East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust

Consultant Community Paediatrician

£82,096 - £110,683 per annum
12 Jan 2021
07 Feb 2021
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Job overview

This is an exciting time to join East Kent Hospital University Foundation Trust and in particular the Community Child Health Service.

The service works out of 5 areas across East Kent with Consultants leading a multidisciplinary team including Specialty Doctor/ Psychologist/ Specialist Nurse/ SLT/OT and PT.

Feedback from a RCPCH review  (June 2017) included ‘met enthusiastic, happy and dedicated teams’ ‘Saw evidence of innovative working and service improvement’ and ‘evidence of good use of multidisciplinary teams, and effective skill mix including specialist nursing roles, and trainees. We heard glowing praise for the support provided by the administration teams.

We can offer:

  • Co-location of the multi-disciplinary team.
  • Regular team meetings (business and CPD)
  • External CPD
  • Regular appraisals and opportunity for development. 

Main duties of the job

We are currently seeking a Consultant Community Paediatrician (10 PAs/ job) to join our multi-disciplinary.  We work with children and young people aged 0-19 with a range of difficulties including developmental delay, developmental disorders and complex neuro-disability.

Working for your organisation

Kent, the Garden of England, has easy access to London and is close to good transport links giving easy access to the channel tunnel, Dover ferry port and the Eurostar, which makes Europe easy to reach. Also close by are Ashford and the university city of Canterbury, which is vibrant and lively with a theatre, bars and restaurants as well as many historic sites.

The Trust also offers a range of staff benefits through the ‘We care rewards scheme, such as discount for high street shopping, leisure and holidays.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

This is a 10 PA job Consultant Community Paediatrician post. This is a replacement Consultant post. You will be based at the Children’s assessment centre, Canterbury, and will be involved in the care of children and families from the Canterbury locality. You will share responsibility with other Consultants in Canterbury for supervising the Speciality doctors You will have shared responsibility with Consultant colleagues for Neurodisability including Autism assessments. There will also be the opportunity to develop a specialist interest dependant on experience, and opportunity to link into the Evelina Children’s Hospital.

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