Rehabilitation Medicine ST3

Person specification and entry criteria for Rehabilitation Medicine ST3 2023 recruitment

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Essential entry criteria

Qualifications

Applicants must have:

  • MBBS or equivalent medical qualification

Physician applicants must hvae:

  • either of the following:
    • MRCP(UK) Part 1 at time of application and MRCP (UK) full diploma by offer datei
    • eligibility for the specialist register in general internal medicine by time of applicationii
    • completion of Irish Basic Specialty Training in medicine and the MRCPI full diploma by offer date

General Practice applicants must have:

  • full MRCGP by offer date

Core Anaesthesia applicants must have:

  • primary FRCA by offer date

Core Psychiatry applicants must have:

  • full MRCPsych by offer date

Obstetrics and Gynaecology applicants must have:

  • MRCOG Part 1 by offer date

Ophthalmology applicants must have:

  • FRCOphth Part 1 by offer date

Paediatrics applicants must have:

  • Hold full MRCPCH by offer date

Core Surgical applicants must have:

  • MRCS successful completion of examination by offer date

When is this evaluated?iii

  • Application form
  • Interview/selection centreiv
  • Pre-employment check

 

i  The published deadline’ refers to a deadline date set in each recruitment round; Round 1 (30/03/2023) Round 2 (20/04/2023) Round 3 (23/10/2023).

ii  Eligibility for the specialist register must have been approved by the GMC to be considered.

iii  ‘When is this evaluated’ is indicative but may be carried out at any time throughout the selection process.

iv  ‘Selection centre’ refers to a process, not a place. It involves a number of selection activities which may be delivered as part of the application process.

Eligibility

Applicants must:

  • be eligible for full registration with, and hold a current licence to practisev from, the GMC at the advertised post start datevi 
  • have evidence of achievement of foundation competences from a UKFPO-affiliated foundation programme or equivalent, by time of application in line with GMC standards/Good Medical Practice
  • be eligible to work in the UK

Physician applicants must:

  • have evidence of achievement of core medical capabilities, for the round of application, via one of the following methods:
    • current employment in a programme which leads to successful completion of year 2 of Internal Medicine Stage 1 Training by the advertised post start date, via one of these approved routes:
      • UK Internal Medicine Stage 1 Training
      • UK ACCS (internal medicine)
      • UK Broad Based Training (medicine route)
      • Joint Royal Colleges of Physicians Training Board (JRCPTB) internationally level 3 accredited equivalent Internal Medicine Stage 1 Training programmevii
      • UK core medical training or ACCS (acute medicine)
    • successful completion of one of the programmes listed above, evidenced by ARCPviii
    • evidence of achievement of the capabilities required by completion of year 2 of the Internal Medicine Stage 1 curriculum at time of application. Acceptable evidence is only permitted via the Alternative Certificate to Enter Group 2 Higher Physician Specialty Trainingix

General Practice applicants must have:

  • current employment in a general practice training programme at ST3 level and on track to successfully complete ST3 by the advertised post start date, or
  • eligibility for the GP Register. This must be evidenced either by entry on the GMC GP Register, or documentation from the GMC confirming eligibility.

Core Anaesthesia applicants must:

  • have evidence of achievement of CT2 competences in anaesthetics and intensive care medicine (including Initial Assessment of Competency) or equivalent demonstrated by:
    • Basic Level Training Certificate (BLTC) or Core Level Training Certificate (CLTC). To be used if you have completed a UK anaesthetics/ACCS anaesthetics core training programme
    • current employment in a UK core anaesthetics/ACCS anaesthetics training programme and achievement of all required core competences evidenced by a BLTC or CLTC by intended start date
    • Basic Level Equivalence form (BLE) or Core Level Equivalence form (CLE). To be used if you have not completed a UK core training programme but have all the required competencies by time of application

Core Psychiatry applicants must have:

  • evidence of achievement of CT/ST1 and CT/ST2 competences in psychiatry at time of application
  • evidence of achievement of CT/ST3 competences in psychiatry by time of application or confirmation that these will be achieved by time of appointment

All competences must be as defined by the Royal College of Psychiatrists’ curriculum relating to core psychiatric training. Acceptable evidence includes ARCP certificates or Certificate C (equivalent core competence form), certification demonstrating that the applicant has attained and maintained core competences, including psychotherapy, as set out in all 19 ILOs in the 2013 core psychiatry curriculum.

