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Locum Consultant Paediatrician with Special interest in Safeguarding

Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Kingston upon Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire
£84,559 - £114,003 per annum
Closing date
24 Aug 2022

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Hospital, Paediatrics
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time, Part Time
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Job overview

The post-holder will deliver clinical safeguarding child protection medical assessments in the dedicated children’s safeguarding facility. The post-holder will provide advice to colleagues and will contribute to safeguarding/child protection case supervision and peer reviewThe post holder will also contribute to Acute Paediatric oncall and Consultant of the week rota.

The service is therefore looking to appoint an individual who has the vision, drive and commitment to work flexibly and is passionate about caring for children in Hull and surrounding areas.   

Please include in the additional information section of the application form the name of you current responsible officer, their contact details and your date of revalidation.

Responsibilities will also require the post holder to fully participate in the teaching and training of all professional groups and play a central role in clinical governance issues within the specialty of Paediatrics.

The post-holder will contribute one general paediatric outpatient clinic per week seeing general paediatric referrals and general paediatric follow up from the paediatric inpatient ward. The post-holder will also be required to undertake Consultant of the Week and on-call duties covering the General Paediatric Service. On-calls are approximately 1 in 12. 

Main duties of the job

The post-holder will deliver clinical safeguarding child protection medical assessments in the dedicated children’s safeguarding facility, the Anlaby Suite, working in accordance with the Intercollegiate Document, Safeguarding Children and Young People: Roles and Competencies for Health Care Staff, 2019, published by The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health. Following all medical examinations the post-holder will be responsible for producing written reports/statements for child protection and civil/criminal court proceedings.

The post-holder will provide advice to colleagues on the assessment and management of all forms of child maltreatment including neglect, emotional and physical abuse, perplexing presentations/fabricated or induced illness (FII), child sexual abuse, honour-based violence, trafficking and child sexual exploitation. The post-holder will contribute to safeguarding/child protection case supervision and peer review.

Ideally, the post-holder will be able to perform examinations of children and young people aged 15 years and under who report sexual abuse or in whom sexual abuse has been raised as a concern. If the post –holder does not already possess the necessary skills to perform medicals in relation to child sexual abuse, it would be desirable that they are willing to undergo appropriate training to achieve such competences.

Working for your organisation

At HUTH we agree that COVID-19 vaccinations are safe, effective and have been extensively studied.  The best way to protect yourself, your family, our patients and our colleagues is to be fully vaccinated.

On this basis, HUTH have decided if you are not fully vaccinated against COVID-19 you cannot be employed by us. If you believe that you are medically exempt from receiving COVID-19 vaccinations please contact our Employee Service Centre Helpdesk on: for further information before completing an application.

HUTH has two main sites: Hull Royal Infirmary and Castle Hill Hospital with an annual budget of approximately £500 million. The Trust employs around 11,000  staff and serves an extended population of 1.25 million, delivering a number of outpatient services from locations across the area.

The Trust’s secondary care service portfolio is comprehensive, covering the major medical and surgical specialties, routine and specialist diagnostic services and other clinical support services. These services are provided primarily to a catchment population of approximately 600,000 in the Hull and East Riding of Yorkshire area.

HUTH provides specialist and tertiary services to a population of 1.25 million extending from Scarborough in North Yorkshire to Grimsby and Scunthorpe in North East and North Lincolnshire respectively. 

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

For further details with regard to this vacancy opportunity, please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification.

For further details / informal visits contact: Name Dr Chris Wood Job title Clinical Director Email address Telephone number 01482 607871 Additional contact information

Dr Mary Barraclough, Clinical Lead Paediatrics


Telephone: 01482 328541

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