Community Consultant Paediatrician, Neuro-disability

Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
£84,559 to £114,003 a year PA
Closing date
6 Dec 2022

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Hospital, Paediatrics
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time
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EPUT is looking to appoint an enthusiastic Community Consultant Paediatrician Neuro-Disability to join our Community Specialist Children's Health services based at Lighthouse Child Development service, Southend-on-Sea. The Paediatric targeted services serves a child population of68,000 in South East Essex, including the areas of Southend, Rochford, Rayleigh, Canvey Island and Benfleet. The services are of high quality, evidenced by regular audit, all medical and nursing practice is well founded upon the latest available research. The Lighthouse Child Development Centre has a strong commitment to training and personal development of all staff.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will work alongside another consultant in the team of Specialist multidisciplinary complex neuro-disability assessment clinics in collaboration with multidisciplinary team members and single review clinics for follow up assessment. The post holder will develop complex Paediatric Neuro-disability within the service (including cerebral palsy, Downs's syndrome, dyspraxia, chromosomal and genetic conditions and syndromes)

The post holder will also work alongside a team of Paediatric Community nurses who work very closely with both Community and Acute colleagues providing a 'Hospital at Home Service'.

The post holder will be a GMC registered clinician responsible for patients allocated to them and will assess, manage, plan and deliver care, including being professionally and legally accountable.

About us

Our Vision

To be the leading health and wellbeing service in the provision of mental health and community care.

Our Purpose

We care for people every day. What we do together, matters.

Our Values

We Care

We Learn

We Empower

Our strategic objectives

We will deliver safe, high quality integrated care services.

We will enable each other to be the best that we can.

We will work together with our partners to make our services better.

We will help our communities to thrive.

If you share that vision and want to make a difference to the people that use our services, then please contact us to find out more.

EPUT are looking for motivated staff who shares our Trust values of Open, Compassionate and Empowering. In return, EPUT can offer you a range of benefits and development including;

  • Season Ticket Loan
  • NHS discounts for staff
  • Excellent Training facilities and opportunities
  • Buying and Selling annual leave scheme
  • The opportunity to work bank shifts and expand knowledge and experience in other areas
  • Salary Sacrifice schemes including lease cars and Cycle to Work

Job description
Job responsibilities

1.To share specialist knowledge through training for the workforce in childrens services.

2.To be responsible for organising and prioritising own and others workload in the day to day allocation of work.

3. To have organisational knowledge relating to Trust protocols and procedures and adhere to them, particularly administration of medicine and moving and handling.

4. To be responsible for providing accurate records of information required by the Trust for audit purposes.

5. To ensure effective risk management at team level by accident/incident reporting, assessing and controlling risk and ensuring residual risks are added to the Trust register.

6. Participate in, and contribute to the provision of high quality, resource effective, child centred clinical care and treatment, in accordance with the development and implementation of clinical governance, in a multidisciplinary environment.

7. Participate in Clinical Audit and governance programmes.

8. Liaise with other agencies and departments such as Social Services, Education, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services and Primary Care organisations.

9. Undertake outreach clinics and medicals at a special school for children with physical and emotional difficulties.

Person Specification

  • MBBS or equivalent.
  • Full GMC registration.
  • Inclusion on the Specialist Register of the GMC for Paediatrics or within 6 months of attainment at the time of interview.
  • MRCP / MRCPCH by examination (or equivalent)


  • Higher degree e.g. MSc, MD or other higher degree DCH, DCCH, MBA or other relevant diplomas
  • CCT in Neuro-disability

Professional Experience

  • Some General Professional Training in Paediatrics
  • Extensive experience in Higher Specialist Training, including 3 years in Community Paediatrics
  • Experience of working with children with special needs.
  • Experience of assessing children with neuro-disabilities and neuro-developmental.
  • To be able to demonstrate high quality evidence based practice in the field of neurodevelopmental conditions.


  • CCT in Community Paediatrics
  • Experience in undertaking assessments for Looked after children
  • Specialist experience in named safeguarding role
  • Training in Autism assessment e.g. DISCO or ADI/ADOS/3DI Undertaken

BMJ Ref: BMJ-100674/364-EPUT527




Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (EPUT) provides community health, mental health, learning disability and social care services for people across Bedfordshire, Essex, Suffolk and Luton.

We employ almost 6,000 people working across more than 200 sites.

Our vision is “Working to improve lives” and we achieve this in line with our organisational values of being compassionate, empowering and open.

We need highly skilled and motivated people working in our teams, so we can deliver outstanding care to the people who use our services. 

Something for everyone 

Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (EPUT) is located to the north and east of the outskirts of London. We boast beautiful countryside and sea side locations, local villages as well as large towns providing convenient shopping and entertainment facilities. We have excellent transport links to national and international destinations with three major airports on our doorstep.

We provide community health, mental health, learning disability and social care services for a population of approximately 2 million people throughout Bedfordshire, Essex, Luton and Suffolk.

We believe our staff deserve the very best; which is why we offer a range of staff benefits including flexible working, excellent training and career development opportunities. 

Did you know?

  • Essex is home to the UK's largest coastline at 350 miles.
  • Britain’s longest town is said to be in Bedfordshire. Arlesey’s main street is three miles long.
  • Suffolk is the furthest east you can go in the UK.

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