  • applicants without all the necessary evidence at the time of application must submit a written statement from their educational supervisor or tutor stating that all these competences will be achieved by the time of appointment. This includes applicants from core psychiatry training who are expecting an outcome 1 from their end of CT3 ARCP. This written statement supplements the requirements to provide Form C, appropriate ARCP evidence etc.

Obstetrics and Gynaecology applicants must have:

  • evidence of achievement of ST1 and ST2 competences in this specialty by time of appointment. Acceptable evidence includes ARCP certificates or the Alternative Certificate of ST1 and ST2 O&G competences by deadline for applications. View the Alternative Certificate

Ophthalmology applicants must have:

  • evidence of achievement of ST1 competences in ophthalmology at time of application and ST2 competences in ophthalmology by time of appointment, evidenced by ARCP outcome 1 or
  • evidence of achievement of ST1 and ST2 competences at time of application. Acceptable evidence is only permitted via the standard Alternative Certificate of Competences

Paediatrics applicants must have:

  • evidence of achievement of paediatric capabilities commensurate with a trainee who has completed ST2, as defined by the Paediatric RCPCH Progress+ curriculum, by point of application.

Core Surgical applicants must have:

  • evidence of achievement of CT/ST1 competences in core surgery at time of application and CT/ST2 competences in core surgery by time of appointment, acceptable evidence includes satisfactory ARCP outcome of completion of core surgical training programme or a completed Certificate of Readiness to Enter Higher Surgical Training by time of appointment

When is this evaluated?

  • Application form
  • Interview/selection centre
  • Pre-employment check

 

The GMC introduced the licence to practise in 2009. Any doctor wishing to practise in the UK after this date must be both registered with and hold a licence to practise from the GMC at time of appointment.

vi  ‘The advertised post start date’ refers to the first date from which posts recruited in a round can commence. This will be specified clearly within the published advertisement for that recruitment round.

vii  Details of internationally accredited JRCPTB internal medicine training programmes can be found on the JRCPTB website.

viii  Applicants who have an ARCP outcome with all capabilities signed off apart from the full MRCP (UK), will be eligible to apply on this basis, subject to the normal rules on completing the MRCP (UK). Additionally, anyone who has an ARCP outcome 10.1 will be eligible to apply on the competence criterion and will be required to complete outstanding competences in their higher specialty programme.

ix  The Alternative Certificate to Enter Group 2 Higher Physician Specialty Training is a document designed by the JRCPTB listing the necessary core capabilities required for progression to ST3, as defined in the Internal Medicine Stage 1 curriculum. The certificate is available to download from the Physician Recruitment website. Applicants must ensure the version of the form they are using meets the requirements detailed on the website.

Fitness to practise:

Applicant is up to date and fit to practise safely.

When is this evaluated?

  • Application form
  • References
Language skills

Applicants must have demonstrable skills in written and spoken English, adequate to enable effective communication about medical topics with patients and colleagues, as assessed by the General Medical Councilx.

When is this evaluated?

  • Application form
  • Interview/selection centre

 

x  Applicants are advised to visit the GMC website which gives details of evidence accepted for registration.

Health

Applicants must meet professional health requirements (in line with GMC standards/Good Medical Practice).

When is this evaluated?

  • Application form
  • Pre-employment health screening
Career progression

Applicants must:

