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Locum Paediatric Consultant with an interest in Gastroenterology

The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust
Telford, Shropshire
£84,559 - £114,003 Per Annum
Closing date
8 Jun 2022

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Hospital, Paediatrics
Career Level
Contract Type
Fixed Contract
Full Time, Part Time
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Job Details

Job overview

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a 6-month fixed term locally employed acute paediatrician with interest in paediatric gastroenterology. This is a fantastic opportunity to be part of the biggest development of Children’s services that the County has seen. You will become part of a team and will work in what is one of the largest acute District General Hospital Paediatric departments in the County serving a catchment population of over 0.5 million.

Main duties of the job

Main duties include:

  • To provide consultant level care of acutely ill children and lead the team
  • To provide paediatric gastroenterology subspecialty outpatient care
  • To provide educational supervision to trainees
  • To support the department with supporting professional activities
  • To develop enhanced clinical skills, especially in the assessment and management of acutely ill patients.
  • To have excellent team-working skills with the abilities and professional attitude to work well in a multi-professional team.
  • To deliver clinical and quality targets agreed both nationally and locally with clinical teams and commissioners.
  • To follow patients throughout their clinical pathways.

Working for your organisation

Our Hospitals are located in Shrewsbury and Telford and are brimming with exemplary teams of hardworking individuals.

Shropshire is a beautiful county ideally located between the north and the south, making travelling around the UK extremely easy. As well as being only a short distance from major cities and busy transport links including Birmingham airport, our county also borders with beautiful north Wales which is abundant in outdoor activities, brilliant beaches, and thrilling scenery. 

Both hospitals are based in Shropshire, a short 20 minutes’ drive apart. Shrewsbury has recently been named in the ‘Sunday Times Best Places to Live Guide’ as one of the top places to live in the country. It is a wonderful bustling place, with affordable housing, fantastic schools and great out-of-work activities for everyone. 

We want you to find out more about the department and our hospitals, and we invite you to contact us with any questions you may have or even arrange a visit. Please also take the time to read any supporting documentation to really get to know us.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

The Post holder will cover the acute paediatric ward in their ward week (consultant of the ward) 3.72 times a year & cover the assessment unit in their assessment week (consultant of assessment unit) 3.72 times a year. There will general paediatric and gastroenterology clinics at both sites. The post attracts 2 PAs of supporting professional activity per week.

The post-holder will be expected to contribute to the 1:7 full-shift rota. The rota is compliant with the terms and conditions of the 2016 Junior Doctor Contract and WTD and has been carefully designed to maximise training opportunities for doctors whilst maintaining a safe and efficient service, with an even spread of long days and nights. The post holder will be 1 of the 14 doctors contributing to the full shift rota with a weekend frequency of 1:7 with non-resident-night and is prospectively covered for annual and study leave.

For a full-time contract, the job plan will be divided on average per week (pro-rata for a part time post) as:

8 Programmed Activities (PAs) of Direct Clinical Care - includes clinical activity, clinically related activity and predictable and unpredictable emergency work.

2 Supporting Professional Activities (SPAs) - includes CPD, audit, teaching and research.

The allocation of PAs is reviewed and may be subject to adjustment when a further diary exercise is undertaken or if the service demands a review of the team job plan.


shrewsbury value

We are the main provider of acute care to a popualtion of 500,00 across Shropshire and Mid Wales, with primary sites in Telford and Shrewsbury. We provide comprehensive secondary care and are passionate about delivering a great patient experience. We are currently securing our future through a transformation programme called Future Fit.

Find Us
01743 261000
The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust
Mytton Oak Road,
United Kingdom
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