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Consultant Paediatrician & Neonatologist (Diabetes)

St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
£84,559 to £114,003 a year per annum
Closing date
23 Jul 2022

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Hospital, Paediatrics
Contract Type
Full Time
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Job Details

This post is for a Consultant in Paediatrics and Neonatology with a Special Interest in Diabetes. This is a whole time post (10 PA) offering an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated Medic to join a dynamic, rapidly expanding team delivering multidisciplinary acute care in St Helens & Knowsley Teaching Hospitals.

Applicants are required to hold Membership of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, to be fully registered with the General Medical Council, and to be on the Specialist Register or due to obtain their CCT within six months of the date of interview.

The Trust will support the successful candidate to complete post-CCT competencies in diabetes/SPIN

Main duties of the job

This is a 10 PA appointment in General Paediatrics and Neonatology. The person appointed will be one of a team of 10 Consultants who share the emergencies on a rota basis (1 in 10 weekend and week day on calls/on take). The on call consultant stays on site at Whiston until 8.00 pm.

About us

A £338 million (PFI) investment has re-built and modernised both Whiston and St Helens Hospitals, resulting in modern state of the art health care facilities for the treatment and care of patients. St Helens Hospital was completed in 2008 and Whiston Hospital in 2010. The hospitals include 887 inpatient beds with state of the art CT and MRI facilities existing on both hospital sites. CT and MRI scanners at St Helens have also recently been upgraded including installation of a high field 3 Tesla MRI scanner. The DEXA scanner is also located at St Helens Hospital.

The Trust provides a full range of acute inpatient, outpatient, day case and emergency services to local communities of St Helens, Knowsley, parts of Halton and Liverpool. The Regional Plastic Surgery and Burns Unit also extends its services to the whole of Cheshire, Merseyside, North Wales and the Isle of Man.

As a Trust, our aim is to provide a high quality service to all patients. We strive to meet the best standards for professional care whilst being sensitive and responsive to the needs of individual patients. Our valued workforce is recognised for their unique skills and talents with our teams of experts winning national awards on a regular basis.

Job description
Job responsibilities

This is an 11th Consultant who does not partake in any emergency work but has additional duties in the department during the week.

The post holder is expected to be on site for SPA and DCC activity Monday to Friday unless otherwise approved by the Clinical Director, Paediatrics. At times of peak service demands, Consultants are expected to be flexible and prioritise assisting with the clinical workload to ensure maximum patient flows and high quality care is maintained at all times.

Timely attendance at Audit meetings, Consultant meetings and the Paediatric Clinical Governance and management meeting is a requirement of the role. Deputising at meetings at the request of the Clinical Director is also an expectation of the role.

The job plan that accompanies this job description is subject to negotiation and annual review with the Clinical Director, with any changes made by agreement within the Department.

Person Specification
  • Full GMC registration and on Specialist Register or within six months of receipt of Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) or equivalent at time of interview CESR candidates must have written GMC confirmation of successful application
  • MBBS or equivalent medical qualification
  • MRCP or equivalent medical qualification
  • MD/PHD or equivalent medical qualification
  • APLS and NLS (or equivalent) provider status
  • Completed Special Interest Module (SPIN) in diabetes, or have a minimum of 2 years' experience working as a consultant in Children and Young People's Diabetes
Knowledge & Experience
  • General Paediatrics and Neonatology to manage/ supervise and/or offer expert clinical opinion on patients presenting to the Paediatric Department and Neonatal Unit. Must be actively involved in caring for neonates in a Level 2 Unit
  • Skills acquired to safeguard children effectively
  • Skills acquired in practical procedures appropriate to Paediatrics and Neonatology
  • Evidence of appropriate teaching experience within the last 3 years
  • Demonstrates ability to undertake robust audit/research within team structure within the last 3 years
  • Evidence of relevant academic achievement e.g. degrees, awards in last 3 years
  • Evidence of relevant research e.g. presentations, publications in peer reviewed journals within the last 3 years
  • Demonstrates clarity in written and spoken communication and capacity to adapt language as appropriate to the situation, particularly when communicating with children
  • Able to build rapport, listen, persuade and negotiate
  • Capacity to use logical/lateral thinking to solve problems/make decisions
  • Able to work effectively in multi-professional teams
  • Evidence of clinically supervising a range of doctors in training with the ability to teach clinical and practical skills
  • Capacity to manage/prioritise time and information effectively
  • Capacity to operate under pressure

BMJRef: BMJ-83092/409-4141723-A


St Helens & Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is the BEST acute Trusts in England for the THIRD year running!

The Trust is currently the only acute Trust in Cheshire and Merseyside, and is one of nine in the entire country, to achieve the title of OUTSTANDING, rated by the Care Quality Commission.

We provide a full range of acute adult services to our local population of circa 350,000 and provide tertiary services across a much wider area in the North West, North Wales and Isle of Man. We are a Major Trauma Unit and the Mersey Regional Burns Unit.

Our '5 Star Patient Care' strategy is at the heart of all that we do; supporting our vision to provide world class services for all our patients by getting it right for every patient, every time.

Our latest achievements include:

  • Trust rates Outstanding by the CQC – Inspection August 2018
  • Best in the NHS, Patient Led Assessment of the Care Environment 2017 and 2018
  • The Trust achieved top marks in the country for areas including; cleanliness, food, privacy and dignity, facilities for patients living with dementia and disabilities, conditions, appearance and maintenance of the hospital buildings.
  • Top 100 places to work in the NHS (NHS Employers and Health Service Journal)
  • Best acute Trust in England (NHS Staff Survey 2017 and 2018)
  • Best Patient Experience in the NHS (CHKS Top Hospitals Awards 2015)

In the NHS Staff Survey 2018 the Trust scored the highest marks in the following areas;

  • Positive organisation culture of safety
  • Quality of care
  • Staff engagement
  • Staff morale
  • Equality, diversity and inclusion
  • Providing a safe environment for staff

Our staff rated our Trust as the best place to work and receive treatment. The Trust has also been recognised, for the third year running, as being the top acute Trust in the entire country for staff engagement, staff motivation, and pride in the quality of care we provide to patients.

Find Us
0151 290 4566
Whiston Hospital
Warrington Road
L35 5DR
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