  • be able to provide complete details of their employment history
  • have evidence that their career progression is consistent with their personal circumstances
  • have evidence that their present level of achievement and performance is commensurate with the totality of their period of training
  • have notified the Training Programme Directory of the specialty training programme they are currently training in if applying to continue training in the same specialty in another regionxi
  • not already hold, nor be eligible to hold, a CCT/CESR in the specialty they are applying for and/or must not currently be eligible for the specialist register for the specialty to which they are applying
  • not have previously relinquished or been released or removed from a training programme in this specialty or associated core training programme, except if they have received an ARCP outcome 1 (outcome 6 for associated core training) or under exceptional circumstancesxii 
  • for those wishing to be considered for Locum Appointment for Training (LAT) posts (where available): no more than 24 months' experience in LAT posts in the specialty by intended start date
Physician applicants
  • Have sufficient experiencexiii working in medical specialties (not including foundation level experience) by the advertised post start date. This can be via either:
    • training completed in:
      • UK Core Medical Training or UK ACCS (acute medicine)
      • the first 2 years of UK Internal Medicine Stage 1 Training
      • the first 3 years of UK ACCS (internal medicine)
      • the first 3 years of UK Broad Based Training (medicine route)
      • a Joint Royal Colleges of Physicians Training Board (JRCPTB) internationally level 3 accredited equivalent CMT programme or the first 2 years of an Internal Medicine Stage 1 Training programme or
    • have at least 24 months’ experience in medical specialties (of which at least 12 months must include the care of acute medical inpatients). Experience in certain acute care common stem specialties can be counted towards the 24 months in some circumstancesxiv
General Practice applicants
  • At least 36 months’ experience in general practice (not including foundation modules).
Core Anaesthesia applicants
  • Have at least 24 months’ experience in anaesthetics and/or intensive care medicine (not including foundation modules) by time of intended start date of which at least 18 months is in anaesthetics.
Core Psychiatry applicants
  • At least 36 months’ whole-time experience in psychiatry (not including foundation modules) by intended start date, or
  • Training completed in a UK Broad Based Training programme with a further 2 years in CT2 and CT3 core psychiatry training, or
  • 24 months’ experience in psychiatry (not including foundation modules) plus competence gained from up to 12 months’ training in core medical training, paediatrics or general practice. You must be able to demonstrate that this competence has been transferred, under the Accreditation of Transferable Competences Framework. ARCP outcomes or a letter of support from the relevant training programmes will be accepted as evidence.
Obstetrics and Gynaecology applicants
  • At least 24 months’ experience in obstetrics and gynaecology (not including foundation modules) by time of intended start date.
Ophthalmology applicants
  • At least 24 months’ experience in ophthalmology including medical ophthalmology (not including foundation modules) by time of appointment.
Paediatrics applicants
  • Applicants must have at least 24 months’ experience in paediatrics by time of commencement of ST3 training.
Core Surgical applicants
  • Have satisfactorily completed an approved core surgical training programme or equivalent by start of post.

When is this evaluated?

  • Application form
  • Interview/selection centre

 

xi  The 'support for application to another region' form, signed by the Training Programme Director of their current specialty training programme confirming satisfactory progress must be submitted to the recruitment office managing that application at time of application.

xii  Exceptional circumstances may be defined as a demonstrated change in circumstances, which can be shown on the ability to train at that time and may include severe person illness or family caring responsibility incompatible with continuing to train. Applicants will only be considered if they provide a ‘support for reapplication to a specialty training programme’ form signed by both the Training Programme Director or Head of School and the Postgraduate Dean in the region that the training took place. No other evidence will be accepted. Please note that this requirement does not apply to trainees who exited core medical training with an ARCP outcome 3 or 4 where they were only missing the full MRCP(UK) diploma.

xiii  Any time periods specified in this person specification refer to full-time equivalent.

xiv  For information on how experience in acute care common stem specialties will be counted, please visit the Physician Recruitment website.

Application completion:

All sections of application form completed fully according to written guidelines.

When is this evaluated?

  • Application form

Selection criteria

Qualifications

Essential

Applicants must have:

  • MBBS or equivalent medical qualification

Physician applicants must hvae:

  • either of the following:
    • MRCP(UK) Part 1 at time of application and MRCP (UK) full diploma by offer datei
    • eligibility for the specialist register in general internal medicine by time of applicationii
    • completion of Irish Basic Specialty Training in medicine and the MRCPI full diploma by offer date

General Practice applicants must have:

  • full MRCGP by offer date

Core Anaesthesia applicants must have:

  • primary FRCA by offer date

Core Psychiatry applicants must have:

  • full MRCPsych by offer date

Obstetrics and Gynaecology applicants must have:

  • MRCOG Part 1 by offer date

Ophthalmology applicants must have:

  • FRCOphth Part 1 by offer date

Paediatrics applicants must have:

  • Hold full MRCPCH by offer date

Core Surgical applicants must have:

  • MRCS successful completion of examination by offer date

Desirable

  • Completion of the relevant membership examination by time of application.
  • Higher degrees including MSc, PhD or MD (where the research thesis is not part of first medical degree).

When is this evaluated?

  • Application form
  • Interview/selection centre
Career progression

Essential

  • Evidence that present achievement and performance is commensurate with totality of training.

When is this evaluated?

  • Interview/selection centre
Clinical experience

Essential

  • Evidence of experience in a range of acute medical specialties, with experience of managing patients on unselected medical take during core training or equivalent or, for non-physician applicants, corresponding experience from core/early years training in the relevant specialty.

Desirable

  • Experience at core level of managing patients with rehabilitation requirements.

When is this evaluated?

