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Consultant Community Paediatrician

South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust
Depending on experience Dependant on experience
Closing date
2 Aug 2022

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Hospital, Paediatrics
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time
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Job Details

South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust is seeking to appoint two enthusiastic Consultant Community Paediatricians with relevant expertise to strengthen the delivery of a highly regarded service for children in Warwickshire.

The posts have been advertised individually as 8 and 10 programmed activities though applicants wishing to work more flexibly or job share are also encouraged to apply.

Main duties of the job

This is an ideal opportunity for two motivated paediatricians to complement a team of supportive and experienced medical leaders in improving the health and well-being of children, young people and families we serve.

These posts have been advertised following retirement of previous post holders and to ensure future sustainability of our services with increasing demands. There is opportunity to develop specialist interest roles in conjunction with current and evolving population and departmental needs.

There is currently opportunity to take up the role of named doctor for looked after children or develop specific neurodisability interests, such as complex epilepsy management (with support from epilepsy nurse), hearing impairment or supporting pathways to manage neurodevelopmental conditions.

Multidisciplinary and interagency working will form a significant part of the role. The team work cohesively with members of the Family Health Division within South Warwickshire Foundation Trust as well as with primary care, CAMHS and colleagues in other local acute hospital and regional tertiary units. We provide services in partnership with the local authority and many other organisations to meet the health needs of our communities.

About us

With our central location and great transport links we're closer than you might think. We are located in the heart of England with easy access to the motorway network and a good railway service. Warwickshire is accessible from a number of nearby cities including Birmingham, Leicester, Northampton, Oxford and Worcestershire.

Surrounded by a collection of picturesque towns and villages, there is always a lot to see and do across the County. Numerous sport and leisure venues, theatres, parks and great shopping facilities make Warwickshire an idyllic place to work and live.

As well as enjoying where you work, we want all of our staff to lead happy and healthy lives. That's why we offer a number of benefits to support this, such as flexible working opportunities, and onsite subsidised restaurant at our hospitals in Warwick and Leamington Spa as well as a number of recognition awards.

Job description
Job responsibilities

The Principal Elements of the Post:

To participate in clinical and other service activities with the objective of ensuring a high standard of patient care.
  • To be able to work flexibly, and cross cover for colleagues.
  • To take an active part in teaching, training and supervision of undergraduates, post-graduates and multi-disciplinary team.
  • To contribute to the management of clinical service and service development.
  • To contribute to the research and development of the department.
  • To provide cover for Consultant colleagues as appropriate and in accordance with local Trust arrangements and Trust Policy.
  • To observe the Trusts agreed policies and procedures
  • To take responsibility for your own health and safety complying with any safe working arrangements, policies and procedures which are in place.
  • To accept a duty to other staff and patients to ensure that any hazards are reported and managed appropriately.
  • To ensure that there are adequate arrangements for staff involved in the care of patients to be able to contact you when necessary.

Clinical commitments:

Paediatric Clinics: To provide appropriate consultant assessment, treatment and advice in general chronic and complex paediatric conditions, child development, neuro-disability, child protection and complex behavioural concerns. Referrals are received from a wide range of resources including hospital and community health professionals and other agencies. Clinics are booked accordingly to locally agreed templates that are responsive to local and family needs.
  • Special School Clinic: To assess and manage referrals from school nurse and teachers; in addition to the above referrers. Clinics are booked accordingly to locally agreed templates that are responsive to local and family needs.
  • To meet all statutory duties for children in Warwickshire within appropriate timescales, including medical reports for Education Health and Care plans and looked after children health assessments;
  • Participate in Child Protection responsibilities including medical assessments of Warwickshire children referred for possible abuse or neglect. Assessments for suspected sexual abuse are through the Regional West Midlands Paediatric Sexual Assault service.
  • Participate in Telephone consultations with parents/guardians of children with complex health needs.

Person Specification
Professional Qualifications
  • Full GMC Registration
  • On the GMC specialist register or within 6 months of CCT or CESR-CP in Paediatrics.
  • . Capable to work at Consultant level in Community Child Health.
  • CCT or equivalent in subspeciality of Community Child Health

BMJRef: BMJ-82452/203-S1596


Come and join a Trust rated Outstanding by the CQC. South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust have been rated as outstanding following our latest inspection by the CQC and we are recruiting new staff to come and help us improve even further.

We are one of the best perfoming NHS Trusts nationally and our staff think this is a great place to work and we hope you will agree.

We provide services across Warwickshire and beyond ranging from Hospitals in Warwick, Stratford-Upon-Avon, Royal Leamington Spa and Shipston-on Stour to Community Services across the whole county. We are a progressive, expanding organisation with great ambition around improving quality, integrating pathways and delivering high levels of productivity. Over 4800 people work for the Trust and many of them have been here a long time. People find they don’t need to go elsewhere to find a fulfilling career in healthcare.

The first thing you will notice about us is how we take our values seriously. We believe that our values underpin everything we do. If you are interested in a role with us you need to make sure our values match your own.

Our values can be summed up in one sentence. We are ‘Trusted to provide safe, effective and compassionate care’. Throughout the recruitment process you will be asked to think about how you demonstrate these values and how they impact on your work. It doesn’t matter what role you do, whether it is patient facing or not, we are all working in the same way with our values at the core.

To keep up to date on our latest recruitment activity follow us on twitter @swftrecruit or look us up on Facebook (Recruitment - South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust).

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