North Tees & Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust
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North Tees and Hartlepool NHS FT and South Tees Hospitals NHS FT Foundation Trusts are currently working together to develop a Group Structure to develop a clinical strategy for the benefit of patients, service users and colleagues within the Tees valley
As part of this collaboration a single pathology service which will be known as the Tees Valley Pathology Service (TVPS) is being developed, delivered by a hub and spoke model with the hubs situated on either the James Cook University Hospital site (JCUH) or University Hospital North Tees site (UHNT).
The Microbiology processing hub is based at JCUH delivering a full repertoire of services.
Technical staff work flexibly between sites. The consultant teams are working collaboratively to standardise a range of SOPs and protocols for the continued benefit of patients and staff, however they continue to work from their base organisation providing advice and support to the clinical teams from both the acute and secondary care services within the catchment area of each Trust.
Main duties of the job
To provide continuity of service .
- Responsibility with consultant colleagues, for providing a comprehensive diagnostic and clinical microbiology advice, and infection control service.
- To actively participate in both departmental and Trust matters concerning infection control and clinical governance.
- Share the clinical responsibility for Microbiology / Serology /Virology with the consultant team.
- Teaching/training of junior staff and medical staff and medical students
- Postgraduate and undergraduate teaching programmes
- Clinical and laboratory audit
- Departmental and Trust matters concerning clinical governance and audit
- Continuing professional development (CPD)
At North Tees & Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust our main priority is, and always will be, to provide safe and high quality care to our patients every day; the kind of care we would want for ourselves and our loved ones. We want our organisation to be the best place to work with the right staff, in the right roles, at the right time, to ensure we deliver exceptional patient care and experience.
We will support staff through providing an inclusive and supportive workplace with health and well-being initiatives, staff benefits and opportunities for personal and professional development. Staff recognition is very important to us; as well as performance reviews and appraisals, we recognise staff through Star and Team of the month, colleague recognition - a note of thanks, Managers Awards, Shining Stars and Service Awards.
We support the Making Every Contact Count approach to behaviour change in the promotion of health and wellbeing of individuals and communities.
We recruit for values and "Together we are North Tees & Hartlepool"
- Optimisation of laboratory working practices
- Authorisation of results, accounting for approximately 2 hours of the working day
- Contribution to quality assurance processes within the department
- Collaboration with biomedical scientists to achieve a diagnostic service that is modern and of the highest standard
- Contribution to the business planning process for the microbiology service
- Membership of Pathology Directorate
- Support training and development of all types and grades of staff
- Participation in laboratory audits
- Offering solicited advice to medical and nursing staff
- Offering unsolicited advice where this is warranted and of benefit to the patient
- Monitoring progress of patients
- Daily visits to the Critical Care Unit (shared)
- Visits to wards on a frequent basis
- Membership of Drugs and Therapeutics Committee (when Antibiotic Lead)
- Chairmanship (when Antibiotic Lead) or membership of Trust Antibiotic Group
- Participation in audits (including antibiotic audits)
- Weekly multi-disciplinary clinical meeting for orthopaedic service one CMM designated.
- Weekly haematology ward round one consultant designated.
- Lead clinical role (when Infection Control Doctor) in day-to-day management of infection control related problems
- Lead role (when Infection Control Doctor) for policy and guideline development
- Contribution to prevention and management of outbreaks of infection
- Support for the Trust Infection Prevention and Control Programme
- Liaison with Infection Prevention and Control Nurse
- Liaison with the Director of Infection Prevention and Control (Director of Nursing)
- Chairmanship of monthly Infection Prevention and Control Team meetings (when Infection Control Doctor)
- Membership of:
- Infection Control Committee
Healthcare-associated Infection Operational Group (when Infection Control Doctor)
Trust Sepsis Group one consultant designated.
OPAT group one consultant designated.
- Liaison with the Consultant in Health Protection and the Public Health England (PHE)
Certificate of Sponsorship
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