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Training Programme Director for Ophthalmology Training

NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant

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NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant
Secondment for duration of 3 years
1 Programmed Activity (4 hours) per week
Job ref
11/12/2018 23:59

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About us

Health Education England’s vision is that everyone associated with health care will be committed to a lifetime of professional development, be proud of the care they provide, support and challenge one another and strive for ever-increasing standards of patient-centred care.

HEE supports the delivery of high quality care for patients and high quality public health services by ensuring that the health workforce has the right skills, behaviours and training, and that health care staff are available in the right numbers to meet the needs of the public. It takes on leadership and oversight of healthcare workforce planning and will also be responsible for supporting and authorising Local Education and Training boards. HEE will maintain an effective system for professional education and training as part of a comprehensive health service.

About the role

The Training Programme Director (TPD) is responsible for coordinating the Ophthalmology Training programme in Health Education Kent, Surrey and Sussex

We have 1 Ophthalmology Training Programme Director vacancy in KSS as detailed below:

1x KSS TPD at 1 PA/session

The TPD will ensure that trainees have the opportunity to meet national standards for Ophthalmology training as determined by the Royal College of Ophthalmologists, and also implement local KSS Ophthalmology programme standards and national HEE policies as applied to Ophthalmology.

The Healthcare Education Team in HEE London and the South East (LaSE) is responsible for planning the delivery and ensuring the quality of postgraduate medical and dental education and training across London and the South East. HEE is committed to the development of a medical and dental workforce that will support high quality patient care in London, Kent, Surrey and Sussex.

The TPD is expected to proactively organise interim reviews and ARCP reviews, perform rotation planning and be the first point of contact for enquiries from trainees and College Tutors. They may be asked to deputise for the Head of School during their leave of absence.

The successful applicant will work closely with the LaSE team including; PGMDE Business Manager and the Healthcare Education Team, the Head of School, Postgraduate Dean, and other key departments including Quality and Trainee support. Together the team will provide training in an environment where the doctors who complete the programme have developed an ethos to strive for the highest standards of patient-centred care and commit themselves to a lifetime of professional development.

Our work is set within the Five Year forward view for the NHS and is defined by the HEE Mandate from Government. It is part of the consensus on how the NHS needs to change, with a key focus on prevention and a commitment to reducing health inequalities and promoting equality and diversity. 

The post is open to Substantive Ophthalmology Consultants who work in a recognised training unit in Kent, Surrey or Sussex. Applicants will be expected to have experience in postgraduate medical education.

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 specified PA allocation has been established following the 2018 national review of funding for TPD work.

The length of appointment will be for 3 years in the first instance.

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You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Head of School - Adam Bates