Evelina London Children’s Hospital announces our first sleep fellow post.
This is an exciting opportunity to have training in a new and emerging field of paediatrics in the UK, as well as gain a wide experience of education including teaching and training in a multidisciplinary team, as well as developing and contributing to training on a local, regional and national level. The candidate will join a dynamic team and will work across all aspects of paediatric sleep medicine in a tertiary neuroscience department delivering high quality care to children and young people, within a multidisciplinary team (paediatric consultants, sleep physiologists, sleep psychologists and specialist health visitor). There is the opportunity to complete a fully funded PG Certificate in Medical Education during the fellowship or relevant qualification in Sleep Medicine.
The post is offered as a Teaching Fellowship in Paediatric Sleep Medicine for a period of up to a year. If you are in training, an application for OOPE will need to be made.
Registrar level ST6+-
The post includes up to 30% of time dedicated to teaching, training and education activities as well as developing clinical skills in paediatric sleep medicine, with application across several related subspecialties (neurology, neurodisability, respiratory medicine, general paediatrics and community child health). The remainder of the post includes on call commitment at registrar level aligned to training needs (this is negotiable at interview).
Main duties of the job
This post will be of interest to a doctor looking to gain experience or develop an interest in Paediatric Sleep medicine, or with an interest in Medical Education. If there is relevant previous clinical experience in a field related to sleep medicine this will be taken into account. Applications will be accepted from candidates near or post CCT in Neurodisability, Neurology, Respiratory Medicine, General Paediatrics or Community Paediatrics (or equivalent near completion of training as a consultant). Other relevant sub-specialities will be considered. Candidates looking to complete their CESR qualification in Paediatrics will also be considered. The post offers opportunities for participation in Hypersomnolence clinics, Insomnia assessments in children with disability, Complex Medication clinics with the Neurodevelopmental team (second opinions) Neurodevelopmental team as well as sleep triage clinics with sleep psychologists and parallel working with a sleep specialist health visitor. The team provides advice to consultants from around the network and nationally, provide outreach clinics (Belfast) and participate in reporting of sleep diagnostics after being scored by trained sleep physiologists.
Working for our organisation
Our team holds transition clinics jointly with the adult sleep physicians at Guy’s Hospital (largest sleep lab in Europe). Members of the team hold positions or work closely with the British Sleep Society, International Paediatric Sleep Association and The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health. We have 5 dedicated beds in the sleep lab as well as access to telemetry for combined sleep studies. We run an ambulatory service in parallel. We support the Long Term Ventilation (LTV) team with diagnostic services for their children and young persons. We are the NHS England designated centre for management of the most complex narcolepsy patients in the region. We are hosting the Rare Disorders BioBank for Narcolepsy jointly with the adult sleep lab and run one of the first paediatric sleep Health Care Scientist Masters programme for sleep physiologists. We accredited by Health Education England to run the STP programme for respiratory and sleep physiologists. Our community services team run a secondary care sleep service which has been featured in national conferences.
Detailed job description and main responsibilities
Please refer to the attached Job Description (JD) for further detail on the main job roles and responsibilities.
The successful candidate will be contribute to clinical assessments of children and young people (with and without disability) for common and rare sleep disorders including narcolepsy and circadian rhythm disorders. The job will also include some training on reporting on sleep studies (polysomnography, multiple sleep latency tests, respiratory polygraphy and actigraphy). There are opportunities to be involved in local, regional and national education and training events including the potential launch of Sleep Academy.
Closing date: 22nd August 2022
Interview date: 8th September 2022
(immediate start and Sept 2023 start date)
Dr Desaline Joseph or Mike Farquhar/Paul Gringras
(Tel 0201 188 4649 – direct line to sleep service; our generic email PaediatricSeniorSleepTeam@gstt.nhs.uk )