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Locum Consultant in Community Paediatrics

East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust
£84,559 to £114,003 a year per annum
Closing date
12 Jul 2022

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Hospital, Paediatrics
Career Level
Contract Type
Fixed Contract
Full Time
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We are looking to appoint for the role of Locum Consultant Community Paediatrician. This is a fixed-term role for 12 months for the purpose of helping with the Elective Recovery backlog, based at the New QEII Hospital in Welwyn Garden City. The post comprises 10 programmed activities (PAs) but part time and job share applicants are welcome to apply.

This is an exciting opportunity to work with a team of dynamic and experienced community paediatricians in an active and progressive department at East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust. We work closely with our acute paediatric colleagues and are an active training unit. There is no out of hours commitment with this post although the post holder will participate in a weekday daytime rota for child protection. This does not include sexual abuse medicals which are seen elsewhere.

For further information please contact Dr Carole Anne Colford, Clinical Director for Community Paediatrics on (01438) 288342.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be expected to provide consultant input into the child development and neurodisability service and there will be opportunity to develop a special interest (eg transition, epilepsy, LAC) depending on experience and interest.

  • Maintenance of high quality patient centred care
  • Teaching and training within the multidisciplinary service
  • Active involvement in multidisciplinary team meetings and directorate clinical governance activity
  • Active participation in continuing medical education

About us

At East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust, we are proud of the range of general and specialist services we provide and our 6,000 or so dedicated staff ensure our patients get the best care. Our ability to be flexible and innovative in the way in which we work and deliver our services to our catchment has never been more important than it is now.

We run the following hospitals:

  • The Lister Hospital, Stevenage
  • New Queen Elizabeth II (New QEII), Welwyn Garden City
  • Hertford County, Hertford
  • Mount Vernon Cancer Centre (MVCC), Northwood

We have ambitious plans to become an outstanding, patient-led Trust where dedicated staff provide high-quality, compassionate care to our patients. We continue to undergo significant transformation and our staff and patients are at the heart of delivering this ambitious agenda.

Job description
Job responsibilities

The post holder will:


  • Participate in the diagnosis and management of children with a range of neurodevelopmental difficulties including ASD and ADHD
  • Share multidisciplinary team assessments and meetings as required.
  • Participate in multidisciplinary assessment clinics for children with suspected autism, for pre-school and school age children
  • Provide a safeguarding children service in conjunction with other colleagues
  • Participate in providing medical input for SEN, special schools and adoption and fostering as required
  • Provide clinical supervision of Paediatric doctors in training


Person Specification

  • Full GMC registration with a Licence to Practice


  • CCT or equivalent in subspeciality of Community Child Health


  • College membership (MRCPCH) or qualification of an equivalent level


  • Postgraduate academic degree

Clinical Expertise in Speciality/Subspeciality

  • Broad range of experience and training in Community Paediatrics, including:
    • A minimum of 2 years' experience and training in community paediatrics.
    • Interest and experience in working with multidisciplinary Inter-agency teams.
    • Experience in diagnosis and management of social communication disorders.
    • Training and experience in the management of suspected child abuse and attendance at case conferences.
  • Achieved the competencies relating to General Paediatric Training, usually after 2 years of General Professional Training in Paediatrics Is able to demonstrate having achieved the competencies equivalent to Higher Specialist Paediatric Training including usually 3 years in Community Child Health (usually after 5 years of Higher Specialist Training in total)

Clinical Governance

  • Can evidence leading on patient safety issues and achieving a change in practice


  • Experience of supervising undergraduates, doctors in training and other colleagues
  • Ability to teach clinical skills

BMJRef: BMJ-82695/361-R2R-1974


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