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Locum Consultant Paediatrician

University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust
£84,559 to £114,003 per annum
Closing date
4 Feb 2022

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Hospital, Paediatrics
Career Level
Contract Type
Fixed Contract
Full Time
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Derriford Hospital

Contract: 10 PAs, 6-month FTC

Please apply via NHS Jobs, attaching your CV.

Applications are invited for this six-month locum post created by the retirement of a colleague. The successful candidate will work within a multi-disciplinary paediatric team comprising 14 other Consultants, Associate specialists, training grade doctors, and Advanced Paediatric Nurse Practitioners to provide paediatric inpatient and outpatient services to our local paediatric community.

The post will be predominantly to provide acute general paediatric cover, although a subspeciality interest could be accommodated subject to discussion prior to interview.

There is an on-call commitment of 1 in 15 and the applicant will be expected to contribute to evening work and safeguarding work flexibly.

The successful applicant will be based at Derriford Hospital, the largest healthcare site operated by Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust, based on the northerly outskirts of the city of Plymouth. Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust is the largest healthcare trust in the Southwest of England and provides care for half a million people in Plymouth, West Devon and East Cornwall. A range of tertiary services also provide highly specialised care for two million people from nearby counties.

For more information or an informal discussion, please contact:

For further information please contact Dr Becky Smith, Service Line Clinical Director for Paediatrics, via Chris Lomas on 01752 432424 or email

Undergraduate Medical Education

Plymouth University Peninsula School of Medicine and Dentistry (PUPSMD) has been praised by the GMC for its innovative approach to undergraduate medical education. The curriculum is based around problem-based learning and has been highly ranked by our graduates in how they felt prepared for postgraduate medicine. Your role will include important opportunities to engage with undergraduate education, in both the hospital environment and the school itself, to continue this vital job of producing tomorrow's doctors and allied health care professionals.

BMJ Ref: BMJ-60018/216-10259-LPC

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