Consultant Clinical Lead, Havens Adult Service
King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
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The Havens is London's Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC) service, commissioned by NHS England and the Mayor's Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC). Provided by King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, the service operates from three sites: Camberwell, Whitechapel and St Charles Hospital near Ladbroke Grove.
We offer a 24/7 service providing telephone advice, forensic examination and immediate medical aftercare. We also provide follow-up medical care, Independent Sexual Violence Advocacy (ISVA) and psychological services, which may be accessed up to a year post-assault.
The Havens is led by the Clinical Leads, Matron and Service Manager who are part of a senior leadership team which includes the leads for other disciplines.
This role will lead provision of the adult forensic service and jointly lead strategic development of the whole Havens service with a Consultant Clinical Lead for the Havens (0-18) Children and Young People's Service.
You must be fully registered with the GMC and hold a Licence to Practice and be on the Specialist Register or GP Register, or within six months of attaining your CCT or equivalent to be eligible for interview. The postholder will have regular contact with vulnerable adults and/or children (0-18 years), therefore this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975, and as such, it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the DBS to check for any previous criminal convictions.
Main duties of the job
The post will be based at Kings College Hospital Denmark Hill site but visibility is expected across all three Havens sites i.e. Camberwell, Whitechapel and Paddington @St Charles. The proposed job plan is attached. This will be reviewed within 3 months of the post holder commencing in post. There will be an average of 7.7 Programmed Activities of Direct Clinical Care, with the remainder being allocated for Supporting Professional Activities and other Additional Responsibilities as Clinical Lead. The post-holder will have the opportunity to develop a specialist interest within the service according to service needs and/or to undertake a specialist clinic out-with the Haven service in a field relating to their skills and qualifications, e.g. in General Practice, Genitourinary Medicine or Sexual and Reproductive Health.
The forensic on-call commitment is for a 1:10 rota which is classed as Category A, plus 1:5 on-calls as a Sr Doctor providing telephone advice (Category B). There is a commitment to undertake routine job planned work on Saturdays or Sundays as part of the total job planned PAs.
All employees are expected to undertake work on any of the Trusts sites as required by the service. As a senior employee of the Trust you will work in close co-operation with, and support other clinical, medical professional and managerial colleagues in providing high quality healthcare to the Trust's patients.
King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is one of the UK's largest and busiest teaching Trusts with a turnover of c£1 billion, 1.5 million patient contacts a year and more than 15,000 staff based across South East London. The Trust provides a full range of local and specialist services across its five sites. The trust-wide strategy of Strong Roots, Global Reachis our Vision to be BOLD, Brilliant people, Outstanding care, Leaders in Research, Innovation and Education, Diversity, Equality and Inclusion at the heart of everything we do. By being person-centred, digitally-enabled, and focused on sustainability, we aim to take Team King's to another level.
We are at a pivotal point in our history and we require individuals who are ready to join a highly professional team and make a real, lasting difference to our patients and our people.
King's is committed to delivering Sustainable Healthcare for All via our Green Plan. In line with national Greener NHS ambitions, we have set net zero carbon targets of 2040 for our NHS Carbon Footprint and 2045 for our NHS Carbon Footprint Plus. Everyone's contribution is required in order to meet the goals set out in our Green Plan and we encourage all staff to work responsibly, minimising their contributions to the Trust's carbon emissions, waste and pollution wherever possible.
- Together with the Clinical Lead for the Havens Children and Young Peoples (CYP) Service, Havens Matron and Havens Service Manager, to provide a service for individuals following sexual assault. This includes all aspects of treatment and relevant management duties for the proper functioning of the department.
- Shared responsibility with the Senior Doctors within the service for ensuring 24 hour, 7 day a week forensic examiner cover for the service on a rota basis. Responsible also for ensuring cover during colleagues periods of annual leave and short-term sickness
Direct clinical and forensic practice
- To play an active part in the forensic and clinical delivery of the service at all three Havens. This will include undertaking a minimum of 20 forensic examinations per year and providing out of hours on-call forensic cover 3 times per month in accordance with the Job Description for a Havens Sexual Offences Examiner (SOE), as well as contributing to the daytime and out of hours senior doctor rotas for daytime clinical meetings and provision of senior advice.
- Clinical supervision and training of junior medical and nurse examiner staff as a shared responsibility with other consultant and senior medical colleagues.
Management and leadership
- To provide professional support and leadership to the medical team. This will include fostering and developing projects focused towards these ends and ensuring that the momentum of post qualification professional education and other appropriate training is maintained.
- In partnership with the Clinical Director for Planned Medicine and the Clinical Lead for the Havens CYP Service, to participate in the management of staff performance and ensure annual appraisal and job plan reviews for non-consultant career grades.
