’s portfolio and enable decisions about recommendations for registration and certification.
  • To provide annual reports for the Foundation School and Gloucestershire’s Department of Post Graduate Medical Education.
  • To ensure that all foundation doctors in the programme have access to training:
  • To ensure that all foundation doctors in the programme have access to suitable induction coordinated generic teaching that is linked to the foundation curriculum and educational supervision.
  • To ensure that all foundation doctors in the programme have access to clinical supervision and trained assessors
  • To maintain a database of foundation doctors within the programme including details of supervisors, assessment results, teaching attendance and study leave.
  • To work with the Trust to ensure the effective development of a local faculty of educators capable of delivering foundation training.
  • To work with local educators to ensure that they are adequately trained to assess foundation doctors.
  • To maintain local educators including their potential to contribute to the generic professional programme and their preparation for the role.
  • 5. To work with the Head of the Foundation School and faculty to ensure that foundation training benefits form a co-ordinated approach
  • a. To liaise regularly with the Head of the foundation school, manager and other foundation programme directors to ensure best practices are shared and there is a co-ordinated approach to the development and management of foundation training programmes.
  • To attend Foundation School Committee meetings.
  • To attend (or send a suitably qualified deputy) to any foundation sub-committees or working groups established by the Foundation School.
  • To participate in programme quality improvement by, for example, sharing best practice at regional and national meetings.
  • Contribute to the overall development of the Foundation School
  • To attend development programmes for clinical educators and maintain skills in medical education.
  • To lead development projects by mutual agreement and share the results

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Dr Russell Peek
Job title
Director of Medical Education
Email address
russell.peek@nhs.net
Telephone number
0300 422 6091