Training Programme Director for General Surgery in KSS
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An outstanding individual is sought to fulfil the role of Training Programme Director for General Surgery for KSS .
This is a 1x 1PA Training Programme Director vacancy.
The role of Training Programme Director is to work with and support the Postgraduate Dean and Head of School of Surgery in leading the delivery of a wide range of functions within their specialty, aligned to the NHS England mandate. The Programme Director will ensure that both national standards, determined by the Royal Colleges and also guidelines and standards established within Kent, Surrey and Sussex are met.
The successful applicant will work closely with the Head of School, two other General Surgery TPD's, SE team including; PGMDE Business Manager, Postgraduate Dean, and other key departments including Quality.
They will work with the Postgraduate Dean to produce doctors who will strive for the highest standards of patient-centred care and commit themselves to a lifetime of professional development.
Main duties of the job
The Programme Director will ensure that both national standards, determined by the faculty, and guidelines and standards established within KSS are met. Responsibilities will include:
- To oversee the General Surgery (East) Regional Training Programme
- Specialty-specific matters and trainee/trainer concerns
- Recruitment to training posts and programmes
- Postgraduate programme management, including assessments, progression, rotations, support and remediation, OOP management, trainee management careers support, less than full-time training, inter-deanery transfer, academic training and other related work-streams.
The ideal candidate will be an experienced NHS Consultant with a thorough understanding of General Surgery training across the region and who will also have strong leadership and communication skills and be able to work effectively as a member of a multi-professional team.
The NHS England is responsible for planning the delivery and ensuring the quality of postgraduate medical and dental education and training. NHSE is committed to the development of a medical and dental workforce that will support high quality patient care in London, Kent, Surrey and Sussex.
On 1 April 2023 Health Education England became part of the new NHS England. Our people are our most important asset; recruiting and retaining the best talent remains crucial to our success. We continue to recruit externally where we cannot fill vacancies internally. We hope you choose to join us but please be aware that some roles may be subject to change in the future. We want to attract and retain highly skilled people to enable us to work with our partners to plan, recruit, educate and train the health workforce. Please note, some supporting documentation attached to this vacancy refers to the legacy organisation, previously known as Health Education England, now NHS England. Work is continuing to harmonise the new NHS England recruitment service and any reference to Health Education England will be updated in due course. More information about the transition to the new NHS England is available here.
Please note: The post is offered on a secondment basis and all candidates are reminded that if they are successful, they are responsible for securing written agreement from their Trust/Practice for release from clinical work for the specified number of PAs/sessions.
The length of appointment will be for 3 years plus potential for a 3 year extension subject to agreement of both parties
You can find further details about the job, organisational structure, recruitment profile, expected outcomes and benefits information in the attached Job Description and other supporting documents.Secondments
Applicants from within the NHS will be offered on a secondment basis only, Agreement should be obtained from their employer prior to submitting the application.
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