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Senior Clinical Fellow in Paediatrics

Employer
St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Location
Prescot
Salary
£33,790 to £53,132 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
4 Oct 2022

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Sector
Hospital, Paediatrics
Career Level
Fellow
Contract Type
Fixed Contract
Hours
Full Time
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Job Details

We are seeking to employ 1 full-time Paediatric Senior Clinical Fellow on a 6 month fixed term contract. The Senior Clinical Fellow role provides an excellent opportunity for a paediatric trained doctor (ST3 or above) to maintain their clinical skills caring for children, young people and neonates in a ward environment and to gain experience of paediatric sub-specialties in a District General Hospital.

Due to the short term nature of this post applications will only be accepted from individuals who have an existing right to live and work in the UK at the time of application. Candidates must also be fully registered with the GMC at the time of application

The successful candidate will take part in a 1 in 11 second on call, EWTD, new contract compliant, full shift rota with 10 other registrars.

The Paediatric Department prides itself on being a friendly, caring and supportive team within the Medical Care Group and has an active Audit and Clinical Governance Structure. The Department regularly scores over 95% satisfaction on the Friends and Family Test.

Main duties of the job

Two paediatric wards accommodate both general paediatric/surgical inpatients and day case surgery in 31 beds, including a 2 bed HDU unit. There is also a Children's Observation Ward with 8 beds, a Paediatric Day Unit/Phlebotomy Service and the Whiston Children's Hospital at Home Community Nursing Team which offers outreach care for children stable enough to be nursed in their own homes. The Neonatal Unit with 15 special care cots supports the Maternity Unit with over 4,000 deliveries per year.

There are active postgraduate and undergraduate teaching programmes with medical students attending regularly from Liverpool University. There are close links to the Tertiary Paediatric Centre at Alder Hey Children's Hospital, with joint specialty clinics held locally in Cystic Fibrosis, Neurology and Epilepsy.

About us

As a Trust our aim is to provide a high quality service to all our 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.

There are excellent educational, cultural and leisure facilities within easy reach of the Hospital and there are a variety of pleasant urban and rural living areas close by

Job description
Job responsibilities

This is a full-time post and the holder will be expected to work flexibly on the ST3+ rota of 1 in 11. Duties will cover all areas in the Department including inpatients, the Childrens Observation Unit, Outpatients, the Neonatal Unit, Paediatric Emergency Department and Maternity Unit for high risk deliveries.

The role also encompasses elements of Clinical Audit, Clinical Governance, teaching of medical students, nursing staff and junior doctors.

Regular Departmental activities include:

Daily Consultant Post Take Ward Round

Audit on a bi-monthly basis

Specialist Clinics as detailed above

Paediatric Grand Rounds/Topic Presentation Friday AM

Protected Teaching for ST1-3 and F2 grades Thursday PM

Hot Topics in Neonatology Monday PM

Person Specification
Qualifications
Essential

  • M.B.ChB or equivalent
  • MRCPCH Part 1, or equivalent
  • Applicants must hold full registration with the GMC at the time of appointment
  • PALS

Desirable

  • MRCPCH Part 2 or equivalent
  • APLS & NLS or equivalent

Knowledge & Experience
Essential

  • 12 months' experience of a broad range of medical specialties
  • Three years knowledge and experience in Paediatrics and Neonates as a specialist trainee, or equivalent experience and competencies, including at least 6 months in Regional/sub-Regional Neonatal Unit

Skills
Essential

  • Experience and ability in specific Paediatric and Neonatal procedures
  • Demonstrates skills in written and spoken English that are adequate to enable effective communication about medical topics with patients and colleagues
  • Ability to work as in a team
  • Willingness to base practice on best available evidence

Desirable

  • Experience and commitment to Audit

Other
Desirable

  • Commitment to continuing further postgraduate medical education and CPD
  • Participation in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching

 


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Company

 

A £38 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 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. 

Our Achievements

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.

CQC

Life in Merseyside

Merseyside, which includes the great city of Liverpool, is within easy reach of North Wales, the Lake District and the Peak District and provides an interesting mix of rural and urban life.  Liverpool is a vibrant, music city which has undergone a renaissance in recent years and has recently been named European City of Culture.

High quality schools are available in Liverpool, Wirral and Rainhill areas. The area has many sports facilities including championship golf courses, several sailing clubs and one of the finest windsurfing venues in Britain. ‘Merseysiders’ are renowned for their friendliness and quick-witted humour and the region sports two of the finest football teams in the Premier League.  
The town of St Helens is renowned for its glassworks and rugby. The district has a population of around 340,000 and is of mixed residential, industrial and rural character. It is situated on the edge of Merseyside, between the open countryside of Cheshire to the south and Lancashire to the north.
Manchester City Centre is a short 23 miles from Whiston Hospital; accesses to motorway networks are a short 5 minute drive (including M62 and M6). 
Both Whiston and St Helens Hospitals are within easy reach of the City of Liverpool (20 minutes by car), and access to motorway networks (including M62, M6, M57 and M58) is also convenient. 

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Telephone
0151 290 4566
Location
Whiston Hospital
Warrington Road
Prescot
Liverpool
Merseyside
L35 5DR
United Kingdom
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