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Specialty Doctor Paediatric Oncology and Acute Paediatrics

University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust
£50,373 to £78,759 a year Per Annum
Closing date
6 Jul 2022

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Hospital, Paediatrics, Paediatric oncology
Career Level
Specialty doctor
Contract Type
Part Time
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University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust is the largest hospital in the South West Peninsula, providing comprehensive healthcare within a Regional Specialist Teaching Hospital.

The post is for 8 programmed activities which will be divided between the Paediatric Oncology service and the Acute Paediatric service with provision of general outpatient clinics and a limited number of senior decision making shifts on the wards and the Children's Assessment Unit with evening and weekend daytime shifts but no overnight commitment.

The successful applicant will be expected to contribute to the teaching of undergraduates from the Plymouth University Peninsula School of Medicine, postgraduates in the clinical situation and to undertake audit and governance activity.

Main duties of the job

Applications are invited for this substantive post created to support the work of the Paediatric Oncology service. The successful candidate will work within a multidisciplinary team consisting of a Consultant, Specialist nurses, Paediatric Pharmacist, Psychologist and Dieticians. Our tertiary level services are provided by Bristol Children's Hospital and there are arrangements in place to work collaboratively with colleagues from there, with planned meeting time and joint clinics, to provide a comprehensive care package for young people undergoing surveillance or treatment for oncology related conditions. There is time set aside within the role to perform procedures such as Bone marrow aspirates and intrathecal chemotherapy with support from our local Paediatric Anaesthetic team. Weekly chemotherapy prescribing is supported by the Paediatric Pharmacy team. This role will also take the lead on developing our paediatric palliative care pathways and liaising with the palliative care network.

About us

Plymouth offers an outstanding quality of life, with its fantastic location by the sea and the dramatic expanse of Dartmoor National Park as a backdrop and the beaches of Cornwall and Devon within easy reach. There are unlimited opportunities for water-based and outdoor activities. Plymouth also has a fantastic range of nurseries and schools including three grammar schools and a number of private schools.

For further enquiries or to arrange a visit please contact Dr Becky Smith, Service Line Director for Acute Paediatrics, telephone number 01752 432427 or email or Mrs Rachel Deakin, Service Line Manager on 01752 431397 or email

Interviews will take place on

If you do not hear anything within 4 weeks of the closing date, please assume you have not been shortlisted.

Job description
Job responsibilities




Essential Requirements

Desirable Requirements

Professional Qualification

Full GMC Registration

Eligible to be included on the UK Specialist

Register for Paediatrics or be

Within 6 months of achieving this at the

Time of interview

Academic Qualification

MRCPCH or equivalent

MD / PhD / MSc

Training and Experience

Completion of a recognized higher training programme in paediatrics with Higher Specialist Training in General Paediatrics

Expertise in the management of children with general paediatric problems including safeguarding paediatrics

Level 3 Safeguarding

APLS or equivalent

Completion of the RCPCH Spin

Module in adolescent health

Evidence of training in

The management of

Eating disorders in young


Specific training in patient

safety and / or human factors.

Management skills

Evidence of Management experience

Potential to develop and lead Child Health Services

Medical Education

Ability to teach medical and non-medical staff involved with children.

Experience of teaching under-graduates and postgraduates

Experience of organising teaching programmes or specific teaching events

Formal qualification in medical education

Clinical Governance

Logical, analytical and self-critical approach to clinical practice

Knowledge of national, regional and local policies and guidelines, driving the delivery of childrens services

Research and Audit

Strong continued commitment to process of research and audit as evidenced by publications.

Ability to apply evidence based approach to the management of clinical problems

Evidence of completion of original audit projects.

Published & presented research and audit

ICH-GCP training

Ability to demonstrate achievement of change

Publications in peer reviewed journals

Personal Attributes

Good communication and leadership skills

Ability to form constructive and effective professional relationships with existing consultants and staff and work as part of a multi-professional and multi-agency team

Ability to prioritise work and to delegate appropriately

Motivated to develop and advance Children and Young Peoples Community Services

Commitment to Lifelong Learning

A caring attitude to patients, relatives and nurses and other workers

An ability to communicate well with patients and staff, both orally and in writing.

Information technology skills

A well-presented CV.

Ability and willingness to work hours of the job and provide out of hours cover on-call with any reasonable adjustment to take account of any local requirements.

Must be able to travel to fulfil job plan

Person Specification
Professional Qualifications

  • Register for Paediatrics
  • Full GMC Registration
  • MRCPCH or equivalent


  • MD / PhD / MSc


  • Register for Paediatrics


  • Completion of the RCPCH Spin Module in adolescent health

BMJRef: BMJ-83354/216-LH-PAE4254121


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