- To work in conjunction with the Clinical Lead for the Havens CYP Service, Service Manager and Matron to ensure an adequate clinical establishment with effective cross-professional and multi-disciplinary working
- Working with the Clinical Lead for the Havens CYP Service, the Service Manager, the Matron, NHS England (London), MOPAC, the Metropolitan Police Service and Crown Prosecution Service to ensure a dynamic and on-going programme of service review and development
- To participate in budget meetings to ensure budgetary control, appropriate resource allocation to support agreed service developments and identify cost efficiencies as appropriate.
- To take an active role in the formulation, implementation and monitoring of the Care Group and service business plans. This may include assisting with discussions regarding service plans and developments with both internal and external agencies.
- To play an active role in and to ensure with the Senior Management Team that the Havens are fully integrated with Care Group, Division and Trust governance.
- To provide clinical advice to the contracting team as necessary and ensure appropriate clinical representation in contract negotiations and where required in the commissioning process.
- To lead the on-going development of all forensic and clinical pathways within the Havens ensuring integrations of the Haven interventions across the complete rape and sexual assault pathway and to strengthen collaboration between the Havens, MPS and third sector colleagues
Governance, quality, performance and risk management
- To encourage an environment of risk management and reporting of adverse incidents.
- To ensure there is an active programme of audit across the service and that best practice is shared and that action plans for improvement are developed and implemented.
- To ensure that appropriate evidence-based protocols and guidance are in place for all forensic and clinical practice and that there is a comprehensive system for ensuring timely review and update of these.
- To ensure that systems are in place to enable the service to meet all relevant quality standards including those from NHS England, the Metropolitan Police Service Sexual Offences Forensic service, the Faculty of Forensic and Legal Medicine and the Trust governance and risk management standards
- With the Clinical Lead for the Havens CYP Service, Service Manager and Matron, to oversee achievement and maintenance of Forensic Science Regulator accreditation with UKAS.
- In conjunction with the Clinical Lead for the Havens CYP Service, Service Manager and Matron, to ensure that systems and training are in place such that the service and all medical and clinical practitioners within it, and non-medically qualified client staff, comply with the requirements of medico-legal practice including chain of evidence standards, DNA sample efficacy, professional witness requirements and statement provision and all other processes and standards required to support a victims case within the criminal justice system.
- With the Clinical Lead for the Havens CYP Service, Havens Social Care Liaison Officers and Trust safeguarding teams, to ensure that robust systems and practice for the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults are in place, regularly reviewed and monitored and adhered to across the service at all times.
- To ensure the development and monitoring of appropriate performance, productivity and clinical outcome measures and participate in regular performance meetings.
- To support and work with the Service Manager in ensuring review of Quality of Service Report (QSR) trends between the Havens and the Metropolitan Police Service and timely investigation of individual QSRs, ensuring appropriate action as required.
- To support and work with the Clinical Lead for the Havens CYP Service, Service Manager and Matron in ensuring timely investigation and review of complaints and feedback ensuring appropriate action as required.
- To be aware of, and comply with, all Trust infection prevention and control policies, to include hand hygiene, personal hygiene, environmental and food hygiene. To undertake annual training/updates in infection prevention and control.
- To be accountable for implementation of the Code of Practice and Quality Manual within the service.
- To prepare for and undertake the protective interventions that you are responsible for in a manner that is consistent with evidence based practice and maintaining patient safety.
- To work closely with the Metropolitan Police Service, NHS England Health in the Justice System team, Havens commissioners, the Mayors Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC), third-sector and other statutory agencies, to support a comprehensive and cohesive victim care strategy for victims of rape and sexual assault and to represent the Havens pro-actively across the sector.
- To represent the Havens at the Forensic Science Regulators Medical Forensics Specialist Group and the UK SARC Clinical Forum meetings and to actively participate in innovation and service development initiated by these groups.
- To ensure that learning and evidence based outcomes from the Havens have a high profile in influencing sharing and development of best practice across the rape and sexual assault sector at a regional, national and where appropriate international level.
- To represent the Havens in the media where appropriate.
- Working with the Service Manager to ensure that the Havens have an effective capacity building, awareness raising and communications strategy with partner and key referral services across London.
- As appropriate to support the Havens as a regional centre of excellence for SARC services particularly in respect of research, teaching and training and specialist SARC interventions such as Paediatric sexual assault services.
Education and research
- Working with the Clinical Lead for the Havens CYP Service, Service Manager, Matron, Clinical and Education Training Lead and senior doctors to ensure that all clinical staff receive all the training necessary to meet the requirements of the Trust and the Havens training matrices.
- To provide oversight and leadership to the development and updating of all Havens clinical and forensic training matrices and programmes in line with FFLM and FSR recommendations and standards.
- To participate in the Havens in-house and external education and training programme and the external awareness raising activities of the service.
- To oversee the Havens training delivered to sexual offences specialist police officers (SOITs) at induction and ad hoc training as required
- To contribute to departmental research interests in accordance with the Trusts R&D framework.
AAC Interview Date: 26/04/2022.
Training and Experience
Management and Leadership
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