Consultant Community Paediatrician
Wrightington Wigan and Leigh Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust caters for a population of 310,000. There is an Integrated Children’s Service with combined Hospital and Community services within our Child Health Directorate.
We are looking to appoint a substantive Community Consultant Paediatrician.
This is an opportunity to join the enthusiastic and friendly paediatric department in Wigan. There are close links between the community and acute paediatric services with some colleagues doing hybrid roles across both services. The post will involve community clinics for early years, school age children with neurodevelopmental problems. There will also be a special school clinic. There are no acute paediatric or on-call commitments with this post.
The locality community paediatric workload will involve the assessment and management of children with neurodevelopmental difficulties. Experience in the management of ADHD, ASD, Learning difficulties and associated comorbidities is necessary. There are close working relationships with colleagues in North West Boroughs mental health trust, education and social care.
Experience in safeguarding children is essential and it is expected the candidate will be confidant in working closely with multiagency partners and be Level 3 trained.
The appointee will see patients at the outpatients on the Thomas Linacre, Leigh Infirmary, Platt Bridge community sites. There are visiting clinics in cardiology, rheumatology, neurology, nephrology and urology by specialists from the tertiary children’s hospitals in the region.
Paediatric surgical facilities are on the RAEI site as is the Accident and Emergency Department for the Wigan and Leigh district. This has been redeveloped and includes a self-contained Paediatric Emergency care centre. All acute children’s admissions are seen here. There is an assessment area with 8 cubicles.
The Child Health Directorate sits within the Surgical Division and the directorate covers all areas of Paediatric and Child Health services in both Acute and Community settings. Close relationships at management level are in place between the Acute, community and mental health providers to promote integrated child health services across both hospital and community sectors.
You must be fully registered with the GMC and hold a license to practice and be on the Specialist Register, or be within 6 months of attaining your CCT or equivalent at the interview stage.
Proposed interview date is the 12th October 2020
An Enhanced DBS with Children barred list will be undertaken for the successful candidate.
Pre-visits are encouraged.
For further details / informal visits contact:
Dr Harish Sreenivasa
Clinical Director for Child Health
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