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Locum Consultant Paediatric Intensivist

Barts Health NHS Trust
£84,559 to £114,003 a year Per annum
Closing date
13 Jul 2022

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10PA Locum Consultant Paediatric Intensivist

The Royal London Hospital

Barts Health NHS Trust

The Department of Paediatric Critical Care at The Royal London Children's Hospital, part of Barts Health NHS Trust, is seeking to appoint a Consultant Paediatric Intensivist (10 PAs). This is a 1 year locum appointment to cover maternity leave and the successful candidate will join a team of seven existing Paediatric Intensivists, to make eight consultants.

Main duties of the job

The post is based at The Royal London Children's Hospital located within The Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel, London. The Paediatric Critical Care unit opened in 2007 and is steadily expanding with approx. 420 admissions per year. The equipment and facilities on the PICU allow the development of new treatments and management strategies for critically ill children, and the unit has recently increased capacity from 6 to 10 beds. It is a busy and exciting time to join the team.

The Children's Hospital is a tertiary unit and major trauma centre with referral pathways across North East London and Essex. As such The Paediatric Critical Care Unit receives referrals from a wide variety of sources with significant elective and non-elective demands. This is an excellent position for any consultant looking for additional experience provided in a busy tertiary hospital.

About us

Barts Health is one of the largest NHS trusts in the country, and one of Britain's leading healthcare providers.

The Barts Health group of NHS hospitals is entering an exciting new era on our improvement journey to becoming an outstanding organisation with a world-class clinical reputation. Having lifted ourselves out of special measures, we now have the impetus and breathing space to chart a fresh course in which we are continually striving to improve all our services for patients.

Our vision is to be a high-performing group of NHS hospitals, renowned for excellence and innovation, and providing safe and compassionate care to our patients in east London and beyond. That means being a provider of excellent patient safety, known for delivering consistently high standards of harm-free care and always caring for patients in the right place at the right time. It also means being an outstanding place to work, in which our WeCare values and behaviours are visible to all and guide us in how we work together.

We strive to live by our WeCare values and are committed to promoting inclusion, where every staff member has a sense of belonging. We value our differences and fully advocate, cultivate and support an inclusive working environment where staff treat one another with dignity and respect. We aim to create an equitable working environment where every individual can fulfil their potential.

Job description
Job responsibilities

There is scope for extension of the contract beyond the 1 year maternity leave cover dependant on performance and the needs of the service. Requests for less than 10PA cover will also be considered.

Details of the job plan and full Job Description and Person Specification are included in the application pack.

Person Specification
  • MBBS or equivalent
  • MRCPCH, FRCA or equivalent
  • Higher degree
Clinical Experience
  • -Completion of all competencies in Paediatric Intensive Care Medicine (minimum of 2 years) in a unit/rotation approved for training by the RCPCH national grid training programme with evidence that this training has been signed off, including six months of anaesthetic training
  • OR equivalence ?OR an existing practicing Consultant in Paediatric Intensive Care Medicine
  • Evidence of an interest in managing paediatric multi-trauma patients.
  • Experience in transport of the critically ill child
Management and Administrative Experience
  • Ability to prioritise administrative tasks and to work co-operatively with administrative and clerical staff
  • Training/experience in NHS management
  • Experience of audit management
Teaching Experience
  • Experience of teaching undergraduates
  • Experience of supervising specialist trainees
  • Formal training in teaching
Research Experience
  • Ability to apply research outcomes to clinical problems

BMJRef: BMJ-82267/259-MED00769RLH-D
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