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Speciality Doctor in Community Paediatrics

East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust
£50,373 to £78,759 a year per annum
Closing date
27 Sep 2022

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Hospital, Paediatrics
Contract Type
Part Time
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We have an exciting new role that we are recruiting to!! Medical Advisor for Adoption and Fostering within the Community Paediatric department at East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust. This is a Speciality Doctor post, it would be open to candidates with no previous experience of the Medical Advisor role and the successful candidate would be offered training and supervision. This is a 6 PA role, which will consist of undertaking IHA's and some RHA's in a weekly dedicated clinic; attending adoption panels (currently virtual); meeting with prospective adopters; providing written medical advice for adoption panel, ADM panels and adult health reports for prospective adopters and special guardianships.The role is line managed by the Clinical Director for Community Paediatrics within East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust and clinical supervision and appraisal will be provided within the department. We work closely with partners within Hertfordshire County Council and Looked After Children Service within Hertfordshire Community Trust. The current post holder regularly attends East of England meetings for Medical Advisors and this would be encouraged.

Main duties of the job

  • 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

The Community Paediatric department within the Trust is a busy and vibrant department consisting of 15 consultants. We liaise closely with our colleagues within the general paediatric department. We have regular departmental meetings, teaching and peer review in child protection and neurodisability. We are a training department and regularly have senior Grid trainees within the team.

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:o The Lister Hospital, Stevenageo New Queen Elizabeth II (New QEII), Welwyn Garden Cityo Hertford County, Hertfordo 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

We are seeking an individual with enthusiasm, commitment, and drive to work closely with colleagues throughout the organisation and within the community to help lead the organisation.

Person Specification
  • Shall have full registration and a Licence to Practice with the General Medical Council
  • Shall have completed at least four years' full-time postgraduate training (or its equivalent gained on a parttime or flexible basis) at least two of which will be in a specialty training programme in a relevant specialty or as a fixed term specialty trainee in a relevant specialty
  • College Membership (MRCPCH) or qualification of an equivalent level
  • MSc in Community Paediatrics or equivalent
Clinical Expertise in Speciality/Subspeciality
  • Demonstrate an interest in, commitment to and have broad experience in Community Paediatrics
  • NHS Experience
  • Evidence of contributing to teaching and learning of others
  • Understanding of core research principles, methodology and ethics
  • Research involvements, abstracts, publications, presentations
Personal Skills
  • Computer literacy and general IT skills
Fitness to Practice
  • Up to date and fit to practice safely and aware of own training needs

BMJRef: BMJ-82647/361-R2R-1955-A
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