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Consultant in Paediatrics

NHS Tayside
Dundee, Dundee City
Closing date
7 Jun 2022

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Hospital, Paediatrics
Career Level
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Full Time, Part Time
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Consultant in Community Child Health/ Consultant Paediatrician with a Special Interest in Community Paediatrics

2.5 WTE – up to 3 substantive posts

Full time/Part time – up to 40 hrs/week

We have an exciting opportunity available in one of the UK’s most up and coming and rapidly developing Cities. NHS Tayside seeks to appoint Paediatric Consultants with an interest in Community Paediatrics. Following retirals and vacant sessions within the service, these posts have been created with a view to the continuing development and improvement of existing services.

Development of a specific interest in Adoption and Fostering, Complex Neuro-disability, Neurodevelopmental assessment, Paediatric Audiology, Visual Impairment or Child Protection may be of advantage. There is also the opportunity for some acute work as part of one of these posts. NHS Tayside is supportive of continuous professional development, and all of our posts include 2 PAs for supporting professional activities (pro-rata).

Successful applicants are likely to be based in either Perth or Angus with the expectation that some sessions would be worked within Dundee. Existing team members live across the area and a number work between localities.

You will be joining a supportive, forward thinking team with a broad range of experience and well established links with the acute service and other agencies. We have regular team meetings and joint training both within the wider CCH team and across specialties with our neonatal and general paediatric colleagues. We welcome applications from doctors wishing to work less than full-time and those wishing to pursue further training to develop a specialist interest, including Paediatric Audiology, Visual Impairment and Complex Disability. Interested candidates are encouraged to contact us for an informal discussion.

NHS Tayside serves a population of 416,090 across three local authorities: Dundee, Perth and Kinross and Angus. Paediatric services serve a population of approximately 67,100 children under 16 across Tayside, with community paediatric bases at Armitstead Child Development Centre in Dundee, Drumhar Health Centre in Perth and Whitehills Health and Community Care Centre in Forfar, Angus. Some Community Child Health Services are locality based whilst others are Tayside wide.

Tayside Paediatric Department participates in several regional and national managed clinical networks facilitating the maintenance of specialist interests for all 3 senior medical staff and career grade staff. Tayside paediatric department is committed to teaching undergraduates from Dundee. Trainees undertaking their paediatric training in the East of Scotland region are based in Dundee and rotate to Forth Valley and Edinburgh.

There will be the opportunity for an interested applicant to contribute to the Acute Paediatric Service rota (2PA). This would initially be in the form of out of hours resident consultant working.

Applicants should have full GMC registration and a licence to practise, membership of the RCPCPH, be registered with the GMC and on the specialist register or be within 6 months of the anticipated award of a CCT or CESR (CP) at the time of interview.

Informal enquiries can be made to:

Dr Margaret Peebles, Clinical Director, Ninewells Hospital [01382 660111],

Dr Joanna Chisholm, Consultant Paediatrician, Armitstead Child Development Centre [01382 835100],

Dr Carolyn Cormie, Consultant Paediatrician, Whitehills Health & Community Care Centre [01307 475260] or

Dr Ben Colvin, Consultant Paediatrician, Drumhar Health Centre [01738 564257]

Closing date: 7th June 2022 Interview date: 21st June 2022

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