  • Application form
  • Interview/selection centre
  • References
Clinical skills – clinical knowledge and expertise

Essential

  • Demonstrates awareness of the basics of managing rehabilitation patients.
  • Capability at core level in the management of medical emergencies, inpatients and outpatients or, for non-physician applicants, corresponding capability from core or early years training in the relevant specialty. Appropriate knowledge base, and ability to apply sound clinical judgement to problems.
  • Able to work without direct supervision, where appropriate.
  • Able to prioritise clinical need.
  • Able to maximise safety and minimise risk.

Desirable

  • Evidence of some capabilities in the specialty as defined by the relevant curricula.
  • Evidence of skills in the management of acute medical emergencies.
  • Evidence of skills in the management of patients not requiring hospital admission. 

When is this evaluated?

  • Application form
  • Interview/selection centre
  • References
Academic skills

Essential

Research, audit and quality improvement skills
  • Demonstrates understanding of research, including awareness of ethical issues.
  • Demonstrates understanding of the basic principles of clinical risk management, evidence-based practice, patient safety and clinical quality improvement initiatives.
  • Evidence of involvement in a quality improvement project, formal research project.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of evidence informed practice.
  • Demonstrates an understanding of clinical governance.
Teaching
  • Evidence of teaching experience and/or training in teaching.

Desirable

Research, audit and quality improvement skills
  • Demonstrates an understanding of research methodology.
  • Evidence of relevant academic and research achievements, and involvement in a formal research project.
  • Evidence of relevant academic publications.
  • Evidence of involvement in a quality improvement project or other activity which:
    • uses recognised QI methodology
    • focuses on patient safety and clinical improvement
    • demonstrates an interest in and commitment to the specialty beyond the mandatory curriculum
  • Evidence of exceptional achievement in medicine.
Teaching
  • Evidence of involvement in teaching students, postgraduates and other professionals and evidence of participation in a teaching course.

When is this evaluated?

  • Application form
  • Interview/selection centre
  • References
Personal skills

Essential

Communication skills
  • Demonstrates clarity in written and spoken communication, and capacity to adapt language to the situation, as appropriate.
  • Able to build rapport, listen, persuade and negotiate.
Problem solving and decision making
  • Capacity to use logical and lateral thinking to solve problems and make decisions, indicating an analytical and cientific approach.
Empathy and sensitivity
  • Capacity to take in others’ perspectives and treat others with understanding; sees patients as people.
  • Demonstrates respect for all.
Managing others and team involvement
  • Able to work in multi-professional teams and supervise junior medical staff.
  • Ability to show leadership, make decisions, organise and motivate other team members for the benefit of patients.
  • Capacity to work effectively with others.
Organisation and planning
  • Capacity to manage and prioritise time and information effectively.
  • Capacity to prioritise own workload and organise ward rounds.
  • Evidence of thoroughness (is well prepared, shows self-discipline and commitment, is punctual and meets deadlines).
Vigilance and situational awareness
  • Capacity to monitor developing situations and anticipate issues.
Coping with pressure and managing uncertainty
  • Capacity to operate under pressure.
  • Demonstrates initiative and resilience to cope with changing circumstances.
  • Is able to deliver good clinical care in the face of uncertainty.
Values
  • Understands, respects and demonstrates the values of the NHS (such as everyone counts; improving lives; commitment to quality of care; respect and dignity; working together for patients; compassion).

Desirable

Management and leadership skills
  • Evidence of involvement in management commensurate with experience.
  • Demonstrates an understanding of NHS management and resources.
  • Evidence of effective multi-disciplinary team working and leadership, supported by multi-source feedback or other workplace-based assessments.
  • Evidence of effective leadership in and outside medicine.
Other
  • Evidence of achievement outside medicine.
  • Evidence of altruistic behaviour, for example, voluntary work.

When is this evaluated?

  • Application form
  • Interview/selection centre
  • References
Probity – professional integrity

Essential

  • Demonstrates probity (displays honesty, integrity, aware of ethical dilemmas, respects confidentiality).
  • Capacity to take responsibility for own actions.

When is this evaluated?

  • Application form
  • Interview/selection centre
  • References
Commitment to specialty – learning and personal development

Essential

  • Shows initiative, drive and enthusiasm (self-starter, motivated, shows curiosity, initiative).
  • Demonstrable interest in, and understanding of, the specialty.
  • Commitment to personal and professional development.
  • Evidence of self-reflective practice.

Desirable

  • Extracurricular activities and achievements relevant to the specialty.
  • Evidence of participation at meetings and activities relevant to the specialty.
  • Evidence of attendance at organised teaching and training programmes relevant to the specialty.

When is this evaluated?

  • Application form
  • Interview/selection centre
  • References