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Consultant Paediatrician

Consultant

Main area
Paediatrics
Grade
Consultant
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full time - 10 sessions per week (on call commitment)
Job ref
320-MDQ-3176298-EW
Site
Queens Hospital
Town
Burton
Salary
£82,096 - £110,683 per annum
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
25/06/2021 23:59

As a trusted organisation at the heart of our communities, we recognise the important role we can play in supporting the public, patients, our own people and local partners in achieving the best of health for the local population and the communities in which they live by providing Exceptional Care Together.

Our fundamental Values of Compassion, Openness and Excellence underpin how we intend to work as a Trust and the associated behaviours are becoming embedded in all aspects of how we work.

With over 13,000 members of staff you can expect huge variety and new opportunities every day! Our staff go above and beyond and take pride in caring for our patients.

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust is fully committed to promoting inclusion, equality, diversity and human rights in employment and delivery of its services.  The Trust is committed to providing an environment where all employees, patients, carers and visitors experience equality of opportunity by means of understanding and appreciating the value of diversity.

As a Trust we promote an inclusive environment and welcome applications from a diverse pool of talent and backgrounds.  All individuals are valued and given every opportunity to succeed based on merit.

The Trust actively encourages applications from members of our Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities. These groups are under-represented in our organisation, and it’s important to us that our workforce reflects the diversity of our communities as much as possible.

Join us and help make a real difference to our Trust.

Here’s more about the role and what we’re looking for; 

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust is fully committed to promoting inclusion, equality, diversity and human rights in employment and delivery of its services.  The Trust is committed to providing an environment where all employees, patients, carers and visitors experience equality of opportunity by means of understanding and appreciating the value of diversity.

Join us and help make a real difference to our Trust.

Here’s more about the role and what we’re looking for; 

Job overview

This is a full time consultant appointment for University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust based at Queen’s Hospital Burton with some cross working at the Royal Derby Hospital. We are looking for a General Paediatrician with a special interest in either Cardiology or Rheumatology to join our busy team. The Cardiology service is well established and is supported by tertiary Consultants within the network. 

Applicants must hold MBBS/MBChB or an equivalent medical qualification, along with full GMC registration. Applicants must have experience within either Paediatric Cardiology or Rheumatology.

You will join a paediatric team of 8 Consultant Paediatricians in the provision of a comprehensive acute paediatric services to a general population of over 360,000 people. This post holder will also be expected to work at the Royal Derby Hospital where you will be part of a large paediatric team serving a centralised population of over half a million.

Main duties of the job

The Rheumatology service has been developed over the last few years at the Burton site and we are currently able to provide the local patient cohort regular services including phlebotomy, local therapy and infusions for those who need it. This service runs as part of the West Midlands Rheumatology Network who have a shared care agreement with us at the Queens Burton Site. We also provide a Chronic pain clinic with a patient cohort that have been developed over the last few years for whom we provide regular input. Finally for both these sets of patients we have a robust Transition pathway to adult care that has been established to Adult Rheumatology who are always keen.

Working for our organisation

The Trust provides a wide range of services and has a number of outreach and community based clinics, all of which are supported by a dedicated team of clinical staff. The Trust recognises the importance of working in the community, providing patients with the choice to access services in a setting that may be more amenable or comfortable for them. Since acquiring the Samuel Johnson Community Hospital in Lichfield and the Sir Robert Peel Community Hospital in Tamworth , the Trust has continued to develop and reconfigure the services provided at these facilities in order to meet the needs of the local population.

The Trust also provides a full complement of Accident and Emergency, outpatient and direct access services. All specialties are supported by a comprehensive range of clinical services in therapies, pharmacy, pathology, and radiology. In addition, we provide facilities to other NHS providers for specialties such as orthopaedics, phlebotomy and obstetrics.

 

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Inpatient Services

Continuity of consultant care is provided by ‘service week’. The paediatric ward is staffed for 8 beds and is sometimes shared with surgical specialities. In addition, a 12 bedded Paediatric Assessment Unit is co-located with an isolation room plus a HDU stabilisation space and is staffed between the hours of 9:30am and 10:00pm.

The Local Neonatal Unit has 8 + 1 cots and the delivery rate is between 3500-4000/year. Babies less than 29 weeks’ gestation are transferred out. When on call this post will provide on call for the neonatal service as well as the general paediatric unit.

Outpatient Services

There is a designated paediatric out-patient clinic area with 6 clinic rooms. Visiting specialists (Cardiology, Genetics, Endocrinology, Paediatric Surgery and Urology) conduct regular outreach clinics within the department.

We welcome discussion with interested candidates and would be pleased to arrange a visit to the department for you. For further details, an informal discussion or to arrange a visit regarding this post please contact the secretary of Dr Gisela Robinson, Clinical Director on 01332 786808.

 

Person specification

Qualifications

Essential criteria
  • Full Membership of RCPCH
  • Full GMC Registration with a license to practice at time of application.
  • Have CCT or within 6 months of attaining CCT at time of interview or entry onto GMC Specialist Register by the time of the interview
  • APLS/PALS holder
  • Training in Child Protection/ Safeguarding (Level 3)
  • Experience in Paediatric Cardiology or Rheumatology
Desirable criteria
  • Higher degree / MD
  • APLS/PALS trainer
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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Dr Gisela Robinson
Job title
Clinical Director
Email address
gisela.robinson@nhs.net
Telephone number
01332 786808
Additional information

We welcome discussion with interested candidates and would be pleased to arrange a visit to the department for you. For further details, an informal discussion or to arrange a visit regarding this post please contact the secretary of Dr Gisela Robinson, Clinical Director on 01332 786808.